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Gran Hotel Costa Rica

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Central and Second Ave. Between 1 & 3, San Jose 527-1000, Costa Rica
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    3 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really a sub-par hotel. One could describe it as shabby on the edge of creepy except that it goes beyond that to things like the locks on the door are broken, the AC doesn't work, and the front desk doesn't answer the phone.

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Fair Oaks, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ah the Gran Hotel, what splendor you have but lack of wifi in your rooms. So the room was fine, enough space, ac , and a clean bathroom. Parking was not free or easy. We paid $15 dollars for valet parking. The resturant was average to moderate priced , but the food was better than expected. We had a house... More

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

Thank you for your much appreciated comment, they all have been taken into consideration. We hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. More

barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great building, better food, but beware that some rooms are VERY noisy. If your room is on the same street as the Casino you will have a very noisy night. The music is very loud. Oyherwise, the included breakfast was amazing and we also had supper in their restaurant and it was very good. Just try to avoid the rooms... 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

Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very pretty to look at especiallywhen you just enter the building. I really liked the style, colonial, grand, etc. The rooms are ok Not fantastic Could be bigger and seem to be in need of renovation The best was breakfast served in a nice top floor lobby

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

Thank you for your much appreciated comments. 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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint and great location! Checked in for the night before we flew home the next day, charming hotel right next to the Central Avenue where we toured the shops and the locale culture. Staff was very nice and helpful, really made us feel welcome as we lamented the end of our Costa Rica vacation. Puts Vida!

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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

Orlando, Florida
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434 reviews 434 reviews
66 hotel reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has so much charm and is located centrally in the heart of San Jose. We loved the entrance which makes the hotel look like its in a different century then the one we are in right now. The inside also has a feel of "old school". My wife and I particularly love the foyer towards the back where... More

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Steve, 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

Maarssen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights so I(my girlfriend was already in CR a while) could get you used to the climate and time difference. The hotel itself looked indeed like a gran hotel but it would have looked better back in the days. However I will still give this 4 stars because of the very friendly staff,... More

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

Thank you Arne 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and correct service,professional, very clean and you get your food fast! Excellent pancakes! Nice location! Not too expensive! I would definitely recommend it to everyone! It is located across from the national theatre so you have a nice view and it is the central point of san jose.

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Thank you Katrien 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

Springfield, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I stayed here for one night on July 22nd. The hotel has a classic look, great architecture, nice clean rooms, attentive front desk agents. I got a room overlooking a beautiful plaza. The breakfast room is so beautiful, one can see a lot of the city from there. They have a pool table and a foosball table... More

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Thank you Saul 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

Berkshire, England
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is right in the centre of the city and a lot of rooms have a view over the square. The staff are very friendly and the hotel is clean. It's a bit tired but still a nice hotel. The breakfast area has some nice views as it's on the top floor. The restaurant is expensive compared to others... More

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Thank your 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*
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Gran Hotel San Jose
Gran Hotel Costa Rica San Jose

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