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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 Josť's magnificent surroundings.
Location: 5 min from downtown San Josť and 25 min¬†drive from San Josť International Airport.

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  • SonGeo83 : New Port Richey, Florida
Great time and Staff

We enjoyed our stay at the Palma Real for 10 days! The staff was beyond helpful and knowledgeable of all the activities around the area! They assisted in setting up trips and stated which were great and which were just okay! We were never disappointed. Javier, Jose and Ederick were the best! Javier and Jose made reservations and all arrangements for our excursions for reasonable prices! They pick you up and dropped you in front of the hotel! Maria at the Reception desk was great too! She was more than willing to help and assist you in anyway! You make out better exchanging current at the Hotel casino than at the Airport or anywhere else! We stayed long enough there that we became close and they all hated to see us go! I would recommend this Hotel just on the great staff members they have! The breakfast is good and rooms are fine! Not 5 star hotel but very nice! The hotel is located outside of San Jose notions far from the airport! If you are going to rent a car take the shuttle to the hotel and there are rental company closer to the hotel than the Airport! You just call and they will drop it to you at the hotel. We realized you really don't need one if you are going on excursions they pick you up and drop you at the hotel! The taxis are not expensive and everything is pretty close by! All around we had a good stay at the Palma Real Hotel!

  • Barbara V : Texas
Comfort and a great breakfast

This was our second time to stay at Palma Real. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room was cool and comfortable and quite attractive. The free breakfast is reason enough to stay here. So many interesting fruits,cheeses and juices. Always an egg and meat dish and lots of great breads.

  • dennisvanevert :
Perfect for post-flight stay

We slept in this hotel after our flight and we must say, it was a great stay. The staff is really really helpfull and the breakfast is great. Rooms are spacey and very clean. The perfect beginning/ending for your Costa Rican roadtrip!

  • Ann G : Deinze, Belgium
good hotel, difference between rooms

We've been staying in this hotel two times during our trip around costa rica. First time when we arrived in the evening after a long flight from Amsterdam. We checked in fast and received a room at one side of the hotel, room 314. The room was just ok, bathroom was small, nothing special. The second time, at the end of our trip, we received a room at the other side, room 303. This room was recently updated I suppose. Nice clear room, with spacious bathroom. Our complimentary breakfast was very good, lots of fresh fruit, warm costa rican specialities, cakes,...Special thanks to the man who was responsible for the safety of the (small) parking lot. He was so friendly and took care of our rental car.

  • DANISH K :
Memorable Stay

My stay at the Hotel Palma Real was excellent, a very friendly treatment by Miss Jennifer Palacios who took care of us from the moment we entered the hotel until I checked out, good service, cleanliness, and excellent facilities.A very central place where you have everything within reach and safe surroundings to be able to walk. On my next trip to Costa Rica I will definite stay at this wonderful hotel and I recommend this for family also. My suggestion to the Hotel is to add a pool and spa which will be an additional attraction and convenience.

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.

    Resort Location Map

    • 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.