Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great hotel in NosaraPosted Jun 4, 2013
Fantastic property! Great accommodations, great food, quite during the rainy season. The only downside is the hotel isn't walking distance to the beach.
for Everyoneby Kyllie from San Jose, CA
L'acqua Viva - NosaraPosted Mar 19, 2013
Pros: Pool, very private, friendly staff.
Cons: we did have bugs in our hotel one night and had to go and get our room exchanged. I recommend bringing a bug-off diffuser if you leave the AC on.
Location: Most of Nosara is very rugged, unpaved roads and if you want to go to Samara the nearby town, just remember you need to cross a river ;)
This place was really quiet, but Nosara is a really quiet area. Less tourists than most places. The hotel was great but the receptionist didn't barely speak english. Luckily my friends spoke a bit of spanish, but I was completely useless. Other option is keep your iphone translator app handy....LOL Great service and very friendly staff, I would definitely recommend it. But tip here is to note that you have to get everything scheduled from town. Unlike other yoga retreat places, they don't have staff ready to handle massages and daily yoga. I'm really tough on hotels because I'm very picky, but this one gets a bad rap. Regardless property was beautiful and very private. The pool was awesome and the fruit drinks without alcohol was really cheap. The free breakfast was good too, just your standard eggs, toast, rice, and fruits. The lunches/dinners were good. Don't expect a four seasons or st regis style hotel with superb service though it's not that kind of place and you will definitely be disappointed.
for Everyoneby Daniel from Houston, TX, USA
any staff problems have been resolvedPosted Feb 17, 2013
Cons: The restaurant is beautiful. They need an additonal informal, small , fast, inexpensive cafe.
Location: REALLY out of the way. If you are big ciy or high stress, you will LOVE it.
As nice as it could get. I read the negative reviews and thought they were based on some personnel problems that were fixable. Indeed this was the case and they were clearly resolved. Staff was very responsive. Spa service excellent price and quality per wife, who used it several times. Our suite 205 was excellent and maybe the best - I recommend it. I did not use the hotel restaurant except for the free breakfast, and thought it was a bit expensive, but the rooms are well worth the price. There are many good places to eat very well and close by. The ambience is definitely world-class. Hollywood plans a movie in the area and star will stay there,if that is a hint about its quality. It may be time to develop a yoga program with big names from USA and India since Yoga is so big around there. A few Buddhist monks would fit in with that place really well (my wife is from Darjeeling). Suggest closer association with ancillary activities, like Miss Sky Canopy Tour, snorkel, wildlife (croc, monkey, iguana, bird, tropical fish, etc.), paddle-surf, deep sea fishing, etc.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Lovely relaxing resortPosted Dec 16, 2012 on Hotels.com
Beautiful Balinese style resort in Nosara. Rooms were big but ours was close to the road so traffic noise was an issue. The nicer rooms are away from the road and pool facing. Hotel is on the main road so easy to find and hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend and return.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Annapolis, Md
Very Tropical, quiet.Posted Mar 26, 2011
Our stay at L' acqua Viva was great. The room was clean and big (2 queen beds), we did not have the really expensive suite, though they looked to be super nice. The drive to the beach (Playa Guiones) and "downtown" took exactly 6 minutes, I would NOT suggest trying to walk. The hotel was basically deserted when we were there, maybe 2 - 3 other couples. All service, food was great. Bartenders made awesome cocktails. Servers, housekeeping and front desk were very polite. Hotel had guard at front gate, barbed wire around complex, safe. Best part were the howler monkeys that live on the property. Pools and landscaping were 2nd to none, overall architecture was a sight to see...Bamboo averywhere, very tropical. If hotel was crowded, parking could be an issue. You definately need a 4X4 to stay here if you want to get into town and hit the beach. Roads unpaved, dusty and buuummmmpy! Playa Guiones has eipc waves EVERY DAY!