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Isla Verde Hotel

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2 blocks West from US Embassy | Pavas, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is beautiful, clean, safe, close to the airport and cultural areas of San Jose (soccer stadium, farmer's markets, ballet theater, many parks...) The breakfast buffet is AMAZING! Fresh tropical fruits, bread & baked goods, yogurt & cereals, and at least four hot items per day (always gallo pinto (rice & beans), eggs, meat, whole seasoned baby potatoes). The... More 

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LucyShum, Owner at Isla Verde Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer B, Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor! We are very pleased to hear you´ve enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for outstand our efforts in energy efficiency. We look forward to have you again next time in San José! All the best, Lucía Shum More 

Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at Isla Verde on a recent weekend visit to San Jose and had a wonderful experience! I live in Guatemala, and I travel to San Jose for business and personal reasons frequently. Normally I stay in a historic hotel in the city center, but I've had problems with their WiFi and their prices are a bit high for... More 

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LucyShum, Owner at Isla Verde Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Traveltheworld3, Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor! We are very pleased to hear you´ve enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to fulfill your needs. Thanks again, and we look forward to have you again next time in San José! All the best, Lucía Shum More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was easy to get to, had a new modern design and good breakfast. The service was excellent and It was also very reasonably priced. The hotel has a secure underground parking garage. I would definately stay there again.

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LucyShum, Owner at Isla Verde Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PuravidaMark, Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor! We are very pleased to hear you´ve enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to have you again soon when in San José! All the best, Lucía Shum More 

Campbell River, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A clean tidy spot close to the airport. My only complaint was when we had to get up early in the morning to catch our flight all of the lights were out in the stairwell. The desk attendant didn't seem concerned at all that we had to carry our luggage down 3 flights of stairs in almost total darkness.

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LucyShum, Owner at Isla Verde Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Colleen R, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor! We regret your experience when you checked out. We'll put attention into these details and appreciate your feedback. Thanks again, and we look forward to have you with us next time in San José! All the best, Lucía Shum More 

Neuchatel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I simply loved my stay at Isla Verde, from the moment I got here till i left, this was a great experience. The front desk booked all my transfers for me, gave advise on trips which were all great. The restaurant has a great menu snd the food is amazing. When I come back to San Jose I am definitely... More 

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LucyShum, Owner at Isla Verde Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dayo1970, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor! We are glad to hear we were able to fulfill your expections during your stay with us! Thanks again and we look forward to have you again with us next time you're in San Jose! All the best, Lucia Shum More 

New Bedford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Only stood one night. Clean and well decorated. Staff was very nice and extremely helpful. The a/c didn't work and the window didn't fully open. Not a bad place if breathing isn't priority. More characters...

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We found this beautiful hotel a few years ago when a trip to the embassy was necessary. Since our first visit they have enlarged the hotel and the rooms are splendid. Reasonably priced they are a short walk to the embassy. We love the hotel asian restaurant, one of the best we've found in Costa Rica. The staff speak several... More 

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LucyShum, Propietario at Isla Verde Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kristy63, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor! Other guests as yourself, have noticed the before and after changes of our Hotel. We are thrilled to hear you´ve enjoyed our new rooms and facilities. We are now renovating all our Standard rooms from tiles, toilets, furniture, everything! Thanks again and we look forward to have you with us... More 

Pittsford, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This hotel is near the US Embassy, in a district that is mostly commercial. It has a small footprint but don't be deceived. The interior of the room we had was modern, comfortable and fairly spacious -- as good as the newest US hotels. I wished we could have stayed a few extra days here. The staff was friendly and... More 

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LucyShum, Propietario at Isla Verde Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Martin201564, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor! We are pleased to hear that we were able to fulfill your expectations during your stay with us. Thanks again and we look forward to have you with us next time in San José. All the best, Lucía Shum More 

Lille, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This hotel just near the US Embassy, is really a great one. The modern style of the hotel was renovated recently. The standard room has all fonctionalities. Rooms have much light even There are no Windows on the exteriors. You are welcomed very friendly. The breakfast is complete. I recommend this hotel for its good balance quality / Price.

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LucyShum, Propietario at Isla Verde Hotel, responded to this review

Dear XMarcant, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor! We are pleased to know from you that we were able to fulfill your expectations during your stay with us. Thanks again, and we look forward to have you again with us next time in San José! All the best, Lucía Shum More 

Berkeley, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I stayed here for my appointment at the US Embassy (couple blocks away). I had some issues receiving my passport back as I went to travel around Costa Rica while my Visa was being processed and the staff here helped me out, making a phone call to the post office in Jaco, making sure they'll be open on the day... More 

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LucyShum, Propietario at Isla Verde Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Retronator, Thank you for your nice comments on Trip Advisor! We are pleased to know our staff went on and beyond to assist you during your stay! Thanks again and look forward to have you with us next time in San José! All the best, Lucía Shum More 

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