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L'Acqua Viva Resort And Spa

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Playa Guiones, Nosara 85-1000, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a ghost of the "resort" they clan to be. I booked this place for my honeymoon. I wanted to have an "authentic Costa Rican" experience. No bougie American resort for us! Well, that's what I thought! This place was horrible from beginning to end. A true tourist trap! This is a place you can get stuck in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and 6 year old daughter stayed here for 8 days in April 2015 and had a lovely time. We upgraded our standard room to a Junior suite and our Jr. Suite was spacious and open, allowing us to enjoy the wild life outside our window. We saw howler monkeys, a woodpecker family and several small bats. It is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

The location is terrible. Their website describes it as scenic last 45 minute drive to Nosara but in reality its a 1 lane dirt and rock trail with no markings or signs and many Ys in the road, Definitly don't attempt by evening. Also half way down the road they fail to tell you there is no bridge and there... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This hotel was really beautiful from the outside. The reason we stayed was because we were tired and the kids wanted out of the car and to swim. The Service was pretty good at the desk. It was very informal and more like checking in to a hostel though. Not a whole lot of upstanding professionalism one would normally expect... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The hotel architecture is really nice. The room was comfortable and clean. There are minor issues that show the hotel had better days (i.e. balcony door lock that doesn't close, a toilet that is not attached to the floor). There were few people in the property. The big restaurant only had 1 other table occupied the times we visit. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Really not worth the price!!! Breakfast is a la carte and anything you add will be charged ( piece of bread and tomatoes; $ 12)!!! The service is really bad and the employees are not enthusiastic or comprehensive!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

L'aqua viva hotel is really nice. We stayed March 14-20th during Spring break. Good bed linens and comfortable beds. Good towels and decorated in good taste with bamboo and dark wood furnishings. 5 pools all connected by wooden deck walk ways. The staff is super professional and attentive. Ricardo the Manager is always at the front desk and takes care... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Getting to the facility is a bit of an ordeal if you don't have a 4 x 4 or at least a vehicle with large tires that is well off the ground. You must travel over 30 kilometers on what can best be described as a 'cow trail.' We had a suite which has two floors. The set up is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I recently stayed at Acqua Viva and had a wonderful time. This hotel is one of the most gorgeous properties I've ever seen. Even though you are right off the main road, as soon as you step on property, you feel as if you are in the middle of the jungle. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and seem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a lovely experience in this beautiful hotel. The restaurant and bar are located in a fantastic huge ranch. The food and service are delicious. Our kids loved the swimming pool. The standard rooms are ok and some are noisy, make sure yours is away from the street. Many beautiful beaches are close by, though you need a car... More 

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