I have stayed at the Ritzli 4 times now. I go there when I have appointments at Clinica Biblica and want to shop downtown. The hotel is just 4 blocks north of Biblica, 4 blocks south of the major shopping area on Calle Central. It is possible to walk from the Ritzli to the Coca Cola bus station area (it is a good long walk, but not difficult).
The staff at the Ritzli are very kind and helpful. The hotel is always clean and quiet. There are rooms located near the front of the hotel adjacent to Calle Central, but I've always received a room well off the street. They offer a free sparse continental breakfast in the morning (usually just toast, juice and coffee. On my last visit they included fresh fruit.). I ordered a real breakfast once and found it to be overpriced for what I received. Best to just grab something in one of the local restaurants if you need a hearty meal.
They have allowed me to stow my luggage when I knew my appts. were going to run long.
I appreciate having a safe convenient, quiet, clean space to stay when I must visit downtown San Jose. It's where I will continue to stay when in that part of the city. Note that beds are full size. Sheets are not cotton. Bring your own shampoo. A couple of the rooms have the bathroom adjacent to your room rather than opening into your room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ritzli offers one of the best locations for seeing the capital of Costa Rica – San José. Owing to our well-known hospitality, Hotel Ritzli has been the meeting point for thousands of travelers that have visited Costa Rica. Ritzli Hotel offers 16 contemporary rooms distributed among three floors. Each room is easily accessible and comes with a private bathroom and views of the capital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ritzli Costa Rica/San Jose