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Hotel Esperanza
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We loved staying at this hotel! Dennis (the owner and ex-pat) is so friendly and helpful. The hotel itself has 7 rooms, all along one corridor. The rooms are small, but very functional and have air conditioning, electricity, and hot water. The pool is small, but perfect to cool off in the mid afternoon heat. The televisions are not hooked up to any satellite or cable, but Dennis has hundreds of movies, if you can find the time to watch one. You are about a 2 minute drive, or 8 minute walk to playa carrillo. Playa Carrillo is one of our favorite beaches in the world. It is clean, lots of natural shade from palm trees, and there's no one there! One of the neat things about this hotel was the clientele. Each day we would go to the beach, hang out at the pool, go to dinner, then sit outside at night with other guests and chat. This truly made the hotel unique and fun. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Dennis, the owner of Hotel Esperanza, was the single friendliest host of a hotel on our entire trip (we stayed in 12 different places – all of them good!) in Costa Rica. He really made his home our home –we were able to use his refrigerator to store a few items, he engaged our 5-year-old son playing in his multiple pools, let our son “help” him sweeping and cleaning around the property, he served us wonderful breakfasts, made sure our room was comfortable, dug up a soft-sided cooler that we used when we went to the beach (Playa Carrillo); he even gave us a ride back to Samara – to a hotel there – since he needed to run errands. It should be said that the hotel wasn’t busy when we were there and he would potentially have had lots of time to devote to us, but we think that Dennis would be just as personable and helpful with a full house (about 8 rooms) as with 2 rooms full. Dennis recommended two great places to eat – a super close pizza & pasta place called El Tucan (really good, run by an Italian-born owner) and a small resort – the Hotel Leyenda, about 2 km down the road. We expected that we might be “gouged” a bit at Leyenda– just the opposite. The prices were very reasonable, the food was delicious and there was a trampoline and a swing set/slide that our son greatly enjoyed. Thank you so much, Dennis, for a wonderful 3 days at the Hotel Esperanza! (J.B. and his proud new owner send you a big “hello!”)

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

My Husband and I had a wonderful stay at Hotel Esperanza. Our room was very clean with a rich, Bombay type decor. The showers were hot and had plenty of pressure. A delicious complimentary breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, eggs, French toast, and the best gallo pinto around was also offered with our stay. The pool at the hotel was great for cooling off and relaxing. A short 5 minute walk from the hotel is Playa Carrillo - a pristine, beautiful beach perfect for swimming. Above all, the hospitality is what will keep us returning to this little hotel. Dennis (Owner) and Annie (Hotel Keeper) were beyond warm and welcoming and were always willing to do whatever they could to make our trip as special as possible. I would highly recommend staying here.
Wendy & Kevin Jones

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

I stayed 3 nights along with my family, we had a great time there. This hotel is clean, with excellent location. Carrillo is one of the best beaches in CR.
If we had the opportunity of going there again, we would definitely go to Esperanza Hotel again. Dennis is the owner of this place, he is a very nice guy, any conversation with him will be interesting.
Great place, we are looking forward to go to Carrillo again.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

The hotel is very clean and comfortable. It's minutes away from a beautiful and quiet beach and the pool is refreshing and pretty.
Dennis is a great host, very accommodating and helpful. My husband got sick during out stay and he helped us with everything. He is such a nice guy and will do anything to accommodate his guests.
Breakfast was good and plentiful, and Dennis' recommendations for restaurants hit the mark every time.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank V B
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