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Hotel Villa Los Candiles
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Close to airport, nice staff”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This hotel is very convenient to the international airport, very safe, secure and in a nice area. It is also quiet and has a helpful staff. Very Costa Rican? No. But if you're in a transitional state and want to be near the airport, in or out of the country, it's perfect. The staff at the front desk is fluent in English and very helpful in finding a local bank and/or a nearby restaurant. A nice kitchenette and wonderful breakfast. A quiet neighborhood.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nancy T
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AAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Guest, thank you for choosing us during your trip and we are pleased that our location near the airport was convenient for you and you liked our breakfast.
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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 18, 2013

I have just arrived back after spending a week at Hotel Villa Los Candiles.

It was one of the nicest hotel experiences I have had to date. From my late evening arrival to a friendly helpful staff, clean and spacious room, pretty garden, tranquil private environment to my departure in the middle of the night a week later, I was as delighted with the accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Kate C
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AAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Guest, we are pleased that during the week in our hotel was of your satisfaction and that you enjoyed our facilities and rooms.
We look forward to serving you in the near future.
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Dunakeszi, Pest, Hungary
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Hotel Villa Los Candiles was an excellent choice, everybody was great, and the rooms are just beautiful. We enjoyed very much being there. When we arrived we didnt had a laptop to connect the internet, but the officer helped us very friendly in the first moment. Also we needed taxi, some information to San José, and the officer helped us very friendly. Thank you again!

Room Tip: room 11 was a great choice
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Barbara K
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AAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Guest, First thank you for choosing us for your stay. We are glad that our staff has helped you from the moment you arrive and quickly solved the issue with the computer and that have helped to evacuate their doubts about San Jose and other questions.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed at Villa los Candiles when we arrived in Costa Rica. It is a good place to spend your first nights. We had an upgrade to the junior suite which was nice. It was spacious, the bed was really nice and the bathroom was spacious. It was clean and the hotel is wel taken care of. The ladies who make the breakfast are really friendly and make a nice breakfast. The guy at the reception was really helpfull and patience in explaining how it works to take a bus etc.

Santa Ana is is just a village and nothing special. It is easy to take the bus to San Jose it will take you about 20 minutes.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank annekeWijn
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AAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Guest, we are pleased to know that it was to his liking the rise of room that was offered for your stay and that you enjoyed the breakfast and the service we received. We're glad that our receptionist could help them all they needed.
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our usual hotel, about a mile away, was full. Lucky for us - because we found this wonderful little gem hidden behind the Mas x Menos in Santa Ana! It is a bit hard to find, even with a GPS, but it is worth the search. This little inn is impecable and the rooms are well furnished. We stayed in a Jr. Suite tucked in the back. It was spacious and had a very comfortable bed. The bathroom has an interesting configuration and the shower was wonderful! The room came with breakfast, which was good and prepared to order. The pool, though small, is in a cute little garden. The only drawback, as compared to our other hotel choice, is that the parking lot is not enclosed. They do have a full time security guard with a booth at the end of the carport area, so it did feel safe. Staff is friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay at Villa Los Candiles again.

Room Tip: The Jr Suites are worth the upcharge, especially considering you get much more room AND breakfast.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lori L
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AAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Guest, we are pleased to know that although he has struggled to find our hotel was to his liking our Junior Suite, breakfast and have felt safe in our facilities.
We appreciate that we take into consideration to stay in our hotel for your next trip to Santa Ana.
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed August 24, 2012

A lovely place to stay. Set in a quiet, upscale neighbourhood, beside a running stream and within easy walking distance of the main street in Santa Ana. The room was spotless, the breakfast delicious and the gardens were pretty. The staff was extremely helpful to me, translating to English when I needed help, ordering take away dinners for me and printing me walking route maps. I will return to Villa Los Candiles in Santa Ana.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank eaea154943
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AAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Guest, thank you for staying at our hotel, we are pleased that our staff has helped you in all your needs during your stay, we hope to serve you again.
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Guanacaste,costa rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Wonderful place, very kind and attentive staff. Nice breakfast, quiet and nice rooms, very cleverly builded.
Peaceful neighborhood, dogs welcomes. MOD during the night.
Extremely clean and well mantained.
My wife and I stayed here already 10 times and we've never been disappointed. Actually every time we need a Hotel in the GAM we stay here. Prices very good.

Room Tip: choose the 1B is bigger, very confortable, like a studio with kitchen, big room
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Abbocato
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AAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Guest, we are always glad to hear that pleased during their stay and receive excellent care of all our staff, we hope to receive them again soon.
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Property: Hotel Villa Los Candiles
Address: From Mas Por Menos, 350m. East, 25m. South, 250m, East, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Villa Los Candiles 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa Los Candiles is known for its beautiful Victorian style. This style of construction was brought by the first coffee exporters that were influenced by the wave of Victorian style of that time. The warmth and elegance of the building is complemented by the best, most comfortable and modern furnishings. The hotel has 16 rooms in 3 different styles: Standard Room, Junior Suite, and Family Suite, all equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom. In addition to being perfectly located in a quiet and safe area, the Hotel Villa Los Candiles is very close to the main business centers, hospitals and shopping centers. ... more   less 
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