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Hotel Esperanza

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APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235, Costa Rica
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Hotel Esperanza
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Playa Carrillo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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BillCLakeAriel_PA
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was about the best stay we had in Costa Rica. Dennis was an amazing host. We spent hours by the pool talking about life. What a great guy. The room was a little on the small side, but was very clean & comfortable. The pool was a great way to end each day, just chilling out. He directed us... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stayed here with the family in January for four nights, on advice from my brother who stayed here with his family a few years ago. The hotel has a fun pool area, with two and a half smallish pools that afford for a lot of play between them. There's a karambola (star fruit) tree whose fruit you can eat as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I had a great stay at Esperanza last week. The hotel is well located about a 5 minute walk from the magnificent beach at Carillo. We have been to many beaches worldwide, and this was right up there. Dennis, the owner, was great. He is American ex pat, and has a good sense of what his clients... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Esperanza for two nights only; however the experience was very pleasant. The rooms are small but clean and cozy, they have just what you need. The beach is just a small walk away and the service is excellent. Dennis the owner, was incredibly helpful and always has a smile and a good conversation at hand. The... More 

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Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Me and my family spent a couple of nights in Hotel Esperanza and we could not have been more satisfied. Dennis the owner truly is helpful and makes sure that you have the best experience possible. Our rental car had a flat fire and he helped us with this situaton very easily. The hotel serves a wonderful breakfast buffet every... More 

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