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Balmoral Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #17 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

3 of my friends and I stayed here for 2 nights while in SJ. We came to the city unexpectedly so we didn't get to research hotels. We asked our driver for good hotels and he recommended the Balmoral as the best. We rented 2 rooms which were next to each other. The room itself was average. Clean but dull.... More

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Balmoral for two weeks. The location is convenient to the walking zone and there are plenty of taxis and buses if you need them. The breakfast was included and a chef prepares the eggs and pancakes to order. Locals can also eat breakfast there for 4,000 Colones. The staff are very helpful for getting directions and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Balmoral hotel in June 2014. It is a very nice hotel in the center of downtown San Jose. It is geared towards the tourist trade, so you will find all amenities here. On the plus side, it allows certain San Jose guests to accompany you to your room should you choose to do so. The price... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, we were at this hotel 2 nights at the beginning of our trip in Costa Rica. They helped us to plan our trip to Monteverde. This place is okay if you want to visit San Jose a little bit, it's very in the heart of San Jose. The restaurant is practical, but expensive (I guess as most restaurants in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family recently stayed at the Balmoral Hotel and were very happy. The location is right on pedestrian street and is a few blocks away from the National Theater, Gold Museum and in the other direction the Jade Museum. The front desk also, very helpfully, arranged for a taxi pickup from the airport. The rooms were clean and functional and... More

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Ridgeley, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here a few years ago and it was a typical inner city hotel (old, little run down). The renovation changed it to one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in in Latin America. Very nice room, great staff. They also have nice bar, restaurant, wine cellar and shops. Breakfast is excellent for anywhere. Free calls to the US!!... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff specailly Front desk Andria and Yulina, vary clean room and good Housekeeping. Staff always smilly. Breakfast alwyas nice, safe environmet and decured place. we will keep cpming back to this Hotel. Amin

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Balmoral Hotel is very well located, you can walk in the main street in San Jose town. The hotel includes a breakfast is quite good for the hotel price, i was expecting fruits and real juice because is a country that sells that everything is natural not true. They provide free wifi y local areas also the have computer that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I had to stay in San Jose for one month due to business reasons and I spent all the period in this excellent Hotel. I felt like to be at home. The staff was very professional and helpful. the room was nice and always very clean. All my requests were always satisfied immediately. The restaurant at El Patio is great,... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Where hopped from one hotel to the other during our road trip through Costa Rica. Our trip ended in this hotel and that was a good choice! The rooms are very clean. in therms of hygiene it was perfect. Very nice hotel with a perfect location. A real centre city hotel.

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Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 1000, 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:3 star — Balmoral Hotel 3*
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Balmoral Hotel San Jose
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#6 Family Hotel in San Jose #8 Business Hotel in San Jose
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The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties. ... more   less 
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