I wanted a quiet and not overly expensive place to stay for a couple nights in San Jose before moving on to begin my experience in Costa Rica for real. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and wasn't annoyed with my attempts to communicate in very broken Spanish. The location is not in a beautiful neighborhood, a few sketchy characters visible but not unsafe. Just a few blocks from the central part of town without the noise. Street noise was minimal and I slept just fine. There was a safe in the room and a hot shower with good water pressure, cable with a lot of channels. Fan only but that was fine for me as it was fairly cool in the evening. Good breakfast in the morning. A little pricier than some other options but a nice place to keep to yourself and get yourself together before moving on from San Jose.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ritzli offers one of the best locations for seeing the capital of Costa Rica – San José. Owing to our well-known hospitality, Hotel Ritzli has been the meeting point for thousands of travelers that have visited Costa Rica. Ritzli Hotel offers 16 contemporary rooms distributed among three floors. Each room is easily accessible and comes with a private bathroom and views of the capital. ... more less