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“If you want a B&B worth a look in. Otherwise stay away.”
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La Rosa del Paseo
Ranked #50 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
Adelaide
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18 reviews
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“If you want a B&B worth a look in. Otherwise stay away.”
Reviewed 31 July 2008

This is a nice(ish) B&B but it has the following problems:

1. The owners seem to have different ideas about what needs to be done to accomplish things. They stuffed up our reservation, stuffed up tours and could not work out how to book various things or whether we needed to pay them in cash or card. At one point they paid themselves for a tour and then asked for extra money. It made Fawlty Towers look sophiticated at times.

2. The place is very much a B&B. You have to ring a bell to get into the property and sometimes it is not answered for several minutes.

Apart from this the property is nice. It is a bit overpriced to be honest but then so is Costa Rica overall.

The free breakfast is good.

  • Liked — It is a lovely building
  • Disliked — The front desk does not work. For the price paid they should have some staff.
  • Stayed July 2008
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Reviewed 21 August 2007

We booked this hotel via internet and our reservation was confirmed, but when we arrived, the hotel was full and we had to move to another hotel. The next day we came back and stayed for two more nights. The Master Suite has a Jaccuzi and when we wanted to use it, it did not work. Also the TV did not work properly due to a missing cable. The "Tropical Breakfast" was a joke: one banana, some slices of pineapple and some slices of papaya plus two slices of toast. My daughter who lives in San José joined us for the second night and we did not use an additional bed, we shared my bed - the hotel charged us additional USD 30.00, which I think, was not right. The rooms are nice, but the hotel is not worth its price.

  • Disliked — The fan
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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San Jose, CA
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2007

Rosa del Paseo is a warm and welcoming place to stay in the bustling financial district of Downtown San Jose. My boyfriend and I stayed there our first night in Costa Rica before heading off to Manuel Antonio Beach for the main part of our trip. The historical house and it's lush courtyard was very warm, beautiful, and inviting; being able to relax in such an environment after our long flight was just what we needed.

It's fair to say that this hotel (and it's **wonderful** manager Fernando!!) made a great first impression on our inaugural visit to the beautiful country of Costa Rica.

  • Liked — Historical Building, Friendly Staff, Convenient Downtown Location
  • Disliked — Expensive Airport Transfer
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank auntysteph
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Burlington, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2006

After a week in the rainforest, the Hotel Rosa del Paseo was a nice welcome back to civilization. The building is beautiful and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The garden patio is lovely and great breakfast setting. Breakfast included fruit, toast, juice, and coffee -- no hot meals as at some B&Bs. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that it can be a little noisy, but this is because the building is historic and was not built to be soundproof (so when guests come in late at night, it would wake me up.) Overall it was a really good place to stay -- especially for the price.

Stayed July 2006
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2006

I recently visted La Rosa del Paseo and had a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly, the food was great, and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. It's also situated in a nice neighborhood. I would definitely go back!

  • Stayed June 2006
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5 Thank SHAKTI79
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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2005

My daughter and I recently spent two nights at this hotel on our way to and from the Samasati Nature Retreat in January 2005. The hotel is lovely, the staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful, and the price is very reasonable. Rooms are simple and somewhat plain, but very comfortable. The outdoor dining area is a delightful place for breakfast or a relaxing cup of tea. For dinner, there is a wonderful Peruvian restaurant within walking distance (be careful of the drain ditch when stepping off curbs!). Ask a member of the staff to make a reservation as it is very popular. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2005
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13 Thank Diane S
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Property: La Rosa del Paseo
Address: Paseo Colon entre calles 28 y 30, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Rosa del Paseo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel in a most historical important home of the old coffee families of Costa Rica. This hotel will enchant you with its historical well maintained style and today's comfort. In the city center near to airport and buses and just a 10 minute walk to the central market. ... more   less 
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