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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rally enjoyed the hotel because it has everything you need. The fact there's no ac didn't matter as the weather was chili anyway and when we opened window it was cold enough. The fact there's breakfast surprised us and it was really nice and beyond what we expected. The hotel staff and owner are very very very nice and... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

A short stay here. The room was simple and sufficient. The wifi only worked in the lobby and not in the room. The staff were kind and helpful. They recommended a restaurant nearby and I cannot remember the name of it. We are vegan and it had delicious vegan options.

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Toronto GTA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Located 1km from Holiday Inn and near to almost everything you need for short stay. Vincent is the nicest hotel owner you'll meet; informative and accommodating. I found the rooms rustic enough to be amusing, comfortable, spacious and yet not wasteful. Breakfast (included) is sufficient to sustain you for the morning, especially when enjoyed in the garden. The coco crispies... More 

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The hotel had big, tidy and lovely rooms. Staff was incredibly nice and owner (Vincent) was very helpful giving advice in all aspects regarding transportation, daytrips, etc. Nice breakfast Quiet part of San Jose but close to downtown.

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Washington D.C.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This hotel had great reviews and beautiful pictures. We were terribly disappointed to learn the real state of this hotel. The room was in complete disrepair: the faucet, the electrical outlets, the tv was broken, the light bulb was burned out, the closed off its hinge... etc etc. The floors were not cleaned well and had dust bunnies all over... More 

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Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Kekoldi Hotel is usually our choice in San Jose. We like the nearby restaurants, downtown location and its proximity to the Havana Humidor room just two or three blocks down the street. Kekoldi Hotel offers great value in the location we like most when visiting San Jose. The staff is always helpful and the funky, bohemian folks that stay here... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Kekoldi is only a 5 minute walk away from the Plaza de la Cultura, with the Teatro Nacional and three important museums. The Mecado Central is maybe 10 minutes walk. The rooms are large and light, the breakfast okay, and the staff bend over backwards to try to be helpful. Will definitely stay here again. Clean, reasonable, friendly, with just... More 

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Unfortunately I had the front room facing the street, all night long there were scooters zooming and gunning their engines. It is NOISY and there was construction going on across the street. It was pretty much a bare room, a bed, 2 tables with 2 lamps, a desk with a chair. The windows were open when I got there, which... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This hotel is in the center of the city so it is noisy but I expected that. My room was on the street but there were other rooms inside that had a nice view of the garden and maybe were quieter. It was clean and adequate. The staff were nice and helpful. The breakfast was adequate. Beautiful garden to sit... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This place is a gem. Great location. It is not fancy, but you get awesome value for money. There is a pretty outdoor area which is a little oasis in the busy city. The staff here are wonderful. So welcoming and helpful. They really are special. One of the gentlemen at the Front Desk helped me with my bus transportation... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The only hotel with secluded garden in downtown San Jose, walking distance to all points of tourist interest, bars, restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, bus stations, museums, etc. 10 elegant, well appointed guest rooms. Free Internet terminal and wireless. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kekoldi Hotel

Address: Avenida 9, between Calle 5 and 7, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $40 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kekoldi Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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Kekoldi Hotel San Jose
Kekoldi Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose
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