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Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We enjoyed the help from the staff at rhe front desk, and loved the beautiful plants and landscape, as well as the pool.

very safe and secure. large units and very clean. they used to offer hard boiled eggs for free in the breakfast, but now they charge extra for eggs.

Excellent . I have no complaints. The staff was amazing.

Always a great stay at Villa de Rio!! The staff is excellent and the grounds are well maintained. With 2 Pools, Jacuzzi a gimnasio plus spacious suites make this property a favorite for many travelers.

The room and grounds were well kept . The front desk staff was helpful and pleasant for the most part

Everything was wonderful as far as location, cleanliness, fabulous pool and hot tub. Staff was very helpful. The only issue we had was that the bed was very hard....we highly recommend this hotel!

Staff friendly, helpful. Great experience in the city. Lots to see. Not many speak English. But, we got around fine. Urber great. We will be returning.

My husband and I had a wonderful 3 day stay at Villas del Rio. Our apartment was exactly what we were looking for, kitchen, living room, nice bedroom, huge walk-in closet, den and a good sized bathroom. We didn't have to use AC because the apartment was situated on the first floor at the back with lots of beautiful shade trees to keep it cool. Open the living room glass and screen door and walk out to a garden path with a bubbling fountain. There is a rushing stream or river right next to the property, it sounds like a waterfall when the screen door is open but otherwise very quiet. The biggest treat was the shower!!!! My husband gave it a 10 out of 5. Ok, well, we do live in Nicaragua so it was a pleasure to have a shower with so much pressure. All the staff was friendly and the people at the front desk were great. They answered all our questions, were more than happy to even help us make a call for take out pizza one rainy evening. The buffet breakfast is included and it's in a lovely setting on the second floor of the lobby. We enjoyed sitting outside on the balcony. The buffet had wonderful fresh fruits, yogurts, cereals, cheeses, cold cuts, a variety of breads for toasting, pastries, jams, butter, cream cheese, juices and coffee. Again, my husband is a bread person and the variety of different breads made his mornings. There are two swimming pools and the ground keepers do a great job with all the flowers and plants. We'll be back for sure.

Apartment was very clean but dated. Close to the location I was visiting. Although the bed was not the most comfortable and the only tv was in the bedroom and not in the living room, I would recommend the hotel and will probably stay on my next trip in March.

The hotel could use a few updates (not much, but it isn't brand new condition), but that does not detract from the fact that it is a very nice place to stay. The rooms are extremely clean. The grounds are very well taken care of. The hotel is walking distance to grocery stores, farmer's market (a must visit), banks, and there is a local bus stop right outside of the gate. Taxis are easily accessible from the gate or the staff will call one. There is 24 hours security, but we never felt the need for it. They are not like a typical hotel in the U.S. They take care of you very well. If you need help changing the safe combination, they don't just give you a piece of paper and tell you good luck, they send someone to take care of it immediately. I can't say enough about the attention they pay to their guests. Eunice at the front desk is great and the housekeeper was fantastic. Do leave a tip for the maid, they deserve it and somehow they make the room sparkle even more when you do. We did not want to leave and would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you everyone Villas Del Rio!

The hotel was in a quiet environment, the pool and room was very clean

The place was just as I expected. I stayed in the smallest suite and I was very pleased with the sleeping space and kitchen. The staff was very helpful with inquiries about what to do and how to use the buses. There is a market down the street to buy groceries and plenty of restaurants within walking distance. I barely know Spanish and had no trouble communicating with the staff and commuting to downtown San Jose. The pool and jacuzzi are really nice benefits to relax after a day of touring and the 24 hour store at the facility is convenient for a few snacks and sodas. They reception will even exchange Colones for you, so there is no need to exchange money before you travel to Costa Rica. If I had to complain, I would say that you can hear absolutely everything in the hallways from your suite. You'll be able to hear guests in the hallway and cleaning staff and their carts in the mornings. The air conditioning is almost non-existent, we only had one air con in the bedroom. The weather is actually really pleasant in December and January so cracking the windows felt wonderful. Overall, my stay was lovely and I enjoyed my interactions with the staff. They are very professional and friendly.

They are 2 for 2! Thanks for another great stay. Gym, pool, breakfast, kitchen, quiet. This place has all a fitness traveller needs.

Please stay here if you go to Escazú. The staff, amenities, and atmosphere are second to none. Truly excellent!

We arrived at this hotel late in the night with our two very young kids. it was great to be in a big space after being in airplanes all day. There was plenty of space. It was a clean facility and located near what we needed.

This apartment was great because we were six people and could all be together. However it needs updating. Handle in tub came off in our hand. Couldn't turn off the water until we used a butter knife to screw it back on. Water in the jacuzzi was not hot. Beds were like rocks. We did enjoy the ability to cook our meals. And there was a grocery store within walking distance.

