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los angeles
Reviewed 13 October 2009

We had to stay at the Brittania for two nights, our first and last nights in Costa Rica because it was near the airport in San Jose. Of the 5 hotels we stayed in through out the country, this was our least favorite by far. First, San Jose has nothing to offer so hanging out in the city is not...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks for your comments Our Hotel is Situated in a Victorian area, In Barrio Amon; Hotel has been declared a national heritage house,we are located a 6 blocks to the main central avenue, less than 5 minutes walk from downtown,there are a variety of fast food restaurantes or with menu , also many museums, cinemas, theaters and others,...

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 7 July 2009

We stayed here for one night only because we had to fly out of San Jose the next morning, and this was the cheapest option presented by LatinDestinations.com (the site we used to book our tour). For one night, it wasn't terrible, but I don't recommend it. We stayed in Room 204, which was clean and small and located right...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments, We really sorry for all the inconvenience caused during your stay, We are located in Barrio Amon, and now most of the buildings are used as offices, so after 7:00 pm there is not much action beause most offices close at that time. the reception begins to work at 6:00am and ends around 10:00pm...

Bastrop, Texas
Reviewed 26 June 2009

This was out first trip to Costa Rica, and the Britannia was recommended and booked by our travel agent. There are two parts to the Britania, the old stately home, and the newer 3-4 story add-on. Can't speak to the amenities or condition of the add-on building, but my wife and I found the original home part to be quite...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments,this is what makes us better every day. Our currency is the colon and that's why most things are charged in colones when paying by credit card but when you pay in cash you can do it with the currency that you wish, usually we recommend to our customers to change some...

new york city
Reviewed 23 May 2009

We stayed here 2 nights and it's a pretty decent hotel. It's near a shady area but we felt safe. there is even a 24 hr security guard. It's pretty close to town, within walking distance to main center. the restaurants we tried were Papa Pez and Nuestro Tierra. both were good. the free breakfast was minimal (choice between an...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment In fact we had a plage of cockroaches time ago, but after much work already Eradicate The concierge

McLean, VA
Reviewed 12 May 2009

The Britannia Hotel is the worst, most poorly managed hotel I have ever stayed in - and that's saying a lot. As part of our ten day vacation in Costa Rica, we were required to stay in San Jose for one night by our travel agents (Latin Destinations - who, other than this little misfortune, were quite terrific). The hotel...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for you comments, it's a shame that nothing like you or seems you so wrong,San Jose is like any other big city in the world, with positive and negative aspects , just as I tell you that a few years ago we have a new mayor and every day sanjose is more attractive for tourism. already mentioned,...

London
Reviewed 18 April 2009

Hospitality and helpfulness of the front desk really fantastic, room clean, all good on that front, service in the restaurant was something out of 'Fawlty Towers' but just not funny, and the final indignity was being over charged by 25%! Fortunately after leaving the restaurant I discivered the error, reported to the front desk who were able to rectify the...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are really pleased to know that hotel liked you, and we have to tell you that all staff have been changing Thanks, Concierge

MI
Reviewed 7 April 2009

We stayed at Britannia just one night, after flying in rather late to San Jose. We were cordially checked in, and the questions we had were courteously and promptly answered. The breakfast that was included in the trip (we had booked through latindestinations.com/Swiss Travel Services) was nice, but minimal - toast, fresh fruit, and some of the best orange juice...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks for you comments Probably you booking was for a standard room, is the cheapest room , but also we have other larger rooms. Thanks again, Att: concierge

Paris
Reviewed 1 March 2009

One of these hotels on the oldish style, but really full of charms. No pool, no real parking lot and some noise from the street, but a beautiful hotel like you don't see anymore in Costa Rica. Not too far from the downtown (5 minutes on foot) and somewhat safe area with a few reatsurants and bars. Internet and helpful...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks for ou comments We are glad to know that your stay was comfortable. Att: concierge

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 29 December 2008

The staff is just wonderful: Friendly and cheerful and able to help in any way. The hotel itself is small and has great personality. It's just a few easy blocks from the central square...in many ways it is much more convenient than the major chain hotels which are really not walking distance to the central downtown area. The restaraunt, while...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest thanks for you comments We are glad that your stay was comfortable, and thank you for stand out the positive aspects of the hotel britannia,every day we work to provide better service. Att: Concierge

ontario, ca
Reviewed 10 December 2008

The Britania in San Jose was quite interesting. It served it's purpose to sleep and eat breakfast. The staff was friendly, but the amenities were not anything to write home about. Our excursions out of the hotel is what made the trip in San Jose doable. If you have families please pick another hotel. I didn't feel it was in...

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HotelBritannia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Britannia, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for you comments, all the restaurant staff is new, and now any liquor that is exposed in the Cellar can be sold without any problem, we apologize for the inconveniences during your stay. Atte: Concierge

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
No more endless searching for a hotel in downtown San Jose. Get form Britannia Hotel's services the best of lodging and tours to Costa Rica. Britannia's convenient spot is well known for getting out the best of your romantic, adventure, natural or relaxation trip to Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Britannia

Address: 3rd Street Between 9th and 11th Avenues, San Jose 3742-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Britannia 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Britannia Hotel San Jose
Hotel Britannia Costa Rica/San Jose
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