Casino Europa at Radisson Hotel Review
Radisson Hotel Group has provided one of the top casinos in Costa Rica. They are an international hospitality group that has accommodation services at over 900 locations worldwide. Radisson Hotel & Casino Europa is located right in the city center of San Jose.
San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica, featuring numerous tourist destinations both within the city limits and in the surrounding countryside. The city is home to a diverse collection of nightclubs, national museums of art and history, and the old part of the city which houses Spanish colonial architecture.
Natural parks are another popular attraction around the city of San Jose, and are a must-see. Nearby options include Braulio Carrillo National Park, Tapanti National Park, Los Quetzales National Park, and Volcano Irazu.
The nearest airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport, is roughly a 20 km drive from Casino Europa and will take you around 30 minutes by road. Transportation options include public buses and taxis as well as plenty of car rental agencies. The hotel has free self-service parking as well as an airport shuttle service.
Casino Europa at Radisson Hotel
At roughly 4,000 square feet, this casino is not very large; but considered right around average for Costa Rica. It has a number of tables and electronic games located throughout its main gaming room. There is a separate poker room which offers tournaments. The casino has lush carpets and walls are vibrantly painted to offer an exciting environment.
This casino is very popular and has many exciting features to attract gamblers. Their main gambling hall is large and all the games are sufficiently spaced so that you aren’t boxed in. The poker room is popular for its No-Limit Texas Hold’Em events. Other high limit games are found on the main casino floor with their blackjack and poker tables reaching the highest maximums.
Radisson Hotel has a restaurant and bar with multiple TVs. The restaurant and bar both serve casino guests, and free non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks are available on the casino floor from waitresses. The Radisson Rewards program is available to all guests and lets them earn reward points while gambling or spending money at any of their facilities. These points can be redeemed at any of their hotels worldwide.
The casino is open every day – but they only offer electronic games starting at 4 AM (when the table games close). Table games open at 6 PM every evening.
Table Games at Casino Europa
There are 12 table games available at Casino Europa and they cover most categories with roulette, blackjack, and poker variants making up most of the tables.
There are 2 roulette games available, both a traditional and an electronic version. The electronic roulette machine is open all day, along with the other electronic games. Both tables feature American Roulette.
There are numerous blackjack tables which differ in the maximum bets allowed per hand. The highest game room limits are found at the $50 maximum table.
Poker is also a higher limit game that can be found in the main hall and allows bets of up to $25. The varieties on offer in the main hall are Pai Gow, Let it Ride, and Three Card Poker. When you venture into the poker room, you will notice that only Texas Hold‘Em is played there.
Slots and Video Poker at Casino Europa
There are 120+ slot machines available at Casino Europa, making it one of the largest collections in Costa Rica. You will find all popular electronic games including slot machines with progressive jackpots and bonus features, video poker and electronic table games.
There are both single denomination and multi-denomination slot machines that range from $0.01 to $5 per credit. Higher jackpots are available at their in-house progressive jackpot machines of which there are 5.
Other electronic games include video poker, virtual blackjack and roulette.
Hotel and Accommodations at Casino Europa
Radisson Hotels are internationally famous for their quality service and consistency. Radisson Hotel San Jose is a viable choice for anyone interested in visiting Casino Europa and other parts of Costa Rica.
They have five room choices available ranging from standard rooms to suites. They even have a business orientated room. Their standard room is approximately 485 square feet and will cost you between $90 and $110.
Amenities, which are available to all guests, include free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, laundry and room service, a restaurant and bar, a spa, fitness center, and hot tub.
The hotel check-in and check-out times are 3 PM and 12 PM respectively.
Restaurants at Casino Europa
Radisson Hotel San Jose has two on-site restaurants, namely Acuarelas Restaurant and Café Tropical, and a bar; Bar Jobo.
Café Tropical is open for breakfast and lunch, while Acuarelas Restaurant is where you will go in the evenings for dinner. Café Tropical has light items as well as a wide selection of coffees. Acuarelas has a menu that is in-between fine dining and casual and they have a menu that borrows from many different international cuisines.
Bar Jobo is a nice place to enjoy an afternoon snack and sundowners with cocktails being their most popular item.
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