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Barcelo San Jose Palacio

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Residencial El Robledal | Uruca, San Jose 458-1150 , Costa Rica
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Ranked #32 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, GA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Barcelo proved to be a great place to land when we first arrived to San Jose, Costa Rica. Free Wifi allowed us to do the in-country research we needed and line things up for our travels around Costa Rica. They can exchange USD at the front desk for a reasonable rate and there are ATMs to get either USD... More

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here several days on our recent trip to Costa Rica. PLEASE don't waste your $$ on this place!!! The rooms are dated, the food was terrible and the service was horrible. If I had it to do over I would never have stayed here. Hind sight is 20/20 so hopefully I can save you a miserable experience. The... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a tourist having rented a car at the airport, finding your way to the hotel is a kind of adventure as there are almost no signs to guide you and Costaricains are not very precise in giving directions! No valet to help with luggage, except after we brought ourselves all of them to the lobby. But of course a... More

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Brandywine, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon driving up to this hotel, you don't expect what you will see on the inside. The hotel gives you the thought that it is on the level of a Holiday Inn, from the outside but once you step through the doors you get a little piece of heaven. The lush garden in back leads you to a beautiful bar... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel with my wife, my cousin and his wife and we had a great time. Karina at the premium level and Sofia at the concierge are truly the BEST. They are exemplify service.They helped us greatly from suggestions to even arranging my wife's Bday cake and flowers delivered. I will definitely come back to this hotel... More

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Brielle, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been 3 times at this hotel now and enjoyed a few good bussiness meetings in it's meeting rooms. The entrance and lobby are ok, a little loud but the reason is obvious. Lots a people who try to leave a good impression (talking loud). as if this would help?! The rooms are ok, have been twice in a room that... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some good reasons to choose Hotel Barcelo Palacio for a stay in San Jose. As it is outside San Jose downtown it is quiet although next to the highway. Gratis shuttle service to the airtport was included. The garden area is huge and beautiful, you'll hardly find a nicer hotel garden in San Jose. The same applies for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barcelo San Jose Palacio has an entry and lobby that immediately reminds you that you are in the tropics. The courtyard's tropical garden and grounds are beautifully lush and well maintained. The front-desk staff is helpful; especially the bell-hops. They give the hotel a really good first impression. The staff overall was very friendly and helpful with a ready smile;... More

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San Francisco, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort provides everything you need and want to be just a cab ride away from the bustling city. Airport pickups and drop-offs every hour are included in the stay. Called them a couple days before arrival so they knew to expect me and were already waiting before my arrival! They did not have a marked van and you just... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without a doubt I may be biased, because I stayed in a suite in this hotel (the Curime), and my stay was very short (1 night) but the experience excellent. Some of the most helpful front-desk staff I encountered, really good vegetarian options in the restaurant (both for dinner and breakfast), strategic location close to the airport (if that is... More

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Address: Residencial El Robledal | Uruca, San Jose 458-1150 , Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo San Jose Palacio 4*
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Also Known As:
Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel San Jose
San Jose Barcelo
Barcelo Palacio Hotel Costa Rica
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