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Taormina Hotel and Casino

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at this fine hotel in San Jose. It is very close to my favorite places. They remembered me from my prior visits, which always makes you feel special. I had a nice room with a very comfortable king sized bed. Everything was great, just wish I was there a little longer.

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hotel T, Public Relations Manager at Taormina Hotel and Casino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and we are happy to know your stay here went well and that you liked the hospitality you received from our staff. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free buffet every morning. eggs, bacon, hash browns, pancakes. you name it. casino is clean, staff are friendly. Perfect location, centrally located to parks, shopping, cafes, shops. Taxi's always just outside the front doors, no waiting.

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hotel T, Public Relations Manager at Taormina Hotel and Casino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and we are very pleased to hear that you had a great experience here. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Cumming, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at Taormina March 20-26th, my third stay there in the past year. All of my arrangements were handled by Viviana of the Taormina front desk, who is phenomenal. She is organized, dependable, and eager to make each guest feel special. Her smile and positive attitude are contagious. This was my first stay in the...

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hotel T, Public Relations Manager at Taormina Hotel and Casino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time here and the service you received from our staff. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Nosara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taormina has it all. I travel to and stay in San Jose as much as four times a month and this place is the spot. Great rooms, excellent and attractive staff, incredible food, great sports bar, casino, and Hold'em tables. It is located within a $2 taxi ride to restaurants, shopping, museums, and nightlife. I've seen ownership here change 3...

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hotel T, Public Relations Manager at Taormina Hotel and Casino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and we are pleased to hear you always enjoy your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't praise the staff at Taormina enough as they helped me find my cellphone that I forgot in the taxi upon my arrival. Jonathan at the front desk was amazing and was able to help me find the driver, (Jose, also amazing) who had already unwittingly driven my phone back to the airport. He was also able to arrange...

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hotel T, Public Relations Manager at Taormina Hotel and Casino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and we are happy to hear you had a great experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night, travel weary after hours on a plane, we arrived at our hotel only to find out that my husband had accidentally left his phone behind in the taxi. The front desk clerk, Jonathan, showed empathy and compassion and went out of his way to call several cab companies to track down our previous taxi driver. At nearly midnight...

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hotel T, Public Relations Manager at Taormina Hotel and Casino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the hospitality you received from our staff. We take great pride in knowing that our staff provided such great service in order to help you have a wonderful stay...

Splendora, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from a trip to Costa Rica. The last place I stayed was the Taormina. It was by far the best. It is a very well run hotel. The staff without exception was super helpful and friendly. It is in a good location where you can walk to many nice areas, and cabs are cheap. It is not...

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hotel T, Public Relations Manager at Taormina Hotel and Casino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for staying at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our facilities. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We have stayed here multiple times . There is a good restaurant on premise that is very good . The rooms are nice and the staff is very good. It is a secure property so we feel safe. Avenida Central is a short walk away so it works great for us . We will always come back

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hotel T, Public Relations Manager at Taormina Hotel and Casino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit San Jose, Costa Rica.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Very Professional staff from housekeeping to dining to casino, security officers. no worries. Other hotel guest just as happy. quiet, perfect, secure, upscale location. city park, dining, mass transit and taxi's cheap and readily available. my third stay, cant wait to go back.

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hotel T, Public Relations Manager at Taormina Hotel and Casino, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and the hospitality you received from our staff. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Everything was perfect! The rooms are big and clean, front desk staff is so helpful specially Viviana, always making our experience there better and better, bar has a nice environment, good drinks and food. It's located in a great spot where you can walk to downtown or find other places easily! We are so coming back to CR again and...

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Thank you for choosing to stay at the Taormina Hotel and Casino and we are happy to know that you had a great stay with us. We look forward to your next visit with us.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Taormina Hotel and Casino is strategically located in the historic neighborhood of Barrio Amon in San Jose, Costa Rica near the Financial Center of the Capital. It is close to cultural attractions, entertainment, and only 25 minutes away from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. The property features 90 magnificent rooms, distributed in a four story building. We're a very inviting hotel with a distinguished Costa Rican style and a friendly bi-lingual staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Taormina Hotel and Casino

Address: Avenida 11 Calle 3 Bis | Barrio Amon, San Jose 10103, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Mona Lisa)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $107 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Taormina Hotel and Casino 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
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“I love the rooms on the 4th floor, but understand they have remodeled other rooms.”
Eeeeric, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are fairly quiet. no problem sleeping. Room service is excellent.”
swampthing542, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Tell them what you want. They try to be as accommodating as possible”
aricray, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“top floor (4) is the best.”
, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms are quieter away from steet”
L4718WOwilliamm, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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