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Barcelo Palma Real

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An elegantly appointed beautiful metropolitan hotel located next to the gorgeous La Sabana Park. The Barcelo Palma Real, conveniently situated five minutes from the city center of San Jose, provides the ultimate location to mix business and pleasure. Also ideal for exploring San José's magnificent surroundings.
Location: 5 min from downtown San José and 25 min drive from San José International Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Shawnacey R :
Ok not great

The original room we got was average. The a/c wasn't working so they put us in a better room which was bigger. Bed was fine but the hotel feels old. The breakfast buffet was decent. It's not one of the hotels that is close to the airport. It's right near City Centre and it feels that way.

  • Alan H : Gloucester, United Kingdom
A noisy and dirty Hotel

Stayed for one night too many. There are so many poor things about this Hotel it would take too long to list. The best thing is the staff, both reception and the bar staff are really the most helpful you could wish for. However I would not recommend this Hotel. (enough said)

  • Barbara V : Texas
Great breakfast buffet

This property was above average. We had a problem with the A/C and it was immediately addressed. We were there to go to the dentist and it was within walking distance. The buffet breakfast in the morning was superb and included in the the priceThere were quite a few good restaurants within walking distance.The lunch and dinner menus were quite expensive so we ate at properties near the hotel.Concierge was very helpful in providing transportation to the airport..

  • Fershtet : Oslo, Norway

it is located ca. 40 minutes walking from down town, near a park. Rooms are big and clean, but very dark. Breakfast is very good. Staff are not freindly or helpfull. They ignore you toatally. There is a construction beside hotel, but we were on the other side so we did not hear any thin. There are few restaurants around the hotel.

  • Dakeita R :

Have stayed at this hotel in the past due to the free transportation from the airport to the hotel. This time, the transportation from the airport was wrong and would only allow 1 person and not the 3. Thankful for my friend who lived there to help translate. We ended up taking a cab to the hotel. Prior to leaving the airport too found out our hotel night was cancelled, I had cancelled a prior Orbitz night stay which in return cancelled the night I was really staying. They did get us a room. Thankfully I keep all the emails and the hotel did reimburse us for the taxi ride, but never offered a discount for the time spent waiting at airport. My friend ended up having to stay with us due to delay at airport and the hotel charged us $10 more for her. Room nice and clean. Breakfast was traditional breakfast but choices not as good as the last time. Probably look into another hotel next time. Staff not as friendly this time as last.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 67 rooms
  • 1 A la carte restaurant (International)
  • 1 bar
  • Exercise area
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Business centre
  • Internet station (fee)
  • Live entertainment (from Monday to Friday in the Lobby Bar)
  • Room service (fee)
  • Laundry services
  • Open-air Whirlpool
Standard room, Garden or street view includes:
  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower only
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable television
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe available for a fee
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Max occupancy: 3
Junior Suite, Garden or street view includes same as above with:
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Separate living area
  • Max occupancy: 4
  • Kids Stay Free - Applies to all children 12 and under, when sharing room with 2 adults. Special is available year-round. Max 2 kids.

    Bonus features - Buffet breakfast daily and use of swimming pool, spa and tennis courts at the Barcelo San Jose Palacio.

    Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine, fruit basket, room upgrade (subject to availability), dinner for two once per stay, and breakfast in bed once per stay. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required at check-in.

    Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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    • Barcelo Palma Real
      San Jose,Costa Rica

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    Palma Real Hotel & Casino
    AV 9 Calle 50 Sabana Norte, San Jose 250 Costa Rica

    Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

    Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

    Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

    Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.