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Hotel Leyenda

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Kilometro al Este de la Plaza de Deportes de Puerto Carrillo, Playa Carrillo 291-3100, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Playa Carrillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is an amazing bargain for the area (where things tend to be expensive), very nice, clean, pretty hotel with a good restaurant, and great pool for a decent price. I can highly recommend it. Even if you just come for lunch or dinner you can still use the pool, which makes for a relaxing afternoon. Try the tuna... More

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La Mesa, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My husband and I recently returned from our trip to Costa Rica where we stayed at Hotel Leyenda through a Living Social deal we purchased online. The hotel was beautiful, the rooms were large and had excellent air conditioning. The employees were very friendly (especially Roger at the front desk who helped us coordinate everything). Because we had purchased a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I had the best time at this lovely hotel. It's just about a 2 hour drive from Liberia airport, and while it may not seem picturesque at first, you quickly enter the beautiful Samara and Carillo Beaches. Miles of beach with only handfuls of people made it such a relaxing getaway. The hotel was incredibly friendly and... More

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have friends who have lived in Carrillo for thirty years and when visiting them have often dined at their excellent restaurant. But we never considered staying there until we found ourselves running away from the horror of the Guanamar Hotel and seeking other lodging. Our friends suggested the Leyenda. Wow! Never let the lack of an ocean view deter... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stayed two nights weekday on mid march '14. Arrived late night (8:30pm), hotel is over the main road of Carrillo so is easy to be found. Just checked in and went directly to restaurant for dinner which was great and fresh. Gardens, pool and pool bar were great, and you hear frog choirs at night. Room quality was ok, but... More

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HoteLLeyenda, Director de Recepción at Hotel Leyenda, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments, It help us to improve our services. Our apologies for all the inconvenients, now, we took a note of your comments and we'll keep working on this details to give a better service to the future guest and we hope you can visit us again. Will be a pleasure to attending you in our... More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

As a prior reviewer wrote, the front of the hotel is unassuming. Once you walk through the front door, however, we found paradise! The room was very clean, the staff fantastic, and the surroundings beautiful. Roger and Luis will do what they can to accommodate your stay. The surroundings and nearby town are authentic. Nothing touristy about this location, hotel... More

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West Linn, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It's hard to find a safe, affordable and clean hotel in Carrillo. But this property was just the right place to put me at ease. They even have a restaurant on site with free breakfast and 20% off dinners served here. The staff spoke English wish was news to my ears and super friendly, honestly the entire time there I... More

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Clean, well appointed rooms. Our room was spacious with a kitchenette and a nice outdoor sitting area. The grounds are beautiful, and the pool was crystal clear. We ate our breakfast and dinners at the hotel restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed both the meals and the service. I would happily stay there again, and again.

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We found this very beautiful hotel with the most wonderful pool and cabana and wonderful relaxing garden areas. The hotel is small as to number of rooms but very clean and nice with small kitchen area. The dinning room and bar area are beautiful with wonderful staff. You can catch a bus in front of the hotel and will take... More

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San Jose, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We enjoyed the food and their interest in helping us. A couple of miles from Carrillo Beach, beautifull place to relax, snorkel and walk. We took the local bus to Samara, the closer city if you are interested in dancing or having dinner/ drinks in the beach.

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Gracias por su comentario Para nosotros es de gran satisfaccion saber que su estadia ha sido placentera. Esperamos volver a... More

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Address: 1 Kilometro al Este de la Plaza de Deportes de Puerto Carrillo, Playa Carrillo 291-3100, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Leyenda 3.5*
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Hotel Leyenda Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Hotel Leyenda is located at Carrillo Beach, the white sand beach and gorgeous palms, Guanacaste. Enjoy the hotel's Mediterranean architecture and its entertainment area, featuring swimming pool, jacuzzi, playground and private parking. 11 Superior rooms, luxuriously equipped with 2 queen beds, fab, a/c, beautiful outside porch, satellite TV and amenities. Five Superior rooms include kitchenette. Also available Internet access.Enjoy our very exclusive service for our exclusive guests! We offer mobile units including restrooms, sinks, showers, dressing rooms, lockers, safety box, beach chairs and umbrellas, awnings and sports equipment. ... more   less 
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