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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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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The couple running the hotel (not sure if they were the owners or not) were amazing. They were perfectly kind, hospitable, and humorously playful. I have been living north of playa Carrillo for years and if you know anything about small beach communities around Costa Rica it's that you have to roll with the punches now and then. Yes the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a review by a 13 year old- I loved this hotel! I felt like I was at home. Everybody there was so nice, especially the bartender Maria. She was so much fun! My school group had this whole party and the staff was so nice. The pool is big and has lots of floats. I loved it. The... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stayed at El Sueno Tropical with a large group in May. They were very accommodating, and we loved the staff. All of the kids had a blast in the pool, and loved the pizza making night they set up for them. I miss my hammock outside my room already! Jose had live music arranged for us on the last... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Looking for a for a place near Carillo and Samara but with a tropical peace? My daughter and I had a wonderful safe stay and enjoyed day surfing, evenings of bohemian serenades, and generous, authentic hospitality. The staff(Jose, Maria, Laura and Joanna) made the stay an unforgettable trip. The rooms are simple and adequate and the food was fresh with... More 

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

hola kate and atlantis, you and the whole school group were fantastic, so well behaved and friendly, they show good parenting and excelent school influence, thanks for all the nice comments and we hope to see you next year More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This hotel has everything going for it! Great staff, very comfortable rooms, and a beautiful location. Be sure to stay here if you have the chance. You will not be disappointed. Not to mention my favorite surf spot, Playa, is 10 minutes away.

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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I recently traveled down to Costa Rica from Florida for a surf trip with a friend. Stopped at a local beach, Playa Caramonal to surf. We came to this hotel last minute and they hooked us up with a great room for a great deal! Maria was there to great us and was willing to work with us on the... More 

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

Wow, real nice thing you did, Seminoles, to help out a Gator. You guys reminded me so much of schoolmates I had at UF, glad you enjoyed your stay here, hope u make it back soon More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had a great time in this hotel. It is well located, at less than 10 minutes by car from the beach. It is super clean, and all the plants in the garden and around the rooms makes you feel you are in a tropical jungle. The team is amazing. The italian cooks makes great pastas and pizzas (as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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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