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Hotel Luz De Vida

Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 02254, Costa Rica
Hotel Luz De Vida
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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los angeles
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2007

What a mistake! I wish I had read all the reviews here. We were there from March 9-11 and we regret every minute at the hotel - even though the area is quite beautiful and great for surfing. Everything that's been written before happened to us: Horrible service, lousy beds, no closets to hang our clothes, no hot water in... More 

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San Francisco
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2007

In short, take your business elsewhere - this place is a scam. We spent the first half of our honeymoon here - what a mistake. The website is slick and totally misleading - there is no yoga, spa, or massage - just an abandoned shack near the beach with a sign that says "spa" - what a joke! And we... More 

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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2007

We just returned this week and couldn't wait to give my review on this place. The gentleman named "Continental Traveler" from D.C. couldn't have said it in better words. The first night we stayed in a more budget hotel in Mal Pais, and regretted it! So, the next day we went venturing looking for somewhere else, and were lucky enough... More 

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Delaware
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2007

The people at Luz De Vida were so friendly and helpful! I loved the pool, the service, the room and the setting (scenery & ALL). I plan on going back there and repeating this trip to costa rica and plan on staying at Luz de Vida again.

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san francisco, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2007

Spent three days at LDV and had a great time. They did a really nice job with the grounds and the rooms were clean and well taken care of. Everyone there was really nice and very friendly.

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Falls Church VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2007

We stayed at Luz De Vida for a week while attending a wedding in Costa Rica. The hotel was quite charming and the staff rocked!! They were all very helpful and new how to make sure you had a great time. The food at their bar is wonderful and their fresh fruit frozen drinks are out of this world. A... More 

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Darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2007

What a perfect location, great little bungalows, hammocks everywhere and friendly staff. I couldn't think of a better place to hang out with friends...

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granada hills
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2006

I don't know where to start with this hotel. Let me begin with the positives. The pool is the best thing there. We had it to ourselves almost every night, and the water was a perfect temperature. The hotel is right on the beach and there were many animals in area. We woke up to Howler monkeys almost every morning,... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2006

Luz de Vida has a beautiful web site but the on-the-ground reality is quite a bit different. The grounds are OK but a little cheesy (fake waterfall into the pool etc.). Many of the rooms are tiny, dark, and right up against the dusty main road. They completely lost our reservation and initially we gave them the benefit of the... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2006

Luz de Vida's website is way better than the actual hotel. It is NOT an appropriate place for a romantic getaway. It's not terrible if you ignore the high price. If you take into account the nightly rate we paid ($80), it's terrible. The rooms are extremely austere and not really clean, the pool area is pretty shabby, as are... More 

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