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“Fun place on the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963   |  
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Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Atlanta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Fun place on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We spent two nights between Christmas and New Years in a ocean front room. The staff is very helpful and professional. Everyone including housekeeping was always friendly with a smile. My only criticism was that the front desk needs to get rid of the Sandalwood incense. I got a headache and wondered what smell they were trying to cover. The hotel needs to remove the outside tables by the restaurant. You have to walk in the rain to get to the South Tower. The rooms were large with large marble bath. The beds were exceptional with down duvet. I loved this place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Regional Marketing Manager Costa d’Este Beach Resort | Villas of Grand Cypress at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Hello worldair

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay this holiday season. The incense you noticed is Nag Champa Gloria & Emilio’s favorite sent, many guests just love it and ask where they can purchase it themselves. We are sorry to hear you did not appreciate the scent.

Ed our GM superstar will review your comments about the outside dining area, to see if he can come up with a solution.
I see you also had some yummy Swiss food at he Melody Inn too. Come back and see us again soon. :0)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Returning for a two night stay, a year later, we noticed some changes since the affiliation with Benchmark Hospitality, especially members of the new management team. The property continues to improve the overall guest experience.

As was the case last year, we requested and received an oceanfront cabana suite (#112).....our choice, since we prefer direct access to a ground level covered patio as opposed to the terraces offered on the upper floors. In our opinion, the outdoor private lounge furniture for the patio is unusual, unadjustable and for the most part, simply uncomfortable to use....maybe these will be replaced with more functional pieces in the near future.

Executive Chef Antonio Estremera, and his accomplished kitchen staff, represent a quantum leap upward in food quality. Not unusual in the world of emerging culinary artists, Chef Antonio is bringing fusion magic, to The Wave Kitchen. Vero Beach restaurants in general are infamous for offering uninspired dining opportunities. Chef Antonio boldly inspires adventure with spices and flavors from his native Peru and beyond and as a result, attracts both locals and travelers to experience dining explorations.

The sleeping accommodations remain restfully calm and minimalistic rather than opulent and uncomfortable Generous use of wood for interior wall accents and contrasting stone floors create a pleasing palette of natural colors. The plush bedding and organic cotton sheets are both inviting and soothing....all but insuring a comfortable and relaxing night of sleep (the soothing melodic sound of the Atlantic is sure to please).

Other reviews have complained about the size and layout of the ensure bathrooms. We, on the other hand, find the bath setup to be efficient and functional as we prefer full shower stalls instead of tubs or shower/tub combos. The single vanity and counter space seems more than adequate for the use or one or two travelers.

For whatever the reasons, in room coffee service has replaced the complementary lobby service previously offered. Our own choice, at a small resort such as Costa d'Este, would be to offer both options.....the open layout of the common areas invite early more wanderings and a second or even third cup of coffee can be a warm companion when an onshore breeze is blowing.

Costa d'Este Beach Resort is compact, uncomplicated and a pleasant choice to relax and recharge directly on Vero Beach.

Our staff encounters, throughout our brief stay proved to be warm, helpful and anticipatory, at most times, of our every needs and interests. We especially appreciate the attentiveness demonstrated by Pam and Amanda at the front desk. Lewis, in the dining room, was especially considerate in providing extra attention to a 'senior' member of our luncheon experience on the day of our arrival.

b.t.w.....general cleanliness (floor in room and carpets in hallways) has substantially improved since our last visit - A Big Plus!

We'll return next year around the same time in hopes of even a higher level of service and progress in all areas.

Room Tip: Ground level suites are the best....if you're not facing the ocean, you are missing a highlight.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Monica S, Regional Marketing Manager Costa d’Este Beach Resort | Villas of Grand Cypress at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Hello omegaet!

Considering your review last year was titled “Almost Perfecto” we think “Still Improving” is a great compliment. :0)
We are thrilled to here you are familiar with Benchmark Hospitality, this fantastic management company has actually always managed the property, although we are now a part of the newly launched sub brand know as Personal Luxury Resorts and Hotels .

Our oceanfront cabana rooms are a favorite of many guests; please know your furniture recommendation will be considered.

