This hotel makes a handy stopover, just a 20-minute drive from Juan Santa Maria International Airport, providing all you need for a comfortable stay. It is in a quiet location in the town of Santa Ana, yet within a short walk of shops and restaurants. Rooms and suites have TV, phone and WiFi and are air conditioned for optimum comfort. All are en-suite. Superior rooms and suites offer extra space. The neutral decor used in all the rooms is soothing.
The lobby is a light, welcoming area decorated by paintings and sculptures by local artists which add a touch of colour and character. There is a rooftop terrace with seating, loungers, a decked area and a small, covered swimming pool, a great place to relax before or after a flight. The hotel restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, and is open for lunch and dinner, and there's an outdoor area for snacks and drinks.
Open: Studio Hotel is open all year.
Location: The hotel is in the city of Santa Ana, about 20-minutes drive from the international airport and 20 minutes from San Jose the capital city.
Rooms: There are some 80 rooms in total, comprising single, double and superior rooms and junior suites. All have TV, phone, WiFi, small fridge, safe, hairdryer, en-suite bathroom and are air conditioned. Superior rooms are larger and have a dining area, and suites also have a iPod dock.
Activities: Explore Santa Ana, with shops and restaurants within walking distance. You can also visit San Jose, a short drive away.
Facilities: The hotel has a lobby seating area, restaurant (see below), and a rooftop terrace with a small swimming pool, and a gym. One notable feature of the hotel is the local artwork displayed throughout the property. Reception is staffed 24 hours a day. There are a number of conference rooms and the hotel is used for social and corporate events.
Dining: The cafe bar and grill has a comprehensive menu including international fare. Breakfast is served buffet style with both hot and cold dishes. Live music features on some evenings.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a low risk malaria area.
Communication: There is free WiFi internet access in guest rooms and suites.
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"This was just an 'in transit' stop for us, but it's a lovely hotel. Plenty of art and sculptures adorn the corridors and the rooms are lush. The standard of English spoken by the staff was not as good as in Puerto Viejo, but it made me try harder with my (pretty awful) Spanish!"