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Gran Hotel Costa Rica

3.0 of 5 Central and Second Ave. Between 1 & 3, San Jose 527-1000, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

common areas of hotel much nicer than rooms, rooms small (but ok), beds very hard. food very good. hotel in center of city, lots of things to see within walking distance.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

Noisy, one staff member was vey rude one guy Marco is wonderful the beds are terrible and the rooms leave a lot to be desired

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Kent, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

I stayed here twice as a member of a tour. On the first occassion for four nights and then after 12 days for a single night. The hotel has a lot of charm and it is true that the bathrooms require modernising. It also needs air conditioning. However it is an historic listed building and I was told there are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

Well known. Walking distance to the strip of shops and museums. Hotel has security, which is handy because San Jose is sketchy. Hotel offered many resources as far as planning adventure activities and transportation. Free breakfast every morning...very good! Computers available for internet. English speaking staff. Slightly pricy restaurant that was ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2009

After reading previous reviews I had an idea of what to expect. Smaller rooms, no AC in a European style - old but newly renovated, hotel. The room was small, but well appointed. Clean and the bath was nice and big - we had zero hot water issues as other shad said was a problem. We had a lovely view... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2009

After travelling from Australia to Costa Rica via Vegas and LA we weren´t to sure what to expect when arriving at the Gran Hotel. Lets just say looks can be deceiving and indeed the hotel is quite run down compared to the photos on the website, even to pull off the shabby chic image it portrays! The location of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2009

The Gran Hotel is ideally located, right in the center of San José, which makes this hotel an ideal place to stay. It's close to several nice bars & restaurants, and right next to the National Theater. Unofrtunaltey, this hotel has probably got a glorious past, but it has lost most of its glory ! Room was dark, no A/C,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

We stayed one night at the Gran Hotel in San Jose as part of our honeymoon. We arranged transportation from and to the airport through the hotel, and was greeted by a very friendly, knowledgeable and English-speaking representative, and taken to the hotel in a clean, newer, air-conditioned van. When we arrived we were introduced to the concierge, and had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

Just as many people have said, it was noisy with the famous fans. Door could'nt be locked, bathroom and towels were not really dirty but definitely not clean. Breakfast was a troubling experience: a few toasts, some butter and honey and a glass of orange juice. From the reviews I read, I guess they've become better but I suppose they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

If your kind of hotel is an anonymous, bright, modern, state-of-the-art, 'could be anywhere' chain, then this is not the hotel for you. If like me on the other hand, you prefer a unique experience in the spectacular setting of a grand old building, then the Gran Hotel Costa Rica is perfect for you. You know the deal, some people... 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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Also Known As:
Gran Hotel San Jose
Gran Hotel Costa Rica San Jose
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#5 Casino Hotel in San Jose

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