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El Sueno Tropical

3.0 of 5 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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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jose is the essential, gracious host of El Sueno Tropical! What a wonderful, relaxing, welcoming spot off the beaten path! So many spots to get away from the busy life of the city and even Samara and Playa Carrillo! It's a sanctuary all on it's own! The pool is welcoming as are the hammocks situated in the main reception area... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent a month at the hotel as part of a retreat for digital nomads (which actually lasted 3 months) and they couldn't have picked a better place! The accommodations are really nice - my private en-suite room had a fridge, flat screen TV, fan, air conditioner, and huge bed. The hotel has excellent wi-fi coverage in every area, which... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right now I'm in a hammock on the restaurant veranda of El Sueno Tropical. I'm looking out at the forest canopy after a delicious egg breakfast that included Jose's famous banana bread, warm from the oven, and rich Costa Rican coffee. My second favorite place to lounge is around the swimming pool, watching parrots, wrens, Kiskadees, and brilliant hummingbirds in... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organized a retreat at Jose's hotel in Costa Rica and it's a nice little hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle of Samara (but still close enough to head in for bars and restaurants). Since I've left, I've definitely missed the breakfast - the daily papaya and watermelon were so good, and Jose's banana bread is nothing short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have only the highest praise for El Sueño Tropical! The owner, Jose is one of the nicest people I've meet, always with a smile and willing to chat. The hotel staff were cheerful, attentive to our needs and accommodating with requests. The common area had lots of hammocks, chairs, and a sofa to relax in. I quickly made some... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If I'm ever in Costa Rica again, which I certainly hope to be, my very first stop will be Sueño Tropical. Owner Jose and his wife Joanna run a quiet, beautiful escape from reality! Everything about Sueno Tropical is beautiful and relaxing. There's a great pool, personal hammocks for each room and it's surrounded by gorgeous rainforests just a few... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First of all this place has the best banana bread I've ever had and jose is very accommodating for breakfast. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great both at night and during the day. The pool was so relaxing and refreshing and the vibe was very positive! I did not want to leave!!!

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

coo, thanks for your lovely review, and for letting me post your beautiful picture in the chillasana surf shirt, loved u guys, please come back soon More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

El Sueño Tropical was definitely a dream. Beautiful grounds--a mini-tropical garden, with clean and cool rooms, an outstanding staff that served delicious breakfast with fresh fruit and home-made jams. Great dinner menu. Jose can arrange for your bucket list of things to do: beautiful horseback ride through the tropical forest ending in a great views from the mountains ending on... More 

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Charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were made to feel so welcome by Jose and Maria; they are both very friendly, along with the rest of the staff. We stayed in room number 5 which was basic yet large and clean with a hammock on the porch and had everything we needed. The sparkling clean pool is the best aspect followed by the bar/restaurant area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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Address: Playa Carrillo | Guanacaste, Playa Carrillo 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sueno Tropical 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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