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“Unbelievable!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Florblanca Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   4 KM North of Franks Place | Cobano, Santa Teresa 65771, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Unbelievable!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2005

On our honeymoon we were blown away by this hotel. We had been traveling Costa Rica for one week when we got to our last hotel, Florblanca. This place is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at by far. Only 10 very private villas in the whole place with a great restaurant/bar and beach just feet away. The room rate is high but worth it. Once you get there the food and drink prices are very reasonable which is a nice surprise. A $350 hotel in the US would try and stick it to you on food and drink but not this hotel. Food was unbelievable and staff was extremely polite. I cannot speak highly enough about this hotel. We will definitely go back some day.

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Philadelphia, PA
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2005

My sister and I visited Florblanca in August, 2004. What a gem of a hotel. The service was excellent, the food outstanding, and we had a great time in a two-person villa. Each morning and evening we were visited by a troop of howler monkeys that we could see right out of our balcony. The beach was great for long walks, especially at low tide. My sister and I indulged in some great massages, great dinners, and had a truly relaxing time. We had to get up at 600Am to catch our flight to Lapa Rios, and our breakfast was waiting for us, along with the owners. They even wrapped the rest of it up for our ride to the airport. What a delightful find at the end of an extremely muddy road! Will return in the future. The villa was extremely spacious, with first class amenities. I have travelled to some of the great places in the world, and Florblanca rates with the best of the small, intimate hotels. I recommend it without reservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2004

Wow! What can I say? We started our honeymoon at this special place and really never wanted to leave. The staff was beyond accomodating, friendly, and helpful. The food was excellent and esp. breakfast. The beach is beautiful. Our villa was perfect. I could rant and rave forever but honestly a place definitely worth checking out. We would return in a heartbeat. Also, we went the week before Thanksgiving which was perfect because it was quiet.

  • Stayed November 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2004

Set on a pacific beach, Florblanca is a beautiful hotel. Casual, intimate with a simple elegance, it is comprised of a small number of casitas, all beautifully crafted and decorated. Great beds, incredible (very private) outdoor bathrooms, patios with views of the sea. A nice, though small pool, sits at the center of the property and abuts the open air restaurant, which serves good, if not superb food. The beach while nice, is not spectacular, though it's uncrowded and you can walk endlessly in either direction. Surf is quite rough, however, and swimming is only possible after a five minute walk. Sunsets are gorgeous affairs, with the timpanic surf providing a dramatic soundtrack. Whereas the setting, the style and the service of the place is distinctly casual, the prices are not. Some of the front desk staff were very helpful and very nice. Others were laid back enough to seem apathetic and neglectful. I don't think I would have been bothered by any of it if prices had been about 25% lower, but since they've positioned themselves as a luxery resort and charge over $300 per night, they should figure some of this stuff out. Likewise, the service at the restaurant was inconsistent: sometimes it was attentive, friendly and appropriately casual, but other times it was just too lax to justify an $80 dinner for two. Also (and I realize this is a pet peeve) the coffee seemed really weak, though in Florblanca's defense, this seemed characteristic throughout Costa Rica. All in all, it's a lovely place to spend a few days, but it's just a bit too expensive for what it is.

  • Stayed May 2004
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 KM North of Franks Place | Cobano, Santa Teresa 65771, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Florblanca Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our accommodations offer complete privacy and luxury surrounded by beautiful gardens and views of the Pacific Ocean. All villas are only steps away from the surf, open -air dining, our new Spa Bambu, fitness center, a yoga and Pilates studio, and other amenities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Florblanca Hotel Santa Teresa
Florblanca Resort Santa Teresa
Florblanca Resort Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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