Initial reception was a bit 'íffy' with a delay of almost two hours before my room became available, other than that reception was always very helpful.
I did not like the bar, as the staff gave me the impression that unless you spoke fluent Spanish you should not have been there!
I had no problems with the rooms other than noise coming from the conference rooms one Saturday night when a wedding was being celebrated... but we were all young once!
Food was good.
The only 'down side' was that it was situated so far from anywhere ... there were no shops you could realistically walk to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palma Real is located in an area of great interest and economic growth, just 15 minutes from Juan Santamaria Airport and 5 minutes from downtown San Jose. Its location makes it possible to visit attractions such as the new National Stadium which is 500mts, 5 min, great volcanoes and exotic national parks. Besides, it is within steps of financial business centers, malls and Government Institutions. The convenient location is one of the attributes of Hotel Palma Real more undoubtedly the quality and 100% personalized treatment, is what characterizes the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Palma Real Hotel San Jose
- Barcelo San Jose
- Palma Real Hotel & Casino Costa Rica/San Jose