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Aranjuez Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 19, Avenida 11 & 13 | De la Iglesia Sta. Teresita, 200 mtrs. al norte, 200 mtrs. al oeste y 25 mtrs. al sur., San Jose 2070, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Halifax, Canada
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190 reviews 190 reviews
31 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a quirky, clean hotel very close to the main street of downtown San Jose. As mentioned on the website, it is a number of houses joined up(thus the quirkiness)There are interesting little patios and sitting areas within the hotel. The reservations procedure is outdated and a little weird in 2014(the only place in Costa Rica I experienced this),but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a good value and walking distance from the National Theater and other centrally located attractions. The rooms are clean, but it seemed a little musty when we were there. (It was raining heavily). The breakfast was great as everyone says. Our chief complaint was the noise - we could actually hear it when people in other rooms... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are glad that you had found practical our location, a walking distance to main attractions of our capital. We apologize for the noise problem. As we mention in our website, we have been working on it in the last years until the point of not affecting the houses that we keep as architectural patrimony of the XIX... More

Heidelberg, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night in this Hotel on our day of arrival and it was an excellent choice. We arrived at 6 am, check-in is usually an 2 pm, but we could get our room after breakfast - which we could buy for 10$pP (worth every penny, see below), so we had our room already at 8am- perfect. The room... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: How pleasant if for all of us to know that we have provided you a memorable stay at Hotel Aranjuez. Thank you so much for your stimulating review. ¡Hasta pronto! More

Jena, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San José is not the most welcoming city. The more important it is, to feel home in the hotel you stay in. I spent just one night there travelling from Nicaragua to Puerto Viejo. Friends recommended me this hotel and I'm happy I followed their advice. The location of the hotel is quite - not the best if you just... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are even happier of knowing that you have followed your friend advice of lodging at Hotel Aranjuez and that we feel out your expectations. Thank you for enjoying our breakfast, which we prepare with a big pleasure for providing the most welcoming feeling to our guests. We must thank you, also, for your recommendation to Trip Advisor... More

Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming to Costa Rica for two decades but have never stayed in a hotel in San Jose. This place was recommended by a friend and I was pleased with the experience. The place is really a bunch of old houses that have been connected. It's not fancy, nor is it like a US chain so leave those expectations... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We much appreciate your commentary that we believe will be very useful for Trip Advisor users. Our maids, always working hard for providing a secure feeling to our guests when they get into the rooms, are very proud of your kind words about their cleaning job. Besides, we must mention that we use first class ecological products in... More

solotraveler007
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A nice boutique hotel. The breakfast is famous for good reasons. We had rambutan for breakfast and the omelette was fresh made to order. The garden around the hotel is very nice and peaceful. You don't feel like you are in the middle of the city. The room was clean and nicely decorated. Highly recommended!

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for your enthusiastic recommendation. Our main goal is to provide an “authentic Costa Rican experience” to all those who choose Hotel Aranjuez. We are looking forward for leaving in your memory a ¡Pura Vida sensation! More

Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stayed for two nights. The court yard is very charming. Excellent Breakfast. The hotel is close to downtown with a short taxi drive or walk. The room is clean but the wall is very thin. The wifi is very slow.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are glad you have enjoyed a peaceful moment in our court yard. During this Rainy Season is just gorgeous to take a cup of coffee (available all day long by free) while the rain is falling over the trees and the large spectrum of the green leaves. On the wifi problem, I must inform that we are... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed for one night at this hotel in San Jose. The hotel itself is in good condition, is pretty and tranquil, and the breakfast was good. The hotel is also good value. Despite these positives, a few things occurred during my stay that clouded my opinion of the hotel. The neighboorhood is VERY sketchy and feels... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Natalie: In the last 21 years, Hotel Aranjuez has been making all possible for providing our customers the best “lodging experience”. Most of the 500 reviews that potential customers can read at Trip Advisor shows up that we care about our guests and specially, that we all try to improve our customer services. For us, is deeply sad to... More

Grand Junction, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have stayed here numerous times through the years. I like that it is close to downtown San Jose, has free parking (request in advance not many spaces), the rooms are nice, good price and excellent breakfast buffet. I would say this is more of a very nice backpackers hotel however accommodates anyone...even families. Front desk staff is always friendly... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for been our loyalty guest through the years. At Hotel Aranjuez, no room is made for share with unknown people, as the characteristic of the backpackers. In some way, all the rooms are private. Even the shared bath rooms are private rooms including all the services, the only difference is that are sharing an outside bathroom... More

Newcastle, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great hotel with immaculate rooms. Safe included. Friendly staff who were very patient as I seemed to always be asking them questions. Buffet breakfast excellent with a wide variety of choice and a member of staff on hand to make personalised omelettes. Also lovely as whilst we ate we got to watch the humming birds have their breakfast too! Easy... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Aranjuez. Thank you very much for your generous words about the quality of our services. I take this opportunity to let you know that two days ago, while taking my breakfast, besides hummingbirds, I could see a woodpecker pecking on the mango tree.... More

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Address: Calle 19, Avenida 11 & 13 | De la Iglesia Sta. Teresita, 200 mtrs. al norte, 200 mtrs. al oeste y 25 mtrs. al sur., San Jose 2070, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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Hotel Class:3 star — Aranjuez Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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