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El Sabanero Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   150m up the hill from BCR | Flamingo beach, Playa Flamingo 1111, Costa Rica (Formerly Estela de Fuego)
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Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Playa Flamingo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014
CurtisRM Saskatoon, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Saskatoon, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

New ownership looking to impress!!! My wife and I really enjoyed the service and the food was wonderful! Recommend the calamari to everyone!!! Thank you very much for your great service! We will be back!!! The view is absolutely stunning!!

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Lake Forest Park, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We absolutely loved our hotel. The owners were very friendly and helpful along with the rest of the staff. Playa Flamingo is pretty quiet so we spent a couple of evenings hanging out at the hotel for dinner and had a chance to get to know the staff, and the area. The hotel was beautiful and we ate breakfast every... More

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Boblingen, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were checking out Playa Flamingo and passed by this place with a stunning view!! We decided to have lunch at the restaurant and they were very accommodating! They moved a table for us out of the sun and into the shade so we could enjoy the breeze and the outdoor view. The server was one of the nicest young... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Sister trip to Costa Rica...We had an awesome time!! Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Josef booked the Vandara tour for us. It was great! Nice, clean rooms. Relaxed in the sun by the pool. Delicious lunch on the terrace with Beautiful ocean view. Fun times and lots of laughs at the bar. Would definitely stay here again.

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The owners of the hotel were so kind and accommodating. The location of the hotel is a little far from the main beach and on a very steep hill. If you have a car it should be fine. Hotel has an amazing view and is in a very quiet spot. My one complaint would have to be the cleanliness and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the hotel and enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere was wonderful. The manager Josef & wife were very charming and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet type meal also. The view is awesome from the deck overlooking the ocean and mountains in the distance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

For the price, it was a decent hotel. The manager, Josef, his wife and the barman were really nice and friendly to us. Josef was very helpful and accommodating the whole time. The room was a good size and had a good view of the ocean. Breakfast was decent but not great. Gallo pinto, bread, fruit, drinks. Also decent room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We didn't know what to expect when we arrived. But we were greeted very warmly. The staff is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about what we should do in the area. Our room opened up to the pool, it felt like we had a private pool. We left and realized we had forgotten my husbands coat. A man named Michael(I think... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My husband and I spent 2 weeks from Dec 27-Jan 9th. The hotel was fully booked and the staff was very busy, but we were always greeted each time we went through the lobby. The absolute best thing about this hotel is that it's on the top of a hill and has an amazing view to soak in every morning... More

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Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife, my two kids and myself stayed for one night. Price was $104 breakfast included. We received very good service, all the personnel were very kind when we asked for stuff (extra pillow, towels, etc...) We ate at its restaurant and the prices were reasonable and the food was good. The room was very clean, I have never paid... More

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Additional Information about El Sabanero Beach Hotel

Address: 150m up the hill from BCR | Flamingo beach, Playa Flamingo 1111, Costa Rica (Formerly Estela de Fuego)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Flamingo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sabanero Beach Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Estela De Fuego Hotel Playa Flamingo
El Sabanero Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Playa Flamingo

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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El Sabanero Beach Hotel is an Ocean Front Hotel in exclusive Playa Flamingo. In addition to sporting its own privately accessed beach El Sabanero Beach Hotel is close to Conchal Beach, and Penca Beach and only a short distance from Tamarindo Beach and Hermosa Bay Beach.El Sabanero Beach Hotel also features multiple dining venues, the best of indoor and outdoor dining, ample meeting and banquet space, multiple bars including a swim up bar and spacious Ocean Front terraces. ... more   less 
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