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High ceilings, original walls made of thick brick, arches and stained glass windows letting in colorful light all aid in creating the hotel's warm Victorian atmosphere. Beautiful wallpaper, fine rugs, ceiling fans, mosaic tile floors and English style furniture contrast sharply with the tropical flower gardens "a la tica".

      The Britannia Hotel is divided into two parts; one is the old house which houses five Deluxe Rooms and five Jr. Suites, as well as the restaurant which occupies what was once the old wine cellar of the house, appropriately named "The Cellar". The new part of the hotel consists of a four-story addition housing 14 standard rooms all of which have T.V. with cable, telephone, private bathroom with bathtub, hot water, safe deposit box and either one king size bed or two beds. The Deluxe and Jr. Suite rooms have, in addition to all of the items stated for the standard rooms, a desk, a hair dryer in the bathroom and either one king size bed or two queen size beds.

        The Britannia Hotel is situated in the heart of Barrio Amón, a zone possessing great architectural beauty due to the fact that it was the home to much of San José's high class. The hotel is centrally located 25 minutes from the international airport and just six blocks from downtown San José, so as to be close to the many tourist attractions, banks, post office, transport services and the best nightlife spots that San José has to offer. San José, Costa Rica, Calle 3 and Avenida 11, Barrio Amón.

      The original house was built in 1910 by a wealthy Spanish emigrant coffee baron Cipriano Herrero del Peral. The house was constructed using imported materials from Europe and under the direction of the architect Jaime Carranza, one of the best known and prestigious architects around the turn of the century. In 1992 the idea arose to transform the house into a unique hotel, due both to the architectural beauty of the building and to the historic value of the house, named a National Landmark by the Minister of Culture.

      In 1993, renovation and remodeling of the house was begun by the construction company "Van der Laat and Jiménez", the actual owners of the hotel. Finally on August 26, 1993 the hotel opened its doors to the public and held its inauguration.

      The old wine cellar was converted into the hotel's restaurant, appropriately named "The Cellar". It has a capacity of 60 people and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves a wide variety of delicious dishes.

The bar serves all types of mixed drinks, as well as beer and wine. HAPPY HOUR is served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The conference room has a capacity of 25 people, and is equipped with T.V., V.H.S., overhead projectors, chalkboards and private bathroom.

We also provide the following services: laundry, dry cleaning, room service, fax, mail, tourist information, transfer to and from airport (for a nominal fee), private guide, baggage storage and e-mail.

The BRITANNIA HOTEL was created in order to provide quality service to the tourist in Costa Rica in search of personalized, professional service with an emphasis/focus on the individual needs of each guest. Its name reflects an elegant, classical, distinguished atmosphere which is evident in all facets of service, rooms, restaurant and common areas, such as the main lobby and the conference room.

We are aware of the demands and necessities of the modern day traveler. A traveler that every day finds himself with more access to more tourist destinations, and that ultimately quality service is what will determine which destination he/she will choose. The Britannia Hotel opens its doors to the visitor without losing sight of Costa Rican hospitality. We are confident that we can provide excellent personalized attention and quality service.

2005 / 2006
Standard Room
Deluxe Room
Junior Suite
All Rates Plus 16.39% Tax
Additional Person $10

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