San Jose is an okay town, but not particularly wonderful. So to find somewhere like this is a real find. Its located in one of the Barrios on the north-east of town, easily walkable from the bus stops where the airport buses decant. The area is odd but funky, and there are some great cafes and places to eat around. Walk into the Aranjuez and you immediately feel at home - friendly, welcoming staff; art decorating the many walkways that emanate from reception, it feels as if they have brought the jungle into the hotel. The rooms are large, and simply furnished, and that is fine for us. The highlight, as you will see elsewhere from other reviews, is the breakfast. Everything you could wish for, and more. We probably didn't even scratch the surface and yet we still had the best breakfast in our 2 weeks in Costa Rica. Local delicacies, plus more normal fare, all presented with a flourish. When we come back to Costa Rica, we will definitely aim for Hotel Aranjuez, its a great introduction for the delights that you will encounter in the rest of the country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Aranjuez is located in San Jose and is surrounded by a tropical garden. Free breakfast buffet, free WiFi access and free private parking are available. Each room here features an authentic historic decor and will provide you with a cable TV, an outdoor seating area and a private bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. All rooms have a desk and a safety-deposit box. Our wonderfull Breakfast Buffet is also included. At Hotel Aranjuez you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities. The property offers free parking. The hotel is 1.1 km from Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, 1.2 km from National Theatre of Costa Rica and 1.4 km from Metropolitan Cathedral. Juan Santamaria International Airport is 16 km away. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Hotel Aranjuez reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Aranjuez Costa Rica/San Jose