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Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

This is the second time this year we have stated here. Service is excellent. There is some street noise, but that is common in Escazu. We took two teen grand children to Costa RIca and spent 2 nights here. Free breakfast and airport pick up is a plus.
There are 2 pools for entertainment. You can take a taxi cheap to locale restaurants or the mall for $ 4 +/- as I recall.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

I spent a week at this property in June of 2014. It's worthy of a five star review, but I have a couple of small suggestions for the owners.

The property is in a great location in Escazu. If you're an American visiting San Jose for the first time, I'd recommend this area if you want to feel as close to home as possible. The property sits behind a manned gate, but the area is very safe and you would feel comfortable walking around at night, or at least we did. We had a car & had a choice of dozens of restaurants within a 5 minute drive (unless there's traffic, then 5 = 15).

We had a two bedroom apartment, it's nicely furnished with everything you need. It's not the most quiet location, it's on a street and there were sounds of dogs barking and some traffic, but it didn't bother us much.

The staff was very friendly, arranged a cab for me a couple of times when I didn't want to drive and the breakfast was very nice.

Just a few suggestions or things that you may want to know:

-the beds were as hard as anything I've ever slept on. We were in the handicap accessible room, so it may have been related to this, I am not sure.

-the fitness center has really, really old equipment, like army surplus old stuff. And I mean civil war era. It was a nice little room, but some new treadmills and dumbells would be a nice upgrade.

-my bedroom was lacking in electrical outlets, one was taken by the wi-fi and the other for a lamp, so I had to choose between my charger, my lamp or the alarm clock.

Nothing more than minor inconveniences, but just my $0.02.

Thanks for a great stay, I'll be back!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Great Breakfast
Huge Apartments for a single guy like me.

Nice secure environment.

Really helpful staff although language gets in the way sometimes :).

Away from hustle of the main san hose downtown, so you do need a travel mode to go to malls and business districts.

I will give it 4.5 stars

Room Tip: Go for the ground floor roms beside the Pool. Room 111 is where I stayed at.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank SumitS1961
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

we did last minute booking in spring break in April 2014,, glad we picked up right choice..
rooms are good,, clean ..breakfast t is great as well...pool is good and clean..
service of staff is fantastic... i recommend 4.5 star...

Room Tip: we stayed on 1st floor... elevotor some times saw out of order...we never had to use it but ..enjoye...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank JONY99
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We have stayed here 5 or 6 times. It is always clean and the staff is hard working. It is nice to have breakfast each morning. The swimming pool and hot tub are great. The airport shuttle takes a lot of stress off coming and going back to the states.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jay S
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We have stayed here twice now. The rooms are large, especially the one bedroom suite. Breakfast is also provided. The is a washer and dryer available as well.A business office is also available for computer access. It is secure, clean and the staff are very welcoming and helpful. They arranged to have us picked up at the airport for no charge. The only downside is that it is on the main road through Escazu which means you get lots of noise from trucks, buses and the motorcycles. (Typical of Costa RIca). It is walking distance to some restaurants nearby and a shot cab ride to the mall or downtown Escazu.
We plan to return to Costa Rica again this summer and plan to stay there once again.
There are two pools, however we did not use them.

Room Tip: Rooms on the street side can be a little noisy.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We've spent several weeks at this wonderfull hotel. The staff is very nice and friendly. Breakfast is more than sufficient and fresh. The place even includes a tiny supermarket for basic necessities.
Rooms are impeccable and very quiet.
A true value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Jean L
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Additional Information about 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:
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 #3 of 3 Hotels in San Rafael de Escazu
Price Range: £66 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 And Suites Villas Del Rio
Apartotel & Suites Villas Del Rio Hotel San Rafael De Escazu
Apartotel Hotel Del Rio
Apartotel & Suites Villas Del Rio Province Of San Jose, Costa Rica

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