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Avenida Central Entre Calle 7 Y 9, San Jose 10104 Costa Rica
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The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Elly wrote a review 22 Jan
Tauranga, New Zealand94 contributions8 helpful votes
Central location was brilliant. Room was large and comfortable. Comfortable bed and great pillows. The service in the hotel was brilliant, really friendly and accommodating. I really enjoyed my stay and would go back. The breakfast was good too, but restaurant service was a little slow and patchy.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Getting in and out of the hotel is a bit tricky… either through the restaurant or through a car...
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steven m wrote a review 12 Jan
Parking was great. My room key didn’t work three times. AC in my room was broken and had to switch rooms. No windows except into a shaft way. Room dark and depressing. Also there is no where to get hot water to make coffee or tea in (or even near) the rooms. I do t understand how there is no where in the entire hotel to make coffee anytime.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Iknowyou B wrote a review 4 Jan
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The hotel is at central location, surrounded by restaurants pharmacies supermarkets and shops of all kinds. All within 1-3 min walking. Safe place. Front desk staff are nice. But Restaurante staff don’t seem very motivated. Breakfast is simple with 5 choices. No buffet. Facility is good but bit old, nothing exceptional. Beds are comfortable and showers are hot with good flow. Some people may like the fact that the hotel is one of the main hotel locations for day tour pick ups.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michele B wrote a review Dec 2022
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From the moment we arrived, the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We had multiple changes because of family that was staying some nights but not others and the staff handled it all w professionalism and understanding. They wanted our stay to be ‘pura vida’!.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Central to San Jose in historic district.
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Preston S wrote a review Dec 2022
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We slept comfortable and our car was safe. Good breakfast and friendly staff. The rooms were clean and we enjoyed having MTV 00's playing. Helpful staff opened the gate when we arrived really late at night.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Linda P wrote a review Dec 2022
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First night in Costa Rica, had dinner at El Patio in hotel Balmoral. Our server, Alexander was great! He had good recommendations and helped us learn a few Spanish words while we were there. The food was good. The prices reasonable.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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mayra m wrote a review Nov 2022
We stayed at Balmoral for 8 days. We originally had a reservation of over 15 rooms for business. We had great service by the restaurant downstairs. Each Person was very friendly and helpful and helped us with basic questions regarding San Jose. We had a horrible time with the Event planner Mitchel she was rude, and treated us with the most horrible customer service we have ever experienced. We ended up moving our event to a separate location. Astrid was very helpful with all of our logistics and each one of the receptionists helped us accommodate our guests and helped with access to the hotel during different arrivals. I look forward to returning but hope that they have a better event planner on staff.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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vincepayne2022 wrote a review Nov 2022
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Good location for the centre of San Jose. Staff are really friendly and helpful. The family room was really good and spotless. Food was ok there but breakfast was limited to 4 choices, I only had a Cuban sandwich one afternoon which was really good, came with fries.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Alexandra Graziano, Marketing at Balmoral Hotel
Responded 30 Nov 2022
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon. Best regards,
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Hapytraveler48 wrote a review Nov 2022
Sacramento13 contributions3 helpful votes
being in downtown San Jose can be daunting however staying here at the Balmoral provided us a perfect, safe and comfortable location that is only one step away from the busy happenings of the daily works of this big city. The staff, from check-in to the valet parking of your vehicle to keep it safe was kind and welcoming.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alexandra Graziano, Marketing at Balmoral Hotel
Responded 30 Nov 2022
Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy to read you felt safe and comfortable in your stay with us. We hope you visit us again soon. Best regards,
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Helge S wrote a review Nov 2022
La reception nos admitió las 2 de la tarde nosotros venimos por el avión se adelantó , varias horas the breakfast was a deception , as I was used to budget at my earlier stays , I don’t eat much , muy I was expecting bufet , the menu , didn’t allow for rye bread , but at extra cost yes This can be done better
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Alexandra Graziano, Marketing at Balmoral Hotel
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thank you for your review. Yes, the rye bread is available at an extra cost as you were told. It is a generous breakfast I am sorry it didn't include what you eat. Best regards,
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PRICE RANGE
US$79 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
balmoral hotel san jose
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
116
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balmoral Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Balmoral Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Carpe Chepe (0.5 km), Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.2 km), and Jade Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balmoral Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Balmoral Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Balmoral Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balmoral Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rojo, Tenedor Argentino, and Restaurante Nuestra Tierra.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Balmoral Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Balmoral Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Balmoral Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of San Jose.
Are pets allowed at Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Balmoral Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.