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50 meters East Guanamar Hotel APDO, Playa Carrillo 51103 Costa Rica
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#1 of 6 hotels in Playa Carrillo
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car hire
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Horseback riding
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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rlsbucks wrote a review Feb 2022
Philadelphia1 contribution
An intimate hotel with very friendly service. A short walk to the beach and shorter walk to a couple good restaurants. Dennis and Marina serve an excellent breakfast to your order. Rooms are efficiently and unobtrusively cleaned each day. A quiet place with just a short ride to the hustle bustle of Samara.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
bbetts78 wrote a review Jan 2022
Boulder, Colorado6 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great stay here, the room was perfect, the beds comfortable and the AC kept us cool. The location was great, quiet but within walking distance to the beach and several great restaurants. The folks that run the hotel treated us like family... they were so welcoming and kind with our children. The pool was refreshing and the breakfast was delicious and filling. We would love to stay here again!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Bonnie R wrote a review Nov 2021
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Once again we returned to the hotel Esperanza for an amazing family vacation!! The owners took care of us from the beginning of the trip all the way to the end! Great homemade breakfast every morning to helping out with everything we need again!!They make you feel like not just clients but friends🥰Thanks again Dennis and Catrina for all you do!! Bonnie
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Kath Monge wrote a review Jul 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica2 contributions
This space has it all for the ones who are looking to have a relaxing time off. The rooms are spacious and clean, the breakfast is fantastic, and it has several meal options, the pool is of a good size, and the beverages system works very well if you are looking to have sodas and beer at your disposal and pay at the end. The hotel is 5 min walking distance from the beach, and they will provide towels for both pool/beach and bath. Also, the hotel is 1 min away from one of the best Argentinian steak houses ever and supermarkets and other restaurants. We have visited the hotel for years and the quality stays the same. Also the owners are the best people you will ever meet.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Lara T wrote a review May 2021
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I am already back home but still have to think a lot about the stay at Hotel Esperanza. BEST STAY! Every morning we went swimming at the beeeautiful Playa Carrillo (5-10 min walking distance) and afterwards we were welcomed with a delicious breakfast at the Hotel (Tico breakfast & yummy pancakes). Dennis and Karina took great care of us and told us a lot about the surrounding area and helped us to get along. Dennis booked a horse ride with his neighbor for us, i count this experience as one of the best during my Costa Rica stay – if you have the chance DO IT 😊 the rooms were very nicely furnished (comfy & clean) and in the beautiful outdoor area with pool you could relax very well. In general the place is very good to come down a bit. Don’t miss this experience on your Costa Rica vacation ! Thank you Dennis & Karina for everything! The goodbye cookies were the best!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Anna wrote a review Apr 2021
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My friends and I spent a few days at this wonderful hotel and we enjoyed the stay very, very much. Dennis and Karina are gracious hosts, very welcoming and attentive! They truly made us feel at home all the time! Thank you so much! Our highlights: The delicious, homemade breakfast, the pool, the hibiscus eating iguana, the beautiful beach nearby, the horse riding (organized by Dennis). We fully recommend this amazing place and we would definitely come back. Don’t miss the chance to get to know the adorable hosts Dennis and Karina and Playa Carrillo!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Andres wrote a review Sep 2020
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I loved our stay at the hotel. My family was treated incredibly by Dennis and Karina. Their recommendations were great. We had an incredible time. Loved the pancakes. The room was just what we needed and the swimming pool a great compliment after a day on the beach.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Raul Miranda wrote a review Sep 2020
Alajuela, Costa Rica1 contribution
My family and I really enjoyed staying at this Hotel. Dennis and Karina were very friendly and they made our stay as to be at home. Breakfast was amazing and we are going to miss the famous pancakes. Important to mention, the beach is a 5 minutes walk from the hotel. For sure, we are going to stay in Hotel Esperanza again in our next vacations.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Penny Read wrote a review Mar 2020
Airdrie, Canada1 contribution
Dennis and Karina made our stay very memorable. Our rooms were very comfortable and clean. Having a special breakfast every morning was a great start to each day. They even made special Mickey Mouse pancakes for the children. Although we had a reservation for a rental vehicle, there was none available when we arrived. Dennis was always on hand to drive our whole family into town or down to the beach every day. Then he would pick us up when our beach day was complete. Dennis and Karina went out of their way to make our stay perfect. We cannot thank them enough for their kindness. We highly recommend the Hotel Esperanza during a visit to Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Samantha Goncalves wrote a review Mar 2020
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We happened to stumble upon Hotel Esperanza after another booking fell through and we were in desperate need of somewhere to stay for the night in Puerto Carrillo. We were extremely lucky to have found Dennis and his wife Karina. They welcomed us in and went above and beyond every day we were there. They were incredibly nice and very accommodating. Not to mention their location is great ! Only a short walk to the beach. I think it is safe to say one of our favourite parts of our trip, was stumbling upon this wonderful hotel and this amazing couple! Samantha & Bradley
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
$85 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Esperanza
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Esperanza?
Nearby attractions include Playa Carrillo (1.6 km), Samara Beach (5.2 km), and dondeJavitours (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Esperanza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Esperanza?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Esperanza?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Esperanza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweeties By Celia, Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant, and Bohemia Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Esperanza?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Esperanza located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Playa Carrillo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Esperanza?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hotel Esperanza accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.