We started our Costa Rica vacation here and so very glad we did! We did not had a smooth start as when we arrived into San Jose, the car company we had confirmed our reservation with (twice) had decided to not honor ANY reservations made through Expedia or Travelocity. So, at almost 10pm and no car, we grabbed a taxi and went to the Studio Hotel. It was about a 20 minute drive and cost $20 (or 10,000 colones)
Upon arrival, Oscar greeted us with a warm smile and extreme efficiency. He took us to our room and explained the basics and such as well as when and where breakfast was and our password for Wi-Fi, which we definitely nedeed as we did not have a car! We told this to Oscar and he suggested checking in with the concierge in the morning to assist us. We went ahead and made an online reservation just in case.
Our room was lovely--king size bed with comfortable mattress and nice linens. The bathroom was ample size with a great open shower. We slept wonderfully.
The next morning we had a great buffet breakfast (included with our room) complete with eggs (made to order, even omelettes), bacon, potatos, rice and beans, yogurt, toast, juice, coffee, cereal, etc. Very nice and very filling! Oscar, who checked us in the night before, came over to our table to inquire if we still needed a car. We explained that we had made an online reservation and would need to go pick up the car. Oscar went ahead and had the car company bring the car to us at the hotel. Wow! Totally cool.
We didn't get to use the pool, but checked it out and it is located on the roof (three floor building) and is really nice.
Upon departure (easy check out) Ronald asked us where we were going and proceeded to give us the best directions (hand drawn map and all!) to Arenal. He even used to work at one of the fancy lodges there and recommended dinner places.
Exceptional service all around at this hotel and a great place to start off or end your Costa Rican adventure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Not all hotels are the same, the Studio 5 Star Boutique Hotel is designed to be part of your trip in Costa Rica. The spacious luxurious rooms, common areas, terrace, restaurant, meeting rooms... everything has been designed for you.On our walls, the art is opened to enter the magical world designed by the best Costa Rican artists.Surrounded by mountains: green, blue, brown, sprayed by rain or dimly lit by the sun of Santa Ana, a city that always seems to be in spring.Equipped with the latest technology, our seven meeting rooms are cozy and ready to recieve from five to a hundred executives.In our luxury rooms, the natural light helps to create a relaxed atmosphere in which ideas and conversation flows.Our highly qualified and friendly staff is always ready to make your stay a memorable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Studio Hotel Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana