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Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach

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2 Km Este de Playa Carrillo, Puerto Carrillo 51103 Costa Rica
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 11/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Hotel Leyenda is located at Carrillo Beach, the white sand beach and gorgeous palms, Guanacaste. Enjoy the hotel's Mediterranean architecture and its entertainment area, featuring swimming pool, jacuzzi, playground and private parking. 11 Superior rooms, luxuriously equipped with 2 queen beds, fab, a/c, beautiful outside porch, satellite TV and amenities. Five Superior rooms include kitchenette. Also available Internet access.Enjoy our very exclusive service for our exclusive guests! We offer mobile units including restrooms, sinks, showers, dressing rooms, lockers, safety box, beach chairs and umbrellas, awnings and sports equipment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Darts
Fishing
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
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Safe
Telephone
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Workafrolic wrote a review Mar 2022
Los Angeles, CA27 contributions9 helpful votes
The Hotel Leyenda is a lovely family-friendly full service resort that could be wrongly mistaken for a budget hotel. Especially given the “and pizzeria” that follows its name on some online sites, implying something far more economy grade than this tranquil garden sanctuary with full restaurant, poolside bar, children’s play area, beach shuttle service, and attended shower/toilet at Playa Carillo when you get there. Think more like, “Hotel Leyenda, and great restaurant”. The on-property pools are lovely, sparkling clean and partly shaded with ample spaces for everyone from tiny splashers to quiet lap swimmers. There’s plenty of shade poolside, with foozball and ping pong tables for land-based fun, and of course all the amenities. Quick-drying towels? Check. Place to charge your devices poolside? Check. Shower in the shape of a seashell designed to match the fountain? Check. Leyenda has many thoughtful details to ensure a good stay. There’s a private villa available if you and your 15 best friends want to hold a house party. The kid’s trampoline is shaded to keep the little bouncers from burning. Food served at all meals is high quality, with a broad menu and generous portions. We especially enjoyed the fried mixed seafood platter with tempura’d vegetables, easily enough for two, noting that economy resorts don’t tempura asparagus as part of their “mixed vegetables”. A large, caring and experienced staff is comfortably bilingual, good-humored enough to let us exercise our Spanish and willing to repeat twice before reverting to English if we missed the plot. We celebrated our 29th anniversary there and they made us feel very welcome. All the usual area activities are available from the Leyenda, with ziplining, sea tours and horseback riding specials featured on a central bulletin board with schedules and pricing to make planning an easier exercise. Our room was well-appointed with 3 double beds, a fridge, large shower and long clothesline to dry all sorts of water gear. We overheard a Samara resident explaining that the Hotel Leyenda is the place they send family who don’t want to stay at their house, “because we KNOW they’ll have a good stay.” Be sure to book with the hotel by phone or email, as the best last-minute promotions do not appear on the hotel’s own web site.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Mar 2022
THANK YOU!!!! We feel enormously greatful for this detailed and kind review, means the world to us knowing you enjoyed your experience this much, we do our best to make our guests happy honoring every dollar spent with us, feels great to know you felt it. We still work to make it better, hope to have you around again, maybe for your 30th anniversary? :) Again thank you, hugs to you both, pura vida !
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Ashlee D wrote a review Mar 2022
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Beautiful hotel! Great food! Friendly staff! The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens. There is a small playground for kids by the restaurant, The pool is nice with a bar and seating. The rooms were air conditioned with a refrigerator and wifi.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 3 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your suport, we trully appreciate it! Means a lot to know you enjoyed it this much, Pura Vida!!! :)
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mamaandpapa10 wrote a review Mar 2022
Montreal, Canada42 contributions58 helpful votes
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Wonderful stay. Clean, great service and shuttle to the beach. Wonderful drinks. Great for families and couples, not a party place. Beautiful gardens. Pools are also well kept and refreshing (but not cold). Margaritas were delicious, best I’ve ever had. Breakfast was included. Playa Carillo is beautiful and relaxing. The weekends at the beach are fun as locals come out with their families and music.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Set away from restaurants and the beach.
