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Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Lang, 50 este y 50 sur del Colegio de Medicos, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #18 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“GREAT hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was the first hotel we stayed in upon arriving to Costa Rica before we started an adventure trip throughout the country, and it was a GREAT place to start. The rooms are clean and comfortable, staff is incredibly friendly, and there is a nice restaurant connected to the hotel. Compared to everywhere else we stayed during our vacation, it seemed even better when we returned for our final night before flying back to the US.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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RincondelValle, Gerente at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Anne, thank you so much for your comments. We are very glad that we could make a difference on your visit to Costa Rica and that we also were able to give a good closure to your trip.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

On arrival in Costa Rica and San Jose particularly this was a good spot to stay for transit. I don't mean this in a bad way just that the hotel is in a safe area with good restaurants and museums etc close by. The Staff were so very helpful, the hotel restaurant is first class, the rooms basic but comfortable and pleasant though with no natural light. Not far from the airport and with free Internet and wi fi and all mod cons.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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RincondelValle, Gerente at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear client, Thank you for your feedback and we are glad we could fulfill all your needs. We would like to let you know that we have different kind of views in our rooms, we recommend that at the moment of sending the reservation; send us your special requests so we can assign the room with the specs that you might need.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel for travellers I stayed here for one night and I wished I could have stayed longer. Nice restaurant and lounge area. The rooms were modern, clean and had great beds with soft pillows. Bathrooms were spacious and modern. Very good would recommend it for all travellers. Free use of computers with Wifi in the lobby.

Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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RincondelValle, Gerente at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Lisa, thank you for your comments and we are very pleased to see that you had a wonderful stay. It makes all of us feel good when a client leaves and takes a good memory of the country and of our hotel with them. As you stated in your message, Wi-Fi is free with a broadband of 10 megabytes free in all rooms and common areas.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Two nights here went by quickly, but not necessarily because of the quality of the hotel.

If you're looking to spend time in San Jose, don't stay here; it's quite a ways off from the center of town. The room was fine - although it was the first place we stayed on our honeymoon, and they somehow had us booked into a room with two double beds. That got fixed quickly, and they brought up complimentary glasses of wine for us.

In general, we've been referring to this as the "Best Western of Costa Rica." It's nice, but in a country with so many amazing resorts and hotels, "nice" doesn't really make the grade.

Room Tip: Most rooms are the same. You're better off on the first floor, but much of your experience will...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Rooms are spacious and clean, with wifi coffee making facilities and satellite tv. You can walk through the park to centre takes 35 mins. Breakfast is ok, not fantastic choice we were there as part of a tour wouldn't be my first choice if returned to Costa Rica

Room Tip: Room 121 next to gym and you can hear the treadmill avoid!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Having stayed a while at this hotel, I can unequivocally say it is a better option in San José. The rooms were comfortable, fairly clean (with the occasional long stray hairs left behind by the maids), the A/C was working fine, and it was easy to get a taxi to/from to anywhere... BUT... there were also a few problems.

The shower pressure was beyond poor. I had to unscrew the shower head from the pipe in order to get any pressure, and even with the head of the shower removed, it was still difficult to get a good shower. If you plan to take a shower on your trip, then don't stay here.

There's one particular woman working at the reception who is very sour. I'm not sure why she has a job there, perhaps she is with the management, and, if that is true, then she is ruining the reputation of the hotel. Hopefully she'll leave and relocate to the jungle, somewhere deep inside without a mosquito net.

And speaking of insects, other problems as follows:

The restaurant was infested with fruit flies. The bread, fruit, jam, you name it, all covered in flies. Absolutely gross.

The "gym" in this hotel is a corner located under a flight of stairs, with 3 pieces of non-functioning equipment, next to a hot, humid, outdoor jacuzzi.

The internet terminal in the lobby did not work during my stay.

The safes in every room can be opened by the universal default master code, which I won't mention here in order to protect the current guests of the hotel, but such carelessness by the management is a safety risk, and it is definitely a bad idea to store your valuables at this hotel.

Conclusion: Find an online deal for this hotel; it's not worth full price. It can be a better alternative to many hotels in San José as it is in a fairly safe area, you can go outside and walk around during the day, and it's not too far from anything by taxi. Most of the staff were friendly and accommodating.

Room Tip: Second level is a better option.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Nice hotel for our 1 night stay, however it is NOT where Trip Advisor shows it on the Map. Not even close. It is approximately 300 meters south of the Football stadiumon Calle Lang behind the Nikklas restaurant. The staff could not give me directions over the phone when I was 9 blocks away. Overall the hotel was good with a very good breakfast and secure parking.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor. No elevator
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Lang, 50 este y 50 sur del Colegio de Medicos, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#7 Business Hotel in San Jose
#12 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located near La Sabana Metropolitan Park, the heart of the city of San Jose, you will find Rincon del Valle Hotel and Suites, ready to offer you a comfortable and friendly environment where guests can enjoy themselves of the peacefulness and security of the area. The Hotel is located just 1.2 Miles from downtown San Jose and 10 miles from Juan Santamaria International Airport. ... more   less 
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