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Playa Cielo

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

HORRIBLE, UNRELIABLE customer service...we had to cancel (back in August) our trip to Playa Cielo scheduled for February-April, paid a hefty deposit ($15,000) and have been emailing with Roni/Sol to see when we would be getting our money back which they had promised to keep us updated (and should have at least already refunded $5,000). So far...NO RESPONSE and NO... More 

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PlayaCieloResort, Owner at Playa Cielo, responded to this review

We apologize for some of the wait time it has taken since you canceled in November, during which our manager left to have her baby. As we discussed in our last phone conversation, we are in the process of returning the deposit minus the penalty. Which is why we were surprised you went ahead and posted this review. We have... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We had an amazing stay at Playa Cielo! With great location and a perfect bungalow for a couple situated basically on the beach, it was definitely one of the best places I saw I Santa Teresa. Close to everything, e.g. a great organic food store. Also, it was very convenient to have the restaurant Habanero so close. Great food and... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Okay. We absolutely loved Playa Cielo. The room (Room 2 - aka Mariposa) was gorgeous. And you are literally steps away from the pool and the beach. Also the staff is amazing. The first night we had trouble filling the bath and so the maintenance man came in and fixed it for us and even offered to fill a bath... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Playa Cielo for 4 nights and 5 days. We had a wonderful time. From the moment I made the reservation until the time we left, the service was first rate. The rooms are lovely. Air conditioned, clean, small kitchen with refrigerator and utensils, large porch with table, chairs, couches, and hammocks. A large plate... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The Hotel Playa Cielo in Santa Teresa Costa Rica was a wonderful place. We stayed in several different hotels while in Costa Rica and this one was our favorite by far. Eti and her staff were fantastic and super helpful during our stay. Santa Teresa is somewhat of a difficult spot to get to but once your there, fantastic.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Love love love this place. The rooms are really nice. The rooms are private, clean and have a cool vibe. Hammocks and couches on your pvt front porch. So close to the ocean. I loved hearing the ocean waves all day and night. The staff are super friendly and helpful. They bring you fresh fruit each morning to your cabana.... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

amazing and quit place located on the beach in santa tereza. beautiful view! clean rooms and great staff, especially roni and naor if you are looking for very nice luxury villas, this is the place to go! they have really nice restaurant and pool right on the beach we had a geat time and definitely will come again!!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We picked this hotel based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. My wife and I spent five nights and could not have been happier. Ronni set up our offshore fishing trip so I could check catching a rooster fish off my bucket list. She also arranged a quad through Willy's and gave us great directions to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Writing this review while still sitting on the hammock outside the villa , still listing to the sound of the waves. The location of the villa is all you want while in ST, it is right on the beach yet also right in the middle of town. The views are and the surroundings are breathtaking , we got to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Great resort lovely hi standat vila...great redtorant the servis is perfect nice and caring location perfrct on the sea...closed to all neerby intersting plsces Hily recomended had the best time the redtorant had a varaity of food tuna is very fresh and all the fishes are as well the people worker are ectreemly nice helpfull ...cant wait to go again.....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award winning, luxurious private villas, each with an open sky shower, a kitchenette and outdoor sitting area, tucked in a lush tropic garden. Outdoor, beachfront chemical-free swimming pool with lounge chairs and hammocks on the beach, for the utmost relaxing atmosphere and the best sunset view. Restaurant onsite. Centrally located to supermarkets and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Cielo

Address: Main Street, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $227 - $430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Also Known As:
Playa Cielo Hotel Santa Teresa
Playa Cielo Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
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