BW Irazu Hotel - San Jose

General Canas Hwy Km3, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000  show map
 4 stars
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BW Irazu Hotel - San Jose

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Overview

The comfortable 4-star BW Irazu is set in the downtown district of San Jose. The hotel opened its doors in 1970 and was remodeled in 2008.

This hotel is conveniently located in a resort area, 3.4 km from National Theater (Teatro Nacional), Chirripo National Park and Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade). The property is set within 4 km distance from San Jose city center.

BW Irazu can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Tobias Bolanos airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 200 rooms. All of them feature coffee/tea makers, a private balcony, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and individual climate control. The en-suite rooms feature the garden view. All bathrooms are appointed with free toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can breakfast in the bar. The property offers a tapas restaurant serving American cuisine. Cool drinks are offered in the sangria bar.

Services

Business facilities feature a copy machine, a meeting room and a business center.

Relax

Guests can unwind using a Jacuzzi, a wellness center and a sauna available on site. The on-site activities include lawn tennis and volleyball.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   200.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Game room
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  1 am

Check-Out

  • until  1 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 16.95 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

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hotel BW Irazu Hotel - San Jose San Jose location
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Hotel Address:

General Canas Hwy Km3, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000

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City Center
  • San Jose
    2.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Restaurante La Gallera
    300 ft
  • El Mirador (cuisine: International)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 am
  • Check-Out:
    until  1 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    200

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Rooms and availability

Premium Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
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    Premier Double Room
    Bed type: Double beds or King Size bed
    Size: 325 sq. feet
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    • Private bathroom
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    This comfortable, air-conditioned room includes 2 double beds and views of the garden and pool. It features cable TV, tea and coffee facilities and en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries. Free international and local calls and Wi-Fi are included.

    Room facilities
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      Standard Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Double beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed
      Size: 280 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel BW Irazu Hotel - San Jose San Jose location
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          Hotel Address:

          General Canas Hwy Km3, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000

          Get directions
          City Center
          • San Jose
            2.1 mi
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • Restaurante La Gallera
            300 ft
          • El Mirador (cuisine: International)
            1000 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  1 am
          • Check-Out:
            until  1 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            200

          Hotel Awards

          Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBW Irazu

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          Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

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          BW Irazu Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • sky walk - 4300 ft

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 2.1 mi

          Local Attractions

          • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones) - 1.3 mi
            2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
          • Chirripo National Park - 2.1 mi
            San Gerardo de Rivas, San Jose
          • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar - 2.2 mi
            Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose
          • Parque La Sabana - 1.4 mi
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          • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade) - 2.2 mi
            Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Restaurante La Gallera - 300 ft

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

            69% likes this, based on 48 reviews
            Price Range: USD 12 - USD 27

          • Little Seoul - 2800 ft

            Phone: 2232 5551

            76% likes this, based on 45 reviews
            Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Korean
            Price Range: USD 16 - USD 21

          • El Mirador - 1000 ft

            Address: Holiday Inn Aurola, 17th floor

            Cuisine: International

          • Azafran - 3100 ft

            Address: VER MAS Rohrmoser II Etapa CC Plaza Mayor

            63% likes this, based on 19 reviews

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  1 am
          • Check-Out:
            until  1 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            200

          Hotel Awards

          Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBW Irazu

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

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          BW Irazu Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at BW Irazu

          Average guest rating

          7.0out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 22 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Rooms
          8.0
          Value
          6.0

          Individual guest reviews

          • Couple
            7.8

            I liked that they built some quiet and privacy at the hotel in a busy part of the city/highway by putting all the gardens and pool/jacuzzi on the interior courtyard. The pool, gardens, hot tub and landscaping were gorgeous. The staff was very friendly, patient, pleasant and helpful. The free happy hour at the casino bar was great. My boyfriend and I had good conversation with the bartender Ruben. We also appreciated William at the reception desk. He was very pleasant. I thought the hot tub was very nice, large, awesome, open late. We were happy to order Denny's for room service. The room was modern and clean. The pool was beautiful. The grounds were immaculate. They offered a free airport shuttle every 20 minutes which was convenient for our last night stay in Costa Rica. We only used the room as our departing room.

            I didn't like that you aren't allowed in the pool after 6pm. I woke up with several bug bites, so did my boyfriend (although we never saw any bugs). The complimentary breakfast ruined my stay! You can choose from five selections. Four of the five selections offers tea or coffee, plus juice. I just so happened to want to eat comida tipico, and no juice is offered for that selection. I don't drink tea or coffee, and I had drunk alcohol the night before and really wanted a refreshing glass of juice (which is included in four of the five meals). I said can I just have juice instead of tea? Since it is included with the other meals in addition to endless cups of coffee or tea in the other selections. They said no. I would have to pay. Ridiculous. Why not accommodate the the thirsty guest? It's free in the other meals. I made a fuss. Why worry about saving 30 cents on a glass of juice if it means you lose a $113 future guest? Absurd.

          • Single
            6.2

            Free international calls!!!

            They don t bring you from the airport every 20 min as promised. I was waiting for 2 hours, and the shuttle bus didn t come at all so I had to take a taxi loosing money and time! They also charge you for everything- adapters and so on. They take an extra credit money from you and I still didn t get it back. They didn t give you all the services as promissed on the web-site- no flat tv, no tea set, no dressing gown. The room is very small still I ordered Premier room.

          • Older travelers
            9.4

            Great hotel to stay and very comfortable.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            The staff was amazing, and the hotel had all of the amenities I could ask for. It had a free shuttle from the airport and a free happy hour. There was a Denny's attached, as well as a casino. There was an awesome buffet across the street, as well as a Subway. There was a grocery store around the corner and a lovely, well-maintained pool and jacuzzi. The gym was great, and the spa was reasonably priced. We loved this hotel and hope to return shortly. :-)

          • Single
            8.2

            It is nice hotel, friendly staff, nice Casino that opens until 05:00 (great if you have jetlag), free internet and free calls, clean and free shuttle. The breakfast served in Dannys restaurant – so the food is Dannys style (served from 4:00). For the price it is great hotel. Noticed – no smoking in Hotel you need to go to the parking lot.

          • Family with children
            8.8

            Nice environment, attractive, clean. Free shuttle to airport. Breakfast included.

            I forgot a good pair of women's navy blue pants on Dec. 28. I then contacted the hotel, and got a response from Norma Sanahuja, stating she'd look into it and get back to me. She never did. When I returned to the Irazu on Jan 2, I asked again. It appears the pants have disappeared. I can't believe it is impossible for hotel cleaning staff to hold lost items for guests, especially when those guests have a reservation to stay at the hotel within days. Also, the person at the desk when we arrived the 2nd time, Jennifer, is quite curt and unpardonable; only friendly people who can show they care about clients should be permitted to work at the reception desk.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel BW Irazu Hotel - San Jose San Jose location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          General Canas Hwy Km3, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000

          Get directions
          City Center
          • San Jose
            2.1 mi
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • Restaurante La Gallera
            300 ft
          • El Mirador (cuisine: International)
            1000 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  1 am
          • Check-Out:
            until  1 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            200

          Hotel Awards

          Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBW Irazu

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

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