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Reviewed February 2, 2008

This review is not for the hotel itself, but for the small café (Café La Posada) that it owns. Located right next door, the café appears quaint and has a great location. The positives stop there.

In a city where an iced tea costs about c400 (less than $1), this café claims to charge c850 with sales tax included. We decided to bite the bullet and drink some expensive tea, which ended up being a Lipton tea bag in hot water, mixed with ice. When it came time to pay the bill, the owner informed us that she was charging c1300 per tea. That's almost $3, and far more than was indicated on the menu. When I questioned her, she claimed that prices didn't include tax or tip, even the the menu explicitly said that it did. We paid what she demanded, but the math does not hold up: even if the prices do not included taxes, the most one can legally charge is 13% for sales tax and 10% for tip. Our bill was 35% -- not 23% -- over the indicated menu price.

Steer clear of this café whose printed prices are overpriced and whose actual prices are nearer that of highway robbery.

Stayed: February 2008
3  Thank gringuitica
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Reviewed October 19, 2007

Wonderful hotel located in the heart of the city. Yes, the train does pass right next to the hotel but given how small the city is, you are going to hear the dang thing any place you are staying. The staff is extremely professional: they answer emails promptly and help in any way possible. We had a few minor emergencies (lost credit card) and they immediately offered to make phone calls and lend a hand where needed.

The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The location is hard to beat - a mere 2 minute walk to the artisan market and 5 minutes to Paseo Colón. Cable television and phones available in rooms should you need them.

If we stay in San José again, it will be at La posada del museo.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank anditos
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Reviewed March 29, 2007

We stayed here on a Sunday, when presumably the trains don't start running at 6.30am, when we returned to this overpriced hotel we realised our mistake and having to face a 24 hour journey the next day checked into the hotel Balmoral up the street, same price, nicer rooms and QUIET. The Posada del Museo aggressively insisted that we pay the full price for the cancelled night, which I did, just to get out of there. Please take my advice and give this hotel a wide birth,
unless you're a trainspotter.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank COOMBSY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stayed: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Room Tip: Un punto de estratégico para hospedar
  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled solo
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