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Hotel Britannia

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3rd Street Between 9th and 11th Avenues, San Jose 3742-1000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #67 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014
claudio m Atri, Italy
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atri, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

so nice be in this hotel, courtesy and warmer. clean and with a good breakfast.. not so fare from the downtown. a hotel that can be lived. the hotel services are good and in this hotel you can to sleep.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

After being was frustrated with what $150 would get us at the Gran Hotel, my hubby and I wound up here on the first night of our honeymoon. The room was bigger, with AC and a TV, as well as a nice, clean shower. The view an hotel staff were pleasant. The restaurant was cute, but the staff was surly.... More 

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for you comments, We are glad to know that your stay with us was pleasant, we sent a copy of your comment to the restaurant`s Manager we hope this never happen again. Att: Concierge More 

Cambridge
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

We stayed here as part of an organised group shortly after flying into San Jose and also the night before we departed. On both occasions we were allocated reasonably sized rooms, well equipped including A/c, modern bathroom, safe and coffe machine. Both rooms were noisy- the first from streetnoise and the second because it was located off the main lobby... More 

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your comment, we really sorry for the street noise, but is not easy keep out the noise from the city when we are in it. by the way we tell you we are improving in many aspects of the hotel, one of them is that our breakfast is better. Att: Concierge More 

Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

A so-so hotel in a terrible city. Very simple accommodations. No AC, twin beds, armed guard out front and a very limited restaurant/bar. I can't imagine any place in San Jose Costa Rica being very good, so this will do for an overnight stay if you start your vacation in San Jose. It was clean and simple. The staff were... More 

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment We apologize for the bad impression of San Jose and our hotel, but we're working really hard to improve all aspects of your mension, now also in San Jose is a new governor and hi is changing many things in town. Att : Concierge More 

Berkshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

Our room was on the ground floor, and did have a window, which faced onto the veranda and main street. The street outside was busy with trafffic late into the night and early in the morning. The furnishings were old and dated, and the net curtains looked like they hadn't been washed in years, the same could be said for... More 

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment Bario Amon is a neighborhood where all the old coffee barons use to live and the neighborhood is full of old mansions that have been converted into restaurants, hotels, and shops. Our Hotel is Situated in a Victorian area, In Barrio Amon; Hotel has been declared a national heritage house and also a section of our... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
71 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

We traveled with a flexi drive program with over 100 motels/B&Bs to choose from all over the country. This was their first choice to pre-book our first night. It was full so they booked us at the Fleur de Lys (which was great...I wrote a review of it also). When we returned to San Jose at the end of the... More 

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, El Barrio Amon met a party of the bourgeoisie, therefore became the first fashionable neighborhood of San Jose. They built their elegant houses in many styles: Victorian, eclectic, neoclassical and Moorish, among others. Currently, some residents still are, some are employed by hotels, restaurants and antique shops, always keeping its original elegance. Britannia have a Victorian... More 

Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
29 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

After having an expensive six days in Monteverde and Arenal, I decided that I just needed an inexpensive hotel to spend the night before my flight out of San Jose. My transfer from Arenal put me into San Jose around 4pm and I needed to leave at 4am the next morning to make a 7am flight out of the airport.... More 

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Thanks for you Comment I'm very sorry for the bad impression, for us sacurity is really important that's way its a security guard outside of the hotel. However we work every day to improve each aspect of the hotel, and all your comments are valuable to improve every day. Att: Concierge More 

Garden of England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

Booked in with some trepidation; having read previous reviews. We need not have worried, our room, while a little small, was well equipped, clean and comfortable. Staff were welcoming, attentive and friendly. This is a charming family run small hotel, originally "Spanish Colonial", with modern extension. Located only ten minutes from the centre of San Jose, just the job for... More 

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Great, it's good to know we're doing the things in the right way , thank you very much for your comments More 

Houston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

The website looks good but the room we ended up in was horrible. No pool, that was my fault. But ended up in an interior room, without airconditiong, and next to the front desk which was noisy. I booked and paid for the hotel for 3 days but was so displeased that I found another hotel the next day. They... More 

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

It is a shame that our hotel did not like you , however we appreciate your feedback to improve each day Att: Concierge More 

Santa Cruz, CA
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

Visited on 11/2009 for my honeymoon. We showed up 3 hours late due to our taxi breaking down on the road driving from Puntarenas to San Jose. My wife and I were "upgrade" to a better room (#210) due to the inconvenience, turns out it was still a standard room and the first thing that greeted us as we opened... More 

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest: We are so sorry for the inconvenience;Costa Rica is a tropical country, so we are often exposed to this type of plagues, sometimes really hard to eradicate, but nowadays and for more than a year we have not any problems like you mentioned or another. respecting the restaurant, serves international and typical dishes, the chef's specialty is French... More 

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Address: 3rd Street Between 9th and 11th Avenues, San Jose 3742-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Britannia 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Britannia Hotel San Jose
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