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Balmoral Hotel

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good 4 star Hotel in the center of the city, all sightseeing is just one step out, rooms are clean, staff welcoming! breakfast very simple and poor.. but where is a lot of restaurants around. Actually we tried dinner and it was great where, big portions and delicious ! free wifi all over hotel!

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Regina, Saskatchewan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very clean room with 2 double beds, and window opening onto a small enclosed green area. Staff at desk very helpful in arranging transportation to airport. Wonderful food at adjacent Balmoral Restaurant with seating overlooking the pedestrian-only street.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were helpful, the hotel is in a good location close to the museums. Our room was by a fire exit and the window was tiny, so it was a 4 walled room with no natural light. We should have been informed of this so we could swapped before getting up to the floor. The staff at the reception,...

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. I hope you managed to tell reception you wanted a change of rooms. We have seven different categories of rooms some include balconies and beautiful city views I am sorry you were not satisfied with your room. I really hope reception did accommodate your needs. Thank you for your feedback. We hope you give...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location. This is the second time that I have gone there. This time I noticed that the dinning services were strained. The morning buffet had been changed from the last time that I was there. It appears that it difficult for the wait staff to keep the tables clean and each morning that I...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not there long, so take this with a grain of salt. This was a one night visit at the start of a tour in Costa Rica and Panama. It was indeed nice to be able to walk out to city life, snacks, a convenience store, and lots of people. We enjoyed the buffet in the AM, but we...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Balmoral for it's location and great price. Located in the downtown area of San Jose, we were delighted to find that everything we wanted to see, in our short stay, was just steps away. Great breakfast (included with the room) and lovely bar to relax in the evening. The staff was very nice and the room was clean...

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Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. It is an honor to read posts like yours. Very happy we exceeded your expectations. Best regards, Alessandra

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Balmoral Hotel was very pleasant. The hotel's central location in downtown area is very close to many jewels that San Jose has to offer. Very professional staff. Thank you, Jose Villalobos!!

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Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Many many thanks for your review. It always makes my day to read posts like yours. Happy you took advantage of our location and that all was to your liking. We hope you will visit again! Best regards, Alessandra

Uvita, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very clean and well equipped. Our room was spacious and well maintained. Hotel is close to interesting cultural centers and and an excellent location for safely walking and exploring the city. Convenient valet parking and polite staff. Great buffet breakfast too!

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Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a complete review. We are glad everything was to your liking and that you took advantage of our location. We hope to host you again. Best regards, Alessandra

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for several nights, both on our own and with a Road Scholar group. Our room was spacious and clean, and even though the window looked out on an air shaft, it still felt comfortable and it was quiet at night. We had drinks in the hotel bar, and several meals in the restaurant. The food was good,...

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Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay and meals with us. We hope to host you in your next trip to San José. Best regards, Alessandra

Warren,MN
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my stay. Only complaint I have is the beds were quite firm and I'm used to a softer mattress. Otherwise I liked the room. It was cool, clean, quiet and the staff was polite and helpful. Food was very good.

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Thank you very much for posting a review. We are glad you think we are a very good hotel and restaurant. We look forward to hosting you again. Best regards, Alessandra

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: ₹ 5,825 - ₹ 9,686 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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“Service and cleaning”
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“Bed could be better”
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“Inner atrium facing rooms were well priced. nothing scenic but that was okay by me.”
 of 5 bubbles 245anneo, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room where there is no work being done”
 of 5 bubbles almo52, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room's window faced into a shaft. Small twin beds in a supposedly standard double room. In attentive front desk. ”
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