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Altdorf, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Not only for university visitors. At the University gate and close to the main ring road along San Jose and San Pedro with easy access by car. Nice room, friendly and competent staff. Flat-screen tv, fridge and clean bathroom with hot water do not come usually in Costa Rica at this price.

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Tarcoles, Costa Rica
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Very clean hotel, good service and breakfast. Best value for hotels close to UCR. Recommend choosing a superior room....well worth the difference in price.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 March 2012

We just enjoyed 3 days at Ave del Paraiso hosting a workshop for 42 people, The Event salon is gorgeous, full of beautiful art and with high wooden ceilings, it has the feel of a cathedral, but it´s quaint and warm. The owner Marek went out of his way to attend to our every need and request. Many of the...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Nice, well decorated hotel close to the San Jose University and Barrio Escalante. The hotel rooms are spacious and clean. A/C, bathroom, tv included. Hotel serves breakfast, if you want more to eat you can go to the Crakovia cafe which serves excellent cheesecake and other meals.

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setauket
Reviewed 19 December 2011

Whenever we stay there we enjoy the service and full breakfast. It is an oasis in the busy part of San Jose, great location for getting around the city and right at the gates of the University. They also run a cool little Cafe Krakovia, good coffee, pastries, sandwiches, a bit of a student hangout. All in All first rate

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Easton, Connecticut
Reviewed 28 November 2011

Rooms were small, bed was old and uncomfortable, and, service was less than minimal. A simple request for ice was denied. A simple request for a cup of coffee as I wait for the 6am taxi was denied, even when it had already been brewed - "It is only served at the 7am breakfast" was the excuse. Rooms were very...

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Liberia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 August 2011

My main issue with this place, as mentioned in a prior review, is that they tell you one price and then charge you a horrible exchange rate to inflate the price. I was quoted, as it says on their whiteboard behind the reception desk, $73 but due to their unjust way of manipulating the exchange rate I was charged around...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 18 April 2011

This hotel operates a scam, giving you a discount then changing the currency exchange to offset the discount. They say the price inclusive of tax then tax you. 35 year of travel and I have never seen this. Do not stay here.

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 28 June 2009

I stayed a week at Hotel Ave del Paraiso during a recent trip to San Jose for work. For $55 a night I got breakfast and was able to walk to a few of my meetings that were in the barrio of La California. Downtown is also an easy walk (about 30 minutes) or bus ride. Taxis are inexpensive in...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 28 March 2009

I loved this hotel! Very convenient to the San Pedro area and the university, the hotel features gardens, free breakfast in an enclosed patio, a jacuzzi, and outdoor workout area. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and helped us arrange for a car rental (they called several agencies to get the best rates, and had them come pick us...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located in the university district of San Pedro, within walking distance from shopping centers, restaurants, pubs and a large selection of nightlife attractions. Our hotel is literally surrounded by the University of Costa Rica campus, the biggest university in Central America. This location assures our guests peace and tranquility despite of being so close to one of the best amusement areas in capital San Jose. In our property you can enjoy of our beautiful tropical gardens, have a cup of delicious coffee at our artistic Cafe Kracovia or simply relax and read a book in one of our balconies with view to the gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ave del Paraiso

Address: 50 Meters North of the Fuente de la | Hispanidad, San Pedro 612-2050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Pedro
Price Range: $90 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ave del Paraiso 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Ask for air conditioning upon making your reservation if you must have it; this may be a green hotel without it.”
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 of 5 bubbles E1971IStonys, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“Rooms in the back are better.”
 of 5 bubbles mhasbrouck, 18 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ask for rooms away from the university side. Occasionally there are activities at the university campus that can be noisy (like a music festival or a party).”
 of 5 bubbles CarlosLdelaRosa, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The wifi is iffy. Strongly recommend the superior room which was $88 a night plus tax. Rooms farther back are probably quieter. Street noise usually bothers me, but it was not an issue in our room. I slept better than at home.”
 of 5 bubbles 458irenep, 6 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Ask for special promotions when you are staying for a whole week.”
 of 5 bubbles 137marcusa, 10 Jan 2014 | Read review
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