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Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Great location, neighborhood feels safe and lots of good food around. Breakfast was ok, hot tub was very nice. Rooms were a bit dated and you could hear noise through the walls so bring earplugs. Friendly staff.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank Nadya R
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Santo Tomas Hotel & Wellness Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Hi Nadya, We have five different room types available and the new rooms upstairs are just a few dollars more. Our location on avenue seven is spot on for walking to most of the attractions and all tour companies pick up and drop right at the hotels front door. The original home was built in 1908. So we are only 110 years old now! Very nice posting, thank you .
Thomas , Heidy and Staff

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Reviewed May 15, 2019

This is an older property and Thomas the owner has come a long way from the original Villa. A great alternative to the mass market hotels. The owner and his wife are great and we enjoyed our conversation. Omar and Jose at the front desk were extremely helpful and it was appreciated.
We were doubtful we would return until we met the owner and staff. Everyone went out of there way to help and accommodate us. The bathrooms could use a few more amenities then a small piece of soap. Rates are reasonable.
Well within walking distance of all areas of downtown. A good choice.

Room tip: Opt for an upstairs room. Quieter.
Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Charles S
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AdvisorHST, General Manager at Santo Tomas Hotel & Wellness Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Hi Charles, What a nice review! Thank you. Yes, we have been doing it now for over 29 years. When I travel, I carry my own, Dove soap, and a shampoo / conditioner in one. I decided long ago that I did not want to pollute the planet with 4 to 6 thousand; yes, that is correct thousand plastic bottles every month from the hotel. In general, hotel bath items are not very good any way unless you stay in a 200 dollar a night hotel. That is why I manage the way I do. Let us Save The planet! Wonderful having you stay and thank you for returning!
Thomas , Heidy and Staff

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Reviewed May 1, 2019

Pros: (1) the front desk staff (Omar and Jose) were friendly and helpful; (2) the hotel is within walking distance to the center of downtown; (3) hearty breakfast included; (4) reasonably priced.

Cons: (1) the afternoon / evening guy at the front desk was rather brusque (don't know his name as he didn't bother to introduce himself); (2) noticeable traffic noise at night; (3) the shower curtain was a bit grungy

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
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AdvisorHST, General Manager at Santo Tomas Hotel & Wellness Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Hi Gaakin, Duly noted about your cons, and I have already spoken to my staff. Hearty, Fresh cooked hot breakfast and good prices are very important and the Free , reliable , fast internet and at the top of most travelers list.
Nice having you stay , thank you .
Thomas

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Reviewed April 27, 2019

This boutique hotel in the old historical district of Barrio Amon in San Jose, CR, within a short walking distance from la Plaza de Cultura, the National Theatre, and all entertainment centers in the city center provides a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The owner Mr. William Thomas Douglas, introducing himself as Tomas to guests at breakfast area, meets and greets new comers and gives them all the information and advice they need about sightseeing, dining, shopping, and other needs. He has a dedicated staff, who under his and his wife's supervision, keep the place super clean and orderly. For its comparatively smaller size, it has a pool with jacuzzi, a well equipped exercise room, a manicured small garden with shrubs and flowers, and cozy corners with chairs and tables for chatting and conversation. After having been in three more expensive hotels in the same neighborhood, I have definitely found the right place to stay upon my return to San Jose.

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank Abazar S
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AdvisorHST, General Manager at Santo Tomas Hotel & Wellness Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

Hola Ab, ! First, thank you for taking the time to think and really write this fantastic review. It was always so nice seeing your smiling face in the mornings. I think you stayed almost a full month ! It was wonderful to have an 80-year old enjoying the gym and the other facilities we offer here. I do hope you can return soon and rest assured we are here to take care of you. Heidy sends her best!
Happy Trails
Thomas

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Reviewed April 22, 2019

Stayed here for a week in April, 2019. Good rooms for a reasonable rate. Front desk is helpful and accommodating. Nice alternative to a mass market hotel downtown - the rooms are part of what was once a large villa. It's not the border of a part of town that's not so safe, but if you're just going downtown (about a 10 minute walk) it's fine. OR you can take a cab from downtown and it's about $2 US one way... Would recommend staying here (we've been twice!).

Room tip: Deluxe rooms (there are 3) have a balcony overlooking the courtyard and they face west (nice to watch the sunset) - worth the added price.
Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Bob B
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AdvisorHST, General Manager at Santo Tomas Hotel & Wellness Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

Hi Bob, Great having you stay and return. We have been o[pen now for over 29 years and have tons of repeat clients! You were smart and booked , paying cash for the discount we off only on the hotel's direct web site. Our location is spot on , only 4 blocks from Central Avenue and all tours pick up and drop off at the hotel's front door.
Great review and thank you for the highest score !
Thomas. Heidy and Staff

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