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Hotel Rincon de San Jose

3.0 of 5 Corner of Avenida 9 and Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is bigger than you think, but still it's friendly and gives you a good and warm feeling. It has a nice small garden inside the hotel. Service is good. We even got a bigger room (for the small price) when our room was not ready when we arrived. That room (for three persons) had a large bathroom (with... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Room was clean. Everything in room was very outdated. Sheets on bed were very thin and scratchy against my skin. Everything was very basic. TV did not work. Clientele were all young people. Glad I was only here overnight. I would have been unhappy if I had to stay here longer. You get what you pay for.

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CalloCr, Manager at Hotel Rincon de San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry that you found our hotel outdated. Most of our clients find the connection mansions and the colonial rooms whit abundant green areas characteristic or warm. I am sorry that we couldn't give you this sense of experience. We update and maintain our rooms on a daily base. Although all... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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597 reviews 597 reviews
165 hotel reviews
654 helpful votes 654 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of a Tucan travel tour of Central America. It's a nice little hotel. Location is nice- a short walk to the centre of San Jose (not that there is much to do in San Jose!). Our room was lovely, big and very clean. The layout of the hotel is hilarious- it's like a maze! You may... More 

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CalloCr, Manager at Hotel Rincon de San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your nice comments we are glad you had a great time with us. The maze as you say is the product of the old mansions we have connected to make our hotel as it is right now, the stairs the different rooms and the green areas. The old wooden floors have their charm... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good clean basic hotel,Central to all the museums etc in San Jose.Stayed five nights here and managed to get one lukewarm shower(best to shower early afternoon as solar hot water)Quiet location once inside with an internal garden.Mattresses a bit hard .Staff very obliging and helpful.Laundry can be done here(onsite) at very reasonable costHotel has a restaurant if your feeling a... More 

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CalloCr, Manager at Hotel Rincon de San Jose, responded to this review

Dear client Thank you for your nice comments. We are please that you liked the service of our staff and will forward your complements. I am glad to hear you had a nice time in our hotel. Our hot water system is indeed a solar system and under normal circumstances should be able to give sufficient hot water to have... More 

Wilmslow
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a reasonable hotel for a short stay and just a short walk from the city centre. The place looks tiny at first but there is actually quite a lot of bedroom accommodation. The three different bedrooms I had over three separate visits were all very nice. Only on one occasion did I suffer from street noise in the... More 

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CalloCr, Manager at Hotel Rincon de San Jose, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice comments we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stays with us. Yes indeed we are a little bigger than it seems with our 39 rooms we are rather big for a small hotel. The connected antique mansions made it possible to build this hotel. All our rooms are therefore a little... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the centre and there is not much around to do. Also on our first visit here we were on the bottom floor and we found it very hard to sleep so ask for a room higher up! Staff helpful. We arrived late and were too tired to go out so he... More 

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ManagerHRSJ, Manager at Hotel Rincon de San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for your nice comments we are glad you liked our hotel. We are also pleased that you liked our restaurant. Just to let you know that normally direct reservations have our extend breakfast buffet included you stayed probably with us true a package reservation made with one of the tour operators who use our hotel as... More 

San Francisco
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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights while in San Jose. The friendly staff spoke good English. My room had a single queen bed. a ceiling fan only, and was on the small side but fine for one person. The free Wife worked great. My room was really close to the reception and was on the noisy side. The hotel has a... More 

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ManagerHRSJ, General Manager at Hotel Rincon de San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you had time in our hotel. Just a little tip for your next stay not only do we have various restaurants in our neighborhood but also one in our garden the "Restaurant El Jardin", were we serve all kinds of great food and drinks on the most creative... More 

Pretoria South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The hotel is close to down town, within walking distance. Some rooms face the street and all is at street level, so it can be noisy. My friend had a bad experience as someone enter the hotel from the backside and remove her small backpack from the room, that cause a lot of inconvenience. It is very good arrangement to... More 

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ManagerHRSJ, General Manager at Hotel Rincon de San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Client Thank you for your nice review. We are really sorry what happened, to you friend and improved security because of it. We are glad that you used our free storage service and enjoyed our restaurant. I do hope you had a great time visiting Costa Rica and hope to welcome you again. Warm regards Jos de Haan General... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great location but it is in an urban area so it has urban style 'problems' ie pan handlers, drunks, homeless people ect. I live in a city so I'm use to that. No issue for me there. The room was minimal but it was what I expected. All in all a great deal for your money. Don't expect a big... More 

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ManagerHRSJ, General Manager at Hotel Rincon de San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Client Thank you for nice comments we are glad that you had a great time in our hotel. Beeing a city hotel as you mentioned gives us indeed all the richness of the urban live on our doorstep just a few minutes away from the parks and in the middle of the many social and cultural varieties that our... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Friendly staff, clean, cute cafe inside. Good location- walk to downtown. Room 19-21 are loud due to people coming in and out all night and rolling luggage on tile floors. Bring earplugs :) overall great stay (4 days). The hotel clerk w a German name although he's CR was super friendly and practiced Spanish w me. Super nice

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ManagerHRSJ, Manager at Hotel Rincon de San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Client Thank you very much for your nice comments we are glad that you did like our hotel. The rooms 20- 19 can be a loud because they are in the hallway their also the more economic rooms for that reason. And although I (the hotel manager) am actually from the Netherlands it was great talking to you and... More 

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Address: Corner of Avenida 9 and Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rincon de San Jose 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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