Barcelo San Jose Hotel

Residencial El Robledal, San Jose, Costa Rica  show map
 4 stars
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Barcelo San Jose Hotel

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free Wi-Fi

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Overview

Barcelo San Jose Hotel is a 4-star property only 3.0 km from Jade Museum, National Theater and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. Built in 1990 and remodeled in 2000, the superior hotel combines European architecture and modern facilities.

The city center is 30 minute walking distance from the hotel. A museum and a theater lie a short distance away.

The hotel offers excellent location close to gardens and a lush garden.

Barcelo San Jose Hotel lies within 5 minutes’ drive to Tobias Bolanos airport.

Rooms

Staying in one of the 254 classic rooms, guests can enjoy a great view over the cathedral. Decorated in elegant design with carpet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a hairdryer, a shower and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a lounge restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. There is an onsite Poolside bar to relax in. Offering various dining options, Restaurante La Gallera and Mama's Place are about 10-minute walk away.

Services

Guests will make use of free parking, an elevator and a safe deposit box as well as a video projector, a conference room and a slide projector.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature babysitting and an arcade/game room. For active guests fitness classes and a gym are provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   254.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Squash
  • Tennis

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Residencial El Robledal, San Jose, Costa Rica

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City Center
  • San Jose
    1.7 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • La Flor de Loto
    1800 ft
  • Restaurante La Gallera
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    254

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Size: 650 sq. feet
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 335 sq. feet
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          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
          Size: 335 sq. feet
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            Size: 865 sq. feet
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Barcelo San Jose Hotel San Jose location
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              Hotel Address:

              Residencial El Robledal, San Jose, Costa Rica

              Get directions
              City Center
              • San Jose
                1.7 mi
              Airports
              Restaurants
              • La Flor de Loto
                1800 ft
              • Restaurante La Gallera
                1800 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                254

              Hotel Awards

              Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBarcelo San Jose

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • sky walk - 2700 ft

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 1.7 mi

              Local attractions

              • Parque La Sabana - 1.0 mi
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              • Pueblo Antiguo - 1.7 mi
                2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
              • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar - 1.9 mi
                Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose
              • Chirripo National Park - 1.7 mi
                San Gerardo de Rivas, San Jose
              • Jade Museum - 1.9 mi
                Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose

              Restaurants nearby

              • La Flor de Loto - 1800 ft

                Address: Sabana Norte

                72% likes this, based on 80 reviews
                Price Range: USD 22 - USD 27

              • Mama's Place - 2200 ft

                Address: 1 Avienda

                56% likes this, based on 19 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian

              • Fuji - 2700 ft

                Address: Autopista General Canas
                Phone: 2543-6000

                66% likes this, based on 31 reviews
                Cuisine: Japanese
                Price Range: USD 17 - USD 27

              • Restaurante La Gallera - 1800 ft

                Address: Across the street from Best Western Irazu
                Phone: 506-22916785

                64% likes this, based on 45 reviews
                Price Range: USD 12 - USD 27

              • El Mirador - 2400 ft

                Address: Holiday Inn Aurola, 17th floor

                Cuisine: International

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                254

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              Barcelo San Jose Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Barcelo San Jose

              Average guest rating

              7.4out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 81 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Single
                7.8

                Many food options - two restaurants and a bar; very generous buffet breakfast; nice garden. Free airport shuttle (scheduled, once an hour).

                Minibar - you have to ask at the front desk to open it (it's locked by default). When they opened, I used a bottle of wine - seemed (and smelled) as if it was there for many years.

              • Single
                5.0

                I like the location and the staff was very friendly and polite....

                but for a 5 star hotel it really lacks the quality, my room was humid, smelled and I didn't have towels, bathroom needed an overhaul and when they finally brought the towels they look like 100 years old, you can look through them...the food is average..in resume I wont go back there....

              • Single
                5.4

                The shuttle to the airport and that I could pay my bill on checking in.

                Old rooms and building. Poor breakfast, compared to other hotels in this style.

              • Couple
                10.0

                I loved the attentiveness of the staff, from the guy at the reception desk, who encouraged my practicing espanol, to Ricardo at the tour desk, who helped me customize my stay in Costa Rica, from tours, transportation, phone calls, and just plain friendliness, to the grounds keepers, Mario and Baltismo (? cant remember name), who showed us all the greenery in the gardens. The gardens were gorgeous, the pool was being remodeled, just about done. The location was safe, clean, non-touristy, close to the airport with a free shuttle, an impressive breakfast buffet of endless options. My boyfriend raved about the food the whole time. We walked through the gardens, out the property and into the surrounding area to explore a neighborhood, some interesting architecture, and a local playground/park.Our room was clean, comfy, modern, and room service was quick and tasty. I have no complaints. This was my second stay at the Barcelo San Jose Palacio. First time was business, this time was vacation, both times were above and beyond satisfying.

