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Duncan BC
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is at least the fifth time I've stayed here, and it remains my first choice for a fairly central San Jose hotel. They are friendly, quiet, well organised, comfortable and offer excellent value. I note that they are extending the space for tables in their breakfast restaurant, which suggests their well deserved success continues.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at midnight and was able to check in with no issues. Our room had a fan but no AC. The beds were super comfy. The bathrooms are clean. Free breakfast from 7-9 am, with a huge variety of food (hot food, fruit, pastries). The staff are al super friendly and helpful. The only downside is it's a little...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truthfully, based on the price we expected an acceptable hotel without much flair. We were pleasantly surprised by this cute little hotel! It's basically an old house (perhaps mansion) that has been turned into a hotel. It has cute courtyards with trees, chairs, and tables. It really is a unique place! Our room was small, but very clean and surprisingly...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hilary J, Delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay so much! Our hotel is a merge of 5 old houses. In our facilities our guests can experience the Costa Rican culture and the nature. Thank you very much for praising the work of our staff. They're at the service of all our clients, ready to do everything possible...

Paris, France
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Nice hotel with comfortable rooms & good facilities including excellent coffee available all day from 5:30am. Breakfast is awesome and staff is very nice and helpful. Good place for reasonable budget.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear isabelleandre3, I was delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our Hotel. We're very happy that you enjoyed our facilities including the breakfast, the coffee and all the other services we have to offer. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your stay and especially about the fantastic breakfast and the team who always try...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Aranjuez is always my first choice in San Jose. I love all the gardens and the various lounge areas. There is all sorts of local art on display and it changes often. I also like the area of San Jose where the hotel is located. Prices are also very reasonable and the hotel staff are friendly. Most of all...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wayne D, Thank you very much for your comment! We're proud to be your first choice in San José and we hope we can continue being. Our Hotel is decorated with Costa Rican art. We support our country by exposing only art made by local artist, art that reflects our culture and our roots. The Hotel Aranjuez is located...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is a bit hard to find due to small signage, but once you find it, it is a beautiful little oasis. Our room was quite large with a queen and full bed. Bathrooms are clean but all tile. The bathroom is open with no shower curtain so things might get wet. There is plenty of hot water....if you...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Giantess, We're very pleased with your review as it reconfirms that we're truly delivering upon our commitment to superior quality, so thank you very much for sharing. Here at Hotel Aranjuez, we adhere to a philosophy where we treat each of our guests as if they were members of our very own family, the Aranjuez family, that's why we...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed October 7, 2016

This place was very nice. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the price was very reasonable. The breakfast was great, with good fruit and coffee. I loved the garden. It is in a quiet location, yet close to the city center. I felt pretty safe in the area and it was close to several restaurants. The people who work...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear blackveggie, Thank you very much for your lovely comment about our hotel. We appreciate all feedback from our valued guests, and we're so pleased to read that you had a satisfactory stay. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your room, our buffet breakfast and our location. We do our best to give our clients an outstanding service....

Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Good price, basic but realy cleen rooms, fantastic brekfast and incredible service. realy pura vida!!! Near to the center and the artesan market . They help you for everiting you need. Quiet zone. Easy to go where you want

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ganzio, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Hotel Aranjuez on TripAdvisor. We're so pleased to learn that you enjoyed our unique hotel - from your rooms, to our breakfast and our helpful team. We're glad you liked our convenient location too, near some attractive places. We hope to see you again soon!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much on the outside, but it has tons of style and comfort on the inside. Limited parking available, and we had to leave for the airport before sampling breakfast. Our room was small but very clean, comfy, and even had a flatscreen tv. I didn't love San Jose, but if you're spending time here you...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RobDougG, Thank you very much for your comment! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. The Hotel Aranjuez is a fusion of 5 old houses and is decorated with paintings and sculptures made by Costa Rican artists. In this way, we try to offer our guests an authentic Costa Rican home experience, that we hope, they'll...

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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Aranjuez Hotel: Pros: -extremely affordable, cute and EXCEPTIONAL breakfast buffet and freshly cooked omelette/egg/ pancake station. All ingredients fresh from local producers *many of the 5-star hotels should learn from Aranjuez -many cute lounging areas- in the gardens or inside- makes it easy to socialize -beautiful and rustic grounds -a wonderful place to decompress after a 2 week trek before...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Aranjuez Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us! We do have great amenities and love what we do here for our guests. We offer great patios and cute lounging areas with confortable for enjoying nature or a chat with other guests. We have a great location that sits back off San José Downtown (we're at just 10 minutes walking from the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
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: $57 - $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 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#10 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“Some rooms are brighter than others”
 of 5 bubbles isabelleandre3, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“When alone I like room six. It is just off of a nice patio area and it's quiet although it might be a bit small for two people.”
 of 5 bubbles wayned183, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Standard double room had a separate living room and bathroom, while standard twin was just the bedroom and bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 577aliciah, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with garden view.”
 of 5 bubbles Fequ68, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
“23 is huge and faces the garden yet close to the common areas”
 of 5 bubbles 168crystala, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
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