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Balmoral Hotel

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Mogi Mirim, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is very nice, but the Best of the hotel is the concierge Pablo Susuki. He was very helpfull, giving sugestions about places to go in san jose. He gave me a map and even draw on the map for me places that i should visit. Thank you very much!! He should be promoted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice facility. Rooms are clean. Everything within reach. Very good breakfast. Moreover... Salvatore at the check in is the best!!! Extremely professional. He goes few extra miles just to assist everyone!

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Thank Sonja D
Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to learn your experience with us exceeded your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Novato, California
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231 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our nightmare last night at the Taormina Hotel with all its flaws this was a nice step up. The rooms were not luxurious, but then again, we were not paying luxury prices either. The rooms were not too small and not too large. It came with a fridge, an air conditioner that works, a delightful and informative front desk... More 

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to take advantage of our top location. We hope to host you soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a centrally located middle of the road hotel in San José. The hotel also has parking and a small shopping galleria next to it with an ice cream parlor, upmarket leather shop, bar-café. Stayed two nights with my sister to discover the capital before taking a NaturAir flight out to Quepos and the coast. The location is very... More 

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to read your review and learn your experience with us was positive, that you took advantage of the amenities we offer and of our prime location. We look forward to hosting you and your friends in the near future. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Take good care, Alessandra More 

Trinidad and Tobago
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cozy..... friendly staff.... no pool... breakfast is tasty... close proximity to stores...cathedral etc. Not very fancy. Housekeeping is excellent and front desk crew very polite abd always willing to help.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. Happy the staff and hotel were to your liking. We look forward to hosting you very soon again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to San Jose for business and I had to work from the hotel whilst there. We were there for 8 nights and were very happy with our stay. The staff were all very friendly, the front desk staff spoke perfect English and arranged anything you needed like taxi's and airport shuttles. The shuttle is not included, it was... More 

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Very grateful for your review and feedback. Glad your 8 nights with us were pleasant and that you took advantage of our great location. Thank you very much for recommending us highly. We hope to see you real soon. Take good care! Best regards, Alessandra More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the hotel couldn't have been better. The rooms were stylish and updated, and the inside was beautiful. Parking was valet and included in our stay, and the breakfast that came with was wonderful!

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It pleases us that your experience at Balmoral Hotel was enjoyable and that you appreciate the renovations we are making. we hope you will visit us again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sharp hotel with all amenities and a very friendly staff with the best location in downtown San José, close to everything. Very large rooms, freshly renovated. I would recommend it to all. Honest pricing that is hard to beat in the area, especially since the Gran Hotel has closed.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you taking the time to write such a kind review. We are thrilled that your experience was a pleasant one. We look forward to hosting you very soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

NEW JERSEY, USA.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time we stay at Hotel Balmoral, we field welcome. Good food, good room, very good price. Right in the center of San Jose City. Staff wonderful. Dessert very good, but very few to choose. Has security all the time.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Grateful for such a wonderful review. Very happy to learn your experience with us has been enjoyable both in the hotel as in the restaurant. We value your trust in us. Thank you for recommending us. We hope to see you very soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I chose this hotel for it's location, and that part did not disappoint. It sat right on a busy shopping street with plenty to see and buy. People watching was interesting. It was close to many tourist attractions. The room itself was slightly outdated and small. We were upgraded for free, so not sure what our booked standard room would... More 

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. We are glad you took advantage of our prime location. We apologize for the 15 minute wait in the parking lot. We do hope you give us a second chance to make it up to you. Best regards, Alessandra More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $85 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Balmoral Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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