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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our family spent three days in this tiny and special hotel. We had a warm welcome and have been given an apartment that was freshly renovated with a brand new bath room. Our apartment had climatisation, TV, kitchen with a huge fridge, WiFi and hot water shower. Breakfast was good and well presented by the couple serving us in the...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great value place to stay. The rooms were very clean, despite being a little older. Beds comfy enough, A/C worked great! A breakfast of fresh fruit, toast, jam, delicious coffee and juice was brought to our little patio every morning. No hot shower (has an electric shower head that we were not going to try), but as I mentioned, it's...

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

Dear Jill, thank you very much for spending your time to review La Dolce Vita, and thank you for share your nice opinion to the other travellers. Your description is truth: La Dolce Vita is a little hotel but we try to give to our guest the best experience to enjoy the place. Pura Vida!

Salt Spring Island, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beach is absolutely amazing! You can walk for miles and see almost no one! We stayed on the second floor where there is one apartment with a view. The bed and pillows were super comfortable and breakfast was a welcome site in the mornings! The owners are in the middle of upgrading and they have great taste and skills!

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

Dear Cathy, thank you so much for your feedback. This was high appreciated, and we are happy you got nicest rest at La Dolce Vita, and we loved you enjoyed the breakfast... some fresh fruit is the best to start the day!

Penticton, Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The family that runs this place are really nice.We liked the location of this hotel as it was close enough to both Jaco and Manuel Antonio. The hotel is right on the beach and has a small pool as well. The apartment we stayed in was small, cute and clean. The air con, wifi and hot water worked well during...

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

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your opinion of La Dolce Vita with the other travellers. we are glad you enjoyed your experience here, and we appreciate you felt happy and satisfied even you were here during a mainteinance work. You got the same spirit that everyday let us able to welcome our guests in the best way possible, and...

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Emilio and Jasmin do a great job of making your stay pleasant at La Dolce Vita. The rooms are small but clean. Everything worked well including the wifi. The beach is steps away. It was very quiet in November. There was renovation work being done while we were there so they do maintain the facility.

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

Dear guest, thank you for spend your time and share your positive experience to the other guests. Renovations works are already finished, and we are looking forward to welcoming you again to discover the improvements done to the structure and the newest "superior rooms".

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hotel was nice and clean. It's so close to the beach it's amazing. You want to relax then go to La Dolce Vita.The area is great close to 2 restaurants with great food,a little market called SuperSol. People there are so nice they make you feel that your part of the community. We will go back again. It's easy...

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

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your opinion of La Dolce Vita. The hotel is little as the town of Esterillos Oeste, but here we offfer all the services needed to get a pure Costa rican experience, made by deep relax, amazing beach and nature, and why not some great dinners in the local restaurants!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have been told new mgt. so may have improved since our stay yrs. ago. It was not a pleaseant experince and understand they have made improvements to accomodations. It is a very small pool and the photos are deceiving.

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

Dear Friend, thanks for your review. As far as we understand you stayed at our hotel a few years ago. We are glad you found improvements to accomodation and we can guarantee you that every year we invest for the maintenance of the hotel, very difficult being the hotel on the beach a few meters from the salty and windy...

Reviewed 25 August 2016

We didn't know what to expect on our first stay and we were pleasantly surprised. Great location right on the beach. What a wonderful hotel - small but comfortable. Clean rooms with kitchenettes - breakfast included each day. Emilio and his wife were attentive and friendly. We've already booked our next stay. The only thing that would make this place...

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

Dear Rachel, theank you very very much for your review! you got a perfect view of the La Dolce Vita and of Esterillos too.. Thank you for your nice suggestion, any tips make us able to improve day by day to increase the experience of our guests. Pura Vida!

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Esterillos Oeste is a suuuuper small town so if I were to tell you the number one place to stay there, La Dolce Vita would probably be it. There is no ATM in town (to give you an idea of the scale) and in August there seem to be only two restaurants in operation, open only for dinner. However, since...

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

Dear Friend, many thanks for your fair review that, we are sure, many travellers will find very useful. It gives a real picture of Esterillos Oeste and of our hotel from the service point and we are proud you recommend La Dolce Vita hotel. We hope we'll have the chance to have you again soon as our guest and wish...

Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry to say, because the owners do their very best, but this place doesn't meet up the expectations of the price, $75. The bed wasn't proper, the sheets were not washed and there were hairs on the pillows and sheets. Also no hot water. Wouldn't recommend this place.

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for taking your time for a review of our hotel. We appreciate that you rate we do our best and we are sorry the hotel did not fulfill your expectations. We truly believe our employees can give the best experience ever to all our guests and when you arrived the staff was just cleaning the apartment,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: $97 - $127 (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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“Choose the second floor apartment if you want a view.”
 of 5 bubbles cathyt58, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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