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Hotel Colonial

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6 | Detrás Iglesia La Soledad, San Jose 4673-1000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #49 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The hotel is very beautiful, colonial style with a pool and very friendly and helpfull staff. Rooms are large and so are The beds. The bathroom is nice and clean, also large. Se nad an early deaparture flight. An se nad to leave at 4am. The call US a cab and prepared US breakfast and coffie št 3:30am.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel is within walking distance of the city center. However, do not expect a nice environment to walk through. As the rest of San José and Costa Rica, fences and barbed wire are all over. Same thing for the hotel; you need to ring the bell before you can get in. This makes you think you are in a... More 

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Welle, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hotel itself is well maintained, the rooms are good ( quite basic, but really clean. ). There was no airconditioning, but the fan did it's work enough to keep us cool enough to sleep. The breakfast is simple ( some fresh fruits, bread, cornflakes, eggs, rice .. ). The advantage is that you find yourself in front of a... More 

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Muchas gracias por dejar su comentario. Es un gusto que haya tenido una estancia agradable, y estamos trabajando para mejorar... More 

MKE
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The location of the hotel is very nice. Easily within walking distance of San José's downtown. The room was very basic with a comfortable bed, small table and TV. No a/c but the fan cooled things off. The front desk was extremely helpful and friendly. Bathroom was a nice size. There was a good breakfast served.

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Agradecemos mucho todas sus opiniones. Nos gustaría saber qué más podemos ofrecerle para que mejore su percepción sobre los servicios... More 

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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Located near the center of san josé, cheap but clean an basic breakfast, fast wofi in the room, a bit old fashioned but quite stylish, grat view over the city, friendly staff, worth it for non-backpackers or a city trip!

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Agradecemos su tiempo para incluir su comentario y opinión sobre nosotros. Es muy importante conocer en qué debemos mejorar, y... More 

Miami, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I liked the hotel but a few things were bad. First,I am aware that you can not fix the street noise but I am a light sleeper and I can hear it and I need my sleep. Maybe put new windows in your hotel. After all,people wish to sleep in the room. The bathrooms had a black mold in certain... More 

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Es una lástima que su experiencia no haya sido la más placentera. Con respecto al ruido de la calle, estamos... More 

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I stayed there for a few nights and it was extremely convenient, near the avenida Central and just across the street from one of the best restaurants in town (La Esquina de Bueno Aires). The staff was extremely helpful too.

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SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su comentario. Es un gusto que haya podido tener una estancia agradable con nosotros, y que nuestra... More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great location. Feels safe (even for a single girl). Great friendly helpful staff. Breakfast is simple yet sufficient. Expect 3-star amenities and rooms but clean. Overall great value for the money. :)

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SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por sus lindos comentarios que nos impulsan a seguir adelante. Estamos buscando mejorar todos nuestros servicios cada día,... More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We love this little hotel in the midst of several embassies so very safe. There is an Argentinian restaurant across the street (sorry, we don't remember the name) but it is to die for. We've eaten there about 6 to 8 times and the menu and wine selections have never disappointed. You may need a reservation as this restaurant is... More 

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Es un placer que haya tenido una estancia agradable con nosotros, pues ese es nuestro mayor interés y satisfacción. Comentarios... More 

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

For people who like being in the very centre of things, this hotel is ideal. Situated some 200metres from the Avenida Central, there is no lack of bars, shops, public transport and other amenities. My only but rather major criticism of this hotel is that it's extremely noisy. For light and not so light sleepers, the lack of sound-proofing is... More 

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Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para escribir una crítica de nosotros. Lamentamos que haya tenido problemas con el ruido, pero... More 

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Address: Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6 | Detrás Iglesia La Soledad, San Jose 4673-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Colonial 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Colonial Hotel San Jose
Hotel Colonial Costa Rica/San Jose

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