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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Esterillos Oeste is a suuuuper small town so if I were to tell you the number one place to stay there, La Dolce Vita would probably be it. There is no ATM in town (to give you an idea of the scale) and in August there seem to be only two restaurants in operation, open only for dinner. However, since...

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ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Friend, many thanks for your fair review that, we are sure, many travellers will find very useful. It gives a real picture of Esterillos Oeste and of our hotel from the service point and we are proud you recommend La Dolce Vita hotel. We hope we'll have the chance to have you again soon as our guest and wish...

Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry to say, because the owners do their very best, but this place doesn't meet up the expectations of the price, $75. The bed wasn't proper, the sheets were not washed and there were hairs on the pillows and sheets. Also no hot water. Wouldn't recommend this place.

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ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for taking your time for a review of our hotel. We appreciate that you rate we do our best and we are sorry the hotel did not fulfill your expectations. We truly believe our employees can give the best experience ever to all our guests and when you arrived the staff was just cleaning the apartment,...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Quaint little place right on the beach. Great location, clean rooms with AC and a kitchen, great staff and yummy breakfast included. Nice local area that is 20 minutes to Jaco and about an hour to Manuel Antonio. Perfect for swimming, boogie boarding and surfing-what a find!

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ladolcevita10, Directeur général at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear friend, many thanks for your review. We are happy for your very nice comment, that motivates our staff and the management to do their best for your satisfaction and for you spending a nice time at Playa Esterillos Oeste. We hope to see you again very soon. The Manager: info@hotel-ladolcevita.biz

Paris, France
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

A very small village, a tiny hotel just on the beach, ocean, birds, plants, sky and nature all around. Here is La Dolce Vita. Hotel. This place was special…, a nice and clean apartment, not big, but with everything inside: air conditioning, kitchen, wifi (worked fine, much better than in hother hotels), cable tv; all at a good price ratio....

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Oakland, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The hotel was exactly what we expected. Small, but large enough for 3 to 4 people. It was clean, but you should expect ants if you leave any food out for any period of time. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The beach front here was actually a lot nicer than Jaco beach and a couple of towns we visited....

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ladolcevita10, Directeur général at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear friend, many thanks for your good review. We are happy that you enjoied the location, the hotel and our very good and hard working staff! Your comments are fair and reflect the atmosphere and services around. Hope we'll have you again as our guests. The Manager: info@hotel-ladolcevita.biz

Paris, France
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and Esterillos Oeste. In the hotel we have received a good welcome and been given an apartment on the first floor composed by a bed room, living room with kitchen and bath-room. It was nice, at night, hearing the sound of waves, so close, and wake-up in the morning, been served breakfast...

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 10 December 2015

It's all about this wonderful beach adjacent to Esterillos Oeste village. It is a place enjoyed by locals, and surfers for the most part. On the weekends the locals flock to the beach, and the surfers through out the week. The Hotel is right on the Beach. Breakfast is brought to the room every morning by the friendly staff. The...

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ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Friend, thanks for the wonderful pictures and for your nice words, that capture the wit of this incredible place (Playa Esterillos Oeste) and the magic of this hotel. We hope you will visit us again in the future. The Manager

Kennewick, Washington
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The room is perfect and stayed cool! Pool is small but the ocean is steps away! I loved the access to the beach.....tons of surfers to watch! The breakfast was nice==and delivered to your porch table! Such a lovely place with lovely hosts!

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ladolcevita10, Directeur général at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear friend, we cannot add anything to your nice review. It looks that you were happy at "La Dolce Vita Hotel". This is our purpose; our staff works for you having a nice time at Playa Esterillos Oeste, that is lovely and really full of many nice and interesting people. Please come again to visit us soon!. The Manager: info@hotel-ladolcevita.biz

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This small hotel is located on the beach of Esterillos oeste, a peaceful small village of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica (3hours from the capital by bus). What a great discovery! My room was clean and comfortable and I could hear the sound of the waves from my bed! A continental breakfast is included in the price and it...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Nice little hotel w a full kitchen, small pool, and property that backs onto the beach. The place is clean, the staff are very nice, the breakfast is good (simple but you can add extras for a small charge), and they let us check-in early and out late without any extra charges. We would go back!

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ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Client and Friend, Many thanks for your nice words, that encourage our staff and us to committ for the pleasure of our guests. We hope to see you soon! Thanks again! Pura Vida Steve

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel "La Dolce Vita" is located on the beach in Esterillos Oeste, Jaco, facing the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The Hotel, with its seven apartments facing a wonderful garden, is a new, first class construction building offering all comforts. Each apartment has patio/deck, terrazzo-balcony and is smartly furnished, bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, fan, kitchen, fridge with up to 4 beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: Esterillos Oeste, beach, 50 meters from Bus Stop, Esterillos Oeste 60901, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Oeste
Price Range: €64 - €90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Dolce Vita 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Choose the second floor apartment if you want a view.”
 of 5 bubbles cathyt58, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I love being close to the ocean for the incredible ocean breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles Turtleboylover, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There is one second floor room, on the end, with a huge window that looks directly out over the beach and ocean, it's $10 per night extra to reserve but TOTALLY worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles poncarob, 12 Mar 2014 | Read review
“There are 7 apartments and they are all pretty much the same. accommodations are basic, but the place is kept clean and maintained. Showers were a bit tricky, but we got them figured out after about 3 days. Turn on the swith for hot water, and don't crank the water wide open. AND for the love of GOD- DO NOT ADJUST WHILE WATER IS RUNNING. They don't call 'em suicide showers for nothing. Enjoy yourself!”
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 of 5 bubbles MelBel177, 26 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Hotel difficult to find. Use gps and google maps to help your driver locate the hotel. Pool is nice. Get a ground floor room.. It is easier to walk to the beach from there.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling_Naumanns, 24 Feb 2014 | Read review
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