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La Gioconda House Hotel

Avenida Central - Calle 25 | Barrio La California, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
La Gioconda House Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Myself and some friends landed in San Jose on our way to Nuevo Arenal and decided to spend two nights in the capital. Mainly, we wanted to go east to the Orosi Valley to look up Casa del Sonador. Macendinio Quesada's son's Miguel and Hermes continue the family tradition of carvings made from native coffee plants. Well worth the side... More 

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We spent two delightful nights at La Giaconda. The owners made us feel like friends and family. The service was excellent--beyond our expectations. The location is perfect and the room was comfortable. We will be back. Chao!

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Seattle, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We left wishing we had another week to spend in this most magical place. It truly is a place to come back to again and again. You can tell it is loved by the employees, as much as the owners Antonella and Vicente. The rooms are quaint, but the service is over the top. We felt like we are being... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Stayed here two nights with my wife. Stayed in the first floor Vacanze Romane room which is adorned with pictures and posters from the Gregory Peck film. The room itself is nice although not very quiet in the morning. There is a lot of street noise outside your windows such as those waiting in line at the Embassy for Nicaragua.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This hotel is a charm. I felt right away at home, Daniel and Gabriela helped me with all my tours, reservations and taxis. The Gioconda is perfect located near down town and is safe to walk during the day. It is also surronded with Restaurants but who will like to dine outsite when Vincezo and Antonella will take care of... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Great food at Da Vinci's restaurant, great place, trust me! The area is excellent is walking distance from everywhere, costa rica is such a great pla ce for vacationing, I have neen down there several times and we love it , La Gioconda is on an old remodeled house that it has it's charm, but the best part is the... More 

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Winnemucca, Nevada
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

La Gioconda hotel was full of charm. The owners and the staff were very accomodating. There was an on site cafe that had a great cosmopolitan vibe. We... booked a tour through the hotel to Volcan Irizu and enjoyed the adventure. It was great to be able to get a massage on the premise (Thanks again!). We stayed there four... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We have been in la Gioconda for 2 nights on april/may 2012. We were 4, two couples. what to say...nice hotel, nice breakfast and really really and really nice and frendly owners and staff...and pets. We felt home at thousands of km away from our real home. It has been a real pleasure to talk with Antonella (great breakfast from... More 

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Altdorf, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Good value for money, friendly italian owners, good breakfast. Walking distance to the very center of SJ, small supermarket nearby.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Breakfast was good. Was able to arrange pick up directly at airport. Nice art at the place. A plus was the pets, the dog Sheila and the cat, especially if you miss your own pets at home. Particular mention to one staff (lady from Brooklyn), she was very nice and helpful. Room was a bit on the dark side. Bathroom... More 

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