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Gran Hotel Costa Rica

3.0 of 5 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
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had booked a superior double but initially were given a twin by the lift ! We asked to change rooms are were instantly given a very nice double room on the 4 th floor. Though the hotel is not at the peak of its illustrious past it remains a very pleasant and stylish place to stay, full of old... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go-to hotel when staying in San Jose, Costa Rica. When we travel we ride TransNica from Managua, Nicaragua to meet mission groups from the United States. This hotel is in the central part of the city. As other reviewers have noted, it is not a modern hotel but has an old world charm from the moment you... More 

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Venice
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good staff rooms a little small but not bad. The restaurant was very and service was excellent staff was really excellent everything was in walking distance of the hotel. Taxi were available 24/7

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Sandor T, Manager at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, responded to this review

Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights on arrival in CR, it is not modern or swish but we were so impressed with the staff. They couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Its quite a bizarre hotel, in a nice way. Our room was big enough and even though we faced the square it was quiet. The breakfast was good, and... More 

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Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
58 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved staying here on our whirlwind trip to San Jose. Central location was ideal, and the reception area is full of old glory.The breakfast room on the top floor is also stunning - worth getting up early for a table on the terrace in the sun. Unfortunately the rooms are not so great - very small and during the time... More 

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Sandor T, Manager at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, responded to this review

Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We are working on an upgrade of our window system to prevent the street noise penetrating our rooms and to assure a quite night rest to our customer. We hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. More 

maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed there one night only on our arrival in CR, awaiting transfer elsewhere. Great location to museums, pedestrian shopping area, market...., nice restaurant downstairs, varied breakfast with a great view, old but atmospheric in a traditional type of way. We had a deluxe room and got a better deal with booking on-line than directly with hotel. Would definitely stay there... More 

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Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would have been glorious in its today, but showing its age. Worn carpets, dark hallways and rooms. Front desk staff seemed as tired as the hotel. Despite online request, did not allow early check in and when my room was finally ready, they gave me the wrong one with two beds instead of the king that I had reserved. Another... More 

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Sandor T, Manager at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, responded to this review

Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We are sorry we could not fulfill you expectations. Actually we are in process of implementing a master refurbishment plan and hope you will be back soon at our historical property to enjoy all new amenities. More 

Windham, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not judge this hotel by the photos on their web site. Don't know how old they are but they certainly are not current. Was hard to believe it was the same hotel. I'm sure that it was very luxurious in its day but is down right shabby now. When we arrived they did not have our reservation even though... More 

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Sandor T, Manager at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, responded to this review

Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We are sorry we could not fulfill you expectations. Actually we are in process of implementing a master refurbishment plan and hope you will be back soon at our historical property to enjoy all new amenities. More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello, Just wanted to send a quick note to you regarding our recent stay at Gran Hotel in San Jose on December 23rd. When we arrived we were anxious to get checked in and had to get our car rental back to the rental agency within a hour or two and YARU CRUX die a grea job by taking over... More 

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Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived exhausted, late at night after an awful drive and 2 hours driving around trying to find our car rental drop off center. The staff was pleasant and efficient at check. They mentioned something about switching our room to a suite, but needless to stay we were shocked when they took us to the Presidential Suite where John Kennedy... More 

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Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. More 

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Address: Central and Second Ave. Between 1 & 3, San Jose 527-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Costa Rica 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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Also Known As:
Gran Hotel San Jose
Gran Hotel Costa Rica San Jose
Hotel Style:
#5 Casino Hotel in San Jose

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