The Aranjuez Hotel is composed of several old Tico houses cobbled together into a rambling complex with interesting public spaces scattered here and there. The decor is charming and the staff friendly and helpful.
From the hotel it is an easy walk through several beautiful little parks to the part of downtown San Jose most popular with tourists. The Gold Museum is there and a pedestrian street with shops and cafes.
Ah, but the creme de la creme of the Aranjuez is the breakfast--which is included in the price of the room. In addition to a hot bar with rice and beans, other local dishes, and prepared-to-order eggs and pancakes, there is an incredible array of fruit, bread, pastries, and sweet and savory tidbits to suit every taste. All served in an atrium surrounded by lush jungle foliage.
I have stayed at the Aranjuez three times and will return at every opportunity.
- 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