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Hotel Esperanza

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APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I spent 3 nights in hotel Esperanza end of December 2014 and were sincerely impressed by the atmosphere if coziness and warmness created by the owner of the hotel, Dennis. The hotel is nicely located in Playa Carillo, 15 mins drive from Playa Samara, the best beach spot in Guanacaste. Beach in Carillo is very nice as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

My father and I stayed her for 5 nights right before/during Christmas. Dennis the owner is extremely accommodating and goes out of his way to make you feel right at home. The beach is a five-ten minute walk and is beautiful. There is a good selection of restaurants in the immediate area. The included breakfast is delicious and there is... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved our stay. Owner and Service. Dennis and Catia best ever. Contact for deals Food. Breakfasts great. Many close restaurants. Casa De Mariscos the best Beach. Loved it. Secluded vs Samara's bustle.

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