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Aranjuez Hotel

#12 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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel Aranjuez is a fabulous place to stay in San Jose, Costa Rica. On a quiet street up on a hill, but still walking distance to the center, this hotel is comprised of several local houses joined together, so all the rooms are different in size and shape. I'm sure you can find one to suit your budget, but beware,... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer: Thank you for considering Hotel Aranjuez as “a fabulous place to stay in San Jose, Costa Rica”. We all do our best to offer our customers an “authentic Costa Rican lodging experience”. We all, appreciate the high value you offer to our customer service and the hotel premises. Thank you for “highly recommending” Hotel Aranjuez. ¡Hasta pronto! More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most amazing breakfast buffet you will ever see; freshly cooked omlettes to order, traditional breakfast along with fruits, cakes, breads and individually made small dishes. The staff were really helpful. The room was very comfortable, clean and the bed was huge!

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Goc: We must appreciate your kind words about the Hotel Aranjuez services. Our breakfast, included in the room rate, is the best way of welcoming our guests to our Hotel and country. We are always trying to improve all the details concerning presentation and incorporating new recipes based in native vegetables and fruits. All is artisan made and no... More 

Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little eco-friendly hotel is a favorite of European travelers, as well as one of ours. An old coffee plantation house has been divided into uniquely individual rooms, some with private baths, some without. The hotel is very clean and homey, with comfy little sitting areas hidden away, and a lovely courtyard. The breakfast buffet, which is included, is superb.... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kay: We much enjoy reading your review about your lodging experience at Hotel Aranjuez. We must thank you for giving such a good value to our non-traditional hotel. We will keep working for providing all our customers the best service. ¡Hasta pronto! More 

Brussels
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night before taking our flight back home. Staff is nice, rooms are clean, maybe just a bit outdated but nothing bad. Breakfast is gigantic as of 7.00am! For dinner we went to another hotel. Location is a bit out of the center. Taxi to the airport is 25$ (14000 colones)

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer: We are glad that you have enjoy your stay at Hotel Aranjuez. Hotel Aranjuez is located just 4 blocks away from National Park, La Aduana, la Casa del Cuño and the Contemporary Art Museum. We invite our customers to check in our cultural map the main point of interest located nearby. Also, we offer a map with all... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The layout of this Hotel is super interesting, like a large with many unique corridors and common spaces. The rooms are clean and beautiful. The breakfast buffet each morning is EPIC a blend of traditional fare and morning favourites with steady flow of local coffee. One evening, there were few restaurants open so the security guard accompanied me to and... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: For all of us is a pleasure to know that we provide you a memorable stay at Hotel Aranjuez. Your precise description of our hotel and services gives us the good feeling of being working in the right direction. Once again thank you for enjoying the “authentic Costa Rican lodging experience” that we offer. ¡Hasta pronto! More 

Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very plesant hotel located at only a 10 minute walk from the center of San Jose. It is not evident from the entrance and the lobby, but the site is quite vast, with many areas to read and relax. Having to leave early I did not have the chance to taste the breakfast. An excellent choice in the mid-range... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We must thank you for considering Hotel Aranjuez “An excellent choice in the mid-range category, with much more character and local flavor than the usual chain hotels”. We hope next time you have a chance to taste our breakfast buffet. ¡Hasta entonces! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local recommended the hotel to us. Very reasonably priced, comfortable with friendly staff. We were meant to stay for one night but my boyfriend got ill so we stayed three nights instead. Had a wonderful time, it a gem in the middle of an otherwise unattractive city. And its worth visiting purely on the basis of the breakfast. Exquisitely... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We appreciate your kind words about our services. We are proud that our breakfast please that much. We are working hard for offering our customers a memorable breakfast experience. All our food is artisan-made. No pre-mix or additives are used in our kitchen. All food, served in our buffet, is prepared by our Chef and our Baker with... More 

Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent only one night here-without enjoying the breakfast experience( we would picked up at 6 o'clock from transfer car for joining Tortuguero) which I am sure is special - but we felt like home. Hotel staff is much more than helpful, nice and kind. Coffee and water were at every time ready to drink. Room was big with a... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We much appreciate your review. We regret you didn't enjoy our buffet breakfast. We hope next time you visit Hotel Aranjuez, you will have the opportunity to do so. We are always making new recipes using native products as chayote, yuca, mango and many others. We wish you a memorable vacation in Costa Rica. ¡Muchas gracias! More 

centralia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night to rest from our long flight. The room was clean, comfortable, and peaceful. We were able to grab a bite to eat at a near by restaurant, and walk to a market to pick up some last minute things pretty easily. The gentleman at the front desk was helpful, We missed out on the breakfast... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest! We are glad to know that you have found our Hotel "clean and cute". We use certified ecological products for providing our guest the best hygienic conditions. Our staff is always receiving training from the company in charge. We hope that in a future visit, you will take the time for enjoying our buffet breakfast. ¡Muchas gracias! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good has microwaves and ventilation, even has safes I would stay forever, just beware of ninja monkeys that eat babies, it even has hot water and breakfast, the food is ninja monkeys , stay safe brethren

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bob: We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you can visit us in the near future, especially during the rainy season. During that time, our garden offers, with more intensity, the feeling of being in a small forest. We believe you will enjoy contemplating while having a cup of coffee on the terrace, the magic of... More 

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