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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 November 2007

After 9 days touring Costa Rica and taking in so much nature and wildlife, I thought it was only fair we spend an evening in San Jose to see things there, and folks on Tripadvisor had suggested spending no more time than that. I think we had adequate time to see the things that we wanted to see. We had...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments, we are happy to know that your stay with us was confortable, we waiting for you in your next visit. Att: Concierge

Seattle
Reviewed 12 November 2007

We had a great experience with this charming, historical hotel. It was clean and the staff was friendly. Hotel had lots of old-school charm and personality. One word of advice, try calling the hotel first to see if you might get a better rate than online quotes through travel sites. Try the restaurant across the street - great great Moroccan...

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

Dear Guest Thanks for your comments it's nice to know that you stay with us was comfy, and we hope to see again Att: Concierge

Santa Barbara, CA
Reviewed 1 August 2007

We stayed there before and after our Windjammer Cruise, and I had found the place via the Frommers website. What a lovely surprise in one of the nicer districts (Amon) of San Jose! It took us ca. fifteen minutes to walk into downtown and fifteen minutes to walk to Otoya and the government park, so it's pretty central. Ride from...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments, and we hope see you again Att: Concierge

san francisco
Reviewed 24 July 2007

We just returned from a fabulous trip in Costa Rica. Before our trip, we contacted Hotel Britannia. Adrian Coto from the hotel arranged the most fabulous trip for us. We stayed two nights in different areas. We went to San Jose, La Fortuna, Monte Verde and Quepas. He arranged transportation, tours and hotels for us. All we had to do...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your positive comments about our hotel and our service, Att: The Concierge.

Cali
Reviewed 31 May 2007

The hotel is very charming and conveniently located. Except for the lack of air conditioning, the amenities are comfortable for someone used to USA standards. The best part about the hotel (even better than the good price!) is the WONDERFUL hotel staff. I was traveling alone and had just purchased my package a day prior to my arrival so needless...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments The hotel have air conditioning, you probably stayed in a standard room and they do not have air conditioning its nice to know that our service was useful. Att: Conierge

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 1 April 2007

This was our first and last stop on a self-guided motorcycle tour of Costa Rica. The staff were friendly and patient. The conciere was wonderful. The hotel is dated but clean. Our rooms had windows that opened to the interior atrium. The room started off a bit warm, but kicked in the fans and when we got back from wandering...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks For your Comments, We are very pleased to know that your time at the Britannia was good, and my work was wonderful as you said, Att: The Concierge.

seattle
Reviewed 28 February 2007

Stayed at Hotel Birtannia our first night in Costa Rica. The cab ride to the hotel was interesting, since we were guided through the skid row of San Jose. The hotel is not in a good neighborhood, and there are transvestite prostitutes on every corner of several blocks surrounding the hotel. However, the hotel is gated and there is an...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments, we have a free WIFI and the breakfast its free too Atte: Concierge

Cherry Hill, N.J.
Reviewed 15 January 2007

II spent my first night in Costa Rica here. The room they showed me was in the original building. The bad news: no window in the room. I probably should have asked for another room, but I was tired and I didn't. Actually, the hotel was pretty nice. The porch in front proved to be a pleasant place to sit...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments, The hotel room's have a windows ones face to the street and the other towards to the indoor garden Att: Concierge

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Virginia
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Reviewed 30 April 2006

Ask for a deluxe room in the back away from the street noise. We had a large room decorated in a lovely Victorian style. The sitting areas and lush plants in the atrium, plus the wrap around porch were lovely and relaxing. We recieved top notch customer service via email before we arrived so transportation, meals and requested tours were...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments, we are trying to improve our restaurante service. Att: Concierge

Round Rock
Reviewed 3 March 2006

This hotel has had good copy-writers, because it's nothing like described. It is old and musty, and an armed guard paced back and forth directly under our first floor windows. Since the hotel is in a run-down section of the city, this may have been a necessety, but did nothing to make us feel warm and welcomed. The restaurant in...

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

Dear Guest Thanks for your comments, Is unfortunate the point of view that you have about the hotel, as we have previously said the hotel is a Victorian style house and was built in 1910 Every day we try to do our best work for our guests, Att: Concierge

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $87 (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
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