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Esencia Hotel & Villas
Ranked #25 of 27 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights and really loved the villa, it was spacious and very well kept. I, however,had a problem with the aroma therapy scent in our villa. It was overpowering. We found the scent sticks and put them on the deck which helped a lot. There is also a disco across the street that threw a big party the first night we were there. The music was very loud, the noise from the people was loud and it went until 3:00 am. The second night was quiet but the 3rd night the disco was hopping again but only went until midnight. There was also a lot of street noise.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Esencia is a very nice and beautifull place, equipied with all the comfort elements you could expect, including a nice staff doing a good job...So what could justify such a por notation? La buya, my friend..., it means the noise in spanish. If you haven't remarked, the hotel is situated in front of the only discoteca in Santa Teresa. And in case of the disco is closed, the restaurants around produce their own sound with partys all nights, and in case of restaurants would be closed too, the front road is ran by hundreds of quad and motorcycles pilots all providing incredibly noisy nights and days.
To be honest, the bungalows situated in the highs of the parcell look way more peacefull, but we stayed 6 nights on second rank cabinias and it was just hell...

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my family spent ten days at this lovely place. We are a family of four with two kids,3 and 6 years old. We stayed in a villa and it was clean with enough room for all of us. The kitchen was okey not perfect since it missed out of enough supplies like pots and turner.
The pool was perfect! We loved the surroundings! The garden and poolarea are daily taken well care of! Great and friendly staff. The hotel is near the beach, restaurants and shops. We warmly recommend this hotel!!!!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
Thank Indianen77
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The villas very nice inside, spacious with private balcony. However, power outlets didn't work for one night, but fixed the next day. The bed sheets were stained, and the bathroom floors were full of dirt after the housekeepers cleaned. Also the housekeepers didn't knock before entering for both mornings we were there. Not very satisfied overall.

Stayed: February 2017
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Stayed here a few nights before moving to the beach. Cabanas are sweet! Small kitchen, decent sized bath, super comfortable bed, nice little porch, and a hammock in front. Located near the center of Santa Teresa across from one of the main beach accesses and a few blocks from the grocery store. Very functional. Outdoor showers to rinse off the sand and road dust with a nice pool. New concessionaire at the pool bar shows real promise, one of the best margaritas anywhere!

Room Tip: Stay closer to the pool, it's across the street from a popular disco.
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Esencia Hotel & Villas

Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range: $114 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esencia Hotel & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Santa Teresa-Mal Pais Beach, one of the most virgin and beautiful regions! Endless miles of soft, white sand beach perfect for swimming and surfing. The hotel offers ten marvelous, independent and private villas. All villas have their own terrace with garden view, bathroom, hot water and safety box. Other exquisite elements are the teak chairs, the furniture and the deck of the villa made out of precious woods. ... more   less 
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