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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013
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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. the room are comfortable and clean, the staff is very helpful. Prices are really reasonable. Good breakfast. The Lobby is comfortable, There is a nice Patio. we asked and got access to the kitchen.

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Gracias por tomarse su tiempo en escribir una opinión sobre nosotros. Es un gusto que haya encontrado las cosas a... More

Swansea, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Hotel is located very near Avenida Central and the Chinese neighborhood. The staff is very nice and friendly. They were very willing to give suggestions on what to see, do and where to eat. Rooms are clean. They provide a breakfast in the morning which is nice.

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Es un gusto que la haya pasado tan bien en nuestro hotel. Nos esforzamos cada día para que todos nuestros... More

quepos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I just stayed there for one night since I was just passing through to go to Bocas del Toro Panama. The staff there was nice and helpful. The room was fine. It's in a good spot to explore San Jose and it's reasonably priced.

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Agradecemos sus comentarios, y esperamos poder servirle en otra oportunidad. Seguimos buscando nuevas formas para que los clientes se sientan... More

Augsburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Worse than expected. Internet only works in the reception area. Price was higher due to taxes. No info about tours at all, except the ones they work with. No help concerning private transportation. Swimming pool too small.

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Le agradecemos por tomarse el tiempo para escribir sobre nosotros. Con respecto al Internet, le comento que ya contamos con... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

In general it is a pretty good value. However, I had a local friend visit during my stay and the front desk insisted that I upgrade my room to a double and pay considerably more. My friend did not plan on spending the night. And, no my friend was not a working girl! Perhaps this policy is to discourage prostitution,... More

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Sentimos mucho que se hayan sentido incómodos con la situación; realmente ese nunca fue nuestro interés. En realidad nos preocupa... More

Poissy, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed here twice this month. this hotel is mainly interesting because of its location in downtown. The rooms are correct, with no particular charm and confort. the welcome could be very unpleasant depending on the person at the reception.

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SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We are sorry that your experience was not as good as it should be; we keep working on customer service for our staff, but we will make a better effort. Thanks for your good qualification on the other items. More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed two nights at Hotel Colonial in August 2013, the hotel location is easy to find and convenient, closes to downtown and the large basilica, many decent restaurants near by. The breakfast was good and hotel staff were friendly, spoke good English. The teak floor was impressive and classic.

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Thanks for your nice comments. We will keep working hard to improve our services. More

Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stayed here on a couple of occasions recently. It's in a good location and was in walking distance of most major city attractions. The restaurant across the road is superb! One stay we had a room on the 2nd floor which was adequate. On the second occasion we were on the ground floor in a rather damp and musty room.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The location is great and the price is inexpensive. Convenient short walking distance to China Town, National Theater, National Museum (with Butterfly Garden), Gold Museum - all of which are worth seeing. Good restaurants nearby are Tin Jo's (Pan Asian), and El Patio although hotel staff were not knowledgeable about local restaurants. Argentinian restaurant across the street smells great, but... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I enjoy my stay in the hotel. The hotel is located in a relatively safe and convenient location of san jose.... I can walk to the national theatre and china town in five minutes. However, one bad thing is the ventilation is not good enough in the room as it is not air-conditioned.

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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*
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Colonial Hotel San Jose
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We’re your perfect hosts for a restful vacation in cozy surroundings, a restored neocolonial building nearly a century old. ... more   less 
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