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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2009
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2009

Not the best and certainly not the worst hotel I've stay at. Small rooms, reasonable bathrooms, okay staff. We stayed there on two occasions, both times on upper floors overlooking other rooms and the kitchen extractors fans. It's a tough choice would you rather have cooking smells or traffic noise - I'd choose the cooking smells - there's a lot... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2008

I am currently staying in this hotel. There is a deafening concert right outside our room. Really unbelievably loud. We asked the hotel reception to move us, but were informed that there are no other rooms available, despite there being availability on booking sites. At weekends, or any time there may be a concert in the main square, DO NOT... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2008

Based on the reviews I've got through here, I asked for an inside room to make sure my last night in CR is quiet. And I did get a quiet room, on the 2nd floor, on a corner unit. If you stay in an outside room, you will hear the crowd within the Plaza dela Cultura. Not a problem for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2008

Hotel has no air conditioning but it was not missed. Public areas are very nice, especially the free internet cafe. Included breakfast was outstanding ... great buffet style food on the fifth floor with a wonderful view. Room was small but very nice. Staff is superb. Location is superb, on the Plaza de la Cultura. Will definitely stay here again!

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Bangkok
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2008

I can't say it was terrible, but I check in and the receptionist seems very arrogant, he probably thinks I can not afford it. Then the room. Water would not go down in the bath. Drunk guy next door tries to enter through a connecting door for about half an hour, so I ask for another room. They upgraded me,... More 

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Reading, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

I stayed at the Gran Hotel for a couple of nights and the beginning and end of a tour of Costa Rica. The hotel itself is in a good location being at the heart of San Jose (not that there is a lot to do in San Jose). Its main claim to fame is that it was the first modern... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

My first 2 nights in Costa Rica I stayed in Gran CR in San Jose. The check in staff were alert and attentive at the late hour I arrived. The waiter staff through out the 2 days were good and responded to any query without fuss. The breakfast was pretty good too, but I'm not sure why they give breakfast... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

My husband was bound and determined to find something wrong with this hotel, as when we checked in, the front desk clerk advised him he could not make change for $100 but we could change it at the bank across the street. Unfortunately, the bank was not open until Monday and we checked in on Saturday. What the clerk did... More 

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Brussels,Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

I m really think for that price we was book it , we book it via octopustravel.com , was really good deal! The room was really large and clean what we was want it. OK , the room furniture maybe a bit old but well, that was not that important to us. And location is the best you can find... More 

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Washington, DC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

I was extremely disappointed with my stay at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica and would NOT recommend this hotel to anyone. Minus a few, the staff as a whole was very unhelpful, disagreeable and difficult to work with. It is sad that poor staffing can ruin a stay at a suitable hotel. Unfortunately the management was even worse! When I... 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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Costa Rica 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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