Gran Hotel Costa Rica
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7.6
  • Air conditioning

  • Fitness center

  • Laundry service

  • Safety deposit boxes

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Executive King Room
Executive King Room
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  • 1 super king bed
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King Room - Mobility/Hearing Accessible with Roll In Shower
King Room - Mobility/Hearing Accessible with Roll In Shower
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King Room
King Room
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Junior King Suite with Seating Area
Junior King Suite with Seating Area
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King Corner Room
King Corner Room
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Double Room with Two Double Rooms
Double Room with Two Double Rooms
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  • 2 double beds
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Superior Room
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      Executive Double Room with Two Double Beds
      Executive Double Room with Two Double Beds
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      • 2 double beds
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      Agoda Reviews (25)Booking.com Reviews (152)
      7.6
      Very good
      Cleanliness7.2
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality7.0
      Service7.7
      Value for money7.5
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      8.7
      Excellent
      vern from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2014
      Best Hotel ever”
      The location and the sense of history and the asttenttion from staff
      Great
      Reviewed January 08, 2015
      9.0
      Exceptional
      socrates from Spain
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in December 2014
      Nostalgia”
      centraly located,staff and price
      very good
      Reviewed December 13, 2014
      3.7
      Juan from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
      Felt like being in a prison”
      dingy, old, uncomfortable, loud. Terrible experience. Overpriced. The place should be torn down and rebuilt. The nearby area wasn't very good at all. The best part of staying here was leaving.
      Reviewed December 08, 2014
      7.7
      Very good
      fred from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
      What do you mean?”
      Location,price
      Ok
      Reviewed November 04, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Joan from United States
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014
      The location and service were perfect.”
      Service, location and decor of the rooms.
      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The hotel was located in the center of all the shopping and next to the historic theatre. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly. We would only stay at this hotel in San Jose.
      Reviewed August 19, 2014
      6.0
      KERRIE from Australia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in April 2014
      Average at best”
      Position was good
      After booking a room with 2 queen sized beds, we arrived to find our room contained only 1 bed. Reservation department being blamed. We refused this room and were offered another room with 2 beds, plus a smaller bed, which we accepted. It still wasn't of equal standard to our original booking, but we were too tired to argue. The entire hotel seemed a bit grubby. I appreciate it is an old building, but a tasteful revamp would do wonders. The position is great though, very central. Staff helpful. But probably wouldn't stay there again.
      Reviewed April 07, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      Adam from United States
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in January 2014
      Nice old style hotel right in city center.”
      Location, helpful staff, good buffet breakfast
      Overall a good value for the money. Staff is very friendly/helpful.
      Reviewed January 29, 2014
      7.0
      Very good
      tatsuya from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Standard
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013
      nice atmosphere with some historical touch.”
      friendly service, nice coffee, safe location.
      Reviewed April 04, 2013
      7.3
      Very good
      tatsuya from Japan
      Family with young children
      Standard
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2013
      center location ”
      friendly service, located next to national theater, safe location.
      Reviewed April 03, 2013
      7.7
      Very good
      Marthe from Canada
      Family with teens
      Standard
      Stayed 1 night in January 2011
      Big hotel but the toilets are very small”
      his situation in the center of the town
      I enjoyed the breakfast and the Internet room.
      Reviewed January 24, 2011
      9.3
      Exceptional
      sylvain from France
      Couple
      Standard
      Stayed 1 night in January 2011
      Lovely hôtel ans service with a smile”
      very good situation and de can zée historic hôtel. breakfast place is great
      Everything is good
      very good and sympaticly. de can see is one or thé older building or san jose. very nice place in thé downton. breakfast is delicious and starr at 6 am.
      Reviewed January 19, 2011
      8.0
      Excellent
      Henry from Costa Rica
      Family with young children
      Standard
      Stayed 1 night in February 2010
      good location”
      historical landmark from the country..
      none
      Reviewed May 09, 2010
      6.3
      Good
      waclaw from United States
      Couple
      Standard
      Stayed 1 night in March 2010
      bad neigberhood, two stars, good price”
      Standard good Best Western quality. Very close to bus terminals - 3 blocks and safe against staff recommendations. Breakfast adequate.
      Advertised as 4 stars, it is two stars which is misleading.Very bad neighberhood - worst in town by taxi drivers, hotel staff and everybody else. Not recommended to be around. Trash around.
      Misleading rating as 4 stars. Good for the price but you may do better, eg Grand Hotel Costa Rica, very center of town, old but you can really enjoy the city - not being closed out. The hotel is good, clean etc. You are advised by the staff not to venture out at all.
      Reviewed April 02, 2010
      8.0
      Excellent
      Peter from Sweden
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2008
      Gran Hotel Costa Rica”
      Good rooms with quite good standard.
      Not so clean bathrooms.
      Good rooms with quite good standard. Good and tasty breakfast with a lot of choices. Very polite and friendly staff. Taxi just outside the hotel. The hotel has a central location with the shopping street just around the corner. Many tourist attractions are closely situated to the hotel. Nice restaurant and bar in the hotel with very good drinks and food.
      Reviewed December 10, 2008
      8.7
      Excellent
      Isabella from Italy
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in October 2008
      Decaying elegance”
      Breakfast - Large, delicious buffet Gym - modern and well-equipped Internet room - 6 PCs, printer, etc. Games room - reading area, pool, table tennis, foosball,etc. Restaurant, café, lobby - elegant and delicious Location - super central!
      The rooms need to be updated, they look lke they've seen better days!
      I like this hotel, it's very central, it has a variety of good features, like the gym, Internet room, games room, cafeteria downstairs, etc. but the rooms are very old-fashioned and need to be updated, particularly the bathrooms!
      Reviewed October 19, 2008
      8.7
      Excellent
      Alejandro from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2008
      nice hotel for the price but not all rooms have AC”
      price for the rooms if you are travelling in winter, my room didn't have AC but because of the season temperature was nice with open windows,location -close to san jose point of interest
      hotel's restaurant overpriced ,some room without AC
      the food and drinks at hotel's restaurant were overpriced compared to local bars and restaurants , watch out if you are travelling in the summer and you get a room without AC
      Reviewed September 09, 2008
      8.0
      Excellent
      Andrea from United States
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in August 2008
      More than expected”
      Large clean rooms, centrally located by the museums, staff was accommodating, free wifi and breakfast buffet.
      Depending on your room can be noisy (see below).
      It appears that the hotel rooms have been ronnivated in stages. We stayed at this hotel the first day and last day of our trip in Costa Rica. On the first night we stayed in room 202, who's bathroom was outdated by two decades and the windows opened to the noisy Avenue Centrale. Upon our return, the staff put us in room 339, which was updated much more recently and much quieter. The hotel restaurant was very formal and served huge portions with excellent service.
      Reviewed August 22, 2008
      9.3
      Exceptional
      JORGE from Nicaragua
      Business traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2014
      Excelente”
      Ubicación, Desayuno y limpieza
      Muy Placentera
      Reviewed September 03, 2014
      6.3
      Good
      Eduardo from Spain
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014
      Un hotel "de época" en el centro de la capital”
      Ubicación, solera y capacidad
      Fue breve pero agradable
      Reviewed August 18, 2014
      7.7
      Very good
      guy from France
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in January 2015
      bonnes prestations”
      emplacement beau bâtiment pianiste
      Bien
      Reviewed January 10, 2015
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