I was searching for a good place, but still not that expensive in San Jose, Costa Rica.
I was talking to some nice guys in Panama, they recommended me Aranjuez.
I also find them in the internet, but, i thought, i will arrive, and go by myself, and will get a room anyway, they have around 35 rooms.
Okay, i arrived by Bus from Panama, late, around 23:30 pm.
Only few Taxi driver where waiting for the passengers, and my Taxi Driver told me: im sorry, if you dont have a reservation, they do not allowed me, to go there, there are some new rules about this neighborhood.
Me: tired from trip, stupid like a chicken, i believed this guy. I didnt ask for calling there, i thought, in Costa Rica, they are used to Turism, like for example in Brasil, and they are fair.
Not, they are not.
DO NOT BELIEVE those guys...
So we ended up in a HORRIBLE Hotel Room, for 30 US, dirty like hell...
When i walk down, the driver went already, and the Hotel Guy was smiling about me. So i told myself, you mess it up, you have to deal with that. So i slept actually pretty good, and the next day i ask a taxi driver to bring me to Aranjuez.
Aranjuez located in a real good neighborhood, from outside you can not imagine, what a big and nice place is waiting for you.
They have a lots of nice and comfortable sofas, and friendly atmosphere, so you feel well from the beginning on.
I arrived around 11:00 am, they ask me for wait, until they finish cleaning the room.
They offer free coffee and water.
After 1 hour i ask them again, they ask me to wait. Another 1 hour, the guy on the reception said, ah, okay, here is your key, he just forget me...
But, the room was very nice, i really liked the decoration, flat screen tv, and free wifi everywhere in the Hotel. And free breakfast - amazing variety - for 38 US...
The downtown is like 15 minutes, by walking, by car like 2-3 US.
Unfortunately they dosent had the same room for me for the following night, so, i moved in a Suite for 46 US. There are also available rooms for 25 without own bathroom, i think, thats allright as well, because, the public bathrooms are also in a nice condition.
Summary: Amazing peaceful place with a garden, clean and nice rooms with breakfast and that staring from 25 US???? GO FOR IT!
- 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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