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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 #44 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
JandG1357 Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here as part of a group for 2 nights at the beginning of our holiday and one at the end. It is a bit of a "tired old lady" but beautifully situated in the heart of the town. The obviously newly installed free standing a.c. units (holes cut in window glass and hose poked through) were a novel... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is no better way to start discovering a city than by staying right in the heart of it and that is exactly where the Gran Hotel is! The bustling squares are alive from early morning to late evening (though I was never disturbed during the night). You can sit on the terrace enjoying a drink and watch the world... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been using the Gran Hotel Costa Rica for about 10 years now for regular business trips to the country. It's central location make it easy to access public transportation and the amenities of San Jose. The staff at the Hotel are always very professional and friendly. I enjoy seeing the smiling face of our Bellman, Yaru Cruz, each... More

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My experiences in the Gran Hotel have been very pleasant! Good service and I just love to be in the historical buidling; the rooms are not the biggest but comformtable and if you opt for a superior room you will be more comfy for just a few dollars more! It still is my favorite hotel in San Jose!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights at the start of our Costa Rica store and then for a night before we departed. We liked the old world charm of the hotel, the restaurant (although we didn't receive the 10% off that hotel guests should), and the location. There was a Spa, Internet room, Gym and a room with... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel on two occassions whilst touring Costa Rica. The location is fantastic. Right in the centre of San Jose and adjacent to the National Theatre. All main locations in the city are within walking distance. Don't be put off by the negative reports. Yes, the rooms could be better sound proofed (the bird chirping at night is... More

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fort worth
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love historical hotels and that is why I booked her. It's TI was surprised (pleasantly) but also disappointed. The hotel knew when I would be arriving from Guatemala City and yet no sign of the driver. I borrowed the phone of a local who called the hotel for me. 30 minutes later the driver was there. For $30.00 dollars... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wrote a review in February 2013 that gave this hotel an "average" rating and said it was "old" and needed renovations. When I was again booked into this hotel this year, I was not looking forward to it, but found that it had improved a lot. We were on the 2nd floor this time, and the rooms were large,... More

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

Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We are glad we could improve the hotel experience since your last visit. We will check the detail of the room safe, as all our rooms have security boxes. We hope to welcome you back soon at you home away from home the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously the hotel is old! The rooms are small and the bathroom has no standards. The hot water basically is luke, but even for this you have to leave it on for more than 5 minutes. Breakfast was quite poor, but the fruits were very fresh. The restaurant has nice food though and the staff are friendly.

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

Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We hope to have you back soon at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica and be abel to show you our upgraded product on which we are working hard during this coming year. More

caribbean
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch day one was magnificent vegetarian roasted platter of mixed veg for two. So good we booked a dinner for next and final night thinking it would be special. It was the opposite - food was a platter of 'surf and turf' for two - awful! It was various piles of stew beef/pork, chicken or fish fingers overcooked, ceviche, fried... More

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

Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We apologize for any inconveniences you may have had and we are reviewing our menu too to see if we can change some items that are not to the liking of our customers. We hope to have you back again at our historical property. More

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Additional Information about Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Also Known As:
Gran Hotel San Jose
Gran Hotel Costa Rica San Jose
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Costa Rica 3*
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