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Hotel Presidente

3.5 of 5 Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Front desk lady (trainee) was cold and not friendly BUT room, breakfast and overall service were great! Spacious room in an amazing downtown location. Great selection for breakfast. Additional info: Beware in the streets!!! We saw a lot of people stealing and being chased by police

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for four nights to see the city and take a tour before heading to Puerto Viejo and enjoyed our stay here; great location and wonderful staff. They made everything very easy and were extremely helpful with getting around the area and any bookings / tours we wanted. We booked airport pick up which is likely a bit... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was provided by the tour operator and entering by the back entrance raised a few concerns. These were soon dispelled by a pleasant reception that was minimalist and quite appealing. The rooms were of a good size,ours had a huge bathroom and two double beds. We were on the fifth floor and noise was no problem even though... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the hospitality and overall atmosphere of this hotel. Walking distance to everything downtown. Including the market to purchase any Costa Rican souvenirs. Breakfast was very very good. We would go there again anytime we are passing through San Jose.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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34 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this place. Stayed here 3 times as a kind of base during a 3 week trip to Costa Rica - first 1 night, later 2 and 3 at the end. Got 3 different rooms - all of the great, everything working perfect. Nice and big rooms, good bathrooms, clean, wi-fi working fine - you could even do streaming -... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a group of 6 older travellers we arrived here, exhausted at 10.0 pm after a very long journey from London. We were hungry and thirsty, and the man on the reception desk tried to direct us to a restaurant 2 blocks away. He couldn't even produce a cup of coffee for us and all he could offer us was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a good,reasonably priced hotel in the centre of the city. Walking distance to the main museums aand lots of restaurant options though most are basic fast food places. The rooms are good, the breakfast is acceptable. No problems except the wifi did not work. So many times in so many places in Hotels that claim to have wifi... More 

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Bhtripadv, Thank you very much for your review. You are absolutely right regarding the issue with the WI-Fi. Recently we made it an absolute priority to upgrade our Wi-Fi service with first-rate equipment, which has yielded great results as seen in various reviews on this site. However, a human error during a routine maintenance caused an interruption of the... More 

Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in January 2015. Location excellent in downtown San Jose safe at night. Soda few doors away Cheeriest or something like that excellent cheap food. Staff helpful friendly. Breakfast very good would stay again

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Morgantown PA
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56 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not be afraid to stay on Central Blvd. A block from the Theater and Gold Museum. Restaurants, Central Market, shopping galore and other museums are nearby. Breakfast was very good, service friendly, rooms were much better than we expected and the price was a bargain in comparison with the competition. We would definitely stay here again.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very surprised when we arrived at the hotel; we had stayed there a few years ago and it had improved greatly. We had called the hotel previously to our departure and they made arrangements to pick us up from the airport. There was a price but cheaper than a taxi. Plus they would track our flight and be... More 

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear KathleenLeo, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Presidente. We are pleased that you enjoyed the improvements we made to our facilities, and to our breakfast buffet. We are also relieved that even with your delayed flight and very late arrival you were able to quickly check in to your guestroom, relax and enjoy... More 

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Address: Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, 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 — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Presidente San Jose
Hotel Presidente Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#11 Family Hotel in San Jose

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