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Esencia Hotel & Villas

Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

...this place is a paradise! more than that, an oasis!! like no other place in Sta. Teresa

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

We had a great time @ the Esencia, very nice staff, clean and beautiful villa!

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

If you stay at Esencia, request a villa away from the main street. If you do this you'll end up getting WiFi and you'll be away from the noise of the nightclub across the street. Otherwise, our stay in Santa Teresa, CR was awesome.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

This place was amazing. The rooms were clean and the service was impecable. Gerat place for people interested in surfing and lounging! Easy ride to Montezume for the excursion tours. The Manager Marco Romero is the most personable young man who helped us with every need. We felt completely safe and loved coming back to our villa at the end... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

I stayed here on 11/2009 and really enjoyed it. It was just for 1 night but the they made us feel very good. The reservation process was fluid and helpful,the check in fast ,friendly and very proffesional. The room was clean had some details eventough being discreet.The facilities were clean and well maintained.The place is somehow bohemian but the scenario... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

I stayed here for 1 week with a group of girlfriends. I am not sure where to start, so many wonderful things to say about Esencia. I have traveled and stayed in many places in Costa Rica. When you are in the middle of a tropical forest it is difficult to find a place that can keep up with the... More 

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

We wanted a nice, safe hotel in the Mal Pais/ Santa Teresa area for a one night layover in our motor trip through northwestern Costa Rica. Esencia looked like a good bet, and frankly, there is a lot to recommend this hotel: beautiful grounds, howler monkeys in the trees nearby, a lovely swimming pool, and an accommodating staff. Our problems... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

We stayed here for 8 nights in April 2010. We did not have any problems with Fumugation or smells in the room or noise from the Disco. We stayed in Cabin #3 and had several troops of Howler Monkeys pass by everyday at dusk and dawn. Somtimes as many as 15 The small kitchens were great for preparing breakfast and... More 

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Willow Creek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

My fiance and I stayed at the Esencia in February. We spent days on the internet before our trip doing research and finally decided to stay at the Esencia, largely because they had king beds and availability during our stay. Overall, I think we did well. We had a casita with a kitchenette. The casita was clean and beautiful (although... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

Esencia is a great little spot on a "dusty" little road. The staff were helpful, friendly and the villa's have all you need short beach towels. The pool is a great spot to cool off after a hot day at the beach which is just down the road. The kitchens are basic but great for breakfasts, and lunches; there are... More 

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