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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

It was a nice and clean place. The appartement rooms was spacious enough and had a nicer view than the private bungalows - poolview from a small hill. The reason for average score was due to a couple of things that in total did affect the atmosphere; they required 100USD in deposit in case "something", the AC did not work,... More 

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State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It made our experience in Santa Teresa even better! Really nice hotel, good location (just cross the street and you`ll be at the beach), good price and good staff. Waking up with breakfast already waiting for us at the room balcony. We really recommend it!

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Very decent for Santa Teresa, not fancy but it's very clean. There is no TV in the room, might be bad for some. It's very well situated in front of one of the best surf spot's of in the area. Lora amarilla bar is just crossing the street, good if you want to hang out at night but it's a... More 

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a nice property, climbing on the hill about 500 mt from the beach (but you can still hear the waves breaking!). We stayed in a large well equipped room, with a nice balcony. There's a beautiful pool. On the negative, they don't serve breakfast, so you have to go outside for this.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It offers a basic accomodation but comparing to the other options in Santa Teresa it seemed to be the best. Good choice with very good price. Confortable pool and ok room with basic needs (AC, hot water in the shower, mini bar and very well clean). Beautiful place. I was in the simple rooms in the first floor and it... More 

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Göteborg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Esencia for almost two weeks and were very satisfied. The staff was helpful and nice and the villa was clean and comfortable. The kitchen equipment was absolutely minimum, so don't plan to cook any fancy dinner. The best houses are number 5,6,7. Close to the pool and not disturbed from the road.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

For the money, this is a great option. In the quieter seasons they have a stay for 3 nights, get the 4th night free offer, which makes the price very competitive. The villas are clean, cool, have nice bathrooms, good water pressure (all too rare here!) and the staff is attentive. Kitchens are key, and although the kitchens here are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed in one of the villas for 8 nights during a friend's wedding. The villas aren't what I would call great, but everything was decent. Honestly the best thing about it was the Air Conditioning unit in our room... Nothing like coming back from somewhere all hot & sweaty into a refreshing & frigid villa! Neither of us slept... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is average, the rooms are old and not fancy at all! I expected more for what they offered. The pool is normal. Service is good. The beach is not close and you need transport to get there. A disco is in front and is noisy at night. It is expensive for what it is.

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StefanoEsencia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Esencia Hotel & Villas, responded to this review

it is weird you stayed with us in october because the hotel is actually closed, from sept.16th until the end of october... No guests coming from Quito neither all Peru during the last 4 months... Need a transportation to get to the beach? the hotel is 150 meters (0.10 miles) far from the beach... More 

Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

My friend and i spent one night at the esencia hotel as walk in guests. The staff was very friendly and the room was very clean and beautiful. It is a great location and very close to the beach. The bed was huge and comfortable, the a/c was working just fine and silently. The Bathroom was nice and clean, as... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Santa Teresa-Mal Pais Beach, one of the most virgin and beautiful regions! Endless miles of soft, white sand beach perfect for swimming and surfing. The hotel offers ten marvelous, independent and private villas. All villas have their own terrace with garden view, bathroom, hot water and safety box. Other exquisite elements are the teak chairs, the furniture and the deck of the villa made out of precious woods. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esencia Hotel & Villas

Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $89 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esencia Hotel & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Esencia Hotel And Villas
Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa
Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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#5 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa
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