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“Nice place in the center of San Jose”
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Balmoral Hotel
Ranked #10 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
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Kiryat Tivon
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33 reviews
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“Nice place in the center of San Jose”
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.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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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 hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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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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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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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.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Freeport, New York, United States
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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, and a super friendly staff at a GREAT RATE. The hotel was safe and secured at all times of day, and offered everything I needed for my stay in San Jose. I will definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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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 meals are priced to be competitive. The meals are generous is portion but more importantly very well prepared and tasty.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Richland, WA
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Just got back from a 9 day trip to Costa Rica. Stayed at the Balmoral Hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of our trip and one night at the end of our trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay both times! Stayed in a regular room the first 2 nights and thought the room rate was very reasonable, especially to be in the heart of downtown. The last night we stayed in a suite and again I thought the room rate was very reasonable. Made the reservations through the hotel's website. Ate at The Patio restaurant for lunch and dinner. Enjoyed the food. Try to sit close to the outside so you can watch the hussle and bussle of the main street (no vehicles other than police cruiser allowed). All the staff we came into contact with we great. The hotel is within walking distance to many attractions, although all our travels this trip were outside the city. I would definitely stay at the Balmoral Hotel again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Property: Balmoral Hotel
Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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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