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Esterillos Oeste, beach, 50 meters from Bus Stop, Esterillos Oeste 60901 Costa Rica
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#1 of 2 hotels in Esterillos Oeste
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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English, Spanish, Italian
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Love2Travel wrote a review Jan 2020
10 contributions
Based on the glowing reviews, the price (for Costa Rica) and the misleading website I was expecting something much nicer and was very disappointed.  Have always had good luck with Trip Advisor reviews so am totally mystified by this.  First off, the website is inaccurate on a couple of points. It says all rooms have patios and two do not.  Also mentions “lush tropical gardens” and while this could be a bit subjective the only thing remotely resembling a garden is a three foot wide strip of common vegetation along the walkway in front of the rooms. Quite a stretch to call it a lush garden.  The room we had reserved had a ratty lumpy futon couch covered with a bed sheet (!), an old threadbare bedspread, huge rusted area on fridge etc.  We were able to “upgrade” to a different room for the first three of the five nights we had reserved. This room was slightly better due to having a balcony with ocean view, better couch and bedspread and newer fridge. But it was still just generally shabby and sorely in need of remodeling.   I have traveled extensively through Costa Rica and Mexico and do not stay in fancy places. There is a difference between basic/simple and run down/poorly maintained.  Reminded me of a very low budget motel on a deserted highway in the western US except it was priced higher.  I don’t blame the couple managing this place--they keep it clean and serve a nice breakfast. They probably have little or no say about what the owner chooses to do in terms of upgrades.  Actually with a modest investment in cosmetic improvements this place could be cute but as it currently is it is depressing.  After sticking it out for three nights we simply left and forfeited the remaining two nights we had paid for.   
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Two rooms do NOT have a patio so be sure to check on this. There is one upstairs room with a...
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EDF4509 wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel has the chance to be located on the Playa of Esterillos Oeste, in front the best surf spot. We spent here seven days, in a renovated and clean appartement at the ground floor, with excellent climatization, a confortable bed, hot shower, wifi, tv. Good breakfast, nice and helpful staff. Positive quality-price ratio.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Bob wrote a review Nov 2019
Lynnwood, Washington40 contributions1 helpful vote
The bus left us about 500 yards from the gate and i thought what have I got myself into.The property is about 500 yards from the road and the walk in was sketchy but thats where my worries ended. I missed meeting the owner he was back in Italy. The staff being a young couple were great, security was a priority. The grocery store and butcher shop are both conviently located, the pool is small but I am no olyimpic swimmer. The public beach is a stones thow away and there is a bit of night life. We got freindly with our neighbors and had a great time. The air conditioning worked the fridge kept the beer cold. Don't miss the mermaid a great place to explore and your not far from the national park a must see
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Date of stay: December 2018
Room Tip: there all good
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Arnaldo J A wrote a review Apr 2019
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What can I say, second time in a month and will definitely com back. Management is great, always ready to take care of your needs. Ocean front, nice pool, awesome breakfast (ask for an upgrade for little fee and you'll get Costa Rican breakfast, otherwise you'll get continental). Nice rooms, you can fully cook, cold AC and overall you feel like you never left home. My 4 year old loves this place.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from LaDolceVita_Oeste, Guest Relations Manager at La Dolce Vita
Responded Apr 9, 2019
....And when a great kid enjoyed the place, it means we are doing good! Thank you Arnaldo, gracias! You are always very welcome at La Dolce Vita
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jcprost11 wrote a review Mar 2019
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This is our second time here, after two years, coming from Playa Tamarindo, and the experience was positive again. Good service, well equipped room, delicious breakfast. The city hall renewed also the road to the beach, coming from the "Carrettera Nationa" to Manuel Antonio and it was easy to get at the hotel. The beach of Esterillos Oeste is always gorgeous and we would come again in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from LaDolceVita_Oeste, Guest Relations Manager at La Dolce Vita
Responded Apr 9, 2019
Thank you JC for choosing again La Dolce Vita. We are glad Esterillos Oeste leaves you great memories and we hope to see you very soon with your family!
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Dolce Vita
Which popular attractions are close to La Dolce Vita?
Nearby attractions include Playa Bejuco (4.6 miles) and Esterillos Cigar Shop (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Dolce Vita?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at La Dolce Vita?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at La Dolce Vita?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Dolce Vita?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Chiringuito, Los Almendros Restaurant, and Pelican Hotel and Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Dolce Vita?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does La Dolce Vita have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Dolce Vita offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Dolce Vita located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Esterillos Oeste.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Dolce Vita?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Does La Dolce Vita have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is La Dolce Vita accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.