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Hotel Presidente holiday reviews


Date of trip: 03/12/2019


Number of people: 1

"I wouldn't recommend this hotel. I stayed there the first night having just arrived from the UK and was put in a horrible room (515). There were open sockets with wires exposed, curtain falling down, and a window that didn't open and looked out onto a well which was full of scaffolding/building work up against the glass. Luckily I went straight to sleep and then left early the next morning. I felt it was because I was a single traveller that I was shoved somewhere so unpleasant. I had my final night booked in there on the way back so as soon as I turned up I told the receptionist that I wouldn't accept such a horrid room again and that they should give me something suitable. To be fair, the guy was friendly and immediately said 'let me see what I can do' which implied they had planned on doing it again. They did give me a much nicer room (719) up on the top floor overlooking the main pedestrian street so it was bright and sunny. But to be honest, it's just not a very together hotel. The location is fine if you want to spend time in San Jose. It felt safe and the staff are friendly. Unless you have a burning desire to see San Jose, I'd give it a miss. It takes ages to get in and out of the city from the airport (two hours) and although this hotel is in the centre, there is very little to see. I'm a great walker of city pavements but try as I might, I could find little to see. There are a few lovely old buildings and the central market is worth a quick look, but otherwise it's endless sports shops and no parks. "

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Time: GMT -6 hours

Flight time: The flying time is about 12 hours from the UK. There are now direct flights from the UK using British Airways. We work with all the major airlines and can offer flights from the UK or via the USA, Panama or a European hub. With the connection times you are looking at around 15 or 16 hours.

Language: Spanish is the official language. English is widely spoken throughout Costa Rica

Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.



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