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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay, I wanted to post this review to warn other travelers about this hotel. I gave it two stars because the grounds were nice, the parking was free and secure and the breakfast buffet was outstanding. But unfortunately I can't say anything else nice about this place. If you are staying here, look out for overcharges and theft. On two... More 

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1 Thank Scott B
Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Scott, We appreciate you reaching out on Tripadvisor to notify us of your concerns related to your recent stay at our Barceló San Jose. However we are quite surprised and dismayed by the content of your review regarding your vacations , please rest assured that your comments have been taken onboard and revised by the entire Management team,... More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 2nd visit to Barceló San Jose Palacio. I loved it so much the first time, as well as the beautiful country of Costa Rica, so I chose this country and hotel for our honeymoon. This experience was even nicer than the first. After booking the Premium king room, we got a free upgrade to a suite on... More 

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear travelers First of all, we congratulate you for your Wedding and we thank you for choosing our Barceló San José hotel for such a special occasion. We take a lot of pleasure in making each of our guests' visits "fantastic", especially when it comes to special occasions. We hope see you again. Best Regards, Carlos Ruíz Director More 

San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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104 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very nice. It is not the original hotel I had chosen to stay at. I had originally booked the Wyndham Garden but when I arrived at the hotel the staff apologized and said they had overbooked due to a Pre´-qualifying FIFA game Costa Rica vs USA and so they had arranged for me to stay at Barcelo.... More 

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jerry Thank you very much for the time you spent to share your personal impressions of your stay at our Barceló San José. We always welcome feedback, as it allows us to continually improve the experience we create for our guests. Best Regards, Carlos Ruíz Director More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, great options for food & relaxation. Do try the Japanese restaurant on site, it's excellent. Free airport shuttle, option for late check out. No problem's getting extra towels, the WIFI is superb. A hassle free, brilliant choice for a stop over or longer stays. Don't hesitate to choose this place if you're in the area and looking for... More 

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Rosco, Thank you for making our Barceló San Jose your choice hotel on this occasion and for your very kind recommendation to the travel community of Trip Advisor, this positive feedback keeps us motivated to encounter the compliance of our demanding quality standards. We are delighted that you have enjoyed Miyako our Japanese Restaurant and that all our... More 

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124 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is like a scene from a 90's horror movie as the rooms date back to then. Not only that but whatever the club is next door that goes on until 1am sounds like you are actually in the club and I was on the 6th floor. Complete disgrace.

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Matthew We sincerely appreciate the time you spent to share your comments following your visit to our Barceló San José hotel. Our guests' feedback is of utmost importance to ensure our demanding standards of service at all times, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconsistency you may have experienced during your stay. Sincerely, Carlos Ruíz Director More 

Victoria, Texas
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got in late and checked into hotel. Best bed I slept on in a long time. In all of my travels I have never seen a breakfast buffet like this place. You name it, they have it! Free shuttle to the airport, very professional staff. I missed out by getting there late because the pool, bar and garden are to... More 

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Thank you for reviewing your recent stay in our Barceló San José. It is wonderful to hear we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. We hope to see you again in the hotel in the future. Kind regards, Carlos Ruíz Director More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good ambiance. Good Break fast, Good Pool. Good Location & airport shuttle. Rooms were spacious and very comfortable. It has a lovely view to the outside. They dint allow even a 30 minute late checkout. Except this, everything was good.

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear traveler First at all, thank you for choosing Barceló San José as your better option in your last trip. Our staff is always happy to exceed your expectations; we use our Barceló values to improve every day and make the guests feel comfortable in their stay. I sorry regarding that our team don’t allow the late check out, I... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Barcelo in Mexico a few years ago which was great so we had high expectations. They were not met here. The breakfast was pretty bad, not sure how you can mess up an omelette but they sure did. The pillows were so uncomfortable, my neck was stiff and I could barely sleep. We were disappointed to... More 

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Mss Tatyana: I am sorry to hear your expectations were not met. I do apologize about the incident with the hot tub, unfortunately a previous guest inadvertently turned off the heat prior to your arrival, and it does take an hour to reheat. As soon as we noticed it had been turned off we proceeded to turn it back... More 

Springfield, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is excellent. The rooms, the staff and facilities are beyond good. They are excellent and very pleasant. They do whatever they can to make sure your visit is one to remember. The facilities are kept clean and have something for any type of traveler.

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Thomas Thank you so much for your valuable comment and for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of the Trip Advisor community. Barceló San José Hotel is delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff is always happy to exceed your expectations, we use our Barceló values to improve every... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The overall hotel is nice, the rooms are a bit outdated but clean. The restaurant staff is very nice and the breakfast good. However, the reception service is below average, especially considering the price. The check in was done extremely slowly and they refused to give me back my card print at check out whilst they were talking to me... More 

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Thank you so much for your comments. We would like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your check in, be sure we will review these details with our front desk Manager. We appreciate your opinions and it will be an honor if you consider us again. More than welcome. Carlos Ruíz General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Barcelo San Jose

Address: Residencial El Robledal | La Uruca, San Jose 458-1150, Costa Rica (Formerly Barcelo San Jose Palacio)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $77 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 254
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Also Known As:
Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel San Jose
San Jose Barcelo
Barcelo Palacio Hotel Costa Rica
Barcelo San Jose Costa Rica
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#16 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“The best floor is the 6th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 768leahn, 1 week ago | Read review
“Great room”
 of 5 bubbles cmbuck2016, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner; very, very reasonable! And of course, there's plenty of great tasting coffee. I like mine con leche.”
 of 5 bubbles Coach-D_NY, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“The north side of the hotel is best because you get the city and mountain views”
 of 5 bubbles amot, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful view of San Jose and National Stadium a plus”
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 of 5 bubbles , Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
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