We stayed at Casa 69 for one night before our trip to Puerto Viejo and two more nights upon our return to San Jose. Casa 69 is really a gem! The previous reviewers were all correct regarding the beautiful design and landscaping of this little hotel, the cleanliness of the rooms as well as the great service by the staff (especially Reinaldo and Edwin) and by Kurt and Michel.
Some people may be annoyed by the train noises that started at around 6:30 am but, in a tropical country, it is bright by 5 am and people start their day early. Breakfast was very good, we loved the jam! Cannot find such delicious jams in Canada! Each room has a convenient safe with programmable access code. We loved the beautiful fresh flowers and the charming old furniture of our room.
The area can be difficult to find for taxis but you can just tell taxis to drop you near the Embassy of Nicaragua and walk from from there (1 min). The area is very safe, we walked back to Casa 69 from downtown around midnight and felt very comfortable. It takes about 20-25 min to walk to the Central Market area. The neighbourhood has all the services (groceries stores, ATMs...) and there are also a few very good restaurants such as the Trocadero.
If you're gay, Kurt knows all about San Jose's nightlife and can recommend you all the gay places to go each night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic house built by one of San Jose's most prominent families in 1938 is now a B&B. Let this beautiful old house be your home away from home in San Jose. Located just four blocks east of the National Museum, Barrio California, just 10 minutes walking distance to the center of town. Enjoy our rooftop view deck and garden. You can walk to all museums and places of interest like National Theater, Jade Museum, Plaza de la Cultura, Simon Bolivar Zoo as well as many very good restaurants, bars of all kinds and casinos in minutes, city center and PreColumbian Gold Museum. Shopping, San Pedro mall, central market, and the Artisan Market are within a comfortable walking distance. We also have a rooftop patio where you can enjoy the sun, a coffee or drink with friends, while you look out at the sights and mountains around San Jose ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa 69 Hotel San Jose