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Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Herradura
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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
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“Relaxing business trip”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We came here for a 4 day 5 night business conference. When we arrived everyone was very nice and helpful. It is a great location for business but they are also very geared for kids. We found that housekeeping was very attentive and the service in all the restaurants were excellent though a little slower but we are there to relax so that's okay. For the events we attend they were very attention to detail. The conference/ball rooms had lots of space for small to large groups. Everyone helped us with our spanish, even in the town Jaco that is about 10 mins away. They have so great shops for gifts. We didn't try it but the spa at the hotel gave the most amazing massages... everyone we were with was go and gave great reviews. The breakfast buffet was fantastic! But I think the best part is the pool. Despite so many people it didn't feel like the pool was full and you can easily spend all day in it as the water is the perfect temp. (I don't like cold pools). There are so many places to go as it is all interconnected. There are more than enough lounge chairs and they even have hammocks for you to lay in and look over the ocean. We are planning on going back and taking the kids as they would have a blast there with all the activities they plan. We wanted to golf but with the timing of the business meetings and the temperature at mid day there was no way, it was way to hot (30-40). I found it is in great location to use as a base and do day trips. I just wish we were there longer to do more.

Room Tip: The rooms with the balconies have hanging chairs (4th floor and ground). I would have loved to have...
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Deptford, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

the food at this hotel was AMAZING especially in the bar area upstairs. the bar-tending/restaurant staff was EXCELLENT and made my family's stay very pleasant while in costa rica, they made us feel right at home. GOLF COURSE is beautiful and the pool area is awesome to lounge in all day. Thank you Cristopher, Fabian, Jason, Carlos, Elmer & Chacho

Room Tip: get a first floor room ocean view. hammock on the porch and amazing sunset each night. room #115 and...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The staff at every level of this hotel were by far the friendliest, most helpful, kind of any Marriott or hotel we've ever stayed. The staff were prompt in providing service when twice we had difficulty with the safe in the room. The staff remembered our name at many of the on sight restaurants and front desk when we came in for a meal. The front desk could staff a few more people as there was most often a line. We were disappointed that in room internet service was not availabile in the rooms at this hotel but was in the lobby area. This was very discouraging. Also while the rooms were very quaint, clean, large and welcoming, the site could use an upgrade. Nuevo Latino restaurant was amazing. It was never very crowded but the food was excellent and the service outstanding for not much more money than the other restaurants at the hotel or the area. Visit the Marina too.

Room Tip: The rooms on the back side of the hotel are same size as the ocean view and garden view. I would op...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Karol Fernandez, Allen and Morgan were a few of our poolside servers - amazing service and educated team! Mario at Nuevo Latino treated us to amazing food and service - top notch Tuna and Sea Bass! Sylvia in housekeeping was a jewel and so very attentive.

We golfed 18 holes, and I am very embarrassed to have forgotten the gentleman’s name who made an incredibly memorable day for us. It was blazing hot 4/10, and we almost didn't go. However, it was the first time I golfed without a Marshal behind me OR having to play Best Ball because I am not a great player.

I lost a little money at the Casino - but, that had nothing to do with anything other than my poor judgment and.... maybe a little too much alcohol consumption. Of which I blame entirely on my boyfriend! :)

The other note: This was the week following Easter Break (Spring break for some). There were very few Children ( I have and love mine dearly), which made for a more lively atmosphere. Going Post-Holiday is the way to go for Couples!!!

Also: The 4th Floor Tower is available for Dinner or other services for a private and beautiful view at night - amazing. $75 Service Fee and is well worth a romantic moment.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

While the rooms vary on the availability of balconies, we were lucky to get a room with a lovely balcony looking out over the bay for a partial ocean view price. The service staff for the hotel rooms was great. The service at the outdoor cafe was not as good. They seemed bored with their jobs - service was slow once food was ordered, tables were not completely set and it was hard to get the knife, fork, spoon or salt shaker that was needed.

The pool is a delightful S curve that can be floated in or swum. We did laps from one end to the other. Of course at one of the far ends is the swim up bar - a nice reward.

The spa was a good experience- actually my first mud bath. Definitely glad I did it and I was quite exfoliated afterwards.

Wild life abounds on the grounds but does not seem to get into the hotel. Nearby are entrances to parts of a rain forest and a small town - Jaco.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Monterey, California
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a wonderful stay and would go back in a heartbeat. The staff was attentive, helpful, and friendly and the location is terrific. There are attractions close by and the marina area offers a delightful assortment of restaurants.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view and a balcony. You won't regret it!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vilamoura, Portugal
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Travelled March 2013 to Los Suenos,Reserva Conchal and San Jose to play golf with 6 friends.
Los Suenos and Reserva Conchal are great resorts with excellent golf courses with accommodation conveniently located near the golf.Staff,food and accommodation of a very high standard.The Costa Rican people are most welcoming.
Special thanks to Fabio Solano at Costa Rica Tee Times who arranged everything and took care of our every need. Great job -thanks from all the guys. We hope to see you again soon!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Address: 800 mts West from Herradura Entrance | Playa Herradura, Central Pacific, Herradura 5024005, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Herradura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Herradura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 328
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine readers as one of the "World's Best," the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is a luxury Costa Rica resort hotel nestled between the warm waters of the Pacific and a 1,100 acre tropical rainforest. ... more   less 
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