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Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stayed at this hotel when my first choice was unexpectedly unavailable. Location is within walking distance of principal museums and shopping. Breakfast was great. Best of all, the hostess was very helpful in navigating this area of San Jose. Price was $40/night including aircon, private bath, decent room. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: August 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank onestepmore
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

The Best part is the staff. They are very helpful and friendly. The location is perfect! Word of caution - Friday and Saturday night it is very loud since the hotel shares a street with 5 or 6 night clubs with loud music, and loud people on the streets. If that doesn't bother you, as it does not bother me, then don't worry about it. It is a 10 min walk (downhill) to the downtown shopping area, and several points of interest as the historical park and the museum were you can see the bullet holes in the towers left to remind the citizens why they don't have an army any more. The worst part is the rooms. Whole clean, they are in need of some serious updating. Our suite had a partial kitchen with a counter top that was broken right down the middle, and 3 tiles were missing in the shower. Had good hot water and water pressure. That said, I would go there again since the price reflects the room condition. Anyway; it beats sitting in one of those tourist hotels like the Holiday Inn, etc. Breakfast served was rice, beans, eggs, coffee, toast, orange juice, one morning; fruit, toast, coffee, orange juice, the other morning. Restaurants in general, are expensive in Costa Rice. We chose to eat out 1 or 2 times a day and bought stuff for sandwiches and had dinner in the room most nights. There is an excellent wood fired pizza grill right across the street that serves beer. You may find the server running across the street to the bar next to you hotel to get your beer, but it's all in a days work. Thanks for reading, and have a great time in Costa Rica

Date of stay: October 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank isakall
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This Inn/b&b is located 5 min from downtown San Jose where the main shopping boulevard starts. You are also close to restaurants, attractions, nightlife and other things that Costa Rica has to offer.
Employees at Ara Macao Inn are friendly, very helpful and always willing to go the extra mile.
The rooms are very comfortable and equipped with private bath, fridge, cable tv and microwave.
This is a great place for the budget traveler, or small groups and a the right settings to start new friendships.

Room tip: Room #9 is more quiet and is very comfortable.
Date of stay: April 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Eloim-Ellis
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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile
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Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2016
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Room tip: Prenez une chambre avec balcon si possible
Date of stay: February 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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