Hotel Vesuvio

Hotel Vesuvio

Avenida 11, Calle 13-15 Barrio Otoya, San Jose 10106 Costa Rica
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3.5
#49 of 78 hotels in San Jose
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Hotel Vesuvio is one of the best Bed and Breakfast Hotel in San José with 20 rooms with private bathroom. We are located in Barrio Otoya, one of the nicest and historical neighborhood, away from the noise and traffic of downtown, yet close enough to be able to walk to the most important attractions of the City. Access to: Restaurant and bar 24 hours front desk Multi-lingual staff Pets friendly (extra charge) Our priority is to give you our fullest attention and cater to your every need. That is why the hotel is open 24 hours and you always will find a qualified person, who will be able to help you at any time. Hotel Vesuvio is committed to protect Costa Rica's environmental and social welfare. We feel very proud to be part of the "CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM" (CST), so you can be sure that we are a responsible business and it is carrying out actions in all its processes to reduce negative impacts on the environment. We invite you to stay with and join us in this commitment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German

Location

Avenida 11, Calle 13-15 Barrio Otoya, San Jose 10106 Costa Rica
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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newjade wrote a review Nov 2005
Pensacola, Florida1,136 contribution175 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Vesuvio for the first three nights when we arrived in Costa Rica. It is clean, but the rooms are small. There is no AC so windows must be left open. It was noisey late into the night and early in the morning. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The complimentary breakfast was meager, but was fairly good. I would not recommend this hotel for more than one nights stay. Good for the night of arrival or the night of departure.
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Date of stay: October 2005
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Paul B wrote a review Jan 2016
19 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm still here for another night and glad I chose this hotel at the beginning of our four weeks here from the UK.
Wifi, food and comfy bed is great. Gated property is a bonus for security. The staff are very pleasant and even crack a joke or two. I wish folk would stop complaining and go to an expensive place instead. This place is a decent price for everyday needs.
From a satisfied BRITISH traveller.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequent Traveler wrote a review Mar 2014
Australia40 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for three days. You have to first remember this is a low cost hotel. Rooms are clean and basic, bathrooms are a little small, front counter staff are very good, wifi is included all be it slow. The area is safe quiet area and a short walk to city centre. The hotel is fair value
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Date of stay: February 2014Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from vesuviocr, Director General at Hotel Vesuvio
Responded 17 Mar 2014
Dear 19Bruce59: First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. I am very glad to hear that the hotel staff was very helpful during your stay with us and I am very happy to hear that you really enjoyed our restaurant. We agree with you about Hotel Vesuvio being the perfect and safe location in San Jose, just 5 minutes walks from downtown where you can find banks, shops, restaurants, night life and museums. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority in Hotel Vesuvio that’s why we are working hard to solve the problem with the WIFI and in this month we are doing tests in order to have a new network that will be faster and safe to our clients. I hope you would stay with us next time you come to Costa Rica. Regards, Laura Jimenez General Manager
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SalamanderJ wrote a review Apr 2007
New York3 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I stayed in Hotel Vesuvio for our first day in San Jose and had an awful time there. First, we had arranged for an airport pickup, but had to wait about an hour and a half before he showed up, and that was only after we called the hotel several times to find out what was going on. You should be aware the driver was not a hotel shuttle, but basically just a cabbie the hotel hired to come get us.

Then our room wasn't ready when we arrived. This wouldn't have been so terrible, but the front desk guy told us it would be ready in an hour, so we grabbed some lunch first, but then it still wasn't ready when we returned. Then after waiting nearly another hour longer, we were given a room, only to walk in and find out that it STILL wasn't ready (beds were sheetless, no towels, etc).

Finally, the walls were paper thin and we could hear quite loudly the construction going on in one of the bathrooms downstairs, which is miserable when you're trying to get some sleep after a long flight.

So anyway, even though the front desk guy was extremely nice and seemed to be genuinely sorry about everything that was going wrong, I woudn't recommend this hotel. There are plenty of better places around. For example, Hotel Don Carlos was much fancier and more comfortable, and was only $10 more per night. Take a pass on Vesuvio, they don't have their act together.
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Date of stay: April 2007
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Biner_Globearizona wrote a review Dec 2012
Globe, Arizona20 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived late night completely exhausted. Although we believed to have paid before, the receptionist ask for payment and we stated that it has been paid. We got the key to our room right away and the next day the receptionist asked again for payment. After a good night sleep, we realized that this was the one hotel we have not yet paid. We apologized and made the payment and we both are grateful that we were not pushed upon arrival and that they trusted us and gave us the room!

