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Soluxe El Sesteo Hotel

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Sabana sur, 150 meters south from the Libreria Universal, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went here and found that it was OK. The staff, especially the front desk, was helpful and friendly.The family room was spacious, but the clock didn't work, the stoves burners were all messed up and there were cigarette burns on the couch and one of the sheets. The Wi-Fi was sometimes spotty in our room. The breakfast was not nearly... More 

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ventura
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Formerly Apartel El Sesteo, this quaint little neighborhood hotel was a favorite of ours when visiting family in The Sabana Sur area of San Jose. However, since it was sold to a Chinese chain, it has suffered a bit of neglect. The restaurant still had a delicious free breakfast, but I hated when they ran out of certain items and... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a strange hotel. On the plus side the room was clean and comfortable, the pool area a really nice place to hang out and the staff efficient and friendly. On the down side there is no bar, something we would have appreciated on the final night of a long trip and the hotel seems to have a rather... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I thought I was in a fancy NY hotel with all that security...Front desk was very helpful and understood English..I got a discount being a Dr. Anglada patient. Carpet looked new and hotel was in good shape. Breakfast was excellent with mixed fresh fruit and eggs were served to me cause of my chewing needs. Location was very good for... More 

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Greenwood, Maine, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed here for two nights as part of a larger group package. Hot water was not to had nor was an adequate supply of towels. Air conditioning was not an option. I wouldn't trust the room's door to keep out a strong wind let alone someone who wanted to break into your room. There is a bonus of staying... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Visited Costa Rica for Dental services and Tourism; both were a great experience. Unfortunately, the same could not be said of our stay in El Sesteo which as others have noted has apparently gone down hill. Proven by the overall dated appearance of the property and rooms, and compounded by the poor front desk service. Added to the overall bad... More 

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Comox, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I haven't stayed here for a couple of years but before that, every year for differing periods of time. I like that it is close to Sabana Park. Lots going on there. The nearby restaurants are not great - with a couple of exceptions. If you like fast food, it is available at McDonalds. But, it is near to bus... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

You know, any time your interaction includes apologizing to the receptionist for having to interrupt him to get your key to your room, it's probably downhill from there. I've stayed at this hotel several times over the years, it's proximity to Sabana park, ARCR, and other services makes it pretty convenient; but since it's been purchased (presumably by a Chinese... More 

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I have stayed there several times and each time is a positive experience. Breakfast is good, as well as the friendly staff. convenient to dental clinics, in same neighbourhood. Walking distance to some nice smaller restaurants. Good for bus routes, and also has indoor parking if have a car to park. Has a nice pool area, but we have not... More 

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Torremolinos, Andalucia, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The Registraion desk is manned by very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful young men. They will suggest interesting or exciting places to visit and order your tour or taxi or make reservations. They are fluent in English, so it's a relief when your Spanish isn't quite clear enough to explain your needs. There are two stories to this Ushaped hotel with... More 

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