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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Esperanza for 5 nights as part of a 3 week holiday in Costa Rica. We wanted to base ourselves somewhere at the end of the holiday on the coast to just relax and chill out having spent 2 weeks touring around the country. We chose Playa Carrillo from the guide book and then the hotel from... More 

Thank Nikki M
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The four of us stayed at Hotel Esperanza for several nights. It was our last stop in Costa Rica and we fully enjoyed our days there. Dennis, the owner, was very accommodative, helpful and good person to talk to. The Hotel does not have a full size restaurant, but Dennis serves breakfast, which is included in the price. The breakfasts... More 

Thank Dmitry S
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience staying at Esperanza hotel with our two small kids. Hotel is small and very family friendly. There are big and kiddie pools as well as a spa pool. All rooms are on the first level. Rooms and common area are exceptionally clean. Breakfast is included and you get eggs, variety of fresh fruits, pancakes, French... More 

Thank nb0615
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Very clean and comfortable. Dennis the owner goes above and beyond expectations, just to make your stay better. Very close to what must be the best beach in Costa Rica. Going to the Pacific coast? A must stay kind of place.

Thank flcoyote
Summit, New Jersey
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a smaller property with just seven rooms all on the ground floor. The owner, Dennis, is very knowledgeable, welcoming, and accommodating. He can and will help with tours and/or car rentals even restaurant suggestions. Breakfast was included with our room rate. He serves tea, coffee, juice, water, milk, fruits, pancakes, gallo pinto, eggs, toast. Just ask and he... More 

Thank Btravelfood
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The owner, Dennis, goes above and beyond to make your stay truly remarkable. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the morning breakfast will not disappoint! This place is a GEM! The best beach in Costa Rica is a short 5-10 walk away - be prepared to walk uphill on the way back! I would stay here again.

Thank hiblueyes
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

Hotel Esperanza is a friendly, well run and very clean hotel. I stayed here for the last 3 days of my vacation and could not have been happier. Dennis, the owner, goes out of his way to make sure his guests are well taken care of. Although the rooms do not have a mini fridge (which was fine with me... More 

Thank gorge51
Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

You can probably get a hotel closer to the beach up the road in Samara, but I'm glad to have found Hotel Esperanza, and I'll come back next time I'm in the area. The clean comfortable room, great price, quiet neighborhood, relative proximity (about 5 minute walk) to a beautiful and surprisingly quiet beach (Playa Carillo), delicious breakfast, and the... More 

Thank qspencer
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

If you like the quiet of a small hotel with an international flavor, this is the place for you. But the real attraction is the owner, Dennis, a native Floridian and semi-retired propsman for Disney and Ringling Brothers, who'll give you a ride into town, direct you to best tours and restauants from the local "soda" to nearby fine dining,... More 

Thank Polestar17
Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Visited playa Carrillo for three binge with my dad in February of 2016. The beach is a short walk down hill and there is an excellent steak house right next door to the hotel. The owner, Dennis, was an excellent host and provided a wonderful breakfast every morning. The cinnamon toast provided was my favorite! Rooms were nice and the... More 

Thank Jeff H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Esperanza

Address: APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range: ₹ 6,478 - ₹ 8,455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Esperanza Hotel Playa Samara
Hotel Esperanza Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“All 7 rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles 783dmitrys, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try room #6”
 of 5 bubbles flcoyote, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are fairly equal.”
 of 5 bubbles gorge51, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are 7 rooms which increase in size from 1-7, with room 1 ( smallest ) and room 7 (largest).”
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 of 5 bubbles Rmb231, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 1 which I think is the only one without a flat screen tv. If this is important to you just ask Dennis to hook you up.”
 of 5 bubbles RyanBr1977, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
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