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Central location, lots of walkable sights. We wanted to hear mass at the Cathedral, and it was just a few blocks from the hotel. A little noisy at night but not unbearable. No microwave in the premises (room or anywhere in the hotel) but there...More
Great location hotel in center of San Jose. Close to museums and shopping. The hotel is clean and has a popular restaurant where you can people watch on the walking street in front of hotel. I enjoyed my stay and will return.
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1 Thank Bob G
Response from Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral HotelResponded 4 August 2017
Thank you for your kind review. We are overjoyed to learn you will visit again. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you take good memories of San José.
In the heart of San Jose
Great open air dining area for people watching
Adequate sized breakfast buffet
A bit over priced for dinner, i.e., $15 for 1 soda and burger
No view from rooms
Stayed here day before departure as I have done many times before. Consistently good. Excellent value and clean. Similar to the leather store on level 1...which my wife loves by the way worth a visit there as well. We did not have our kids this...More
Hotel fronts on the main downtown pedestrian boulevard. Convenient side access for taxis. Room was adequate but hotel layout was awkward and confusing. Breakfast buffet in open-air patio restaurant was included and nice. Other meals had limited menus but food was good.
Do you mean excursion pricing? Have you contacted the hotel? Generally, the excursion prices are rather similar between various distributors in Costa Rica, you can check them on the internet. Sometimes there are... More
Do you mean excursion pricing? Have you contacted the hotel? Generally, the excursion prices are rather similar between various distributors in Costa Rica, you can check them on the internet. Sometimes there are much cheaper options but care should be taken whether the operator is reliable.