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Apartotel La Sabana
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

This little hotel was great!! The rooms were clean, the staff was very friendly and most spoke English fluently. The breakfast was delicious. The rooms were a good size and lovely. The pool and courtyard area was beautiful and calm. This was a great place to stay!

Room Tip: Try and stay away from the rooms near the parking lot, but even then it was not bad at all.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Theresa G
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2013

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and had a chance to relax and soak in the tropical sun at our pool. It is a very special spot in the hotel, the mosaic work around the pool and on the fountain was done by local artist Patricia Barrantes. Hope to be able to serve you again in the future! Best regards.

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

We have stayed here several times in the past 2 years. it is a small hotel on a quiet street just 3 blocks from La Sabana Park and national stadium. Very good base for exploring the San Jose area. Just 15 minutes from SJO on the edge of downtown area. Rooms are very comfortable, good breakfast included, enclosed parking area and great staff. Fast food to nice restaurants within walking distance. Grocery stores nearby, Apartments with full kitchens available at less that $100 per night.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back away from the street. Its a quiet street but there is some traffic and front rooms are very close to street.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Michael C
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2013

Thank you for your nice review! We are very proud of both our location and our staff. As we say, we have the best of both worlds: accessible and private location at the same time! As a team, we strive to also have the best of both worlds: provide service which is highly efficient yet personal. Hope to continue having the pleasure of serving you when you come to San José. Best regards!

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Reviewed 15 February 2013

As close to perfect as it gets...
My wife and I found this to be an excellent place to stay...and great value.
The staff is friendly and helpful. They pick you up from the airport on arrival and greet you at the hotel with the snack wagon. I went to SJ for dental work and some late afternoons when we were just hanging around the pool recovering they even brought us soups (that I could eat easily)..it was very thoughtful.
Also.. the breakfast buffet is outstanding !!..and very imaginative.
We stayed in a room overlooking the pool...which I would also recommend.
It's not next to busy Centro... but right across from La Sabana Park (which for me is the best location in SJ)
We are “experienced travelers” ...and found this place to be a gem.
I have added some photos..

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NewYorkHappyCouple
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2013

Thank you su much for your review! We are so happy to know that we could help durng your recovery from dental treatment. We know it can be an exhausting experience and try to make it a little less painful for our guests. We hope you visit us again, it will be a pleasure to serve you! Best regards.

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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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1  Thank KathyC59
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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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