Hotel was hard to find as all places are with little signage in the city (not what we are used to in the States). It seems like the hotel photo shown online was photoshopped to make it look like this "grand" hotel. The breakfasts were good, freshly made eggs/omlettes and consisted of fruit, pancakes (if not sitting at the bottom of the warmer all morning), nut bread, cookies, breads, cereal, plantains, sausage and potatoes (my fave). Seems like a good location as far as proximity to restaurants and shops. Staff is very friendly/accomodating and thank you for bilingual capabilities when my husband wasn't around to translate :)
Be careful if you're driving in the area! Traffic (pedestrian + auto) there stresses us out...
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Balmoral Hotel San Jose