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“Hotel Colaye” 4 of 5 stars
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KC Hotel San Jose
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Morenos | 100m West 175m South From la Contraloria, Sabana Sur, San Jose, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #36 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
White Lake, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Hotel Colaye”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I stayed here on the recommendation of my dentist here in San Jose. Location was the main reason for staying here and I walked everywhere. Did not need a car. Taxi just a phonecall away. Breakfast is included daily. Breakfast consisted of fruit, breads and rolls, eggs, rice and beans, meats and coffee, tea, juice. Staff go above and beyond in accommodating my needs. Being a solo traveler it was good to feel safe and secure. I didnt use the pool because the weather was a cool 70 degrees, but the pool was beautiful, surrounded by potted palms. The room was basic, a small television, large king sized bed, bathroom with a large shower that put out an endless supply of hot water with good force. Air conditioning not needed here and there was a large ceiling fan for air circulation. There is a safe in the room. Daily housekeeping. Walking distance to Sabana Park. Pharmacy across the street. Fernando made arrangements for a shared van from this hotel to another hotel in Parrita, Puntarenas where I will be staying for 6 days. I plan to come back to this hotel on December 5 and fly back home to the cold Michigan winter on December 6. Late checkout was no problem as my ride to Puntarenas would not arrive until 240 pm even though checkout is at noon. I saw no small children here, but there were a couple of teenagers with their families. Neighborhood is mostly business, however, residential area only a block away. Relatively quiet. Hotel is about a 30 minute drive from the airport (San Jose Santamaria) unless you are in rush hour traffic, then its a little longer.

Room Tip: No preference of rooms. Seems quiet no matter where you are, unless it rains. Then it is noisy, but...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

we liked our visit. the staff are very friendly. the room was nice. swimming pool was pretty (didn't have time to swim). and they offered breakfast (but we had to leave really early so we didn't get to try). the neighborhood was quiet and we were able to take a five minute taxi ride to downtown. I would recommend this place. it suited our needs just fine

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Due to a stolen passport, I stayed here for 4 nights rather than the one night I planned. Rooms are basic but large and are kept clean and serviced daily. Hotel pool is nice, and receptionists very helpful, in particular Fernando, Karla and Gerald - all speak good English and were extremely pleasant to me. Breakfast is basic and the same every day, and I found the restaurant staff a little dismissive. Don't eat here in the evenings. Drinks are way too expensive, and 5 mins around the corner is Mac's American Bar where you can get a decent meal for not a lot of money.

Room Tip: Go for one of the re-furbished rooms in the main building and not in the annexe out back
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Granada
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

From outside it looks good. The common areas are OK too. But once you are in your room, it seems you are in a modest "motel", in an empty room. Wifi doesn't work in the rooms, and in the common areas it works and leaves and comes back... The receptionist wasn't concerned at all when I asked her if she could help me with Internet service "it will come back very soon". (I made the booking through an internet site but first called the hotel and they guaranteed they had a good Wifi/Internet service in the rooms). Service is NOT a priority for the staff here. Seems there is no manager onsite... I hate motels, but some are well run at least. This one was not. Was supposed to stay two nights and left the next day to Luisiana in Santa Ana, which I can only recommend. Do yourself a favor, do NOT stay at Colaye.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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maria p, Director de Relaciones Públicas at KC Hotel San Jose, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience you encounter staying with us. The WIFI problem was completely out of our control, but we sincerely regret that our staff at that time did not give you the reply a client deserves. Please accept our apologies, if you give us another opportunity we will happy to show you all the changes we had made. Please contact us .
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Lommel, Belgium
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25 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

After landing in Costa Rica (san jose) this is a good place to spend your first night. You can sleep well and enjoy the swimming pool. For breakfast I would recommend that you go so where in the city but for just a fast bite it`s good enough.

Staff is friendly and fluent in English, place is clean!

We had a room without air condition but with a big fan.

Room Tip: ask for a room at the back of the hotel
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Teresa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I live by the beach in Costa Rica about a day away from the capital. Over the years Colaye became my second home in San José. The remodeled rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is simple but tasty. The staff is very friendly and the hotel is located in Sabana Sur, a central location in the capital area. The park of La Sabana is nearby if you want to go for a walk. You won't find a better price quality hotel in the San José area....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

I staid in the hotel for few days with my lovely wife and we enjoyed it vey match!!
the hotel stuff and installation answered all are needs and more.
the service is great, the rooms ate nice and cleen and the breakfast is fresh.
this is definitely value for money hotel and we recommend you to stay there.

we want to thank the hotel stuff

Dani and Machi Asado

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Morenos | 100m West 175m South From la Contraloria, Sabana Sur, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — KC Hotel San Jose 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you look for hotels in Costa Rica, KC Hotel San Jose is the place to stay. Developed with executive travel in mind, this boutique hotel is perfect for short or long term stays in San Jose. Located in the prestigious neighborhood of Sabana Sur, across from La Sabana Central Park, KC Hotel San Jose brings together the charm of residential San Jose with the convenience of easy access to the city center, neighboring Escazu and Juan Santamaria International Airport. Affordable yet luxurious, KC Hotel San Jose offers a variety of accommodations depending on the needs and length of stay of each of our guests. Our standard rooms, apartments and suites come fully furnished with all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped kitchen, cable television and unlimited free access to the Internet. Among the hotel's amenities are room service, restaurant and bar, lobby lounge and a large pool, to the convenience of our guests. ... more   less 
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