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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015
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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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Kelowna, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We just dropped in to see if there was room for us and there was! They put us in a little ocean front casita and we spent three nights here. The food was really good and the staff were helpful and pleasant. The beach was beautiful to walk along and the gardens were lovely. The owner was on site and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have eaten at the hotel restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. The menu is diverse, ingredients fresh, and service as warm as the beach. The view across the wide beach to the ocean is delightful, and the overall experience very pleasant. i have never stayed in the rooms, but the grounds are very nicely landscaped and well... More 

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Los Angeles
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We stayed at a neighbor property but walked down the dirt road to Monterey Del Mar for dinner. Loved everything we had. The shrimp ceviche was amazing and a big portion, done perfectly. Nice chill place to have a meal oceanside with good service.

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Fabulous little resort right on the beach. Clean rooms and casitas. Excellent food and warm, friendly staff. Great pool and lovely grounds. Quiet, off the beaten track and tranquil. A worthwhile stay if you are looking for peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were staying inland but wanted to see the Pacific. We drove to Playa Esterillos and dropped in here for lunch. We'd been craving a hamburger after 6 days in Costa Rica. It was wonderful. Talked to the owner, visited the beach and drove back. If you are near Playa Esterillos (este - there's oeste - west - too) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Traveling with a large group of family, my dad suggested we stay the night at this hotel. The staff was super friendly with every encounter and the new owner was on sight when we visited. She was very hospitable and a super nice person. The hotel since changing owners has continued to revitalize this beautiful property. You can tell that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I just back from our honeymoon in CR and we stayed 5 nights at Monterey Del Mar and it was wonderful. Dave greeted us when we arrived and showed us to our bungalow. The view of the ocean from our bungalow was amazing, such a great way to wake up in the morning. The bungalow was very... More 

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to share your comments here! Your tips are great and we are happy to hear that overall you really enjoyed your experience at Monterey del Mar Hotel. Regardless of some language barriers, we always want our guests to get the items they ordered... More 

Greentown, Indiana
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10 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My son and I were on a horseback riding adventure, when we stopped here at the suggestion of our guide, Diego Silos. It was wonderful. The drinks were cold, and chips/ dip were very good. I saw the pool, which looked wonderful. I wanted to jump in! The areas that we saw were well cared for, and neat and clean.... More 

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi SH33, We love it when our horseback riding friends pay as a visit for some much needed refreshments with an ocean view. Glad you could join us during a break on your recent ride. Our only hope is that you can spend more time with us in the future and enjoy our pool and other features. Warmest wishes, Monterey... More 

Grayslake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a less then wonderful drive from our rental car place to the hotel our first day. My purse was stolen from our car with my passport, driver's license, money and 2 credit cards. By the time we made it to Monterey Del Mar it was after business hours and we were exhausted. Nancy and Dave were wonderful. They... More 

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for staying with us recently. We are sorry that your trip didn't start off great due to the issues as you left the rental car place. We are very happy to hear, however, that we could help to right the ship once you arrived at the hotel.... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My family/friends and I stayed at this hotel in June 2014. I found the hotel to be quiet, extremely clean, and very family friendly for little children. Finding a TRUE beachfront hotel is a rare find in Costa Rica (unless you travel to the more touristy areas like Guanacaste or Jaco) and this beach did not disappoint. There were great... More 

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings Rufus, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant, grounds and beautiful beach. Yes we are truly a beachfront hotel away from the more touristy neighboring towns. It sounds like there were some other elements of your stay that you found less than favorable. We take these comments... More 

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