Gran Hotel Costa Rica
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Gran Hotel Costa Rica San Jose Reviews
I love this hotel! I am writing this review from it right now! Oct 21, 2008
I have traveled to 20 countries and throughout the USA, and I can´t think of a more beautiful, elegant, friendly, well-kept hotel than this one.
Besides being right in the center of the city, within walking distance from all major attractions and adjacent to el Teatro Nacional, Gran Hotel Costa Rica is a landmark, dating back to 1930.
The hotel has a tour desk that arranges several guided tours to ecological wonders about an hour´s drive away. I booked myself for a mere $90 to see La Paz Waterfalls, El Baurlio Parque (full of wildlife), and Volcano Poas. The price includes all entrance fees, breakfast, lunch and the bus ride back and forth.
There is also a free elegant breakfast buffet every morning, on the 5th floor where you get a gorgeous view of the city and nearby mountains. There is also a 24 hour restaurant with a pianist, and room service. There is a gym, and a 24 hour free billiards and Internet room (from where I am writing this review!)
The rooms are pretty and well-equipped, with cable and nicely kept bathrooms. The minibar has any toiletries you may have forgotten, but if you can hold out, pay a little less for them at one of the nearby farmacias.
Best of all, the staff rocks! They are always so cheerful and helpful!
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Gran Hotel Costa Rica Overview
This accommodation in San Jose is located in the Cultural Plaza in the center of the historical district of the city. Guests that stay at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica will be able to visit popular sites such as the National Theater, the Gold Museum, the Jade Museum, and other attractions. They will also be able to visit the markets, shops, bars, and eateries in the area. The airport is only 4 miles from the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, and it is easy to reach by car. Guests will find some attractions within walking distance.
The hotel offers 94 rooms that include a variety of modern amenities. Some of the features that guests will find in rooms at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica include cable TV with pay-per-view movies, Internet access, alarm clocks, coffee and tea making facilities, and bathrooms.
The hotel, a national landmark, was built in 1930. The Gran Hotel Costa Rica offers an in-house restaurant that offers a variety of international cuisine. The hotel also has a cocktail bar and banquet and conference facilities. Guests will also be able to use the fitness center and the onsite pool.
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