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Hotel Leyenda
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Playa Carrillo
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Vermont, USA
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25 reviews
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“Wonderful grounds, excellent staff, beautiful rooms, friendly”
Reviewed January 30, 2010

We are a couple in our 50's. We stayed here in November 2008 and are finally getting around to posting a review. There was one other couple at the hotel at the time. The manager William Molina Morera could not have been nicer. William told us the hotel was new and the restaurant had yet to open.. The restaurant staff wanted to do a practice run before the grand opening so we ended up dining by ourselves and were waited on like royalty by the staff and William. We had a wonderful meal at a very good price. Judging from all the smiles we saw we think the servers and kitchen crew enjoyed the evening as much as us. The next morning William took us for a nature tour off the hotel grounds. Our room was very nice and the grounds and pool are wonderful. Personal attention was much appreciated. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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HoteLLeyenda, Director de Recepción at Hotel Leyenda, responded to this review, May 11, 2016
Thanks for your good reviews
We hope you visit us again, now managed by new owners.

Thanks in advance for your preference

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

The friendly staff at the Layenda were absolutely amazing. The Leyenda is a great place to sit back and relax and to enjoy the Costa Rican weather. The food was phenomenally good and relatively cheap. Down at Carrillo beach, there is a "reserved" area for those staying at the Leyenda where staff offers drinks, umbrellas, and anything else you may need.

Overall, our whole family really enjoyed our time here and would definitely encourage anyone visiting the area to stay at this amazing place.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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HoteLLeyenda, Director de Recepción at Hotel Leyenda, responded to this review, May 11, 2016
Thanks for your good reviews
We hope you visit us again, now managed by new owners.

Thanks in advance for your preference

Kind regards
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Saskatchewan
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Reviewed January 8, 2010

The accomodations were new, clean, comfortable. The staff was amazing, always there for us! The grounds and pool were a piece of paradise and the the private service we got at the beach was amazing! We felt very spoiled and the people made us feel very welcome! Gracias Oscar and Katherine for ending our family holiday on a high...can't wait to go back:)

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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HoteLLeyenda, Director de Recepción at Hotel Leyenda, responded to this review, May 11, 2016
Thanks for your good reviews
We hope you visit us again, now managed by new owners.

Thanks in advance for your preference

Kind regards
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Reviewed January 7, 2010

These people were amazing, the staff and owners are friendly, the rooms are very nice and clean, and it is a great place to relax and spend time as a family. We really enjoyed it here. The food was great and very affordable, and the services at the beach were amazing too! This is a place you cannot miss.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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HoteLLeyenda, Director de Recepción at Hotel Leyenda, responded to this review, May 11, 2016
Thanks for your good reviews
We hope you visit us again, now managed by new owners.

Thanks in advance for your preference

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Additional Information about Hotel Leyenda

Property: Hotel Leyenda
Address: 1 Kilometro al Este de la Plaza de Deportes de Puerto Carrillo, Playa Carrillo 291-3100, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Playa Carrillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Leyenda 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Leyenda is located at Carrillo Beach, the white sand beach and gorgeous palms, Guanacaste. Enjoy the hotel's Mediterranean architecture and its entertainment area, featuring swimming pool, jacuzzi, playground and private parking. 11 Superior rooms, luxuriously equipped with 2 queen beds, fab, a/c, beautiful outside porch, satellite TV and amenities. Five Superior rooms include kitchenette. Also available Internet access.Enjoy our very exclusive service for our exclusive guests! We offer mobile units including restrooms, sinks, showers, dressing rooms, lockers, safety box, beach chairs and umbrellas, awnings and sports equipment. ... more   less 
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