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London, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

After a lengthy delay in getting there, the manager (Kevin - nicaraguan) met me about 9 pm on Sunday and got me all settled in. The hotel is right next door to some campgrounds and they were carrying on, which is fine unless you are trying to sleep. i was so tired anyway, i don't remember my head hitting the... More 

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

Dear Guest, thanks for your comment, We are happy that you had a nice time in our hotel and enjoyed your stay. We feel that you appreciated exactly the spirit of Esterillos Oeste and of La Dolce Vita. It will always be a pleasure to provide you a good service in the future. Best greetings. Nick More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 2012

This hotel was a good value and provided basically what we needed. It is about 20 minutes from Jaco which we stopped at on the way. It is completely the opposite of Jaco. It's quiet and not touristy at all, perfect for us. The beach was steps from our room. The rooms were basic, the shower wasn't very good. It... More 

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Eureka, California
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

this place was amazing, low key , great breakfast, studio apt. the staff was helpful ..small town great beach...it has a small pool as well....Emillio was very helpful..room was always clean, and hot breakfast every morning...I would stay again...not busy like Jaco, very small village feel....a good place to chill...

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

I arrived in Playa Esterillos around 9 pm. at night everything was dark OMG! I said to myself .... I started to walk not knowing my surrondings at all .... I arrived at a Covenience Store and ask for Dolce Vita Hotel and they gave me directions .... Emilio was waiting for me and walked me to my room. The... More 

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

Dear guest, Thanks for your comment. Your contribution is important to evaluate what we are doing right and to make pleasant the stay of our guests. Furthermore, your positive comments give to all of us a great satisfaction and are rewarding for our work.. We are glad that you enjoied your stay in Esterillos Oeste and hope you can come... More 

Tallahassee
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

We started our trip in Arenal, this was the 2nd part of our stay, and then we finished up our vacation in Manuel Antonio. We wanted to stay at a place that was on the ocean but were unfamiliar with the area. We wanted to stay near our final destination of Manuel Antonio and we had heard that Jaco was... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comment, for choosing our hotel and our town as a destination for your holidays. Your comment is very important to help us improving our work and services and the stay of our guests. We are glad you liked our location and hope you will come back soon. Nic More 

San Jose
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

It was my first time at Esterillos Oeste beach. I chose it to get away from the touristy Jaco where I have gone for 10 years before. As advertised, it is a small quiet beach location, very laid back. I actually liked the beach here more than Jaco because it was cleaner, plenty big, and had way fewer people. I... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

Esterillos is a small closely-knit Costa Rican town. This hotel is the best place to stay, I've been going to Esterillos Oeste for day trips for the last 7 years, to surf - now that I have found this place, we always stay the night. THe owner is very nice, he is on duty 24/7 making sure the place is... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

La Dolce Vita in Esterillos Oeste was a fantastic first destination on my few months in Central America. The rooms are not too small and they are clean, and are equiped with a working kitchen and little bathroom. They also have AC which is a plus sometimes! Little pool helps you cool off if you are too lazy to walk... More 

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st petersburg fl
2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

You couldn't of ask a more personal place to stay at. It was clean and frendly. The host's did everything that you asked them for. Breakfast was good and served when you wanted it between the hours. All the other people that came in and out where also very nice. We gather around the self served bar nightly and enjoyed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

my daughter, my travel planner found this piece of paradise. Knowing that I would love to be near the ocean and the mountain she found perfect spot for us. We stayed at LDV for 4 nights. The rooms are clean and the kitchenette was handy for preparing lunch and dinners. Our room was facing the ocean and the swimming pool... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
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  • 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: RM299 - RM397 (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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“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
“Room with the view!”
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