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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 #12 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Peaceful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The first thing I noticed about this hotel is the location is safe and far cry from crowded downtown San Jose, although it's only over a mile away from downtown.

The bedroom is very clean and modern. It has all the amenities you need, with TV, toiletries, minibar, and coffee machine. The bed is very comfortable with soft linens. The view from our bedroom was beautiful mountains.

The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel has a small gym (3-4 equipment) and a small hot tub which they called the spa. What I really like about this hotel are breakfast is included, free wi-fi, and also free shuttle service to the airport at 5:30 am / 7 am /8 am / 9 am/ 11:20 am / 1:20 pm.

The rate for the hotel is $125 according to the front desk sign. But if you get a reservation through websites like Orbitz/Expedia/etc. you may get it for much less, my rate was $60.

If you stay at this hotel, please dine in their restaurant Etnico. Everything was delicious and the staff was wonderful.

Room Tip: Get the ones with mountains view.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Humberto A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, September 26, 2014
Dear client
Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience at our hotel on tripadvisor.

For us, it is very important to hear about our client’s stay. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you could use all our facilities and services.

As you quote, we are lucky our hotel’s location; it’s a starting point to any plan you might have in Costa Rica, out from the busy downtown but close enough that you can go walking.

We offer different types of rooms and our staff is willing to fulfill our client’s special requests.

In our restaurant, we guarantee that you will have a wonderful, gastronomic experience. Our chef is focused on the best quality of our dishes and also great service.

We are very happy you had a pleasant stay and we hope to be able to serve you in the future, when your travel plans bring you to Costa Rica.
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Rating summary
  • 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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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great rooms that are dark and will quiet aircon. The breakfast in the restaurant is fresh and delicious. There is even a little gym with a treadmill, cross trainer and weights machine, it is outside but cool enough to exercise.

The only negative thing for me was that the reception staff weren't overly friendly, maybe just having a bad day and it didn't ruin our experience. Highly recommended.

Stayed August 2014
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RincondelValle, Gerente at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear client.
We are glad that you had a good experience at our hotel and also that you were able to use the complimentary services we offer our guests, such as our gym and jacuzzi, among others.

In our restaurant, you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes and is also where we serve, our guests breakfast. Our chef is always looking out for our clients’ special requests and also the quality of our products.

We are sorry that the front desk staff didn’t fulfill your expectations. We take all our clients’ comments into consideration for it is the best way to improve and offer better service every day.
We thank you for your review. On behalf of all of us at Rincón del Valle, we send you warm greetings.
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Bronx, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Hotel's location was great, close to the airport which was a plus. The restaurant was wonderful and everything was cooked to perfection. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend to stay here!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RincondelValle, Gerente at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear guest

Thank you for your review. It is very important for us to see that our clients enjoy their stay at our hotel and also that their culinary experiences at our restaurant are good as well.

We aim for quality of our facilities and also great service for our clients.

Our location is something we are proud of. It is a starting point to any adventure or plan you might have in Costa Rica, from a business meeting to visiting downtown or even venturing to the different natural attractions of the country.

We are thankful for your review. On behalf of all our staff , we send you warm greetings.
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Rockville, Maryland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

San José isn't the greatest(safest) place to stay in Costa Rica, but its a must for people on their way in from the airport. This hotel makes you completely forget that you are in san José, top notch all around. I had an excellent stay and was constantly being surprised by the staff's thoughtfulness.

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor, the music in the hallway was a little loud, but they turned it off/dow...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RincondelValle, Gerente at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear client,

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are glad that we made a difference during your stay at our hotel and that you felt safe and comfortable.

Our goal is to offer our customers the best service possible and all of our staff is always alert on our guests’ needs and are willing to help in any situation.

Thank you for your comments.
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Aliso Viejo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The staff was very kind and supportive. The room I stayed in was clean at all times, except when I made a mess. I liked the simply contemporary design of the hotel itself, as well as my room. I enjoyed the fact that you can open a window and get fresh air in your room, There was no need to use A/C, although it was available. The price was just right for my purse strings.

