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Apartotel La Sabana
Ranked #3 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

We arrived after a long day of travel to find a beautiful place to rest! Apartotel La Sabana greeted us with a cup of coffee and cookie, warm smile, and beautiful garden area with pool. The room was clean, comfortable with a good mattress. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. Inside secure parking, felt very safe, walking distance to the park, made our transfer on the interbus for us... We could go on and on, but you get the picture. A must if you are in San Jose.

Room Tip: All rooms are good, but a room facing the pool would have a better view.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2013

Thank you for such a beautiful review! We have a very special group of people that put their hearts into everything they do: from opening the door for you to making your welcome cookies. We are so blessed to have such a great team working for us. They will be delighted to know everything went well with your stay. We hope to be able to serve you again very soon. Best regards!

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Reviewed 8 February 2013

We booked into the hotel at the last minute based upon a recommendation from the owner of the Arco Iris Hotel in Tamarindo. The only available room had a kitchen which we did not need as we were only staying for one night but we needed a room so we ended up paying a bit more.
The hotel was a treat. It is older and thus has some personality with an interesting layout, colourful mosiacs and the provision of chilled drinking water stations on each floor The room was quiet and very clean; an excellent TV in the bedroom and good wifi.
Other reviews have mentioned the breakfast and we can support their high opinion. This was the only hotel we used in Costa Rica that provided hot milk at the breakfast bar so I finally was able to have cafe con leche. There was a selection of juices, eggs prepared to order, traditional foods, etc.
The area is quiet and away from the action. We arrived late and walked two short blocks to a Burger King for our only chain restaurant meal of our trip. We had a free morning before going to the airport and went for a stroll in the La Sabana Park ony one block away. The park felt very safe with joggers and other people - just an excellent way to end of Costa Rica vacation.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2013

Thank you for such a nice review. We are so glad we could be a part of your trip to Costa Rica, and that everything worked out so well. Our mosaic work is done by our official artist Patricia Barrantes, a very gifted and talented woman. She is also the painter of our murals depicting life in rural Costa Rica. We hope that you decide to spend more days in San José during your next trip and that we will have the pleasure of serving you again. Best regards!

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Reviewed 6 February 2013

Stayed here a little while ago. Myself and a buddy rented a 2 bedroom 2 bath suite. Had a huge living room area, and i believe the sofa also pulled out into another bed, so you had basically 3 beds. The only bad thing is for the single guy going there, it is a bit far from the "gringo gulch". The taxi ride will take you about 15-20 minutes to get to the heart of SJ.
If you have just one girlfriend and want a nice quiet place to stay, this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2013

Thank you for such a nice review! We are so glad you found our hotel private and tranquil, we take pride in being an oasis inside our busy city! Our guest´s privacy and relaxation are one of our main goals. Best regards.

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Reviewed 2 February 2013

Wonderful hotel in a quiet ,safe neighbor about two miles west of center city and next to Parque Sabana. Helpful, friendly staff, excellent complimentary breakfast,and free transportation to and from the airport all for a modest rate make this a hard to beat place to stay .

Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you found our location and services up to your expectations! We strive to be the best combination of services, warmth, location and charm in the city! Best regards and hope to be able to serve you again in the future.

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Reviewed 8 January 2013

The hotel was very good and quiet, located in a safe area. Though, not very close to a lot of restaurants (especially for walking at night..), and a couple of restaurants that were close, were closed while we were there.
The staff was really nice and really helpful with booking our trips and by double checking some details. The breakfast was really good too.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2013

Thank you for your review! We are sorry you found some of the restaurants nearby closed during your visit. San José generally takes it´s vacation during the end of the year and the first week of the new year. Your trip probably coincided with these festivities. We are glad you found our breakfast enjoyable, it is done with much care and thoughtfulness! Best regards and hope to be able to serve you soon again.

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Reviewed 23 December 2012

This is a very nice hotel, with comfortable rooms and excellent breakfasts. The distinction of the hotel and the great advantage is its location. It is close to the city center, but in a very quiet area, at a certain distance from the main street. Because of it does not hear the noise of the road and the city in hotel - that is really very good for San Jose! Recommend to visit the capital :)

Room Tip: Rooms better with views of the swimming pool
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2012

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you found our location to be a great asset. We think we have the best of both worlds: accesible and private at the same time. We hope to be able to serve you very soon and wish you a very happy new year. Best regards.

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Reviewed 11 December 2012 via mobile

I came to Costa Rica to obtain dental care. La Sabana was very good returning emails while I was researching accommodations and offered one of the lowest rates for my 10 day stay. They offer several room types including apartments complete with full kitchens but I opted for a standard room for my stay. The rooms are quite, air conditioned, good sized, clean and bright. Included with the cost of the room is an outstanding breakfast buffet that offers fresh fruit, juices, eggs, pancakes and too many items to list.

All staff i encountered were extremely courteous and very helpful. The evening manager, Yonder was especially helpful. When I arrived to the hotel in the evening after hours in a dental chair, he knew I would have trouble finding suitable food to eat. He prepared and served soft food I could eat and the meals were complimentary. I have never seen anyone provide this type of service for a stranger from another country.

I would highly recommend La Sabana.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2012

Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad everything went smoothly during your last visit! We have a very special group of people working for us, who are always trying to foresee any needs that our guests might require. We understand dental care can be a very exhausting experience, both physically and emotionally. This is specially true on the day of the big surgery, so we came up with a special menu for our guests while they are recuperating from this intense day. We are so glad you enjoyed the soup and jello! They are made with a lot of care and good intentions. We hope to be able to serve you again very soon!

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Address: Sabana Norte | From Rostipollos Restaurant 150 Meters North, San Jose 658-1200, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Jose
#3 Family Hotel in San Jose
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#5 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: £67 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartotel La Sabana 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apartotel La Sabana is the perfect mix between an apartment and a hotel.Our fully serviced apartments are the ideal lodging with the comfort of home yet with all the benefits of a hotel, such as room service, front desk services, private parking, laundry, safe deposit box, breakfast and more.We have very competitive rates, specially for long-stay trips either for a single corporate business traveler, for family groups or groups of friends.Enjoy all the privacy that you need with great independence in a friendly environment. ... more   less 
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