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Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Central and Second Ave. Between 1 & 3, San Jose 527-1000, Costa Rica
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1 room 1 adult
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Vestal, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for an up-to-date accommodation, look elsewhere. We stayed two nights here. The staff is really wonderful; they're so helpful and gracious. That's the good news. This hotel is in dire need of an update. The architecture is beautiful but it's definitely not up to 21st century standards; very few outlets, no screens on the windows, a tiny... More 

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Trier, Germany
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for our last night on a 12 day vacation and it was perfect. The building is very old, which is why it was so great. The customer service was excellent from the lobby to the bell boy. The rooms are old as well but the historical piece is what makes this a part of the cultural history... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

nice place with some advantages: - extreme center location... you are closed to everything - full of charm because of its history ( since 1930 ) and decoration reminds you that ;-) ... but not a 4 stars hotel because - dark room - noisy ventilation close to our room - bathroom really not useful and who needs to be... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't stayed here in some years but pleased to report she has held up well! Older,yes but a very comfortable night's sleep after an excellent meal in the restaurant (I always try to grab a meal here when in San José ). Location is great-across from Teatro Nacional and Plaza de Cultura.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Costa Rica began with a night at the Gran Hotel. I traveled with a friend from NYC and arrived at Gran Hotel late in the evening. Check-in was painless and our rental car was complimentary valeted. The hotel is very old world but is quite charming. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our request for... More 

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Thank Carr_Potential
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a whim while visiting the gold museum and really enjoyed the setting on the outside terrace looking at the Teatro National. I had a delicious cerviche and unusual gazpacho. They both came with tasty side enhancements served in little bowls. The waiters were nice but somehow looked traumatized. Maybe too many bad experiences with American... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is tired but offers great customer service and excellent food. Would much rather stay here in tired rooms than at the holiday inn which has plush rooms but you can't use the pool as it's closed for cleaning, you order a drink in the bar and then the barman disappears so you can't order a second drink, you... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Costa Rica has a lot of things to do, excellent option for vacations!!, my husband and I, had an excellent time, Costa Rica provides, beautiful beaches, excellent resorts, eco turism, and activities for all people and ages,

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Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is amazingly helpful and friendly, as well as charming! The hotel has an old world charm and the restaurant is fabulous. Overall location is right downtown and it's easy to walk everywhere and feel safe.

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Thank Jeanne G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite a premium room, got no sleep due to ambient noise from downtown (guy selling sunglasses. Sirens, deaf crossing signals, the list goes on.) They say JFK stayed here. They should have invested in a Reno since then, but do not appear to have. Booked three, but could only stay two. (Had to go somewhere else to sleep. They were... More 

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