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Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio

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| P.O. Box 1188-1007, San Rafael de Escazu 1188-1007, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Escazu, Costa Rica
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54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moving from Mexico to Costa Rica, my company sent me in my temporary living time to Villas del Rio. There seems to be a dual 'target market' in this aparhotel: expatriates arriving and looking for a permanent place and regular american tourists using Escazú as their headquarters for exploring the country. I certainly don't know if the casual tourist gets... More 

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csotela, Gerente at Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio, responded to this review

Dear dyhtstriyk: Hope you are doing very well! Thank you in advance for your comments of your stay at Villas del Río. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are really sorry for any inconvenience during your stay. Unfortunately after the Easter days there was a problem with the Company that provides us the gas to... More 

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there were so many hotels to. Nooses from in San Jose, CR and this one is a winner! In this upscale suburb (Escazu) this gated hotel and suites complex is decorated beautifully, with a fully equipped kitchen and beautiful leather furniture. Each villa has 6or8 units. We chose the 883 sq. ft 2bedroom suite because I wAs having dental implants... More 

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csotela, Gerente at Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio, responded to this review

Dear mpituroo, We are very happy to see this beautiful comments of your experience at Villas del Río. We hope as well that your dental treatment has successfully completed. Looking forward to see you again! Have a great day! Regards, Cristina More 

Kernersville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had a fantastic stay at Villas del Rio. The grounds were beautiful and felt well-insulated from the neighborhood, which felt quite safe. The staff were extremely helpful and kind. The breakfast was the same nearly every day, but delicious. The main pool was charming, and the apartments were well outfitted in all the necessities. Our family of 6 appreciated... More 

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csotela, Gerente at Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio, responded to this review

Dear JoyBlaser, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments of your stay at Villas del Río. We are glad that you enjoyed it! Don't hesitate in contact us soon to make another great experience for you at the Apartotel. Regards, Cristina Sotela More 

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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Planning to stay long in Escazu, San Jose and need a mini-kitchen? So you can cook by stove or microwave with a full size refrigerator. Looking for a secure place with friendly professional bilingual staff that are helpful, accommodating, and hospitable? With a decent breakfast buffet of fruits, breads, cheese and some cold cuts? This is your place. The rooms... More 

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csotela, Gerente at Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio, responded to this review

Dear Warren, Thank you so much for taking your time and tell us your experience at Villas del Río. We are really glad that you enjoyed it. Sorry for any inconveniences during your stay. Unfortunately the days that you were at the Apartotel, there was a lack in all the country of gas to heat our jacuzzi and pool. It... More 

Downey, California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

the place from the outside looks amazing and the area is high end area . but the interior is something else the furniture and everything else inside is not that good for my choice the sofas are old ,the living room tv is small, the place has new microwave the sotve is nice the fridge but other then that the... More 

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csotela, Gerente at Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio, responded to this review

Good Morning Mr. Everardo, First of all, thank you for chossing us as an option to stay with your family. All these sugestions and comments are very welcome at Villas del Río so that we can improve. Recently we are working with an innovation plan in which we are purchasing new microwaves, refrigerators, smart tv's with Netflix incoporated, and many... More 

NYC
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The hotel staff is exceptional, they are always willing and able to help. The breakfasts are great, but not if you're watching your weight...lot's of breads and sweets, eggs, cheese, yogurt, cereal and cappuccino, if you like. The pools are nice and there's a great gym (to work off the breakfasts). Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is... More 

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csotela, Gerente at Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio, responded to this review

Dear "thetravelerNYC", Thank you for your good comments of your stay at Villas del Río. It was a pelasure to have you as our guest. We are really happy that you liked our breakfast, gym, pool and the rest of the hotel. As well, we are really sorry about the noise in your apartment. We have 4 towers of apartments... More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stayed at villas del rio in between our trips around Costa Rica. We had a great time and everyone made our stay really special and did everything they could to ensure we had everything we needed at hand. From picking us from the airport to helping us with day to day needs. In particular, Eunice was great during our... More 

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Estimado Totocol, Nos agrada leer y recibir este tipo de comentarios. Para nosotros fue un placer haberlo tenido con nosotros... More 

Valley Stream, NY
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

If you are not sure of where to stay, this is the place. From check in to check out first class service all the way. It's in a great area, with all the comforts of home and familiar stores and restaurants if you. Best service. Small, secure resort and you don't have to leave if you don't want to.

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csotela, Gerente at Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. Chris for your opinion. For us it was a pleasure to have you as a guest. We will be very happy to receive you again next time with your complete family. Have a nice day! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! More 

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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

stayed here for several nites, got a reasonable rate for the quality of this place. big rooms full kitchen nice furniture great view if you get up higher. very secure. just like a hotel in the usa or Canada. friendly accommodating staff. if your looking for a better place to stay this is it. weights 2 pools. parking is tight,... More 

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The hotel is an old building with wooden floors and unusual for a hotel floor plan. We had a one bedroom with 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. The apartment is huge. Breakfast is ok: cereals, bananas, papaya, pineapple, several types of cheese and deli meats, several types of pastry, juices and coffee, no tea though. They charge extra for pancakes... More 

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