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San Jose 2050, Costa Rica
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Hotel Milvia
Ranked #12 of 52 San Jose B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Folsom, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place was very cute. It looks like a house being converted into a hotel so gives a feeling of being in a house. The service was very good. They helped us get to the down town, get to airport and when we had to leave on a tour to tortuguero they obliged to have us leave our baggage with... More

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Indiana
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146 reviews 146 reviews
42 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I hovered between a 3 and 4 star rating for this hotel, so other reviewers may disagree with me. Here are the highlights first: comfortable beds, good-sized rooms, very nice decor, several comfortable couches, patios and other seating areas for relaxing, and good prices. We also appreciated the emphasis on security, off-street parking for our car, and very pleasant and... More

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Mountain View, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I originally decided to stay at Hotel Milvia because it's only a block away from Universidad Latina, not realizing how lucky I was to find this gem of a hotel. The room was quite large with a private bathroom, amazingly quiet, and decorated with simple elegance. I enjoyed spending time on both the rooftop patio and in the lush and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This hotel is superb. Tucked away and very quiet. The owner could not be more charming and the walls are decorated with his wife's excellent art. The architecture of the building is quite breathtaking. If you are going to San Jose, stay here!

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Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This hotel is very quiet and very nice; more like a B&B. Hidden out of the center of town it does require a taxi ride in but worth it! Includes a great breakfast, its clean, the owner and staff are SUPER, nice garden enclave surrounded by high walls and security gate. The decor is tasteful and the rooms are quite... More

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Poway, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Hotel Milvia became our home away from home as we based our (too) short week in Costa Rica from here. Steve and Carlos were excellent help in securing bus routes and taxis for us. The breakfasts were perfect for what we wanted. Some of the most interesting and friendly people shared breakfast with us and all were repeat customers who... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The artwork alone makes this hotel a worthwhile place to stay. Florencia Urbina, one of Costa Rica's foremost artists, has a permanent exhibition here and there are many works by other notable painters for guests to spend time admiring. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious with the biggest beds I have ever slept in. As San Jose has a... More

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Shawnee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The hotel was very pleasant and is very much like being at home. The staff was very pleasant and professional. It is a very relaxing place to enjoy a Costa Rican day. On a clear day the mountains surrounding San Pedro are beautiful but on most days the clouds roll in and obscure the view.

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We stayed there for two nights, and I must say I was a bit disappointed. The reviews were very good, but my boyfriend and I found the hotel to be less than average, the breakfast was very basic- Initially we were not informed that if you wish to have eggs- you need to ask one of the staff.. the hotel... More

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Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I wouldn't stay in San Jose or San Pedro again unless I had to - I find the capital and this suburb where Hotel Milvia is located to be unpleasant. However, since I had to be in San Pedro for a few days, I'm very glad I spent it at Hotel Milvia. This beautiful old mansion-turned-hotel is a quiet and... More

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Address: San Jose 2050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Milvia Costa Rica/San Jose

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