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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I will like to give 4 star but at the same time i will like to give 2....so at the end 3 stars isn't bad. pro: very friendly staff good location good Price good restaurant food large size room cons: - you can hear people walking and talking while you are sleeping (almost sleeping) - I founded some hair on... More 

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1 Thank mamba68
vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

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 and when our guests let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve ,it is great for us, because we can take care of... More 

Grande Prairie, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We stayed at this hotel about one year ago the first time. It definitely is a long way from the airport but it's location proved to be a winner. We had always avoided downtown in the past but decided to change it up a little. That turned out to be a great decision. If you're a walker, and like parks,... More 

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1 Thank Duane A
vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Duane: Thanks for your review and for sharing your good experience with TripAdvisor's readers. We all remembered your stay very well in the hotel just some days ago. I am glad to know that the hotel staff gave you and incredible service and that you were very satisfied with our breakfast and dinner. We agree with you about... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

First let me say that this was where I stayed for an overnight in San Jose to catch an international flight out at the end of an amazing stay in Costa Rica. Everywhere I went the country, accommodations, and people were outstanding. So I was a bit disappointed here. It is ridiculously far away from the international airport and the... More 

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Thank 0Val0
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 0Val0: Thank you very much for your feedback on our hotel and thanks for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, Costa Rica. We appreciate customers who let us know when things are not completely right so that we can improve. I am very glad to hear that the restaurant was FABULOUS! and with very reasonable... More 

Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The first time was for two nights on March 26th and 27th, and again for another three nights from April 1-3 when we returned from Nicaragua. The 3 staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. I am an early riser, and Mauricio the night manager would always make a pot of fresh coffee for me every morning.... More 

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Thank burmaboy
vesuviocr, Manager at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear burmaboy: Thank you very much to you and your wife for your for amazing feedback! And thanks for sharing this positive comment with all of the TripAdvisors readers. It is so important to us, to hear about your great experience at Hotel,Vesuvio. I am very glad to hear that all of our staff exceeded your expectations. We all remembered... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013 via mobile

Hotel sent shuttle to pick me up. Hotel is in great area safe clean with wifi and hotel water. Staff very friendly caring they went out of their way to make things awesome I really hope you stay at this hotel so you get to enjoy what me and my husband did. Great price location and room. I really recommend... More 

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Thank Jelly196
vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jelly196: We are more than glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay so much at Hotel Vesuvio and the service provided by our hotel staff was so much appreciated. We are constantly evaluating our staff to provide the best possible service. I am also glad to hear that the WIFI worked perfectly according to your expectations. Thank... More 

Tulum, Mexico
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

simple, secure, not expensive place to stay in the capital of costa rica. not more than a night its in a secure neighbourhood in san jose, the front desk is extremely nice and helped me in what i needed. the rooms are simple, bathrooms really small and the street in the end of the afternoon is extremely noisy. beds are... More 

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vesuviocr, Gerente at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio for your lodging accommodation in San Jose, and thanks for sharing your good experience with us. We really appreciate it when our guest let us know what they love about our hotel or what we can improve on. We agreed with you that Hotel Vesuvio offers a very good "value for money " ,... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Really enjoyed my stay. The young lady who works until 10 p.m. is a sweetie and was very friendly and helpful as was all the staff. Great location. Breakfast was very good. Helped with taxi to airport, and he arrived right on time. Manager a great guy. Would return...in fact can't wait to!

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

Dear Richard M; Thank you very much for your nice review and for sharing with TripAdvisors's readers your good experience during your stay in Hotel Vesuvio. We all remembered you perfectly, you stayed with us just a few days ago and I am very glad to know that the hotel staff could help you with all your needs. I am... More 

Globe, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2012 via mobile

We arrived late night completely exhausted. Although we believed to have paid before, the receptionist ask for payment and we stated that it has been paid. We got the key to our room right away and the next day the receptionist asked again for payment. After a good night sleep, we realized that this was the one hotel we have... More 

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

Dear Biner_Globearizona 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, and that finally everything was clear about the payment. It... More 

Grass Valley, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2012

I would highly recommend this hotel. The grounds are beautiful, and the staff was incredible. Carlos went above and beyond in accommodating me and figuring out what was in my best interest in figuring out transportation to and from the hotel. Unlike other places, where they will help with touring because they get a cut of the cost, Carlos helped... More 

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1 Thank Gemmer983
vesuviocr, Director General at Vesuvio Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gemmer983 Thanks for your review and thanks for sharing your good experience with TripAdvisor's readers. Carlos and Juan Carlos, our chef, remembered your stay very well in the hotel just some days ago. They really enjoyed having you with us. I am glad to know that the hotel staff can help you with all your requirements and that you... More 

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44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

We stayed here prior to a group tour and found the hotel to be simple, clean and have friendly staff. Any thing going on in the halls and next rooms could be easily heard at night.

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

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Tapave: Thank you for choosing Hotel Vesuvio during your stay in San Jose, Costa Rica. We really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention so that we can improve our guest’s happiness. We are really sorry to hear that the noise coming from the hall and other rooms disturbed you; but we want to let... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $67 - $90 (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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“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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