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Aranjuez Hotel

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Kotor, Montenegro
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice hotel, that's one of my favorite district, very quiet but I'm the same time all what you need close - shopping mall, restaurants, park. overpriced but In Costa Rica all overpriced and quality is really bad... ( I'm talking in general not about this hotel now !) Breakfast I didn't like at all... I didn't find what I can... More 

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Thank Nastya_Si
AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We do our best to give our clients the best prices and the best experience in San José. As you mentioned, we're near restaurants, parks and shopping malls. Also, we're very near from downtown (just 5 minutes walking). Our breakfast is well known in San José. We serve a great... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We absolutely loved our stay, so much so that we are coming back again! Even with a very late arrival and early departure from SJO, we decided to stay with Hotel Aranjuez again because of the amazing service and outstanding breakfast. We have only stayed one time before but we are already treated like old friends when we have any... More 

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Thank Crystal A
AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Crystal, Oh! Thank you very much for your review! It's wonderful! Comments like this make our day better. We love our job and that's why we do it with all our heart. We'll be waiting for you with open arms! Hope you're having a great time in Costa Rica! See you soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aranjuez Hotel is a wonderful place to stay. It is several houses combined into a wonderful maze of rooms and courtyards and atriums with a first class breakfast. It is far enough off the bustling streets to be fairly peaceful and still centrally located for visits to the Museums and shopping. The staff was most accommodating and would help... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, Thank you very much for your lovely comment about Hotel Aranjuez. Our work is to be the best, that's why we work each day to offer our guests the best service, the best price and the best breakfast in town. Keep the planet clean is one of our main goals. Since the beginning, the Hotel Aranjuez has made... More 

Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my grown daughter and my 12-year old niece for 2 nights, at the end of a 10 day vacation. This hotel is actually a collection of old cottages connected by breezeways and interspersed with tropical gardens. They have beautiful art on the walls, and a great (free) buffet breakfast. Staff were helpful with suggestions for restaurants... More 

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Thank dcb1810
AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dcb1810, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Aranjuez! We work hard to preserve the 5 wooden houses that conform the Hotel Aranjuez. We decorate our hotel with Costa Rican art. We try to give our guests an idea of the Costa Rican culture and history. Our decoration is unique and so are our rooms.... More 

South America
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418 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to start with the breakfast which really was excellent. So much variety and in a lonely garden setting. Our room was comfortable if a little on the small side. It was also a little unusual as in reality it had no window. The window was between the bedroom and the bathroom. The only natural light came through a... More 

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Thank Aidan80
AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aidan80, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We have just finished one of our renovation project, and now, will be starting the upgrade of some of our rooms. We are committed to providing the best in facilities and service, and to this end, we will be investing additional capital in updating the hotel exterior as... More 

cork
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99 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights with my husband and 13 year old son while passing through San Jose. It's not a hotel in the traditional sense, rather a serties of rooms set around a very nice garden. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our room - 20, I think, was spacious with a beautiful big bathroom. Breakfast was simply amazing. You... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear amdev, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service, our breakfast and our rooms. Our staff members take their roles very seriously and try, every day, to provide an excellent customer service. Our breakfast is one of our key... More 

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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many highlights of this establishment: the fabulous breakfast buffet, charming atmosphere, walls decorated with intriguing art. A Costa Rican friend recommended this hotel because he loves the breakfast buffet that is included in price of room and the room prices are very reasonable. They advertise the cabin house rooms. We were placed in the apartment rooms across... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you for your recent feedback. We are very grateful you've chosen our hotel. We are glad hearing about you and we are very happy to know that you spent a lovely time in Hotel Aranjuez. We work very hard to ensure that our Hotel offers the best service. Is our goal to provide our clients with an... More 

la playa
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The hotel is in a traditional mansion stylle house in the center of San Jose, great location close to all the historical landmarks and also close to many good new restaurantes that have been opening up recently. The atmosphere was quiet and restful and the highlight was the great breakfast buffet offering local foods and well as international continental style,... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan, Thank you very much for your lovely comment about Hotel Aranjuez! Like you mentioned, Hotel Aranjuez is located near historical landmarks and good restaurants. Near the hotel, our clients can enjoy the variety and quality of the Paseo Gastronómico La Luz, a neighbourhood full of restaurants and bars. The buffet breakfast is one of our strengths. All the... More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stayed only one night, but would highly recommend for a longer stay. The hotel has a very friendly owner, and the building itself is a sight. It is far from ordinary. Do you know those dreams, where you dream about a house that always has a new room, a new one and again a new one pops out from... More 

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Aorama! We are so pleased that you have enjoy what Hotel Aranjuez offers: "An authentic Costarican home experience". We work hard to preserve the 5 wooden houses that conform the Hotel Aranjuez. Our main goal is to conserve intact the atmosphere of the original houses, builted 8 decades ago. Also, we are looking to provide to our customers a... More 

Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This hotel has a lot of character, unique, clean and functional rooms, good customer service and the best breakfast buffet. We have stayed here twice now and will return again since the location is convenient and the hotel is always consistent, especially the food.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joanneflug, For all our staff is a big pleasure to know that you have enjoy our non-traditional hotel. Hotel Aranjuez offers a unique lodging experienc: we've been working in the last 25 years in preserving, as arquitectural patrimony, the 5 wooden houses that conform our Hotel. In our rooms, we also preserve the arquitectural heritage. For that reason each... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Aranjuez is located in San Jose and is surrounded by a tropical garden. Free breakfast buffet, free WiFi access and free private parking are available. Each room here features an authentic historic decor and will provide you with a cable TV, an outdoor seating area and a private bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. All rooms have a desk and a safety-deposit box. Our wonderfull Breakfast Buffet is also included. At Hotel Aranjuez you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities. The property offers free parking. The hotel is 1.1 km from Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, 1.2 km from National Theatre of Costa Rica and 1.4 km from Metropolitan Cathedral. Juan Santamaria International Airport is 16 km away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aranjuez Hotel

Address: 19th Street, Avenues 11 & 13, San Jose 2070, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $58 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aranjuez Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Aranjuez Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in San Jose
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#10 Business Hotel in San Jose
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