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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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Ranked #49 of 87 Hotels in San Jose
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I ended up staying here just because my usual San Jose hotel was full. It's in a good location, just a few blocks from the central commercial area - one block from China Town. The two rooms that I saw were well equipped (Sky TV, en suite, comfy mattresses/pillows) - and to have a hot shower was bliss (after the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The hotel doesn't look so nice from the outside but when you enter you discover a small backyard with a little pool and lots of plants. Very chilled to have breakfast there. Rooms are ok, nothing special but clean and spacious. The staff was unbelievable friendly! We arrived early in the morning from the airport and they had rooms for... More 

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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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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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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 

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