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“Super little 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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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Santa Ana
Brecon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Super little Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in November and it really is a class act. The works of art and sculpture that adorn the public areas really set the place apart from the ordinary. The rooms are beautifully appointed and the staff are really keen to please. I ordered a drink to join friends but couldn't drink it as I hadn't realised how sweet it was - the barman insisted on changing it for another drink at no charge.
I believe this is a fairly new hotel - it really deserves to do well - highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 31, 2012
Good afternoon,

Please note that in all our sculptures are Costa Rican Art, this because we support local artists.
We are delighted that you like our hotel. Our rooms are the largest in the area and our unique service and quality.

All our employees strive to provide the best ever as is our core value.

Greetings from Costa Rica,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Kingsbridge, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very comfortable large rooms with excellent bed linen and towels. Very quiet. Cable TV so lots of choice. Free wifi. Very helpful staff. Lots of Costa Rican art throughout the hotel. Only stayed one night as part of a tour group but was very impressed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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 31, 2012
Dear Guest passes expect a happy holiday,

We appreciate your valuable comments. Please note that in our Internet service is the fastest in the area as well as spacious rooms, are distinguished by the art.

We are happy that you enjoyed our beautiful hotel and our service has meets your expectations.
We hope to have you back,

Best regards,
Gustavo Botero
Reservation manager
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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is an excellent place to stay, the decor is modern, hotel is very clean and quiet. We spent our first 2 nights in CR here and it set the mood for our time here. We were offered a cold fresh fruit drink as we checked in, the staff explained everything to us in English, he was clear and articulate. The breakfast is scrumptious, lot to choose from including made to order eggs and fresh fruit. The hotel PR [Eugenia] was very knowledgeable, warm and helpful. She helped us to arrange for a taxi to take us to downtown San Jose and the driver turned out to be a hit. We had a wonderful time and will most definitely return here on our next visit. We highly recommend it. It offer so much for the price.

  • Stayed December 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 Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you very much!

We are glad you enjoyed Studio Hotel, and you enjoyed our services, because we are a masterpiece in the art of hospitality.

We look forward to see you again in Our hotel, because you are already part of this big Family.

Best Regards,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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LA, Calif
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68 hotel reviews
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311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

With respect to the earth and the environment, this small hotel is making a difference in the San Jose suburbs. Entering the hotel is walking into a private museum with sculpture and paintings in every common area including the landings on each of the 3 floors. It is a new hotel so everything is clean and in excellent condition. Breakfast and wi-fi are included in the already reasonable price; so unlike most big chain US brands.

The staff are welcoming and do their utmost to assist. We had to reach our airline to make a departure change days before X-mas and Silvia spent a good 30 minutes calling for us. Our only complaint is that they advertise a solar heated pool but it was freezing.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
Dear friend,

Thank you very much for your excellent comment.
We are proud that we are seen as a unique hotel and different from others, which is in favor of environmental conservation.

Our hotel has an attractive concept that immerses guests in a distinctly Costa Rican art, which is why we are a masterpiece in the art of lodging.

Our customer service policy is to provide the best every day which is why we pay attention to satisfy every need of our guests.

We hope to have the privilege to see you back in our hotel to give you the best ever.

Best regards,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

In short, I think you can find somewhere better for the price. I stayed here twice on two difference occasions during my trip in Costa Rica. The rooms are very modern and nice and the buffet breakfast is great.

Unfortunately on the second night we stayed, the restaurant was hosting an event that took full use of the dining area. This meant that we were unable to dine in the main eating area because it could not accommodate us (I'm sure we could have received room service but it's off putting that there was no other area for us to eat). It was also awkward for us to leave because we were on the right side of the hotel and would have had to walk through a dining room-event to leave.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Good morning,

We really appreciate your comments, which allow us to improve the services the we provide.

We are honored to receive your positive comments about our rooms, because these are ones of the biggest and more spacious rooms of the zone.

In order to avoid to use the restaurant, we want to let you know that we have four new lounges available, our guests are the main priority and that's why we are constantly renewing, to give you the best, because in Studio Hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

Sincerely,

Gusta Botero
Reservation Manager
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Our ages - my wife and I- are 65 & 64 respectively. We travel widely.
Studio Hotel, ( WE STAYED HER 14 DAYS IN JULY 2012) strategically located, is quiet, clean, safe, with excellent friendly and attentive service from butlers to front desk to concierge, room attendants, and restaurant. Excellent breakfast included. Hotel displays a variety of art work and sculptures that enlightens the spirit of viewers and art lovers.The price is attractive. Excellent tours available.
Hotel can provide its own transportation. DON'T STAY ANYWHERE ELSE!!!
J.A.

Room Tip: Our room was on the 2nd floor facing the front of hotel. excellent view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 customer, we want to let you know that we are really thankful for taking your time to write a comment in response to our hotel services .

In regarding to the breakfast, we are always looking for variety in order to include all your preferences, so you can feel satisfied with our food service.

As you could checked before, our hotel its the first thematic hotel in the city which offers you the chance to meet national artists.

Besides, we conceive our service as an art piece, because we concern about every detail for the satisfaction of our guests. Its because of this that our slogan is “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is one of the newest hotels in the area of San Jose. What is so unique or awesome about it is the fee. The hotel is filled with artwork from various artist that show there plastic in almost every floor that the hotel has. Another nice thing about it is closenes to the city capitol. Only 10 minutes away in case your doing business or wanting to do a tour of the city. Finally the food that they have is pretty good.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Good evening,
the best regards from the whole team of Studio Hotel, we want to thank you for taking your time for writing us a feedback.

Studio Hotel was born to take all of our guests into a journey of the Costa Rican culture, and that’s the reason why our thematic is really artistic, where we just don't only support the national artists, also we provide to our customers the chance to know more about this beautiful culture.

In regarding to our food quality, Costa Rica Studio Hotel has opened the restaurant Katowa, as a master piece that shines the hotel in another concept.

It is because of this, that we consider ourselves a master piece in the art of lodging, because we mix details with high quality standards.

Finally we hope to see you once again, so we can courteously serve you in our hotel.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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Additional Information about Studio Hotel

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 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
#2 Family 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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