I am a 63 year,old female who would be travelling alone to San Jose for dental work. I was looking for an affordable central hotel and came across the Hotel Santo Tomas. I read all the reviews on trip advisor and decided to book my 8 night stay there. I immediately received a confirmation from the owner Tomas along with some information on Taxis and coming in from the airport.
Absolutely everyone who works at this hotel were friendly, kind, and went out of their way to accommodate their guests.
Every morning at breakfast, Tomas, the owner of the hotel would come down and visit with each guest. He would answer any questions you might have about the country and sightseeing. He had time for all of his guests and made everyone feel at home. I guess that's the way I could describe this hotel, it was like being at home.
My day would not be complete without my visit with Omar who worked at reception. He always gave me a warm handshake and we would sit for a few minutes while I learned Spanish and he learned English.
After my dental surgery everyone was so helpful. Manuel made me soft food to eat, Carlos the Bartender made me fresh fruit freezie drinks and the rest of the staff would make sure I always had ice at hand.
The accommodation itself is very very nice. The beds are very comfortable and my sheets were fresh cotton. Each room has a new Sony flat screen TV. There is also a ceiling fan in each room. No air conditioning required. The bathroom had a huge shower and the cleanliness of the room was superb. Remember folks this is not the Hilton, and thank goodness for that. This is the real San Jose.
So to everyone at the Hotel, from the owner to all of his staff, I want to say thank you for the most enjoyable, comfortable stay I have ever had throughout my travels.
See you all in the fall.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A great downtown location in San Jose, Costa Rica. Hotel Santo Tomas provides free hot cooked to order breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi 20 Mbps, security box, swimming pool, hot Jacuzzi, gym, secure on site parking. Only four blocks from San Jose, Central Avenue and an easy stroll to most local attractions. Offering 30 non smoking rooms and has been newly renovated and expanded. Also available 24/7 : tour, travel & car rental services, currency exchange and laundry for our guests. Come and enjoy our wonderful open air gardens, flowers and covered terraces all to enjoy the volcano views here at Hotel Santo Tomas in San Jose, Costa Rica. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Santo Tomas Costa Rica/San Jose