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Balmoral Hotel

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

San Jose is not a beautifull city, but if you need a night to say, hotel balmoral is a great choice. In the center, nice staff and the breakfast is wonderfull. The room higher up might be a little bit less noisy.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Hotel was decent and clean. Breakfast was excellent. Location is pretty good...there are restaurants within walking distance although area isn't that nice but it's what we expected. Good price. No problems at all.

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed three days in San Jose, and choosed the Balmoral after seeing a few other rooms in hotels close to this one. The Balmoral have decent and modern rooms (some hotels in San Jose are very old). Also offers good breakfasts. The best I think is the attention. Kindly staff. In addition, the Hotel has car parking.

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The Balmoral is one of the nice hotels in the area. It is near the Blue Marlin bar and clubs and casinos are nearby. As in all countries when you are travelling you need to stay alert, especially at night. I have been to San Jose a couple of time and it has always been a good experience, it only...

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Giovanni G, General Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Braun, Thank you very much for staying at the Balmoral and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again. Have a good weekend!

Maryville, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 August 2015

I was amazed at the reasonable price for such a glitzy place. The staff from the parking garage to the reception desk are very professional, courteous, and helpful. This place looks like a world class hotel from the lobby to the room. Ultra modern decor. Spotlessly clean. The only criticism was the noise, our room overlooked a busy nightlife street,...

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Giovanni G, General Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Balmoral. Providing good value and service for your money is our goal. We are very happy to hear you were satisfied. Regarding your comment about the noise, we are in the process of installing doublé glazed sound proof windows in all the rooms facing the street to solve this...

Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

I recently visited this hotel with my Spanish class. The staff treated us as family, they were very welcoming and kind to us. This hotel was very clean, breakfast was delicious and I felt at home. I would recommend anyone to visit this hotel. Not very costly but very nice. I enjoyed my stay here!

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Lawton, Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We stayed 5 days in San Jose and used Balmoral as our "home base". During the day we would venture out to different locations and come back in the evenings for dinner and to sleep. Balmoral staff were very helpful and friendly. Balmoral is centrally located and many of the museums/attractions in downtown San Jose are within walking distance. The...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 August 2015

After 2 weeks touring the country we spent the last night in San Jose for a early morning flight back to the USA - we stayed here one night. The hotel is right in the heart of the city, it has a great restaurant downstairs and opens into a plaza straight to the stores. We spent the afternoon shopping around...

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Westerlo, Belgium
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Very nice hotel in the center of San Jose , close to all points of interest. we stayed there twice : when we arrived in Costa Rica (we arrived late and left early for Tortuguero) we got a rather small room which had everything we needed for a short stay (only sleeping there) and the day before we left Costa...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Fantastic and friendly staff, perfect location if you want to be downtown, decent clean rooms, and excellent wifi. We stayed at Balmoral for two nights, to visit San Jose, before renting a car and driving to Arenal. We got the family room, which worked perfectly for us and our two teens. It is has two bedrooms (one with two double...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties. ... more   less 

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Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $113 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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