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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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charlotte
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it is quite central locations with high walkability. The hotel was grand once, but now it just a memory of what it was in its hey day. Carpet looks suspicious- with funky wall paper. My room was a view of the AC unit but I didn't find it too be too noisy. The food was delicious. bathroom lighting left much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the staff was really friendly, the place is a bit run down and not really worth the price.. the first room we got only had a window to the court yard which meant quity noisy as thats where the Ac fans were, and also no view, but we asked to change and they were happy to give us a... More 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
45 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was meant to be a special stay for the end of our holiday. We had already spent a couple of nights in a nearby hotel but were 'upgrading'. After booking I emailed in advance explaining we had just got engaged and was it possible to get a good room with a nice view. Ha! The hotels common areas are... More 

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Beek en Donk, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your comments which are much appreciated. 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 to our hotel soon. More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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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 

Loess Hills
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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 

Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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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 

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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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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