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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel after reading a recommendation in a Costa Rican blog. We were very pleased with every part of our stay. The rooms are unique and and very clean. They offer all the amenities that is needed for a stay in San Jose. The staff is friendly and very helpful with anything you could need. All staff that works the front desk can speak English and help with translation. The breakfast the hotel provides is gourmet and just beautiful as well as very tasty. When we return to Costa Rica we will definitely be staying here again and we highly encourage others to stay here as well.

We also ate dinner at the restaurant attached to the hotel. These four guys are wonderful. The young man working the front is friendly and so helpful and speaks amazing English. The three young men working the kitchen are food artists and although they are young they are formally trained chefs. The food looks gorgeous and taste so good, you won't believe it was just made right in front of you in that tiny kitchen. You should check their food out on Instagram 11.47 Aranjuez or FB.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Teresa T
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AranjuezHotelCR, Manager at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Teresa,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wonderful comment. It was an honor for us to have you here and we hope that you can come back so you can see everything we're making. We hope that next time you'll have an even better stay with us. We must let you know that our #1 goal is to bring happiness to our guests and comments such as yours means that we're achieving our goal.
Our restaurant, 11.47 is a unique an wonderful project. We try to give our guests an authentic and original experience. Our dishes are delicately prepared with fresh and unique ingredients. We're very glad that you encourage other people to follow our restaurant in the different social networks.
We hope that you can visit us again!

Thank you!

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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended. We have stayed at Hotel Aranjuez before. ...and again. . We were not disappointed. Nice location, Walking distance to the Central of San Jose.
Nice helpful and friendly staff. And the breakfast is just delious.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank jjpodson
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Hotel Aranjuez provides pleasant, comfortable accommodations in one of the older neighborhoods of San Jose, Costa Rica. A family run business, the hotel is established within several classic homes. Rooms run from economy to more luxurious and the daily breakfast is enough reason to stay here. Service and staff reflect the warmth of Tico culture. Hotel Aranjuez offers in my opinion a good value for travelers to Costa Rica and gives you a "taste of Costa Rica". Pura Vida!

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

I've lived in Costa Rica for over a dozen years. When I need a recommendation I trust other expats to share the skinny. Recently, I had to stay overnight in the downtown area and 6 people recommended this little hotel. The hotel is funky and unique. It's charming with its cultural sculptures, photos, and even architecture. If you're looking for modern, sterile, expensive, and elitist don't choose this hotel. The hotel staff is friendly, accommodating, and happy. They have the best breakfast in town in a garden setting. The rooms are likely all different but ours was small, quiet, clean and comfy. This isn't the Ritz but it is genuinely Costa Rican. The best thing about Costa Rica is her people. Let the staff charm you. Good value all around.

Date of stay: September 2018
2  Thank Cheryl H
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AranjuezHotelCR, Manager at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Dear Cheryl,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It's an honor for us to read that at Hotel Aranjuez you felt the joy of Costa Rica and its culture. Our hotel is decorated with sculptures, photos, "mascaradas" and different types of art made by Costa Rican people because our idea is to support . Also, our gardens are a true example of the nature we have in the country and how important it is to preserve it. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Unique hotel made out of 5 old houses and full of wooden masks, giant puppets and jungle plants everywhere. San Jose hotels never seem to have bottled water, so that was a disappointment to me, but I just kept buying bottles from the little shop. (The tap water doesn't agree with me.)
Staff was great, if overworked.
The breakfast was gorgeous, the best I've ever seen and atmosphere was beautiful with jungle vegetation growing tall and wild over the deck.
I paid $54 plus tax for a clean, comfortable room with a huge bathroom and lovely big shower.

Room tip: The wooden masks and huge puppets started to give me a creepy vibe.
Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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1  Thank austin2world
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AranjuezHotelCR, Propietario at Hotel Aranjuez, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you very much for your comment! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay in our eco-friendly Hotel. The Hotel Aranjuez is a fusion of 5 old houses and is decorated with paintings and sculptures made by Costa Rican artists. In this way, we try to offer our guests an authentic Costa Rican home experience, that we hope, they'll never forget. We care much for cleanliness, that's why we work with the best Eco-friendly cleaning products. Guests can rest assure that the room was cleaned following the strictest cleaning processes. Our buffet breakfast, is served, as you mention, in our relaxing terrace, sorrounded by tropical vegetation. In the terrace located near the Reception, we offer cold water. We hope that you'll visit us again in the very near future. ¡Hasta entonces!

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