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Apartotel Suites Cristina
Ranked #18 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Sunnyvale, California
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay and we will return!”
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Myself and two girlfriends shared a two bedroom, two bath apartment for 16 nights here.
The apartment was fully furnished and included a fully equipped kitchen with all appliances, cookware, china and utentials. Each bedroom had television with all the cable channels, air conditioning, desk and chair and lots of closet space. Bathrooms each had hair dryers. Front living room had hook-up for free internet. We had daily maid service, so the apartment always remained clean and with fresh towels in the bathrooms and kitchen. The office staff spoke English, and Elizabeth, whom we spoke to most often was always very helpful. The hotel has a swimming pool and next to it a very nice seating area where a breakfast buffet is served every morning from 6:30-10:00 am.
They also offer laundry service or one can wash and dry using the machines on the ground floor. If you need to use a computer, there is one available for guest use there as well. I do recommend paying with cash as you will get a discount. Hotel telephone use cost $ .94 per minute to the US.
Over all I like this hotel and it's staff, charm and cleanliness.
It was a short walk to one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area. Otherwise we took a taxi across town to other establishments costing $2-3 each trip.
I highly recommend eating at the small cafe's called Soda's as other restaurants get quite expensive.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the kitchen area, as it can be very noisy in the mornings.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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NY
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2011

I stayed here with a friend who was having dental surgery in San Jose. I had booked us a 2 bedroom 1 bath suite, which turned out to be wonderful. Upon arrival we were shown to our room on the 1st level. You walk into a living room/kitchen combo which has everything you need for an extended stay. Not fancy on any level but very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Down a small hall you come to the bedrooms and very large well equipped bathroom. The master bedroom has a king bed , 2 big closets and a set of drawers, along with a safe. The 2nd bedroom was 2 twins and again 2 closets. Plenty of space for everything. What I found delightful was that there were 2 seperate yet private " courtyard gardens" within the unit itself. They were filled with all sorts of plants, yet they were not " in" your room, yet they were not part of the common areas. Very interesting layout. The bedrooms are airconditoned, but the kitchen living areas are not.. but you dont need it with the windows open. The common areas were well maintained and the coffee was delicious 24/7. The included breakfast was also very good. Plenty of choices without being overwhelming. Fresh fruit juices were served as well. There is a pool in the courtyard that looked well kept although I never went in. There is also an Italian resturaunt on the 2nd level that was very good. We never went there but ordered in from them 2 nights ( They deliver - room service)
The staff was charming and helpful and the laundry in the basement came in handy.
This was a great place to stay for our purpose.. very very quiet for those needing to recuperate and super clean. I highly recommend it and am looking forward to returning in a few months as the " dental patient companion ". Pura Vida !

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2011

This apartment hotel comes highly recommended but as I was travelling solo and I just needed an overnight airport stop it was the wrong place also as it was Easter weekend pretty much everything except the Subway at the end of the road was closed. Even the staff didn't refill the inclusive tea, coffee etc. There was nothing except an over priced vending machine in the basement.

I detest when taxes aren't shown. I arrived at 11pm at night and left 10pm the next night, which meant paying for 2 nights b&b even though it was less than 24 hours and I missed breakfast overall cost US$144. There is a 7% discount if you pay cash but it was the end of my trip and I didn't have it.

There is no bath tub and the shower pressure is weak and not very hot.

There was no Wi-Fi but there are 4 free computer terminals available 24/7, no speakers, no Skype and no air con and as it is next to the laundry it can get overheated.

There was no kettle
It was noisy.

However taxi drivers are easy to bargain with. On both occasions they said their price. I showed what cash I had and we agreed.

I can't dispute the rooms are spotless and the beds and big, high, comfy and 5 star. Lots of TV channels as well.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Cleveland,ohio
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2011

My adult daughter and I spent 12 days here as our home base for a combo dental/vacation. I loved it - great price for longer stays. We had a 2 bedroom/1 bath. Enjoyed breakfast by the pool each day. Plan to return in 6 months

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank cnm55
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Prince George, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2011

Sergio and the staff at the Cristina are second to none. They are always doing all they can to make your stay comfortable. The "apartments" are spotless and the staff at the Cristina are always cheerful and extremely helpful. This apartment/hotel is the one we will always go to in San Jose and we have never been dissapointed. The pool is always clean and the breakfasts are always very good and abundant. Very nice to be greeted like family whenever we return. The internet is a wonderful addition as well as the fact that the staff in the lobby speak english. I give this hotel a 10 out of 10 every time I have stayed here. The manager Sergio and his staff do an excellent job at the Cristina.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shari-BBC
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Auburn, AL
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2011

Thanks, Tripadvisor, for directing me to this hotel. It's really like a big B&B since you get wonderful support for tours and restaurants and terrific free breakfasts poolside. We had a full apartment including kitchen and bedroom. The queen-sized bed was super-comfortable. The a/c was perfect. The hotel is located away from downtown (and you really don't want to stay downtown) but just a short taxi ride and taxis are plentiful and cheap. The neighborhood is reasonably safe. We walked around at night with no problems. Several good restaurants in walking distance. One tip: take advantage of the cash discount offered by the hotel. Also, the hotel will convert your money at a better rate than at the airport.
Be sure to visit the art museum in the nearby park. Excellent presentation.. and it's free.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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west hempstead
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2011

two bedroom suites offered spacious comfort and modern convenience. The poolside breakfast buffet was extensive and unlimited. Round the clock tea, coffee and water easily accessible. Excellent value for the cost.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Apartotel Suites Cristina

Property: Apartotel Suites Cristina
Address: Norte del Ice 300 | Sabana Norte, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Jose
#4 Family Hotel in San Jose
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apartotel Suites Cristina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer comfortable and fully equipped Suites-Apartments with 1,2 or 3 bedrooms from 420 to 1000 square feet. We have free airport(SJO) to hotel transportation, and we charge US$5 from hotel to the Airport, both services must be booked with us. Free high speed wi-fi and free buffet breakfast. We specialize in medical tourism, families and business travelers. ... more   less 
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