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Apartotel La Sabana
Ranked #2 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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Anchorage, Alaska
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic as always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

As far as I'm concerned this is the only place to stay in San Jose. I've just returned from another lovely time there. The staff is fantastic and incredibly helpful. Yes, San Jose is not the world's most beautiful city but Apartotel la Sabana is an oasis. Gracias por todo!!

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thank you so much, that is such a great review! We do like to think of ourselves as an oasis of tranquility and relaxation in the middle of your trip, wether you are working or visiting. We hope that the next time we have the pleasure of serving you, our city will be lovelier. The Sabana Park area has recently been really blooming into a residential, commertial and dinning center of San José. Also, the city has been increasing it´s cultural and artistic offer, which makes it very interesting! Our weekly schedule posted by our front desk lets our guests know what is happening in the cultural scene in San José during their stay, so that we can all enjoy what the city has to offer. Thank you for your kind words, we hope you have a great day! Best regards.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Comfortable, clean, very tidy. The breakfast was very good and the staff was friendly. The complimentary shuttle service ran as expected. We didn't get a chance to take a dip in the pool but it looked very inviting.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thank you for your review! We are so glad everything worked well during your stay! Hopefully, the next time we have the pleasure of serving you, you will get a chance to have a dip in our pool! It will be waiting for you! Thank you so much and have a great day. Best regards!
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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We had a very pleasant stay here. The rooms are clean and neat. The staff is very friendly! We really enjoyed their buffet style breakfast. They will make you eggs whichever way you prefer them. Omelettes, sunny side up, etc. The front desk staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so glad everything went well during your stay. We have the greatest team ever assembled for a hotel! Everyone, from the lovely ladies that serve you breakfast to our front desk personnel, are 100% committed to making your stay a memorable one. We remind ourselves every day how lucky we are! Hope to serve you again very soon. Thank you so much and have a great day. Best regards.
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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

This is the forth time we have stayed at this hotel over the last two years. We can afford more expensive hotels but find this modestly priced hotel to be friendly, safe, clean, and well staffed with people who never move on to other jobs. We especially like sitting on the balcony overlooking the pool in the afternoons and early evening to enjoy a glass of wine and eat a few snacks that we buy at the very nearby grocery store. There is a really good Italian restuarant about five minutes walk from here and a probable five star restuarant well hidden in an antique shop across the street that has no sign and is booked by word of mouth only. See Tripadvisor restaurants for the name and reservation number. There are other good restaurants a short cab drive from here as well. A large park and soccer stadium is a short five minute walk as well.
This is a great little place to stay if you are not looking for Ritz Carlton type amenities.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cwhoughton
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you have decided to come back time and time again. It makes us feel very proud and excited about the work we do. We are definitely the luckiest hotel in Costa Rica, we have a wonderful group of people, who do everything with care and love. Although we respect large hotel chains, we are completely focused on personalized service, spotless clean rooms and a very unique decor. We hope that the experience we provide is not only comfortable but a memorable and remarkable one! Hope to be able to serve you again very soon. Thank you and best regards.
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Burnet, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Recent 3 night stay very well satisfied from beginning to end. Front desk personnel extremely helpful even to point of helping us exchange some out of date colones we had from previous Costa Rica trips. The hotel is clean, the beds are comfortable, the breakfast with eggs cooked to order was excellent, and the 24 hour FRESH HOT coffee was very much appreciated. The transfer van arrived exactly @ 5:10am as scheduled. We have traveled to Costa Rica @ least 12 times in the past 8 years, we obviously recommend La Sabana. For the money this is as good as it gets.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dan B
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you for such a great review! We are so glad we were able to make your trip pleasant and comfortable. We are so lucky to have a great team of people dedicated to service; from the ladies that serve breakfast and make sure the coffee is always fresh and steamy, to our front desk personnel trying their best to make your stay a memorable experience! Our motto is: do everything with love and care. We hope to be able to serve you again very soon in the future. Thank you so much and have a great day. Best regards.
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

Overall, the service and price more than make up for the simple decor. Highly recommend.

The hotel staff is very friendly and attentive. The concierge exchanged currency, called taxis, gave recommendations, coordinated our airport shuttle, spoke English-the works.

As far as location, it is within walking distance of several fast food places, an ATM, as well as a park. A cab ride across town was $4,000 colones (approx $8 USD).

The room itself is very clean and has a minimalist "modern" look. The WiFi is fast, and the tv is equipped with satellite service. The bed is comfortable. There are water coolers available in the hall. The hotel has a beautiful, centrally located pool that was enjoyed by other guests throughout the day.

As far as breakfast I'm unable to comment as the airport shuttle was at 5am, but the room in which it is served was very clean and looked really nice.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you very much for your great review!! We are so glad everything went well during your stay and that we were able to fulfill your expectations! Our definition of luxurious is: simple and cozy with a pinch of artistic!! We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and service, and hope to be able to serve you again in the future!! Best regards.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

The hotel is a little bit "tired", but it still a very good option at a fair price: clean, comfortable, not so noisy, a few good restaurants nearby, and an absolutely excelent breakfast! This is outstanding and not only for the very good and abundant buffet, but also for the atmosphere: you can have it outside by the pool, or inside in a happily painted tropical breakfast room.

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Thank you very much for your review! Our local artist Patricia Barrantes designed and decorated our pool area and breakfast room. The pool area´s mosaics and waterfall are inspired by the sea, and our breakfast room is a typical market place of colonial San José. We are so glad you enjoyed them! We are currently working on restoration of doors and wooden furniture in the apartments, hopefully next time you visit you will be able to enjoy them! Thank you for pointing it out. We hope to be able to serve you again very soon. Best regards!
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Property: Apartotel La Sabana
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
#8 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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