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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.

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  • Graham P :
Happy Hour

Hotel prides itself on happy hour. Currently l have waited 30 mins to be served and then the bar person served another couple before completing my order. If you want a few drinks. Don't come to this hotel. Room 335

  • 777Tahoe : Illinois
Well Kept Secret

I have been to San Jose, Costa Rica several times and I decided to stay away from the busy downtown area. At first, I did not think I would like the place because I arrived at night and it looked like the neighborhood was not safe. However, the next morning I was surprised to see it was rather nice. The hotel itself is very clean and the staff very friendly. Javier, a bellboy, was extremely nice. The bar area is very small and there is room for only 8 at the bar. The lounge area is nice but the couches are uncomfortable. The dining area is very nice and the free breakfasts are A-one. The room was adequate with an EXPENSIVE mini bar. One must watch the prices which are listed. I will return to this place because it was reasonably priced. A trip downtown might cost 8. One can walk to a Subway store and about a mile away, there is a Rosti Pollo, a popular chain in San Jose. The casino is "generic" but has a small restaurant in the back which is reasonable and open all night. The Sabana Park area is nice as the hotel is a bit off the main road. The Italian restaurant attached to the casino I was told,was excellent but I did not try the place. Overall, The Palma Real is a good choice if you are looking for a nice place at a reasonable price.

  • Andy P : Crowborough, United Kingdom
Looks better than it is

First impression is that this is a well furnished and good hotel. The public area is certainly well maintained and attractive. The rooms are spacious but seem tired. The bedding did not smell particularly clean and the bathroom had some mould around the shower area. There was a very limited selection at breakfast. Staff were mixed; some like the concierge and restaurant waiter, were friendly and helpful whilst others were not. Location poor.OK for a night or two.

  • Carla P :
Excelent service and perfect location!

The staff is really good and always friendly, when there for a medical appointment and it was perfect cause it's located near all the important areas, super easy access to hospitals, malls, restaurants, ect. . Will recommended 100%

  • 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.

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
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  • 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.