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Aranjuez Hotel

#11 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Kennewick, Washington
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, inexpensive place. We used this hotel as our base in San Jose. The rooms are quaint. There are lovely sitting areas around and plenty of spots to sit and have a cup of coffee or water (both are available in a front hall). The breakfast is fabulous! Sooooo adorable .....cute and tasty rolls, pastries, fruit etc. included in your... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vera: Thank you for enjoying your stay at Hotel Aranjuez. A Hotel with the main target of providing "an authentic Costa Rica lodging experience" to our customers. Our buffet breakfast is a main part of this concept. For that reason, you can taste "queso frito", "frijoles molidos", "tortillas", "encurtido", "gallo pinto", "fresco de maracuyá", etc., as part of our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance and I stayed in this hotel the first night of our trip to Costa Rica. The place was well located, and albeit slightly outside of the city centre it was easy to find. The room was clean and cute and the shower was very nice. We slept comfortably and in the morning we enjoyed a varied, tasty and... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rolamire: For us, it's always a pleasure to know that we have provide you a lodging experience according to your expectations. We will keep working for improving our services for making the visit of future customers a memorable experience. ¡Muchas gracias y hasta pronto! More 

common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only spent one night here. The room fitted our expectations, but what was really fantastic was the amazing breakfast (fruit, vegetables, gallo pinto, omelett, cake, etc...) in the garden with hummingbirds flying around. Staff was also nice and very helpful.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Owner at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Estimado cliente: Thank you very much for enjoying the "authentic Costa Rican lodging experience" we offer. The breakfast, included in the room rate, is part of this experience. A large variety of dishes and pastries of the Costa Rican cuisine, but adapted to new culinary trends, are included in our buffet. Since this week, we are baking a few recipes... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and we really enjoyed it. Our room was cleaned every day, the staff was very friendly and gave us useful information on where to go and what to do. But the biggest asset of the hotel is definitely the breakfast in the garden. The food is amazing, one of the best buffet... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Owner at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for considering Hotel Aranjuez " one of the finest hotels at which I've stayed, particularly with respect to the price". It’s a pleasure knowing that you enjoy the buffet breakfast, included in the rate, served in one of our patios. You and future customers are invited to post the photos taking in our traditional Costa Rican... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden hotel is lovely. It's one of the finest hotels at which I've stayed, particularly with respect to the price. There are little patios all around for people to sit and swing in the shade by the trees. The breakfast here in a garden setting is justifiably legendary. The beds are comfortable and the showers work well. The wifi... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John: Dear guest: Thank you for considering Hotel Aranjuez " one of the finest hotels at which I've stayed, particularly with respect to the price". It's a pleasure to know that you have enjoy all our efforts for keeping the traditional patios. We hope to share with you the gluten free products that we are baking for the buffet... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was our last night before flying out, we've driven all day and were really tired, all we wanted was a good night's rest. First of all, there's no sign or indication that the hotel is actually there, so we missed it and had to go back. The second time around, we found the hotel but could find anywhere to... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: First of all, we want to thank you for considering Hotel Aranjuez "actually cute and charming" and our breakfast "one of the best we in all trip". We are deeply sad by the unpleasant experience you had in our hotel. During the last 18 years, Gregory has been our partner with a clear record in his customer serviceWe... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Aranjuez Hotel was everything we needed for just one night. It is walking distance to the city, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is out of this world. I highly recommend this hotel.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sarah: We appreciate your comment and the invitation to Trip Advisor users to lodge at Hotel Aranjuez. We hope you visit us again in the near future ¡Hasta entonces! More 

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