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Street 19 corner of Avenue 11 and 13, 200 meters north, 200 meters ouest and 25 south from the Santa Teresita Church, San Jose 2070 Costa Rica
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#13 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Parking garage
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Ironing service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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Ashley L wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
The hotel was very nice. There was cute art on the walls and it had a generally nice environment. My room and bathroom were a good size and were both very clean. The only thing is that the walls seemed to be very thin and you could hear a lot. However, that didn't necessarily keep me up once I went to sleep. Lastly, the breakfast was delicious and the dining hall was beautiful!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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kthernehill wrote a review Sep 2019
london162 contributions85 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We stayed here at the end of our tour of Central America, and it was definitely our favourite place to stay. The hotel is in a very interesting building, and our room backed on to a small garden. It is an old building, but our room was spacious, and we had very comfortable beds, and a great shower and bathroom. Because the hotel is constructed by a few different houses, it is a bit of a rabbit warren, but we really loved it – it is full of character. The breakfast is the best we had in Central America – a huge choice of food in the most delightful surroundings, with a garden behind the tables. The corridors and seating areas are all full of interesting Costa Rican artefacts – a great picture of the culture. If you want to have a really good meal, there is a restaurant next to the hotel which is run by them, but you definitely have to book – it was one of the best meals we had on our trip – try it if you can! And near the hotel there is a market – check if it is on with the very helpful guys at reception.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Response from Mosiporelmundo, Manager at Hotel Aranjuez
Responded Sep 14, 2019
Dear kthernehill, What a lovely review! What a pleasure to read how wonderful your experience was and we were truly delighted to read how much you enjoyed our beautiful facilities, breathtaking breakfast, and most importantly the warm, friendly, helpful and attentive service provided by our team members. Also, we're so glad you had such a great experience (the best and most interesting place in Central America) at Hotel Aranjuez that we'll share your kind words and brilliant feedback with all our team members! Thank you again for taking the time to share your impressions with us and we hope to see you again!
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Joan S wrote a review Mar 2020
Hawthorne, California13 contributions2 helpful votes
I love the indoor gardens and artwork. The hosts are really helpful. The rooms are clean and quiet. The breakfast buffet is absolutely wonderful. The 11/47 restaurant is part of the hotel and not to be missed.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Mosiporelmundo, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Aranjuez
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Joan S, Thank you for your kind comments and for sharing them with others on TripAdvisor. It means the world to us! We are grateful for your business! We are glad you liked the service you received and our restaurant 11-47! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, A. Romero, Hotel Aranjuez
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Sarah wrote a review Mar 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom4 contributions
This hotel was true to description in Lonely planet - nice rambing corridors with lots of greenery; fairly priced; clean room; friendly and welcoming staff, and great breakfast! Suited us perfectly for our first two nights on arriving in CR
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Mosiporelmundo, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Aranjuez
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear SarahGExploring, We are so happy to read you had a great time and appreciated so many aspects of our property! We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to San José. Until then, safe travels! A. Romero, Hotel Aranjuez
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Val J wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed at Hotel Aranjuez last month. The hotel called a taxi for our departure – the fare meter said 1900, but as I had just arrived, I was still totally bamboozled by the money which has numbers on it in thousands and millions. I had the money in my hand to pay 1,900, but the taxi driver kept indicating he wanted 19,000. That’s what I eventually gave him, and within minutes realized I’d paid about $40 for a 10 minute taxi ride. As soon as I could, I sent an email to Hotel Aranjuez acknowledging that this was totally my error, but that I did expect the hotel would only use honest, reliable taxi companies and drivers. The hotel replied that they would contact the taxi company. It took a few days, but then I got an email from the hotel saying that the taxi driver had come to the hotel and returned the money he had scammed form me. I was very impressed!!!!! IN terms of our stay, the hotel was clean, staff was helpful, breakfast was good. The restaurant next door was fabulous. I had a room right behind the reception which was quite noisy. My friend stayed in the annex ( just around the corner) and that room was very quiet. Hotel Aanjuez provided good value and of course their service was exceptional.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Mosiporelmundo, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Aranjuez
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Val J, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow travelers! We always try to help our guests and give them a service "above and beyond". One of our goals is to be their home in San José, with comfortable rooms and excellent service. If one of our guests have a problem, we try to help him, that's why we do our best to talk with the taxi company and the driver to get you back the money. We're so glad you had a great stay and hope to welcome you back again soon. Until then, safe travels! Andrés R. Hotel Aranjuez
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Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Aranjuez
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Aranjuez?
Nearby attractions include Parque Nacional Park (0.08 miles), Feria Verde de Aranjuez (0.08 miles), and Parque España (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Aranjuez?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Aranjuez?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Aranjuez?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Aranjuez?
Conveniently located restaurants include 11.47 Restaurante, La Terrasse French Cuisine, and Al Mercat.
Is Hotel Aranjuez located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of San Jose.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Aranjuez?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Aranjuez?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.7 miles), Ruinas de Ujarras (1.3 miles), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (0.8 miles).
Is Hotel Aranjuez accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.