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Very relaxing environment with great hospitality.

I was very happy over all. Not a fancy place, but comfy and good vibe. Felt like home.

You can’t beat this location! It’s right on the beach and there’s a wave to surf there. It has a nice little pool too that my son loved. The rooms are clean and comfortable. It is an older building but it’s maintained. The staff is friendly. There’s a continental breakfast (toast, jelly, fruit, coffee and orange juice) included. It’s a few hours drive from San Jose airport so it makes a nice stop. There’s a few resident iguanas on the property and I have seen a flock of scarlet macaws come into the almond trees at dusk. We would definitely stay again!

Fantastic place to stay. The staff/owners are very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast is simple, but very good. The kitchens in the rooms are very functional and useful.

Good: pool, kitchen, in front of the beach, close Herradura and Jacó.

Based on reviews, ratings and pictures, we were ready for La Dolce Vita. Once you get off the main road, you're treated to about a 1 km ride that makes moon craters look smooth. The rooms are small clean, but in need of repairs and general maintenance. The pros are the wifi, TV and fridge, which froze everything we put in it. The cons are that you're next door to a dump for debris from the beach; the AC struggled to cool just the tiny bedroom; tiny and large ants and roaches were in the kitchen (we sprayed DEET around the bedroom door in hopes of keeping them out); the continental breakfast consisted of 'tropical fruit' - a banana, 2 pieces of very dry toast, a small glass of a Tang-like drink and a cup of coffee; the swimming pool was like an oversized jacuzzi; the beach was okay, but nothing special; and when we checked out, they tried to charge us for the room again after we had paid an exhorbitant price. Three young French backpackers arrived at the same time as we did, and left 15 minutes later. You have to leave the area to get anything, nothing nearby or onsite. This place might be okay for surfers, but I would not recommend it to anyone. Worst and most expensive place we stayed in Costa Rica.

50m from Calle Supersol, near El Vago Esterillos Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Hotel La Dolce Vita places you next to Esterillos Beach and within a 10-minute drive of Hermosa Beach. This 7-room hotel has an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

The 7 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and patios, and there's space to spread out with a separate bedroom and living rooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Guests of Hotel La Dolce Vita enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Standard Apartment, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Apartment, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 1

Panoramic Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel La Dolce Vita

Everyone (2) Couples (3) Family (1)
5
Partner Couples

Very relaxing environment with great hospitality.

By on Dec 11, 2021

5
Partner Couples

I was very happy over all. Not a fancy place, but comfy and good vibe. Felt like home.

By , from San Diego on Mar 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2020

Dear Bryan, thank you for your feedback. Glad you appreciated the spirit of us, we want all our guests feel like home.

4
Family

You can’t beat this location! It’s right on the beach and there’s a wave to surf there. It has a nice little pool too that my son loved. The rooms are clean and comfortable. It is an older building but it’s maintained. The staff is friendly. There’s a continental breakfast (toast, jelly, fruit, coffee and orange juice) included. It’s a few hours drive from San Jose airport so it makes a nice stop. There’s a few resident iguanas on the property and I have seen a flock of scarlet macaws come into the almond trees at dusk. We would definitely stay again!

By , from Ocean City NJ on Feb 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2020

Glad to receive such great feedback! Our efforts are paid from your satisfaction.

5
Everyone

Fantastic place to stay. The staff/owners are very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast is simple, but very good. The kitchens in the rooms are very functional and useful.

By on Oct 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 29, 2019

Dear guest, thank you for your feedback. Glad to deserve such kind of comments.

4

nice tiny hotel in front of the beach.

Everyone

Good: pool, kitchen, in front of the beach, close Herradura and Jacó.

By on Apr 25, 2017

Review comment responded on May 4, 2017

Dear guest,, thank you for spend your time to review La Dolce Vita! We hope to have you soon at Esterillos Oeste. The staff

1

great expectations, tremendous disappointment

Couples

Based on reviews, ratings and pictures, we were ready for La Dolce Vita. Once you get off the main road, you're treated to about a 1 km ride that makes moon craters look smooth. The rooms are small clean, but in need of repairs and general maintenance. The pros are the wifi, TV and fridge, which froze everything we put in it. The cons are that you're next door to a dump for debris from the beach; the AC struggled to cool just the tiny bedroom; tiny and large ants and roaches were in the kitchen (we sprayed DEET around the bedroom door in hopes of keeping them out); the continental breakfast consisted of 'tropical fruit' - a banana, 2 pieces of very dry toast, a small glass of a Tang-like drink and a cup of coffee; the swimming pool was like an oversized jacuzzi; the beach was okay, but nothing special; and when we checked out, they tried to charge us for the room again after we had paid an exhorbitant price. Three young French backpackers arrived at the same time as we did, and left 15 minutes later. You have to leave the area to get anything, nothing nearby or onsite. This place might be okay for surfers, but I would not recommend it to anyone. Worst and most expensive place we stayed in Costa Rica.

By on Aug 23, 2013

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