We spent 3 nights at the Aranjuez in a Superior PLus room for 4 people. The hotel is built around 4 or 5 houses with a couple of open garden areas with resident hummingbirds. My children particularly enjoyed night spotting for opossums. As the hotel is a mix of houses I think each room is different - some are better positioned than others. I heard from a fellow resident that room 27 is the best one - but I haven't seen it so I can't confirm. Ours had two large beds, a bathroom and cable tv - the tv reception wasn't great but really were weren't in Costa Rica to watch movies.
I booked the hotel in advance on the basis of other Trip Advisor reviews about the garden and breakfast and wasn't disappointed. The breakfast is fantastic - far better than anything we'd had up until then - omelettes made to order, fresh juice, fruits, pastries, bread, and Gallo Pinto of course. We have 2 more nights booked over the next 4 weeks and will be looking forward to the return visit(s).
We organised a tour to the Poas volcano and travel to La Fortuna, the guys on reception rang around to get a good price for us so that was appreciated as Costa Rica is not a cheap place to travel!
Our room (22) was a bit dark but away from reception and the road at the front so was generally very quiet - the worst of the noise came from some neighbours who clearly had no idea just how loud their voices were!
Wherever you stay in San Jose expect to hear the traffic noise from about 4:30am onwards - its in the background.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Aranjuez Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose