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Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
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Denver
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28 reviews
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“Recommend on way in or out”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

We traveled with a large family - 6 in total and I booked on Expedia by chance so we could be in the same room. This was perfect for our 1 night on the way back to the states. We returned our car and took a cab back here because they have a shuttle to the airport. I had no idea this was a more upscale area....hotel is dated but immaculate and clean and has charm. Our room had a kitchen and 4 beds. We had leftover food from our 1 week vacation which was perfect to finish out in our kitchen. We walked to dinner and the restaurants around here are really nice. Would recommend!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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NYC
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155 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

This place is good not great. The pool is nice, breakfast is a bit dull, rooms are comfortable and large. It's on a busy road that has lousy or no sidewalks, so walking anywhere is treacherous. The staff is quite helpful.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Lititz, PA
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

This is a four star facility but I give it five stars. The suites are large, modern, and kept immaculated clean. The rooms are comfortable, there is a kitchen with fridge, miscrowave, etc., and wi-fi access in the room is very good. This complex is very secure, and the employees are uniformly helpful and friendly. The small business center is free, the breakfast very good, and the fitness facility appreciated and modern. There is a busy road out front, but one can walk to the grocery. Don't look for historical atmosphere here, but this modern complex is a great gateway to Costa Rica. Escazu is expensive, so I thought that this hotel was a good deal.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Located in the center if Escazu rooms are clean pet friendly easy access
Prices are very fair
Easy access to the multiplazza (big mall)
By the freeway or the old road San Rafael
De Escazu
Parking is free breakfast too
Excellent security

  • Stayed November 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Makes you feel at home. Facilities are ok. Not a modern style but well keeper. Service is outstanding. Starting at the chek in, service ladies, gate man, everyone has a greeting for you and are looking for help you.
GReat playground, just what children need.
They are able to solve whatever need you have during your stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed at the villas del rio during our recent trip to Costa Rica. Excellent choice, real value for money. The rooms are spacious & comfortable. The front desk folks are very helpful with tour bookings and pleasant. There is a nice little pizza place called Pane e Vino just down the road towards the left. For vegetarians who don't speak Spanish get the "Livio". It is out of this world, delicious & loaded with veggie toppings.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This is a two thumbs and one paw up review for the Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio in Escazu, Costa Rica. We have stayed here perhaps eight times in the past two years and everytime the hotel staff has been extremely friendly and attentive. (Birthday wishes were recently received via e-mail). The hotel specializes in apartments/suites and it is wonderful to have multiple bathrooms, a kitchen and separate living room in additon to the bedroom(s). The hotel is well maintained with two beautiful swimming pools - the tropical plants are amazing. A nice breakfast is included in the price of the apartment/suite and the hotel provides free transportation to and from the San Jose (Santamaria) International Airport.

Beyond having very nice facilities, this hotel is extremely well situated for shopping at the stores in Escazu which is a huge plus for guests who live at least part time in Costa Rica and are seeking some upscale stores. It is also located very near CIMA Hospital.

But as the title of this review suggests, the biggest plus for us is that Villas Del Rio is pet friendly. Our dog Neemo loves Villas Del Rio. During our next to last visit, the hotel staff arranged a pet sitter for Neemo while we went sight seeing (day one) and visited a dentist in downtown San Jose (day two). The pet sitter more than met our expectations.

So why not an excellent rating? The one downside to Villas is that it is located on a busy street and there is considerable street noise (e.g. motorcycles) in some, if not all, of the rooms. There are many upsides to the location (shopping, restaurants, located across the street from the Country Club of Costa Rica) but the street noise cannot be overlooked and prevents us giving the very highest rating.

Despite the noise, we plan to return to Villas on August 1st.

Bill, Linda and Neemo Gossard
Arenal, Costa Rica; Miami, FL

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
Address: | P.O. Box 1188-1007, San Rafael de Escazu 1188-1007, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Rafael de Escazu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in San Rafael de Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will find that at Villas del Ro, your stay will definitely feel a lot closer to home.The furnished apartments and fully equipped kitchens provide everything necessary to make your stay more pleasant and comfortable. With daily maid and laundry service, as well as a mini- market with a wide assortment of products.• Apartment-suites with one, two or three bedrooms• Cable TV, air conditioning, voice mail• Meeting room and a free 24 hour internet service• 2 swimming pools (1 heated), Jacuzzi and playground• Extensive gardens and designated pet areas• BarAt Villas del Río they take good care of the guest. The strict security measures and surveillance guarantee that your stay will be free of worries.• Spacious FREE private parking• 24 hours security• Electronic safe deposit boxesApartotel & Suites Villas del Río has an excellent strategic location for your next business or leisure trip. The elegant and ample apartments with all the modern amenities make you feel at home.• Friendly staff eager to help you 24 hours a day• Additional services and assistance upon request• Easy access to some of the most important shopping and entertainment centers, office buildings, restaurants and other services• Free shuttle service from and to the Airport (24 hours)The various lodging solutions, competitive rates as well as ideal facilities and outstanding services make Apartotel & Suites Villas del Ro one of your best choices in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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Apartotel & Suites Villas Del Rio Hotel San Rafael De Escazu
Apartotel And Suites Villas Del Rio
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