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    Hotel Colonial

    Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6 | Behind La Soledad Cathedral, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
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    Free Wifi
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 142 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    + great central location + hotel appears very secure o breakfast: the bit that was there was ok o cleanness: questionable. Overall the hotel made a clean impression, but there was hair of other guests - weren't sure, whether bed covers were fresh - hotel...More

    Thank infblnpf
    Response from SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel ColonialResponded 2 weeks ago
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    Agradecemos su calificación y sus comentarios, pues nos ayuda a revisar nuestros procedimientos internos y mejorar lo que no está...More

    Reviewed 15 October 2017

    Good location, friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast and nice pool area. Could be cleaner behind beds and there were issues with mildew smell. Luckily staff directed me to better room. Overall satisfied and would return to stay.More

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    Response from SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel ColonialResponded 16 October 2017
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    Gracias por tomarse su tiempo en calificarnos. Nos agrada que, en general, haya tenido una buena experiencia con nosotros. Vamos...More

    Reviewed 6 October 2017

    noisy as outside the traffic and the train are very loud due to room giving directly to external area, the breakfast display was poor and unattended.....central location is good, as there is no lift we needed to carry bags up 3 floors...no good!

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    Response from SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel ColonialResponded 10 October 2017

    We are very sorry that you did not feel comfortable with us, because our mission every day it to give our best. We have 5 different options for breakfast, and that also includes our traditional one ("gallo pinto" and eggs).

    Reviewed 6 September 2017

    Nice place with comfortable rooms. Clean and decent swimming pool. Very kind and helpful staff who will do their best to make your stay pleasant. Located in the center, not far from buses terminals, with plenty of good restaurant all around (we suggest an asian...More

    Thank pascalmazabraud
    Response from SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel ColonialResponded 7 September 2017
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    Gracias por tomarse el tiempo en escribirnos. Nos encanta saber que se sintió tan bien mientras estuvo hospedado con nosotros,...More

    Reviewed 15 August 2017

    This hotel was reasonable, and a wonderful location to see the main sights of San Jose. Everything we wanted to experience was within walking distance. The hotel staff wa always helpful, from helping us find places to eat to settting up a shuttle to the...More

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    Response from SilviaVargas, Gerente at Hotel ColonialResponded 17 August 2017
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    Gracias por escribirnos su reseña. Es una motivación muy grande para nosotros, saber que se sintió tan a gusto mientras...More

    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Concierge
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$ 64 - US$ 117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #21 Business Hotel in San Jose
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 17
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of San Jose >
    • San Jose Metro >
    • San Jose
    • Also Known As
    • Colonial Hotel San Jose
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    31 March 2017|
    Response from SilviaVargas | Property representative |
    Hello!!! Yes, we have a parking available although it has a cost $12 per day. But we also have one space in our property, and if it is available for the nights you need we can reserve it for you free of charge.
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    Response from SilviaVargas | Property representative |
    Hello. The transfer from the airport is $35 up to 4 pax. The time that ride will take depends on the hour you need it, it could be around 40 minutes to 1 hour.
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    "Be sure you get the room you paid for. We booked two rooms with two double beds each, and were originally..."
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    "Higher floors might be a bit quieter."
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    "Need to specify if you need a/c in your room and how many beds you need. Breakfast is good and service from..."
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