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Responded 1 Mar 2022
Thank you so much!! It means a lot to us to know that you enjoyed your stay this much, we appreciate the time you took to write this lovely review, Pura Vida!!! :)
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edley wrote a review Feb 2022
Whitefish, Montana1 contribution
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This was a fantastic place to stay for relaxation. Service everywhere was top notch. Good at the restaurant and poolside was excellent. We were greeted professionally and with smiling faces. Our room was cleaned, sheets changed and fresh towels everyday.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Josephine de Ciutiis, Propietario at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach
Responded 17 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we appreciate the time you took for writing it and mostly we appreciate your support, hope to have you around some time again! Pura vida :)
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Upstate NY traveler wrote a review Jan 2022
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My wife and I stayed at Legend Hotel for several weeks in January. We cannot speak highly enough about how amazing our stay was. Roger from the hotel staff was an incredible guide. The rooms are very comfortable and service is first rate. The beach is a short ride away and you can either drive there in a few minutes or have the hotel take you in their shuttle. This may have been the most relaxing vacation ever and we look forward to returning soon.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Josephine de Ciutiis, Propietario at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach
Responded 28 Jan 2022
Thank you SO MUCH for this lovely review and your important support, means the world to us to know you enjoyed this much your stay, would love to recieve you once again some time!!! We appreciate you took time to write this, have a great year, come back soon!! :)
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Stmbt97 wrote a review Jan 2022
Steamboat Springs, Colorado101 contributions71 helpful votes
What an unexpectedly wonderful resort and restaurant this is! We stayed in a beautiful room overlooking their lush property. Every employee paid attention to the smallest detail to make sure we felt pampered. The restaurant blew us away too, so much more than the pizzeria we were expecting. My husband had the gorgonzola tenderloin and I had the sesame seed crusted tuna in teriyaki sauce. The presentation and flavor were some of the best we've had in any country. The hotel is only 3 km from Playa Carrillo, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. You can either drive there yourself, or the hotel offers shuttle service. In addition, they'll set up chairs for you, and they have their own bathroom and shower facility on the beach. Can't recommend Hotel Leyenda, the restaurant, and the staff enough.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Josephine de Ciutiis, Propietario at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach
Responded 25 Jan 2022
Thank you SO much for this lovely review, it makes us really happy to know you enjoyed this much your stay and we appreciate your support not only by coming but also taking time to write this review. We hope to have you around again some time, Pura vida! Hugs from all the team
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Cathryn Rocheleau wrote a review Jan 2022
Bromont, Canada4 contributions
It was the best hotel i went during my trip to Costa Rica. When we arrived, we received a perfect reception by Roger with a drink. Also, they have private services on the carillo beach (bathroom, chairs, etc.). The staff was very friendly and kind. They work very hard (we saw Roger to the reception, at the bar, the restaurant and the next morning) but still very Nice. The room was just perfect also! It worth the Price to take a superior room! I highly recommand this place! Dont miss your chance to stop there!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for your support! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay this much!!! Hope you can come back, pura vida!!!
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Bea S wrote a review Jan 2022
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We stayed from Dec 30/2021 - Jan 3/2022. What a magical stay! The staff was amazing - I’d like to especially recognize the servers from the restaurant who were all so kind and accommodating and Roger the receptionist who was abundantly knowledgeable and resourceful. The food was really good, rooms were kept clean daily, and the pools were nice. Despite its distance from the beach, they offered a daily shuttle service to Playa Carrillo. This is the hotel/area to be at if you’re seeking a calming trip.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Josephine de Ciutiis, Propietario at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach
Responded 6 Jan 2022
Thanks Bea for your good reviews. Has been a pleasure to having you in Hotel Leyenda, thanks for choosing us for your vacations and will be a pleasure if you visit us again in a short future . Kind regards
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Jose A wrote a review Dec 2021
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Incredible service. The restaurant is one of the best in the area. We tried 5 different dishes, all of them were amazing. Try the pizza! The amenities are great, and they have a trailer with a shower and bathroom that they park at the beach for guests (hotel is not that close to the beach but they have a shuttle service, the bathroom trailer, and beach beds for guest use at the beach). It was a great experience. Staff is really friendly and do their best to accomodate to your needs. We’ll definitely stay here next time we come to this area!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Josephine de Ciutiis, Propietario at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach
Responded 7 Jan 2022
Thank you so much Jose for your visit and for such lovely review, it makes us happy to know you enjoyed it that much! Hope you can come back again some time, pura vida!!
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Thomas wrote a review Jun 2021
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We have been visiting Hotel Leyenda for 5 years. It is always a very positive experience. The same staff has been there for several years and they always recognize us. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. They bring a trailer to the beach everyday which has a bathroom exclusively for hotel guests and they also bring beach lounges and set them up for you. The hotel is very clean with proper covid protocols. The breakfast menu has enough options for everyone. Having lunch or a snack or a fresh cup of coffee at the pool in the afternoon is wonderful.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Josephine de Ciutiis, Propietario at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach
Responded 23 Jun 2021
Thanks so much for your good reviews, has been a pleasure having you all as our guests and we hope to continue adding more visits of you in Hotel Leyenda. Thanks for your preference all these years, see you next time
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PRICE RANGE
US$140 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePuerto Carrillo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach?
Nearby attractions include Macaw Recovery Network (7.0 km), Playa Carrillo (3.0 km), and Samara Beach (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweeties By Celia, Don Ramiro, and Kimbute Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Leyenda Hotel & Restaurant Carillo Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.