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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Myself and some friends landed in San Jose on our way to Nuevo Arenal and decided to spend two nights in the capital. Mainly, we wanted to go east to the Orosi Valley to look up Casa del Sonador. Macendinio Quesada's son's Miguel and Hermes continue the family tradition of carvings made from native coffee plants. Well worth the side... More 

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We spent two delightful nights at La Giaconda. The owners made us feel like friends and family. The service was excellent--beyond our expectations. The location is perfect and the room was comfortable. We will be back. Chao!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2013

We left wishing we had another week to spend in this most magical place. It truly is a place to come back to again and again. You can tell it is loved by the employees, as much as the owners Antonella and Vicente. The rooms are quaint, but the service is over the top. We felt like we are being... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Stayed here two nights with my wife. Stayed in the first floor Vacanze Romane room which is adorned with pictures and posters from the Gregory Peck film. The room itself is nice although not very quiet in the morning. There is a lot of street noise outside your windows such as those waiting in line at the Embassy for Nicaragua.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

This hotel is a charm. I felt right away at home, Daniel and Gabriela helped me with all my tours, reservations and taxis. The Gioconda is perfect located near down town and is safe to walk during the day. It is also surronded with Restaurants but who will like to dine outsite when Vincezo and Antonella will take care of... More 

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1 Thank LoveChichi
San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Great food at Da Vinci's restaurant, great place, trust me! The area is excellent is walking distance from everywhere, costa rica is such a great pla ce for vacationing, I have neen down there several times and we love it , La Gioconda is on an old remodeled house that it has it's charm, but the best part is the... More 

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Winnemucca, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2012

La Gioconda hotel was full of charm. The owners and the staff were very accomodating. There was an on site cafe that had a great cosmopolitan vibe. We... booked a tour through the hotel to Volcan Irizu and enjoyed the adventure. It was great to be able to get a massage on the premise (Thanks again!). We stayed there four... More 

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1 Thank TomKay2012
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We have been in la Gioconda for 2 nights on april/may 2012. We were 4, two couples. what to say...nice hotel, nice breakfast and really really and really nice and frendly owners and staff...and pets. We felt home at thousands of km away from our real home. It has been a real pleasure to talk with Antonella (great breakfast from... More 

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Altdorf, Switzerland
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Good value for money, friendly italian owners, good breakfast. Walking distance to the very center of SJ, small supermarket nearby.

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Breakfast was good. Was able to arrange pick up directly at airport. Nice art at the place. A plus was the pets, the dog Sheila and the cat, especially if you miss your own pets at home. Particular mention to one staff (lady from Brooklyn), she was very nice and helpful. Room was a bit on the dark side. Bathroom... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique Hotel, with large and confortable rooms. Wi-fi, TV, phone, private bathroom, orthopedic mattresses.Cafeteria and restaurant Da Vinci with italian cuisine.We are near the new Hospital La California, ideal place for health tourism. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Gioconda House Hotel

Address: Avenida Central-Calle 25 | Barrio La California, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: RM290 - RM380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Gioconda House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The front rooms are the best ones.”
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  • Very comfy bed
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 of 5 bubbles LoveChichi, 24 Oct 2012 | Read review
“There are only 5 rooms - all are lovely - Cielo Azul is upstairs so it's a little more private.”
 of 5 bubbles phebess, 11 Aug 2011 | Read review
“Both rooms we stayed in were good. Each room has unique decor.”
 of 5 bubbles WellTravelled222, 29 Jul 2011 | Read review
“Romeo&Juliet room or Roman vacation room”
 of 5 bubbles Vacationers0411, 1 Apr 2011 | Read review
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