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Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Central and Second Ave. Between 1 & 3, San Jose 527-1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Beek en Donk, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our last night in Costa Rica we stayed in this hotel. Located in the heart of San José. this is the best place to stroll through San José. But if you don't have or don't want to be in the centre, I think you better choose another hotel out of the centre. Besides that is takes some time to escape... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gran Hotel is a nice place to stay. It's in a great location and is very easy to get around from. The room was quiet, fairly clean but could have been cleaner, and the bed was okay. The hot water took a long time to come out and the water pressure wasn't great at all once it did. We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gran Hotel is easy to get to from the airport by taxi and is flanked by two pedestrian walkways with your pick of restaurants, shops and a tourist market. The hotel staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean. Don't get the rooms on the 4th floor. The sound of rolling luggage at 6 am from the breakfast crowd... More 

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Loess Hills
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gran Hotel Costa Rica is a convenient overnight stop. During a recent trip to this region, I was a guest in this hotel for a second time. Both my travel circumstances and the room in which I stayed were similar to my first visit. After a long travel day from the States, I was not overly concerned that the bed... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we had the deal of the century for our room found on a booking web site, The room was small, dark, stuffy and situated facing the courtyard of the hotel where the air conditionned system "for the rest of the hotel" delivers such a high level of decibels we could not open our window and had to resort... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in GCRH for the second time - not too impressed with the hotel. This time round we got a "superior room", i.e. not internal and as windows were not double glazed, we could hear the noise from the busy SJ streets. Other than that, it was ok - shower was hot and there was lots of chose... More 

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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An older hotel in the classical style, truly charming. NOT a synthetic, antiseptic, amorphous chain. Staff were very helpful, patient and accommodating. Food was excellent, service a little thin. Prices for rooms are remarkably reasonable for being in the centre of the city, but food and drinks a touch pricey. Loved the live piano at dinner! A very short walk... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gran Hotel is located literally at the center of San Jose. It was an easy taxi ride from the airport, and the check in went smoothly. Staff was extremely helpful and very patient with my bad spanish. They even let us check in a little early. The room is how to say, very fundamental. Nothing fancy but clean and comfy.... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this hotel it's absolutely gorgeous the people are amazing the beds are so soft and nice asleep on it's in a Porges Plaza we can walk around at night it's absolutely gorgeous The hotel has off-site parking for your rental cars in a secured locked

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Simi Valley, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a review of the restaurant and NOT of the hotel. The restaurant is quite charming and although the place is in the bustling center of San Jose which makes it convenient to a LOT of things. The service was fairly quick and the place was pretty clean. The club sandwich was tasty and had a fried egg along... More 

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