Urban Comfortable 1 Bdr, 1 Ba Apartment in the Center of San Jose Free Breakfast
- english, spanish
About Jennyfer M
Property Administrator in San Jose, Costa Rica. Have worked with property management for the last 8 years as well as online companies.
Jennyfer M purchased this Apartment in 2018
Why Jennyfer M chose Carmen
This property is very unique as its situated in the center of Downtown San Jose, the major metropolitan center of Costa Rica. Typically you will not find nice one bedroom apartments as most of the downtown area is limited to Hotels or long term rentals. This is a unique situation where the building is a mixed-use building in the very center of the city. The entire country is accessible from this location and the restaurants and tourist spots are a walk away.
What makes this Apartment unique
This property is in a mixed-use urban building. The apartment was recently constructed as a development on the second floor and the building itself has underground guarded parking. A slight walk from the most popular tourist attractions in Costa Rica makes the apartment amazing for the tourists and business visitors to the country.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
5 Stars for customer service!
Pros- this place was so inexpensive and the manager went out of her way to address my needs. There are 3 locks-1 to the building, 1 to the housing floor and 1 to the actual room. There is a working elevator. There were no bugs (other than one or two that flew in through the window). There is on staff housekeeping/assistance, although they do not speak English). It is on the main bus line so public transportation is easy. It has kitchen supplies. There are fruit stands and groceries stores withint 2 blocks. It is 3 blocks from the main shopping mall/market in the heart of downtown. There is a small zoo within walking distance. The ceiling and floor plan kept the room cool enough (visited in May). Beds were comfortable enough.
Cons-It is in downtown. Although 3 blocks from some very nice hotels, this location is loud and can look scary. Units 1 & 2 are right off the street. The noise level from the buses and someone yelling throughout the night were too much for me. The manager was kind enough to move me to a room further down the hall and I appreciated that, because I could not have stayed there otherwise. I had some early morning and late night drop-offs and was able to access the building unharmed, but the area looks scary after dark and I did not dottle There is no A/C but there are fans. They really try to make some nice living areas, but the pictures are staged and look better than actual accommodations. Taxi & Uber,drivers struggled to find its location a little, but they did find it. I think because it is the 2nd floor to a business they weren't sure they had the right place. Tours don't pickup there so I had to walk to Gran Hotel by Hilton (3 blocks) to be picked up/dropped off).
Center City pad
Very clean. Nice people. Area a little sketchy after dark. Barb wire on everything. street is busy until very late. Great location for walking with underground parking. Great value.
The location was great. Easy to get around. The apartment has all the basic essentials. All the TV channels were in English, that was good thing. It is a bit noisy, bus stop right across the street, and an obese man hollering around the corner for at least 4 hours a day. But all in all, can not be beat for the price. I will stay there again next time I go to Costa Rica.
Four nights in nice apartment
This apartment is relatively small and not set up for much cooking. The apartment was quite clean. It has two large-screen TVs. Triple security is excellent with a locked street door, second floor locked door and the apartment locked door. Buses stop across the street until about 10:30 p.m. and start early in the morning.
I booked it for my nephew and his girlfriend they were visiting from Germany, they loved it. Really nice place, very clean and the location is great, all the must see places are walking distance
Everything was spick and span spotless!! The only thing that I would suggest would be for the in-house property management to be able to speak some English.