Villas del Rio isn't perfect, but it has everything we needed. There is traffic noise from the street, but if your room is facing away from it, it is fine, so maybe request that. The people who work here are so kind, and have easy smiles. They should all get a raise! Very helpful, and made us feel at home. We felt very safe here. The pool is pretty comfortable, unlike more expensive hotels that seem to add ice water to theirs. Our deal from an online booking company beginning with an "O" included international calls! What a gift to be able to talk to our friends and family without hassle. The rooms are roomy, and the kitchens do include much of what you need to actually cook. Out of 6 Costa Rican hotels so far, this was the only kitchen to come with hot pads. Well done!

We had a Junior Suite which is really a nice place to be called a ¨home away from home¨. This place has a nice breakfast bar and happy hour. The reception desk was very helpful specially Ricardo. He helped us all the time to keep our stay comfortable.

East side of Costa Rica Country Club Escazu San Jose

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 2 outdoor pools

Multiplaza Mall Escazu is within 2 miles (3 km) of Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio while other popular attractions such as Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) are within 3 miles (5 km). This 64-room, 3.5-star aparthotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and a 24-hour health club. It's connected to a shopping center in central Escazu and also close to Museum of Costa Rican Art and Sabana Park.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Each apartment is air-conditioned and features a kitchen and space to spread out with a living room and a dining area. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a ceiling fan, and a safe.


Property features

Guests staying at Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a 24-hour health club, and a rooftop terrace. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a ferry terminal shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly aparthotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Family Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Studio, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio, 2 Bedrooms

Twin 4 | Sleeps 6

Full Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio

Everyone (13) Couples (7) Business (5) Family (10) Other (2)
5
Families

We enjoyed the help from the staff at rhe front desk, and loved the beautiful plants and landscape, as well as the pool.

By on Jan 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 31, 2019

Thank you for choosing us! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay!

5
Everyone

By on Jan 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 31, 2019

Thank you for choosing us as your option to stay in San José :)

5
Partner Couples Families

very safe and secure. large units and very clean. they used to offer hard boiled eggs for free in the breakfast, but now they charge extra for eggs.

By on Jan 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 1, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, these comments makes us improve everyday to make feel our guests more closer to home! :)

5
Everyone

By on Dec 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 31, 2019

Thank you for choosing us as your option to stay in San José :)

5
Families

Excellent . I have no complaints. The staff was amazing.

By on Nov 28, 2018

5
Everyone

Always a great stay at Villa de Rio!! The staff is excellent and the grounds are well maintained. With 2 Pools, Jacuzzi a gimnasio plus spacious suites make this property a favorite for many travelers.

By , from Boston on Nov 11, 2018

4

hotel in san jose

Everyone

The room and grounds were well kept . The front desk staff was helpful and pleasant for the most part

By on Sep 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2018

Thank you for staying with us!

5
Everyone

Everything was wonderful as far as location, cleanliness, fabulous pool and hot tub. Staff was very helpful. The only issue we had was that the bed was very hard....we highly recommend this hotel!

By , from Virginia on Apr 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2018

Thank you for your review and staying with us! With the beds, we are changing all the beds of the hotel during all this year. Please let us know in your next stay, so that we can guarantee you a new bed!

5
Everyone

Staff friendly, helpful. Great experience in the city. Lots to see. Not many speak English. But, we got around fine. Urber great. We will be returning.

By , from Cleveland, Ohio on Mar 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 5, 2018

Thank you Joseph for your review! We will be waiting you for your next trip! Let us know if we can assist you in any further plans you will like to do in CR!

5

relaxed comfort

Everyone

My husband and I had a wonderful 3 day stay at Villas del Rio. Our apartment was exactly what we were looking for, kitchen, living room, nice bedroom, huge walk-in closet, den and a good sized bathroom. We didn't have to use AC because the apartment was situated on the first floor at the back with lots of beautiful shade trees to keep it cool. Open the living room glass and screen door and walk out to a garden path with a bubbling fountain. There is a rushing stream or river right next to the property, it sounds like a waterfall when the screen door is open but otherwise very quiet. The biggest treat was the shower!!!! My husband gave it a 10 out of 5. Ok, well, we do live in Nicaragua so it was a pleasure to have a shower with so much pressure. All the staff was friendly and the people at the front desk were great. They answered all our questions, were more than happy to even help us make a call for take out pizza one rainy evening. The buffet breakfast is included and it's in a lovely setting on the second floor of the lobby. We enjoyed sitting outside on the balcony. The buffet had wonderful fresh fruits, yogurts, cereals, cheeses, cold cuts, a variety of breads for toasting, pastries, jams, butter, cream cheese, juices and coffee. Again, my husband is a bread person and the variety of different breads made his mornings. There are two swimming pools and the ground keepers do a great job with all the flowers and plants. We'll be back for sure.

By on Oct 23, 2017

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