We stayed here for two nights on the tail end of a Lindblad/National Geographic Panama Canal/CR islands and parks "expedition". The Ritzli is centrally located, within easy walking distance of the main sights in San Jose, what there are of them that is. The staff is cheerful and helpful and the rates are cheap.
Our room had a safe, flat screen TV, and a quiet area fan. The bed had clean linens, but was in sore need of a new mattress. Only cold water was piped to the sink. The hotel could use a renovation or at least a paint job.
Breakfast was included, simple but adequate: good coffee, juice, fresh bread, eggs to order and delicious fresh pineapple.
In summary if your looking for the Ritz, this is not it. However if you're young in age or heart and on a tight budget, you may find it a good value.
- 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