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Hotel Fleur de Lys
Ranked #28 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Reviewed 3 July 2012

The hotel has a special atmosphere as the hallways are mainly made by wood. We were with a quite large group of girls and slept in rooms of 2 persons. The room was tidy but had some smell. The bathroom was not luxurious and was small. The people were friendly and I found the breakfast really good. A wide variety and nice fresh fruits, but also cakes, plantins, toast and some sandwich filling. The terrace at the entrance was cute and cosy. Also very quit at night.

We did not use a swimming pool nor a fitness center.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

Booked this hotel on hotels.com based on reviews on Tripadvisor and stayed 2 nights at the beginning of our journey on June 12th-14th. While this was a decent hotel. It definitely WASNT worth what it cost me per night. I paid $75 a night. This was the most expensive hotel I had my whole trip through Central America. For example, I had a better hotel room only 50 feet from the beach in Nicaragua for $25 a night, and I had a room where my balcony overlooked the ocean in El Salvador for $40 a night, and both those rooms included ice cold air conditioning. The Fleur de Lys had NO AC in my room. Luckily it wasnt too terribly hot at night, but the room we had was directly above the restaurant, so if you plan on wanting to sleep past 7AM, good luck with that. You hear EVERYTHING. All the pots and pans banging from making breakfast, to the guests talking while eating. We had a 2 double bed room on the second floor. It came with a tiny TV, I havent seen a TV this small since I was a little kid. There are a couple of positive things that I can say. It is in great walking distance to the main part of the town which has a lot of shopping, restaurants, and casinos. And the free breakfast in the morning was quite decent. It included eggs, beans, rice, fresh fruit, toast, cereal, juice. All in all it was a good hotel, but I paid a fraction of the cost for similar hotel rooms in other countries with better views. And even in Costa Rica itself when I went to Tamarindo. We had a room that had 4 beds, cold AC, and was HUGE and only a block from the beach and it was half the cost of this room. My advice to anyone traveling to Central America. Stay away from San Jose. There are much better places to visit that you will get more bang for your buck and have a better time. My fav was Nicaragua.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

I stayed there the first and last nights of my 12 day trip in Costa Rica. The location is great in downtown San Jose, you are within walking distance of the main things to see in the capital. The hotel is cute with a very nice colonial atmosphere and safe to walk around during the day. Staff is super friendly and make you feel welcome. The charming Tica at the desk and the Manager Walter are very helpful, and the security guy at the door is a wonderful guy. Rooms and bathrooms are clean. Breakfast is very good, perfect to give you a first taste of Costa Rica. I would recommend this hotel if you want to avoid the unpersonal big name hotels located right outside San Jose. It is a good pick for one night in San Jose if your flight arrive late or if you want to enjoy a last day in a costarican atmosphere before heading home. Just one last tip, if you have to use the taxi (linked to the hotel) to get to the airport make sure you agree on the fare with the driver before you leave!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Consuhotel, Director Comercial at Hotel Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2012

Dear guest

Thank you for giving us this good coment. We are pleased to see that you appreciated our small, old Costa Rica Hotel situated in the middle of the busy main town „San José“.
We would be pleased to welcome you again some other time.

The director and hotel staff

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

We had reserved this hotel for one night, we advised that we will arrive after midnight... we were not out of the taxi that the man from the hotel was there to pick up our luggage and the other one was at the door waiting us... it was very appreciated.

We stayed an other night because one of our luggage was stocked in Colombia, again the personal of the hotel took all precaution and copy of paper necessary for the delivery of our luggage for us so we can go visiting instead of waiting for it. Second time, it was really appreciated.

After going out of San Jose for a week, we came back at Fleur de Lys for an other two nights and finally we came back a week later for the last night before returning home. This last night, we forgot the charger of our Samsung Tablet in the room. We e-mail to the hotel asking them to mail it in Canada.... they did it free of charge...again, it was really appreciated.

We just want to thank warmly all the personal of this hotel, they take excellent care of us, were friendly and very helpful.

The room was confortable and very conceivable amenity including Wi-fi. This hotel is located in a quiet street and within an easy walking distance to the downtown.

The breakfast is good and plenty of fruits and we took dinner twice, it was really good at a reasonnable price. It is an excellent quality price ratio.

Unfortunately, we do not remember the name of the employees who help us but we want to thank them again.


Robert W,
Repentigny, Quebec, Canada

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Consuhotel, Director of Sales at Hotel Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2012

Dear Guest

We are happy to see that you stayed so many days with us and liked it in our cosy hotel.
Thank you for your comment. Would be nice to see you again in Costa Rica.

Best regards

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in this hotel at the beginning and end of the tour. I had looked at the reviews on trip advisor and they weren't very favourable but we were pleasantly surprised when we stayed there. The hotel is in a quiet location but is within walking distance of the main sights in San Jose and some decent restaurants. There is a pleasant small bar patio at the front where you are offered a welcome cocktail. The rooms we stayed in varied in size but were perfectly adequate for a short stay. The hotel has a lot of character and the staff are friendly and helpful. Free tea and coffee and bottled water is available. We also stayed at the Santo Thomas hotel which was more expensive and in a much noisier location.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Consuhotel, Director of Sales at Hotel Fleur de Lys, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2012

Dear guest

We are happy to see that you felt good in our small Hotel. You are right, we are well situated in San José: close to many tourist attraction and for businesspeople are we close to the court among most of the more important Costa Rican institutions. At night it’s safe and quiet.

Whenever you should come back to Costa Rica, we would be pleased to welcome you.

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Additional Information about Hotel Fleur de Lys

Address: Calle 13 between avenidas 2 and 6 | PO Box 10736, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#19 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: ₹ 3,125 - ₹ 7,270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fleur de Lys 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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