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Barcelo San Jose

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KC, MO
Reviewed 22 February 2015

I stayed at this hotel for my first two nights of a Caravan Tour who seems to be a prominent customer. I have no comparatives to other hotels in San Jose, but this seemed suitable for a short stay. Here are some tips: 1) My biggest hang-up was having to pay for wifi especially in this day and age in...

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest: In Barceló San Jose Palacio always do our best to exceed the expectations of all our guests. We regret that during your stay has suffered from these problems. And we assure you that your comments will help us improve our service standards. Hope to see you again to offer our services to the level of your expectations. Best...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Very clean and comfortable room, I would consider this hotel if I was to come back for a holiday, breakfast and evening meals are buffet self service but are very good with the evening meals changing every day, the salad bar is very good, not had a chance to use any of the amenities but everything looks good

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest: First of all, thank you so much for selecting Barceló San Jose Palacio for your last stay it is a big pleasure to read this wonderful opinion about our hotel, thank you so much for sharing it on TripAdvisor´s web page. We are so thankful to know about your last experience with us. As you know our principal...

Denver, co
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I can't speak to the amenties, as I was only here for about fourteen hours--just a quick overnight before catching an early-morning flight. The room was quite nice though. Quite comfortable. Had a view of the football stadium and mountains behind that, but it was cloudy out. The staff were nice enough to pack up simple box breakfasts for those...

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you very much for having chosen Barcelo chain for your stay. We appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience about your stay on Trip advisor. We are pleased that we were able to provide you a memorable stay and that you enjoyed everything here in our hotel, specially the view, gardens, beautiful environment and...

New Brunswick
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We've only stayed here 2 nights at the start of a 9 day tour with Caravan Tours to Costa Rica. It was a good clean, quiet hotel with comfortable rooms and good services but kind of stuck in the middle of nowhere in San Jose. Meals were OK, but nothing really great and hotel services and facilities were quite good....

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you so much for letting us knows your positive impressions about the view and the pool area in your last visit in our Barceló San Jose Palacio. Thanks for let us know about your experience, we take all guest feedback very seriously; therefore we appreciate all your comments and hope improves applying the advices received. About the...

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Experience all-inclusive luxury at the 5-star Barceló San José Palacio, voted a “best hotel” in the Coast Rican capital city. Spacious and comfortable rooms. Retreat to the spa or relaxing gardens, and lift your spirits in the sports facilities or poker room. Sample culinary delights and leisure activities, pools for adult and kids; outdoor and indoor bar.

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest: We appreciate the time have taken to write this comment. Is always nice to receive such assessments by our guests and are happy to know that your stay in our hotel exceeded expectations. This will help us to continue working to maintain our high standards of service. Hope to see you soon at Barceló San José Palacio Kind...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 8 February 2015

This hotel is not in San Jose proper but does overlook the city. The grounds are beautiful with all sorts of floors and plants. The pool area is nice with a bar where drinks are expensive. the beds are very comfortable and the front desk is very quick to assist with no issues with english. We stayed here for two...

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Kindest regards from your Hotel Barcelo San Jose Palacio. Thank you very much for sharing the experience of staying at our hotel with the members of Tripadvisor. For us it is a pleasure that our facilities were to your liking, we welcome your feedback which we return to maintain and even improve standards; Best regards, Sofia Hidalgo Guest...

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We stayed here for two nights as part of a bus tour through Costa Rica. The hotel is nice, rooms comfortable, quiet at night, with average buffet food in the dining room. I cannot compare it to other hotels in San Jose, but this is in the middle of nowhere! It may work if you have a car, but you...

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest: We appreciate that you have shared your experience at Barceló San Jose Palacio. Your comments will be very useful to us to continue our commitment to constant improvement. And in a future stay can exceed your expectations. We look forward to offering our best services. Best regards. Andrea Flores Guest Services

Randers, Denmark
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

I was kind of wary after reading some of the other reviews, so I was surprised on the good side. Same service as Barcelo in Managua, which is good. Some points: - Nice pool area - Wonderful (and large) breakfast buffet - GREAT tour advisor - Great food (we had a la carte in the buffet restaurant, which seems like...

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you so much for selecting Barcelo San Jose Palacio as a lodging option. It is a big pleasure to read this wonderful opinion about our hotel. Thanks for sharing it on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your description about us. We are also very proud to know that your last experience at Barcelo chain exceeded your expectations. As...

Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We stayed at Barcelo for three nights in January as part of a package with a tour operator. We agree with most of the positive feedback that fellow trip advisors have provided on Barcelo, except two things. One is the daily charge of US$12 per day for WiFi (or $25 for three days), and the strength of the WiFi is...

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Channel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Receive a warm greeting on behalf of Barcelo San José Palacio; we appreciate your comments about us, each suggestion is an opportunity to work harder and learn about the situations to grow as a company. Is truly important for us know which our skills and fails are; that’s the best way to concern about them and start immediately...

Reviewed 28 January 2015

I believe it is a nice place to stay. They have nice ambience and atmosphere. I would specially like to add about the service at the dinner. The manager, Critofer pichardo, is definitely one of the best I have come across of all the countries I have traveled. He treats every single person with equal respect and caters to their...

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Dear Guest: Thank you so much for sharing your comments about our team, but also for taking the time to share your positive experience with the rest of the TripAdvisor´s community. We are really glad to hear your comments about the impression of our hotel. Reading your comments help us to know that our decisions are in the good way...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Barcelo San Jose

Address: Residencial El Robledal | La Uruca, San Jose 458-1150, Costa Rica (Formerly Barcelo San Jose Palacio)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: ₹ 5,268 - ₹ 9,123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 254
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Also Known As:
Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel San Jose
San Jose Barcelo
Barcelo Palacio Hotel Costa Rica
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#2 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#16 Business Hotel in San Jose
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