This was our first stop on our trip to Costa Rica in Mid-May 2012. It was really great. We were looking for 'different' experiences throughout our trip and this fit the bill. Situated in a neighborhood outside the heart of town it is a quirky arrangement of rooms around gardens and sitting rooms. We were able to walk around and found a local bar to hang out in during the afternoon (learned some Spanish, figured out the money, watched some soccer), found a grocery for supplies and everything else we needed the hotel had. Our room was just fine, bathroom adequate. It's cool, not necessarily fancy. We just wanted to get off to the rest of the country the next morning and it was great. It was only a few minutes drive by taxi to the regional airport (by a cabbie who was probably an ex-Formula 1 driver). Many reviewers have mentioned breakfast and justifiably so--it's wonderful! We stuffed ourselves on great food in the garden, already seeing birds and plants we'd not seen before, making us even more anxious to get out into the rainforest.
This was a great first stop for us and we'd recommend it to others!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Aranjuez Costa Rica/San Jose