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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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hi, I really took my time to write this, I arrived to the Hotel and the booking was a disaster, cause I previously booked 2 nights and the added one extra, so there was two reservation at my name but they didn't respect the discount for three nights, besides the week before I wrote like 3 emails to fix this... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel grounds in front and the foyer were beautiful! We arrived late (12:30 am!) and were welcomed! It was a nice evening out, but our room was so hot and stuffy. We tried to open a window but we were right by the generator so it brought in more heat and lots of noise. The breakfast was good and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of this hotel is its location next to the National Theater, which is quite beautiful. The complimentary breakfast on the top floor was definitely a plus... a large selection of food, and nice views from the balcony. The rooms themselves left a lot to be desired though. I stayed in two different rooms (on the front and back... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gran Hotel Costa Rica is the perfect location for getting the feel of the city. On arrival we were greeted by two beautiful green parrots perched in a tree above the entrance and then were graciously greeted by a very congenial staff. The hotel has great character and has attractive and historic public spaces. Yes, it could use some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, it's in the meddle of San Jose. It's is close to everything! For example, Theater, Bank, ministery of justic, shopping center, KFC etc... I do not agree that this hotel is a 4 Star Hotel. It needs urgent reparation! The break is fast is served on the 4th Floor (buffet) with different variety. Because while booking... More 

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Zwickau, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very central, close to the gold museum and the opera. We stayed there for one night. It was the first hotel room i saw WITHOUT a free wall socket :/ very small bathroom. For one night it was OK.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic location - right in the centre of everything in Central SAN Jose and very convenient. the rooms facing the national theatre are very good but the others were cramped and had no air flow. historic place but probably could do with an upgrade with carpet and walls etc the lifts need to be fixed up (e.g. floors labelled correctly... More 

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La Jolla
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was adequate, what I expected having stayed there many times in the past. The WiFi was mostly non-operable. The most vexatious aspect I found after checking out. When I reviewed by debit charges, I found extra charges for "Hotel Extras" "Hotel Beds" and two other non-identified charges. I wrote the hotel asking for an explanation but received no... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who can resist the charm of a historical grand old hotel in the center of the city. Architecturally beautiful, it stands as a tribute to the Costa Rican people who appreciate The value of cultural pride and antiquity over the profit of progress. I have always wanted to stay in this wonderful hotel and finally had the chance. I got... More 

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Mansfield, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is clean and nice and had all the normal basic amenities. Wifi was a little bit slow but there were a lot of kids during the day. It's within walking distance to everything. A little noisy at night because it is in the center of the town.

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