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Esencia Hotel & Villas

Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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1 room 1 adult
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had a great stay at Esencia Hotel and Villas. We were there to surf so the location was great for the early starts. The grounds are beautiful, the pool is clean and refreshing and the rooms were great - complete with kitchen which was convenient. Great stay - would go back!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Irwin was fantastic as was all the staff. We had a beautiful casita all to ourselves with a kitchen - it was huge. Bathroom was large and nicely finished. Front porch was fantastic and the hammock was a bonus. Our own outdoor shower which came in handy for rinsing off after surfing. Beach was only a short walk down a... More 

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Esencia Hotel & Villas is a beautiful hotel in Santa Teresa that we stay on November. All staff were very good communication, friendly, and helpful. Good location near the beach. Good pool. We feel good to live with the nature here. Just relax for holiday.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

It was a nice and clean place. The appartement rooms was spacious enough and had a nicer view than the private bungalows - poolview from a small hill. The reason for average score was due to a couple of things that in total did affect the atmosphere; they required 100USD in deposit in case "something", the AC did not work,... More 

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State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It made our experience in Santa Teresa even better! Really nice hotel, good location (just cross the street and you`ll be at the beach), good price and good staff. Waking up with breakfast already waiting for us at the room balcony. We really recommend it!

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San Jose
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Very decent for Santa Teresa, not fancy but it's very clean. There is no TV in the room, might be bad for some. It's very well situated in front of one of the best surf spot's of in the area. Lora amarilla bar is just crossing the street, good if you want to hang out at night but it's a... More 

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a nice property, climbing on the hill about 500 mt from the beach (but you can still hear the waves breaking!). We stayed in a large well equipped room, with a nice balcony. There's a beautiful pool. On the negative, they don't serve breakfast, so you have to go outside for this.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It offers a basic accomodation but comparing to the other options in Santa Teresa it seemed to be the best. Good choice with very good price. Confortable pool and ok room with basic needs (AC, hot water in the shower, mini bar and very well clean). Beautiful place. I was in the simple rooms in the first floor and it... More 

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Göteborg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Esencia for almost two weeks and were very satisfied. The staff was helpful and nice and the villa was clean and comfortable. The kitchen equipment was absolutely minimum, so don't plan to cook any fancy dinner. The best houses are number 5,6,7. Close to the pool and not disturbed from the road.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

For the money, this is a great option. In the quieter seasons they have a stay for 3 nights, get the 4th night free offer, which makes the price very competitive. The villas are clean, cool, have nice bathrooms, good water pressure (all too rare here!) and the staff is attentive. Kitchens are key, and although the kitchens here are... More 

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