Executive Chef Antonio Estremera is simply AMAZING – I hope you had the opportunity to try some of his flavorful new Ceviche (several are family recipes from his home country Peru).
We are thrilled with your comments in reference to our service levels; especially the word “anticipatory”


We look forward to your next stay, hopefully it won’t be another year before your return and we are shooting for “100% Perfection” as your next review title!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I stayed 4 nights for a meeting in this hotel: very nice and friendly staff, at the reception and everywhere.
The hotel is not too big, and decoration is everywhere perfect.It is in a perfect condition and very clean. My room was quite, modern with nice view on the ocean.
A detail: the elevator was rather slow to arrive, so I prefered to use the stairs.
Good breakfast, served very fast the first day but quite long to be served the other days. It is quite expansive: 4$ for a simple glass of orange juice. I would recommend to go outside for a quick and faster breakfast.
The hotel is ideally located in front of the ocean, with 2 nice restaurants both sides of the hotel.
There is a big and nice meeting room. However, no windows, which is a pity when being so close to the ocean.
If I have to come back to Vero Beach for hollidays, I will definitely choose this hotel, since my feeling about it is very good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Regional Marketing Manager Costa d’Este Beach Resort | Villas of Grand Cypress at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Hello GOUPIL49,

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent stay with us, and hope to see you again for work or pleasure.
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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

From the moment we walkd in, we felt very welcomed by staff. And the room was absolutley stunning! Very nice decor and spacious. LOVED the View! The food was really good too. On a scale from 1 -10, I would rate this hotel an 11.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Regional Marketing Manager Costa d’Este Beach Resort | Villas of Grand Cypress at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
We are thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations and can’t wait to see you again! We do have phenomenal view and actually have the most ocean front and ocean view rooms in Vero Beach! See ya soon.
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The resort has everything anyone could want. The pools are kept at perfects temperature and located in just the right spot. The staff went out of their way to help in any way. I will return to this resort for many more trips to come.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Regional Marketing Manager Costa d’Este Beach Resort | Villas of Grand Cypress at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
We are glad you found us Dan, and we look forward to seeing you again and again!
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Mount Dora, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Returned again for a weekend at a great "boutique" Hotel on the beach.. The weather was not cooperative but the staff fell over themselves to make every aspect of our stay a great one.
Free foot massages by the pool with frozen grapes, free mojito on check in -- who cares about the weather!
Do not bother with valet if you can find a free spot out front (don't give it up -- walk!!) but still tip the guys and gals -- the look really dissapointed if you dn't let them open the door evvery time you go in and out while giveing you a cheery greeting. Food is excellent -- Cerviche is a MUST.
Rooms are bright, and modern with great decoration. If you splurge on a suite it will change youre life!!
Can't wait to get back there again

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Regional Marketing Manager Costa d’Este Beach Resort | Villas of Grand Cypress at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Hello Peterrx,

Sorry the weather was not cooperative during your stay, but I am so glad you still enjoyed your stay! We can’t wait for you to come back!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The room was nice, very clean, but my biggest turnoff was drinking glasses sitting on top of the toilet tank, very tacky. The bathroom was huge but no vanity or cabinets to put toiletries, toothpaste, toothbrush or makeup bag. There was no plugs for the coffee maker so you have to move it to the other side of the room where the plug was. There was one full length mirror next to the front door, there were no chairs or stools in the room, so you have to sit on the floor to put on makeup, or do your hair....again no tables or dresser near the mirror. Hopefully, the Estefans will take this as constructive criticism and fix these little problems. The food was okay, very greasy, we only dined there once and then went out to dine at local restaurants. The guest book says the restaurant opened at 5:00pm, but we had to wait until 5:30 pm to be seated, that's the time the restaurant opens. At nights, you may think someone is trying to break into the room, but don't be alarmed it's only the AC unit coming on and going off, its very loud. Either turn up the television or the radio so you can rest at night. The beds were comfortable and the service was good. I would recommend a friend going there but would warn them about these little things first.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Monica S, Regional Marketing Manager Costa d’Este Beach Resort | Villas of Grand Cypress at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Hello queenvaction,

Thanks for your review! By the description of the room as you provide it, I believe you may have been staying in an ADA room. All of non-ada rooms do have counter space and the non-ada king rooms have tables and chairs. Please know our general manager is working on solutions to all of your concerns.
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Address: 3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963
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Location: United States > Florida > Vero Beach
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Vero Beach
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Hotel Class:4 star — Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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