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Hotel Kekoldi Garden

Avenida 9, between Calle 5 and 7, San Jose 10110 Costa Rica
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#40 of 91 hotels in San Jose
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The only hotel with secluded garden in downtown San Jose, walking distance to all points of tourist interest, bars, restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, bus stations, museums, etc. 10 elegant, well appointed guest rooms. Free Internet terminal and wireless.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Patty Lou B wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions
Very clean, friendly staff, easy walk to main downtown area--museums, cathedral etc. The hotel has a lovely courtyard to enjoy breakfast outside. Staff was helpful with taxis, directions and making us feel at home.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: The front room is a bit noisy due to it being close to the gate. However this was a minor issue.
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E_E_M wrote a review Sep 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel Kekoldi was one of the nicer budget hotels which I stayed in, in San José. It was clean and secure and in a nice neighborhood which felt safe to walk in even at night. It was walking distance about 8 min if you don’t get lost from the major museums and the central market, 30 min from the airport depending on the time of day. The staff were friendly and even when I had to unexpectedly extend my stay for an extra day made sure I was able to stay in the same room for both nights at no extra charge.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Jet wrote a review Jul 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here the first night we arrived in San Jose. The bed was terrible: the bedsprings came through the matrass. Nice garden! We asked the owner about the parkingpossibilities. He said we could park in the street, but did not mention at all that we should pay for that. We got a fine and he did not care at all. Ofcourse we know that we have our own responsibility but since we especially inquired, it’s weird that he did not say anything. The ladies feom the staff during the morning were very friendly!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Armrest dominance wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom12,281 contributions146 helpful votes
Had a lovely overnight stay in this hotel. Our room was large and comfortable. An inner room, so not really a view, but no street noise, not that there's many cars anyway. The bathroom was clean and had warm (never hot) water. A fan in the room but no air conditioning. English and Spanish is spoken. The breakfast was superb and comes with home made jams. It's served in their lovely garden area. The surrounding area is lovely with old homes of the former coffee plantation owners, which are now cafes, hotels and restaurants. It is also a short walk to a couple of lovely small parks and the city centre. Slightly further to another equally hip area and also some large food markets. If you're arriving at the airport, I recommend you ask the hotel to organise a car to pick you up, which will cost US$25. It's much cheaper than a taxi. If you have data/phone service, you can organise an Uber, which will be about US$12. Wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: As for a garden view room
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Erik wrote a review Apr 2019
Stockholm, Sweden10 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice and calm, straightforward and familiar but nothing special. Good breakfast. Nice little garden. It was for sale when I was there but as I understand it was gonna continue as a hostel. Walking distance to the center.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
US$32 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Kekoldi Garden
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Kekoldi Garden?
Nearby attractions include Carpe Chepe (0.3 km), Galeria Namu (0.1 km), and El Sotano (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Kekoldi Garden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Kekoldi Garden?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Kekoldi Garden?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Kekoldi Garden?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Terrasse French Cuisine, Cafe Rojo, and Restaurante Silvestre.
Is Hotel Kekoldi Garden located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of San Jose.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Kekoldi Garden?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Kekoldi Garden?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Kekoldi Garden?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.5 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (2.0 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (0.5 km).