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“Great Place, Nice Staff, Central Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Kekoldi Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida 9, between Calle 5 and 7, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #24 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Place, Nice Staff, Central Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed at the Kelkoldi Hotel for two nights the beginning of April 2013. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The breakfasts were good. Fruits, Toast, Cereals, Eggs, Coffee, Juice, etc. You can sit inside or in their fabulous interior courtyard under the trees. The room we stayed in was massive. The shower had hot water. We ha da great view of the street below and the school and mural across the street. They have a wonderful front courtyard/balcony that is a staircase up above the street where you can chill and have wine and watch all the action down below. Very private. I would have liked to have stayed longer. Maybe in the future. Thanks for everything David & Guillermo. Cheers, Dave & Angel. Los Angeles City.

Room Tip: The room we had was the front room upstaris overlooking the main street. If you are a light sleeper...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This small owner managed hotel is in a superb location for visiting the centre of San Jose.This is a city which on my first visit I was not impressed but on revisiting it again when you get under its skin it is a fascinating place with some historic buildings and excellent restaurants. Hotel Kekoldi is a small but very well managed hotel. The rooms are tastefully decorated and are spotless .There is a peaceful garden at the rear and the best rooms overlook it.The breakfast is limited in choice but is more than adequate.Overall an excellent choice for a stopover in San Jose in a small friendly and well managed hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the garden are very peaceful.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The Kekoldi is a small owner managed hotel well located in the city. The staff went out of their way to see that we had everything we needed. The rooms are pleasantly decorated, spacious and spotlessly clean. Add to this a good breakfast with plenty of choice and the luxury of the peaceful garden and you have an excellent choice for a stay in San Jose.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

San Jose is perhaps not the most exciting place in the world, but when you go the service relative to price of this place cannot be beaten.
Would recommend to anyone. Rooms are spacious, the breakfast lovely and the owner and his staff are constantly there offering you a complimentary tea, advice on where to go etc.
Location offers easy access to the sights and cages etc.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I wouldn't stay long in central San Jose but this is a great place to stop over!

I stayed at the Kekoldi a couple of years ago. I'd arrived in San Jose late evening and was stopping over in the city before carrying on to the coast the next day. This is a small hotel, clean and well managed. The breakfast area really is as nice as it looks in the photo! It's close to Avenida Central which is a great place to go for a stroll and take in a little pura vida.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This small hotel has wonderful ambiance. The staff is fun and helpful. Rooms are bright with lots of light. Breakfast is fresh fruit, fresh breads, eggs to order, etc. all included in the small price charged.
Wonderful garden in back where bird watching is great.
Will return when in San Jose'.

Room Tip: Room 7-Briori looks out over the garden.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montecito, California
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The only good things about this place was the breakfast and the car garage for my rental car. It is not located in the best of neighborhoods and everyone is warned not to walk around at night. It sits at the base of an old rich neighborhood of big mansions that are now government buildings. The night desk boy is full of himself but the day shift desk boy was pleasant. The bed was hard and the room hot with just ceiling fans to cool down. The room had bars on the windows even though it was on the second floor. Key to my point and theirs about the safety of the neighborhood. There was an annoying light outside the door that attracked every flying bug in town which really just pissed me off nightly. The show window kept letting moths into the room because one of window slots was broken. Had to keep the bathroom door closed all the time and dodge flying bugs everytime I wanted to take a dump or shower.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kekoldi Hotel

Address: Avenida 9, between Calle 5 and 7, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kekoldi Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only hotel with secluded garden in downtown San Jose, walking distance to all points of tourist interest, bars, restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, bus stations, museums, etc. 10 elegant, well appointed guest rooms. Free Internet terminal and wireless. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kekoldi Hotel San Jose
Kekoldi Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose

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