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Aranjuez Hotel

#13 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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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
    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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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was really nice and quiet. Also the breakfast included was amazing, BUT we had a bad experience with the staff. We actually had to take our flight back to Europe before the breakfast time and it was ABSOLUTELY not possible to arrange a small take away breakfast. Unbelievable since I think we were not the first and not... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eve: Thank you for enjoying the Hotel Aranjuez premises. Every morning, our kitchen staff works hard from 5:30 a.m. in order to prepare the breakfast that we serve from 7 to 9:30 a.m. From 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., our guests can find a piece of sweet bread and coffee around the Reception. As our customers can understand, we... More 

Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling back and for between Costa Rica and the US frequently I am so thankful to hav e the comfort of Hotel Aranjuez to stay. The price is awesome, the hotel has beautiful charm, always clean, amazing and friendly staff, and the breakfast is . . .epic! Imagine and incredible spread of hand made goodies, tropical fruits, fresh baked breads,... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Molly: We must appreciate that our non-traditional and eco-friendly hotel provides you a charming and welcoming lodging experience. Thank you for enjoying our breakfast that we offer as a bonus from 7 to 9:30 a.m. every morning. We will continue making our best efforts for continue offering you an “authentic Costa Rican lodging experience”. ¡Muchas gracias y hasta pronto! More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the worst experience. Their staff is not organized at all. They seem to not know what they are doing. Very unprofessional... The rates on their webpage did not match what they will charge you. You should definitely choose another place to stay in San Jose!

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer: During the last 23 years, Hotel Aranjuez has been characterized by the warmth and professionalism of his staff. Most of them have worked with us for more than 10 years. Our staff is trained to help you with anything you need during your stay at Hotel Aranjuez so we are shocked that you have received an unprofessional service.... More 

Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Hotel Aranjuez 3 nights at their apartment style accommodations. Just a short walk to the central downtown area. Restaurants, stores nearby. The staff were more than accommodating and answered all my questions about nearby stores and places to eat. They offer free breakfast. It's amazing! Worth waking up for! Custom made to order omelets made in front of... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for enjoying the “authentic Costa Rican lodging experience” that offers Hotel Aranjuez. We specially thank you for highlighting the great attention given by our staff. It is an honor to know that all our efforts to provide a memorable stay were accomplished. We will continue working to make your next visit even better. ¡Hasta pronto! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this hotel on the tail end of my trip, I stayed on the southern coast of Costa Rica for a month and wanted to spend a day in San Jose. I loved this hotel (after spending a month in a very rural area). Very clean and the staff was very organized. Only flaw, they don't take AMX.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for considering our buffet breakfast, included in the room rate, as "legendary". We will continue working to maintain and improve the quality of our breakfast, wich is our best way to receive all those who visit the Hotel Aranjuez. ¡Muchas gracias y hasta pronto! More 

Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel several times and always return. It has the best breakfast in San Jose, served in a lovely tropical garden. The rooms are good value, spacious, very clean and there is free wifi. The hotel is in a good location, within walking distance to the city centre and nice cafes and restaurants, it's a good,... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for being a loyal guest and considering Hotel Aranjuez as a "great value". As you know, we are proud to preserve as architectural heritage, the five patrimony houses that compose the Hotel Aranjuez. For this reason, is a pleasure to know that a customer as you, enjoys the “authentic Costa Rican lodging experience” that we offer.... More 

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome little hotel! Even the shared bathrooms are very new, modern and it is really cheap to stay in a double room with shared bathroom! The most amazing thing is the breakfast! Very delicous, fresh and typical! Love it! The best of the breakfast is the cook Danny! He has such a positive attitude towards the food and the guests!... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Aranjuez. We do our best to make your stay as pleasant as possible. About the thin walls, due to the nature of the houses, the process to soundproof the rooms is a very difficult, but we’re working on that. ¡Muchas gracias y hasta pronto! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice hotel in good, safe location. Small walk into town centre and right near the museum which is fab. Staff were slightly unwelcoming and not too helpful, but breakfast (included) was really brilliant and outside eating area was beautiful. Perfect when arriving into San Jose and when checking out!

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are glad that you enjoyed our buffet breakfast and the hotel’s location. We must apologize if our staff was not as attentive as you deserve. We will do all the necessary efforts for improving our customer service and making your next visit the most welcoming one. ¡Muchas gracias! More 

Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

room basic, no fridge but has an ice machine, portable air con machine worked well. buffet was really good. the hotel is within walking distance to town and a few blocks away is the gastro street for food. Its not a swanky hotel by any means but it does have its own charm. I would go back.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bjorn: Thank you for considering Hotel Aranjuez a one with “its own charm”. Our hotel is distinguished as a non-traditional, environmentally friendly hotel. The five houses that make up the Hotel Aranjuez date back 60 years, and are kept as architectural heritage. As a result, we can offer our customers a "native lodging experience" based on our commitment to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very reasonable hotel in San Jose. The location is pretty central in that you can walk around to the tourist destinations and they also give you a map. My room was very basic but clean. It did smell a bit musty due to the lack of ventilation because my room had no windows. Hotel staff are helpful, friendly and speak... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Hotel Aranjuez in a non-traditional, eco-friendly Hotel, hosted in five wooden houses that we conserved as architectural patrimony. The rooms are original of the houses and none of them are alike. The bathroom either. According to the room's category, the bathroom and the room is bigger. Our buffet breakfast, included in the room’s rate, offers to our customers,... More 

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