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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been told new mgt. so may have improved since our stay yrs. ago. It was not a pleaseant experince and understand they have made improvements to accomodations. It is a very small pool and the photos are deceiving.

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Thank Elaine C
ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Friend, thanks for your review. As far as we understand you stayed at our hotel a few years ago. We are glad you found improvements to accomodation and we can guarantee you that every year we invest for the maintenance of the hotel, very difficult being the hotel on the beach a few meters from the salty and windy... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect on our first stay and we were pleasantly surprised. Great location right on the beach. What a wonderful hotel - small but comfortable. Clean rooms with kitchenettes - breakfast included each day. Emilio and his wife were attentive and friendly. We've already booked our next stay. The only thing that would make this place... More 

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Thank Rachel B
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Esterillos Oeste is a suuuuper small town so if I were to tell you the number one place to stay there, La Dolce Vita would probably be it. There is no ATM in town (to give you an idea of the scale) and in August there seem to be only two restaurants in operation, open only for dinner. However, since... More 

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2 Thank Johanna B
ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Friend, many thanks for your fair review that, we are sure, many travellers will find very useful. It gives a real picture of Esterillos Oeste and of our hotel from the service point and we are proud you recommend La Dolce Vita hotel. We hope we'll have the chance to have you again soon as our guest and wish... More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry to say, because the owners do their very best, but this place doesn't meet up the expectations of the price, $75. The bed wasn't proper, the sheets were not washed and there were hairs on the pillows and sheets. Also no hot water. Wouldn't recommend this place.

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2 Thank Veroniquedek
ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for taking your time for a review of our hotel. We appreciate that you rate we do our best and we are sorry the hotel did not fulfill your expectations. We truly believe our employees can give the best experience ever to all our guests and when you arrived the staff was just cleaning the apartment,... More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Quaint little place right on the beach. Great location, clean rooms with AC and a kitchen, great staff and yummy breakfast included. Nice local area that is 20 minutes to Jaco and about an hour to Manuel Antonio. Perfect for swimming, boogie boarding and surfing-what a find!

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3 Thank lopajacob
ladolcevita10, Directeur général at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear friend, many thanks for your review. We are happy for your very nice comment, that motivates our staff and the management to do their best for your satisfaction and for you spending a nice time at Playa Esterillos Oeste. We hope to see you again very soon. The Manager: info@hotel-ladolcevita.biz More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

A very small village, a tiny hotel just on the beach, ocean, birds, plants, sky and nature all around. Here is La Dolce Vita. Hotel. This place was special…, a nice and clean apartment, not big, but with everything inside: air conditioning, kitchen, wifi (worked fine, much better than in hother hotels), cable tv; all at a good price ratio.... More 

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Oakland, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

The hotel was exactly what we expected. Small, but large enough for 3 to 4 people. It was clean, but you should expect ants if you leave any food out for any period of time. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The beach front here was actually a lot nicer than Jaco beach and a couple of towns we visited.... More 

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5 Thank James B
ladolcevita10, Directeur général at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear friend, many thanks for your good review. We are happy that you enjoied the location, the hotel and our very good and hard working staff! Your comments are fair and reflect the atmosphere and services around. Hope we'll have you again as our guests. The Manager: info@hotel-ladolcevita.biz More 

Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and Esterillos Oeste. In the hotel we have received a good welcome and been given an apartment on the first floor composed by a bed room, living room with kitchen and bath-room. It was nice, at night, hearing the sound of waves, so close, and wake-up in the morning, been served breakfast... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It's all about this wonderful beach adjacent to Esterillos Oeste village. It is a place enjoyed by locals, and surfers for the most part. On the weekends the locals flock to the beach, and the surfers through out the week. The Hotel is right on the Beach. Breakfast is brought to the room every morning by the friendly staff. The... More 

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2 Thank Orville S
ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Friend, thanks for the wonderful pictures and for your nice words, that capture the wit of this incredible place (Playa Esterillos Oeste) and the magic of this hotel. We hope you will visit us again in the future. The Manager More 

Kennewick, Washington
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97 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The room is perfect and stayed cool! Pool is small but the ocean is steps away! I loved the access to the beach.....tons of surfers to watch! The breakfast was nice==and delivered to your porch table! Such a lovely place with lovely hosts!

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4 Thank vera v
ladolcevita10, Directeur général at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear friend, we cannot add anything to your nice review. It looks that you were happy at "La Dolce Vita Hotel". This is our purpose; our staff works for you having a nice time at Playa Esterillos Oeste, that is lovely and really full of many nice and interesting people. Please come again to visit us soon!. The Manager: info@hotel-ladolcevita.biz More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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 

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
Price Range: $60 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Dolce Vita 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
La Dolce Vita Jaco
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