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“Lovely grounds, friendly staff and good location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Ave del Paraiso

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Hotel Ave del Paraiso
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in San Pedro
Lemont,PA,USA
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely grounds, friendly staff and good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

The grounds were decorated with some fantastic sculptures when we recently stayed at the hotel. The combination of sculptures, the lovely murals and other art works gave the hotel a very special ambiance. The hotel's architecture and gardens made it even prettier.

Oscar was especially helpful and friendly. The onsite Cafe was a great lunch and dinner spot, too. Very convenient....
We enjoyed being able to walk around the area freely both in the evening and day. Several good restaurants close by,as well.
We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank michele21251
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Plantsville, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Great place to stay, cozy, clean, friendly atmosphere, lots of helpful people around you. I felt like a piece of paradise in San Jose. Good breakfast and delicious coffee every morning included in the price of the room. Next door to the University, close to mall and restaurants. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in the neighborhood

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Piotr B
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Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Located adjacent to the University and walking distance to a mall and several restaurant options.
Rooms are surprisingly quiet. Staff were very helpful. Rooms are simple but clean. Breakfast was free and provided a nice assortment of options.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fjm-iowa
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

This is probably the best place to stay in the city. Adjacent to the University, like a tropical oasis in the heart of the city. Comfortable, cozy, great staff, beautiful, well maintained grounds, great food at the cafe next door (Krakovia, also run by members of the same family). I will definitely stay only here when coming to San Jose, and recommend to all!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank C M
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

This hotel has a very laid back vibe and a lovely collection of quirky outdoor statues made of found materials welded together
The Krakovia Cafe out front is owned and operated by the Adamski boys, sons of the owners and is a good quality cafe/restaurant with a full dinner menu and a college atmosphere given the University clientele

  • Stayed February 2014
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4 Thank richmora
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

We organized a seminar at Hotel Ave del Paraiso and the guests stayed at the hotel, the food at Café Krakovia was excellent, the service of the staff very warm, the rooms were very quaint and nice. An option I will definitely have in mind. Of course, the location is simply perfect too.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ming Ming C
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

On the recommendation of a family friend, my family chose to try out this hotel while we were in the San Jose area of Costa Rica.

This is not a chain hotel, instead it is a family hotel and landmark with authentic architecture, fun sculptures created by one of the owner's son and a friendly and quite helpful hotel staff. The owner and his family live on site in a beautiful home across the well kept garden grounds.

Breakfasts are more than adequate, and enjoyable with fruit, eggs made to order, toast, coffee or tea, and Costa Rican Gallo Pinto (rice and beans). The water and food are safe to eat and drink -- we did not experience any problems from this hotel.

Rooms are comfortable and homey, giving the place a bed and breakfast feel, while the common areas make you feel right at home. I loved sitting on the balcony in the late afternoon and evening.

Safety and security are a given at this property, located within walking distance of the San Pedro Mall and the University of Costa Rica. We took in a movie on our last night there.

We had a room with two large beds, a refrigerator, small desk and a bathroom. It was large enough for us to keep our luggage, shower and sleep. We used the common areas to play games and visit as a family. There is a room safe located in each room, although the staff is beyond reproach and very trustworthy.

The staff speaks english well, I had no trouble communicating with any of them. Both Kenneth and Oscar are a lot of fun to chat with. Anna the housekeeper and breakfast cook is very good at her job. My spanish is highly dangerous (I think I wished someone "Happy New Eggs" instead of Happy New Year) but I had absolutely no trouble understanding the english or being understood.

Wi-Fi Internet is provided, and it was good enough for me to work remotely on projects back in the states.

I appreciated the fact that they were kind enough to store our luggage while we toured other parts of the country at other hotels. We stayed at this facility upon our arrival and for two nights prior to our departure. I thoroughly enjoyed this property. It is safe, reasonably priced, friendly and memorable. Give it a try when you travel to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mike S
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Additional Information about Hotel Ave del Paraiso

Property: Hotel Ave del Paraiso
Address: 50 Meters North of the Fuente de la | Hispanidad, San Pedro 612-2050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Pedro
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ave del Paraiso 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in the university district of San Pedro, within walking distance from shopping centers, restaurants, pubs and a large selection of nightlife attractions. Our hotel is literally surrounded by the University of Costa Rica campus, the biggest university in Central America. This location assures our guests peace and tranquility despite of being so close to one of the best amusement areas in capital San Jose. In our property you can enjoy of our beautiful tropical gardens, have a cup of delicious coffee at our artistic Cafe Kracovia or simply relax and read a book in one of our balconies with view to the gardens. ... more   less 
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