Ratings based on 100 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Beaufort, SC.

Close to beach and many great towns!

Posted Oct 19, 2015
Pros: It was very quiet and the staff were super helpful
Cons: The stove was too small to accommodate the pots/pans provided. I would suggest a more comfortable bed as it was a bit stiff.
Location: Surf Mi is a short walk from hotel and has great food and service!
The staff there was excellent and was always willing to help in any way possible. The location was great and we were close driving distance to many great towns such as Jaco, Quepos, and of course Manuel Antonio. The town was also very nice and had stores and restaurants where we could relax after being out an about. The room itself was very nice, comfortable, and very clean.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 8, 2016 by Nick, Hotel Management
Hi Jeff, thank you for taking time to write for La Dolce Vita hotel. Thank you for suggest how to improve the kitchen of your room, any tips can help us to improve the experience of our guests, so is very welcome!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from boston

bad motel

Posted Sep 30, 2015
Pros: nothing
Cons: nothing
Location: awful road is no drivable
there is no paved road acces and can go nowhere no store or nothing near by
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 2, 2015 by Nick, Hotel Management
Oscar We are always sad when our guest are not satisfied of their stay, we always trying to do the best for you! The road is no paved, is true, but is less then 1km.. and is so beautiful reach La Dolce Vita and his beach by this white road...Near the hotel there are 3 restaurant and 2 stores!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from san francisco, cs

Right at the beach

Posted Sep 7, 2015
A perfect lil place to surf all day and watch the scarlet macaws! It's remote but there is a lovely little town and restaurant too! The hotel is exactly as you'd expect for the price and that's right up our alley
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 8, 2016 by Nick, Hotel Management
Dear Nurse, thank you for get the true impression of La Dolce Vita, and we looking forward to welcoming you again in Esterillos Oeste..
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Jersey

Live on the beach

Posted Aug 13, 2015
Pros: Close to the beach and pool. Quiet. Emilio was helpful in arranging transportation and getting information about day trips.
Cons: This is a basic, no-frills kind of hotel. For what it offers, it is good.
Location: This is on a surfing beach, so the waves are pretty choppy. We took day trips to Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker by bus. There are several restaurants.
This hotel is great if you want to be 50 yards from the waves! This budget hotel with kitchen is comfortable, in a beautiful setting, and right on the ocean. The little pool is relaxing after a day in the ocean or out on a excursion. We stayed 4 nights and had breakfast each day.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 8, 2016 by Nick, Hotel Management
Dear Janet, thank you very much for your feedback! Yes we are NO-FRILL hotel.. We offer the best stay and everyday we try to make our best to satisfy our guests..
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pittsburgh

Average small hotel right in the. Each

Posted Jul 17, 2015
This is a very small hotel 7 rooms right on the beach. It is a small village of about only 500 people. 10 miles past Jaco. Rooms have kitchen. There is a grocery store and 3 restaurants in this town it's a get away from everything with simplisty nothing fancy
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 17, 2015 by La Dolce Vita, Hotel Management
Dear Paul, thank you for spent time to give us a review.. We are a no frills hotel, located in a little town where you can feel the real spirit of Costa Rica.. Just 15 minutes from Jaco. Here you can relax, enjoy the nature and the beautiful beach of Esterillos Oeste, one of the longer and most beautiful in the world! Here you can walk through the the beach, discover the jungle, have fun by looking to scarlet macaws.. and escape from the hectic pace of the world!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by lorena from Toronto, Canada

Great hideaway

Posted May 19, 2015 on Hotels
We arrived at the hotel a few hrs before check-in but they let us use the room regardless, and they also let us check-out 3 hrs late without any charge. The 2 people at the front are super friendly and very helpful w anything you need. The room is fully equipped w a kitchen, sofa bed in the dining room, and the bedroom has a TV, AC, and double bed. The grounds are clean and pretty w flowers and a small pool for when you've had too much of the ocean. Great location also right on the beach so you can soak in the pool while looking at the ocean and listening to the waves. The included breakfast is simple w toast, fruits, juice and coffee but that was more than enough for us, and you have the option to add items at just a few bucks if you want. Stay here! We would go back again
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 18, 2015 by Steve, Hotel Management
Thank you Lorena, I really love your review.. Over the services including in the rate and structure of La Dolce Vita, we try to improve the experience of our guest by offering smiles and any tips needed. We accommodated you before the check in, and as the period allowed a late check out, we prefer to don't charge money to leave you a better remember of our friendliness...
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from London

Great apartment block in an outstanding location!

Posted May 17, 2015
Pros: The location!
Cons: Nothing, this place was pretty much perfect for relaxing!
This place truly is a little hidden gem. Set back 1km from the main highway in Costa Rica, down a dirt trodden track, you can almost be forgiven for thinking you were going to be staying in a hut! However, it couldn't be further from the truth. The apartments are set in a complex of 7 apartments. The apartments themselves are basic but clean and have everything that you need! The town itself is very quiet so if you like somewhere with a nightlife, this is not the place! There's a great little restaurant/bar nearby (Mi Surf Cafe or something like that) and a supermarket but other than that, there's not much else to see. However, it's the location that makes this place truly special. Set just 10 yards from a beautiful beach, you really couldn't be closer! There's also a nice little pool in the apartment complex itself, perfect for cooling off in. The owers of the hotel are very friendly and more than happy to give you information when asked.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 17, 2015 by La Dolce Vita, Hotel Management
Dear Will, thank you very much for your review. You were able to describe better of mine the spirit of La Dolce Vita and of the little town of Esterillos Oeste. We try eveyday to make feel our guest as at their home, with smiles and friendly services. I hope to have you again at La Dolce Vita..
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveler

Recomendado

Posted May 3, 2015 on Hotels
No buscábamos nada realmente lujoso,si no un lugsr donde pudiéramos pasarla bien, este lugar fue perfecto para eso!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 17, 2015 by Steve, Hotel Management
Gracias por su comentario y apreciar oferta de una la dulce vida. No es un hotel de lujo, pero tenemos todas las comodidades para nuestros clientes: aire acondicionado, Wi-Fi gratuita, TV vía satélite, cocina completa, ventilador de techo, piscina y un gran desayuno todos los días! Luego sumamos todos nuestros esfuerzos para proporcionar a nuestros huéspedes con una sonrisa!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveler

Très bien situé, directement sur la plage

Posted Apr 28, 2015 on Hotels
Salle de bain pas extra, mais situation exceptionnelle directement sur la plage. Confort de la chambre ok.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 17, 2015 by Steve, Hotel Management
Merci pour votre avis. nous apprécions votre commentaire positif et nous espérons vous voir bientôt.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto, Canada

Great hotel near beach

Posted Mar 31, 2015
Pros: I like proximity to beach.
Location: The beach is the big attraction for me there is also a store near by to buy drinks, snacks, etc. There is also a restaurant within walking distance.
Great hotel by the beach. Very modest but I didn't come to Costa Rica to stay in hotel room. Great pool to take a dip in to cool off. The beach is just steps away which makes his place amazing. The beach is gorgeous and you can walk for miles it seems. The staff are nice and make you feel welcomed. Would definitely recommend to friends.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 17, 2015 by La Dolce Vita, Hotel Management
Thank you Ryan. we felt as you really understood the spirit of Costa Rica. We try to make the best for our guests by offering the services included in our little and friendly hotel..