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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 15 May 2013

I wanted a quiet and not overly expensive place to stay for a couple nights in San Jose before moving on to begin my experience in Costa Rica for real. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and wasn't annoyed with my attempts to communicate in very broken Spanish. The location is not in a beautiful neighborhood, a few sketchy...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Rooms and especially bathrooms are small, but everything is very clean. Very convenient location to downtown and the central market. Staff is exceptionally friendly.The breakfast is alright - ham and eggs, toast and jam, fresh fruit. If you expect more - pay a higher price and book a different hotel. Like I said - fair value for money

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Escondido, California
Reviewed 11 February 2013

We stayed here for two nights on the tail end of a Lindblad/National Geographic Panama Canal/CR islands and parks "expedition". The Ritzli is centrally located, within easy walking distance of the main sights in San Jose, what there are of them that is. The staff is cheerful and helpful and the rates are cheap. Our room had a safe, flat...

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australia
Reviewed 24 December 2012

We stayed here at the end of a group tour. The general consensus of the group was that the rooms were unclean. Upon arrival I had a shower in the bathroom which was no larger than 2m by 2.5m which consisted of a shower and toilet with the basin in the bed room. The shower drain smelt like urine and...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed at this place for a night before venturing out to other areas of Costa Rica. The photos online looked pretty good, but the room ended up being a disappointment. There was no top sheet on the bed - only a bottom sheet and a comforter that was clearly not washed with each use. The bathroom was clean but...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 17 January 2012

I have stayed at the Ritzli 4 times now. I go there when I have appointments at Clinica Biblica and want to shop downtown. The hotel is just 4 blocks north of Biblica, 4 blocks south of the major shopping area on Calle Central. It is possible to walk from the Ritzli to the Coca Cola bus station area (it...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 9 July 2011

Convenient location. Able to walk to downtown sights and shops. Affordable hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 18 February 2011

I stayed in San Jose for an extended weekend. I needed a cheap place to rest my head at night and which would allow me easy access to downtown's Gold Museum and the Avenida Central pedestrian shopping mall. Hotel Ritzli is a few blocks south of the Parque Central, which makes it really the perfect location to walk anywhere of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Ritzli offers one of the best locations for seeing the capital of Costa Rica – San José. Owing to our well-known hospitality, Hotel Ritzli has been the meeting point for thousands of travelers that have visited Costa Rica. Ritzli Hotel offers 16 contemporary rooms distributed among three floors. Each room is easily accessible and comes with a private bathroom and views of the capital. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ritzli

Address: Calle 0 , avenida 8-10 | 250 Mts Sur del Parque central, San Jose 10000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $68 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Hotel Ritzli Costa Rica/San Jose
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“We had a very quiet room on the back side of the hotel. No view. I suspect rooms that look out on the street are rather noisy at times.”
 of 5 bubbles FrodoEarth, 11 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room well back from Calle Central. Some bathrooms are quite small. If you need a large bathroom tell them.”
 of 5 bubbles EliseChase, 17 Jan 2012 | Read review
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