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Hotel Condovac la Costa
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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Walnut Creek, California
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“Great stay at Condovac la Costa”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I recently stayed at the Condovac la Costa in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Though not the 5 star hotel I am used in the US, it was a great place to stay while visiting Costa Rica. Clean, good service and a small, but nice pool area. The best part of the resort the employees. They are so sweet and helpful. We loved Josette & Lewis!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Condovac L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Condovac la Costa, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
We really appreciate your review, it is very important for us.
We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay.
Hope you visit us again soon.
Best regards.
Club y Hotel Condovac La Costa
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed for a week at the end of September and had a wonderful time. The place was much nicer than we expected (I note that some of the other reviews are not that good). The place was clean and perfectly equipped considering this is not a hotel room but rather a Condo which people occupy by the week. Our week was very nice - the vacationers are mostly Costa Rican and the atmosphere is quite family - don't go here if you are expecting a club scene and want to go out clubbing every night. Perfect for folks who want to do tours/pool/beach by day (they have an infinity pool with a fantastic ocean view) and have a quiet dinner at home or at the restaurant at night and then sit on the balcony of the condo to sip wine and enjoy the ocean view and the sound of the waves.

I would definitely go again and recommend Condovac to my friends.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Condovac L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Condovac la Costa, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Your review is very important for us, we really appreciate it.
We hope you visit us again soon.
Best regards.
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Liberia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

El servicio de parte del personal es excelente, la comida muy rica, así como los tragos.
Las habitaciones aunque cuidadas, se ven anticuadas, los pisos desgastados por el paso de los años.
Ofrece internet wifi, pero la señal es mala desde la habitación. Es necesario salir y levantar el gatget al cielo para captar algo y poder revisar el correo o navegar.

The service from the staff is excellent, the food is delicious and the drinks. The rooms although maintained, are outdated, floors faded by the years.
Offers free wifi, but the signal is bad from the room. You need to get out and lift the gatget the sky to capture something and be able to check your mail or browse.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Condovac L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Condovac la Costa, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
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Agradecemos su comentario. Siempre estamos buscando la manera de mejorar nuestros servicios. Esperamos que nos visite pronto. Saludos cordiales.
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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Our condo was very nice with a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was very good. Due to our vacation being during the green season (off season for Costa Rica), the resort was under renovation so many activities and restaurants weren't available but the staff did a nice job trying to mix up the food menu in the main restaurant. Our vacation was made by tour guide Herson Segura who has rights at the resort and it's beach area. Herson can be contacted at herson03@yahoo.com to make excursion plans. He truly was awesome and we are so thankful the Condovac la Costa allows him to help their guests while staying at the resort. The resort is built on a steep hill, which made walking to the main attraction patio or the beach quite a work out but they do have shuttles every 10 minutes to assist. RCI does not recommend the resort for elderly or handicapped people; however, my elderly mother was with us and they resort accommodated her needs very well as did Herson. She had a wonderful time too!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Condovac L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Condovac la Costa, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Condovac.

We're always looking forward to improving our services, so we really appreciate your review.

Best regards,
Condovac La Costa
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Charlotte, NC, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

RCI should be ashamed that they maintain this hotel in their inventory. RCI traders also receive only the rooms with No, and I do mean NO view. Our room had a view of a low income housing development and it's parking lot. If you see positive reviews here they have to be from local travelers who have not experienced US style resorts. Cost us $3500 to book the remaining 6 nights elsewhere...but could not waste a once in a lifetime trip at this dump.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

My husband and I travelled to Costa Rica for our anniversary in September 2013. We stayed at Hotel Condovac and it was ALRIGHT. The room service was great, people were VERY friendly, food was good, restaurant/bar service was slow, and the rooms were very out dated. That being said, we wouldn't stay there again, but we did meet an AMAZING tour guide while staying in this resort! His name is Herson and he made us forget how terrible our resort was! He brought us on a few tours, which were all fantastic. Every venue he brought us to had great staff who were extremely friendly. Herson is so easy going and would do anything for you. We felt like we weren't just tourists to him, but friends! While doing a day trip, he would stop between venues to show us the littlest (but greatest) things! Such as picking guava right from the trees! I recommend Herson over ANY tour guides or companies not just because he's a great guy, but also because he does private tours and his prices beat everyone out there. He also does airport service, which is also better priced than anyone else. Contact him prior to your trip down there to set up a time for him to pick you up from the airport! He also took our resort neighbours out on many tours and they absolutely loved him as well!! Please feel free to contact Herson for any questions you may have! herson03@yahoo.com

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

i just came from my vacation last Sunday (10/13/13). This time i went to Costa Rica with my friend and decided to save a little. Last time (09/01/13), I went to Riu Guanacaste and had a very good experience.
I have to say that I would not recommend this hotel for older folks because of it location (on a hill) and someone who expects to see a lot of entertaining places close to it.
One way to solve the latter is to book some tours through Mardigi Tours at the lobby. They are kind of expensive but are probably more private than those organized by operators at Riu Guanacaste. We also had a snorkeling tour organized by a guy on the beach. It was okay.
Renting a car was the right decision. We got some freedom that we would not have otherwise.
If you use the hotel as a base to travel to other places in Costa Rica, there should not be any significant issues with this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Condovac la Costa
Address: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Condovac la Costa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 107
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