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Balmoral Hotel

3.5 of 5 Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location walkable to several locations ..Parks, Museums and shopping. We had a view overlooking the pedestrian street & the view of the mountains. Free breakfast every morning. Staff was very nice & personable. Also FREE calls to the USA.

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Pemberton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been staying at the Hotel Balmoral for the past fifteen years, whenever I am in San Jose. I would not go to any other hotel. The staff is great--very friendly, and the restaurant, amazing. Having breakfast there every morning "on the house" is a wonderful start to the day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location wise this is a GREAT hotel. It is right on the Main Street. The check in process is pretty quick. The rooms are pretty plain with no view. Free calls to the USA and free breakfast (not that great).

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Gainesville, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the family suite, it was recently redone and very large , the equivalent of 3 hotel rooms. One of the bedrooms had a step up bathroom . I stubbed my toe a few times but after the 2nd nite it wasn't a problem. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. Breakfast was included and the omelets were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and helpful desk service here topped with good food in a busy, fast-paced, safe downtown location. I highly recommend the Balmoral as a perfect resting place in San Jose. The walking mall makes a colorful pathway to many shops and eateries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to come back to the Balmoral Hotel after two years and to find a new shell but exact same wonderful service. The lobby in the "Nueva Balmoral" has been moved to the second floor with additional and convenient seating for guests. The first floor (ground level) was converted to attractive shops (Barber, candy store, pharmacy, etc.). The hotel in... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We arrive with lost luggage and late booking. Christopher helped us a lot on looking on our reservation from hotels.com. He is nice and very friendly. He gave us good recommendation where to go. Rooms has 2 double bed, tv good AC, nice water pressure, small fridge and coffee station and very clean. The gym is small but nice to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We loved staying at the balmoral it is a friendly happy lively hotel with great staff. Lovely breakfast, great restaurant and is reasonably priced. We were so pleased we book two additional nights as soon as we got there and another two for the end of the month!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel especially for the price. Friendly staff, comfortable beds, clean 'ice rooms. There was really only one issue but it is a big issue. The hotel is noisy due to the fact that their is alot of noise comong from avenida central. No matter is you have an onside or outside room, you can still hear the noise. Other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica - 1 week at the Barcelo whilst attending a conference and 1 week at the Balmoral on holidays with my partner and mother. The Balmoral was by far the best of the 2 places to stay. I cannot say enough good things about the staff - how friendly and helpful they were, efficient,... More

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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:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Balmoral Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose

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