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    Hotel Santo Tomas

    Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 meters west of INS Building, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 31 July 2014

    I stayed at Santo Tomas for a couple of nights. The rooms were comfortable but the building is old and not very well insulated so it gets a little loud in the mornings. That being said, I enjoyed my stay and felt that the quality/price...More

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    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas

    Hola 27Mathieu, Good review , Thank You for that. The front desk receptionist, was new and placed you on a service , we don't normally use. He has since been terminated as he did not achieve the standards I require from my staff. I genuinely...More

    Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

    This property was recommended to me by my dental office. It is a comfortable, clean and friendly old colonial , centrally located and within walking distance to everything in Centro. Free wifi and breakfast. No coffee pot in room.More

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    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas

    Hi Kipkatrading, Lots of dental clients stay with us and fit in day tours during their dental visits when the schedule permits. I do have a great coffee machine in the lobby, made in Italy that grinds the beans at the moments you get a...More

    Reviewed 21 July 2014

    this Hotel is a really nice place in the centre of San Jose. The US American owner, Tomas, has put a lot of thought and energy into the renovation and extension of the hotel. I stayed there with a friend and we shared a nice...More

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    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas

    Hi Johann, Your Title ( Grand Hotel in San Jose ) is Great! The rest of your comments are outstanding as well, thank you so much. Many Europeans such as your self, arrive and stay the first three or four days adjusting and making travel...More

    Reviewed 19 July 2014

    We stayed at the Hotel Santo Tomas which is a Small Boutique Hotel in San Jose Costa Rica. We arrived on June 29th 2014. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to spend my first two nights here also my wife and I found...More

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    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas

    Hi Kris M, Wow what a review, thank you for taking the time and effort for such nice comments about everything you both experienced here . That is what we want our clients to have , an outstanding location, to rest, refresh and recharge! As...More

    Reviewed 17 July 2014

    An interesting place owned by the genial Thomas. An old house thats been expanded on, so there are older and newer rooms. The old areas do have a bit of charm. My old room did not have AC but didnt need it, high ceilings with...More

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    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas

    Hi Paul, Outstanding title ( Good Hotel in a Good Location) Toss in tasty Costa Rican coffee and that makes for a happy camper! Yes, ceilings in most of the hotel are 15 feet high. San Jose is at 4500 elevation, so it is almost...More

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    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Breakfast included
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hot Tub
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    • US$ 63 - US$ 95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
    • #3 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
    • #5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
    • #6 Family Hotel in San Jose
    • #11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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    Jane J
    How far are you from the airport?
    11 April 2017|
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    Response from gtrot | Reviewed this property |
    If you want a hotel close to the airport (about 15 minutes 5km a bit longer to go back to airport in the morning) but quiet and pleasant try Hotel Aeropuerto . But if downtown is for you I would e-mail Hotel Tomas direct and... More
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    RussH595
    Is there a shuttle to the airport and if not how much would a taxi cost?
    8 March 2017|
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    Response from AdvisorHST | Property representative |
    Hi Urber is the best now and there are avaliable 24/7 as well. If you don't feel comfortable with that I have taxis that have been working with me for over 25 years that are always here on time for the transfer. Costa is... More
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    TONI M
    Warm Smiles from Tallahassee Florida. I am going to Costa Rica with my 17 year old daughter Spring Break in March 2017. We are ending our Ecoterra Tour on March 13th to be dropped off at the airport in San Jose and from there I have to find my way to lodging and more activities for 2 more nights. I am looking for decent accommodations under $80 a night that will allow us to explore the area to entertain ourselves on the afternoon of the 13th and all day the 14th and get to the airport around 10am on the 15th. This Hotel looks intriguing and seems to point out we can walk to museums and do some trinket shopping safely during the day. I like that point allot. Do you know if a shuttle is available to and from this establishment? We are getting dropped off at the San Jose airport on the 13th around 2pm by Ecoterra and have to find our way to our lodging. I want to explore the San Jose area lightly the last 2 days we are in the Country. Is this location is the best for our needs? My big concern is we don't speak Spanish and will need to get from the San Jose airport and back to the San Jose airport. If the owner of this Hotel is an American Expat, my guess is he could help arrange that for us. I saw some place where it was a $30 fee to shuttle to and from the airport. How does one arrange for it? Can you please help me figure this out? Thanks
    4 January 2017|
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    Response from AdvisorHST | Property representative |
    I want to say thank you to every one that replied to her. Toni , we will be happy to assist you with what ever you need. Our location will provide you with what you are looking for. Cheers ! Thomas
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