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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The villas very nice inside, spacious with private balcony. However, power outlets didn't work for one night, but fixed the next day. The bed sheets were stained, and the bathroom floors were full of dirt after the housekeepers cleaned. Also the housekeepers didn't knock before entering for both mornings we were there. Not very satisfied overall.

Thank tikaaa12
Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here a few nights before moving to the beach. Cabanas are sweet! Small kitchen, decent sized bath, super comfortable bed, nice little porch, and a hammock in front. Located near the center of Santa Teresa across from one of the main beach accesses and a few blocks from the grocery store. Very functional. Outdoor showers to rinse off the...

Thank msnform
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Esencia is greatly placed across the road and a short walk from the path to the beach and very close to restaurants, cafes, and shops. It is also right in front of the local disco La Lora Amarilla. It is built on a steep hill, stand alone casitas at the bottom, pool, tiny restaurant and massage area on a small...

Thank isalondon2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Very good cabana, in a beautiful garden. The kitchen didn't have all the items needed to cook, and a pan was very damaged. The only downside is the fact that is located in front of a discoteque and during the night is a bit noisy.

Thank Azzucocc
Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Nice rooms, very good location, near to the main surf point. There are restaurants and supermarkets very close. Cozy general environment. Staff is really good, helpful and informative.. Monkeys pass by the hotel every day, gorgeous beach and the are many activities to do. We visite the Montezuma waterfalls, those are nice...

Thank CesarAGC
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My boyfriend I stayed here in the pool view room for 4 nights. Room was very clean with large bed and AC. Located right across the street from beach access. Very friendly and helpful staff, brought breakfast right to our room in the morning :) Only downside was the hotel was located at the far end of the beach from...

Thank Erynmf
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We booked a last minute room because as spoiled rotten americans we decided we had to have AC for a night. The room we booked could have slept 4 easily with a large queen sized bed and two singles. It had a kitchenette and bathroom was great with all the hot water you needed. The property is well maintained, clean,...

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

V comfortable lovely hotel but he didn't believe price I was guarenteed on booking.com and arranged taxi up to Nosara for 120,000 colones....which I thought should have been half that! Close to lovely beach. Need wheels to get around Lots of nice restaurants. Sadly only stayed one night

Thank Georgie B
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I stayed with my grandmother for two nights. The staff is very friendly and the prices are very reasonable.The hotel amenities are not extraordinary, but the rooms and villas are nice, and you can walk to beach.

Thank rakemoya
El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I have stayed at many hotels in the Santa Teresa area and this has been my least favorite. It is at the peak of high season, but for $150 a night I would expect far more. There is very little privacy here, and it feel like you are being watched by management and all the other guests. The room decor...

Thank PCNair

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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 

Additional Information about Esencia Hotel & Villas

Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: €83 - €112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esencia Hotel & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Esencia Hotel And Villas
Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa
Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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#5 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa
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“Stay closer to the pool, it's across the street from a popular disco.”
 of 5 bubbles msnform, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For a quiet room - an avoid the music from the night clubs - choose the "pool view" rooms which are the furthest away from the road”
 of 5 bubbles isalondon2016, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Open Space villas are the best...”
 of 5 bubbles CesarAGC, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If your not looking for something special, this will work for you.”
 of 5 bubbles PCNair, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Individual casitas are worth the upgrade and get wifi reception in room.”
 of 5 bubbles Roundpaws, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
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