I have just completed a two-night stay and was very satisfied. This boutique hotel has everything for the business traveller; the rooms are bright, fresh and spotlessly clean, with free hi-speed internet, the bathroom is modern, and the room size is more than adequate. The amenities; pool and gym are very fine given the size of the hotel. There are two computers available in the lobby, with free printing facilities. The decor is very much in keeping with Costa Rica´s pride in nature; fresh flowers, and large wall size posters of forests and animals give the visitor a reminder of the country´s beautiful biodiversity, even if they still haven´t gone beyond the city.
The breakfast and meal offerings at the resturant are varied, although the scrambled eggs could be improved; they might have been made with powdered egg, rather than the real thing. But the range of fruits, and deliciously fresh croissants made up for the disappointing eggs.
There are a number of resturants in the close vicinity; the closest is just across the street, which is very useful since no taxi is required. It offers a fusion of Asia - a blend of Japanese-Thai-Vietnamese. There is a mall close by too, and the area is upbeat and modern, since it is an area which is undergoing new office development.
The hotel offers a more intimate and cosy stay, especially important female business travellers. Larger hotels that offer more ammenities often lack the personal touch. One small suggestion from a satisfied customer - include a hairdryer in the room, please.
I would stay at this hotel again, and would recommend it both for business and for a base in San Jose, for those who intend to move on to the beach our other location during their stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located less than 7 miles away from the San Juan Santamaría Airport, the Holiday Inn Express(R) San Jose Forum Hotel has something to offer to every guest. Our convenient location gives you an easy access to business complex Forum 1 and 2, and the industrial zone where major companies such as Ultra Park, Global Park and the prestigious corporate center Plaza Roble are located. Discover the city and visit San José Downtown, home to plenty of museums, shopping malls and colorful markets. Amaze yourself with the architecture of the San José National Museum and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. At night, enjoy the fast paced nightlife of the city. After a long day, release the stress in the fitness center or at the heated outdoor pool. Relax in the comfortable guestrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and, later on, enjoy a delicious meal in one of the 37 restaurants within walking distance where you can enjoy the great taste of San Jose's cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana