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Hotel Colonial

Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6 | Behind La Soledad Cathedral, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This place was a nice stay, especially having been to some other hotels in the country. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast is decent. The staff were very helpful and wifi was not a problem. The pool was nice to cool off in the hot temperatures, not good if you're planning to really swim though since it is... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel Colonial is quite near the city center, but is in the part of the center you want to avoid. It’s south of the main thoroughfare and heavy traffic, including buses run along the street at all hours. Despite its alluring name and photos, the interior is as disappointing as the exterior. The rooms are small, frugal and as basic... More 

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Agradecemos sus comentarios, los cuales nos invitan a mejorar. Nos gustaría saber que fue lo que propiamente no le gustó... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fine location, Very clean, Friendly Staff, Good Breakfast. Sweet Pool. The rooms are not noisy at all.. Great Restaurants within a few steps or the front door. The neighborhood is sketchy, but typical for the City Centro. COOOOL Air Conditioning on a Warm Night and best of all it is the Right Price.

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Gracias por sus lindas palabras para nuestro establecimiento. Esa es nuestra razón de ser y para eso trabajamos todos los... More 

Daintree Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a clean and nicely priced hotel in the city. Easy to walk to attractions and restaurants. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. A good night sleep! Breakfast around the pool was a nice way to start the day. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Le agradecemos mucho sus comentarios y nos sentimos muy contentos que se sintieran tan satisfechos con nuestros servicios. Su retroalimentación... More 

Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My initial impression was not good. I arrived with my 10 year old daughter. We had my friend and her 18 year old daughter with us. We had not been able to get in to their hotel (which was cheaper, of a similar standard but with a far superior breakfast). They had already dropped their bags at their hotel so... More 

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Gracias por su mensaje. Lamentamos el trato que les dio la muchacha de Recepción; lastimosamente la muchacha malinterpretó nuestras políticas... More 

Linkoping, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is not a fancy hotel but the place looks very old and has real roomkeys, manned reception all night and is walking distance to all sights in San José. A small refreshing pool, unfortunately in shadow most of the day, comfortable rooms but the big room above the reception is very noisy.

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Central location. Friendly helpful staff. Cool courtyard. Large comfortable rooms. Convenient to city sites. Good introduction to Costa Rican hospitality and lifestyle centered around Tico time and Purda Vida!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had two nights here, one at either end of our trip to Costa Rica. It is fairly close to the city centre and its position, close to a railway, belies what a good place it is. Enter through the secure gate and you are in a colonaded area with a small pool adjacent. It is actually a really nice-looking... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a perfect hotel for a one-night stay. It's friendly, quaint, and modest. I can sometimes be a little unnerving, staying in the heart of downtown San Jose, with all of the noise and people. The breakfast (free) was substantial despite the tiny space!

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Oroville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice looking, pretty grounds, but wedged between railroad tracks and a bus station. The city never sleeps and you might find it hard, too. And if you hate looking at the homeless living in boxes you might want a different place. The staff was super nice!

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