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La Dolce Vita

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Esterillos Oeste, beach, 50 meters from Bus Stop, Jaco 60901, Costa Rica
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Ranked #12 of 42 hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014
marieatta_pman marietta GA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fresno, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a room here for a few nights off this gorgeous beach. We arrived in the early afternoon and checked in. The owner is a man of few words, a little hard to get info from and not very friendly. We needed to get some laundry done that day and he and his wife had it all folded and... More

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marietta GA
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157 hotel reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I loved this place!!! But be forewarned - this is not the ritz in any sense. Rooms were clean, but spartan and somewhat worn. The town is somewhat the same way. This is a great alternative from the busy touristy and tacky Jaco up the coast - the whole reason i chose to stay here. setting was quiet and peaceful... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Driving into Estarillo Oeste is a bumpy ride and you will feel like you are lost if you take the wrong exit . There are two exits off the highway. Look for the one that has a sign with the hotel's name. It takes you to the little hub. A couple of restaurants, surf lesson shop, and the small market.... More

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Shoreline, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Its been two years since I stayed at La Dolce Vita but my memories of this small resort are pleasant. On the beach, strong air conditioning. The small staff is high on security and very freindly. Easy acess to the beach and the local shops.

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were looking for peace, quiet, tranquility, and friendly, warm waves. La Dolce Vita and the Esterillos area delivered on all fronts :) The room we stayed in was simple and immaculate. We were able to get food from the local super and cook our lunch and dinners in the kitchenette. The air conditioning in the bedroom was powerful, which... More

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Tapa, Estonia
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16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife and I stayed there for 4 nights. We loved every minute. As we came from Europe, time difference forced us to lay down at 8pm and to wake at 5am. We prepared coffee, took mugs and chairs and sat to the beach to watch sunrise. It was awesome! After I run by the beach, wife prepared breakfast and... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I was extremely happy with this hotel for the price, location, service, and the fact that it met my needs very well. I think I will be returning there for my surf trips in the foreseeable future. I'm a middle aged SUP and longboard surfer who travels to Costa Rica solely for surf. I do not require much in the... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
47 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This little hotel is a lovely find, right on the beautiful Playa Esterillos. Rooms have a kitchen, sofa, bedroom and small bathroom and are clean, comfortable and well air conditioned. The hosts could not be more helpful and served a fresh continental breakfast to us on our patio. They also recommended a good restaurant within walking distance ( Los Almendros).... More

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our first few days in Costa Rica. It's a no-frills hotel, but it is very neat, very clean, safe, and the staff is super helpful and friendly. The hotel sits directly on the beach, perfect for an early morning swim or to watch the sunset in the evening. Emilio and Jasmine took great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This hotel is located right on the beach. Beach is wide and sandy. The hotel has a gate by the beach which closes at night to keep the place secure. The room offers a kitchenette with a living room area and separate bedroom with air conditioning. The room is on the first floor with a private patio. Breakfast is served... More

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Address: Esterillos Oeste, beach, 50 meters from Bus Stop, Jaco 60901, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Dolce Vita 2.5*
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Also Known As:
La Dolce Vita Jaco
La Dolce Vita Costa Rica/Jaco

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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco #8 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
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The Hotel "La Dolce Vita" is located on the beach in Esterillos Oeste, Jaco, facing the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The Hotel, with its seven apartments facing a wonderful garden, is a new, first class construction building offering all comforts. Each apartment has patio/deck, terrazzo-balcony and is smartly furnished, bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, fan, kitchen, fridge with up to 4 beds. ... more   less 
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