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    Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola

    5th Avenue and 5th Street | PO Box 7802-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica
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    11/06/2017 12/06/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
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          USD 186*
          USD 91*
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          Reviewed 3 days ago

          The thing that was most outstanding was the caring service that the personnel gave to the guests staying there. I had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica and this landmark Hotel in the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica. I hope to return again. I...More

          Thank nilda821
          Management response:

          It is satisfying for us to know that your experience in our Hotel and Restaurant was pleasant and that all your expectations were fulfilled . We thank you for letting us know about you opinion , We will share your comments and your observations with...More

          Hotel's Favourite
          Reviewed 27 February 2017

          Spent two nights on 7th floor at this modern and clean hotel. Rooms had AC, elevator cards for security, friendly staff, comfy beds and very good food. We are two buffet breakfasts and had two dinners that were excellent. Nice variety in the buffet and...More

          Thank buster7919
          Management response:

          We appreciate all your beautiful comments about our Hotel and our Staff , this is something that we value and it support our team in the daily efforts to achieve all our guest expectations. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful stay...More

          Reviewed 6 days ago

          This is my second time staying at the Holiday Inn Aurola and I love it here because it is right in the middle of San Jose. The National Theater, Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Jade Museum, National Museum, and Mercado Central are all within 5 to 10...More

          Thank Aaron C
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          Thank you for your comments those are very important for us know they make to improve every day We appreciate you let us know the wonderful time you had in our Hotel , this is why we work for to make your stay as pleasant...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Stayed her in December for 2 nights. Family oriented. Clean, in the heart of down town. Indoor swimming pool. Great buffet in the mornings. The staff is friendly, great water quality. Security. Family hotel, in the heart of down town .More

          1  Thank rjw1202
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          Thank you very much for your review it is very important for us know about you perception and opinions about the quality of our Service. Know that you and your family had a wonderful time in our hotel , makes our staff to bring their...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          It is a very old Hotel, the room had a very bad smell, there was no hot wáter in the morning, the AC is very old, some guest was smoking inside and my room smelt to it. The whole Hotel is very old. Don’t recommend...More

          Thank Alejandro R
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          As you have brought this matter to our attention , we would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to make improvements for all our guests. We apologize for any dissatisfaction during you stay and hope that you will consider returning to our...More

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          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Room Service
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Free Parking
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Conference Facilities
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Casino and Gambling
          • Price range
          • USD 79 - USD 142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #12 Family Hotel in San Jose
          • #13 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
          • #17 Business Hotel in San Jose
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 200
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          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of San Jose >
          • San Jose Metro >
          • San Jose
          • Also Known As
          • Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola Hotel San Jose ,
          • San Jose Holiday Inn
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          Nearby Attractions
          Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
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          .36 km away
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Is there a public golf course nearby or within a 25 minute drive?
          25 May 2017|
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          Response from WillfullJourneys | Reviewed this property |
          Yes out by the airport. About a 30 minute drive.
          Do the rooms have Air Conditioning?
          8 January 2017|
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          Response from Ronin381 | Reviewed this property |
          yes... but noisy. adjustment is not that great.
          So which hotel did you move to in San Jose? Sounds like the Holiday Inn was a disappointment.
          2 December 2016|
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          Response from Michelle137 | Reviewed this property |
          Holiday Inn was OK, but preferred Hotel Presidente which we used on our arrival.
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          "All rooms have a nice view of downtown."
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