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“Warm Service, Excellent Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Studio Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   750 mts South Forum 1 Business Center., Santa Ana, Costa Rica   |  
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“Warm Service, Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Our group (13 individuals) stayed at this hotel from 3 - 9 May, we enjoyed warm service from the staff, the complimentary breakfast, gym, pool on the roof...

A welcoming surprise was that this hotel is eco-friendly in various ways and has achieved the certificate of sustainable tourism from the I.C.T, Costa Rica. The hotel itself incorporates many of Costa Rican and International art. The rooms have all amenities fit for today's average traveller.

To me, a strategic design was placing the pool and pool-bar services on the roof of the hotel. This (in my opinion) added that extra "happy hour" relaxed feel.

Although I did not give the chance to eat lunch or dinner at the hotel (of course other than complimentary breakfast, other meals in hotels are usually more expensive), the breakfast was standard serving your choice style of eggs, porridge, local breakfast, fruits, coffee, juices etc. I loved Costa Rican fruit - it was the most juicy, sweet fruit I have ever tasted.

Overall, the hotel was very comfortable, trendy-modern, great location close to a couple of restaurants mini-grocery stores and minutes (in taxi) away from Multi-plex plaza and other restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear guest, we want to express you our most sincere thanks for taking a moment of your time for writing us this comment.

In Studio Hotel, we care about keeping the planet green for future generations, that’s why we implement the new system for heating water through solar panels. We also count with special systems for prevent to pollute the water from the environment.

In relation to the fruits from the buffet, they are daily bought to maintain the fresh and power to provide you quality products.

In regarding to the service from our employees, every time a guest is staying with us, we want them to feel like home , because in Studio Hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

Finally, we hope to see you soon and serve to a number of groups as your staying option.

Sincerely,
Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012 via mobile

After traveling all around Costa Rica, this was the hands down the BEST hotel of entire journey.
Same quality you can find only from prestige hotels.
Top class service, nice late rooms, pool & lounge area fantastic and newly done small gym was everything we could have hope for.

100% we'll be back again.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear guest,

The family Studio Hotel is writing in regarding to your previous comment for our hotel. We really appreciate you for taking the time to write a feedback about our services.

Thank you for taking us in count as a prestige hotel. We are honored to provide you the best service, since we are a 5 star hotel, also we are glad to know that our customers feel like home, because in Studio hotel, “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

This Hotel was structured to satisfy the comforts of our customers, it’s because of this that we mix the outdoor spaces, like the pool, the terrace, and the indoor spaces, like the lobby and the restaurant that are decorated with Costa Rican art.

As a conclusion, we hope to count with the privilege to have you one more time in our hotel, whenever you’ll be close to the San Jose area.
Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We (party of 7) had a great stay at Studio Hotel. The pool on the roof was a favorite for the kids. Because of the high traffic in San Jose the day of our visit we had to skip our planned visit to the Art Museum, but we were pleased to see the hotel was an art museum in itself.
The service was excellent, breakfast delicious and very complete, and everything was wonderful in general.
Congrats on the new five star rating.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, December 25, 2012
Good morning,

We appreciate your comments and the time you dedicate to express your opinion about the Hotel. This allows us to feed back and continue providing excellent service.

Studio hotel was designed for anyone of any age could enjoy it, is for that reason the pool is on the third floor, because all our guests can relax and enjoy it.

As was observed our hotel is the first theme hotel in the city in which we are providing the opportunity for local artists so they can show their work, and as you mention: "The hotel is an art museum in itself" where you can take pictures of fond memories in an excellent decoration, since in Studio hotel "We are a masterpiece in the art of lodging."

Finally we hope to see you again when you return to the San Jose, Santa Ana or Escazu.

Cordially

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

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.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear guest,

The family Studio Hotel is writing in regarding to your previous comment for our hotel. We really appreciate you for taking the time to write a feedback about our services.

Is really important to us to see reflected the effort of each one of our employees in your satisfaction. We like to take care of all of the needs of our guests, and we like to do it on time.

