We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Esencia Hotel & Villas
Nearby Hotels
Hotel Tropico Latino(Santa Teresa)
US$221
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotel Santa Teresa(Santa Teresa)(Great Value!)
US$95
US$84
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$234
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Atrapasuenos Dreamcatcher Hotel(Santa Teresa)(Great Value!)
US$77
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Beach Break Surf Hotel(Santa Teresa)(Great Value!)
US$45
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Florblanca Resort(Santa Teresa)
US$679
Travelocity
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Surf Vista Villas(Santa Teresa)(Great Value!)
US$158
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Casa MarBella(Santa Teresa)(Great Value!)
US$118
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotel Buenos Aires(Santa Teresa)(Great Value!)
US$78
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotels.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (136)
Filter reviews
136 results
Traveller rating
37
50
25
15
9
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
37
50
25
15
9
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslocal discofunny smellnice poolan oasisdirt roadshort walkgrocery storecabinbeachporchmonkeyspath
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
57 - 62 of 136 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2012

We reserved a Villa for two adults and two children. The one we got only had two beds: king and single. We asked for a solution to this issue and nobody on site couldn't resolve it. They had to e-mail the owner somewhere and the response speed was super slow. At the end we stayed in the same villa and managed to put the two boys in a single bed.

The Villas are nice, but one of the main reason we choose them was the kitchen (we wanted to cook), but there was a problem with the sink and the gas stove didn't work properly. Again to fix the issues we had to wait more than a day.

The gardens and pool are great. We knew they don't have restaurant but they don't even have a coffee bar with snacks for the morning breakfast which it is a given on sites with prices like this in this area.

Overall the location is great, the villa in nice, the pool and gardens great. But I felt they are expensive for what they offered.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank VaronX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2011

I have no ways to express the sadness that I felt when leaving the hotel, it is so full of great energy, the service impeccable, and the service, wow, I have been to many resorts in Costa Rica and the tico is known for its friendliness butt this place each employees makes sure that when you leave their presence u feel better. I will recommend it to any one who needs to lift up his spirit and renew straights.

Why the sadness? it is just that place where you wanna stay for ever!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank N0el
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 April 2011

This lodge is nicer than most in the area. It is only about a year old. The rooms are clean and up to date.There is some music that drifts up from the local disco at night. This was not a issue at our unit which was at the top of the hill. There is no parking at the units, but they allow you to drive up and drop your bags off before parking back at the office. The are a couple of nice restaurants within walking distance and the food and entertainment were pretty good. Overall, a nice, pleasant place to stay.

Room Tip: The rooms up the hill are quieter and smaller.
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank captjake77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2011

This place is lovely.

Nice grounds, basic but good room. Location, location, location. The kitchenette was funcitonnal and loved it

The grounds are nicely landscaped, but on slope. Take note if you do not facy walking up and down. We did not tought it was too much of a deal.

The only BIG drawback. We had the first unit next to the office close to the road. Accross the road is a 'Dance hall' (Read a disco) that pumps out loud music. It is BAD... we are early bird and this ruined it for us.

Would gladly return to Esencia, but on the condition that it is one of the unit halway uphill or further.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Pixiematic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 March 2011

My brother and I stayed in a room by the pool for 5 nights/6 days. We really enjoyed the trip, as it was extremely relaxing. The hotel is a very short walk from the beach (hard to find a hotel right on the beach in Sta Teresa). The hotel staff was very nice and helped us with transportation to and from Tambor Airport and with dinner reservations (which are typically not needed). We walked to restaurants every night (see my separate reviews for Kika, Alma, and Ginger). Our room was even nicer than we expected and loved the little porch. We felt like we received a very good value for our money.

  • Stayed: March 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank allie8183
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews