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Penticton, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family that runs this place are really nice.We liked the location of this hotel as it was close enough to both Jaco and Manuel Antonio. The hotel is right on the beach and has a small pool as well. The apartment we stayed in was small, cute and clean. The air con, wifi and hot water worked well during...

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

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your opinion of La Dolce Vita with the other travellers. we are glad you enjoyed your experience here, and we appreciate you felt happy and satisfied even you were here during a mainteinance work. You got the same spirit that everyday let us able to welcome our guests in the best way possible, and...

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emilio and Jasmin do a great job of making your stay pleasant at La Dolce Vita. The rooms are small but clean. Everything worked well including the wifi. The beach is steps away. It was very quiet in November. There was renovation work being done while we were there so they do maintain the facility.

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ladolcevita10, Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for spend your time and share your positive experience to the other guests. Renovations works are already finished, and we are looking forward to welcoming you again to discover the improvements done to the structure and the newest "superior rooms".

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This hotel was nice and clean. It's so close to the beach it's amazing. You want to relax then go to La Dolce Vita.The area is great close to 2 restaurants with great food,a little market called SuperSol. People there are so nice they make you feel that your part of the community. We will go back again. It's easy...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed September 6, 2016

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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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...

Reviewed August 24, 2016

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...

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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...

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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...

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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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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,...

Seattle, Washington
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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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

Paris, France
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....

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Oakland, New Jersey
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....

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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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • 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: $65 - $89 (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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“I love being close to the ocean for the incredible ocean breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles Turtleboylover, Mar 10, 2015 | Read review
“There is one second floor room, on the end, with a huge window that looks directly out over the beach and ocean, it's $10 per night extra to reserve but TOTALLY worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles poncarob, Mar 12, 2014 | Read review
“There are 7 apartments and they are all pretty much the same. accommodations are basic, but the place is kept clean and maintained. Showers were a bit tricky, but we got them figured out after about 3 days. Turn on the swith for hot water, and don't crank the water wide open. AND for the love of GOD- DO NOT ADJUST WHILE WATER IS RUNNING. They don't call 'em suicide showers for nothing. Enjoy yourself!”
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 of 5 bubbles MelBel177, Feb 26, 2014 | Read review
“Hotel difficult to find. Use gps and google maps to help your driver locate the hotel. Pool is nice. Get a ground floor room.. It is easier to walk to the beach from there.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling_Naumanns, Feb 24, 2014 | Read review
“Room with the view!”
 of 5 bubbles donnajeanne2013, Jan 19, 2014 | Read review
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