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San José, Airport San José Juan Santamaría (SJO), Costa Rica

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    General Information

    Airport Map San Jose Costa Rica

    Airport Code: SJO

    Number of Terminals: 1

    Information

    Airport and flight schedule information is shown on the information boards. There is a tourist information desk in the arrivals area.

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    Ausstattung & Infrastruktur

    Money

    The airport has ATMs from various banks, several bureaux de change and a bank branch.

    Kommunikation

    Passengers and visitors have free Wi-Fi internet access in the terminal building. The public telephones function with pre-paid telephone cards or credit cards. Several shops in the baggage claim area and at departure gate 9 sell SIM cards and pre-paid cards from local service providers.

    Food

    The airport has a series of restaurants with local and international cuisine. There are also cafés, snack bars and fast food restaurants before and after security. The largest selection of options is available in the food court at departure gate 5.

    Shopping

    In the departure area, there are shops selling clothing, books, travel guides, magazines and souvenirs. Duty-free shopping (libre de impuestos) is available.

    Other

    Spas and beauty salons are located at departure gates 5 and 10.
    The airport is equipped with defibrillators. A Red Cross station is open at all hours for medical emergencies. Pharmacies are located at departure gates 4 and 10.

    Conference & Business

    There are two lounges at departure gate 5, one on the upper and one on the lower level, where office services for business passengers are offered.

     

     

     

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    Accessibility

    Juan Santamaría International Airport is accessibly designed for passengers with restricted mobility. It is equipped with facilities such as wheelchair-accessible ramps and lifts, disabled toilets and designated disabled parking spaces. Passengers who require support or who would like to borrow a wheelchair should inform their airline of their needs in advance and contact the service provider Sky Cap (tel: +506-833 04 03).

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    Hotels in San José

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    San José is the centre of the country and almost all visitors will pass through at one point or another. From small guest houses to international chain hotels, accommodation is available in all price classes and levels of luxury.

    In the centre, it can get very lively at night. Otoya and Barrio Amón are quieter areas, where many boutique hotels have recently opened in the renovated historic buildings.

    Hotel Grano de Oro

    Calle 30, Avenida 2/4
    San José
    Costa Rica
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    Category: Luxurious

    This luxury hotel, which is housed in a historic building from 1910, is considered one of the best hotels in Central America. The opulent interior in a colonial style harks back to the time of the coffee barons. The courtyard terrace, which is in use by the hotel’s outstanding in-house restaurant, is particularly beautiful.

    Casa de las Tias

    Del cruce Escazu-Santa Ana
    San José
    Costa Rica
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    Category: Luxurious

    This little hotel is situated in the middle of a beautiful park, around six kilometres east of San José city centre in San Rafael de Escazú. The rooms are decorated with artwork by local artists. This charming establishment is recommended for everyone looking for a comfortable, quiet and authentic Costa Rican stay.

    Hotel Don Carlos

    Calle 9/19, Avenida 9
    Barrio Amon
    San José
    Costa Rica
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    Category: Moderate

    This boutique hotel in the up-and-coming Amón district offers double rooms, family rooms and suites. It occupies one of the elaborately renovated wooden houses there. The reception can arrange tours of San José, and trips to Tortuguero and the Irazú volcano.

    Hotel Alameda Cariari

    Casa 22/Calle Miraflores Bosques de Doña Claudia
    Ciudad Cariari, Asuncion
    San José
    Costa Rica
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    Category: Moderate

    This boutique hotel is located in a villa district near a golf course between Alajuela and San José. The ten rooms are bright and comfortably furnished, and the hotel also has an outdoor pool. The location and facilities make this hotel ideal for guests who want to relax before or after a long flight.

    Capital Hostel de Ciudad

    Avenida 16A
    San José
    Costa Rica
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    Category: Budget

    This friendly and modern hostel near the Parque La Sabana is a popular choice for young guests and families. There are both ensuite rooms and dormitories with a shared bathroom. A well-equipped kitchen is available for all guests. Breakfast is included in the price.