Thanks guys!
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Date of stay: November 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from vesuviocr, Director General at Hotel Vesuvio
Responded 12 Dec 2012
Dear Biner_Globearizona First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation. Thanks for your review and for sharing your good experience at Hotel Vesuvio with TripAdvisors readers. I am glad to hear that the hotel staff was helpful during your stay with us, and that finally everything was clear about the payment. It is good to hear that you had a good night sleep at the Hotel. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority, we are constantly evaluating our staff to provide the best possible service. I hope you would stay with us next time you come to Costa Rica. Hope to see you both soon! Regards, Laura Jimenez General Manager
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TravelbugVietnam wrote a review Jun 2017
Vietnam1,648 contribution571 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was probably the worst hotel I stayed in during a six country trip through Central America. I was in room 218 where there was a ceiling fan but no air con. In the tiny bathroom you had to almost climb over the toilet to get to the shower and you could sit on the toilet and clean your teeth at the same time and there was nowhere to put anything in the bathroom. The water pipes for the whole hotel ran along the ceiling of this room and when ever anyone turned on a tap in the hotel it made a terrible noise. When I complained to the manager he just shrugged his shoulders. I eventually changed rooms with our tour leader and went to room 215. The water in the shower here had sudden bursts of hot and cold and was quite dangerous. Once again there was nowhere to put anything in the bathroom. There were no power points in the room so you could not charge your phone etc and the internet was very patchy anyway. There was a central light fitting containing three globes, but only one globe was functioning so it was impossible to read in the room. There was a safe, but no key or instructions on how to use it. The walls of both rooms were paper thin and you could clearly hear your neighbours.
Both rooms were upstairs and even when I had located the light over the stairs it was only one naked globe and very dark at night. When we checked in we were given a remote control for the TV and told we would be fined if we didn't return it. I returned it immediately and said I was not interested in watching Spanish TV.

The very basic breakfast was served in a garage next to the hotel. Getting there if it rained would be interesting.

The only good thing about this hotel was that it was within walking distance of the excellent Cafe Mundo.
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Date of stay: April 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from vesuviocr, Director General at Hotel Vesuvio
Responded 6 Jun 2017
Dear TravelbugVietnam: Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation. We really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention so that we can fix these items to maximize our guest’s happiness. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority in Hotel Vesuvio. We understand that you were not satisfied, and for that we apologize, but you can be sure we are trying to improve. We appreciate customers who let us know when things are not right so that we can improve. We are agree with our great and secure location, just 5 minutes walk from downtown San Jose and near to banks, shops, restaurants, night life and museums. I hope you stay with us next time you come to Costa Rica. Hope to see you soon in the very near future. Laura Jimenez General Manager
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Jayendra P wrote a review Dec 2015
Orlando, Florida75 contributions58 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked at this hotel through getaroom.com about 6 weeks in advance of our travel with another couple. We had our transportation service transfering us from Tamarindo to San Jose which is about 4-5 hour drive. When we arrived at the hotel with our luggage for our next day flight back to US, the hotel reception told me that they don't have a room for us as they had a bigger group and they gave the room to the group! We tried to call getaroom.com from my cell phone, but the toll free number was not working from Costa Rica.

