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Hotel Ave del Paraiso

50 Meters North of the Fuente de la | Hispanidad, San Pedro 612-2050, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in San Pedro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014
michele21251 Lemont,PA,USA
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The grounds were decorated with some fantastic sculptures when we recently stayed at the hotel. The combination of sculptures, the lovely murals and other art works gave the hotel a very special ambiance. The hotel's architecture and gardens made it even prettier. Oscar was especially helpful and friendly. The onsite Cafe was a great lunch and dinner spot, too. Very... More

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Plantsville, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great place to stay, cozy, clean, friendly atmosphere, lots of helpful people around you. I felt like a piece of paradise in San Jose. Good breakfast and delicious coffee every morning included in the price of the room. Next door to the University, close to mall and restaurants. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in the... More

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Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Located adjacent to the University and walking distance to a mall and several restaurant options. Rooms are surprisingly quiet. Staff were very helpful. Rooms are simple but clean. Breakfast was free and provided a nice assortment of options.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is probably the best place to stay in the city. Adjacent to the University, like a tropical oasis in the heart of the city. Comfortable, cozy, great staff, beautiful, well maintained grounds, great food at the cafe next door (Krakovia, also run by members of the same family). I will definitely stay only here when coming to San Jose,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has a very laid back vibe and a lovely collection of quirky outdoor statues made of found materials welded together The Krakovia Cafe out front is owned and operated by the Adamski boys, sons of the owners and is a good quality cafe/restaurant with a full dinner menu and a college atmosphere given the University clientele

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We organized a seminar at Hotel Ave del Paraiso and the guests stayed at the hotel, the food at Café Krakovia was excellent, the service of the staff very warm, the rooms were very quaint and nice. An option I will definitely have in mind. Of course, the location is simply perfect too.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

On the recommendation of a family friend, my family chose to try out this hotel while we were in the San Jose area of Costa Rica. This is not a chain hotel, instead it is a family hotel and landmark with authentic architecture, fun sculptures created by one of the owner's son and a friendly and quite helpful hotel staff.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I've stayed at Hotel Ave del Paraiso at the beginning of my trip, at the end of November and it was really a pleasure to stay few days in this hotel in the middle of San Jose. I feared a little bit the big city but if you're traveling alone (with friends or family too of course!) this is the... More

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33 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a really pretty property, just steps away from the UCR campus. It has several different buildings, including some private cabañas (we stayed in one), and lovely gardens. Our room included a reasonably comfortable bed, ceiling fan, fridge and tv. Bathroom was small and water not quite hot enough, but fine. There is nice outdoor seating around the hotel... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Ave del Paraiso gives a flavour of Costa Rica in an area where the choice is limited. The garden, terraces and superior rooms are all great assets. The staff is friendly. On the downside: the traffic noise from the nearby road, and breakfast is a bit scanty. The first night water supply in the room was interrupted but this... More

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Address: 50 Meters North of the Fuente de la | Hispanidad, San Pedro 612-2050, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Pedro
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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We are located in the university district of San Pedro, within walking distance from shopping centers, restaurants, pubs and a large selection of nightlife attractions. Our hotel is literally surrounded by the University of Costa Rica campus, the biggest university in Central America. This location assures our guests peace and tranquility despite of being so close to one of the best amusement areas in capital San Jose. In our property you can enjoy of our beautiful tropical gardens, have a cup of delicious coffee at our artistic Cafe Kracovia or simply relax and read a book in one of our balconies with view to the gardens. ... more   less 
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