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“Nice Place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Villa Los Candiles

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Hotel Villa Los Candiles
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
Newport Beach, California
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134 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

It's a really nice hotel with a great staff. Hotel is cutely designed and very clean. It includes breakfast which is a nice touch. Only real issue is the location. It's really hard to find and there's nothing around it. Overall I would recommend this place, as long as you have a car & a navigation system to find this joint

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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AndresAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
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Thanks for giving us your opinion about your stay in our hotel, we are pleased that our facilities and service has been satisfactory.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

I spent 2 nights in this sweet hotel and couldn't believe how quiet and peaceful it was. The staff is amazingly helpful and friendly with everything I needed. Breakfast is diverse and fresh, and my room (a suite) was quite clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TheatreAfficionada
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AndresAlvaradoS, Front Office Manager at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for your comments, we are pleased to know that you enjoy your stay in our hotel and the Junior Suite has been satisfactory as the service provided by our staff.

Best regards.
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Excellent stay of 2 mos. (Sept and Oct. 2013). Breakfast was well prepared on a daily basis. The staff were great, helpful in all respects. I was in a family suite. My friend and I each had a bedroom with bath with a living room/kitchenette in the middle. We had a private outside patio, with table and chairs. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The front desk staff would call for tour information and then book the tours for me, they would place my orders for take-out and call for taxis and then tell the driver where I wanted to go. The housekeepers kept our rooms spotless and helped us when we needed help with other things and transported our laundry back and forth. Los Candiles is reasonably close to San Jose with good access to shopping and various sight seeing attractions. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to any one who is on a limited budget. It's close to a grocery store and with a little ingenuity you can avoid eating all of your lunchs and dinners out, a definite cost savings you can use for other things. My stay couldn't have been better!!! My friend was with me for Sept, and my sister and daughter were with me for most of Oct. They too, were very pleased with this Hotel.

Room Tip: There is no Fitness center or spa but I couldn't figure out how to not mark those two areas. I...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Shari_2013LA
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AndresAlvaradoS, Front Office Manager at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are pleased that during the two months of stay at our hotel, enjoy the offered service from our waitresses, cooks and even the reception staff, we are pleased to know that I enjoy Room Family Suite, which could have the company of her friend, her sister and her daughter, hope to serve you again in the very near future.

Best Regards,
Staff Hotel Villa Los Candles
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Villa Los Candiles for a total of two weeks and was very happy with the accommodations. The staff was very helpful in arranging excursions throughout the area and were always willing to arrange local transportation as well. The breakfast provided each morning is wonderful and the outdoor eating area is very tranquil. The rooms were very comfortable and included a mini refrigerator and small eating area. The large, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden are a nice touch! Overall I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a pleasant stay a short drive from San Jose.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chandler H
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AndresAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

We appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time to give us your opinion about your stay in our hotel.
We are pleased that you enjoy your stay and that you have liked our rooms and the service provided by our team in different areas, we look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Best regards.
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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed only one night in this quiet place. The room was very nice, but we missed a fridge in the room. Comparing to other hotels in the area and what you get and location, I felt this hotel is a bit overpriced.

Room Tip: Yes, ask for a room with a balcony out towards the small little pool and garden.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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AndresAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments, indeed the standard rooms do not have refrigerators, only junior suite rooms and family suite have all utensils and items needed to cook in the room
We hope to see you soon again in our hotel and have the opportunity to use one of our superior rooms.
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laren netherlands
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We liked the friendly people and the cosyness of this small hotel. Everything is well maintained and there is a small garden. The neighbourhood is quiet and the beds are good so you can sleep like a baby

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank iranka
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AndresAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you had a good rest in our rooms and it has been his satisfaction in the service provided by our staff.

We look forward to serving you in the near future.
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Cortez Costa Rica
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Just outside San Jose in fashionable Santa Ana, perfrctly comfortable rooms,spotlessly clean with wonderful staff and dog friendly! Our favorite place to stay when we come into town. All levels of restaurants within a short drive.

Room Tip: All Good. Nothing to avoid.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Art P
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AndresAlvaradoS, Director de Recepción at Hotel Villa Los Candiles, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased that we are your perfect choice when it comes to San José and we are pleased that can come with your dog too, hope to see you and your wife very soon again in our hotel.

Kind regards.
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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 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
#5 Family 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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