If you are going to San Jose to do any kind of business, you have to be prepared for trouble.
Immigration, insurance, and even getting a driver's license in Costa Rica is a painful, expensive ordreal.
That being said, the one good thing about my recent trip to San Jose was the Hotel Plaza Real.
It was a little piece of heaven in a confusing and nasty world. The management bent over backwards to accomodate me and my friend with special needs. The room was quiet, immaculate, and spacious. The Plaza Real is more like a European hotel than a chain. It is quaint, clean and personal. The taxi service was prompt and affordable. Breakfast and simple and nice. Mostly, I just loved the staff attitude, can do, helpful, courteous. A very pleasant change from the stonewalling and obfuscation at Costa Rican government agencies. I would happily select this hotel again, a little island of sanity in a sea of craziness.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located at the central business area La Uruca in a very convenient location, just 15 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and 10 minutes from San Jose City Center. We offer both apartment-type rooms and classic hotel-type rooms. The Apartment-type rooms are fully equipped with a full size fridge, a kitchen or kitchenette and all the necessary utensils to provide a pleasant and comfortable stay. Both of our types of rooms are equipped with coffee makers and have A/C. We specialize in providing services and the apartment-type rooms to those who are staying for long periods of time while they are being medically treated in the country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Plaza Real Apartments & Suites Costa Rica/San Jose