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Hotel Rincon de San Jose

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the towel origami we had on each of our beds. The room had three twin sized beds and a really nice shower and bathroom even for three girls. The restaurant had sub par food, mostly catered to American fare rather than local. Great happy hour drinks- 2 for 1's. Needed a cab in the morning and the receptionist walked... 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 glad you liked our hotel and appreciated the personalized service of our receptionist. We hope you enjoyed Costa Rica. Warm regards Jos de Haan Owner/ manager Hotel Rincon de San Jose More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very convenient hotel with good rooms, big as well! The towels were clean and replaced every day, the bathroom was clean and huge as well. Breakfast was decent (toast, eggs, rice) and employees are very nice.

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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 more than pleased that you liked our spacious rooms. But foremost I am pleased that you liked our personalized service by our receptionists. I will forward this to our staff. Hope to welcome you again. Warm regards Jos de Haan General manager Hotel Rincon de San Jose More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed twice at this hotel and i really liked it. The personnel is very friendly and helpful, their, laundry service is fast and good (when you come back for a week in the jungle, this is a must) and the location is very good. you have nice restaurants and souvenir shops within a couple of blocks, and in... More 

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Dear Client, Thank you for your nice comments, we are glad you enjoyed Costa Rica as you did and liked our hotel in the center of San Jose. Hope to welcome you again. Warm regards Jos de Haan Manager Hotel Rincon de San Jose More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I switched to this lovely 1920's hotel from a wretched one just down the block. Wish I knew about it sooner. It's the same price as the two terrible ones everyone seems to go to, but in an entirely different class. A transformed plantation home from the 20's, The rooms are clean, well-appointed and comfortable. The bathrooms are warm, modern... More 

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

Dear Client, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you liked our hotel and all the effort we put into it to make it a green warm welcome in Costa Rica. The birds are even in the city and in our lovely garden, now and then they will wish you a good morning as well... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here twice on our recent trip to Costa Rica. The hotel is about 400 metres from thecentral area of San Jose. It has a reasonable restaurant on site and a popular restaurant Cafe Mondo just across the road. Take care when walking the streets of San Jose. I know of two separate incidents where people have fallen and... More 

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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 indeed well near the center and as in every city you need to do mind the traffic. Yes you are right meat in our restaurant and in the whole of Costa Rica is in general a very expensive ingredient. A lot more expensive than the US or Europe. That's why we... More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This hotel was booked on my behalf by a tour group and I was pleasantly surprised once I got in through the front door. From outside the place doesn't look much but inside its very cute. I was only here for one night before I left early to leave Costa Rica so didn't get chance to explore the surrounding area... 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 glad you liked our hotel and do hope that on a next occasion visiting Costa Rica you can stay with us a few days more. Warm regards Jos de Haan Manger Hotel Rincon de San Jose More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were only here for one night and I barely saw it in the day light, but first impressions - light and airy, lots of plants everywhere, cute little bridge and walkways between rooms, rooms and bathrooms perfectly adequate, friendly staff. I expected it to be noisy all night long and it was. If your room didn't face out onto... 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, and appreciating our green areas in the hotel. As many hotels in the cities are made in old mansions a lot of them have a great open courtyard, we used it to make our restaurant El Jardin were not only we serve our breakfast but as well are open for the public... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great location and friendly staff. Stayed here twice as start and finish point for a tour. Hotel is close to city Centre. Rooms are nothing special but are clean and tidy if a bit dated in decor. Staff are wonderful and friendly.

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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 liked it. I will forward your kind words to our staff Our hotel is made out of 4 colonial mansions which we connected by opening their gardens. The houses are build around the 1930, with the construction material of choice at that time wood and brick... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Really my title says it all. San Jose is not the most inspiring of cities but it is a gateway. This place really does its job well and I would happily return. While not inspiring it is entirely practical a good base for seeing the limited sites of the city and the fantastic country.

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

Dear Client, Thank you for your nice comments. All our rooms are a bid different we also provide more spacious rooms for families and the one who likes to spoil them selves a bid. We hope to welcome you again. warm regards Jos de Haan Manager / owner Hotel Rincon de San Jose More 

Hamburg, Germany
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I stay for one night in this hotel as part of a tour. The service is very frendly, the room are clean and large enough for two people. In 5-7 minutes you can walk to the walking street of San Jose with shopping, restaurants and bars.

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

Dear Client, Thank you so much for your nice comments. I will relay it to the staff, the will be very pleased that their personal touch is well appreciated. We work very hard to give our guests a warm welcome in Costa Rica where they can feel at ease and appreciated. Hope to welcome you again. Warm regards Jos de... More 

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