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Breakfast buffet offered good choices but eggs were cold.

Security in the property was excellent. Availability of coffee 24/7 is a definite plus for coffee lovers. Airport pick-up and drop-off service is much appreciated.

Very clean. Only miss some coffee but in reception I found some fresh brewed coffee

Great service, friendly staff, great breakfast, wonderful pool.

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!

East side of Costa Rica Country Club Escazu San Jose

Room options

Family Suite

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Apartment, 1 Bedroom

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Full Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Rooftop terrace

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 and conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Escazu, it's connected to a shopping center and also close to Sabana Park and Avenida Escazú.


Dining

Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

Each apartment features a kitchen and space to spread out with a living room and a dining area. A 42-inch Smart TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport 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 fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. There's extended parking for a fee, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 17000 per vehicle one-way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. Other amenities at this family-friendly aparthotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Guest reviews for Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio

Everyone (14) Couples (8) Business (5) Family (12) Other (2)
5
Partner Couples

Breakfast buffet offered good choices but eggs were cold.

By on Mar 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2020

Hello dear guest We really appreciate first of all that you choose our hotel during your stay in Costa Rica. Above all, we thank you for taking a few minutes to make your comment public, this is the reason for our work, that when the client leaves, there is a smile and there is a happy memory of this stay. We hope you can return to Costa Rica and make Villas del Rio your new home. Happy trip and return home. Your friends of Villas del Rio

5
Family

Security in the property was excellent. Availability of coffee 24/7 is a definite plus for coffee lovers. Airport pick-up and drop-off service is much appreciated.

By , from Western Mass on Mar 2, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 3, 2020

Hello dear guest We really appreciate first of all that you choose our hotel during your stay in Costa Rica. Above all, we thank you for taking a few minutes to make your comment public, this is the reason for our work, that when the client leaves, there is a smile and there is a happy memory of this stay. We hope you can return to Costa Rica and make Villas del Rio your new home. Happy trip and return home. Your friends of Villas del Rio

5
Family

Very clean. Only miss some coffee but in reception I found some fresh brewed coffee

By , from COsta Rica on Feb 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 7, 2020

Hello dear Tatty Thank you for choosing Villas del Rio and for your commment We hope to see you soon

4
Everyone

Great service, friendly staff, great breakfast, wonderful pool.

By on Nov 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 30, 2019

Dear customer!! Thank you si much for your recent stay and your comments. It was a pleasure to have you with us!!!

5
Family

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 Family

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
Family

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

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