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Apartotel Suites Cristina
Ranked #16 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite with our 2 kids. Very comfortable beds and nicely tiled bathrooms. Furniture in living area pretty basic. After a week of authentic CR food, we were happy to find a Subway within 2 blocks as a cheap, fast supper alternative.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank ilovetotravel63
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This place had been recommended by a friend and I was skeptical as many of the reviews for hotels in this area were that it was dangerous area .
I was greeted by a very helpful staff and everyone was just so personable with me for the four days I stayed it was a dream...The hotel was clean...well it did not feel like a hotel with quite a few others staying there it felt like family.
Phone access was easy and transportation was easy to get here.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank jungledoc63
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I stayed here for 5 weeks while I was adopting my son. I chose Suites Cristina since another family from New York whose also adopted stayed here and highly recommended it. Every person on the staff is absolutely wonderful. They always had a smile, hola, buenas and will help you with anything. Suites Cristina was our Costa Rica home and my son, Kendall, and I will always remember our time here. La Sabana Parque is within walking distance, there is a McDonald's and Burger King nearby with play areas, the supermarket is a quick taxi ride, they have a pool and a free breakfast. We always took many tours through the hotel and they assisted with taxi drivers as well. We met a lot of people who always stay at Suites Cristina when they are in Costa Rica. Actually, when we go back we will stay there again! It is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in.

To everyone at Suites Cristina,
Kendall and I are grateful to every person who works here. Each and every one of you have made this stay special for us and we feel like this is our Costa Rica home. We have come to know many of you by name and your attention to us during this adoption process has been amazing. We thank you all!
Allison (Mama) and Kendall Radwick

A todos en Series Cristina,
Kendall y yo están agradecidos a cada persona que trabaja aquí. Cada y cada alguno de ustedes ha hecho este especial de estancia para nosotros y nosotros nos sentimos como si esto es nuestra Costa Rica en casa. Hemos venido a conocer muchos de ustedes por nombre y su atención a nosotros durante este proceso de adopción hemos estado asombrando. ¡Nosotros gracias todo!
Allison (Mommy) y Kendall Radwick

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Allison R
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Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is very clean and staffed by a ver helpful bilingual staff that is ready to help you. The hotel has a wonderful Italian restaurant that is a great value and the food is excellent. It is located lose to the Sabana Park and 5 minute taxi to Prisma Dental and 10 minutes to the center of San Jose.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Upsides: Good breakfast, nice bilingual staff, spacious room, good location to Pavas' business. Near good restaurantes, near park with track and trails, some snacks and sodas available, check-the-box shampoo, conditioner, and soap provided. Decent kitchenette if need, note there is not bottle opener provided, and only 6oz glasses. Free interbus shuttle (vs. a $35 taxi) if book 36 hours in advance.

Downsides: They put me in the wrong room when I arrived, so when going out the next day they said they had to move me and then offered to move my things. Every day the room is cleaned and the windows and blinds are opened even though I have left them closed. Pavas is not very safe thus I worry more. Wifi was intermittent and skype/g-chat connection often broke. Pool is a teacup and don't expect to use to swim. Showers never really did get hot. Maid service does a good job of moving your clothes around if you leave them in a heap on the bed :)

For the price you pay (almost half of full service places) you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Ask for one away from the pool and away from the road.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had booked one suite for one night via E-Mail more than a week before our arrival. The booking was confirmed via E-Mail. When we arrived we carried our luggage up the stairs to the reception to check in, we learned that no room was available for us due to overbooking.
Reception were helpful in organizing a more expensive alternative of minor quality and expected us to pay the room in the Christina. Furthermorw, to sign a blank credit card slip at the second hotel. They tried to make us believe that this is world standard.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
5  Thank Thomas F
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CristinaCostaRica, Owner at Apartotel Suites Cristina, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

We do not make overbooking. Sometimes a customer needs to extend his stay with us for medical reasons so we promptly book an alternative hotel for our incoming customer. In this specific case, we paid the alternative hotel to guarantee the same tariff, so we charged the incoming customer at our front desk. That’s all.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

One of the best hotels I stayed in while vacationing in Costa Rica. The staff is friendly, the breakfast is excellent and it is in a prime location.
The rooms, bathrooms and kitchen were always kept clean and fresh. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was also delicious.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
1  Thank Antoinette86
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Additional Information about Apartotel Suites Cristina

Address: Norte del Ice 300 | Sabana Norte, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Jose
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: $80 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apartotel Suites Cristina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer comfortable and fully equipped Suites-Apartments with 1,2 or 3 bedrooms from 420 to 1000 square feet. We have free airport(SJO) to hotel transportation, and we charge US$5 from hotel to the Airport, both services must be booked with us. Free high speed wi-fi and free buffet breakfast. We specialize in medical tourism, families and business travelers. ... more   less 
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