Good - felt very safe, lots of dining options, fantastic breakfast buffet, lovely pool area, good size rooms, comfy beds
Bad - older property, pool not heated, staff don't speak much English, no food or shopping within walking distance, this property is a conference centre so at breakfast one morning the restaurant was jam packed with people, the line ups for food were huge!
Our stay at the Barcelo was quite nice. It was the end of our vacation in Costa Rica and it was nice to stay somewhere very comfy. We were disappointed that the pool was not heated and when we were there it was far too cold to get in. I was also surprised that the staff barely spoke English. Not that I expect everyone to speak English. But in Costa Rica almost everyone we met were able to speak at least a fair amount.
Make sure you request a non smoking room. We were put in a smoking room and it was pretty gross.
The hotel was about 15-20 minutes from the airport so a good jumping off hotel to be able to catch our flights. The property is a bit old but is fairly well maintained. The grounds also had flocks of green parrots which was lovely to see.
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel San Jose
- San Jose Barcelo
- Barcelo Palacio Hotel Costa Rica
- Barcelo San Jose Costa Rica