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Hotel Ave del Paraiso

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50 Meters North of the Fuente de la | Hispanidad, San Pedro 612-2050, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful, clean, astonishing view! Good breakfast and great price. It is not luxury but it's so pretty! If you're looking for an exotic experience, this is it, if you want comfort this is not a good choice. The hotel is very basic, but is so beautiful that is worth it.

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great location right next to the UCR in the best island of green Pura Vida in San José. My room had a great balcony overlooking the university grounds and I have never felt more like in the nature of Costa Rica while still being right in San José with good access to anything. San Pedro is my favorite area of... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a very nice hotel, affordable, and centrally located. It is close to the University of Costa Rica main campus and other education centers. However, it is close to a busy road, so expect a bit of noise and traffic at peak hours of the day. Rooms are comfortable and basic. Gardens are very nice, with interesting sculptures and... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Rooms are spacious, nicely decorated, and clean. Lots of flowers and ceramics are on the grounds. The staff is very helpful in planning trips out of San Jose and they allow you to store luggage while you are gone. It is a nice location near the university, Pops ice cream store, and San Pedro Mall. Krakovia is a nice restaurant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After reading the review from Nov 1st 2005 everything makes sense!!! I payed two nights in advance and was not able to drink nor eat what I left at my room since it was not there at my return around 9p.m...DO NOT STAY HERE or you will have a new worst customer experience memory...

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Krzysztof A, Manager at Hotel Ave del Paraiso, responded to this review

Good morning sir. We think all this was a misunderstanding. The food and beer you are talking about was already open and started, and because another misunderstanding we thought you left your room and were not coming back. So we thought it was better to dispose the food. We really apologize for this. We even gave you 10000 colones to... More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The sculptured birds and tastefully landscaped grounds made studying for my Spanish classes actually enjoyable. The staff are particularly helpful. Kenneth helped me with my homework and Oscar planned excursions for my husband and his brother. We upgraded to the superior room because it included a hair dryer, but the hotel only owns two. However, the superior room also has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Pros: cleaner than most, spacious, decently well-equipped, friendly staff, comfortable beds. Cons: poor room lighting, poor internal decorations, prices don't include taxes, small TVs, small beds, rooms not very well ventilated (thus developing a funny smell, not too bothersome though).

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Lemont,PA,USA
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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
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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