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Reviewed 21 April 2013

First time to Costa Rica and didn't know the area, found this place online and decided to try it. The price was right and close enough to state park. Like the other reviews stated Ya it could use some improvements but other than that it was an ideal spot and the manager and staff were so kind and caring. I...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your review, that we alI like for being very clear and helpful in describng this wonderful location and place. Yes, it cost a lot to mantain an hotel on the beach, a few yards from the ocean and a lot have to be done every year. This summer we made a lot of works: boosted the...

Qualicum Beach, Canada
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Enjoyed our stay at this quaint lovely spot in Esterios. Staff awesome and welcoming. Units are clean and location is the best if you like peace and quiet. Wonderful restaurants in town to feed us local grub.Returning for our 4th year to this gem in the rough. Mike and Kathy(Canuckle Heads)

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

Dear Mike and Kathy, Many thanks for your nice review. Your words are gold for us and will further incentivate our commitment toward our guests, the hotel and the Esterillos Oeste community. You know our effort, works and investment to keep at its best this wonderful place on the beach, facing the shore. We look forward to having again, next...

Pomona, California
Reviewed 22 March 2013

I really enjoyed this spot. The staff was good and the owner really helped me with anything I needed. It's not a new building but things are well maintained and you can get a good deal -- especially if you book for multiple nights. It's only a few steps from the beach so you can lay in bed and listen...

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your positive comment about La Dolce Vita hotel. Your words and tips are very useful and I remeber very well all the good ideas you shared about new services to offer, for helping our clients to enjoy Esterillos Oeste and the hotel. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope we'll have the chance...

Prescott, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2013

My original booking for La Dolce Vita was for 10 days. After that, I extended twice to make my time at the beach into a full month. That, in summary, says it all, and is my endorsement. This small hotel is situated in an authentic village setting, surrounded by jungle-like trees, foliage and flowers, and yet within exactly 30 seconds...

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Montreal
Reviewed 23 February 2013

The owner Stefano and the kind Tican couple who take care of the small hotel were very friendly and helpful. The town is 20 mins away from the bustling and commercial Jaco and it is the exact opposite--at least for the weekdays that we were there. The room is actually a small apartment with some nice touches---bedspreads and light fixtures...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your nice words and the kindness you showed during your stay here, at La Dolce Vita in Esterillos Oeste. We got your suggestion about the bed of your room and have already made the replacement. Emilio, Jasmine and I have good memories of you and you will always be very welcomed. Hope to see you soon....

Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 February 2013

To be honest when we arrived we both were very unsure of this place. we were immediately given our room (3). A small open patio/porch that leads into the kitchenette area with a refrigerator, 2 burner stove, sink, coffee pot and kitchen supplies and a futone bed. Table and chairs outside on the patio. A small entry into the bathroom...

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

Dear Guest, We wish to thank you for the honest review and for your words, that make us engage for working harder in order to make our guests happy. La Dolce Vita is just on the beach, less than 100 meters from the ocean. Therefore it is very hard and expensive to mantain the structure; keeping in the mean time...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 February 2013

I loved this place for its special position on the beach, first line to the waves of the ocean. For its good breakfast, the tiny and clean swimming pool, the warm welcome of the staff. Wifi was very good, as well as satellite television, room climatization confortable, the bed confortable. Price was excellent and I think Esterillos Oeste is a...

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy you enjoied La Dolce Vita and Esterillos Oeste. For the management and the staff is a pleasure to read the satisfaction of our customers; your review is an incentive to keep working to make our guests happy. We hope you will be again our guest...

London, Canada
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...

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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

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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...

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Eureka, California
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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $85 - $134 (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 would recommend top floor ocean view room... hopefully it is slated for a renovation soon!!”
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“Choose the second floor apartment if you want a view.”
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“I love being close to the ocean for the incredible ocean breeze.”
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.”
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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