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Hotel Ritzli

Calle 0 , avenida 8-10 | 250 Mts Sur del Parque central, San Jose 10000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #59 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I wanted a quiet and not overly expensive place to stay for a couple nights in San Jose before moving on to begin my experience in Costa Rica for real. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and wasn't annoyed with my attempts to communicate in very broken Spanish. The location is not in a beautiful neighborhood, a few sketchy... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Rooms and especially bathrooms are small, but everything is very clean. Very convenient location to downtown and the central market. Staff is exceptionally friendly.The breakfast is alright - ham and eggs, toast and jam, fresh fruit. If you expect more - pay a higher price and book a different hotel. Like I said - fair value for money

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Escondido, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed here for two nights on the tail end of a Lindblad/National Geographic Panama Canal/CR islands and parks "expedition". The Ritzli is centrally located, within easy walking distance of the main sights in San Jose, what there are of them that is. The staff is cheerful and helpful and the rates are cheap. Our room had a safe, flat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stayed here at the end of a group tour. The general consensus of the group was that the rooms were unclean. Upon arrival I had a shower in the bathroom which was no larger than 2m by 2.5m which consisted of a shower and toilet with the basin in the bed room. The shower drain smelt like urine and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

We stayed at this place for a night before venturing out to other areas of Costa Rica. The photos online looked pretty good, but the room ended up being a disappointment. There was no top sheet on the bed - only a bottom sheet and a comforter that was clearly not washed with each use. The bathroom was clean but... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

I have stayed at the Ritzli 4 times now. I go there when I have appointments at Clinica Biblica and want to shop downtown. The hotel is just 4 blocks north of Biblica, 4 blocks south of the major shopping area on Calle Central. It is possible to walk from the Ritzli to the Coca Cola bus station area (it... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

Convenient location. Able to walk to downtown sights and shops. Affordable hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

I stayed in San Jose for an extended weekend. I needed a cheap place to rest my head at night and which would allow me easy access to downtown's Gold Museum and the Avenida Central pedestrian shopping mall. Hotel Ritzli is a few blocks south of the Parque Central, which makes it really the perfect location to walk anywhere of... More 

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