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Palma Real Hotel & Casino

3.5 of 5 200 Mts Norte del Ice | Sabana Norte, San Jose 250, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seguin Falls, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed there on two separate occasions and found the service to be excellent both times. My room was comfortable but there was no view. Buffet breakfast is included. There is a business centre on the third floor which I used a lot since I had not brought my laptop with me. There was espresso machine there for free coffee.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
15 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights, great staff, very friendly. My room was clean and spacious, but a bit worn, and my "view" from what was supposed to be an upgraded suite, was looking at the airconditioning units on the roof of one section of the hotel - and any further view was blocked. The room lacked in outlets - there was... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, there I was, sitting in a little bar, while waiting for my close to dry. I'm in Costa Rica and thinking that I'll have a local beer. Foolish me for not asking how much it would be. It turns out that one local PILSEN beer at this place cost $4.00 a bottle. I was shocked, because I had two.... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I stayed in this hotel for 7 nights. Wi-Fi is good, the hotel staff are very friendly. Rooms are comfortable and good size with double bed. NO SMOKING Casino, open 24 Hrs., cheap drinks. It is about 15 - 20 minutes from the Airport. 30 minutes walk to the center of San Jose City I would stay here again and... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

If you value cleanliness then this hotel is to be avoided. The condition of the floor, linens, towels, walls, and shower all convey  the same message: management stopped caring about the overall cleanliness of the place.  We had the breakfast buffet once and did not return: in addition to awful presentation, the food was really bad.  This is Costa Rica... More 

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cubgirl4444
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15 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I booked a Superior Room on Hotel.com. After checking in, I started noticing the room did not look like the superior rooms on their website. If you go to their website, under "Virtual Tour" they have tours of Standard room & Superior rooms. I was clearly in a standard room, although I'd paid for superior. I spoke to manager who... More 

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Top Contributor
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in total over 2 weeks as part of a organised trip to Costa Rica. The hotel staff are attentive, the place is spotlessly clean and the rooms of a good size and comfortable. Rooms had two double beds, coffee maker, fridge and a good sized bathroom with shower dispensers of shampoo, gel and conditioner.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had the most amazing stay at Palma Real. Room was clean and comfortable, staff was great and attentive, breakfast was fantastic and the location was super convenient. I arrived 1 day after my original check in date because I lost my connecting flight to CR, but they were very flexible and modified my reservation. I would recommend this hotel... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stayed here for one night. The room was on the second floor. Some tiles were being replaced on the staircase, so the bellman took us to our room through the kitchen and up a back staircase. I have never experienced that in any hotel. The room had a bad smell and we had to leave the windows open to air... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Palma Real is a small hotel with great staff. Upon arriving, we were served some refreshment as a welcome drink. Nice gesture! This hotel is the place we always go to when in San José. Is it the best place? Probably not but you get a good value for your money (especially if you reserve with booking.com). Breakfast is... More 

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Address: 200 Mts Norte del Ice | Sabana Norte, San Jose 250, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palma Real Hotel & Casino 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Palma Real Hotel San Jose
Barcelo San Jose
Palma Real Hotel & Casino Costa Rica/San Jose

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