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“A hotel located at a very convenient location”
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Hotel Colonial
Ranked #35 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Reviewed 4 July 2013

I enjoy my stay in the hotel. The hotel is located in a relatively safe and convenient location of san jose.... I can walk to the national theatre and china town in five minutes.

However, one bad thing is the ventilation is not good enough in the room as it is not air-conditioned.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We had a two nights stay at Hotel Colonial in San José before we started our roundtrip. Hotel Colonial is really a very nice small hotel in the colonial style, located in downtown San José, Best location if you want to have a quick visit of the city center, or the Gold Museum (which is really worth a visit). Breakfast is included and ok. Hotel Colonial also has a small pool. We liked it very much - ideal for a short visit of San José.

Room Tip: Ground level room in the middle was great
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Thank you for your comment, we are doing our best effort to improve our services, and your review show us that we are in the right path, and we still have things to work out.

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Reviewed 5 February 2013

Unfortunately, I have very little positive to say about this hotel apart from its convenient location. Of the four members of staff that I interacted with, only one seemed to be really nice and willing to help (possibly the manager), while I had the impression that I was more of a nuisance than a guest to the other three. I did not feel welcome, and they hardly ever smiled; not even the loud TV at night seemed to be able to cheer them up. Which brings me to what bothered me most about this hotel: I was put in a single room which was more or less above the reception. So I was able to hear the TV all night long. Also, I was notified of each guest entering the gate by the pretty loud doorbell that announced his/her coming. On one day, maid service just didn't show up to swipe through my room. As far as breakfast is concerned, don't expect too much: it's rather mediocre, and do go early because the pieces of butter that are cut up waiting for you are lying around there uncovered, presumably all morning. What's more, please be advised that at certain times of the day, the "hot water" in the shower is not really hot.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

we just stayed one night, thankfully. unhelpful staff, slow to open locked outside doors. minimally helpful with transportation. beds and bathrooms were fine. hotel itself is very pretty. pool was freezing. floors outside the rooms were filthy. kids walked downstairs and up again without shoes and bottoms of their feet were black. central location, very little kids friendly eating places around. don´t expect much. a good place to just spend the night before a flight out, not a home base.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed for two nights there. The first night we got there the clerck gave us the low floor room which was average, didn't have AC but the room was clean. We had a private parking for our ace. The second day there was another guy with dread locks which was just unpleasant and rude.he didn't help at all and barely took attention to us. We asked to move to another room after we sensed terrible smell coming from our room (perhaps it was economics) the girl gave us the up level room that was much better and had AC and costs the same. Breakfast was very poor. The hotel is in downtown , close to main attractions such as the national theatre. There's a great restaurant across the street.




  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Rooms weren't a bad size with 2 small double beds. Our shower to the upper floor was very slow, but the kids faired better in this on the ground floor. Limited breakfast of rice and beans + scrambled egg, help yourself and very limited space to sit. Only stayed one night as part of a tour, arrived late and left early so can't comment of the surrounding area.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

it is a basic hotel, stayed here for 3 nights with a tour splitting the nights so had two different rooms. pool looks nice, not huge. rooms are clean but basic, dont come here expecting flat screen tvs or ones that work. breakfast is fine, stuck to the fruit and toast (toasters only did one side)but there were scrambled eggs and rice and beans. Area is ok for downtown san jose, great restaurants across the road and nearby. I think it might be 10 dollars per night dearer than it should be. Had the front room on 3rd floor first time and there was a bit of street noise (sat night) so if you are a light sleeper, try to get the back. had the 2nd floor equivalent the 2nd time but there is no window so it was quieter, but it was darker too. Overall, if you are on a budget and looking to stay in a safe hotel, its ok, dont expect any frills

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Colonial

Address: Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6 | Behind La Soledad Cathedral, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: £46 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Colonial 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're your perfect hosts for a restful vacation in cozy surroundings, a restored neocolonial building nearly a century old. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Colonial Hotel San Jose

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