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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel absolutely awesome!!!!!! Clean and comfortable. Lot of beautiful places near to the hotel. The hotel restaurant is perfect too. The food so delicious! We will come back again if we come to Costa Rica.

Thank Annamaria G
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We've stayed here a few times in the past, (see my past review) I will update. Hotel Vesuvio is a small place, the rooms are not all that big, but adequate. They are though, very neat and clean. The primary reason we first stayed here, was because they are 'pet friendly ', and we were traveling with our cat. For...

Thank Vincent S
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Good service, friendliness with care providers, housekeeping, has WIFI, hot water, restaurant. The times been resting I felt very well, tells his alrredores of other restaurants and bars where people have no choice but to have fun

Thank Luis Guillermo M
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Luis Guillermo: Thank you very much for your great comment about our staff and for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor's readers. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority in Hotel Vesuvio, we are constantly evaluating our staff to provide the best possible service and try to improve it, so for this, we appreciated very much your comment. We...

Reviewed 24 July 2016

We found this hotel to be quaint and clean. The rooms were small but it was suitable for a short stay. I would not recommend this place for any duration. We could hear every other person in the hotel and the constantly opened windows allowed the birds outside to wake us up. It should be mentioned, lots of Costa Rican...

Thank Jessica H
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My wife and I needed to catch a morning flight. We were traveling with our cat and we were looking for a hotel that accepts pets. Although there is an additional $20 fee for a pet. We found this hotel quite accommodating.

1Thank Vincent S
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The hotel is in a good location and it is safe and easy to walk to the centre. There are a couple of nice restaurants within easy walking distance. However, the room we had was very basic. The lighting was dull. The bathroom was very small- the toilet bowl very very close to the basin so had to manoeuvre past...

Thank RosEngland
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. England: Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, and thanks for sharing your experience with us. We really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, because when our guests let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve , is great for us, because we can...

Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Vesuvio has a very helpful and nice staff. Still only one of them was able to tell the right station to Quepos. Guy in the restaurant was really nice too, unfortunatly food wasnt good. I ate fish and got diarhea and we waited food for ages.

Thank Mikko S
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mikko: Thank you very much for your great comment about our staff and for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor's readers. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority in Hotel Vesuvio, we are constantly evaluating our staff to provide the best possible service and try to improve it, so for this, we appreciated very much your comment. We regret...

London, Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Nice restaurant, quiet, clean. Good array of food choices. Medium range prices.Recommend it and would go back. Fish was good, not overcooked. Chicken in blackberry sauce was most delicious. Good sized portions, did not have room for dessert.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I'm still here for another night and glad I chose this hotel at the beginning of our four weeks here from the UK. Wifi, food and comfy bed is great. Gated property is a bonus for security. The staff are very pleasant and even crack a joke or two. I wish folk would stop complaining and go to an expensive...

2Thank Paul B
Central Florida, USA
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We booked at this hotel through getaroom.com about 6 weeks in advance of our travel with another couple. We had our transportation service transfering us from Tamarindo to San Jose which is about 4-5 hour drive. When we arrived at the hotel with our luggage for our next day flight back to US, the hotel reception told me that they...

2Thank dharmaj
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dharma We regret not having had a room available for the dates you had your reservation. However our hotel reservation honored by this in a hotel of a higher grade than ours located less than a block from our hotel and all the services included in accordance with the agreement (breakfast included). Additionally, the Hotel Vesuvio expenses paid fare...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Vesuvio Hotel is located in the historical downtown, walking distance from the most important attractions of San Jose city, such as The National Theater, The Cultural Plaza, The National Library, Museums, Shops, Restaurants, Banks, Nightlife and beautiful exotic parks. The hotel is located in Barrio Otoya, one of the oldest districts in the area and is away from the noise and traffic of downtown, yet close enough to be able to walk the central business district within a few minutes. The management makes it a priority to give their guests the fullest attention to every detail. Personalized service is the key to this owner management hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vesuvio Hotel

Address: Avenida 11, Calle 13-15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $72 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vesuvio Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Vesuvio Hotel San Jose
Vesuvio Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose
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“Lots of stairs to climb in this filthy hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles dharmaj, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The hotel staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Be sure to try the restaurant too.”
 of 5 bubbles Donche2010, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The value for your dollar is a big plus.”
 of 5 bubbles Tolomuco, 9 May 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Costa-Rica-by-MCRT, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Close to the Sportsman Lodge, great for single guys who are visiting San Jose.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardM335, 23 Jan 2013 | Read review
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