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Barcelo San Jose Palacio

4.0 of 5 Residencial El Robledal | Uruca, San Jose 458-1150, Costa Rica
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  • Location
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Cincinnati
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I were part of a Caravan Tour and this was the first hotel scheduled. Typical city hotel. Two nights here. Nice buffet dinner both nights and a good buffet breakfast both mornings. Room was comfortable with a decent view of the city and gardens. The grounds were well maintained and there was a pretty garden walkway with... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first hotel in Costa Rica, we arrived around 4 pm. The hotel was nice but nothing special, service not good not bad, breakfast acceptable,we never had wifi, swimming pool ok but that's it, please do not go to the casino, it was kind of creepy. Overall, if you staying just for a overnight in San Jose is... More 

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long island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came ina day early before our Caravan tour of Costa Rica and really enjoyed the hotel, Our room on the sixth floor was excellent, the pools area and sauna/steam facilities very good and the food was good. Overall a very good place to stay not to far from the city center without any city noise distractions

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Kents Store, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 10 days here and was pleased overall with a few exceptions. I agree with several other posts that the hotel is dated. The hotel itself needs the same care that is given to the outside gardens and entrance. The staff bent over backwards to help with the myriad of things I brought to them. However, it seemed a... More 

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Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Barcelo San Jose Palacio ten years ago during my first visit to Costa Rica and recently chose to spend two nights there on the way out of Costa Rica. The first day was great as I checked in and was warmly received by the front desk. The room was clean, the view wonderful, and everything seemed... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was truly the best hotel that we have stayed in recently, surpassing some of the top named hotels. The Master Suite had two impressive bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and television. There was so much storage space for clothes and other necessities in each bedroom. The sleep quality was perfect, especially for the king bed in which I... More 

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo San Jose Palacio, responded to this review

Dear Maxcines C On behalf of Barcelo San jose Palacio we want to thank you for sharing your positive experience with the rest of the TripAdvisor community. We are also glad that you visited Costa Rica, our amazing paradise. We are really happy to read words as nice as yours. To know that our staff and service have exceeded your... More 

Balsall Common, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stop-over in San Jose, and we booked a decent sized suite for as little as $160 - excellent value considering. The king bed was comfortable, the large bathroom decent enough, although, like all of the hotel interior, it looks like it hasn't been remodelled since the 1980s, so looks out-moded. But then this might be charming... More 

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo San Jose Palacio, responded to this review

Dear Ben R: On behalf of Barceló San Jose Palacio we really appreciate your comments in our trip advisor’s web page. Every opinion is a new opportunity to feedback and improves. We also glad that you enjoyed the food service, our cook staff is continue learning and training to offer new techniques and different high quality meals. As you know... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed our first and last night in Costa Rica at Barceló. We can really recommend its relaxing atmosphere and perfect location on the road from the airport to San José. Staff is helpful, nice ( but a bit too cold) pool and really good breakfast. It is a perfect starting point to start explore Costa Rica.

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo San Jose Palacio, responded to this review

Dear resa4ever, Thank you so much for selecting Barcelo San Jose Palacio as a lodging option. It is a big pleasure to read this wonderful opinion about our hotel. Thanks for sharing it on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your wonderful description about us. We are also very proud to know that your last experience at Barcelo chain exceeded your expectations.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the last night here 5 people. Room was big enough with nice sofa with big window. They also have us roller bed . Service is very good and the breakfast buffet is very comprehensive .they also have a big pool and tennis courtyard . Highly recommended if you need to spend here 1-2 nights .

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo San Jose Palacio, responded to this review

Dear GY9124 On behalf of Barcelo, thank you very much for your wrote your review in our trip advisors web page. We are always happy to receive guests in our hotel, to provide an amazing experience for everyone. Our biggest characteristic is offer comfortable and friendly accommodations. Your comments are highly valuable and will assist us in our continuous efforts... More 

Orange County, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of a tour group we stayed at Barcelo Palacio for 3 nights, 2 with the tour and 1 night extra because we arrived early. The accommodations are pretty standard, with a pool (no jacuzzi) surrounded by hammocks and lounge chairs and a restaurant/bar, also a beautuful but small garden of tropical plants, and with a buffet restaurant or... More 

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelo San Jose Palacio, responded to this review

Dear Minnie HM: Thank you for choosing Barcelo for lodging. We want to thank you for share your experience in San Jose Palacio with other travelers. Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns We are glad that you enjoyed the outdoor area, so the pool and gardens are beautiful as well. The guest feedback is... More 

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Address: Residencial El Robledal | Uruca, San Jose 458-1150, Costa Rica
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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*
Number of rooms: 254
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Also Known As:
Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel San Jose
San Jose Barcelo
Barcelo Palacio Hotel Costa Rica
Barcelo San Jose Palacio Costa Rica
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#6 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#16 Business Hotel in San Jose

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