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“Best in Barrio Amon”
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Hotel Aranjuez
Ranked #5 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best in Barrio Amon”
Reviewed January 9, 2007

I checked out a lot of the hotels in Barrio Amon, but this was by far my favorite. Nice rooms, good breakfast, elegant surroundings and helpful staff. They have an annoying policy about making reservations (have to fax them the reservations, which is difficult when you're at the beach in C.R.) AND do that stupid extra charge thing for credit cards but I still would go back.

  • Liked — It's just a very aesthetically pleasing
  • Disliked — Fax requirement for ressies AND add-on for credit card charges
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 26, 2006

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! We stayed two nights at this hotel in July, 2006 and it was fantastic. It is made up of multiple house that have been put together to make one hotel, so it has lots of character. The rooms have tv's and fans, and there is also free internet for guests. The breakfast is good and they have a nice garden were they serve it. The staff is very helpful and professional...we booked a tour to Irazu and Cartago through them. I had read in other reviews that the neighborhood was sketchy, but I don't think that is true at all. It is a quiet neighborhood, and most places close by 7pm, but its safe. I've stayed in worse neighborhoods in San Jose. We were able to walked downtown from the hotel, it only took about 15 minutes, and you pass through a nice park and past some markets. There are some good sodas and a bakery about 2 blocks away and there is a convenience store on the corner. This is my first choice in San Jose.

Stayed June 2006
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5 Thank NOnionsXPickles
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Reviewed July 12, 2006

We stayed here for one night in May 2006 while in transit through San Jose. The hotel was great value for money with friendly, helpful staff, great security, wireless/PC internet access and fantastic buffet breakfast in a beautiful garden area. The hotel is made up of a number of houses cleverly joined together, so the overall feel was cosy and homely. There was a lovely communal area with complimentary coffee available. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2006
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5 Thank percusso
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Reviewed May 13, 2006

I LOVED THIS PLACE! My fiance and I were just staying here one night upon our arrival in San Jose, but we would definitely return! The best part about this place is the warm service and great breakfast in the garden. I truly loved eating breakfast in the morning in the garden. It felt so much better than staying at some Western hotel chain. It really felt like Costa Rica. The rooms were clean and the bathroom was modern and had great showers. You can't beat the price!!

The only thing about San Jose-- beware of Taxi drivers--they drive like maniacs! I almost lost my lunch on my way home to this place.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed April 19, 2006

We had the chance to stay during febr up to april 2006 on five different times in this lovely hotel in San Jose.
Sandra, the tour organizer was utmost helpful in setting up three different inland tours with hotel reservations and excursions included and at reasonable rates.
Jessica, is utmost efficient in making without any mistake our difficult timetable come true.
The hotel staff is well trained in giving excellent reply and assistance to all kind of administrative and practical questions.
Thank you very much hotel Aranjuez,congratulations with your just opened annex.
We will recommend you to all of our friends,

Jean and Oy.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Property: Hotel Aranjuez
Address: | 200 mts. norte, 200 oeste y 25 sur de la Iglesia Santa Teresita., San Jose 2070, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#3 Green Hotel in San Jose
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#10 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aranjuez 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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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