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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Used this hotel as s stop over on arrival in Costa Rica and then again at the end of our trip. Very basic thin walls etc. but reasonable nights sleep hot running water and a reasonable breakfast and very near all the sights and sounds on San Jose. Would definitely stay again

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comment about Hotel Vesuvio and thank you for choosing our hotel for your lodge accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority so we are very glad to hear about your good experience staying with us. We agreed with you about Hotel Vesuvio being the perfect location, 5...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I stayed for three days. You have to first remember this is a low cost hotel. Rooms are clean and basic, bathrooms are a little small, front counter staff are very good, wifi is included all be it slow. The area is safe quiet area and a short walk to city centre. The hotel is fair value

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 19Bruce59: First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. I am very glad to hear that the hotel staff was very helpful during your stay with us and I am very happy to hear that you really enjoyed our restaurant. We agree with you about Hotel...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Located walking distance from downtown San Jose, we found the Vesuvio Hotel to be a charming Bed & Breakfast fit for the solo, business or adventure traveler. Also recommended for small groups. The rooms are all equipped with private bath, phone, wi-fi, hot and cold water, hair dryer and security safe. Price ranges from $40 to $75 per night. Spending...

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Costa R: We are very pleased with your comment. Thanks for taking your time to make this review and thanks for sharing your good experience with TripAdvisor's readers. We really appreciate you choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose. We agree with you that Hotel Vesuvio has the perfect location, 5 minutes walk from the most...

Monteverde, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I will like to give 4 star but at the same time i will like to give 2....so at the end 3 stars isn't bad. pro: very friendly staff good location good Price good restaurant food large size room cons: - you can hear people walking and talking while you are sleeping (almost sleeping) - I founded some hair on...

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, and thanks for sharing your experience with us. We really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention and when our guests let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve ,it is great for us, because we can take care of...

Grande Prairie, Canada
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We stayed at this hotel about one year ago the first time. It definitely is a long way from the airport but it's location proved to be a winner. We had always avoided downtown in the past but decided to change it up a little. That turned out to be a great decision. If you're a walker, and like parks,...

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Duane: Thanks for your review and for sharing your good experience with TripAdvisor's readers. We all remembered your stay very well in the hotel just some days ago. I am glad to know that the hotel staff gave you and incredible service and that you were very satisfied with our breakfast and dinner. We agree with you about...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 24 May 2013

First let me say that this was where I stayed for an overnight in San Jose to catch an international flight out at the end of an amazing stay in Costa Rica. Everywhere I went the country, accommodations, and people were outstanding. So I was a bit disappointed here. It is ridiculously far away from the international airport and the...

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 0Val0: Thank you very much for your feedback on our hotel and thanks for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. We appreciate customers who let us know when things are not completely right so that we can improve. I am very glad to hear that the restaurant was FABULOUS! and with very reasonable...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The first time was for two nights on March 26th and 27th, and again for another three nights from April 1-3 when we returned from Nicaragua. The 3 staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. I am an early riser, and Mauricio the night manager would always make a pot of fresh coffee for me every morning....

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vesuviocr, Manager at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear burmaboy: Thank you very much to you and your wife for your for amazing feedback! And thanks for sharing this positive comment with all of the TripAdvisors readers. It is so important to us, to hear about your great experience at Hotel,Vesuvio. I am very glad to hear that all of our staff exceeded your expectations. We all remembered...

Reviewed 28 March 2013 via mobile

Hotel sent shuttle to pick me up. Hotel is in great area safe clean with wifi and hotel water. Staff very friendly caring they went out of their way to make things awesome I really hope you stay at this hotel so you get to enjoy what me and my husband did. Great price location and room. I really recommend...

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jelly196: We are more than glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay so much at Hotel Vesuvio and the service provided by our hotel staff was so much appreciated. We are constantly evaluating our staff to provide the best possible service. I am also glad to hear that the WIFI worked perfectly according to your expectations. Thank...

Tulum, Mexico
Reviewed 24 March 2013

simple, secure, not expensive place to stay in the capital of costa rica. not more than a night its in a secure neighbourhood in san jose, the front desk is extremely nice and helped me in what i needed. the rooms are simple, bathrooms really small and the street in the end of the afternoon is extremely noisy. beds are...

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, and thanks for sharing your good experience with us. We really appreciate it when our guest let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve on. We agreed with you that Hotel Vesuvio offers a very good "value for money " ,...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Really enjoyed my stay. The young lady who works until 10 p.m. is a sweetie and was very friendly and helpful as was all the staff. Great location. Breakfast was very good. Helped with taxi to airport, and he arrived right on time. Manager a great guy. Would return...in fact can't wait to!

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vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard M; Thank you very much for your nice review and for sharing with TripAdvisors's readers your good experience during your stay in Hotel Vesuvio. We all remembered you perfectly, you stayed with us just a few days ago and I am very glad to know that the hotel staff could help you with all your needs. I am...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Vesuvio Hotel is located in the historical downtown, walking distance from the most important attractions of San Jose city, such as The National Theater, The Cultural Plaza, The National Library, Museums, Shops, Restaurants, Banks, Nightlife and beautiful exotic parks. The hotel is located in Barrio Otoya, one of the oldest districts in the area and is away from the noise and traffic of downtown, yet close enough to be able to walk the central business district within a few minutes. The management makes it a priority to give their guests the fullest attention to every detail. Personalized service is the key to this owner management hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vesuvio Hotel

Address: Avenida 11, Calle 13-15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: £38 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vesuvio Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Lots of stairs to climb in this filthy hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles dharmaj, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The hotel staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Be sure to try the restaurant too.”
 of 5 bubbles Donche2010, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The value for your dollar is a big plus.”
 of 5 bubbles Tolomuco, 9 May 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Costa-Rica-by-MCRT, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Close to the Sportsman Lodge, great for single guys who are visiting San Jose.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardM335, 23 Jan 2013 | Read review
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