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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The rooms were very comfortable and spacious. The lobby area has great wifi, access to computers and printer, free tea and water, lots of places to sit and friendly staff. Sometimes the staff could have been more helpful but we think they tried their best. Breakfast was good and varied slightly between days.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Presidente while in Costa Rica, this place was right in the heart of town and super posh!!! Everything was adorably decorated and clean!!! Our room was huge and had a jacuzzi tub!! The breakfast buffet was loaded and there wasn't anything else you could have asked for!! All the staff we interacted... More 

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Thank heatherlayton
Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Next time, please do try our restaurant as we are featuring our new chef and menu, along with opening the Azotea Rooftop restaurant this month! More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff could not have been more helpful and friendly, making theatre booking and arranging taxi. Comfortable hotel, centrally located. Excellent breakfasts, with omelette cooked to order. Room (522) quiet. No plug!

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Naples, Florida
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43 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here is amazing and can answer any questions you have from tours to car rental assistance to where to eat and where not to eat. The hotel is on the pedestrian walk which has everything you might need. The hotel is kept up very well and although not a 5 star it's priced great. They also pick you... More 

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your ENTHUSIASTIC endorsement. Hope to see you back visiting San Jose soon! More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on our last night in Costa Rica, before our flight home. The hotel's lobby does not match the rooms themselves. The rooms were dank, stark and very bare. We were disappointed that our room did not mimic the cool, urban decor in the lobby. The room itself was loud as there is a busy street below and... More 

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Thank Holly L
Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations. Our upgrade plan started with the lobby as you mention, moving on to the rooftop bar / restaurant which is due to open next month. The facade will get a significant artistic upgrade as it will be the canvas for the Tu Ciudad / Tu Lienzo artistic contest winner was... More 

Wigan
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel. An oasis of cool in a hot and humid city. Lovely staff, awesome foyer and no dildos in the mini bar for hipsters hotel bingo but plenty of brick walls and pointless iPads in reception. All in all, a melting pot of emotions after my visit.

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Thank RichieGraham89
Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Interesting commentary RichieGraham. More to come, as the hotel's facade will soon sport the artistic works of the Tu Ciudad Tu Lienzo contest winner. More 

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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here my first night in Costa Rica. Very nice hotel tucked back along a busy street. Hotel was quiet, room was clean, breakfast was good and service was top notch. Highly recommended if you're in San Jose.

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birmingham
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our first night in Costa Rica. Very friendly hotel staff especially at check in. Reasonably priced and good value for money, with convenient parking for our minivan. A tranquil spot amidst a busy city. Breakfast included was also very good.

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Ghent, Belgium
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45 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location in the city center, Friendly and efficiënt staff; WiFi works well, breakfast is Ok for tico standards, the rooms are well furnished, good bed, very good valse for money. Only one not spanish tv channel

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London, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed here for two nights. The reception area is very trendy and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Great breakfast and against, really friendly service. The room was a bit of a let down, very plain and a bit stark, it felt empty. However, the bed was very comfortable. Excellent location right in the middle of the city.

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Thank NMPCC100
Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is encouraging that you find the service and breakfast excellent, along with the reception area. New rooftop bar is coming online in a month. Rooms will be addressed in 2017 starting with a few concept rooms. Please come back to experience the changes. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An iconic landmark in San Jose, Costa Rica, Hotel Presidente is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown San Jose. With its vibrant ambiance, modern decor and great service, our 4-star upscale hotel is the symbol of hospitality and the cultural soul Costa Rica's capital city. Celebrated for our eco-friendly tourism practices, Hotel Presidente is a window into Costa Rica's land, people and heritage. Experience an unforgettable vacation adventure, romantic getaway or business trip at Hotel Presidente... the place to relax, connect, inspire, dine, and explore Costa Rica! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Presidente

Address: Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $123 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Presidente San Jose
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#1 Casino Hotel in San Jose
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#8 Family Hotel in San Jose
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“We stayed in a nice room for a few days and when we came back a month later they gave us a suite for the same price”
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