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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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San Francisco
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71 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Ogden, Utah
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here at the beginning of our tour of Costa Rica, the first night & the last night. Our first night we arrived about midnight and we had a 6:10 am pick up to go rafting. Thankfully we only stayed in the rooms for a quick nap. The room was warm without air conditioning; however we opened a door... More 

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

Dear Client, Thank you for your comments, we are glad you hade a nice time in our hotel. We are sorry about the confusion of a welcoming package, we are sorry to say that you agent didn't gave us one to begin with. We work with various agents and some indeed do this for their client. We also know that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed as part of a G adventure trip, maid service came by too early, attendants rudely tell you to pay before breakfast, and breakfast was cold. No A/C and the fan is not reachable to turn it on. TV channels do not show well and the remote does not work. Constantly being disturbed by staff, and could not be accommodated... More 

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

Dear Client We are very sorry that you had a bad experience in our hotel. We try to please all our guest but sometimes we do not get it right. We are sorry that you did expect a air conditioning in your room, however we never had these. We as a certificated hotel for our sustainable practices do not use... More 

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

Bright and spacious rooms with nice ambiance. Big and clean bathroom. Delicious breakfast in El Jardin restaurant, which is also a very good option for lunch and diner and this all for an affordable price and at a walking distance of the nicest museums and the lively city centre of San José.

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

Dear Client, Thank you so much for your nice comments we are glad that our services, rooms and hotel ambiance were to your liking. We strive to give an excellent and affordable service in our hotel and restaurant in the center of San Jose. We thank you for finding the time to let us know that we are on the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice and clean rooms with hot showers! The best thing about the hotel was the reception staff who helped me out with a variety of enquiries with no dramas. Close to the CBD which is handy for seeing the sights of San Jose.

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

Dear Client, Thank you for your nice comments we try our best to provide giving service and advice our receptionist to help out where ever they can in a personal way. I will forward your comments to the receptionist to keep up the good work and making your stay a nice experience. Hope to welcome you again. Warm regards Jos... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I contacted this hotel from New Zealand as my friend from the UK was staying there over her birthday and I wanted to arrange a surprise gift for her. The tour operator were unhelpful saying this wasn't something they do (spoil sports!) but the hotel on the other hand were great! Contacting the hotel by their website, I received a... More 

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

Dear Client, Thank you for your kind comments, We were happy to help you out and pleased that you liked our service. We always try to do a little extra and we find it very nice that you gave us the opportunity to do this for you and your friend. In general, just by contacting us directly and ask for... 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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