We stayed here for one night before we flew home from San José. We really loved his hotel. It was great for our last night, a bit of luxury. I thought it was great value. The room was beautiful, spacious, and the bed was huge! It had everything you needed provided, bath robes, toiletries etc really well equipped. There was a minibar and we also had room service which I thought was good value too. The hotel service was good throughout. It’s part of a large chain of hotels so of course everything is very well run and professional. There was a casino and several restaurants downstairs but we didn’t go down since we arrived at night. We also didn’t get to use the pool or anything but I’m sure it was lovely as the rest of the hotel was very well presented. This was just a really nice place for our last night in Costa Rica. There was a big tv with lots of channels so we watched a movie and had room service and got great nights sleep in our big bed before the long journey home. I also have to say breakfast was amazing. I probably had the best breakfast I had in Costa rica here, the gallo pinto was definitely the best I had all holiday (and I had it every day..!)it was a really good buffet, lots to choose from. We got the hotel airport shuttle to the airport. It was a very nice vehicle and driver, felt very professional. It goes every hour and was a welcome benefit of this hotel. The only thing that was a bit disappointing is that you had to pay for wifi here. We had wifi in most of the hotels we stayed in across Costa Rica and it was always free, even in the very cheap budget hotels. It was $12 a day here so not really sure why they need to charge so much if everyone else can provide it for free. It would have been helpful to use it here before we flew back just to check bus times etc for when we got home. Overall, it is a really good hotel. I would definitely stay here the next time I’m in San Jose . Hopefully I’ll get to go back some day…!
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April 17, 2013
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Thank very much for taking the time to write a comment with regard to your visit to the Hotel Barceló San Jose Palacio and we are very proud to know that your stay was exceeding your expectations and that you and amazing holidays at our hotel.
For all of us, as part of the Barceló Hotels and Resorts, we strongly believe that each guest has a unique experience and it’s glad to know that you were satisfied with our services and with our facilities.
We do appreciate very much that you chose us to be your host in Costa Rica, and thank you so much for sharing with us a moment that mean so much for you.
Your continued patronage is the utmost importance, and hope you will allow us the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.
Guest Service Manager
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