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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 12 July 2015

A great hotel,very delicious food,very friendly staff,they even celebrated my friend birthday,and it was a wonderful surprise.The hotel is old but have a very beautiful view.I really like it and like Sorrento!

2Thank Dimamourtada
Madison, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at the Hotel Vesuvio Restaurant- we stayed at a different hotel who recommended eating dinner here. We arrived just as they opened on a Monday night at 6pm and enjoyed a wonderful meal- we had the place to ourselves. Juan Carlos gave us wonderful service as well as made us 2 delicious meals- the special...

Thank CR2MEE
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

This place has secure parking. The place is gated in. They give u a full breakfast and the staff are pleasant and help full. This isn't somewhere I would stay for an extended period but a night or two u can't beat it.

1Thank sal t
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 11 January 2015

I and my partner chose this hotel after my first hotel was full. It was reasonable price. One of best thing is staffs who always helped us for all information around. Our room was spacious and clean. I will be back.

Thank Vietnam-Best-Tour
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vietnam First of all we want to thank you on behalf of all the staff Hotel Vesuvio for taking the time to share your positive review on tripadvisor, our goal is always to make the comfort of our guests, and always try to provide the best service at the best price . We are glad to know that the...

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2014

I stayed at Vesuvio for a few nights in 2008. At that time, it was clean, hot water was temperamental, but occasionally there. We had a room with three beds for one of the nights, and it was very spacious. We ate at the restaurant once, good food, reasonable prices. All in all, for the price, location and space, it...

1Thank Winnipeg1234
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Winnip 1: First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, we always try that our guests feel comfortable and receive a good attention from our staff. We agree with you the Hotel has a...

Munster, Indiana, Usa
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I just spend a few nights at the Vesuvio and was quite pleased I have been to Costa Rica over 30 times and usually stay at a nearby hotel but it was closed for remodeling. A fellow that owns a small shuttle business recommended it to me. It is not for everyone. If you want something modern or upscale, then...

Thank Donche2010
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donche2010: First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose. Thank you so much for taking the time and write your positive review about Hotel Vesuvio and thanks for sharing your experience in our hotel with TripAdvisor. I am glad to hear that the hotel staff was so helpful...

Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 September 2014

I stayed at the Hotel Vesuvio for one night. While it was hard to find , once I got there I was pleasantly surprised. It is clean, the service is great and there is a pretty good restaurant on premises. It was not the quietest place I ever stayed but I think that is part of its charm. 10 minute...

1Thank Laurie S
San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This is a nice, economical place to stay overnight before heading to the airport or vice versus..Nice to spend a morning visiting downtown San Jose. The city has changed a lot in the last 10 years and quite charming. Nice renovated, historical buildings, especially, the post office. It has nice little restaurant with good food and very nice staff. The...

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

Dear Tolomuco: First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation. Thanks for your review and for sharing your good experience at Hotel Vesuvio with TripAdvisors readers. I am glad to hear that the hotel staff was helpful during your stay with us. We agree with you about Hotel Vesuvio being the perfect...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Used this hotel as s stop over on arrival in Costa Rica and then again at the end of our trip. Very basic thin walls etc. but reasonable nights sleep hot running water and a reasonable breakfast and very near all the sights and sounds on San Jose. Would definitely stay again

Thank stinky1982
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comment about Hotel Vesuvio and thank you for choosing our hotel for your lodge accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. The guest satisfaction is our highest priority so we are very glad to hear about your good experience staying with us. We agreed with you about Hotel Vesuvio being the perfect location, 5...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2014

I stayed for three days. You have to first remember this is a low cost hotel. Rooms are clean and basic, bathrooms are a little small, front counter staff are very good, wifi is included all be it slow. The area is safe quiet area and a short walk to city centre. The hotel is fair value

2Thank 19Bruce59
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 19Bruce59: First of all I want to thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. I am very glad to hear that the hotel staff was very helpful during your stay with us and I am very happy to hear that you really enjoyed our restaurant. We agree with you about Hotel...

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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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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: $74 - $101 (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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