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Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Central and Second Ave. Between 1 & 3, San Jose 527-1000, Costa Rica
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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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Brussels,Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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JennNovo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2008

I had read other reviews of the Gran Hotel and was initially hesitant to book a room here, but since we were only in San Jose one night before leaving for the coast, I thought the location was too good to pass up...and it turned out SO WELL. It truly was a jewel in the middle of a busy business... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2008

My friend and I returned yesterday from Costa Rica. Our stay at the Gran Hotel was lovely! When we booked our stay through Expedia, we were told that the room would be air conditioned. When we arrived it wasn't, but we were expeditiously rebooked onsite to a Junior Suite which was, compliments of the General Manager. The room was huge,... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2008

Perfect located hotel in the heart of downtown San Jose. A pedestrian crossing with audible signalling may keep you awake all night. Also the hotel interior walls pass noise easily. Our neighbors on both nights waited for their bus to leave around 5AM and kept talking all night. There is no airconditioning, which would be pleasant when you arrive from... More 

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Regina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2008

I am not sure that I would recommend this hotel. We stayed there for a few nights with a larger group and this is my take on the hotel. PROBLEM: I would not say that the rooms are very safe for your belongings. There is only 1 card per room, so at anytime we could ask the front desk to... More 

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VERMONT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

Was here with a large group tour. Although the hotel is dated, it has been well restored to bring back some of its old elegance. Live pianist from National Orchestra regales guests through out the evening. Convenient location on plaza in front of National Theater. Enjoyed my night here!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

We stayed one night in the Gran Hotel, this past Saturday (3/1/08). We just ended our stay in CR and wanted to shop one day in San Jose. The Gran Hotel is located just a block from the shopping area, museums and local banks. They have a quiet bar downstairs that allowed cigar smoking and it had a couple TV’s.... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

Stayed in San Jose, CR on our way in to the country, Quepos, and out. We had confirmed reservations thru Travelocity but arrived and was told they were full, had our reservation so they booked us a room down the street. Stayed at the Gran Hotel in downtown San Jose 2/29/08 during our return trip. I like the character of... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2008

We arrived after travelling from Scotland (25hours) to a warm welcome and a fantastic lobby. We thought we had arrived at the wrong hotel. The staff were very helpful and always pleasant. The breakfast was fantastic. Even the piano player added to our experience, however the rooms were a bit tired and in need of a upgrade. The shower wasn't... More 

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