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Costa Real

Avda. Franciso de Aguirre 170, La Serena, Chile
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santiago, Chile
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a centrally located hotel en La Serena. Medium sized with a friendly staff. Room was clean and decent sized, nothing fancy. The only sore point is the noise from the street, as my room was on the second floor facing the main avenue. Since is glass is only a single panel a lot of the street noise was... More 

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The facilities in this hotel were great and it was well located but I didn't find it particularly friendly. It seemed to me that the staff were more interested in their business customers although some of the restaurant staff were ok. The breakfast was great with plenty of variety - even including lots of cakes - the Chileans have a... More 

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Midlands, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Most of the reviews seem to be critical of its location, for me it was the perfect location because it is close to the centre of town and NOT on the beach. The walk to the beach took around 30 minutes along the central reservation of a road but a very pleasant one. The staff struggled at times to speak... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This hotel is one of the best in La Serena... but since it's opening in the early 90's, I do not think it has been remodeled and it is starting to show. Now with that said, my room was very specious and the bed was very comfortable. I was disappointed that the room's radiators did not work and it was... More 

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Sao Paulo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

La Serena is a beach city, but if you are brazilian certainly it won't be a beach you would you like to spend your vacations. But is a good city to stay one night if you are going to Atacama's desert comming from Santiago. You should consider make your pit stop here at Hotel Costa Real, because most part of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

I come to La Serena about 2 or 3 times per year. This is my first time at Costa Real, I was pleasantly surprised. Nice pool area outside, secure underground parking, 10 minute walk to both malls and many restaurants. Rooms are spaceous and clean. The WiFi worked great 2 of 3 days but always worked from the lobby. Good... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stayed here in November 2011. It took the staff a while to get us into our room, which was average by all acounts - medium-sized, not particularly enticing as far as furniture etc. go, but clean and decently comfortable still. The hotel is well located to explore La Serena - the city's central square is within walking distance, as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We really enjoyed staying at the Costa Real. The staff were very helpful in all areas. Our room was facing the street but we didn't find this a problem - mainly because we are accustom to traffic noise!! The restaurant was lovely and breakfast was ok. For us Aussies we do like better cereals than are on offer in Chilean... More 

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Simi Valley
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

The hotel was immaculate. Rooms may be a little tired by US standards but still acceptable. We had a king bed, and all rooms have a modern flat-panel TV. No in-room coffee, no clock radio. They did have a mini fridge (mini bar). I needed to have a shirt ironed. Although they do not have irons/ironing boards, I was able... More 

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Brighton, Engand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

I was not impressed by my latest stay at the Costa Real (last time was 6 years ago). Despite asking for a quiet room I was put in a very noisy one overlooking the main road junction at the front of the hotel. Closing the window reduced the noise slightly but makes for a very stuffy atmosphere in the height... More 

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