                There was nothing I didn't like about the Barcelo. The price was fabulous, as were the staff, food, amenities, grounds, and location.

              • Single
                10.0

                I have been lodged at San Jose Palacio Hotel many times. When traveling to beautiful Costa Rica I always try to be at that Hotel. My best recommendation is to be there and to come back !

              • Single
                9.6

                Staff was friendly and trained, nightly activities

                Poor selection of evening meals

              • Single
                5.0

                Not bad breakfast or lunch

                1. Having a reservation in superior room I was located near the generators with 24hrs unbearable noise! 2. internet did not work at all for the first day 3. Japanese rest. there is a ridiculous attempt - awful food, very high prices and incredibly small portions 4. hotel loaded with cheap and noisy student groups - impossible to relax 5. very old furniture in rooms 6. this hotel is MAX. 3 * hotel or a good hostel

              • Single
                7.0

                The beds were very comfortable and the staff pleasant. Most of the staff is bilingual which was a big help to me.

                I didn't like the fact that I had to pay to use Wifi. For the price you pay to stay here it should be free. Also, I didn't sleep the last night I slept there. I could hear the person in the next room coughing and wheezing all night. I expected more for a 4 star hotel. Also, while the food was very good the one meal I had poolside, room service food was not up to standards it should be. I got sick everytime I ate something there. At checkout I complained about the noise next door but they shrugged it off. Overpriced...for the amount they charge you could find a better hotel.

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                The rooms were very clean and well appointed. It was centrally located. Great shuttle service to and from the airport. Everyone was very courteous and helpful.

                Desk staff was a little slow to recognize patrons presence....could be better.

              • Older travelers
                8.8

                The staff was friendly and the food catered to our vegan preference. The weather was beautiful during our stay. Our room was above average for the price we got on-line.

                It was at first difficult to reach them by telephone from the U.S. This may be due to our unfamiliarity with contacting a foreign country.

              • Group of friends
                9.4

                The grounds were lovely, as was the pool area. The gym had good equiptment and services. The room was very nice and the bed was scrumptious. There was a coffee pot in the room! The staff was very helpful. I came to depend upon on in particular, Danien, who helped me with every business matter I had. . They took care of just about everything I needed. They sent a taxi to get medicine for me. They came to find me when I had a package delivered, etc.

                The system for staff access to copy paper made my first day of business a near disaster.. The paper was locked up and the person with the key did not arrive at work until 8am. I needed the copies by 7:30 am for an important meeting... So I did not have them. But, I dealt with it.. And later they were provided for the next day's meeting.

              • Single
                7.4

                The location is great and breakfast is excellent

                Wireless is not included in price which is a disadvantage to compare to other hotels in the area.

              • Single
                7.4

                Beautiful views of the mountains. Relatively quiet. Non-smoking. Beautiful pool.

                The air conditioning was set at too high a temperature and it would cycle off in a very short while so I was constantly having to reset it. The room was always too hot. The pool was a little cool. Some solar water heating for the pool would be nice. A map showing the layout of the property would have been nice so I would know that there was a hot tub in the workout area. A hot tub out by the pool would have been nicer.

              • 5.4

                Location is very central and easy access. The hotel has potential.

                Housekeeping is terrible. No one is following up in the cleanliness of the room. Front desk very unorganized and unfriendly. Needs renovation desperately! Food was horrible all 4 days and terribly expensive! The lunch buffet in a cafeteria in Costa Rica was $30 + taxes, a 5 onz burguer was $13 + taxes, it was so bad I had 2 bites.

              • 10.0

                The pool was beautiful and the staff were very polite. And the airport shuttle was so convenient.

                Restaurant was closed for dinner...?

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Barcelo San Jose Hotel San Jose location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Residencial El Robledal, San Jose, Costa Rica

              Get directions
              City Center
              • San Jose
                1.7 mi
              Airports
              Restaurants
              • La Flor de Loto
                1800 ft
              • Restaurante La Gallera
                1800 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                254

              Hotel Awards

              Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBarcelo San Jose

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

              Use Badge