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Hotel Aranjuez
Ranked #6 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Really good hotel in great location.

Lovely rooms, good knowledgable staff and is the breakfast great.

Excellent value for money!

There seemed to be a mixture of holiday makers and local business people.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear James: We much appreciate your kind words about our Hotel and services. We hope you will be able to repeat your visit to Costa Rica and the Hotel Aranjuez in the near future. ¡Muchas gracias!
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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This hotel is located in a nice neighborhood of San Jose, within walking distance of many restaurants, stores, sodas and historical sights. I felt comfortable walking around by myself at all times of the day and evening. The staff was very friendly and accommodated my early arrival as soon as they could (shout out to Jose, he was very helpful). My friends (2) and I each had our own rooms; simple with a bit of historic charm. We were in rooms 1-4 all clean and comfy. The breakfast was delicious and extensive: eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit and lots of unique offerings including the traditional breakfast. I would stay here without question the next time I am in San Jose.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear guest: We much appreciate your review. It’s a pleasure to know that you felt comfortable in our Hotel. Thank you for enjoying our breakfast. We are always trying to improve it including new recipes and products. We hope you can visit us soon. ¡Hasta entonces!
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

A great hotel in San Jose. We used this as start and endpoint of our CostaRica-trip. Great breakfast, served in the nice garden, coffee&water all day free available. Clean rooms and friendly staff that speaks English. Only disadvantage is the fact that the rooms can be a little noisy.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear guest: Thank you for sharing with us and Trip Advisor users your lodging experience at Hotel Aranjuez. We are always aware of providing a warmth and efficient service. Due to the structure of the wooden houses that make up the Hotel Aranjuez, preserved as patrimony, we can’t solve all the noise problems. In any case, we are always attentive to work on this subject without damaging the architecture of the houses. ¡Hasta pronto!
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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Nice hotel, secure (24 hour fd staff, locked front door), and a great complimentary breakfast. Each room is different and a lot of them have recently renovated bathrooms. This is the second time I have stayed here - this time bathroom has a rain shower. Did I mention a great breakfast? I also like sitting in the different courtyards doing work. They also have a microwave, ice machine, filtered water machine, and coffee all day.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear guest: Thank you so much for your loyalty. We all are very proud of have providing you a memorable stay at Hotel Aranjuez once again. We much appreciate all the kind words addressed by you about our services. We are always looking to add complementary services as the ones mentioned in your commentary: microwave, ice machine, filtered water machine, coffee all day. We have clear that our customers merits a more integral service. ¡Muchas gracias y le esperamos de nuevo muy pronto!
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Denver, CO
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I have been lucky enough to stay at the Aranjuez during 3 of my 4 trips to Costa Rica. It was referred by an acquaintance and far exceeded my expectations - first in 2010. The lovely old hotel is so unique and tropical that once inside, the city vanishes. I was amazed at the variety and uniqueness of their breakfast breads and pastries. The staff is still, at least in part, the same as four years ago and are just a great group of people. So Costa Rican and such a treat!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear guest: We all are very proud of your loyalty to our Hotel. For all of us is very important to know that our loyalty customers found that we all keep, over the years, the enthusiasm for giving the best of us towards our work. Our partners are always making the best efforts for providing our customers of a warmth and memorable lodging experience. Once again thank you for this special comment. ¡Hasta pronto!
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Ubud, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Beautiful hotel in the city... lovely garden, amazing breakfast and sensibly/fairly priced! little touched like hairdryer in the bathroom, free filtered water and computers make all the difference in whether you feel like a GUEST or a customer!!! lots of areas to relax in and close to town. Very good service, Thankyou! xxx

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear guest: It’s a pleasure to know that all our efforts for providing you a memorable stay at Hotel Aranjuez have been achieved. Thank you for letting us to know that we are working in the correct way. ¡Hasta pronto!
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Hotel Aranjuez, which is made up of several houses of the 30's with lots of character as well as picturesque courtyards & rest areas inbetween.
The rooms were clean, comfortable and well equiped with safe, WiFi, TV, etc..., only the bathroom was a little basic and it was sometimes difficult to have hot water with enough pressure in the morning.
It is also conveniently located just outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose, but very close at the same time (about 10 mins away by foot).
The staff offered me a parking place in their garage, considering that parking isn't free in the surrounding areas, it was much appreciated.
The breakfast was divine (by far the best one of all my stay in Costa Rica) : fresh fruits, pastries, eggs, ham, cheese, scones, muffins, bread, juice, pickles, vegetables, toasts, appetizers, granola, gallo pinto, yoghurts, desserts, cereals, etc..., the choice, the choice ! The whole served in a beautiful and very green garden. The only thing that was a problem is that I had room #5 which is very close to the reception and breakfast room and so it was really noisy early in the morning.
Anyway, this hotel offers great value for the money, highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Eric: We much appreciate your kind words about the Hotel grounds and our services. We are proud of had offering you the best breakfast in Costa Rica. Thank you for “highly recommending” our Hotel to Trip Advisor users. We enjoyed looking the pictures. ¡Hasta pronto!
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Property: Hotel Aranjuez
Address: | 200 mts. norte, 200 oeste y 25 sur de la Iglesia Santa Teresita., San Jose 2070, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aranjuez 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Aranjuez is located in San Jose and is surrounded by a tropical garden. Free breakfast buffet, free WiFi access and free private parking are available. Each room here features an authentic historic decor and will provide you with a cable TV, an outdoor seating area and a private bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. All rooms have a desk and a safety-deposit box. Our wonderfull Breakfast Buffet is also included. At Hotel Aranjuez you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities. The property offers free parking. The hotel is 1.1 km from Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, 1.2 km from National Theatre of Costa Rica and 1.4 km from Metropolitan Cathedral. Juan Santamaria International Airport is 16 km away. ... more   less 
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