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“Comfortable, characterful city centre hotel”
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Hotel Don Carlos
Ranked #16 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 January 2010

If you have to be in San Jose city centre (therre's not much to see there really) this a good bet. Quirky design and furnishings and a surprisingly good cafe style restaurant (although our steaks were very disappointing).

Nice rooms, pleasant location in the older part of the city and good value for money.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

This is not your BIG BOX hotel. It is charming,has great Costa Rican history and is close to downtown .The front desk was able to book some tours for us,the best was the canopy tour. The zip lines were great . The hotel has a large gift shop and the prices seemed in line with other shops
The rooms were clean and comfortable. There was a nice seating area by our rooms where we were able to visit with other guests.
The restaurant had great food and service. I would recomend staying here to all my friends!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 November 2009

Location was perfect for me close to center of San Jose for shopping. Establishment was very clean and well maintained. Exceedingly courteous, helpful, professional staff with many english speakers, which I needed. I was impressed with the extensive original art collection displayed throughout the hotel. Restaurant is very nice with outdoor seating available and serving tastey, inexpensive meals. Made purchase of gifts at the gift shop of which I considered reasonably priced. Would not hesitate staying there again and recommending the hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

I had visited Don Carlos on earlier trips to shop their gift shop, but finally stayed there this time. Everything about this Hotel is great. The beauty of the hotel with the artwork, fountains, and decor is the best. Location is right near downtown, but in the beautiful Barrio Amon area.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 October 2009

I liked the hotel and having lived in the city for so long. The neighborhood was not that big a distraction. I would take children to this hotel. Two things that ruined the stay where the breakfast (awful) and getting bit by bed bugs.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2009

Realy nice. Good food i the restaurant as well.
It is colonial styl hotel whit big roms at nice patio.
Recomended for a romantic weekend!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

We selected Hotel DOn Carlos based on previous reviews from this site, on the artwork they are said to have and for its price/quality. The hotel's common area boast with paintings and other artifacts and the staff is very friendly and helpfull (they even kept some clothes we forgot until our return). However, after two weeks in Costa Rica's tropical jungle, after successfully fighting of the country's mosquitos, I would have never imagined we would be attacked by bed bugs in the capital city, in a 4-star hotel! We were two families with 2 young children each, and both families were bitten in two different rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Don Carlos

Address: Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in San Jose
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: £44 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Don Carlos 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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