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“Good neighborhood and convienent location”
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Hotel Castillo
Ranked #43 of 76 Hotels in San Jose
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“Good neighborhood and convienent location”
Reviewed August 8, 2009

The Hotel Castillo is located in Barrio Amon, probably the nicest neighborhood in San Jose. The hotel itself is well maintained and very reasonably priced. The hotels courtyard has an outdoor bar and is in a jungle like setting. It makes for a nice respite from the very urban San Jose. The La Palmas restaurant next door is a bit pricey but the food is quite good. The staff and Darren the manager are helpful and make every effort to see you are comfortable. Be aware though that most of the clients are middle-aged males visiting San Jose for the purpose of finding short term acquaintances, which is perfectly legal in Costa Rica. So if that sort of thing bothers you then you should stay at the family oriented Hemingway Inn down the street. I should mention the professional ladies are not allowed in the bar or La Palmas Grill. It's also conveniently located near the Sportsman Lodge and a short walk through Morazon Park to the "gringo gulch".

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 19, 2007

While not your ordinary hotel in the manner of layout, it works well. The price is reasonable and the clerks and managers are quite accommodating. Not far from some good restaurants and drinking establishments. Some of the taxi's may not know of the location, so having a knowledge of where it is located helps...Detras el INS. is a good start.. It is just up the street from Don Carlos and Hemmingway Hotels.. which can also help locate it. The bar/restaurant next door is quite convenient also; they had daily specials that were priced reasonably. Will probably stay here again.

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Property: Hotel Castillo
Address: Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose 10000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 76 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests who check-in starting January 15th at the Castillo Hotel will notice many changes from the previous hotel property. Along with a new third floor, the fully remodeled Castillo is equipped with balcony suites offering an outstanding view of the upscale Barrio Amon neighborhood. Three of the penthouse suites open onto 4th floor rooftop decks. Additions to the property bring the number of rooms to 29, of which at least 15 rooms will be open by January 15th. Consistent with the design of the original Castillo, the remodeling reflects the 19th century style of the privileged Costa Rica coffee barons, complete with wood paneled floors in the bedrooms and tiled common areas. Each room has been fully refurnished with Ashley Furniture, including a Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattress. ... more   less 
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Hotel Castillo Costa Rica/San Jose

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