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    Balmoral Hotel

    Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
    011 506 2222 5022
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    Overview
    • Excellent42%
    • Very good37%
    • Average15%
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 724 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed in a standard room and had to switch rooms! The first room had a twin bed opened in addition to the double beds we originally requested which was unnecessary. This room also smelled moldy and humid. I believe it was 404. Then we...More

    Thank Isa_022584
    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 21 July 2017

    Great location hotel in center of San Jose. Close to museums and shopping. The hotel is clean and has a popular restaurant where you can people watch on the walking street in front of hotel. I enjoyed my stay and will return.

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    Response from Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral HotelResponded 4 August 2017

    Thank you for your kind review. We are overjoyed to learn you will visit again. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you take good memories of San José. Thank you! Best regards, Alessandra

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The hotel was located in the center of the tourist area so everything was close. The continental breakfast was good to start the day with and I liked the atmosphere of the restaurant, it was full of plants. The staff was helpful. Room was clean.

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    Thank sewingrepairbyderek
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Due to storm diverted to Panama. Beautiful hotel. Excellent rooms. Good buffet meal.double bed each very comfortable. Fantastic views from room over the city. Good service from all staff.would recommend.

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The location of this hotel is great and the staff is courteous. Great value for the price I paid. It’s near local museum and the National Art and crafts market. I stayed only one night and walked all over the city. The restaurants food is...More

    Thank hotdixiechick1
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 75 - US$ 134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #9 Family Hotel in San Jose
    • #14 Business Hotel in San Jose
    • #17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 113
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    • Province of San Jose >
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    • San Jose
    • Also Known As
    • Balmoral Hotel San Jose
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    Traveller (165)
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    Dining (89)
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    Nearby Restaurants
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    Lyntr
    24 July 2017|
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    Response from lviola68 | Reviewed this property |
    I took a cab, sorry, and I didn't ask
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    Murielle C
    11 July 2017|
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    Response from Colibm |
    Bb is breakfast buffet, bf is full breakfast.
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    gloria O
    23 April 2017|
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    Response from Alessandra G | Property representative |
    Hello, breakfast starts at six am and if you want to check in earlier I suggest you contact the hotel so they can personally see your date of arrival and reserved room to accommodate your needs. Kind regards, Alessandra
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    "Rooms at the end of the hallway may get street noise. I had one of those but it wasn't bad."
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    "fine get an upgrade very clean"
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