We were here for two nights in late October. The hotel is tucked behind a few high-rise office and commercial buildings off the access road that runs parallel to the sound end of Parque La Sabana. We found the best rate for the Colaye on Expedia. The hotel offers free parking, wi-fi, a swimming pool and daily breakfast. We used the parking lot for only a few hours, enough time to check in, dump everything from the car in the room, and chill for a bit, before returning the rental to Alamo a few long blocks away on Paseo Colon.
The room in this newer hotel was modern, spacious and comfortable. Air-conditioning helped to dry clothes and footwear made wet by daily downpours. The wi-fi worked fine. A minor downside was no mini-fridge, but ice is available from the hotel's restaurant. Breakfast was buffet-style, with a working belt-type toaster, multiple bread types, jams/jellies, eggs, gallo pinto, sausage, fruit, fresh juice and coffee.
Convenient to the park and the Museo de Arte Costarricense, the hotel is a bit of a hike from the center of San Jose, but it's a pleasant walk when it's not raining. Several restaurants and some fast food places (both chains and sodas) are within a block or two, including a couple of what appeared to be nicer places, but we ate closer to downtown (La Esquina de Buenos Aires and La Bodeguita del Medio) during our walk-arounds. Staff were accommodating and friendly.
I rated the KC Colaye four stars overall, the location is fine but the area seems to have nothing particularly inspiring or interesting nearby, other than the park and museum. The room was comfortable and the hotel itself well-maintained, so it's a fine choice if you're prepared to do a bit of walking or traveling to see many sights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you look for hotels in Costa Rica, KC Hotel San Jose is the place to stay. Developed with executive travel in mind, this boutique hotel is perfect for short or long term stays in San Jose. Located in the prestigious neighborhood of Sabana Sur, across from La Sabana Central Park, KC Hotel San Jose brings together the charm of residential San Jose with the convenience of easy access to the city center, neighboring Escazu and Juan Santamaria International Airport. Affordable yet luxurious, KC Hotel San Jose offers a variety of accommodations depending on the needs and length of stay of each of our guests. A/C is avilable only on Superior Rooms. All the rooms have fans. Our rooms and suites come fully furnished with all the comforts of home, including cable television and unlimited free access to the Internet. Among the hotel's amenities are room service, restaurant and bar, lobby lounge and a large pool, to the convenience of our guests. He have an special Smoked Garden pro Carbon Neutral, ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- KC Hotel San Jose Costa Rica