I stayed here for about a week as part of an international internship with the university I am attending. We were upgraded to a Deluxe room for free and it was very nice. On the first night the room keys did not work but they fixed the issue very quickly. They do have a free breakfast buffet every morning that is good and includes fruit, eggs, pancakes, potatoes, rice and beans, sausage, various breads, juice, water, and coffee. The hotel restaurant is slightly pricey but the food is good. The only major complaint I have is with the internet. It is slow and sometimes it does not work at all but other times it works okay. The fitness center was decent and had a good view of the city. Overall, I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmoral Hotel San Jose
- Balmoral Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose