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“ONLY reason to stay is if you have to!!!!!”
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Las Espuelas Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Liberia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“ONLY reason to stay is if you have to!!!!!”
Reviewed 26 March 2007

We booked this bc we had a flight the next day.

It is not near anything else. The place is in need of a serious facelift. The food for dinner was terrible. The highlight of the room was the TV and airconditioning.

The bed is like a bad cot. The pillows had lumps. We stayed under the sheet pretty much the whole time we were in the room bc we were fighting misquitos.

The pool area was not horrible and breakfast included.

If i had to do it over, i would stay at the other best western= only bc it is around other shops/restaurantaunts if you want to go out.

Also- cab ride to airport was 15 dollars american.

  • Liked — pool
  • Disliked — everything else
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2006

I'm hesitant to give this hotel a terrible review only because I fear there's nothing better in Liberia. We decided to stay at Las Espuelas after going to our initial accomodations of El Punto which was at the center of town next to a busy bus stop. Worried about safety, we decided to travel to Las Espuelas which was down the main road a couple of kilometers away from town. We were only staying in Liberia because we had a 7 am flight the next morning. The good part: The lady at the front desk was extremely helpful. She helped to cancel our reservation at El Punto and spoke English very well. She gave us a room close to the front desk and was helpful in trying to negotiate a rate (as we thought we may have to pay for the El Punto room as well). She arranged a wake up call and taxi, both of which were promt at 4 am in the morning. The bad: the hotel in general did not appear to be very clean, although it wasn't particularly dirty, just not a comfortable environment. All of the rooms are on the ground floor and open to the outdoors. Becaues you are on the ground floor-perfectly level with the ground, bugs were in the room, there was no good seal on the door to keep them out. The floor of the room was cement-again adding that dirty feel. The beds were hard as a rock, and there were 2 single beds instead of a King. The room did have a/c, but the bedside lights did not work. I was glad we were only going to be there for 12 hrs and as I didn't feel that our belongings were particularly safe, we spent most of those hours in the room. These were certainly basic accomodations, for which, in Costa Rica, I would expect to pay ~$25, but paid $60.

Recommendation-try the pastries/empanadas at the big grocery store at the intersection of the Interamericana and the road to the airport. Cheap and good dinner!

  • Stayed May 2006
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Reviewed 30 December 2005

We spent our first night here on arrival to Liberia early in Dec. 05. We were given a room in the back section of the complex (#39?), all rooms being in single storey rows. The double bed and ventilation there were both bad. In a unit nearby there was a loud TV that did not turn off til 5 or 6 am. It was a stuggle for a wink of sleep that night but lucky for us we did not have to get up early for anything. We departed in the afternoon.
We had already booked and pre-paid for a room there for our final night in the country before flying home from the Liberia airport. We were dreading the prospect of another overnight stay there. However, our second night there two weeks later turned out to be a comfortable experience.
A new woman was at the front desk who could speak good english and was very helpful. She gave us a room close to the office ( #6) w/king bed. The a/c worked perfectly. I must say that the restaurant served good food & big portions for a reasonable price and the staff there were always friendly. Usually one english-speaking man was on duty there.
Worth a chance -- you just might be lucky with this accommodation. There may be little better options in town to choose from ? Modestly designed but clean, well maintained.

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Kimberley, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2005

This hotel is nothing like a Best Western I have ever been in. This is why we chose to stay here on our last nite in Costa Rica. We ate at the hotel all day and the food was extremely mediocre. We had stomach cramps and diarrhea all nite. The air conditioning was central and was extremely noisy. When we asked the front desk person for a price for taxi to airport we were quoted $17 US. We knew this was too high so we stood on the highway in the intense heat and flagged down a taxi. We got a ride for 3,000 colones. Quite a difference. When we complained to front desk staff they were indifferent. The manager couldn't speak english. We were finally given a 10% discount. The room is very overpriced at $75 US. The pool is old and the service is substandard.

  • Stayed March 2005
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Property: Las Espuelas Hotel
Address: S. of Liberia on Int'l Highway 2 km, Liberia 50101, Costa Rica (Formerly BEST WESTERN Las Espuelas)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Liberia
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Liberia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Las Espuelas Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Best Western Las Espuelas Hotel Liberia
Best Western Liberia
Liberia Best Western
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Las Espuelas Hotel Costa Rica/Liberia

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