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Esencia Hotel & Villas

3.0 of 5 Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

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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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed in one of the villas for 8 nights during a friend's wedding. The villas aren't what I would call great, but everything was decent. Honestly the best thing about it was the Air Conditioning unit in our room... Nothing like coming back from somewhere all hot & sweaty into a refreshing & frigid villa! Neither of us slept... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The hotel is average, the rooms are old and not fancy at all! I expected more for what they offered. The pool is normal. Service is good. The beach is not close and you need transport to get there. A disco is in front and is noisy at night. It is expensive for what it is.

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StefanoEsencia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Esencia Hotel & Villas, responded to this review

it is weird you stayed with us in october because the hotel is actually closed, from sept.16th until the end of october... No guests coming from Quito neither all Peru during the last 4 months... Need a transportation to get to the beach? the hotel is 150 meters (0.10 miles) far from the beach... More 

Berlin, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My friend and i spent one night at the esencia hotel as walk in guests. The staff was very friendly and the room was very clean and beautiful. It is a great location and very close to the beach. The bed was huge and comfortable, the a/c was working just fine and silently. The Bathroom was nice and clean, as... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Having family scattered around the U.S., we decided to book 7 rooms for the post-Christmas to New Year's holiday for a family reunion. We filled out the necessary paperwork, secured the rooms with credit card "deposits." Then, at the last moment, we got an email from the manager saying the management decided to cancel ALL our room reservations and was... More 

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San Jose
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I booked this hotel through their online reservation service 2 weeks prior to the date I was intended to arrive. I did not get an email confirmation, so I called the hotel to confirm. They told me that they were having problems with the system and that I should call again the next day. Then when I called again the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It is a nice place poorly managed, we did not have a good stay thanks to their lack of customer service. First thing that went wrong is we didnt get what we paid for, we paid for a Villa and we got a Room way in the back of the property on a hill and then on a second floor,... More 

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StefanoEsencia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Esencia Hotel & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Daniel, we have nothing to say except we are very sorry about that, you are absolutely right in everything you wrote. You reserved a villa and we made a mistake, so when we figured out it was too late the only thing we could do was to accommodate you in the only type of room still available (a Pool... More 

Meaford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The manager and staff at Esencia are top notch! He arranged an atv to our door also a taxi to ferry then another taxi to main airport when we couldnt get a flight. Everyone spoke english very well and was always pleasant. Lots of beautiful birds and squirrells and the pool was clean and refreshing. Outdoor showers everywhere so you... More 

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Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Esencia Hotel & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Esencia Hotel And Villas
Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa
Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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#4 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa

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