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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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Ranked #42 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They caramelize the ginger and brown sugar and makes a crisp topping. Would recommend to anyone. Chile wine is not very good, but the Costa Rican beer is OK. We were given a free dessert on our first night of our honeymoon. They are very patient with our attempt at Spanish and are very friendly. .

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our stay at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica was prompted by the location and historical nature of the hotel itself. It is an old property, right downtown across from the National Theater. Everything in San Jose is an easy walk from here. Yaru Cruz took care of our rental car while we were at the hotel. We checked in and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a diner at grand hotel Costa rica, the diner was really nice. Good services and kind staff, eapecially victor. The location is very Nice, in the center of san Jose, close the national theater. The live muziek was good. À Nice ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel/restaurant has a very nice view. You can see the theatro. There was someone who played the piano, that really made a good ambiance. The staff was very friendly, especially Victor. The food was delicious. The fish and the wine were great.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location of this hotel couldn't be better - right next to the Museo de Oro (Gold Museum), plazas, restaurants, stores, and a short walk to the government buildings and arts and handicrafts outdoor markets. Additionally, their breakfast buffet is delicious, fresh, and convenient since it is included in the cost of the rooms, which are reasonably priced given that... More

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here one night as part of a school group team and enjoyed it. The hotel quality was better than most of the other hotels we stayed in, but the lack of air conditioning and limited window and fan options left the room stuffy. But the fifth-floor breakfast room is beautiful - almost Gadsbyesque - and the buffet is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought this hotel on Hotwire and was very pleasantly surprised by the nice buffet breakfast. Both The room and bathroom were good, clean, spacious enough, and the location of the hotel is superb. It's close to a market store so if you need to buy anything its right outside. The staff is very courteous and helpful. I ordered a... More

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Little Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was 18 in Costa Rica, I dreamed of staying at this classic grand hotel. Now I can, partly because I get a paycheck, and partly because it's declined some since that day and is cheaper now. Either way, I'll take it. With new ownership in the last year (we were told by a local friend) and a (looks)... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The other reviews for this hotel are spot on. It has an excellent location in the center of the city and is a classic and regal building. The lobby is dark, but welcoming and the staff very friendly. The rooms are small, the AC is a loud stand alone unit and the lighting isn't the best, but the bed and... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the Gran Hotel for three nights. I enjoyed it very much. Nice staff, excellent breakfast with a spectacular view on a balcony on fifth floor. Only thing: There is no parking space. You have to pay 15 $ per night, a staff member drives the car to a public guarded parking space.

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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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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