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Esencia Hotel & Villas

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Ranked #22 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

Stayed for a week at the Escencia and loved it. The staff was very friendly and we loved being able to walk to the market and cook for ourselves. The short walk to the beach was nice. The big grocery was quite a walk round trip though - 4 miles. To go to the bank and back is 5 miles.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

Daniel, the onsite manager, did a great job on all requests, e.g., where to rent surfboard, where to eat out, etc. The hotel grounds were kept well groomed and clean. The pool was part of our routine after surfing and playing in the surf. The beach is just a short walk away. We stayed in the 1 room bungalow with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

We stayed at the Esencia Santa Teresa in August. The location is perfect for surfing. 100 meters walk through the jungle to the beach, at probably the best advanced surfers spots. Completely unspoiled. clean, white sand. Great waves. And this is where Malpais Surfcam takes its videos so you can be a star! The hotel itself is, simply said, beautiful.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

This is a great place to stay! Be sure to request a room AWAY from the street. The disco club across the street can get pretty loud at night. There is easy access to the internet across the street from the hotel. We rented surfboards and it was a short walk to the beach. The rooms were very small, but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2009

We went to the Esencia Hotel last december for a family vacation. The hotel is very nice, rooms are pretty new and comfortable. We actually enjoyed pretty much our stay at Esencia. Our only problem was at night, there is this discobar in front of the hotel so when you want to go to sleep the noise is so loud... More

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esenciahtl, Marketing Manager at Esencia Hotel & Villas, responded to this review

The problem about the loud sounds from the disco/bar in front of the hotel it’s solved. The Costa Rican Health Department emit an order that force the bar to decrease their sound levels, by this way, the problems we were facing about this is solved. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2009

The hotel was recently remodeled and the room we stayed in was nicely redone. Not too fancy but very nice. The staff was very helpful and anything that came up the helped out as much as possible. They also came up with great recommendations on places to eat and do things. The issues are: construction going on in neighboring lots.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2008

These villas a lovely, but have a few problems. They are currently completing additional hotel rooms at the rear of the property and the work started at 7am every morning. These works over look the pool, and therefore you have the workmen staring at you while you sunbath. The villas are very very nice and very clean, there are bugs,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

The setting: There are lots of beautiful vegetation: palm trees, mature, tall trees, etc. You look out the window and you see green all over the place, and it's very shady. The hotel: It consists of several individual cabins (bungalows). They have a very nice architecture and are painted in a nice shade of yellow. The cabin: The front porch... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2008

Great place on the north side of town, 2 minute walk to the beach. Was the best looking place I saw in the area ( unless you want to pay 500 a night ). Rooms sleep 4 comfortably and had a kitchen, fridge etc. Very nice!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

We ended up in Santa Teresa last year after a 6 hour drive through the country. Had the lady with me, so no $10 a night rooms this time. We found the Esencia, beautiful grounds, nice pool, weight room palapa, kitchens, A/C which we didn't need, 2 minute walk to the surf, excelente. The staff were very nice, professional. Can't... More

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Additional Information about Esencia Hotel & Villas

Also Known As:
Esencia Hotel And Villas
Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa
Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Esencia Hotel & Villas 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Santa Teresa-Mal Pais Beach, one of the most virgin and beautiful regions! Endless miles of soft, white sand beach perfect for swimming and surfing. The hotel offers ten marvelous, independent and private villas. All villas have their own terrace with garden view, bathroom, hot water and safety box. Other exquisite elements are the teak chairs, the furniture and the deck of the villa made out of precious woods. ... more   less 
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