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    Hotels in Seville

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    With approximately 20,000 beds available for visitors, Seville has a good range of options for accommodation. In the years preceding Expo ‘92, many budget chain hotels were built. In recent years, however, some of the town palaces and stately homes in the city center have been converted into tasteful boutique hotels.

    Although there is an extensive range of options, you should always book in advance if you are visiting during the Easter period. Accommodations in Seville tend to be fully booked during Holy Week (Semana Santa) and Feria de Abril.

    Hotel Alfonso XIII

    San Fernando 2
    41004 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Luxury

    This Luxury Collection hotel from Starwood is in a palace that was built in 1929 for the Ibero-American Exposition. As was the case then, this is where wealthy international visitors and stars book their rooms. The location and facilities are excellent, and it has a distinguished atmosphere.

    Hotel Casa 1800

    Rodrigo Caro 6
    41004 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Luxury

    This centrally located early nineteenth century town palace is now home to a stylish boutique hotel with all of the modern conveniences. Magnificent chandeliers and hand-carved furniture add a finishing touch to the elegant interior. The roof garden with a pool and a view of the cathedral is a welcome extra.

    Hotel Casa Del Poeta

    Don Carlos Alonso Chaparro 3
    41004 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Moderate

    This boutique hotel is somewhat hidden away, and the rooms vary in terms of size and facilities. An apartment is also available. The rooms are arranged around a central patio, which features a little fountain.

    Posada Pilatos

    Calle Muro de los Navarros 22
    41003 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Moderate

    In the Alfalfa district, near Plaza San Augustín, there are apartments of various sizes. Shops and nightlife destinations are in close proximity.

    Pension Doña Pepa

    Juan de Vera, 20
    41003 Seville
    Spain
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    Category: Budget

    This little guest house is about 300 meters from Santa Justa train station and about a kilometer from the cathedral. The rooms vary in terms of size and facilities, but all guests can use the Wi-Fi and the lovely terrace.

     

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    Hotels in Marrakech

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    Marrakech offers a wide range of options for accommodation, including cheap dormitory rooms in hostels near to the Djemaa el Fna, hotels that belong to international chains and luxurious boutique hotels in lovingly restored Riad buildings.

    Villa des Orangers

    6 Rue Sidi Mimoun
    Marrakech
    Morocco
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    Category: Luxurious

    The furnishings in the rooms and lounges of this fantastic city center hotel are old-fashioned but they offer modern standards of comfort. Ornaments made of dark wood and well-placed marble elements create a dignified ambience. Guests have access to three patios and a garden pool.

    Les Deux Tours

    Douar Abiad
    Circuit de la Palmeraie
    Marrakech
    Morocco
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    Category: Luxurious

    This complex, which has Arab-Andalusian-style architecture, is nestled in a palm grove (the Palmeraie) slightly outside the city center. The rooms are light and spacious, offering modern luxury. The on-site spa and fitness facilities are a welcome extra. The hotel has two excellent restaurants.

    Dar les Cigognes

    22 Rué de Berima
    Marrakech
    Morocco
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    Category: Moderate

    This hotel is part of the Sanssouci Collection chain and it is located near the Royal Palace in the Medina quarter. The building was formerly a merchant’s house, and its colorful wooden ceilings have been lovingly and faithfully restored. It is an example of traditional Moroccan elegance from the colonial period. Guests have access to an incredible roof garden.

    Riad 11 Zitoun

    Riad Zizoun Laktim
    11 Derb Lakdar
    Marrakesh
    Marocco
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    Category: Moderate

    Careful thought has been given to the decor and furnishings of this stylishly renovated Riad building, where guests are made to feel at home. The Djemaa el Fna and the Medina quarter are just a few minutes’ walk away. As well as being able to make lunch and dinner reservations, guests can also book yoga classes on the roof terrace.

    Riad Ta'achchaqa

    Sidi Abdelaziz
    19 Derb Ouayhah
    Marrakech
    Morocco
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    Category: Budget

    Despite the central location of this small guesthouse, once the heavy entrance doors close behind you, you can barely hear the hustle and bustle of the Medina quarter. Good, simple rooms at sensible prices.