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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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“Business as usual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

It looks like a business hotel and it probably is, but it's clean, comfy and safe place. There's a pool on the rooftop. There is a plenty of restaurants nearby-but I'd recommend to go by car. We tried hotel restaurant too, but the service was quite slow.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Studio Hotel was created as a business hotel but without neglecting the tourists who come for vacation. Is for that reason that our rooftop pool is a great attraction for our guests.

We are in continuous improvement, we invite you back to our Hotel and our Restaurant, to prove our excellent service.


Best regards from Studio Hotel.

Thanks,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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 April 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a few days on business. The hotel is lovely, very high class. The food is great, the rooms are really good and the staff is very friendly. They are extremely helpful when you need something. A plus is also the shuttle service to the airport.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Every time a guest arrives, we like to anticipate their needs, is for that reason that all our staff is aware of providing the best service.

Each guest is of very important to us, we take care of every detail and we are a masterpiece of lodging.

Our shuttle is a service to all our guests look and enjoy! We like to keep up on high class in our transports.

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Excelente... Quedaria de nuevo y también lo recomiendo. Comida muy buena. Área segura y se puede caminar.

Excellent!I'd stay there again and would Recommend to anyone. The food is very good. The area is safe and you can walk around.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Google Translation
Excelente, es grato saber que esa palabra nos describe. Igualmente todos nuestros huéspedes son excelentes personas y nos agrada hacerlos sentir como en casa.

La zona de Santa Ana es privilegiada por la gran gama de comercios en los que los clientes pueden encontrar cualquier servicio, esto es otra ventaja para quedarse en Studio Hotel.

Esperamos seguir brindándole excelentes cualidades en el servicio.

Saludos desde Costa Rica.
Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I stayed here and loved it. I was here for 3 weeks. The hotel itself is a small boutique hotel and has everything one needs. A small gym, a small covered pool, a restaurant, and large rooms that have everything one needs - fridge, safe, huge bathrooms with nice supplies, comfortable bed etc. Everything seems brand new and the quality is that of a small 4.5-5 star hotel. Most of the staff speaks english as well. I found the staff very friendly and nice and the reservation manager was on the property daily and very responsive- from the time I wrote to inquire about the price till we left. In fact, although I was alone for much of this trip, my family joined me for one week. The manager went out of his way to put an extra bed in the room and stocked the fridge with some drinks and snacks for the kids! When we asked the price, we were told, its for the kids, all free. He also made sure to chat with my husband and kids when I was away and gave them recommendations of places to visit. In fact, of all the places we stayed in costa rica, including the Westin in Guanacaste, the kids kept saying they liked the Studio the best because it felt like their home in Costa Rica.

The only minor negatives were that they changed the cook the last few days we were there and this new lady was not a good cook. However the wait staff was always amazingly nice. The pool could have been warmer but in all, a great experience. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, April 11, 2013
Thanks for writing your appreciated comment.

The hotel has all the amenitiesand facilities you need for long stays.

We are proud that you liked all of our Hotel.

We will always provide you the best service for you and your family, because you are very important Guest for Studio Hotel.

We hope to have you here again for bring you always the Best.

Warm greetings from Costa Rica.

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This hotel is conveniently located close to the highway, but far enough away that it's not noisy and you can still walk to convenience stores and restaurants. The rooms themselves were very nice and the beds are comfortable with ample pillows. The TV is on the small side, especially for such big rooms, but was a minor inconvenience.

When checking in we were in line and the receptionist waved ahead the guy behind us for no reason other than perhaps he was Costa Rican and we're not or maybe because he was wearing a nice suit. We were stuck waiting an extra 10 minutes to check in despite being in line first. I know an extra ten minute wait is not a big deal, but it was offensive that they actually encouraged him to jump in line ahead of us.

Our stay included breakfast but the service was dismal, we were a little late for breakfast: 9:30am so all of the tables were dirty from previous guests, when we asked the waiter to help us he looked annoyed and simply took off the linens leaving the glass underneath which was still covered in crumbs from previous guests. The breakfast itself was not very good either, scrambled eggs and pinto that had been sitting for too long and stale bread with a few sad looking pieces of watermelon and papaya. Perhaps it would have been better if we'd gone earlier.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Good afternoon,

We are glad you enjoyed our large and comfortable rooms, take care of every detail so you enjoy your stay in our hotel.

Our breakfast buffet has a wide range, which features local and international cuisine, we apologize to you for what happened in the restaurant and we assure you that we take control measures to prevent this happening again and so on your next trip you can enjoy our excellent breakfast.

At the Hotel we have an entire structure to meet the handicap people, Is for that reason at the check in these people take priority, while the other guest waiting for the check in, we give a welcome cocktail and them We offer our service restaurant, it takes no more than 10 minutes because all of our guest are important.

We hope not to have caused an upset and we hope you enjoyed our delicious cocktail Studio with fresh fruits.

Thank you very much for your comment.

Best regards from Costa Rica.

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Enjoyed our stay, rooms very comfortable, decor interesting, staff extremely helpful and courteous. Breakfast was good. Good restuarants within walking distance and a supermarket about 1/2km away. Loved the big tree outside. Stayed here 1st two nights in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thank you!

For us it is a pleasure to have guests like you and anyone who wanted to enjoy art and quality accommodation.

We appreciate your comments and the time it took to write.

Our staff strives to take care of every detail and always provide the best to the people.

We invite you to become a Studio Hotel and discover that we are a masterpiece in the art of lodging.

Warm regards.

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

First, it is the studio hotel which means lts of art. Much of the art is a bit more than PG and a 6 year old sees a lot and had a lot of (hilarious) fun with some of the statues.
Second, they don't offer airport transit so that is an additional expense that many competitors offer.
The hotels in a good area where it seemed fine to walk around and there is as nice of a convenience store as you can find anywhere inthe world only 100 feet up the road.
The graveyard behind means that it is pretty quiet and the walls seemed to be adequately sound proofed unlike many hotels in big cities around the world.
The tree out front is stunning and a great place to hang out and marvel at it.
The restaurant was solid for breakfast and Ok for a late dinner but don't rush to it.
It seemed expensive for Coata Rica, but San Jose pricing is more first world.
Staff, as usual in Costa Rica, was good.
I'd use it again for a first or last night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thanks for giving us your comments, are very important to us.
Studio Hotel has many Costa Rican artwork expressing our culture, is for that reason tha We are a masterpiece in the art of Lodging.

We offer a shuttle from the hotel to the airport on a set schedule and completely free, we hope that you can use this free service in your next visit.

In Studio Hotel we want our guests to relax fully, which is why each room is isolated from noise.
Our Tree "Higueron" is an icon of nature, and it is a message that we are friendly to the environment.

We look forward to see you again in our hotel.

Greetings from Costa Rica
Gustavo Botero
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Additional Information about Studio Hotel

Also Known As:
Studio Hotel Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana
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 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 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Studio Hotel 4*
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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