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Vesuvio Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida 11, Calle 13-15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 1316, Costa Rica
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Ranked #62 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014
Tolomuco San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a nice, economical place to stay overnight before heading to the airport or vice versus..Nice to spend a morning visiting downtown San Jose. The city has changed a lot in the last 10 years and quite charming. Nice renovated, historical buildings, especially, the post office. It has nice little restaurant with good food and very nice staff. The... More

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tolomuco: First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation. Thanks for your review and for sharing your good experience at Hotel Vesuvio with TripAdvisors readers. I am glad to hear that the hotel staff was helpful during your stay with us. We agree with you about Hotel Vesuvio being the perfect... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Used this hotel as s stop over on arrival in Costa Rica and then again at the end of our trip. Very basic thin walls etc. but reasonable nights sleep hot running water and a reasonable breakfast and very near all the sights and sounds on San Jose. Would definitely stay again

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comment about Hotel Vesuvio and thank you for choosing our hotel for your lodge accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority so we are very glad to hear about your good experience staying with us. We agreed with you about Hotel Vesuvio being the perfect location, 5... More

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for three days. You have to first remember this is a low cost hotel. Rooms are clean and basic, bathrooms are a little small, front counter staff are very good, wifi is included all be it slow. The area is safe quiet area and a short walk to city centre. The hotel is fair value

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 19Bruce59: First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. I am very glad to hear that the hotel staff was very helpful during your stay with us and I am very happy to hear that you really enjoyed our restaurant. We agree with you about Hotel... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Located walking distance from downtown San Jose, we found the Vesuvio Hotel to be a charming Bed & Breakfast fit for the solo, business or adventure traveler. Also recommended for small groups. The rooms are all equipped with private bath, phone, wi-fi, hot and cold water, hair dryer and security safe. Price ranges from $40 to $75 per night. Spending... More

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Costa R: We are very pleased with your comment. Thanks for taking your time to make this review and thanks for sharing your good experience with TripAdvisor's readers. We really appreciate you choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose. We agree with you that Hotel Vesuvio has the perfect location, 5 minutes walk from the most... More

Monteverde, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I will like to give 4 star but at the same time i will like to give 2....so at the end 3 stars isn't bad. pro: very friendly staff good location good Price good restaurant food large size room cons: - you can hear people walking and talking while you are sleeping (almost sleeping) - I founded some hair on... More

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, and thanks for sharing your experience with us. We really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention and when our guests let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve ,it is great for us, because we can take care of... More

Grande Prairie, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at this hotel about one year ago the first time. It definitely is a long way from the airport but it's location proved to be a winner. We had always avoided downtown in the past but decided to change it up a little. That turned out to be a great decision. If you're a walker, and like parks,... More

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Duane: Thanks for your review and for sharing your good experience with TripAdvisor's readers. We all remembered your stay very well in the hotel just some days ago. I am glad to know that the hotel staff gave you and incredible service and that you were very satisfied with our breakfast and dinner. We agree with you about... More

Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

First let me say that this was where I stayed for an overnight in San Jose to catch an international flight out at the end of an amazing stay in Costa Rica. Everywhere I went the country, accommodations, and people were outstanding. So I was a bit disappointed here. It is ridiculously far away from the international airport and the... More

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 0Val0: Thank you very much for your feedback on our hotel and thanks for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. We appreciate customers who let us know when things are not completely right so that we can improve. I am very glad to hear that the restaurant was FABULOUS! and with very reasonable... More

Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The first time was for two nights on March 26th and 27th, and again for another three nights from April 1-3 when we returned from Nicaragua. The 3 staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. I am an early riser, and Mauricio the night manager would always make a pot of fresh coffee for me every morning.... More

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vesuviocr, Manager at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear burmaboy: Thank you very much to you and your wife for your for amazing feedback! And thanks for sharing this positive comment with all of the TripAdvisors readers. It is so important to us, to hear about your great experience at Hotel,Vesuvio. I am very glad to hear that all of our staff exceeded your expectations. We all remembered... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Hotel sent shuttle to pick me up. Hotel is in great area safe clean with wifi and hotel water. Staff very friendly caring they went out of their way to make things awesome I really hope you stay at this hotel so you get to enjoy what me and my husband did. Great price location and room. I really recommend... More

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jelly196: We are more than glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay so much at Hotel Vesuvio and the service provided by our hotel staff was so much appreciated. We are constantly evaluating our staff to provide the best possible service. I am also glad to hear that the WIFI worked perfectly according to your expectations. Thank... More

Tulum, Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

simple, secure, not expensive place to stay in the capital of costa rica. not more than a night its in a secure neighbourhood in san jose, the front desk is extremely nice and helped me in what i needed. the rooms are simple, bathrooms really small and the street in the end of the afternoon is extremely noisy. beds are... More

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, and thanks for sharing your good experience with us. We really appreciate it when our guest let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve on. We agreed with you that Hotel Vesuvio offers a very good "value for money " ,... More

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Address: Avenida 11, Calle 13-15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 1316, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vesuvio Hotel 2.5*
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Vesuvio Hotel San Jose
Vesuvio Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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The Vesuvio Hotel is located in the historical downtown, walking distance from the most important attractions of San Jose city, such as The National Theater, The Cultural Plaza, The National Library, Museums, Shops, Restaurants, Banks, Nightlife and beautiful exotic parks. The hotel is located in Barrio Otoya, one of the oldest districts in the area and is away from the noise and traffic of downtown, yet close enough to be able to walk the central business district within a few minutes. The management makes it a priority to give their guests the fullest attention to every detail. Personalized service is the key to this owner management hotel.The hotel has 20 carpet and comfortable rooms, private bathroom with hot water, cable color T.V., phone and safe deposit box, restaurant with international cuisine, room service, private parking, laundry service, Fax and Internet access. The American Breakfast is included in the rate.*Free parking.*Free Internet access.*Free children under 12.*Free breakfast.*Free storage room. ... more   less 
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