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Balmoral Hotel

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#10 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located at the heart of the city, making it ideal for visiting San Jose. The rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfast is served in the restaurant which looks really nice. Would recommend this hotel to everyone. Big plus; Wifi was very fast and available in our room

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NYC area
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We stayed at the Balmoral as part of a Gate 1 tour. The hotel is everything you could want, with crisp sheets and fluffy down comforters, a great shower, lovely appointments, wi-fi in the rooms, and a great breakfast buffet. It also has a garage for guests, which was convenient since we had a rental car. The hotel is set...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2013

perfect location to access whatever you may be planning. nice size rooms with good shower pressure. Very clean. Staff very accommodating. excellent coffee in the room and a wonderful breakfast that could satisfy any taste from tropical fruit to omelets made to order. Very convenient to have the pub and restaurant on premises. The nicest handbags we saw were sold...

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NYC
Reviewed 15 November 2013

You could hardly find better value in central San Jose than the Balmoral. As others have reported, it's got great location. It's also got helpful and responsive staff (although reception seemed perpetually understaffed, especially at key moments), rooms that are obviously cared for and a solid pub and restaurant. The breakfasts really were as solid as described. I also like...

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Kiryat Tivon
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Centrally located , next to a pedestrian mall, museums and shops. Clean , nicely designed comfortable rooms. Helpful staff at the reception desk. Breakfast was good, although I don't understand why a cappuccino is extra ... I definitely recommend staying at the Balmoral if you want to be in the center of San Jose.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Excellent location, right on the Avenida Central. Quiet area at nights, and safe. Wi-fi is accessible from anywhere in the hotl. Great beds and nice, warm showers. The breakfast is great and food choices are wide. Service is top niotch, as to be expected in Costa Rica, which always proves their "Pura Vida" message and vibe. I highly recommend this...

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

excellent location in downtown of san jose right in the middle of all shops, close to parks etc. very friendly staff, clean and big rooms, tasty breakfast, good restaurant for lunch or dinner, we had to leave at 3 am to airport, hotel - taxi was on time and breakfast to take out ready at recepcion. 100% recomendable

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Great location right in the middle of San Jose, great price and big room! couldn't ask for more. It was half price when I booked which helped ~ $59, for which I had the smallest room. But it was plenty big enough for me.

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Freeport, New York, United States
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Turns out San Jose hotels have a very strict guest policy. Which sucks if your traveling with friends looking for a good time. I met a friend in Tamarindo and traveled Costa Rica for a week together prior to reaching San Jose. The Balmoral had a friendly guest policy, was super clean, centrally located near shops, restaurants, had a gym,...

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The Neuva Balmoral is a pleasant surprises. Conveniently located in Downtown San Jose is truly a great location and the special reopening price is fantastic which is for 1 year when you register. For the regular visitor on business this is truly the best deal in downtown. The included breakfast is also one of the best. The rest of the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: £63 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
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#9 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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“Rooms on the street side are noisy during the day. The front of the hotel faces a pedestrian street”
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“If you are a fan of Kleenex you may want to bring some on your trip as it is not the norm in Costa Rica.”
gregorys655, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a high floor, $20 one way airport transfer.”
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“Nice room but no view. My room was faced very close to another room window. ”
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“Room was amazing”
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