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Hotel Kaps Place
Ranked #28 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Nice place to stay, friendly staff and very helpfull. The rooms are nice and clean, common area is colorful and very inviting, and the location is good - its a walking distsnce from the centre of town. We used it as a base between traveling to places around Costa Rica and it was nice to come back to a homey place. Great value for your money!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Karolina B, General Manager at Hotel Kaps Place, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Dear guest!
Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your experience.
We were glad to have you as our guest. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed our facilities and that you found our property with a good location in regards where you wanted to go. Many guests use Kaps Place as a home base while travelling around our beautiful Costa Rica.
We hope you come back to Costa Rica and Kaps Place in the near future.
Pura Vida!!!

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The common spaces are homey, with a hammock and a garden. They gave us parking, and had coffee available all day. The place did have a bit of a hostel feel. Also, we stayed in two different rooms, one of them was nice, but there was one right behind the reception area, which was noisy and small.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karolina B, General Manager at Hotel Kaps Place, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2013

Dear Guest. Thank you for taken the time to write us your commentary. Kaps Place offers a family, safe and secure ambiance with reinforced quiet hours between 10 pm - 8 am. We ensure that our guests have a comfortable stay with individualized customer service. We do hope to be your home in San José during your next visit to Costa Rica.
PURA VIDA!!!

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Kaps Place has lovely communal areas, including a kitchen, garden and a DVD lounge. The staff were lovely and very helpful and the breakfast was great.The room was a bit basic for the money without a TV or much furniture.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karolina B, General Manager at Hotel Kaps Place, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Dear Guest. Thank you for taken the time to write us your commentary. We like to offer our guest a comfortable, family friendly, secure and safe home during their stay. With our 32 fully equipped rooms with TV/cable, fan, bed linen, soap, clock, phone and hot water and our new addition, Zen House, with 7 rooms equipped with plasma TV´s. We are sorry to hear about your experience, however, we do hope that you would give us another opportunity to be your host in the very near future.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Kaps place is an absolutely adorable place with friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were small yet very clean, and a great value for the price. There are plenty of places to hang out if you are with a group of people (living room style sections). The kitchen was also a great resource that was available. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Karolina B, General Manager at Hotel Kaps Place, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Dear KaitDew,

Thank you very much for your review. We are very proud of meeting your needs in an efficient and warmth way. We will continue working hard.

We hope you come back to Costa Rica and Kaps Place in the near future.

Wish you both the best!!!

Karolina

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a nice hotel not far from the centre of San Jose. We really appreciatet the room with a double and a bunkbed. Perfect for our family. The breakfast was big and delicious. The staff was helpful and friendly. A big kitchen to cook was also there.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Karolina B, General Manager at Hotel Kaps Place, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Dear Lisa,

We are happy to read that you have enjoyed our facilities and that you found our property with a good location in regards where you wanted to go. Many guests use Kaps Place as a home base while travelling around our beautiful Costa Rica.

As we read your message we are pleased to know that you enjoyed our "Upgraded Breakfast Buffet". We have accomplished our main goal which is to meet your expectations in service, hospitality and needs.

We look forward serving you on your next trip to Costa Rica!

Pura Vida!

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

I visited Kaps Place for Two Days in July. My trip was short, but the entire team at Kaps Place made me feel quite welcome! I felt very safe in the neighborhood, and received great tips on where to to/what to see nearby. It is a 15-20 minute walk to downtown (centro), and about a 20 minute cab ride to the parties/clubs/bars in San Pedro (by the University).

The facility itself is clean, well maintained and properly staffed. it does offer basic amenities (hot showers, free breakfast, bedding). I found it to be a great value! The "CEO" Karolina, was marvelous to interact with. She said my name in a funny way, and even shared a few drinks with me. I found her hospitality to be reflective of the Costa Rican people as a whole!


Folks - this is no Marriot, but if you are travelling out and about, this is a good, decent and safe place. The taxi cabs may not know where it is located, so bring its address with you. Also, ask Karolina where to go in/around the area. She offers superb free advice! Highly reccomended!

(Yaseen, New York, NY)

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Karolina B, General Manager at Hotel Kaps Place, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Dear Yaseen,
Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your experience.
We were glad to have you as our guest. Kaps Place is blessed with the location for travelers who wish to walk and explore without the need of a car. Downtown has many attractions and interesting places to visit. Barrio Aranjuez, is quiet and safe and just 12 minutes walking from downtown.
We had a nice time with you and we look forward to having you again in the near future.
PURA VIDA!!! Cheers!!!
Karolina

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Tiny and shaggy room. The staff is super helpful and nice and the place's vibe is cool but the room is not worthy the money you pay. Next door there's another place hotel aranjuez just 5 dollars more expensice with nicer, bigger and more confy rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Karolina B, General Manager at Hotel Kaps Place, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Dear Guest. Thank you for taken the time to write us your comment. We are sorry to hear that your stay with us was not at your satisfaction. However, when requested a room at a lowest rate of US$25 per night, we will comply with your request. We are a B & B hotel where we offer upgraded amenities with personalized customer service, free international phone calls, full furnished kitchens, free Wifi internet and free coffee & tea 24 hours a day, that is really hard to find in Costa Rica. We thank you for chosen us for your stay in San José.

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Address: #1142 Street 19 | Between Avenues 11 & 13 Barrio Aranjuez, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#15 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: $40 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Kaps Place 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An authentic Costa Rican family will host and meet your needs providing accommodation, travel agency & personalized services (Spanish lessons, Post Surgery Care & meals). A clean, safe, colorful & comfortable setting w/kitchens, 1st class beds, safety boxes, cable TV, hot water. Complimentary: breakfast buffet, tea, coffee, WiFi, internet access, luggage storage & VOIP calls to more than 60 countries. Walk to: downtown, Gold, Jade & National Museums, National Theater, Plaza de la Cultura, Bolivar Zoo & Central Market. No sexual tourism. We also offer: Free Special Breakfast Buffet Free maps and tourist information Free fresh linens Free luggage storage Free Wifi internet and PC's with internet unlimited Free Parking Free table games (pool , pingpong & fussball) Kitchen facilities Free DVD movies/hometheater Book Exchange Hot showers Reception 24/7 And more…. In addition (optional & for extra fee) Laundry Service Airport Shuttle – Private service 24/7 Free International & local phone calls Tours Booking Car rental Bottled water, juice, beer and sodas for sale Discounted tours Spanish, dance, yoga & cooking lessons Massage &beauty in-house service Medical & post surgery recovery assistance Extra info Just 12 minutes walking distance from San Jose downtown Supermarkets, bars, restaurants, hospital, clinics, around the hotel Breakfast & taxes are included in the rate Front desk 24/7 Check in: 2:00 PM (if the room you booked is clean and available when you get here, you can check in) Check-Out: 12:00 MD (you can leave your bags in our luggage Room and pick it up later on) We offer anything you need during your stay. Kaps Place is Your home away from home "Su Casa en San Jose" PURA VIDA!!! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kap`s Place Hotel San Jose
Kaps Place San Jose
Kaps Place Hotel San Jose
Hotel Kaps Place Costa Rica/San Jose

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