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Aranjuez Hotel

#10 of 85 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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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago via mobile

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 1 week 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

very nice, good location, great value. this place has a lot of charm. love the little nooks everywhere with plants, chairs, books. the breakfast is sooo good & is included! great place to stay & better value than most. homey & authentic! I recommend it!

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chelseyt: Thank you for the stimulating words about Hotel Aranjuez. During the past 22 years, we been working hard to preserve the five wooden houses that are part of our hotel. Since then, our main task is provide our customers "an authentic Costa Rican lodging experience". A touch of simplicity, a touch of Costa Rican way of life. Once... More 

Lima, Peru
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a godsend. I've stayed here several times, and would be hard-pressed to stay anywhere else when in San Jose. Nestled in a nice barrio in the city (walkable at night), the hotel provides excellent economic options ($38 US for a room for two with shared bathroom) with cable TV, firm comfy beds, strong wifi, 24 hour reception,... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for your loyalty to Hotel Aranjuez and, specially, for giving that much value to what we offer. As you know, we are always looking for improving our services. Only our customers can provide the most important feedback in helping us in achieving a more efficient customer service. Muchas gracias y hasta pronto! More 

Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me be frank: Costa Rica is a rip-off. Just as if not more expensive than the US, but half the quality and double the attitude. But Hotel Aranjuez, nestled in a tranquil, historic Barrio by the same name, is a diamond in the rough! The fairest prices I've seen in Costa Rica, offering private rooms with shared bathrooms for... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for your loyalty to Hotel Aranjuez and, specially, for giving that much value to what we offer. As you know, we are always looking for improving our services. Only our customers can provide the most important feedback in helping us in achieving a more efficient customer service. Muchas gracias y hasta pronto! More 

Kamloops, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by Renzo and because it was dark out, he walked us to a restaurant and came back and picked us up. Thank you, Renzo, it was over and above expectations! The hotel was made up of different old houses, so it made it like a maze, but it was interlinked with beautiful courtyards full of plants and... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Aranjuez. We are located a walking distance of many cultural attractions as the National Park, La Aduana, Plaza de la Democracia. In most of these patrimony buildings, our guest can enjoy very interested art expositions, concerts and dance demonstrations. Our staff is always ready to inform... More 

Castle Pines, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Aranjuez is not your standard run of the mill hotel. It is a step back in time with its quaint and charming ambiance. These are 1930's homes attached with walkways and lush gardens in the back. The staff is welcoming, polite and professional. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The covered patio, overlooking the garden was like an... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Don Renee:  We are very proud that you’ve enjoyed your stay at Hotel Aranjuez. In fact, the main characteristic of Hotel Aranjuez is its Costa Rican ambient. Hotel Aranjuez is not a traditional hotel. We offer an immersion in what is staying in 1930’s homes. The 5 houses that are part of the Hotel Aranjuez are preserved as patrimony,... More 

Montreal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to Aranjuez Hotel since 2001 and must have stayed there at least a dozen times. The cleanliness, attention to detail and kindness of the staff never fails. If you are travelling alone, you have the convenience of a safe location with just a 10 minute walk to downtown San Jose (bank, super market, crafts market, clinic, pharmacy,... More 

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Dear customer: We must appreciate your loyalty to Hotel Aranjuez through all these years. We are looking to offer you, as always, a memorable stay. Thank you for sharing with Trip Advisor users your experience. Hasta pronto! More 

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