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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 #39 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by Alberto upon arriving at the patio restaurant. We had pancakes with bananas and strawberries. Delicious! The Black coffee was perfecto, as good as my special blend with a french press I make in my home with hand ground CR beans. Of course the breakfast was excellent yet it takes an Alberto to make it memorable. Arturo... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located in the heart of the city, great for visiting San Jose and its tourist attractions. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast overlooking the city on the 5th floor, the piano music on the restaurant and the comfortable rooms at convenient prices. You must go to the National Theatre a few steps away and don´t forget to enjoy... 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 hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! More 

New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to stay here, the staff was very attendant since day one they took care of us. Tours are easily booked at the lobby. Since you walk in is like traveling back in time to the 1930's, piano playing in the lobby, the architecture and landscaping takes you back. The furniture is also from the era and the... 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 hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! More 

Rochester
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149 reviews 149 reviews
126 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms: The rooms are functional with flat screen tv but not air con and windows didn’t open so the heat was extreme but they do provide a fan. Unfortunately the room really smelt bad. Bathroom / Water: Nice bathroom with care taken providing paper flower arrangements around the shower curtain which looked great. The water pressure and temperature was really... 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 hope to welcome you back soon at our historical property, your home away from home, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are going to spend a night in the city then I would have to recommend this hotel. Although it is basic and perhaps a little noisy with in room window A/C and street noise it should be like this. I love the architecture. Reminds me of old Central American movie scene. Amenities are great. Enjoy your stay .

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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, merry christmas and a happy new year! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Excellent location in the centre of San Jose. The room we had was a bit small, but the beds were clean and very comfortable. The air conditioner is too loud to leave on all night but luckily at this time of year in San Jose you can open the Windows at night. The staff are great and very friendly.

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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. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! More 

HIRAM
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It is a known fact that the hotel is becoming antiquated. Famous for the brief stay of president John Kennedy in the early 60s but the service is still classy. The food is great. Try the chicken vegetable soup it's excellent. The main elevator is faulty several times during my stay there so I will advise you to avoid it... More 

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

Thank you Isaac 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. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. More 

New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friend and I went on a trip and stayed for a week at Gran Hotel Costa Rica. The staff were super friendly. The breakfast was nice. The location was ideal. It's in the city center, so you can walk to everything such as the museums, zoos, and walk down the pedestrian street to go shopping. Food is everywhere especially... 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 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

The whole place smells like filthy, old and wet. Air conditioning is a joke, one of those portable air conditioning machines, and they dont even have proper maintaince. They tend to over charge, instead of a credit card reversal, they make a "transfer" to you bank, to make it hard to get your money back. Customer service is worst ever.... 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 

Toronto, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in my life. The facility is old, out of date, and very filthy. Carpet is grose and slimy and there are hair and lint everywhere in the room. The bathroom was lit by only a pot light. It is so dark that you can hardly see when taking a shower. This hotel... 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 

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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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