I highly recommend the Palma Real Hotel when you visit San Jose.
The place we had reservations for in San Jose had closed. The Palma Real looked good as as our taxi drove by so we stopped and they had us in two connected rooms at a great rate as fast as the paper work could be filled out. I am very grateful for their effort. We ended up in a much nicer place for the same price that we had expected to pay.
The room rate includes the breakfast buffet, WiFi (the best we found in Costa Rica), and shuttle to the airport. The rooms were large and comfortable and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Some in our family are able to communicate well in Spanish, but, if needed, many on the staff are quite good in English.
There are a number of restaurants within a couple blocks of the hotel. Also, there is a big city park (Sabana park?) about 2 blocks away from the hotel. It is well-worth an afternoon's visit when the San Jose weather is good. We did not have time, but the hotel can set up tours for seeing San Jose.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel is just a 5 minute walk from San Jose center, the capital of Costa Rica, and only 15 minutes by car from Juan Santamaria International Airport. Furthermore, it provides easy access to the main business, shopping and leisure areas in the capital. In 2010 the hotel was renovated and presently boasts very modern facilities and many services, especially for guests visiting San Jose on business. The hotel has a fully-equipped business center with internet access, photocopiers, fax, messenger service and plane ticket confirmation service. In addition, it has comfortable and spacious rooms that will make your stay relaxing and pleasurable. The Palma Real hotel has obtained the Sustainability Certificate, which helps to preserve one of the most virgin destinations in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Palma Real Hotel San Jose
- Barcelo San Jose
- Palma Real Hotel & Casino Costa Rica/San Jose