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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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Atlantic, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap and chearful rooms that are good value for the money. The shower was fantastic. Customer service a pleasure - thanks! Breakfast was one of the best I've ever had at a hotel. Amazing! The gardens running thru out the hotel give it a special calmness.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cindy: We feel proud that you consider Hotel Aranjuez as “A little oasis”. We have put all our efforts in keeping the five houses that host the Hotel Aranjuez as architectural heritage. The patios, inside gardens, terraces and social areas keep all the feeling of Costa Rican way of life. Thank you for enjoy that much what we offer... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, where do I start? I guess with the best feature. The breakfast is otherworldly! 30-40 different items and you just don't have enough gastronomical space to accommodate everything. But what a treat to the taste buds - wow! That alone is worth the already reasonable room rates starting at just $28 all included! The staff are very friendly and... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: What a pleasure to know that your lodging experience at Hotel Aranjuez “Exceeded expectations all around”. We all are very happy knowing that our non –traditional an eco-friendly hotel, which offers “an authentic Costa Rican home experience”, provides you a good feeling. We will keep working with enthusiasm for keeping the best of us and implementing new ways... More 

Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a lot of great reviews. And for good reason. We loved the hotel. The rooms were good. The location was very good. The staff were excellent. But the breakfast? AMAZING! Definitely the highlight and a tremendous value since it was included in the modest nightly rate. We are huge fans of this excellent hotel. And we can... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear family: We much appreciate your stimulated commentary. We’re glad that you and your kids enjoyed all the Costa Rican feeling of the Hotel premises and the touching treatment of our staff. We are always working with love and enthusiasm in making our breakfast a memorable experience. Many of the most traditional dishes are served in a contemporary way for... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed here several times, and it never fails to impress me. The staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms are immaculate and offer all mod cons, but retain a genuinely traditional style and feel. The public areas of the hotel are bedecked with quirky artwork/objet d'art, and laden with fascinating artifacts and other objects of interest - it's well... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you very much for your nice commentary. We’re glad that you’ve enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We make a lot of efforts in making the Hotel Aranjuez a beautiful place to stay, quiet and confortable. Also, we are exhibiting works of art from different Costa Rican artists in the corridors and common areas, so our guests... More 

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 April 19, 2015

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 April 13, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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 

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