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Hotel Cacts

Avenida Tercera bis, 2845, San Jose Costa Rica
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#49 of 91 hotels in San Jose

Looking for a place to stay in San Jose? Then look no further than Hotel Cacts, a hotel that brings the best of San Jose to your doorstep.

24 hour front desk, a rooftop terrace, and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. In addition, Hotel Cacts offers a pool and free breakfast, which will help make your San Jose trip additionally gratifying.

Close to some of San Jose's most popular landmarks, such as Cementerio General de San José (0.5 mi) and Correos de Costa Rica (0.8 mi), Hotel Cacts is a great destination for tourists.

Travellers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to Restaurante Nuestra Tierra or La Princesa Marina. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Asian restaurant such as La Flor de Loto, Tin Jo, or Cafe Rojo.

San Jose is also known for some great art museums, including Precolumbian Gold Museum, Museo de Arte Costarricense, and Museo del Jade y la Cultura Precolombina, which are not too far from Hotel Cacts.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Cacts as you experience everything San Jose has to offer.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Not-Lost-Wanderers wrote a review Feb 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom44 contributions6 helpful votes
Due to an unexpected change of plan we got a last minute room here and it was a fine base for exploring the city, but there were a few negatives which means I don't think we would return there. Positives: The Nicaraguan mother and daughter who between them seemed to do almost everything were both friendly and helpful, especially the mother. The location was fine, walking distance from both the city centre and the Sabana park. We had a superior room which was huge and had a fridge and reliable hot water in the bathroom. There are loads of old books in English which are available for swapping or just taking. Negatives: The hotel itself has seen better days and in my view was overpriced for what we got (though as I said we booked last minute). Breakfast is the same every day and although you get unlimited fruit and huge portions, the other food and drink was poor quality, I didn't even like the coffee which has not happened before or since for me in Central America! There is a roof terrace and pool but when we were there (in February, supposedly the best time of year) it was too cold to make much use of them and the water looked pretty dirty. When we had laundry they wanted to charge $20 for one small bag, when I expressed incredulity at this price they immediately went down to $15 but still way too expensive.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
lizardtiff wrote a review Jun 2017
Sarasota, Florida563 contributions247 helpful votes
The hotel smells a bit musty but is clean. It has a nice lobby area a small, clean pool. The wifi was pretty good (better than most other Costa Rican hotels that I've stayed in). The shower was good. The bed was decently comfortable but I hated the pillows. I could hear people outside my room at all hours of the night. I liked the location because it was not too far from downtown and I felt comfortable walking around the area alone.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Travelled on business
lia210260 wrote a review Feb 2017
George Town, Grand Cayman21 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed here for one week in one of the superior rooms. The staff is super friendly and the hotel is very clean however the rooms and furniture are old and dated....very much in need of an upgrade. Good location but overpriced for a rundown hotel. Plenty of better places to stay in this price range...wouldn't recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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the_mudrat wrote a review Jul 2016
Huddersfield, United Kingdom5 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights at the start of a trip through Costa Rica. The airport taxi drivers didn't seem to have heard of it but found it without any trouble on seeing the address. Staff are friendly and helpful but don't expect them to speak much English. Our room was basic and had some exciting wiring on the TV and shower. Both, however, worked fine. We arrived back at the hotel on a Sunday evening and found that we were struggling to find somewhere to eat. Being too tight to get a taxi, we wondered the streets until finding a little pizza place. I had imagined that finding food nearby would be a bit easier in San Jose. The pool and hot tub looked nice but we didn't use them as we were short of time having had flight delays and early starts. The rooftop terrace area is very nice on a sunny day, and the breakfast (a Costa Rican rice and beans affair....why don't we all do that?!) is well worth having. One thing to be aware of is that (certainly in our room) noise travelled very easily. We were unfortunate enough to be sharing the hotel with what I think was a large school trip of 15-16 year olds, who ran around, slamming doors and bouncing wheelie-suitcases down the stairs through most of the night and early the following morning. The walls seemed to do little to stop the noise from any direction! Having said that, when the other guests were not being noisy the traffic noises from outside were not bad. Nice enough, basic hotel. Good for the price. Major drawbacks are lack of places to eat closeby (on a Sunday night, at least) and noise from other rooms.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I am told that the rooms are variable. Ours was on the small side but comfortable.
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brocdog wrote a review Jun 2016
Santa Cruz, California379 contributions105 helpful votes
Nice place to set up a base for exploring San Jose. Walking distance to La Sabana park, or short ($3-5) cab ride to Paseo Colón, market, and city center. Funky, charming, rambling place that has been added onto over the years, this is a calm clean hotel with friendly staff. Free breakfast; check out the pool and rooftop eating area/patio. Recommended for groups or single family visits.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
US$79 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cacts
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cacts?
Nearby attractions include Correos de Costa Rica (0.1 km), Templo de la Musica (0.1 km), and Old Atlantic Rail Station (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cacts?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cacts?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cacts?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lubnan, Restaurante Machu Picchu, and Tierra Gaucha Parrilla Argentina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Cacts?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Cacts have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Cacts offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Cacts?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Cacts?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (1.7 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (3.2 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (1.6 km).