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Hotel Esperanza

APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks 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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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous and convenient, tucked in just off the main road, Dennis and Katya were more than gracious in accommodating us. They have neat rooms with A/C, a cute little child-friendly pool and shaded courtyard. Playa Carrillo is arguably THE most beautiful beach on the Nicoya peninsula.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Hotel Esperanza while exploring in 2009 and we just stayed there again in March. Dennis and Kattia and their family made us feel so welcome! Dennis cooked our breakfast to order every morning and offered all sorts of advice on things to do in the area (Playa Carillo is now our favorite beach in the world!) He also... More

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Kalispell, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had a wonderful 8 day stay at Hotel Esperanza. Dennis, Kattia and their family are wonderful people and keep a very clean hotel. They treated us like part of their family which made our stay more than a vacation. The beach is just awesome and a short walk away. We highly recommend this hotel.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My stay at this hotel was perfect, and the attention of dennis and kattia was excellent, they worry about keeping us comfortable and provide a quality service, I stayed with my family, we are very pleased and grateful for the attention.Clean and comfortable rooms, the location is absolutely Ideal, the beach is very close. an excellent hotel...

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Hotel Esperanza in Playa Carrillo for 2 nights and were very happy with our decision to stay here while visiting Carrillo. Dennis and Kattia were very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Dennis was always available to help us with directions or recommendations for local activities... More

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15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Dennis was very helpful in arranging our trip but the hotel didnt live up to the description. It is not 2 minutes from the beach, maybe 5 there downhill but considerably more back up 2 steep hills. The beach is spectacular though. Dennis was away during our trip and Kattia does not speak English which made life difficult. The rooms... More

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Dennis C, Owner at Hotel Esperanza, responded to this review

SURPRISED AND DISAPPOINTED … This is all I can say for this review. First off the hotel was no different than described in our website or my emails to this client. I am extremely careful not to mislead any clients with false statements or information. To correct the false statements in this review, the client was informed that the hotel... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The hotel is located within a 2 minute walk from Carrillo beach, it is a quite area, away from the street noise. It is extremely cosy and with an environment suited for families. The personalized attention from Dennis and Kattia is a very special detail that welcomes me to return. The food is spectacular, specially the breakfasts. I felt in... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This place is worth $50 maybe. We paid 120. It is far from the beach and along the road, the room is average, the swimming pool is ridiculously tiny and the breakfast is mediocre. Colibri, which is just next to it, charges $60 a night for the same service and has a bigger pool and great Argentinian food. Don't waste... More

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Dennis C, Owner at Hotel Esperanza, responded to this review

As the owner of Hotel Esperanza I take each and every review of my hotel very seriously. I respect that every client has the right to their opinion, but I have no respect of any client’s review written with untruths, exaggerated statements, false information, or other agendas. We do encourage and welcome true commentaries of our hotel, staff, or other... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The hotel is conveniently located walking distance from Playa Carrillo, a peaceful and quiet town and very close to mini-markets and very good restaurants. Dennis and Katia provided a very familiar and personalized customer care and the breakfast was fantastic, also, if you need any advice, maps, reservations, etc etc, they can help with that. We came to visit with... More

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23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. It is a small informal hotel, and Dennis, the owner, is very friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. Together with his fiancé they provided great customer care, the breakfast was cooked to order, and Dennis booked us a horse riding trip, and made a telephone call on our behalf to rearrange one of our... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Esperanza

Also Known As:
Esperanza Hotel Playa Samara
Hotel Esperanza Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Address: APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Playa Carrillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family oriented hotel, welcoming singles, couples, wedding parties, families, children, and handicap guests. Being a small hotel of 7 rooms we offer a warm family atmosphere with the added bonus of having the amenities of the larger hotels. In 2007 we accomplished a total remodel including all guestrooms with European tiles and exotic Mahogany and Cedar woods throughout. The hotel also features the addition of a new custom pool and spa. ... more   less 
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