We are always looking forward to improve our services day by day, for we can grow the family of Studio Hotel, because in Studio hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

Finally, we hope to see you again whenever you’ll back around the San Jose area.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Lovely hotel with excellent rates including breakfast. Most people stay here the first or last day of a Costa Rican Vacation. We statyed our last day. We had a rental and got around, it's in a very nice area close to a couple of dining areas. We had some excellent sushi at a nearby resturant. There is a huge shopping mall in Escazu. Escazu is a 10 minute or less drive from Studio Hotel and the town is very nice and charming. They also have a couple of nice hotels in the middle of the multiplaza complex which would make a fun shopping stay. Back to SH, it's modern, clean, nice art and a very friendly staff. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear guest,

The family Studio Hotel is writing in regarding to your previous comment for our hotel. We really appreciate you for taking the time to write a feedback about our services.

For Studio Hotel it´s a pleasure to us to receive this positive comments, its a true satisfaction to us to know that as a reward of our effort you received a quality service, because in Studio hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

We are glad to know that the location from the hotel was for your convenience.

We hope to see you forward in our hotel.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Very nice hotel, close to the airport, perfect for starting and ending your stay in costa rica when on vacation. Ronald was very helpful to us - we were staying the night before leaving and had a lot of extra requests which he all gladly accommodated. The hotel looks nice and modern, is clean, and has very friendly staff. Definitely recommended !

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear guest,

The family Studio Hotel is writing in regarding to your previous comment for our hotel. We really appreciate you for taking the time to write a feedback about our services.

We are glad to know that the location from our hotel it was for your convenience, the hotel was thought for being close to the airport, and also close to San Jose city, without having all the noise from the town.

In regarding to the service from our employees, every time a guest is staying with us, we want them to feel like home , because in Studio Hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

We are looking forward to see you once again in our hotel.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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Las Salinas, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Studio Hotel proved to be the perfect spot for beginning and ending our ten-day long vacation in Costa Rica. Given our first night late arrival and subsequent trip itinerary (first to the Pacific coast then up to Volcan Arenal) I was in search of a hotel that was outside San Jose city proper and close to the major highway leading to the coast. What I found in Studio Hotel fit the bill, and then some.

The staff on the first night were cheerful and welcoming – even at midnight! The king size bed and room itself were both very comfortable and the next morning breakfast was hearty (omelets, fruit, breads, oatmeal, fresh OJ, etc.) The original art decor of the hotel and abundant natural light illuminating the restaurant also added to our enjoyment that first day in Costa Rica.

Our last day was equally enjoyable. Instead of a late check-in, the staff graciously helped us with an early check-in. After which I took a dip in the roof-top pool, then took a stroll through the Santa Ana neighborhood where the hotel resides. Just one block west of the hotel is a high-end food store great for trip provisions. A bit further on, Santa Ana Old Town begins, denoted by a string of ceramic shops. Several blocks in the opposite direction is a wide array of newer restaurants, businesses and commercial-style shopping.

Besides being a great start and end point for a CR tourism trip, it seems it's also a fine location to hold business conferences…during both of our stays, there were several meetings going on in their top floor conference center.

If you're planning to spend time in downtown San Jose, be sure to budget for $10-20 one-way taxi rides. If you're main criteria is a comfortable place for a good value with airport proximity, you should book this hotel with confidence.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear guest,

The family Studio Hotel is writing in regarding to your previous comment for our hotel. We really appreciate you for taking the time to write a feedback about our services.

We are glad to know that the location from the hotel, helped you to easily move around the city to all the tourist spots. We are also thankful for your comment about the rooms, we are proud to count with the biggest rooms of the area, because in Studio hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

In the same way, we looked for create a space where you can enjoy your vacations and make business in our country, because we count also with the best lounges for your stay.
We hope to see you once again in our Hotel.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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Address: 750 mts South Forum 1 Business Center., Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Studio Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 82
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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