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Reviewed March 12, 2012

We stayed here prior to a group tour and found the hotel to be simple, clean and have friendly staff. Any thing going on in the halls and next rooms could be easily heard at night.

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Tapave: Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio during your stay in San Jose, Costa Rica. We really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention so that we can improve our guest’s happiness. We are really sorry to hear that the noise coming from the hall and other rooms disturbed you; but we want to let...

Eagle, Co
Reviewed February 27, 2012

We stayed here when the hotel we wanted to stay was booked. The room was decent size with a king bed. It had an rank smell. The bathroom smelled like sewer. The people were helpful and friendly. The terrace was a great place to sit and meet other travelers. The ¨breakfast¨ was a piece of toast, banana and coffee. Would...

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, they are really important for us to improve our service. We are working hard to resolve the problem with the noise. I hope that you stay with us in your next trip to Costa Rica. Laura Jimenez General Manager

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 24, 2012

Reception staff - mostly business-like but not friendly. Basic hotel. Has a little restaurant at the side for breakfast/evening meals - the chef is the kindest man (and very friendly). Guests appear to be allowed to take prostitutes back to their rooms and the staff don't seem bothered. I have no issues with this except when I have an early...

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GaynorV. Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation. We really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention so that we can fix these items to maximize our guest’s happiness. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority in Hotel Vesuvio. We are constantly evaluating our staff to provide the best possible service. Thanks for taking your...

Boston, MA
Reviewed January 14, 2012

Rooms are small, bathrooms very small, there was a stain on one of the sheets (although it had certainly been laundered), but for the price it was really just fine. What noise there is comes from the street, not the other rooms. Bring earplugs--it's near a railroad line. The breakfast is fruit, toast, juice, and coffee, and if you want...

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Georgie Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in Costa Rica. We appreciate it when our guest let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve on. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority in Hotel Vesuvio. We agree with you about Hotel Vesuvio being the perfect location and about...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed January 9, 2012

I stayed here three nights before a group tour with Intrip travel.........in a residental area close to walking to major sites.......walls are thin,bring eyeplugs if you sleep light...TV did not work..........do have hot water ( let it run for a while to get it).........free wireless internet.... hotel is OK........nothing special......clean,,,,,,,the included breatfast should not be called breakfast at all.......you will...

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear king 57: First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio during your stay in San Jose, Costa Rica. Thank you for the feedback on our hotel and we really appreciate it when our guests let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve on. The guest satisfaction is our highest...

Melbourne
Reviewed November 10, 2010

I haven’t stayed at Hotel Vesuvio, my youngest daughter did and I need to share my experience dealing with them. I needed to change my daughter’s airport transfer in San Jose, as she had missed her connection in Miami, due to airline delay. As she had had a frightening encounter with a bag snatcher in Guatemala, she didn’t want to...

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MelbourneLola: We are very pleased with your comment. Thanks for your review and thanks for sharing your good experience with TripAdvisor's readers. We remembered very well your daughter Gabriela and we enjoyed very much having her with us. I am very glad that your daughter felt safe in the Hotel and that our staff was able to fulfill your...

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed October 12, 2010

While many comments in previous reviews certainly still have merit, my stay went well with no major complaints of the deal-breaker variety. As often happens in the lower-midrange category (would rate this 1.5 to 2-star), a lot depends on what you paid. In my case it was $124.30 all-in for a 3-night booking, BUT because it was via the Entertainment/hotels.com...

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ploughman8: Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, and thanks for sharing your experience with us. We really appreciate it when our guest let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve on. Since 2010 the hotel have free internet (WIFI) in all the rooms, and we worked...

bracknell
Reviewed August 24, 2010

stayed there for 3 nights and couldn't sleep because of the noise. the walls are partitions, not proper walls. there is no natural light in the room. the only tiny window gives onto a wall! if you want to shower, make sure you do it when no one else is having a shower in the hotel. I had to wait...

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear chrisbracknell: Thank you for the feedback on our hotel and thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodge accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. We really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention so that we can fix these items to maximize our guest’s happiness. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority in Hotel Vesuvio. We are...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 10, 2010

Dark, dingy, airless rooms. and a breakfast that barely deserved the name. This is the sort of Hotel that gives the star rating system a bad name. 3 stars?? We stayed here for 3 nights in total on two separate occasions, and really wished we hadn't. The list of faults the we and our fellow travellers experienced would take too...

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Reviewed May 11, 2010

The breakfast was neither fresh nor any good. And the walls were paper thin. What was most bad with this hotel, was when we woke up in the middle of the night with blood-sucking insects in our bed and bites all over our body. When we showed the bloody sheet to the staff and told them we wanted a new...

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear IKK_Oslo: Thank you for the feedback on our hotel and thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodge accommodation. We really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention so that we can fix these items to maximize our guests happiness. We agree with you about Hotel Vesuvio being the perfect location. It has so much to offer...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Vesuvio Hotel is located in the historical downtown, walking distance from the most important attractions of San Jose city, such as The National Theater, The Cultural Plaza, The National Library, Museums, Shops, Restaurants, Banks, Nightlife and beautiful exotic parks. The hotel is located in Barrio Otoya, one of the oldest districts in the area and is away from the noise and traffic of downtown, yet close enough to be able to walk the central business district within a few minutes. The management makes it a priority to give their guests the fullest attention to every detail. Personalized service is the key to this owner management hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vesuvio Hotel

Address: Avenida 11, Calle 13-15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $51 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vesuvio Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Vesuvio Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Lots of stairs to climb in this filthy hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles dharmaj, Dec 12, 2015 | Read review
“The hotel staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Be sure to try the restaurant too.”
 of 5 bubbles Donche2010, Nov 3, 2014 | Read review
“The value for your dollar is a big plus.”
 of 5 bubbles Tolomuco, May 9, 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Costa-Rica-by-MCRT, Sep 4, 2013 | Read review
“Close to the Sportsman Lodge, great for single guys who are visiting San Jose.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardM335, Jan 23, 2013 | Read review
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