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El Sueno Tropical

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Playa Carrillo | Guanacaste, Playa Carrillo 50205, Costa Rica
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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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149 reviews 149 reviews
87 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They had thought of everything here. Spacious bungalows complete with outside chairs and hammocks. Stunning gardens. Beautiful pool area with shade & loungers. Helpful and friendly (colourful) owners & staff. All this close to Carrillo beach. 5 kms of palm fringed bay without the usual tourist tat.The very nice Playa Samara was also closeby .Breakfast was lovely .Fresh fruit,homemade bread... More 

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Camden, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights at El Sueño Tropical and were very glad we did. This hotel is tucked away in beautiful tropical gardens, full of birds, butterflies, monkeys, armadillos. The Lodge (which houses the bar/restaurant) is open, airy and full of colorful hammocks. The pool was a must in the mid-day heat. We enjoyed breakfasts and dinners there, with lots... More 

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

Hola Kate thanks for the nice review, you and your family were a joy to have as guests, and we hope to see you back again jose, maria and laura More 

Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Sueno Tropical is a lovely peaceful tropical location with lush vegetation and flowers, lots of wildlife, including some deer that patiently wait to be fed left overs from your plate. The pool is well maintained and is surrounded by plenty of comfortable lounge chairs. The large open air restaurant and communal area is quite charming, and there are lovingly... More 

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Malmö, Sweden
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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here with our 9 month daughter for one week in February and we had a fantastic stay! José, Maria and the rest of the staff are wonderful people who will always go the extra mile to make the guests feel comfortable. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed during most of our stay due to some tax problems (not the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Our stay at El Sueno Tropical was wonderful. You could not ask for a better host or I should say hosts, as the whole staff was wonderful. The room was large, comfortable and clean. The reception/ gathering/ bar/restaurant area was attractive and very comfortable. Bordered on one side by an area full of assorted wildlife, including deer that will actually... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were booked to stay with our two small children for ten days. We had read all the wonderful reviews about the great place and the people who were so fantastic here. The people working here were indeed pleasent and friendly - like in most places in Costa Rica. The pools were nice and clean and the food in the... More 

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

well, it would be a boring life if all reviews were 5 stars. this is the only bad review we have had since we took over late in 2013. this family came scheduled for a 10 day stay, we got them a crib for the baby and a brand new microwave, which they had requested, but they left after 2... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We spend almost a week on this nice hotel. It is not a super luxury place but you feel like home with everyone that works there and stay there. I cannot say enough about our stay. They also have an Italian chef on the restaurant with affordable prices. Already planing to return one day.... I must not die since I... More 

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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We only stayed here one night but we received a warm welcome from the team and were shown to our room which was well equipped, clean and comfortable with air-con, TV and fridge. We dined in the restaurant which was reasonably priced and hit the spot. The breakfast the following day was from a choice on the menu (no cold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Scheduled to stay 4 nights, but my girlfriend wanted to go to Playa Montezuema vs. Playa Carillo. So we asked Jose for reimbursement after making a decision on day 1. He said he will see if another reservations can replace ours...which happened the next day! He contacted us and refunded us our money. What service, and he is a great... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My family of five had an overnight stay at El Sueno Tropical. This property, hidden back from the road by trees and a hill, is a real gem. The landscaping is gorgeous, the pool was cool and crystal clear on top of the hill, and the room was clean and quiet. Food was excellent. When we asked how to get... More 

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