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Hotel Esperanza

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APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location, just a few minutes walk up the hill from the beach; delicious, filling breakfast; friendly, efficient yet laidback service; comfortable, clean room with a great pool to lounge by; plenty of good eateries nearby

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Las Rozas, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Denis greeted us by the name as we arrived, explained he was the hotel owner and showed us our room. He explained the jacuzzi was at our service as well as 900 dvds we could watch in the room. he asked for our preferred breakfast time and next day he cooked it personally (pan cakes!!). The room was spacious and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a quiet, intimate, and personalized stay in Playa Carillo then this is the place for you! Dennis is a wonderful host. We went for our honeymoon and Dennis went out of his way to make our stay there special. The rooms are spacious enough for a couple and very clean. The hotel is very safe. We felt... More 

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San Anselmo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

More kudos to Dennis and his excellent customer service! He genuinely cares about his clients and wants them to enjoy themselves in Costa Rica. He is very helpful and provides assistance where other hotels most likely wouldn't. The breakfast provided is excellent, the rooms (and entire hotel) are clean. Very close to the beach. Highly recommend this hotel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Everything in the hotel looks new and it is a very nice place. Very nice room with new and nice bed clothing. Very clean. Excellent customer service from the owner Dennis. Excellent breakfast included. The pool and jacuzzi areas are very well appointed. Very close to Carrillo beach that is beautiful.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Walking distance to Carrillo Beach; includes a great breakfast. Small boutique Hotel, rooms are clean, there is no Cable service, but they offer movies for free.Nearby a couple of awesome restaurant. The attention from Dennis (the owner) was great.

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Hampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

One can only agree with the many reviewers who praise this hotel. On the face of it, it appears to be a small, nondescript sort of place but it has something that many of the glossier places you might look at don't - it has Dennis. Let me give you some examples of this man's abilities: I was ill, "I'm... More 

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Waukee, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I spent 17 nights with Dennis and his excellent staff. Dennis went out of his way to see that our needs were met and questions answered. He arranged several tours and excursions for us and knew only the best companies to use. Our room was comfortable and spotless. For the price there were none that compared to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We spent six nights at the Hotel Esperanza. Dennis, the owner, is so friendly and helpful that we found our stay a unique experience. The hotel is a small one with seven rooms. Ours was a nicely decorated standard room. It was fine for a couple of nights but on reflection we would have opted for one of the more... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had a wonderful 3 nights at this hotel. It's more like a little community, with fellow travelers getting together to chat, eat, and drink. Dennis, the owner, was most accommodating. His kitchen was available to fix light snacks and coffee. He offers reasonably priced beer, water, and other drinks so you do not have to visit a store right... More 

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