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Aranjuez Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 19, Avenida 11 & 13 | De la Iglesia Sta. Teresita, 200 mtrs. al norte, 200 mtrs. al oeste y 25 mtrs. al sur., San Jose 2070, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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“Priceworthy garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a clean and friendly place in San José, this is where you should go. The walls are leaf thin and the doors do not offer much of a lock, but the windeling corridors and hidden rooms in a garden is much to look for. The place is clean, neat, very friendly and the breakfast worth to kill for! We met a LOT of nice people there too.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
We much appreciate your commentary about your lodging experience at Hotel Aranjuez. We have been working in isolating the rooms, but in some cases, due the patrimony structure of the houses, we are forbidden to do it. About the doors, they are part of the patrimony structure for the houses. In any case, we are going to make some improvements in this subject during this 2013.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This was a nice and inexpensive hotel, not far from downtown San Jose. I stayed in the cottage rooms and they were very spacious and clean and had a cozy feel. The staff was very polite and helpful. It's a good place to stay if you're doing a transfer since all the tour operators know the hotel.

Room Tip: The cottage rooms are very cozy and delightful.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
We are glad you have spent a nice vacation at Hotel Aranjuez. After 20 years operating, all the tour operators know the Hotel. Also, we offer a large discount service in daily tours and overnights that we operate with different tour operators for getting the best prices. We hope you come back to Hotel Aranjuez in the near future. We wish you the best for this 2013.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We enjoyed our first two nights in San Jose at the Aranjuez hotel. The front desk clerks were very friendly and helpful with finding restaurants and a bank in the area. The nightly price including a "deluxe" breakfast buffet was very reasonable. The breakast was amazing, with made to order eggs, and pancakes, high qualility fresh produce, fresh fruit juices and homemade breads and pastries. The rooms were kept very clean. This was a great start to our 3 week vacation in Costa Rica.

Room Tip: $65/night for Room 9 - large room with king bed, with a sitting area that's great for "hidi...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
We feel very stimulated by your commentary. All our staff is given their best in order to make Hotel Aranjuez a pleasant place to stay. We began this 2013, introducing new recipes and products for making our buffet breakfast even better. We also are continuing the reconstruction of the bathrooms of the social areas and in some rooms. We wish you and your family the best for the 2013.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband & I arrived @Hotel Aranjuez from Playa Corillo arranged by a friend
When we arrived ,we were supprised tht it did not quite seem like a hotel.
We quite enjoyed our stay,it was very clean,the breakfast was a delight!!!!
We decided to stay a extra day,
Will come back again ,I also tell all my clients about this hotel ,when they like to visit costa Rica.

Room Tip: Room up the stairs is quite nice & roomy
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
We appreciate your commentary, especially because we are very concern about cleaning. Our staff is receiving constantly training from our cleaning products supplier. Besides, the House Keeper is always after our staff. For our breakfast, we are always looking to use new recipes which incorporate local products. All the products we serve are purchased at the local market from the producers. We do not use any plastic contain and all the organic garbage is donated to a farm’s pork. We hope to can come back soon to Costa Rica and the Hotel Aranjuez. We wish you the best during this Christmas time and for the 2013!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I was slightly nervous driving to this hotel...San Jose is your not so typical large city but the Hotel Arenjuez is a little gem. They staff was very helpful and polite. There is a gas station and few diners just down the road and in walking distance for lunch/dinner. But the best part of was the breakfast buffet. It was so amazing and delicious. They made it picture perfect and the seating area is open to a garden oasis. The rooms were spacious and the showers were hot. There was a small safe for your important belongings. It is a little far from the airport so if you have an early flight you may want to find a closer place but we stayed there the first night of our stay and it was perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed there several times within the last 2 years - the rooms are fine and breakfast is really good. If you want you can reach the centre of San José within 20 minutes walking distance or the reception will call you a taxi.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear guest, we appreciate your review and specially, that you choose our Hotel each time you come to Costa Rica. Downtown is located within walking distance, and in the map we provide to our customers, are indicated the different best routes to get there. We must mention, that the famous museum “Calderón Guardia” and “Casa del Cuño” as well as “La Aduana” are located only 4 blocks ahead from the Hotel. We hope you can stay with us once again soon. You will appreciate the renovation of many bathrooms and rooms in the last 3 months. We wish you a wonderful Christmas time!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

A friendly, reasonably priced hotel with wonderful service. We had a Superior room for 3 for $65 and it included a delicious buffet breakfast. Close to downtown and on a quiet street. The garden area is very pretty. It is 5 houses that have been connected by walkways and gardens.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
We are happy to read that your family spent a good vacation at Hotel Aranjuez. We hope you can visit us once again in the future. We wish you the best during this Christmas time and for the 2013!
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Address: Calle 19, Avenida 11 & 13 | De la Iglesia Sta. Teresita, 200 mtrs. al norte, 200 mtrs. al oeste y 25 mtrs. al sur., San Jose 2070, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#5 Family Hotel in San Jose
#9 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aranjuez Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Live a true costa rican experience in our hotel. The hotel is build in 5 old fashioned followed costa rican houses and our breakfast is speechless!!! ... more   less 
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