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Hotel Cacts

Avenida tercera bis, 2845, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #32 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013
James G Duncan, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Duncan, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Prices have gone up since my last visit here almost a year ago, but I still found the Cacts Hotel clean, friendly and super convenient, assuming you want to stay just east of Sabana Park, rather than right downtown, or somewhere east of immediate downtown.

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San Diego, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Cacts a total of three nights, two at the beginning of our vacation and one at the end. The hotel is conveniently located near several good restaurants, main commercial avenue, and large park. The staff were helpful and friendly and speak English, if you don't speak Spanish. If you are looking for a luxury hotel, then... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

Room was filthy. No hot water. Cobwebs in every corner and dead bugs hanging from them. Walls in the bathroom were bulging from water damage. No AC (but that doesn't figure into this review). When I complained that the hot water wasn't working and the room was filthy, they just smiled and didn't even offer a new room or explaination.

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Stuttgart
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Good is probably as good as Hotel Cacts might receive. I am here at the first weeks of rainy season (beginning of Aug). There are 5 of approx 40 rooms filled and I wonder why the put a guest right next to me (someone who runs television loudly LATE). The Manager Sra. Elecxa and her grown daughter Gretchen are too... More

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Emory, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I have been staying at Hotel Cacts since 1996. It has greatly evolved from moderate to excellent for the money involved, especially if you are travelling with a group. I teach a course in Tropical Biology, and I always insist on staying here (I use Innova Adventure Travel for ALL bookings, which is an EXCELLENT company; the owner, Laura Barrantes... More

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Phoenix
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The hotel’s overall structure is quite nice; it has a nice little pool, a roof terrace where you can have breakfast. The police station is right across from it so you can feel safe and they keep it lock at night so you know you are definitely safe (it is around a not very nice area, but then again San... More

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Duncan, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 8 nights in June 2012. It is by no means fancy, but is located between Sabana Park and downtown and had everything I needed. The Superior Rooms are an improvement on the Regular Rooms, and if you can get a Superior for the same price as a Regular, you'll get a good deal by... More

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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Our 12 day stay in this hotel was a nightmare. The echoing of the noises from this multiple story stone building, and the loud flushing sounds coming from plumbing pipes(if you happen to be staying on the lower floor)- made this place unbearable. The stone stairs for three levels was a work out,and unsafe for older people. We just wanted... More

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TAMPA FL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

What an incredible first trip to Costa Rica! I was there to see Dr Marcos for dental work and it was very convenient due to being right next door literally foot steps away! The staff at Hotel Cacts made me feel safe and were always there for me when I needed anything. The free breakfast in the morning was something... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Rooms are modest, functional, and clean. Breakfast ever morning up stairs, very nice, eggs, gallo pinto, buffet of fruit and juice, toast and 24 hour coffee and tea available also Included. No matter where we travel, ( I worked for an airline all my life ) I always got spray Lysol and did the hotel rooms and beds and bath... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Cacts

Also Known As:
Cacts Hotel San Jose
Hotel Cacts Costa Rica/San Jose
Address: Avenida tercera bis, 2845, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #32 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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