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“Medical Tourism ........ a pleasant surprise”

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Apartotel Suites Cristina
Ranked #17 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
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Clearwater, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Medical Tourism ........ a pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

We had been to lovely Costa Rica before. We love its rain forest, the people, its food, its great coffee. Our neighbor who not only had been there before heaped praise not only on the country as a whole, but upon the dental treatments available he grinned at us showing his beautiful teeth. We were also familiar with the US prices on implant surgery and cost of crowns and had ruled it out as we already had a mortgage on our home.
We were skeptical of the quality, costs etc. We did a lot of checking, obtaining references from local clients and a year later we decided this was too good to pass up. We were looking at a quarter of the US cost. The flight, hotel Taxis were negligible. When I talked with Sergio at the Hotel Cristina I wanted a twin bedded room, one was not available at the time which was the middle of March but he offered us a two bedroom where one of the rooms had twin beds. It turned out to have three and a kitchen dinette and living room all bedrooms had very silent air conditioners. Not really needed we were on the top floor with magnificent view of San Jose and the breeze took care of everything.
Really got a little taken aback, when our taxi wove its way to the dental surgery, the town was not built yesterday and you pass many older buildings, but once we got up and into the offices all passed. This surgery would not take a back seat to anything I have seen in the US, or Europe, in fact many of my co-patients were from California to New England, Indiana, To the Carolinas and of course Florida. Holland, Canada and Spain and education in itself. All ages and all races.
After the first two days the worst was over and all that remained now was waiting and healing and waiting for the crowns to be made. The Hotel Cristina was buzzing with Americans ready for biking, hiking, canoeing and sightseeing. We signed up for a day to get to the volcano a wonderful breakfast lunch some great photography,
Oh and the extra treat...Hidden on the second floor of the hotel, The restaurante Olivo. We went down to it from our apartment on a Thursday night, it was packed, a great Italian menu, the owner a former chef from Rome has a gold mine and the food was fantastic, the prices were moderate, about $50.00 including two glasses of wine and tip. Some other restaurants a bit more perhaps but worth every penny the Grano deOro a must for excellent food and atmosphere.
On a Saturday or Sunday The Marcado Centrale was the place to go. Fresh fruits vegetables and of course the greatest coffee in the world. I had already prepared one suit case to help sate my friends on my return. The hotel staff maids were excellent the breakfast left a little to be desired, but hay this is not Miami. The desk was terrific, tours, taxis suggestions were super helpful.
A month later we have nothing but gratefulness for a great venture a magnificent complete dental restoration and a fantastic holiday at a very affordable price.
Feel free to contact me for additional information. Tonmessina2000@yahoo.com

Room Tip: I only saw two rooms. Ours and a friend we had met. all looked fine to us. We paid a little extra...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

My mother and I stayed in a two-bedroom suite at Apartotel Cristina for one week while I was looking for a place to live in San Jose. The room was okay, nothing special but roomy and clean. It has a nice, but small pool area and the daily breakfast was acceptable. There is a wonderful Italian restaurant located in the hotel as well. The staff at this hotel is absolutely wonderful. Neither of us speak much Spanish, and the front desk staff went above and beyond to make any phone calls for us and translate whenever necessary. We had a mishap with an unsigned traveler's check and the staff at Apartotel Cristina went way above and beyond to help us locate the check, and even offered to mail it back to the States at their expense. If you want to be taken care of, this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

My wife and I stayed in Room 102 of Suites Cristina during a recent visit to San Jose. The suite was roomy, very clean, with ample closet space. Breakfast by the pool was good - and filling. By the way, the restaurant attached to the hotel, L Olivo, while a bit pricy is as good of an Italian restaurant as I've found outside of Rome!

Now, the downside - the rooms have very little carpet, making them "hard" - noise carries. This would not have been as much of an issue, except Room 102 faces the street and is over the garage entryway. There was quite a bit f noise in the early morning that prevented us from sleeping with the windows open. The other "downside" was the mattress was more firm than my wife and I prefer - combined with the noise, couldn't quite get comfortable.

The staff of Suites Cristina were always very pleasant and helpful. Location was convenient to several places to eat and to Sabana Park.

Had our stay been longer, I would have requested a move to a different room to get away from the noise from the street and employees of ICE (coming to work at 630AM). The noise (something management had little control over) was the biggest drawback, and I don;t think other rooms not facing the street would have had the same issue.

For the price, you get a very clean room, with ample storage, good Internet connections, ample space (bathroom, bedroom, and sitting area/kitchen). and a hearty breakfast (omelets, fruit, juices, coffee, toast, and a few sides) to get you started of a morning.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

I do not reccommend staying here at all. We left luggage in a locked luggage store that was only accessible by staff members. Whilst we were away our luggage was rifled through and over $3000 of gear was taken. As this was a locked store this was done by a staff member. Management did not care one bit and were extremely unsympathetic. They basically blamed us. Very horrible place.

  • Stayed February 2012
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, Owner at Apartotel Suites Cristina, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
The customer's lap top, a Toshiba Protege R830 and its case, was found the following days and sent to him by FedEx.
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Tilaran, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 April 2012 via mobile

We have now stayed at the Apartotel Suites Cristina twice in 2 weeks. Each time has been delightful. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We are not looking for lush and fancy, so did not expect it, however the rooms and the beds are surprisingly comfortable. Uncomfortable, rock hard beds can be a problem in Costa Rica.

We live elsewhere in the Costa Rica and drive to San Jose to conduct business, and are very glad that this hotel has a garage as well as guarded outdoor parking. We can safely leave our car at the hotel and take the taxis into town, without driving headaches. The hotel has arrangements for a private taxi service that is very quick and dependable.

Since the rooms are small apartments, we brought or bought food and drinks and were quite happy. We also ate in the Italian-food restaurant which was very good, even if a bit expensive.

The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The staff have been helpful and friendly. We actually plan to return to the Apartotel Suites Cristina in the future when we need to stay in San Jose.

Stayed April 2012
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Additional Information about Apartotel Suites Cristina

Property: Apartotel Suites Cristina
Address: Norte del Ice 300 | Sabana Norte, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
Region: 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
#4 Family Hotel in San Jose
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,878 - ₹ 6,483
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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