I chose this hotel because of its location and the price and was expecting a clean room that was close to the beach. My experience was overwhelmingly positive - not only was the hotel very beautifully kept but the service was exceptionally warm and friendly and the location extremely convenient.
The rooms are clean, simple and tastefully decorated - in a little hill surrounded by trees and flowers where one does not hear any noise from the street. The staff was attentive and very polite, going out of their way to assist us in our requests. The gardens around Esencia are well kept and the atmosphere is that of a quiet hotel where one can go either with family or friends/couple and have a pleasant stay.
The location is very good - just a 100m walk from a great part of St. Teresa beach and 5 minute walk to lots of little cafes and restaurants - my favorite Kika was practically across the street. We barely touched our car during our whole stay because it was so convenient to just walk everywhere.
I'm Costa Rican and have stayed at numerous beach hotels in this range of price accross the country and I have to say I was impressed and pleased by Esencia and would definitely recommend it to anyone spending some time in St. Teresa. Great value, great people, great location, beautiful place!
Not for you if you're looking for 5 star treatment with room service and TV, etc... If what you want is a simple, pretty, comfortable place close to the beach - go for it!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Esencia Hotel And Villas
- Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa
- Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa