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Esencia Hotel & Villas
Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Old Forge, New York
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

priced a tad high for place , we pretty much took care of everything ourselves..it was ok clean, we stayed 4 days then moved down the road cause we decided to stay in area longer,

Room Tip: Not towad front of property cause thursday nights you won:t sleep loud music till 3:00 am
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Stayed in one of the villas in january and had a great time. It had one king sized bed and two singles all in a room which also contains a kitchen. Only a short walk from one of the nicest beaches in the world and very close to several great restaurants!

Room Tip: Villas are great because you can save on a few meals or simply use the kitchen to prepare snacks for...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank chichoguti
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

If you want to stay in a cozy place to enjoy holidays in a very relaxing way, this is a perfect place. Everything is the place is very clean. The space in the Villas is well organized to be comfortable enough and the common areas like gardens and pool are beautiful. Wonderful beach at just one block and everything you need just around the corner. The only bad thing was the noisy AC unit at night that forced me to turn it off in order to sleep well.

Room Tip: Higher units are closer to the pool area, better if you go with children.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank analu68
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San Jose
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We reserved a Villa for two adults and two children. The one we got only had two beds: king and single. We asked for a solution to this issue and nobody on site couldn't resolve it. They had to e-mail the owner somewhere and the response speed was super slow. At the end we stayed in the same villa and managed to put the two boys in a single bed.

The Villas are nice, but one of the main reason we choose them was the kitchen (we wanted to cook), but there was a problem with the sink and the gas stove didn't work properly. Again to fix the issues we had to wait more than a day.

The gardens and pool are great. We knew they don't have restaurant but they don't even have a coffee bar with snacks for the morning breakfast which it is a given on sites with prices like this in this area.

Overall the location is great, the villa in nice, the pool and gardens great. But I felt they are expensive for what they offered.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank VaronX
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Amarillo, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

I have no ways to express the sadness that I felt when leaving the hotel, it is so full of great energy, the service impeccable, and the service, wow, I have been to many resorts in Costa Rica and the tico is known for its friendliness butt this place each employees makes sure that when you leave their presence u feel better. I will recommend it to any one who needs to lift up his spirit and renew straights.

Why the sadness? it is just that place where you wanna stay for ever!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank N0el
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Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

This lodge is nicer than most in the area. It is only about a year old. The rooms are clean and up to date.There is some music that drifts up from the local disco at night. This was not a issue at our unit which was at the top of the hill. There is no parking at the units, but they allow you to drive up and drop your bags off before parking back at the office. The are a couple of nice restaurants within walking distance and the food and entertainment were pretty good. Overall, a nice, pleasant place to stay.

Room Tip: The rooms up the hill are quieter and smaller.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank captjake77
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Montreal, Canada
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74 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

This place is lovely.

Nice grounds, basic but good room. Location, location, location. The kitchenette was funcitonnal and loved it

The grounds are nicely landscaped, but on slope. Take note if you do not facy walking up and down. We did not tought it was too much of a deal.

The only BIG drawback. We had the first unit next to the office close to the road. Accross the road is a 'Dance hall' (Read a disco) that pumps out loud music. It is BAD... we are early bird and this ruined it for us.

Would gladly return to Esencia, but on the condition that it is one of the unit halway uphill or further.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Esencia Hotel & Villas

Property: Esencia Hotel & Villas
Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Esencia Hotel & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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