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Hotel Cacts

Avenida tercera bis, 2845, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • 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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Denton, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I stayed here in August, I loved this hotel so much that I extended my stay instead of going to a hostel. The rooms are quiet and comfortable, plus they have TV. The pool is cold but nice. It is located a few blocks from Calle Central, which is good because street noise is minimal. The rooftop view is the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I stayed here far too many nights for a variety of nights. Needless to say, it was great and what I needed at the time. This hotel was included in my travel package, and served as my home base throughout 4 months. It is safe, and had a great breakfast.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We stayed in the old part and the room was fine. Although we didn't swim, others did and seemed to enjoy it. Great views from the upper part and a great place to relax in the evening or morning. The person on the desk was great. I'd lost my credit card on arrival at the airport. It took a lot... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We stayed in both the older part and the newer. The older part is not safe. The floor is split and you can see straight through. it is very noisy. The stairs are not safe to the older rooms. There was no hot water and the sheets were so thin that I could see the mattress. The newer section where... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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

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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 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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