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Hotel Colonial

Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6 | Behind La Soledad Cathedral, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Stayed here for a couple of night before the start of a tour. Was given a large spacious room with a good size double, the room was basic but was very clean and tidy. The pool looked lovely but did not use it.Breakfast was a help yourself buffet – offering rice, beans, toast, scrambled eggs, fruit, cereal. Staff were very... More 

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SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios tan bonitos. Nos sentimos muy satisfechos de que haya tenido una experiencia agradable en nuestras... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Dirty room, bacteria in the shower, worm climbs on the bed. Not all rooms with air condition and you can't open the window because it is facing the corridor. We have expected much better room for the price, but it was not maintained, old and very dirty that it shouldn't be for any price Nor recommended

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Thank Karin s
SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review
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Sentimos mucho que haya tenido una mala experiencia en su estadía. Tratamos de ofrecerle distintos tipos de habitaciones para encontrar... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights after a long flight, to acclimatize to the time difference. The staff were very accommodating and the room was clean and spacious. The hotel is in a central location. However, being downtown, we were kept awake at times by noise, such as the local tram/train going by. But we suspect most downtown... More 

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Thank Eline S
SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review
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Agradecemos mucho el haberse tomado el tiempo para calificarnos. Vamos a poner especial atención a lo que nos señala sobre... More 

Hannover, Germany
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Brilliant staff at the reception. One of their countless tasks consist of opening the front door for each and every guest who wants to leave or come in (security reasons) day and night. Yet they always are friendly and make you feel at home. Excellent breakfast buffet with fresh fruit and Gallo Pinto. Well located only afew minutes footwalk from... More 

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SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su retroalimentación. Es un gusto saber que nuestro personal le hizo sentir de la mejor manera, pues... More 

Bedford, England
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and were pleasantly surprised as it was booked for us by our travel company. It has a lovely looking pool, although we didn't get in. The staff were very friendly and our room was clean, with two double beds and a large wet room style shower. Breakfast was basic but very tasty, with options... More 

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SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review

We appreciate your lovely comments. It is always a pleasure to know that our guest have a good experience overall. We are going to check that cigarette burn you are telling us, and we are going to check too the paving around the pool; your feedback help us improve and give our guest a great stay. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a tour group. Hotel has character and is quite comfortable. Breakfast is included and consisted of a choice of eggs, toast, rice and beans, cereal and bananas, which was all good. There is no air con but there are fans in the room, although my first stay here (upstairs) I found that the room was... More 

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SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por tomarse su tiempo en calificarnos. Es un gusto que haya tenido una buena estancia en general con... More 

Horsens, Denmark
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Fine hotel in the center off the city. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Good rooms with tv and lots off channels, but without air condition. The breakfast wasn't the best, not much different to choose. All in all a okay place

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Thank Tommy P
SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review
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Agradecemos mucho sus comentarios. Es un gusto que haya tenido una buena experiencia en general. Con lo del aire acondicionado,... More 

New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Hotel Colonial is very lucky to have Leslie as a clerk. This guy was awesome, helped my with all my parking issues and the hotel WIFI WAS BROKEN, he went out of his way and let me use his personal hot-spot. I was very disappointed with the hotel for having no wifi as advertised... But other than than it was... More 

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SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this review
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Le agradecemos mucho su tiempo para calificarnos. Como usted lo menciona, efectivamente estuvimos un día sin WiFi, por un problema... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We took a break from kids for a night and it was wonderful. I had been to the street may times and never even knew such a gem existed. The history of the building as related by the staff was inspiring. Thank you.

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Estimado John, es un gusto que haya tenido una experiencia agradable en su estancia con nosotros; sus comentarios nos hacen... More 

Playa Coronado, Panama
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

we stayed a coupé of days at Hotel Colonial. It was nice and clean, with an ok breakfast included. We found the location very conveniant, five minutes walk from the City centre, in a quiet neighborhood. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Muchas gracias por tomarse el tiempo en calificarnos. Realmente eso nos permite saber si vamos por el buen camino, y... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We're your perfect hosts for a restful vacation in cozy surroundings, a restored neocolonial building nearly a century old. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Colonial

Address: Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6 | Behind La Soledad Cathedral, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $58 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Colonial 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Colonial Hotel San Jose
Hotel Colonial Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in San Jose
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