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Hotel El Maragato

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Central, Calle 1 and 3, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #56 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I stayed there for 2 nights, on separate occasions. My first stay was a very positive experience: a nice, clean enough room, awesome staff, and given the location, looked like a very good deal. on my second stay, everything was the same, except for the room: dirty floors, cockroaches in the bathroom, TV not working, and shower was basically not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I am writing this from family angle. We arrived by car (my mistake really, should have stayed away from the city) late. There is nowhere to park so I ended up leaving the car in the street and moving it to the parking lot at 5.30. Rooms are dirty, after walking on carpet your socks are black. Shower had disgusting... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

First off I must say that the staff are first class. I have stayed in hundreds of hotels over my 67 years and this bunch is amongst the best. The reception staff is so helpful, with their great command of the English language and can't say enough for them, first class. I have scheduled trips from the hotel and they... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Hotel is located in a busy pedestrian area near the cultural museum, national theatre and national museum. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. I didn't feel at a loss since my Spanish isn't that great. The room was adequate, providing just the basics. WiFi was a little spotty, bathroom was tiny. Room had a balcony which was a... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The hotel is in a great location, right in the centre of San Jose. Note it's in a pedestrian area so you won't be able to drive right up to it. The facilities are somewhat basic and dated, but quite adequate, for the money. A reasonable place to spend a night, but not more than that.

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Toronto, ON
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I am really irritated that I made reservations here and have contacted the hotel 3 times by email and haven't received a response to my inquiry. It's been a week. I also called there number and no answer? I am thinking of cancelling my reservation if no one gets back to me ASAP. But now I am wondering if this... More

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel El Maragato for about five days this winter. My partner and I chose it because we are both college students traveling on a budget, and we wanted to stay somewhere cheap and centrally located, and we figured we could take day trips out from San Jose. We were not overly concerned with luxury or amenities,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Excellent around hotel was clean Very quiet at night. Friendly staff, excellent location acess to multiple resturants, great Price, safe place I will be definetly come back. It takes about 5 min for water to get hot Thanks for my stay, Johnny

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St. Pete, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Just stayed here for the third time. This place is a hidden gem right in the heart of downtown, a minute's walk from the Teatro Nacional and right in front of the Gran Hotel. The price is great for the area. The hotel is not at all fancy, but everything is clean and neat. Breakfast is not the greatest, however,... More

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Additional Information about Hotel El Maragato

Also Known As:
Hotel El Maragato Costa Rica/San Jose
Address: Avenida Central, Calle 1 and 3, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #56 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Maragato 3*
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