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Hotel Aranjuez

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Stayed at the Aranjuez for over a week in the apartments adjacent to the hotel. I have to say the staff was very considerate and patient. They had plenty of information on activities and recommendations on food and drink. I would definately stay here again.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

Dear Rodhop: Thank you for the kind words about our staff. We are also very happy that your lodging experience with us fulfilled your expectations and invite you to repeat the experience.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 17 May 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 weeks in March and April. We feel we got great value for our money and thoroughly enjoyed out experience. The staff was helpful in organizing tours and provided info to help us plan our time there. The hotel has a mixture of old and new but each part was charming. Our room...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

Dear guests: All our staff has a very good memory of the warm treatment you gave them. We all miss to see you around the garden or the terrace sharing with other customers or just reading or relaxing. We must thank you for staying with us and we hope you keep your promise of “happily” coming back.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I stayed in two different rooms, one at the beginning of our trip in Costa Rica and another for our last night. The entire hotel is cute and cozy. The breakfast is fantastic and definitely worth the money. The staff is also incredibly nice and helpful. But there were some issues when we stayed there. The walls are paper thin....

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

Dear customer: We much regret and apologize for the problems you have had during your stay at Hotel Aranjuez. We especially regret that you haven’t mentioned these problems to the Reception Desk in order to give you a satisfactory solution. Our staff has the obligation to give you another room if you’re not comfortable with the one you’re in. We're...

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 May 2013

I stayed 7 nights in the Aranjuez Hotel (the apartments, across the street from the hotel) based on other Trip Advisor reviews. The room was a large studio, with separate kitchen (fridge, microwave, hotplate stove, sink) and modern bath. Couch, small dining table, desk and chair, chest of drawers, 2 closets, electronic safe. Some of the furniture could use updating...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

Dear guest: We much appreciate your commentary. We especially value your words about our staff. We are very proud that they “make the difference” in your lodging experience at Hotel & Apartamentos Aranjuez. We must let you know that your observation of updating some of the furniture is already in the renovation plan of this year. For providing our customers...

Reviewed 13 May 2013

I would highly recommend staying here when in San Jose. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the breakfast was great. It is about a 20 minute walk from town but it is nice to stroll around San Jose in any event.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you very much for recommending us. It is always a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed the hospitality of our staff and the services offering by Hotel Aranjuez. We are hoping to welcome you again.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

Good location, quiet residential neighborhood, 20 min walk to center. Breakfasts are great! Service though from the front desk was very weak. I am the owner of 3 Central American hotels, all highly rated on Trip Adviser so I think I can judge with some degree of authority the quality of service offered. Service by front desk people was consistently...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

First of all, we must apologize for not feeling out your expectations about the welcoming treatment of the costarrican people. We much appreciate your punctual observations about this subject. Even if our country is known for the affectionate way of welcoming the foreign people and most tourist remark this characteristic of the “ticos”, we recognize that we always have to...

Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Hotel was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. It is centrally located. Service was excellent and very gracious. The breakfast brunch is remarkable. I have. Never had something as delicious and complete anywhere else. I recommend it heartily.

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

Dear Carmen: Thank you so much for your words about your lodging experience at Hotel Aranjuez. We´re especially proud of the remarkable experience you have had with our breakfast. We have being working very hard in the last month, introducing new recipes and innovating the presentation of our buffet breakfast. We are going to continue with the hard work! We...

Midland, Michigan
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We adore this hotel. There is no way to put the breakfast into words. Simply amazing. And the gorgeous outdoor living areas are perfect for spending a rainy evening reading and reveling in the jungle in the middle of the city. We moved from here to another hotel nearer the museum (we are checking out hotels for a group we...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

Dear guest: We must thank you for appreciating our autochthonous lodgment proposition. Our goal has always been introducing our guests into an authentic costarrican lodgment experience which includes the warmth treatment of the costarrican people. We had been working very hard during the last 20 years in keeping and maintaining the atmosphere of the wooden houses as an historic and...

Reviewed 29 April 2013

Currently staying at the Aranjuez, , what a find. Good location to walk to Centro. Buffet breakfast exceeded any expectations. Nothing fancy, but updated, eclectic. Parking available, and can be a bit hard to find until you understand the street numbers, odd and even, one way, etc. nice place to relax and unwind, lots of sitting coves, plants. A gem...

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for your commentary. We are especially proud of providing you a lodging experience at Hotel Aranjuez that deserves to be repeated. We are always looking that our services, all together, leave in our guests the sensation of passing through an autochthonous costarrican lodging experience. The wooden houses, the internal patios, the social areas, the neighborhood where...

Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a hotel for our short stay in San Jose and looked up tripadvisorbefore deciding - all comments were true! This is a lovely simple hotel with wonderful staff that met all our needs before heading back home. Great breakfast!!!

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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this review

Dear Natalie: We are glad that all your expectations concerning our hospitality were satisfied. We work very hard to improve our customer service and the commodities of the Hotel. The feedbacks provided by our customers through Trip Advisor have been extremely useful in this subject. In the near future, we hope you give us the opportunity to welcome you again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Aranjuez is located in San Jose and is surrounded by a tropical garden. Free breakfast buffet, free WiFi access and free private parking are available. Each room here features an authentic historic decor and will provide you with a cable TV, an outdoor seating area and a private bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. All rooms have a desk and a safety-deposit box. Our wonderfull Breakfast Buffet is also included. At Hotel Aranjuez you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities. The property offers free parking. The hotel is 1.1 km from Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, 1.2 km from National Theatre of Costa Rica and 1.4 km from Metropolitan Cathedral. Juan Santamaria International Airport is 16 km away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Aranjuez

Address: | 200 mts. norte, 200 oeste y 25 sur de la Iglesia Santa Teresita., San Jose 2070, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $70 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aranjuez 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Hotel Aranjuez Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#3 Green Hotel in San Jose
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#10 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“All good, depends on your budget.”
katebrenchley, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some of the shared bathroom rooms seemed larger, more airy.”
  • comfortable beds
AprilCBlu, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get the breakfast”
669natb, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We've stayed in about 5 different rooms, and have liked them all.”
lesliefe, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“pretty good wifi”
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