I asked for my money refunded and the front desk told me that they cant refund my money! So this reservation was a joke. I would advise anyone to not make this mistake otherwise they will leave you stranded!
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Date of stay: December 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lots of stairs to climb in this filthy hotel!
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Response from vesuviocr, Director General at Hotel Vesuvio
Responded 18 Dec 2015
Dear Dharma We regret not having had a room available for the dates you had your reservation. However our hotel reservation honored by this in a hotel of a higher grade than ours located less than a block from our hotel and all the services included in accordance with the agreement (breakfast included). Additionally, the Hotel Vesuvio expenses paid fare difference by being a higher category hotel. Therefore we believe we have met to honor your reservation giving all the services on our part had been confirmed. We hope we apologize for any inconvenience this had caused them. Best regards! Laura Jimenez Lara Managing Director Hotel Vesuvio Sugerir una edición Dear Definiciones de dear adjetivo regarded with deep affection; cherished by someone. «a dear friend» sinónimos: beloved, loved, adored, cherished, precious, esteemed, respected, worshiped, close, intimate, bosom, best; precious, treasured, valued, prized, cherished, special expensive. «I don't use the blank rune any longer, but before the Age of the Internet when information was dear and costly, I used it and didn't have a problem with it.» sinónimos: expensive, costly, high-priced, overpriced, exorbitant, extortionate, pricey, spendy, steep, stiff adverbio at a high cost. «they buy property cheaply and sell dear» sustantivo used as an affectionate or friendly form of address. «don't you worry, dear» sinónimos: darling, dearest, love, beloved, sweetheart, sweet, precious, treasure, sweetie, sugar, honey, hon, baby, pet exclamación used in expressions of surprise, dismay, or sympathy. «oh dear, I've upset you» 1 definiciones más Ver también dear, Dear!, Dear Sirs, Dear Mr ¡
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Dimamourtada wrote a review Jul 2015
Beirut, Lebanon40 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great hotel,very delicious food,very friendly staff,they even celebrated my friend birthday,and it was a wonderful surprise.The hotel is old but have a very beautiful view.I really like it and like Sorrento!
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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RichardM335 wrote a review Jan 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed my stay. The young lady who works until 10 p.m. is a sweetie and was very friendly and helpful as was all the staff. Great location. Breakfast was very good. Helped with taxi to airport, and he arrived right on time. Manager a great guy. Would return...in fact can't wait to!
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Date of stay: January 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Close to the Sportsman Lodge, great for single guys who are visiting San Jose.
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Response from vesuviocr, Director General at Hotel Vesuvio
Responded 28 Jan 2013
Dear Richard M; Thank you very much for your nice review and for sharing with TripAdvisors's readers your good experience during your stay in Hotel Vesuvio. We all remembered you perfectly, you stayed with us just a few days ago and I am very glad to know that the hotel staff could help you with all your needs. I am also very glad to hear that you did enjoyed our American breakfast, this has been a plus to the Hotel. We agree with you about Hotel Vesuvio being the perfect location, just 5 minutes walking from the heart of downtown, San Jose. We are constantly evaluating our staff to provide the best possible service. We really appreciate you choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose. I hope you stay with us next time you come to Costa Rica and hope to see you both soon! Best regards Laura Jimenez General Manager
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Vincent S wrote a review May 2016
Sacramento, California25 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I needed to catch a morning flight. We were traveling with our cat and we were looking for a hotel that accepts pets. Although there is an additional $20 fee for a pet. We found this hotel quite accommodating.
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Date of stay: March 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Diskegeek
Baja California Norte, Mexico35 contributions6 helpful votes
No se necesito el clima estaba perfecto, Nos toco la habitacion 220 y 208 ninguna contaban con refrigeracion, estabamos hospedados en noviembre 2017.
Erica C asked a question May 2019
30 contributions15 helpful votes
Qué tal es la zona del hotel?
Answer from Alvaro17
Santa Ana, El Salvador15 contributions1 helpful vote
Hola ericacL64, la zona no es muy recomendable de noche, si hay que andar alerta, pero el hotel en si, es bueno y seguro
Fereshte R asked a question Apr 2018
Quisiera saber la hora de check in y la de check out.
Answer from mirta1961
Buenos Aires, Argentina148 contributions92 helpful votes
El chek in a las 12 hs el chek in a las 10 pero tienen toda la mejor predisposicion podes dejar maletas y salir despues lo que tenes que dejar es la habitación
Matthew A wrote a tip Jun 2017
Wilmington, Delaware53 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room upstairs at the very front of the hotel (at the end of the hall, back to front) is large and roomy"
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Jayendra P wrote a tip Dec 2015
Orlando, Florida75 contributions58 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of stairs to climb in this filthy hotel!"
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Donche2010 wrote a tip Nov 2014
Munster, Indiana, Usa30 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Be sure to try the restaurant too."
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Costa-Rica-by-MCRT wrote a tip Sept 2013
San Jose, Costa Rica1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the second floor are quieter."
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RichardM335 wrote a tip Jan 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close to the Sportsman Lodge, great for single guys who are visiting San Jose."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Vesuvio
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Vesuvio?
Nearby attractions include Galeria Namu (0.4 km), Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (0.2 km), and Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Vesuvio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Vesuvio?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Vesuvio?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Vesuvio?
Conveniently located restaurants include 11.47 Restaurante, Pizza Oliva, and La Criollita.
Does Hotel Vesuvio have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Vesuvio offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Vesuvio?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Vesuvio?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Vesuvio offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Vesuvio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
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