Room Tip: .I prefer lower level access, especially with the new jacuzzi and treadmill..
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RincondelValle, Gerente at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear guest,

It is very important for us to see that our guests’ stays are good and that we could fulfill their expectations. We have different rooms that our guests can book and our front desk staff will always try to assign the best room available, depending on your requests. Thank you for the compliments on the decoration and also of our staff, on behalf of all of us we send you warm greetings.

Thank you again for sharing your experience on tripadvisor.
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Uvita, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My stay at this property was excellent. The rooms were clean, staff friendly and helpful and the restaurant on site was a treat. i will certainly return. I felt very safe as they had personal at the front door at all times day or night.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RincondelValle, Gerente at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear client,

Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience at our hotel on tripadvisor. It is our goal to make our guests’ stays and their experiences in our restaurant memorable. We are glad that we could make a good impression during your stay with us. On behalf of all our staff, we thank you and we hope to be able to serve you again in the near future.
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Tujunga, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very safe and hospitable hotel, great rooms and service. Fabulous chef at the Etnico restaurant, doing very gourmet tasty food. All the rooms face inside so they are quiet with no street noise, although a bit dark. Nice jacuzzi.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RincondelValle, Gerente at Rincon del Valle Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Guest

It is very comforting for us to see that your experience at our hotel was memorable. All of our staff put their maximum effort in making our clients’ stays satisfying. In our restaurant, we try to fulfill our clients’ wishes and special requests, as our chef is always alert on details and quality of our dishes.

On behalf of all our staff we thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to be able to serve you in the near future. Best regards.
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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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in San Jose
#7 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):
Rincon del Valle Hotel and Suites, es un hotel boutique cuatro estrellas, ubicado a tan solo unos pasos del parque metropolitano la Sabana, pulmon de San Jose, cabe indicar que la Sabana mide 72 hectareas y en este esta ubicado el moderno Estadio Nacional. Ademas a tan solo 5 minutos de distancia de Multiplaza el centro comercial mas grande de Costa Rica en el cual se pueden encontrar mas de 300 tiendas. Tambien estamos a 10 minutos de atracciones turisticas como lo son el teatro nacional, museo de oro, museo de jade entre otros. Cerca de la embajada de los Estados Unidos, Espana, Holanda, Alemania entre otras. Somos un punto de partida hacia sus aventuras en Costa Rica ya sea la playa o montana. Contamos con 40 habitaciones, las cuales estan distribuidas en 25 habitaciones deluxe y 15 junior suites. Todas las habitaciones cuentan con escritorio, television por cable, radio despertador, telefono, caja de seguridad laptop size, minibar, coffee maker con cafe de cortesia diario. En los banos encontraran un espejo giratorio con aumento, secador de cabello, batas y amenities de gran calidad. Ademas las Junior Suites cuentan con un sofa cama, kitchenet con horno microondas y refrigerador pequeno para uso discrecional de nuestros clientes, pensando en la comodidad en una estancia prolongada. En nuestras instalaciones podra encontrar un gimnasio y jacuzzy climatizado. Nuestra recepcion se encuentra abierta las 24 horas, ofrecemos servicios de alquiler de automoviles, excursiones, pago de impuestos de salida, ademas de transporte gratuito hotel - aeropuerto bajo horarios preestablecidos. Todo el edificio cuenta con internet inalambrico gratuito con un ancho de banda de hasta 10 megas y en nuestro lobby tenemos dos maquinas para el uso de nuestros clientes que no traigan consigo su computador portatil, este servicio es tambien gratuito. En nuestras tarifas esta incluido el desayuno completo buffet y a la carta, el cual se sirve en nuestro restaurante etnico de 6am a 10 am. Ofrecemos el servicio de almuerzo y cena en nuestro restaurante con una gran variedad de platillos internacionales. Tambien contamos con tres salones para eventos con una capacidad maxima de hasta 50 personas, todos con servicio de internet individual al de nuestros huespedes, siempre pensando en que sus actividades no se vean afectadas por trafico de datos de terceros. Los salones todos cuenta con pantallas con conexiones HDMI de 50 pulgadas, ofrecemos en todas nuestras actividades o reuniones el uso de video beam gratuito, rotafolios y pizarras. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rincon Del Valle Hotel And Suites
Rincon Del Valle Hotel San Jose
Rincon Del Valle Hotel & Suites Costa Rica/San Jose

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