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“A gem: clean, high-quality rooms, great service, and delicious food!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Cambranes Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   150 mts sur de Cafeteria Spoon, Los Yoses | San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San Jose 2261/2050, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #19 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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“A gem: clean, high-quality rooms, great service, and delicious food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

I've stayed at the Casa Cambranes several times over the past two years, sometimes for as long as a month at a time while I gave a class in San Jose. To me it is the perfect place for its reliable wi-fi, bright, clean rooms, and most of all the warmth and charm of manager Julio Cambranes, a Guatemalan historian and author who will go above and beyond to assist his guests with logistical matters, suggestions of what to do in San Jose, or anything else. Each room in the hotel has a personalized, brightly colored design that makes them quite unique. And each morning the breakfast menu is so delicious and substantive (fruit, toast, traditional Costa Rican beans-and-rice, etc.) that I have serious problems saving room for lunch and dinner! The Casa Cambranes regularly has guests from all over the world, especially Latin America (during sessions of the next-door Inter-American Court of Human Rights, it is populated by lawyers and their clients from diverse countries).

The Casa Cambranes is a good deal (roughly half what the other area 4-star, the Boutique Jade, charges) and long-term guests can ask about pricing arrangements. Generally everything comes included in the room (internet, etc.) There are also snacks and beverages for purchase.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

I was looking for an hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica when I made a reservation at Casa Cambranes for 31 nights. I was assisted by Julio Castellanos Cambranes, the manager.

Besides asking for a higher rate than any other hotels for the same quality in San Jose, Costa Rica they have a horrible service. They actually cancelled my reservation because they were demanding that I would have to pay in advance.

I am sure the quality & service they announce on their website is a scam as they wanted me to pay in advance. When I suggested to pay the first night only in order to see with my own eyes how the hotel was, and pay the following 30 nights right on the second night. They cancelled me the reservation.

Where in the world some hotel manager cancels a reservation? I am absolutely sure that he wasn't confident of himself and the hotel in order to let me pay for the next 30 nights on the 2nd night .

There are way other options in San Jose which offer better costumer service and price!

Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Natalia G, Director de Recepción at Casa Cambranes Lodge, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
In regards to the comments made by this person, we have verifyed that he never stayed in our hotel. It is our policy to charge one night in advanced when the customer is planning to stay for more than 5 nights.
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Address: 150 mts sur de Cafeteria Spoon, Los Yoses | San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San Jose 2261/2050, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Cambranes Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our Hotel! Casa Cambranes Lodge in San José, Costa Rica, is a new and different kind of 4 Stars Hotel. Most apparent, each of the twelve original rooms has its own, completely different color scheme. The rich and tasteful 156 color palette makes this cozy and intimate hotel beautiful. Danish lighting and furniture design give the interior a decidedly European flair. In addition to top notch customer service, Casa Cambranes offers its guests a heaven of peace, total relaxation and tranquility. ... more   less 
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