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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 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Costa Mesa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located in a nice neighborhood of San Jose, within walking distance of many restaurants, stores, sodas and historical sights. I felt comfortable walking around by myself at all times of the day and evening. The staff was very friendly and accommodated my early arrival as soon as they could (shout out to Jose, he was very helpful).... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We much appreciate your review. It’s a pleasure to know that you felt comfortable in our Hotel. Thank you for enjoying our breakfast. We are always trying to improve it including new recipes and products. We hope you can visit us soon. ¡Hasta entonces! More

Dusseldorf, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel in San Jose. We used this as start and endpoint of our CostaRica-trip. Great breakfast, served in the nice garden, coffee&water all day free available. Clean rooms and friendly staff that speaks English. Only disadvantage is the fact that the rooms can be a little noisy.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for sharing with us and Trip Advisor users your lodging experience at Hotel Aranjuez. We are always aware of providing a warmth and efficient service. Due to the structure of the wooden houses that make up the Hotel Aranjuez, preserved as patrimony, we can’t solve all the noise problems. In any case, we are always attentive... More

State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel, secure (24 hour fd staff, locked front door), and a great complimentary breakfast. Each room is different and a lot of them have recently renovated bathrooms. This is the second time I have stayed here - this time bathroom has a rain shower. Did I mention a great breakfast? I also like sitting in the different courtyards doing... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you so much for your loyalty. We all are very proud of have providing you a memorable stay at Hotel Aranjuez once again. We much appreciate all the kind words addressed by you about our services. We are always looking to add complementary services as the ones mentioned in your commentary: microwave, ice machine, filtered water machine,... More

Denver, CO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been lucky enough to stay at the Aranjuez during 3 of my 4 trips to Costa Rica. It was referred by an acquaintance and far exceeded my expectations - first in 2010. The lovely old hotel is so unique and tropical that once inside, the city vanishes. I was amazed at the variety and uniqueness of their breakfast... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We all are very proud of your loyalty to our Hotel. For all of us is very important to know that our loyalty customers found that we all keep, over the years, the enthusiasm for giving the best of us towards our work. Our partners are always making the best efforts for providing our customers of a warmth... More

Ubud, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Beautiful hotel in the city... lovely garden, amazing breakfast and sensibly/fairly priced! little touched like hairdryer in the bathroom, free filtered water and computers make all the difference in whether you feel like a GUEST or a customer!!! lots of areas to relax in and close to town. Very good service, Thankyou! xxx

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: It’s a pleasure to know that all our efforts for providing you a memorable stay at Hotel Aranjuez have been achieved. Thank you for letting us to know that we are working in the correct way. ¡Hasta pronto! More

Paris, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Hotel Aranjuez, which is made up of several houses of the 30's with lots of character as well as picturesque courtyards & rest areas inbetween. The rooms were clean, comfortable and well equiped with safe, WiFi, TV, etc..., only the bathroom was a little basic and it was sometimes difficult to have hot water... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eric: We much appreciate your kind words about the Hotel grounds and our services. We are proud of had offering you the best breakfast in Costa Rica. Thank you for “highly recommending” our Hotel to Trip Advisor users. We enjoyed looking the pictures. ¡Hasta pronto! More

San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We loved our one night stay here after arriving in the evening into SJO. This place is a great value for the money. The staff are helpful and polite. Though in a residential area, it was easy to get a cab from the hotel to venture to a nearby jazz cafe. We felt safe in the neighborhood we were in.... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: For all of us is always a pleasure to know that we have offered a great value lodging service for a very affordable price. Thank you for sharing with us and Trip Advisor users this commentary. We will be working hard for not disappointing you during your next visit to Hotel Aranjuez. Muchas gracias y hasta pronto! More

Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had a very nice stay there, I absolutely loved the garden / relax area, breakfast was super tasty and looked really luxurious :) Rooms are nice, beds are ok, we had some big ants in the room but I guess it's normal in CR. The only problem was no light in the bathroom, we notified about that but they... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We ask you for our deepest apologies for not being able to provide the service you and your friends deserved as our customers. We apologize for not being able to solve the problems with the room immediately. Since now, we will look for new ways for avoid a situation like this in the future. I personally invite our... More

Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This hotel is so beautiful and charming, its like being invited into a local family residence, everyone knows you and they are so polite. We just got back from a 9 day trip to Coast Rica and used this hotel for a base. I can't rave too much about the Breakfast, Javier, the chef, puts out a spread that is... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Director General at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are so proud to have left in your memory an authentic Costa Rican welcoming feeling. We all work for introducing our guest to a real Costa Rican natural ambiance. That’s the main reason we keep the five houses that compose the Hotel Aranjuez as patrimony. In the same way, we dedicate many efforts to prepare a breakfast... More

State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed at Aranjuez after arriving into Costa Rica on a later flight. The staff made booking, check in, and parking easy. Our room was clean and comfortable with a huge bathroom. The hotel is made up of several houses, with courtyards between, in a residential neighborhood. We felt like we got to see part of the city away from... More

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: For us is always very important to know that our customers spent a comfortable stay at Hotel Aranjuez. We are glad that you found interested the location of the Hotel. Many attractions are located nearby as museums, parks, la “Aduana” and la Casa del Cuño. Besides, few blocks ahead our customers can find a large gastronomic offer composed... 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*
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Amenities

Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Jose #3 Romantic Hotel in San Jose #5 Family Hotel in San Jose #9 Business Hotel in San Jose
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Live a true costa rican experience in our hotel. The hotel is build in 5 old fashioned followed costa rican houses and our breakfast is speechless!!! ... more   less 
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