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Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 May 2009

We reserved an ocean suite for our anniversary. When we arrived, the service did not match the price point. There was such a long line at the valet, we self-parked. No one offered to help us with our bags as we walked up, nor did they get the doors, etc. Seems picky, but when you are paying a premium, these are the services that should accompany the experience. Our room seemed lovely when we first walked in. UNTIL-the bellman told us not to open our window. When we did-we saw the employee parking lot, dumpster, etc. Then, when we walked out onto our patio, we were right on top of the parking lot. As we sat there, an employee drove up hanging out in his car (4 feet from us) finishing his smoke-not such a private patio experience. Then, the whole weekend, we never had a server offer us a drink poolside. We had to go up to the bar. We had to wait for poolside chairs because so many locals who are not staying at the hotel are there hanging out using the pool. They have no way of telling who is a guest and who is not. So, people walk up from the beach and use the amenities. Again, fine if you are charging $100/night, but not in this case. We were never able to sit on a chair on the beach because there is no cabana service and randoms from the beach use the 10 beach chairs they have. This is all too bad, because the hotel is in a good spot with interesting and beautiful decor. They need a new hotel manager, a serious overhaul on service, and need to figure out how to balance the local use vs. guest use.

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Reviewed 27 May 2009

I stayed here in connection with a wedding, and had a great time. The rooms were clean and modern, the washroom was fantastic, the staff were very friendly and very helpful. The pool area had comfortable chairs, was right on the beach, had a bar, there is a dj on Friday nights, a hot tub and of course a pool. The room was a little expensive for me, but it was worth it. I would stay here next time if ever in Vero again.

I didn't eat at the hotel restaurant and therefore can't comment on it.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2009

This small hotel offers anything a luxury hotel needs to have. Friendly and helpful staff, Comfortable and spacious rooms, a great restaurant and spa and a nice and peaceful pool area and private beach. But there is more to this hotel. It feels like a private and discrete beach cabana. When sitting on your balcony you feel as if you could touch the sea. The few minutes I had to watch the sun go down and go up the next morning felt as relaxing as a long weekend break. The hotel is owned by Gloria Estefan. The restaurant is Cuban inspired, very well done. I had a great Cuban French Toast in the morning.
Regrettably I only stayed 1 night at this hotel, but it is definitely on my list to return to in the future.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 May 2009

The combination of great location, a gorgeous room, fabulous restaurant and wonderful staff made this truly the Perfect Getaway. The attention to detail in the rooms starts with your first step onto the cool, soothing marble floor, continues through the fantastic circular marble double shower and the beautiful wooden walls & furniture. Curling up by the pool on the comfy wicker lounges for two reached perfection when sipping the best mojito ever -- especially during the daily happy hour when drinks are half price!! The Cubano sandwich and Lobster cobb salad are not to be missed at Oriente, the hotel's marvelous Cuban restaurant. Presentations were terrific and the food was outstanding. Add to this a beautiful beach with miles of easy walking and you get the Perfect Getaway. Only warning: make sure to ask for a room away from the pool to get away from the hip nightly musical scene (unless that's your bag!).

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2009

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 April 2009

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Reviewed 16 April 2009

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1956
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Region: United States > Florida > Vero Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Vero Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Vero Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Vero Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Vero Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Vero Beach
Price Range: £157 - £382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This oceanfront resort is set alongside miles of pristine Florida golden sand beaches. The skilled staff stand ready to inspire and pamper, providing harmony and soul to every interaction. Gloria and Emilio Estefan's personal taste is evident throughout this Florida beachfront resort and is beautifully obvious everywhere you look. ... more   less 
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