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Balmoral Hotel

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The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Ocean View
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Convenient hotel with lovely walk in shower. The breakfast was delicious and the service was great.There were lots of trees nearby with an opportunity to do some up close bird watching. I especially liked the Botanical shampoo/conditioner/body wash.
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The hotel has been recently renovated. The name is Nuevo Hotel Balmoral. Good food in the restaurant. An ATM inside was very handy. It’s location in downtown makes it extremely easy to visit the 3-main museum attractions, Oro, Jade, National museum, and the National
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I stayed in a king bed room. The room was very loud between signicant street and vendor noise and the constant dinging of the elevator a few doors away. I am glad this hotel did not have carpets as I seriously question their cleanliness, shower head was significantly covered in
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Response from Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
I am very sorry no one told you to close the windows of your room as the whole hotel is sound proof. Also I apologize for the stained sheets that is unacceptable and you are right to complain. We do not advertise free shuttle to the airport in our webpage and all we can do is give you an estimate of what the taxi driver should charge you. We have no arrangements with the taxis. Glad that you did appreciate the amenities, the safety and the location of the hotel. Best regards, Alessandra
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My wife and I were on a tour of Costa Rica. Our first and last hotel stay in the country was at the Balmoral. The room was fine, nothing special. The bathroom was tiny with a very small shower. The bathroom was moldy when we made a room change on our last night. The staff was
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Response from Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for posting your review. We will take note of your comment of the hot milk for breakfast. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra
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Nice mid-range hotel that has been recently refurbished. Decent price and very central. We had a very clean room with a balcony but it had windows closing it off. Nice decent-sized rooms (only downside was the shower wasn't our favourite...the pressure was really intense as the
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Response from Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for posting your review. We hope you will visit us again soon. Best regards, Alessandra
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Do you have a free airport shuttle?
Do you have a free airport shuttle?
No. I had to arrange private transportation.
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Do you mean excursion pricing? Have you contacted the hotel? Generally, the excursion prices are rather similar between various distributors in Costa Rica, you can check them on the internet. Sometimes there are much cheaper options but care should be taken whether the operator is reliable.
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No. They arranged it for $30 for 4 of us which was paid to driver when we got to airport.
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Is the hotel on a bus route from the airport?
I took a cab, sorry, and I didn't ask
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"The wind was really brisk, but I was cozy once under the covers."
"Check bedding upon arrival"
"The bathroom needs better ventilation to keep the mold at bay. Also, please upgrade the towels."
"Old fashioned but clean"
"Views from the front rooms .....loved looking at the busy pedestrian only street. For quiet, request a back facing room."
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PRICE RANGE
US$81 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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balmoral hotel san jose
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
113
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