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Hotel El Maragato

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located in the center of San Jose. Rooms with balconies, very wide and cosy. Mattress was good. It was cheap. however, staff was not very friendly, it is something that they should improve. We asked for a map and the only answer was: we dont have, bye.

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New Ross, Ireland
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Rooms were clean, beds were made and fresh towels every day. Two decent sized double beds in room and plenty of hot water. Reception staff was friendly and helpful and spoke good English . Location was perfect for the day time, slightly dodgy at night but taxis were easily obtained . Great for the price in comparison to what you...

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Thank Kim H
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The best price in the hostess room and location, very clean and profesisonal. Highly recommended! Just remmember to bring a lock to keep your stuff safe because you will share the room with 7 other people.

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

I stayed 2 nights at Hotel Maragato, located on the pedestrian street Ave. Central, just a few steps from the National Theater, where you can easily catch a taxi if needed. The location was perfect - close to restaurants, shopping, banks/ATMs, mercado central, & walking distance to sights/parks/museums. It's also right across from a casino, if that's your thing. Since...

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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Great location. 2min walk to the gold museum. Only stayed two nights. It was right on a walking street so yes it can be a bit noisy but it didn't bother us. We were offered a room off the street that was quieter or one with a balcony but slightly noisier! We took the balcony room. Supermarket next door and...

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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great place! The room was clean, the shower hot and the price right. It was not noisy in my room nr 404. They are friendly at the reception and speak good English. Will go there again before flying out.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This Hotel is situated in the center of the city , clean rooms friendly staff nice breakfast It can be noisy so stay in the back section ,or in the top rooms .You are close to the Plaza on the main mall 5 blocks from Mercado Central across Grande Hotel Costa Rica

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Thank Jack T
Reviewed 24 March 2016

After reading the reviews for this hotel i was like im going to try it. I was not disappointed at all. The guy at the front desk( I forgot his name because i was having too much fun) was amazing!!! In the middle of all the action. I had room# 704 and it was a nice size room with a...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Stayed here last year. Stayed for seven days this time in late February, early March. New carpet has been installed. The rooms are large with night stand, queen size bed, large desk, and table with tv. The in-room safe has to be programmed. Storage is confined to the closet area. Housekeeping is very efficient and HONEST. Toiletries are provided. Martin...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I stayed here for one night before going to the airport. The front desk staff are extremely helpful and have excellent English. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the AC is good and you can access the WiFi from your room. The shower was powerful and hot, a lovely addition and rare find in Costa Rica! The breakfast I found...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Hotel El Maragato

Address: Avenida Central, Calle 1 and 3, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $28 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Maragato 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rm 806 was excellent, at the top floor with the balcony but not too noisy”
  • Looking straight below from Rm 806. Casino is across the street,
  • Looking down, right & left, at the pedestrian street below from Rm 806 balcony
  • View from the balcony of Room 806
 of 5 bubbles 257irise, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“book a room in the quieter back of the property”
 of 5 bubbles RichardMello, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Front street facing rooms are very noisy until late at night front he street noise, rooms facing the back are quiet. I loved the hub Bub of the front noisy room and night street music.”
  • Large comfortable Bed
  • inside my Room but I got my own Plants
  • Sweet Flute Music on the Street
 of 5 bubbles Fl0ridaG0ldenGirl, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The main WIFI router is on the 3rd floor and the 5th floor has a bad router. There is a Public computer on the 3rd floor that is about 10 years old. Every from the other floors gathered on the 3rd floor attempting to get connected to Internet. Suggestion: If you want Internet or cell phone reception in your room find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles UnleashYourGeek, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“High floor and away from the main street. The further you go from the reception area, you begin to lose WiFI coverage.”
 of 5 bubbles hzari3949, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
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