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Hotel Rincon de San Jose

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner of Avenida 9 and Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #45 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our first impression of the hotel was very good, especially from the inside. The rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfast area is in a greenhouse type room and surrounded by trees. The breakfast itself was healthy, with rice and beans, scrambled eggs and fresh fruits. The coffee is amazing... The staff were all polite and very helpful. The only... More

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

Dear Guest, We are glad you liked our hotel. We are a sorry for the disturbance by the traffic. As a city hotel it sometimes isn't easy to keep the city sounds out. Although we do try and invest in soundproofing rooms true double glass and doors as much as possible. We are glad that you liked our courtyard garden... More

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed here last year at the start and finish of a trip around Costa Rica. The hotel is older style but very clean, the shower in my room had plenty of hot water and our bed was comfortable. There is a courtyard area within the hotel where they serve breakfast which is your fairly typical costa rican fair lots... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your nice comments, we are pleased to hear that you appreciated our services and hotel in general. We have indeed a nice neighborhood that keeps improving itself. We are happy to let you know that last year we opened our restaurant El Jardin right in our courtyard garden and do hope to welcome... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed three nights at the end of a central American tour. With stairs and corridors running in all directions, this is not really suitable for a disabled person. But for us, it was great. Our room was cleaned spotlessly every day. The staff at reception could not have done more to help us when there was a glitch with... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for y this review of our hotel. Upon reading your comments we proudly shared it with our team to let them know that their excellent service is so well appreciated. And your comments do motivate us to keep improving and developing our hotel and excellent service program. Thank you again. Warm regards Jos de Haan General... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

DO NOT RENT A ROOM at the back of this hotel. There is a taxi driver that comes and parks in front of the rooms around 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. He walks up and down the street looking into the rooms. He has gray hair, mid 40's and smokes continuously and drives a red san jose taxi with license... More

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

Dear guest, I am the general manager of Hotel Rincon de San Jose. I would like to let you know that we are absolutely shocked about this awful incident during your stay with us. And very sorry that this happened. We as a family hotel are doing our utmost to give the best experience to our guest in which safety... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We spent 1 night at either end of a tour of Costa Rica at this hotel. The first room we had was in the front, and was very noisy with traffic and dogs barking across the street all night. The second room was in the back and was much quieter. Both rooms were very clean. Hotel is close to parks,... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our hotel. We always appreciate comments regarding our hotel, customer service and ongoing improvements. I will relay your nice comments about our staff members to them they take their roles very seriously and try, every day, to provide the service that our guests expect. As a city... More

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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very reasonable privatly owned hotel in a very quite neigbourhoood, but still on walking distance of the city centre. We stayed here one night when we arrived at the airport. It was half an hour driving and not difficult to find. A good place to hit the road early in the morning after. There is a restaurant included that we... More

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

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our hotel. We are glad that you liked it and invite you next time to visit our garden restaurant as well. Warm regards Jos de Haan General manager Hotel Rincon de San Jose More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The hotel is just a few minutes from the downtown area. The rooms have thin doors, you will hear people walking by, you will even hear the trains that are coming in the evening (they use their horns because there is no automatic system to warn cars/pedestrians). One friend had ants in her room. I had one or two big... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to send in a review. We are very sorry for the inconvenience that you had during your stay with us and do apologize for it. Regarding the insects in your room, we spray our hotel regularly and try to keep out the ants etc. as well as we possibly can I am... More

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The hotel is very uniquely laid out, almost as if it was a few different buildings made into one by connecting with outdoor spaces. To get to our room, we walked over a walkway, down stairs, then down a hallway, and back up stairs to where 4 rooms were located. It was a nice switch up. Basic room; two single... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I had no firm plans when I arrived to San Jose/Costa Rica. I used Tripadvisor to help me find an inexpensive hotel, good ratings, nice walk to downtown, etc. I was very pleasantly and happily surprised on my hotel choice. The front desk hotel staff was VERY helpful in helping me plan my travels (again on the whim) and general... More

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Denver, CO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel at the beginning of our trip and the end of our trip so we tried 2 rooms. The place was great for what we needed at a good price (with a small group tour). Service was good - they let us check in at 9am after our 7am arrival which was greatly appreciated because we... 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*
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We are a a beautiful three star hotel in the historical center of San Jose Costa Rica. Our characteristic hotel rooms are fully equipped with hot en cold water showers, television and telephone. You will find a warm and inviting accommodation located in three antique colonial mansions in the historical center of San Jose. With its quiet and friendly atmosphere is the perfect place to stay, whether you are traveling for vacations or business. Our restaurant El Jardin is a nice little restaurant in our courtyard garden with its international kitchen strives to serve lunches, dinners, drinks and cocktails for accessible prices. Great presentation, fresh products carefully combined for our dishes! Is the beste way to describe what we mean with a charming dining experience! Our menu offers a choice for every taste at any time, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Fish, meat, chicken, pastas, salads, sandwiches, wraps, risottos, fresh Costarican coffee , cake, cocktails, fresh mixed tropical juices, cocktails and small snacks or bocas. For meetings, private diners or exhibitions we also offer an executive lounge! All this just a few minutes walking away from the whole host of attractions like museums, The National Theater, shopping district. The most heard from our guest is that they find it surprising to find such a lovely hotel behind these facades. Our guests tend to relax and enjoy San Jose before taking off to explore the rest of Costa Rica to return for an other stay with us to bring their holiday to a nice closure. ... more   less 
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