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Apartotel La Sabana
Ranked #2 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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60 reviews
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“Friendliest and supportive team, great location, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Well I would definitely choose this place for every single trip in the future.
We stayed in January twice and were more than happy. It is a 20 min drive from the airport. The place itself is just next to a large natural park with amazing vegetation and many activities like boats ride, horse riding etc. The shops - both grocery and everyday staff- as well as the drugs store work late, are in 5 min walk(just be careful crossing the main street) and offer whatever we might have needed.
The resturants are in 5 to 20 min walk - from bbq to mcdonalds and seafood.
Parking within the hotel area is very safe.
There is a pool - quite a large one! - and chairs to relax outside.
The rooms are just very good, large, comfy. We stayed in apartments with a huge kitchen/dining room.
I should have started with the team of the hotel but decided to put it as a final unbeatable point. You feel like you're with your family who know you very well, guess your wishes and do care of you.
This is a good place.
The only issue that were surprising me was the fact that one night it was extremely loud outside...there is a kind of disco or something on the opposite side of the street and they might have had a holiday or something that day. We never heard them any other day we stayed though ( totally 5 days on our way there and back).

Room Tip: Apartments include extra room
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you found our staff helpful, they are a very special group of people and we are so proud of them! Very sorry to hear that Casa España across the street was a bit noisy. They very seldom have activities going on, but we are always in communication with them to avoid this incidents.

Hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future!
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Having been to Costa Rica 7 times and lived there for 3 months, I usually stay at in SJO at the beginning and end of my trip(s) when I go to explore the country. I first discovered Apartotel La Sabana May 2011 and then again May 2012. Service here is outstanding - and that is for every individual. Cristian, Francisco and the other gentleman are very pleasant as well as the gentleman who works at the desk in the evening.

If you're looking for Hilton comfort, this is not it. However, if you want clean accommodations and spectacular service this is indeed. My favorite things are the automatic hot water system, refreshing pool with fountain, wireless internet, balcony rooms, and privacy. The hotel does not let in random guests as the desk is guarded. My friends are respectable native ticos and each have always had to wait for me in the lobby which I understand and respect.

Breakfast is an my favorite and the women make the best gallo pinto I've ever head in Costa Rica. The fresh juice is great as well. The hot breakfast is included in your rate. Undoubtedly, I feel safe staying here always. San Jose can have some sketchy parts. Close to here is my favorite bar/restaurant Mac's American Bar. It is filled with ticos and the menu has lots of native food and a "casado" that I could eat daily. The gentleman are great with directions as well as helping you organize local tours. I will always stay here. The included transfer to the airport in Alajuela is a sweet part of the deal as well! Pura Vida!

Room Tip: Get one of the rooms facing the pool if you can - the fountain sounds nice at night.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for such a great review! We are so glad you have decided to make us your home in Costa Rica, and definitely look forward to your visit in May 2013! We are so glad you like our breakfast, one of our favorite areas is the cafeteria; we so enjoy thinking of new projects for our lovely kitchen staff! As they say, the way to the heart is through the stomach! Hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future.
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

I stayed in San Jose for 7 weeks and stayed at this hotel all the time. Staff is really nice. Breakfast is great. Pool always clean and I liked the family atmosphere ... and the price is right. I stayed in the one bedroom overlooking the street which had a small balcony an on the other side had the view of the pool :) .. room has kitchen with all things needed. There is a supermarket not too far away and the Sabana Park 3 blocks away. ( I went doing my running over there every day). Buses are nearby and they call your taxi if you need one .

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for your review, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your 7 week stay with us! The park is a great place of joggers, nothing like it in San José! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future.
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This small hotel is close to the airport and just outside the centre of San Jose. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Breakfast is nice. There is fruit, yoghurt, bread and there is a cook who makes pancakes, rice or eggs in the morning. Rooms are a little old-fashioned, but clean, so we were content. A few restaurants are nearby.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for your review! We are so glad you found the hotel up to your expectations. We are currently working on updating our rooms. By early next year, all our rooms will have flat screen TV´s and granite top desks. Also, we are improving the bed sheeting and including a small refrigerator in our Standard Rooms. Thank you for sharing your opinions, they always help us improve! Hopefully, we will have the pleasure of serving you again in the future!
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

My husband and I have been operating a tourism business in Costa Rica for over 20 years. This lovely hotel has been a favorite for the past 5 years. It has such a convenient location and we love the inclosed parking area. The grounds are beautiful and impeccably kept. The staff is friendly and helpful. Each time we visit there are new details added to make guests more comfortable and improve the service. They actually keep improving on perfection!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for your kind words! We feel so proud and happy to know that you have been noticing the improvements we work on! Hopefully we will always have new ideas and will be able to surprise you everytime you visit! Thank you, thank you!
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is a wonderful little hotel. Staff just couldn't get any nicer. The location is great just around the corner from the highway (convenience without the noise) also close to the airport. Has everything you need including a beautiful pool & sauna. They have every accommodation from just a hotel room to efficiencies and full apartments. You are just a few doors from the sabana w/ it's rainbow trees. There is a major grocery store, many nice restaurant choices, casino, major car renting agencies are all within a 2 to 5 minute walk. The bus to take you anywhere in San Jose is just at the bottom of the street. On our last visit my daughter had her wisdom teeth removed. Hotel allowed me to use the kitchen to make her mashed potatoes (the only thing she wanted & could eat easily) Clean, comfortable & friendly...what more do you need?

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for such a nice review! We are so glad we could help during your daughter´s treatment. We hope everything worked out fine and that you will be able to visit us again soon!
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Nutley NJ
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

I stay at La Sabana Apartotel usually twice a year. The staff is very helpful and professional!
The Breakfast is excellent. The Hotel is located in a nice section of the City of San Jose! The rooms are very nice and are kept very clean by an hard working Staff! The room I stay in has full cooking facilities and a refrigerator. I really appreciate having these facilities.There is excellent Bus service nearby. Pick ups and drop offs at San Jose Airport are done with precision most of the time! Once at La Sabana, I never stayed anywhere else when visiting Costa Rica. La Sabana is a good choice and a good bargain for the price ! The Pool is nice and is kep very clean. I wish the water in the Pool was a bit warmer, but it is a pleasure to swim in as the Pool is rarely crowded! I plan to return again this year !There are Gyms nearby also for those who wish to exercise!

Room Tip: It may pay to seek a front room as car alarms from an Hotel in the rear go off at times!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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SofiaHon, Gerente at Apartotel La Sabana, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Nice to hear from you Mr. Goloub! Thank you very much for your nice review, we always love hearing from you, and consider you part of the family! We do get a lot of rainfall in La Sabana, this maked it hard to keep the pool warm, but we are working on some ideas! Hope to see you again soon. Best regards.
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Property: Apartotel La Sabana
Address: Sabana Norte | From Rostipollos Restaurant 150 Meters North, San Jose 658-1200, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Jose
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#3 Family Hotel in San Jose
#5 Business Hotel in San Jose
#8 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartotel La Sabana 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apartotel La Sabana is the perfect mix between an apartment and a hotel.Our fully serviced apartments are the ideal lodging with the comfort of home yet with all the benefits of a hotel, such as room service, front desk services, private parking, laundry, safe deposit box, breakfast and more.We have very competitive rates, specially for long-stay trips either for a single corporate business traveler, for family groups or groups of friends.Enjoy all the privacy that you need with great independence in a friendly environment. ... more   less 
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