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Monterey Del Mar Hotel

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West End of Air Strip | Canton Parrita, Provincia Puntarenas, Esterillos Este 6300, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Esterillos Este
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is located in a great place. From the arrival you just forget about the rest of the world, the place is quiet relaxing and the food on the restaurant is good. At the time I was there a new administration was taking in charge of the hotel and some of my recommendations were very well received by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I didn't spend a night or have dinner, but I did have a great experience at the bar both before and after a horse ride booked with Diego of Adventure Riding. The beach and grounds are gorgeous, and we were were well cared for while there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Two months preview to our visit we made a reservation at this hotel, but we had to cancel a month before due to personal reasons. We tried to get our deposit money back but they wouldn't reply saying it had to be managed by a specific lady who after several phone calls never showed up, never returned our emails. We... More 

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Demarest, New Jersey
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15 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I guess I have to disagree with a lot of reviewers here. My family and stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. Honestly, if not for the beach or very nice ladies at the front desk, this hotel would be getting one star. The hotel IS located on a beautiful beach. Can't deny that. First - no hlp with luggage.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Fantastic place for a peaceful beach vacation. Right on the beach, beautiful views and not many people on the beach. At peace is what i felt at this place. Food is decent not outstanding the rooms are clean and the staff friendly. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

While I was staying at this hotel, the owner asked me how I was liking my time there and I replied "what's not to like" and truly meant it. I was there on a yoga retreat and this hotel provided a perfect environment for this. Yoga under a cool tent, overlooking a beach, while listening to waves and birds chirping... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We alternated between enjoying the relaxed and comfortable hotel property with tours and adventures within an hour's drive. The hotel is small, quiet, and personal. With miles of beach to walk and very few people around, it felt as though we were in our own tropical paradise. We relaxed by the pristine pool and dined in the lovely open air... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you want an isolated beach location this place is for you. Huge beach with good waves. The grounds are beautiful. This property is alright but could be better with some simple things like working safe in room, bar fridge, and coffee maker. You can't get coffee before 7 AM and there is nowhere within walking distance to eat or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

What a great way to experience Costa Rica for the firs time! The room faced the ocean and we could see and hear the waves crashing onto shore. Wonderful restaurant with great staff and some very, very good dishes. Try the ceviche, Mahi and don't forget the fruit smoothies. A great place use as a base for the many different... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It has become a tradition to stay at Monterey Del Mar. Well maintained and clean rooms. Excellent dining and bar facilities. The pool is perfect and the beach is limitless. It is now 7 straight years we have visited and 7 enjoyable stays As always it was treat to experience the visits from the local Scarlet Macaws to the hotel... More 

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