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“great place to stay when visiting San Jose” 5 of 5 stars
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One block north of the Exotica Garden Center | then one block West, San Rafael de Escazu 1000, Costa Rica   |  
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“great place to stay when visiting San Jose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Beautiful pool area and restaurant. Make sure you have good directions because not all streets in Costa Rica have street signs easy to identify.
a, comfortable kitchen apartments, a classy place with friendly helpful staff.

Room Tip: Second floor overlooking the pool.
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Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

This hotel was better than I had expected. It was very very clean. The beds were very comfortable. There was plenty of room to spread out. We had one the the three bedroom townhouses, which comes with two full baths, including showers. Our townhouse didn't have a bathtub, so if you need one, I would inquiry before booking. There was plenty of storage. The closet space was more than adequate. There were cabinets and closets everywhere. Wi-fi, the use of the safe, and movie rentals are each $1 per day. Your maid will do your laundry or cook for you if you request. You can walk to restaurants, including KFC, McDonald's, Tony Roma's and more. You can also walk to the grocery store. There is a small market one block away that sells fruits, eggs and cut flowers. The staff of the hotel is very friendly and the day time front desk supervisor speaks excellent English. The bartender speaks better English than I do.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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La Josefina, Costa Rica
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2009

Rox and I used to live in Escazu. Now we are in Guanacaste and come to Escazu one every month and a half. This time we stayed at the Maria Alexandra for two nights, took a four day trip to Bocas del Toro, Panama to renew my visa, then back for one night. During the interim, they alowed me to leave my car with them at no charge. The room rate was very reasonable, just under $94 per night (ask for the corporate rate.) The suite is basic, the location OK, the staff very friendly. They were sold out when we wanted to stay one night extra for more shopping, so we moved to the Apartotel del Rio for the last night. I would come back again, but not as a first choice. However, for value, the Maria Alexandra delivers.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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15 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2008

Stayed at the MA for the 2nd time. Hotel is modern and up to date. We stayed in 2 1/2 BR townhouse, which comes to $125/ night, including taxes. Modern and renovated. Units consist of full and partial separated town houses. Ours was a duplex. The first floor consists of a living room with a sofa and a couple of chairs, dining room with table, and a small complete (ex dishwasher) kitchen. There is also a full bath with a stall shower. Upstairs there are 2 1/2 bedrooms plus a second bathroom. The 2 bigger rooms have TVs. The living room TV is more extensive. Many English channels such as: CNN, Fox News, ESPN, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. Breakfast is delivered each morning consisting of fruit, cereal juice and coffee. There is an outdoor BBQ and laundry facilities.Personnel are friendly and helpful (especially Melissa). There is a tour desk including Harley Davidson rentals. Restaurant on facility serves good food. You do get street noise during weekdays at night, so you might want a pair of earplugs if you are a light sleeper.
Escazu is nice walkable town. There is a pharmacy and grocery store nearby. Cerrutti's up the street serves good Italian food. There is also TGI Friday's and Tony Romas for family style dinners.

  • Liked — Quality and size of unit.
  • Disliked — Street noise at night during the week.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Palm Harbor,Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2007

We, my husband and I, spent six weeks in Costa Rica and had booked an aparthotel near San Jose. The first week we were walking thru Escazu and stopped at the Maria Alexandra to compare their apartments to ours. We were amazed at the difference in everything--size, amenities, gracious staff and a lot for the price! We moved in the next day and were thrilled with our good fortune in finding this charming place. A wonderful breakfast was delivered to our apt. daily. We had a large living room with TV a large bedroom with TV , a very well stocked kitchen, large bathroom and a laundry room with washing machine and drying terrace. The location was great for all of the trips we took seeing this beautiful country. Good restaurants in the area too. There were many families with children staying there ( well behaved) and the pool had a lot of activity. I highly recommend this Aparthotel.

  • Liked — spacious and clean
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Apartotel Maria Alexandra

Address: One block north of the Exotica Garden Center | then one block West, San Rafael de Escazu 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Rafael de Escazu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in San Rafael de Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Apartotel Maria Alexandra Hotel San Rafael De Escazu
Apartotel Maria Alexandra Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose

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