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El Sueno Tropical

Playa Carrillo | Guanacaste, Playa Carrillo 50205, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jose's place is amazing! The pool was great and the food and drinks were excellent! Jose is very welcoming and friendly, along with the rest of the staff. I was also lucky enough to book a massage with Lillo, which was hands-down the best massage I've ever had. I left feeling completely relaxed and looking forward to my next trip!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I spent five days at Jose's place in March and we could not have been happier with our experience. The room had everything we needed, including a cute hammock on the porch outside our door and air conditioning for those hot days. The restaurant had the best food we ate during our whole trip (and my boyfriend... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a excelent, peaceful and nice place for staying. Me and my girlfrient spent 3 nights there, and it was awesome! The owner, Jose, is a friendly person, attentive and make some marvelous jelly! The manager Lillo and his wife Maria are great human beings, and we became very close. The employees are friendly (Maria, you are great) and... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are big, very clean and the grounds are just great. But I must say above all is Jose's hospitality. When we arrived my friend was having serious back problems. Jose immediately just gave him a room all to himself so he can recuperate better...without asking for a dime extra. Him and the whole staff turned a tough situation into... More

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Bowen Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the amazing good fortune to stay at El Sueno with Jose, Maria and the rest of the great staff there. We had a lovely two bedroom suite with kitchen and great beds. Very clean. There's a beautiful pool and shaded restaurant with hammocks where we spent a lot of our time hanging out. But the best part of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend 22 amazing days in Costa Rica last month, 10 of those days were spent at El Sueno Tropical. If we didn't have to leave to attend a wedding in San Jose, we probably would have extended our time at El Sueno. We were made to feel so welcome and at home... More

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22 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those ideal hotels, in my view: all the things you need, nothing you don't. Rooms are simple and prettily painted, bathrooms are new and shiny. The rooms all have ceiling fans as well as a/c (I hate it when there's a/c only, and you have to rely on the fan in that unit). The pool is... More

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had guests from the States and wanted them to have a memorable time at the beach. Our five days at Tropical Dreams exceeded our expectations. The hotel is a short drive from one of the loveliest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula and the hotel setting is so relaxing with a nice pool and wonderful open bar/restaurant . The staff... More

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JosefromCostaRica, Owner at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

andrea your group was delightful, and the gluten-free carrot cake we made for your birthday, with your recipe, will be a staple for breakfast. hope to see u back soon, jose More

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful experience at El Sueno Tropical. Jose is great - he is always around and there when you need something or just feel like chatting! We felt right at home. Everyone hung out together at the bar/restaurant chatting and getting to know each other. The food was great and Jose's special sangria was the best :)... More

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JosefromCostaRica, Owner at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola brittany and anthony thanks for the nice comments, i did not want u to leave either, you are such a lovely, friendly couple, and you obviously love each other's company, i wish you all the best in the future, and hope coming back and viciting us again is part of that future jose More

Ubud, Indonesia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For pure relaxation, this is the place to come. So quiet and serene, and yet so close to the best beach we have been to so far in Costa rica!!! We felt immediately at home here... welcomed so warmly by Jose, Joanna and Maria... We had the feeling that nothing we asked was too much and every thing was taken... More

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JosefromCostaRica, Owner at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

sophia, you are a princess, thanks for the nice reviews, and now that we have some time and inhouse talent,we are decorating a bit more so the rooms have an even better look to them, we took care of the basic infraestructure first, now comes the fun part, jose More

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Additional Information about El Sueno Tropical

Also Known As:
El Sueno Tropical Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Address: Playa Carrillo | Guanacaste, Playa Carrillo 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access 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:
Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Playa Carrillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Sueño Tropical is a small 16 rooms resort set in the 3 acres of tropical gardens. There are 4 buildings that house 4 units per building. There are 8 standard rooms, 4 deluxe rooms and 4 two bedrooms apartments. There is a freeform Italian tiled pool with a small wading pool. El Sueño Tropical has a 70 seat open air restaurant featuring American, Italian and Tico fare along with the best pizza in the area. The restaurant receives fresh fish daily from local fisherman which means it was swimming only hours before it is served to you. Adjoining the restaurant is the Bulldog in the Jungle bar serving your favorite libations along with the freshest tropical fruit drinks you will find anywhere. ... more   less 
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