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Soluxe El Sesteo Hotel
Ranked #51 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Reviewed 24 April 2009

San Jose is a terrible city, avoid it as much as possible. Even if you are able to stay in one of the suburbs just outside the city you will be much better off. However, unfortunatly it is difficult to avoid the city all together since a lot of tours are based out of San jose and if you have business, as we did, then you most likely need to be in the city. This hotel has beautiful grounds and the staff is great. The bedrooms and bathrooms are a little on the sketchy side but I beleive the rest make up for it. Finding a reasonably priced hotel in San jose with a pool can be difficult. This one has a pool, hot tub, lots of free internet, and a great free breakfast. Most people seemed to be business travellers or vacationers using it as a home base. It's perfect for both.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 February 2009

My friend and I stayed for two weeks at The Apartotel Sesteo. The reason for our visit was for dental work in San Jose. The Hotel is about 15 minutes from the airport. We stayed in one of the rooms with the kitchen & living area. About the Hotel we found the grounds very lovely and very tropical. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, watching HBO in the room & the Wi Fi free internet and not to mention we had constant use of hot water. We found the staff here pleasant and helpful. The neighborhood is safe, taxi’s are plentiful (only use red taxi with yellow triangle on them.) There is also secured covered parking available if you have a rental car. Several restaurants are within walking distance. El Sesteo also provides a free delicious breakfast every morning. We would stay here again if I returned to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 January 2009

I live in Costa Rica and have to go to San Jose on a more-or-less-frequent basis. Whenever I am there I make sure to stay at the El Sesteo - after several bad experiences I've finally found a clean, accessible, friendly and reasonable place to stay in downtown San Jose.
It is located in a quiet area close to the Sabana-Park, still you can even walk to the hustle and bustle of the city-center (it's about 10-15 mins to the Coca Cola Bus terminal) or easily take a taxi - there is a taxi-stop about 100 feet from the hotel entrance.

There are different room categories - more basic ones with private bathroom or apartment-style ones with a separate kitchen area.

The hotel has a pool, secured parking, they will store your luggage and a decent breakfast is included in the room rate.

For the fast-food lovers there is a McDonald's, a Campesino and a chicken place just up the street.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 April 2008

The purpose of my visit was to have dental work done. I chose this property because of its close proximity to the oral surgeon's office, but the location would be convenient enough for others visiting San Jose. There is a small, pretty, lushly landscaped pool area. A good, hearty breakfast is included in the room rate. I had a small standard room. The room - while basic - was impeccably clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. I considered this property a great value.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 November 2007

Stayed at El Sesteo for 2 nights. Good Budget Hotel. Community computer with internet, great for checking emails. Includes breakfast. Water is only hot for a minute, but hey you are in Costa Rica. Staff very friendly. Decor was dated but currently undergoing renovations. Did meet lots of very nice guests. Would return again.

Stayed: September 2007
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Reviewed 31 January 2006

Hi,

I stayed here on my first night in Costa Rica and it was a disappointing start to the vacation. The rooms were like something out of the 1970s - which was probably the last time they were decorated.

The guys at reception were not great.

Security was good

Breakfast was the standard mix

  • Stayed: January 2006
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Reviewed 22 July 2005

We did not really enjoy San Jose, but this hotel was nice. We stayed here the night we arrived in C.R. and the night before our flight out. The gardens were nice and they have a pool and hot tub. We used the hot tub, the pool was too cold. They have a very good breakfast and nice eating area. The rooms were decent, but it was good for $45 a night. The parking area is safe. They have a guard who will flag down a taxi for you and run to open gate each time you come and go.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Address: Sabana sur, 150 meters south from the Libreria Universal, San Jose, 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #51 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range: £54 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Soluxe El Sesteo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soluxe El Sesteo Hotel offers the service of lodging to companies, institutions and public in general in a familiar atmosphere, executive and secure. You will be able to make your plans of work and personal order. Near to interest places such as: Airports, Banks, commercial zones and at just 5 minutes of San Jose downtown. ... more   less 
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