Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose (San Jose)

2 C. Central Costado Oeste Del Teatro Nacion., 5271000, San Jose, Costa Rica, San Jose (San Jose), Costa Rica, 527-1000show map
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Very goodBased on  14 reviews
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Overview

The classic Gran Hotel Costa Rica is placed just a 5-minute walk to the beachfront. The hotel opened its doors in 1930 and was remodeled in 2007.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica is also 1000 meters away from El Pueblo. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from San Jose center.

Shoppers will enjoy an ideal location close to shops and a market.

It will take 15 minutes by car to get to Tobias Bolanos airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 79 comfortable rooms appointed with free Wi-Fi, satellite television, a safe, a patio and an iron with ironing board. The guestrooms feature wooden floor and Victorian furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The stylish restaurant offers fresh international meals. The "el Bufo Dorado" bar, featuring billiards and a piano, is a great place to savor tapas and fruit and enjoy cocktails and coffee. Located in a busy area, Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral and Mariscar serve a wide range of meals.

Services

Multilingual staff provides guests with 24-hour reception, 24-hour security and wedding services.

Relax

The hotel offers reflexology and massage for relaxation and refreshment. A gym and a fitness centre are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   104.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Metropolitan CathedralMetropolitan Cathedral400 ft
Metropolitan Hospital Costa RicaMetropolitan Hospital Costa Rica2700 ft
San Juan de Dios HospitalSan Juan de Dios Hospital2700 ft
Pre-Colombian Gold MuseumPre-Colombian Gold Museum400 ft
Jade MuseumJade Museum1700 ft
Costa Rica National MuseumCosta Rica National Museum2000 ft
National Theatre of Costa RicaNational Theatre of Costa Rica400 ft
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Restaurante El Patio del BalmoralRestaurante El Patio del Balmoral900 ftSan Jose, Avenida Central, entre calles 7 y 9
La CriollitaLa Criollita900 ftAvenida 7
MariscarMariscar900 ftCalle 7
La GauchadaLa Gauchada1000 ft175m sur del Canal 7
Tico burguesasTico burguesas1100 ft1 calle 9, San Jose
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sky walksky walk1.6 mi
La California HospitalLa California Hospital3700 ft
Hospital Hotel La CatolicaHospital Hotel La Catolica1.7 mi
Costa Rican Art MuseumCosta Rican Art Museum1.4 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)4.5 mi
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  14  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Location
8.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
6.0
Dining
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location is exceptionnal, in the very heart of the city. Old style hotel very charming Valet Parking overall easy. Very nice bar and restaurant but expensive.

    Most of the staff are not helpful at all, except a couple of young Ladies at the reception desk who are nice and always ready to fine a solution to any problems. Staff in the restaurant for breakfast are almost rude and not easy going at all. We stayed for 10 nights and had booked a superior room. But it was very small, old furnished and most of the utilities in the bathroom did not work properly. We asked to move to another room but the response was firm and was no way. Not commercial at all for a stay of 10 nights when you think most clients do not stay more than a couple of nights if not only one. Christian COFFINET Paris, Francia

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    The restaurant was very very good the hotel is located in the city

    - The personal at the reception was total unfriedly and not very helpful and arrogant - the room was very dirty - the mini bar was empty, thanks alot for that! - the battery of the save was empty - the room was very very loud, located next to the room of the cleaing personal and the sound of the air fans behind the windows - really terrible! - no air condition in the room (and belive me this is really needed in Costa Rica) - it was the worstest hotel during my whole stay in Costa Rica - for europe/US conditions the hotel and room, maximum 2 Stars, but never never never 4 Stars!

  • 6.6
    Good

    Can't beat the location, dead-center of San Jose. Good restaurant with live music.

    No air-conditioning, a fan that couldn't go at a speed that would actually move any air, and windows opening to a secluded roof-space which housed 8 air-conditioning exhausts. The temperature inside the room was easily 5 degrees centigrade higher than in the hallways or outside. We had a very uncomfortable night.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Central location

    Rude unfriendly unsmiling indifferent front desk staff. Wet bar in room unstocked. No instructions in room about how to use telephone. Dialing "0" for operator gets you a busy signal. So you have to run down to front desk where, when you ask how to reach hotel operator they look at you like you are crazy and tell you to "press 9". They then snicker when you thank them. Hotel Internet does not work. Old , worn out furnishings.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location. Friendly helpful staff. Particularly the tour desk which helped us refine our itinerary.

    Some of the bedrooms could do with some upgrading. Particularly bathroom

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    De locatie. De kamers waren schoon en netjes. Het ontbijt met uitzicht op de bergen rondm San Jose is prachtig.

    Je kon alleen met creditcard/ bankpas betalen en iet cash. Op zich geen probleem, maar ik had dat niet (goed genoeg?) gezien op de website/ Booked.net.

  • 9.4
    Exclusive

    Ubicacion, atencion y precio.

    La cama muy dañada... Como vieja... Y el baño no tiene respiradero efectivo... Expira olores desagradables de tuberia....

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Es un hotel con mucha historia. Con un personal presto a atender cualquier necesidad del huesped. Tiene un excelente restaurante y muy buena ubicación. Permite a acceder a pie al teatro Nacional y Melico Salazar. También está proximo a la Avenida Central. Me gustó mucho.

    Todo estuvo bien. No tengo ninguna queja del Gran Hotel Costa Rica.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Personal, Servicio, instalaciones, limpieza, confort, diseño, arquitectura, su historia, y ubicación.

    Mejorar en cuanto a la disponibilidad de equipos de aire acondicionados en las habitaciones.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Buena ubicacion. Conexion gratuita a internet.

    Habitacion da a patio interior con ruido aparatos de aire acondicionado.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    pour la 2ème fois dans cet hôtel qui est très bien situé mais un peu vieillot !!!! Chambre grande (supérieure) agréable

    les salles de bain sont en mauvais état et les petits déjeuners pas très variés

  • 6.2
    Good

    Le côté Historique , Tintin chez les Picaros et désuet

    Le Petit Déjeuner

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Le petit déjeuner dans cette belle salle du dernier étage

    Manque de double vitrage pour isoler les bruits de la rue notemment le bruit des feux tricolores aux passages piétons

  • 7.6
    Fabulous

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  14 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)4.5 mi
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