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Hotel Colonial
Ranked #32 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

We thought clean basic rooms but ended up wit about 100 bug-bites! The staff is friendly and helpfull but please do something about the bugs!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

I stayed at the hotel for 15 days. When I read the reviews I was very surprised...it is a nice hotel, clean and has a good location. They no longer charge for the use of the computer with internet. The tv in our rooms worked fine and had several english channels. The staff was professional. The only complaint I will make is that for the 15 days we were there, they served us the SAME breakfast every single day: rice and beans, eggs, toast and coffee. It got old after the third day. Anyway, I would recommend the hotel to people!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Schaumburg, Illinois
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

We stayed here for the first two nights of our vacation to Costa Rica. With four people, the room was about a hundred US dollars, which seemed a little steep. On the plus side, the room was decently clean, had working hot water and cable TV, and was in a great location, within walking distance of many of San Jose's attractions. They also served a very nice breakfast and picked us up from the airport at no extra charge. However, the location, while convenient, was quite noisy. We were misled to believe that there was air conditioning in our room; it was a rather unpleasant surprise when we found that not only did it lack air conditioning, but the windows didn't open, either. There was no maid service - which meant no fresh towels - which I was a bit surprised by. All in all, it was not a bad place to stay, but I probably wouldn't choose the same hotel if I went back.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2010

Stayed 9 nights Staff was great and the Hotel is very clean, it is small but nice, forget TV poor. Two great places to eat, one across the street and the other 1 block left out of the Hotel. Traffic can be a little loud. The price is hard to beat for the low season!! Barry Hyde Lawrence, Kansas

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 24 September 2010

The location is great - really close to Central Market, etc. The staff was super friendly. The room was the cleanest I had seen in Costa Rica. No working TV channels and a bit of noise from traffic, but otherwise nice overnight stay. The shower took a good 10 minutes to warm up.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Colonial

Property: Hotel Colonial
Address: Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6 | Behind La Soledad Cathedral, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,916 - ₹ 6,804
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Colonial 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're your perfect hosts for a restful vacation in cozy surroundings, a restored neocolonial building nearly a century old. ... more   less 
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