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Kekoldi Hotel

#26 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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Avenida 9, between Calle 5 and 7, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main thing about this hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica is its location. It is on a quiet street in a safe area of this city but it is only a short walk to the main square of San Jose and takes you past banks, supermarkets and bookshops! The hotel itself has a colonial-style courtyard or central garden. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't ask for a more convenient location if you want to enjoy downtown San Jose. I spent hours just wandering around the downtown area, which was my plan for this trip. My bed was quite comfortable. Because I have a memory foam mattress at home, I always worry about beds in hotels. This one was quite nice. Besides the... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Kekoldi is a great place. I stayed there for two nights and would stay again if travelling back through San Jose. Having arrived at 11 pm to San Jose, the hotel made sure I was picked up after an exhausting day of travelling since 4 am. My room was immaculate; spacious, bright, very clean with hot water 24/7. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Hotel Kekoldi one month from January to February 2015. I enjoyed it tremendously. The owner Mr. Francisco and the manager Senor Wilbert were very welcoming and made my stay happy. Try to get a room on the second floor (Room 7 if possible). Breakfast is continental but by far better than I anticipated. Overall, I could not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed in Kekoldi Hotel our first night in San Jose. We arrived early in the morning expecting to be able to drop off our luggage in storage until it was time to check in. Instead, Wilbert welcomed us, let us check into our at 7:30 am, and offered us breakfast despite only officially paying for the next day's breakfast.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I had expected to really like this place based on the reviews... I usually prefer this type of small hotel. To start off they had messed up my reservations (I had planned to stay twice during my trip). The dates were wrong on the 1st res, and the 2nd res simply wasn't there. I had copies of the confirmations so... More 

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Kekoldi, Gerente at Kekoldi Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing our hotel regret that your stay was not the best we have many doubts about your reservation in our hotel breakfast is not directly serves the customer have a buffet breakfast, which is served directly any order is taken because the client takes directly, we are not 10 steps from the breakfast as it is next to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Kekoldi in Costa Rica for 2 nights in November 2014. It is a very small but stylish hotel. Our room was spacious and clean, although a bit cold of a night-time - we could have done with a couple of blankets! The breakfast was very nice but space was a bit tight. The staff were... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I visit San Jose regularly and always stay at the Kekoldi. Francisco and his staff are incredibly helpful and friendly, always available to book restaurants, taxis, offering cups of tea/coffee etc. The rooms are lovely, bright and airy, spotlessly clean, with really nice touches like fresh flowers. The art on the walls is also very refreshing. The breakfast of eggs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great hotel within five minutes walk to the center of San José. The staff is very kind and immediately helped us by calling a rent a car. The desayuno is perfect(fruit, toast and eggs)! The rooms are very clean too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I am rewritingthis review to reply to the owner's comments, which I include here for fairness. We may have been unfortunate with our room, but this was an awful hotel for us. Like another reviewer, we were put in the room opposite reception which was dirty and noisy, in addition to which we were bitten by bedbugs. Luckily, we were... More 

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