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“Perfect place for quiet” 4 of 5 stars
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La Dolce Vita
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Esterillos Oeste, beach, 50 meters from Bus Stop, Esterillos Oeste 60901, Costa Rica   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wilmington, DE
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9 hotel reviews
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“Perfect place for quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

My friend and I stayed for three nights at La Dolce Vita before heading to the city of Jaco for a few nights. Upon arrival we were placed in a room but quickly moved into another (best room with a view) because of a leak in the first room which went unnoticed by both of us. We had the top room over looking the ocean. The room was clean but most importantly the bedroom had air conditioning. The bathroom was small but suited us just fine. The pool was on the small side but as the only people at the hotel for our stay it worked well for us. Hotel is close to a mini bodega (that does take debit/credit cards). One tip, be sure to bring plenty of cash (colones or american) before settling in because the only mac machine is in Jaco which is about a $20 cab ride. Go visit the Lowtide Lounge next door and order the fish tacos. You won't be dissapointed. Also the breakfast that La Dolce Vita provides is lovely and served in your room. The owners were very sweet and nice people. I would definitely go back to La Dolce Vita.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ladolcevita10, Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review, June 4, 2010
Dear guest,
Thanks for writing this report and for your nice words, that are rewarding and make our work easier. We are glad you enjoied your stay and welcome you in the future.
Kind regards
Steve
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Roma
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2010

really beautiful ! Hotel with utmost comfort and awesome courtesy of employees.
I spent very relaxing days at the beach and I foresee to go back again asap. I strongly suggest to enjoy this accomodation for spending dìsome beautiful days on holidays.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

You aren't going to get any frills with this hotel, but it's right on the beach in the relaxing, laid back town of Esterillos Oeste, about 20 mins south of Jaco. We stayed there for 4 nights and loved every minute of it. Like I said there are no luxuries with this hotel but the location is right on the beach with a few nice little restaurants with in a few hundred yards. You can walk down the beach and not see anyone for a half hr. But if you want more action Jaco is not far away. There is a surf shop with rentals right behind the hotel run by a few ex-pats. Just a warning it would be best to hit the ATM in Jaco or some where before you get to the hotel b/c there are none around that we found.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ladolcevita10, Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review, June 4, 2010
Dear guest,
Thanks for your words that describe very well La Dolce Vita and the lovely beach of Esterillos Oeste. We are sure that your review will be very helpful fortravellers visiting Costa Rica and the pacific coast.
Kind regards
Steve
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

We booked at www.venere.com and we got probably the best price ever for this hotel, nice place, the pool is small but its ok and very clean, hotel next to the beach and has SKY. Really for the price we paid we recived more than what we paid believe me!

Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

Best beach hotel ever! Don't expect a resort but if you want a comfortable apartment go to dolce vita. Staff were really nice-learn basic Spanish before you go. Breakfast was good we had it served at the pool. The hotel is 10 feet from the beach and good waves-lots of surfing. Try el vago next door for pizza-it's so good and super cheap. If you have united you can book this hotel for miles too. Thanks dolce vita we stayed for four days and it was awesome. Advice-do not leave any food out ever it attracts ants.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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okanagan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

We stayed at the LA DOLCE VITA for 1 month and it was fabulous! Emilio y Jasmine looked after us like family turning an exciting holiday into a memorable life experience. The hotel is small but more than adequate...bedroom, bath, kitchen eating area, and air cond., plus a pool. The grounds are lovely and well cared for. The beach is magnificent and only steps away. We travelled in CR for 3 months and La Dolce Vita was a favourite for all the right reasons and we'll go back asap. Esterillos is small but very friendly..some great places to eat etc., and jaco or quespo aren't far away. Our stay at La Dolce Vita was just terrific!!! (It's in Esterillos Oeste, not Jaco!)

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2010

La Dolce is NOT in dreadful Jaco but instead 20 min south in the small village of Estrilla Oueste -- lucky for us, since we had no idea really where we were going when we booked it. Small 6-8 unit apartotel; our unit was front of the building facing the ocean & I was in heaven. Not elegant; rough around the edges -- but clean and well priced. Three eating establishments in walking distance; a supermercado around the corner. Local tico managers were helpful and gracious at every point. We stayed 5 days, using it as a base for day trips to Quepos and area. We would definitely go back.

Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: Esterillos Oeste, beach, 50 meters from Bus Stop, Esterillos Oeste 60901, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Oeste
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Esterillos Oeste
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Dolce Vita 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel "La Dolce Vita" is located on the beach in Esterillos Oeste, Jaco, facing the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The Hotel, with its seven apartments facing a wonderful garden, is a new, first class construction building offering all comforts. Each apartment has patio/deck, terrazzo-balcony and is smartly furnished, bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, fan, kitchen, fridge with up to 4 beds. ... more   less 
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La Dolce Vita Jaco

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