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El Sueno Tropical

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Playa Carrillo | Guanacaste, Playa Carrillo 50205, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Some places you just stay at and sleep. Not here! The service provided by Jose and Maria - and the hotel itself - make staying at El Sueno Tropical a fantastic experience. I stayed here for about a week to complete my stay in Costa Rica before heading back to the States. I was looking for somewhere that was quiet... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Having spend around a week and a half here I got to know the place pretty well and I must say, Im at a lack of words when trying to describe how much I enjoyed my time here. The location is great and very beautiful with a conveniently short trip to a gorgeous beach. The food at El Sueno was... More 

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Thank Erikpoppen
JosefromCostaRica, General Manager at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola erik you and your mom are beautiful people, and i look forward to visit you at home soon More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Nice restaurant, very nice and friendly staff, very god cocktails! We were a bit unhappy with our room as we were expecting a better one. They proposed us to change it the day after but in the end we stayed as we felt comfortable. It needs updating for sure. You need car to go to the beach but it really... More 

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JosefromCostaRica, General Manager at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola zoe i want to apologize again for the reservation mixup, but i am glad that we were able to make you happy in the end More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

I have no words for the short 2 nights we spent here other than "I wish it could have been longer". Everyone there was truly amazing. That's goes for the staff as well as the guests. I left there knowing that we will returning and that I just made a whole lot of new friends. José, you are a true... More 

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Thank Andy V
JosefromCostaRica, Propietario at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

Hola A so sorry you stayed such a short time, it was a pleasure to have you guys here, and I hope the rest of your trip was uneventful I will look forward to your next visit. jose and maria More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We just spent 2 unexpected nights at the el Sueno tropical with a 3 and 4 year old. Jose was a true pleasure to spend our evenings with, we felt welcomed and instantly like family. Maria was amazing, especially with the kids.. taking the time to make mini boat crafts with my son poolside so I could do a bit... More 

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Thank Kati L
JosefromCostaRica, Propietario at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola K, we were the ones pleasantly surprised by you, A and the kids, so beautiful and well behaved (well, the kids anyway....) seriously, you guys were fantastic, and i hope we see you real soon, if not, I will be a Sourpuss, and will Blame Betty for everything jose and maria More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Food,rooms amenities all excellent. Kindness,amability,exc breakfast(french toasts are delicious!) if you are looking a perfect place to enjoy your days at Playa Carrillo you should visit Sueño Tropical 100% recommended!. info@elsuenotropical.com

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Thank Dave C
JosefromCostaRica, Propietario at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola dave glad you liked the hotel, and we enjoyed having you here, hope you come back and do some more work, maybe full time? cheers, jose and maria More 

Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at El Sueno Tropical for two weeks in February and had an excellent time. The hotel is in great proximity to the beautiful beach at Playa Carrillo. The staff (Jose and the beautiful Maria) are friendly and accommodating and truly make you feel at home. The grounds are beautiful and rustic but most of all provide you with... More 

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Thank rachkass
JosefromCostaRica, Owner at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

Hi R thanks for the 5 star review, we loved having you and your beautiful family, and when guests stay for more than a few days, we get to know each other and become friends, so we miss you bunches, come back soon, Jose (and the beautiful Maria) More 

Boulder, Colorado
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I stayed at El Sueno Tropical in February 2016. What a treat as the place is quiet and only a couple of miles from a great beach. The room was clean with a simple layout and best of all there is very little noise or foot traffic. The hotel restaurant is close to all the rooms. Breakfast in an open... More 

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Thank robert m
JosefromCostaRica, Owner at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola R Thanks for the 5 star review, and I will hold you to your promise to come back with the whole family soon cheers, Jose More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Really lovely grounds, great restaurant, really friendly staff, great pool. Needs updating and cleaning and villas need more amenities to make it truly family friendly. A bit pricey for what we got but overall had a good stay, especially due to nice staff and grounds/pool.

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Thank Brigitte R
JosefromCostaRica, Propietario at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola brigitte thanks for the review, we believe that the most important thing is that you felt that we treated you well. I have sent you a separate email asking about the issues that you had with cleanliness and amenities. Even though this time of year we are very busy and have a lot of turnover in the rooms, we... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Really good for the price, quiet, safe, a great value. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant is to die for. Great pool, would return in a flash. The rooms are basic but really quiet. Is a hotel you can have a great day and never leave the property.

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Thank jjimmi
JosefromCostaRica, Propietario at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola jim wow, we really like 5 star reviews, makes us feel that we did our job well and our love of what we do comes through. Not more to say other than that we hope to see you back soon, jose More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Sueno Tropical is a small 16 rooms resort set in 3 acres of tropical gardens. There are 4 buildings that house 4 units per building. There are 8 standard rooms, 4 deluxe rooms and 4 two bedrooms apartments. There is a freeform Italian tiled pool with a small wading pool. El Sueno Tropical has a 40 seat open air restaurant featuring American, Italian and Tico fare along with the best pizza in the area. Adjoining the restaurant is the Gator in the Jungle bar serving your favorite libations along with the freshest tropical fruit drinks you will find anywhere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Sueno Tropical

Address: Playa Carrillo | Guanacaste, Playa Carrillo 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range: $65 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sueno Tropical 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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El Sueno Tropical Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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