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“This used to be the Tremmolino, now autentico..great improvements”
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Autentico Hotel
Ranked #37 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
Costa Rica
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“This used to be the Tremmolino, now autentico..great improvements”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We have used this hotel several times when we come to SanJose, It used to be a little outdated,but always clean and the staff was great. Now it has been updated, dinning room very classy. Great breakfast comes with room. Staff especially in the new dinning area. We have been there so many times they recognize us when we walk in. Free,safe parking on site. We did not use the pool but it is beautiful and we saw others enjoying it...I would give it high marks.

Room Tip: When in Costa Rica, always ask if you get a discount when you pay with cash!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Staffs are friendly but i found many bugs and dirty sheets. I stayed in three different rooms.
pretty much all same. it was pretty close to airport so good if you just need night for stopover.
it's also very close to supermarket if you need fresh fruit and snakes.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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49 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Stayed here twice when I was in Costa Rica. The first time the room was dated but it had all the amenities that I required. The second time I received a renovated room, which was much nicer but it was a 400 series room, and was difficult to find as it was on the third floor.

The staff are friendly and helpful, the entrance door is massive in size and the lobby was spacious and modern looking. The restaurant had typical Costa Rican food, and a breakfast buffet that was $7 and the usual selection that one would expect in Costa Rica, rice and beans... scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, cereal and toast.

There isn't much around the hotel, other than a supermarket about two blocks away, which is great for snacks and water. There is a Scotiabank that dispenses USD and Colon along the main Avenida, it's about a 10 minute walk from the hotel, and a local Costa Rica bank that is less than 5 minutes to get to, but I don't know what currency they dispense. Downtown is a 30 minute walk, or just catch the bus for as little as 185 Colon (35 cents). You will find many fast food franchises along the way to downtown.

You can get a shuttle to the airport, the more people in the shuttle, the better the price will be. There was 4 of us in the shuttle, the cost was $25 per person.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Westcliffe, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This was our second stay with Hotel Autentico (Hotel Torremolinos) and just as before, we had a very pleasant stay. The complimentary breakfast is very good as is the cafe' con leche. The staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome and appreciated both in the restaurant and at the front desk. Lilliana was so friendly and helpful with everything from having extra pillows delivered to our room to printing our boarding passes all with a smile on her face. We will stay here again on our next visit to La Sabana, San Jose and highly recommend this hotel to anyone needing a centrally located hotel with all the necessary amenities.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Victoria, Canada
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed here with G Adventures before and after our trip. Rooms we had were basic and on the dark side. Bathrooms were small with average to poor showers. In room safe will cost you extra. 1st room had over powering smell of bug spray. Working A/C both times, though not required on our way through the 2nd time. Front desk staff was great, offered to print boarding passes and wake up calls at 3 am (not an automated machine). Breakfast in the hotel is average, but there is a grocery store 2-3 blocks away if you want to do some self catering. Electrical outlets were the ungrounded type so any three prong devices won't work. Beds were soft and lumpy, not the best for sleeping. There was a pool in the centre of the hotel, but didn't see anyone use it. Hotel had free wifi and was useable.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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SanDiego
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

I was tired and in need of some quiet and good air conditioning when I reached this place. I was wary, other reviews were not great. But my experience was excellent! My room was perfect for sleeping, which was all I needed, plus a hot shower and luggage storage and transport to the airport. I thought this place was classy, I liked the bar / restaurant, though I was not there long enough to eat. Transport to the airport was about $25, more than in other places, but it is closer to downtown San Jose.
One wee minor point, this place has 2 stories with no elevator, so if you have someone who cannot handle the stairs it might not be for you, but I found the staff more than willing to take your luggage upstairs for you.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I have stayed there many times... never having a bad night. Lillina & Jami, the gals at the front desk have always treated me special and made my room very comfortable for me, with extra pillows!!! The restaurant gives great service and it is a very comfortable place to be --- out at pool side.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Autentico Hotel
Address: Ave 5 and 7 calle 40 | Sabana Este, San Jose 10108, 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 Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Autentico Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Authentic Hotel offers guests the experience of an oriented values and customs of the Costa Rican people personalized service. With a total of 80 rooms, guests have a wide variety of facilities to meet their different needs. Considering the needs of our guests the authentic Hotel, offers pool areas, restaurant and parking. Authentic Hotel is a destination city, with a family atmosphere that highlights the charisma of Costa Rica ... more   less 
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