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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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93 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I can't say enough great things about this hotel. The decor is spectacular- lots of art in every area. The staff were delightful- extremely helpful in getting around town, suggestions on tours. Do know that it is a trek from the airport, but well worth it to be out of the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. Could take... More 

Thank Alwayslooking2travel
Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Milvia Hotel is lovely, centrally located in, San Pedro, a suburb of San Jose'. It is quiet and you enter through a peaceful meditation garden. The rooms are all named after famous people, the upper floor is an art gallery geared to contemporary Costa Rican art and the lobby is decorated with statues, paintings and furniture from the Asian... More 

Thank Carolyn R
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016

A friendly small hotel full of old world character. It's off the beaten track -about 3 miles from the centre of San Jose - so you need to taxi or bus it in. Basic, clean and comfortable and full of interesting artefacts. Good place for a short stay.

Thank AndrewP1953
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Around two weeks ago my wife and I spent one night in Hotel Milvia. This place was a house that a prominent family used to own in the 1930's. It's very well kept, they have a mixture classic and more recent decoration. Everything takes you back in time, the walls, doors, windows, etc. The house still has the original flooring,... More 

Thank Aldo P
Rancho Cucamonga, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Hotel Milvia while visiting my daughter. It is conveniently located and perfect walking distance from many places. The university is nearby which makes a great running track if you need to get in some exercise. The hotel itself is charming, comfortable and clean. The staff is all very welcoming and happy to help in any way with... More 

Thank aklyon
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

I saw the Hotel Milvia mentioned in the Rough Guide, and having checked the favourable reviews on Tripadvisor, booked it for our two nights stay in San Jose. It belongs to Steve, an Englishman, so I could rest my basic Spanish for a day or two! It's packed with contemporary art, and has a lovely small pond in the middle... More 

Thank LALNG5
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This was a last minute decision and a very good choice! Conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood but easy to walk to shops and restaurants. Carlos was charming, helpful, and so friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable, simple furnishings. Creative artwork all over the hotel and a great selection of books and games.

Thank Simbahux
New Mexico
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Hotel Milivia is a beautiful converted house in a good location in San Jose. We were welcomed warmly by Carlos, who is the type of person who can inspire you to do more and be better in life. His good nature and positive character seemed to permeate the hotel which only added to the appeal of the place. Breakfast was... More 

Thank SusieKilimanjaro
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We had a really great experience at this place: the hotel is in a safe neighbourhood close to the University, with spacious rooms and fun quirky decor. There's a nice roof terrace, a cute courtyard, free wifi and the staff (especially the owner, Steve) couldn't be more friendly. Peaceful and relaxed, pretty, and great value for money! The only reasons... More 

Thank Mrs_MacWalter
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
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67 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

This small hotel is actually listed as a museum/hotel in some websites and GPS navigator units. Located in a quiet neighborhood near San Pedro, it is only minutes away from downtown San Jose and from shopping, universities, museums and other places to visit in the city. Tucked away in a residential neighborhood, it is not totally quiet, as other reviewers... More 

Thank CarlosLdelaRosa

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Additional Information about Hotel Milvia

Address: San Jose 2050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $93 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Each room is different and has its own charm. Ask for a room with good hot water.”
 of 5 bubbles CarlosLdelaRosa, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Since the breakfast and lounge areas are downstairs where there are rooms, I would suggest an upstairs room. No reason to think the bottom rooms are not as good but just offer this to help separate you from those area.”
 of 5 bubbles KawenaL, 2 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Keep in mind that this is a unique 'home'.”
 of 5 bubbles jeanne4444, 22 Apr 2012 | Read review
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