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“great hotel with a great value for quality”
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Hotel Esperanza
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Playa Carrillo
Certificate of Excellence
San Antonio De Belen, Costa Rica
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47 reviews
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“great hotel with a great value for quality”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

We stayed for two nights in hotel Esperanza. About 5 minutes walking from one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Playa Carrillo, 7 km south of the village of Samara.
The owner Dennis received us with open arms and directly we felt at home in this small ( 7 rooms) hotel. Clean rooms with airco and just some meters from the pool. In the direct surroundings are a lot of restaurants to each wish. Italian, Argentina and typical Costarican. All at some minutes walking. So you can drink without problems your favorite beer or wine with your dinner. In the morning a perfect breakfast was served with fresh fruits, fresh coffee, juice and your eggs the way you want them. Dennis gave us a lot of information about what to do in this area. We travel a lot in Costa Rica but the hotel Esperanza is one of the best in value for quality and hospitality.

Johan

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

This is a wonderful, laid back, seven room hotel all of which are on the ground level just steps from the hot tub and pool. It is in Playa Carrillo about a 5 minute walk from one of the most beautiful, safe, sandy beaches you will ever see; in person or otherwise.
The livelier town of Samara is a few miles away with it's own incredible beach. But for me this was great as I don't like to stay right in the middle of it all.
The rooms are beautifully furnished and the bed was very comfortable. I slept like a baby all three nights I was there.
Owner Dennis was extremely helpful with every query and full of tips on local customs and geography. And he and housekeeper Anna whip up a great full breakfast every morning which is included in the room price. How do you like your eggs? French toast? No problem.
I enjoyed my stay tremendously and heartily recommend Hotel Esperanza to all!

Room Tip: I stayed in number 2 which is a few feet closer to the pool than the others. They are all great!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We stayed in Playa Carrillo for two nights, and fell in love with the area. This hotel is immaculate, quiet, and conveniently located very close to one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever experienced. Beds were comfortable, rooms were extremely clean and well furbished, the pool was sparkling, and the free breakfasts were delicious. Dennis made us feel welcome here, provided us with tips and advice, and helped arrange tours for us, including a horseback ride through the dry forest, overlooking the Pacific, which was simply amazing. We highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Eureka, MO
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

Excellent because you get what is described. Rooms are well kept and very clean - this isn't a luxury hotel by any means, but it has great value for money at this location. Owner Dennis was great and made sure we had everything we needed for our short 1 night stay waiting to check into our rental house.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

My wife and I stayed here for four nights in early February.

Joannie and her staff make every effort to make you feel comfortable and at home! The family atmosphere, accommodations, food, beverages, and personal attention made for a wonderful vacation.

We highly recommend this location. The nearby beach and sunsets are fabulous!

Room Tip: All seven rooms are easily accessible and face the pool.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Esperanza
Address: APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Playa Carrillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Esperanza 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family oriented hotel, welcoming singles, couples, wedding parties, families, children, and handicap guests. Being a small hotel of 7 rooms we offer a warm family atmosphere with the added bonus of having the amenities of the larger hotels. In 2007 we accomplished a total remodel including all guestrooms with European tiles and exotic Mahogany and Cedar woods throughout. The hotel also features the addition of a new custom pool and spa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Esperanza Hotel Playa Samara
Hotel Esperanza Costa Rica/Guanacaste - Playa Carrillo

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