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“Two beautiful nights in San Jose” 4 of 5 stars
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Cocoon Hotel
Calle Central, Avenida 9, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #32 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Munich, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Two beautiful nights in San Jose”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

After a nice holiday in the Pacific Side, before our departure we spend 2 nights in Cocoon hotel in the heart of San Jose.
The Staff just complete our dream holiday in Costa Rica, really nice people.
Thank you we will come back.
Special Thanks to Andrea and Victor at the front desk without forgetting the very sympatic chamber made and the smily lady at the breakfast.
Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is not a luxury hotel by any means, but is very clean and comfortable. The breakfast included in the price of the room was delicious and more than adequate. I would also like to compliment the staff at the front desk. Andrea, a beautiful Costa Rican girl was very helpful, as was Victor Garcia. I don't remember all of their names, but they were all very courteous. There are banks and grocery storers within easy walking distance, as is downtown San Jose. There are also traditional Costa Rican eateries very close. These traditional eateries ("sodas") have delicious food at extremely reasonable prices. Overall, the hotel is unbeatable for a price of $42 per night.

Room Tip: Interior rooms are probably a little quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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11 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The hotel is clean and very well located ( for those who want to take public bus to the Caribbean coast or the volcanos). We stayed the first night and the last night in this hotel during our trip to Costa Rica. The breakfast is good and the staff is friendly.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Location is not the better in San José, there is risk in the night...Brrr...Booking a room at $50...Ok the bedroom is clean, but without window... I don't understand this design in hotel totally false kitchgreen...Oufff...
Staff very nice...

Room Tip: a room with window ?
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed with my wife at Cocoon Hotel for a week in march and had a wonderful time specially with the staff they are very friendly and know very well what to do in San Jose city, nightlife, museums, arts even for the surrounding areas they guided us from reception by giving us addresses and ways for making tourism at the volcanoes and beach. The breakfast was good enough for us with its options, costa rican typical “Gallo Pinto” was delicious, rooms are ok clean and fresh, location has the good point that offers a 10 minutes walk to downtown central avenue where most of interested places are located. We highly recommend the hotel for its close location to downtown and the professional and friendly service from the staff.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were dubious about staying here after reading some negative reviews, but were pleasantly surprised!

The man behind the front desk was SO helpful and friendly. When our first room's safe didn't have a key, he immediately gave us another room. Rooms are big and beds very comfy. Yes there is noise but you're in the middle of the city, what do you expect?! Only negative was a damp smell to the room, possibly due to the old building/ lack of ventilation in the bathroom, but really, Who cares?For the price and location it's brilliant!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great simple place, with very very helpful staff. Good , again very simple, breakfast. Location is not the best , but is only few minutes from centre. And also not so long drive to the airport. Had little issue with hot water. I would def stay again. Thank you

Room Tip: room 106 is without wifi connection.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Central, Avenida 9, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of San Jose, Cocoon Hotel comprises a unique experience of relaxation and comfort in a pleasant atmosphere. Our guests enjoy a combination of exceptional service, good price and quality facilities. It is a great place for business trips, or a quick stay to see everything the city has to offer before exploring the country. Cocoon Hotel is located walking distance from the most important sites in San Jose, such as The National Museum (6 min.), The National Theater (3 min.) and The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (4 min.); also very close to the major bus stations of San Jose. ... more   less 
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Cocoon Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose

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