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“If you like girls you will love the hotel del rey” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Del Rey
London
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“If you like girls you will love the hotel del rey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2011

This is one of the worlds best mongering hotspots
It has a great atmosphere and buzz. Two big bars lobby and blue marlin all conjoined with a big casino and the reception area. Open 24 hours gets busy at night with freelancers plying their trade. You can take one up to your room the hotel charges you $10 for this. The girls working the bars are its main attraction and alot of the customers are there for that. The rooms are really comfy but I had one facing the front and the noise outside is terrible especially early hours of the morning, taxis constantly honking their horns - earplugs do not help. Ask for a quiet room at the back of the hotel.
Get a big discount on the rooms if you stay more than 5 nights. Will never forget my stay in the del rey . Shame I not get much sleep :-)
MongerPlanet

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2011

My reservation Rate was not HONORED, got overcharged for room rate by 300%, there were cocoroaches in room, NO MANAGER has returned my calls to fix problem. New liquor prices are over the top, a 300% mark up, and service still sucks even more. Management has lost its focus, they do not care about the repeat guests anymore.Avoid it.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

Women are the best, especially the tica's and nicaraguan ladies; had a great time, but an average hotel at best; too noisy to stay there. you're better off staying down the street at either the presidente, hotel dunn inn, sportsman, hotel la amistad, etc., since you get free breakfast and arent' charged any guest fees. i find that hanging out at the del rey between 1-3 pm or after 9 pm is the best time to meet the really attractive ladies.

i look forward to coming back again in two months.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2010

I knew what this hotel was about when I returned in San José, but I still decided to book it for two nights.

It's fun to sit in the lobby and watch the 'girls' play their games with the (mainly) 50+ American male tourists. If you are not into this 'game', no one will bother you.

What bugged me most was the fact that there's a lot of cigarette smoke in the hotel, as the ground floor is an open lobby + bar + casino, where a lot of smoking is going on. The problem is that this smoke goes up, so that many rooms (I stayed in 416 and 423) smell like smoke. And there were no windows to open, in the rooms that I had...

The staff is very nice, the rooms were clean and it was good to have a free safe (with PIN code) in there. There is free internet (WiFi as well as a few pc's) but no breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2010

What an amazing Hotel. From the moment we arrived, until the moment we left, we enjoyed every aspect of this Hotel. Everything about this hotel is fun for men, but STAY AWAY FROM THE TOUR DESK THERE!! !!!!LOOK ON-LINE or AT SOME OF THE OTHER HOTELS IN THE AREA FOR TOURS!!!! !!!!DO A LITTLE RESEARCH AND SAVE BIG!!!! We discovered that the the travel desk at the Del Rey adds huge premiums for tours and ground transport. If you look around on-line or at some of the other hotels in the area, you can find other options for several hundred dollars less and get better service! For example the Del Rey wanted $1200.00 min for a day of offshore fishing plus $200.00 more for transportation to Jaco, totaling $1400.00. I went to another hotel in the area, The Hotel Presidente and the guy at their travel desk hooked us up with a great company called Angry Marlin Sportfishing. The owner Capt. Jose is an American guy from California. He's funny, knows his stuff when it comes to fishing and offers 5 very nice boats. I HIGHLY recommended them! Our total offshore fishing trip only cost $1000.00 INCLUDING free ground transportation and we bagged them! 3 sails, 7 Dorado and two huge roosterfish inshore later in the day. We saved enough money and had such a wonderful time that we went out fishing a second day with him inshore! So look around!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Del Rey

Property: Hotel Del Rey
Address: 1st Ave & 9th St, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 75 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
Price range (per night): $146 - $192
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Del Rey 3.5*
Number of rooms: 104
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Del Rey Costa Rica
Del Rey San Jose

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