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Balmoral Hotel

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#10 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is located in the historic district of San Jose downtown, only two blocks away from the National Theater, Cultura Plaza, the Gold museum. It offers you nice rooms, a great restaurant and a bar, conference rooms, cafeteria, a little shopping galleria inside the building. All you need in one place in the heart of downtown.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your review and giving a great summary of our characteristics. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you soon. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not brand new but a very good hotel. My room was very clean, comfortable, and had all amenities one would find in the U.S. Good plumbing. We ate at the hotel restaurant and very much enjoyed our meal. Best cup of coffee ever! Also, nice location near museum and opera house.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

We are surely not brand new. We are more than 60 years old but we keep remodeling and we keep our standards. The years have made us wiser and more informed of how to please our guests. We are happy you also took advantage of the proximity of the restaurant and happy to learn your experience was also positive. Yes...

Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were three times and each time the roon was completely different. From old needing refurbishment to pretty new but not adapted (two single beds) for three persons. Same for the size. The personal is nice but you have the impression of paying too much for what you have

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Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the hotel and its secured location. It is walking distance from most attractions of interest to me. I was impressed with the service, room cleanliness, professionalism of the attendants. I felt welcome. The breakfast is great. I will recommend this hotel to friends.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Many many thanks for your kind review. The best compliment we can receive is a recommendation from our guests to others. Very pleased to learn you felt welcomed and that you also took the opportunity to try our included breakfast buffet. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. Best regards, Alessandra

Cypress, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time I have stay at this hotel.. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast in included and while good, it is the same everyday. I stayed here the fist 3 days and last 2 days of my trip. Uber ride to the airport was less than $15.00.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

It is an honor to host you again. Thank you for your loyalty and the kind review. We hope you enjoy your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Alessandra

Libertyville, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a modern, clean downtown hotel that is convenient to the Gold Museum and the Opera house. The rooms are well furnished and clean. They have a nice restaurant on-site and a few boutique stores. The exterior is painted orange, but don't be put off by that.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had the opportunity to eat well at our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon. Best regards, Alessandra

Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable and very convenient to museums and local interests. The room was very comfortable. Learned that your key card had to be inserted next to the door to get electricity to work. The outside is not representative of how nice the hotel is on the inside.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy to learn you were completely satisfied with your experience at our hotel. We look forward to hosting you soon. Best regards, Alessandra

glenview, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an oasis to spend some days in the middle of the city and check out the local sites. The only problem we had was that most of the area was closed because of the Easter holiday. Something you may want to check if you are traveling to Costa Rica.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. We are happy to learn you enjoyed the peaceful and comfortable ambiance of our hotel. We hope you come back again and check the sites that were closed for Easter holiday. Best regards, Alessandra

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night since we weren't planning to spend much time in San Jose. The hotel is in a fairly good location, within walking distance to museums, bars/restaurants, and the National Theater. There is also a small mall on the ground floor, where the hotel restaurant is located. The room was large and clean but pretty barebones. We...

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Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. We appreciate your feedback. Best regards, Alessandra

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here while vacationing in Costa Rica. The staff were helpful, the service was very good, and the room was clean. The location is central for Costa Rica, and allows for an abundance of tours. They have a restaurant, pharmacy, and several other stores. We were on the 2nd floor. While it isn't a place I would stay again,...

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Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending our hotel. Glad to hear your stay was pleasant and that you were able to take care of our prime location. Best regards, Alessandra

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $114 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
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#9 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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“Rooms on the street side are noisy during the day. The front of the hotel faces a pedestrian street”
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“If you are a fan of Kleenex you may want to bring some on your trip as it is not the norm in Costa Rica.”
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“Choose a high floor, $20 one way airport transfer.”
PyxienTX, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Nice room but no view. My room was faced very close to another room window. ”
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“Room was amazing”
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