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Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa

3 stars
Santa Teresa de CobanoSanta TeresaPuntarenasCosta Rica, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Good3.9 / 5
  • Great location near beach. Nice pool. Close to good restaurantsMar 6, 2016
  • Amazing rooms and staff. definetly worth upgrading to a casita.Dec 12, 2015
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Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $85
  • Villa
  • Standard Room, Pool View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 19 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Also known as

  • Esencia Hotel
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Santa Teresa
  • Esencia Villas
  • Esencia Villas Santa Teresa
  • Hotel Esencia
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
  • Esencia Hotel And Villas
  • Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CRC 8000 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 2993 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 25000 per vehicle (one way)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 19
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
More
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa’s small print

Also known as

  • Esencia Hotel
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Santa Teresa
  • Esencia Villas
  • Esencia Villas Santa Teresa
  • Hotel Esencia
  • Esencia Hotel & Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
  • Esencia Hotel And Villas
  • Esencia Hotel Santa Teresa

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CRC 8000 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 2993 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 25000 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Good 3.9 /5 from 34 reviews

Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
Good3.0 / 5
Great hotel in a very relaxed town....
Beautiful hotel in Santa Theresa, Costa Rica near the beach. It was located at the end of the town, quieter but still very close to the bars, restaurants, and all the action. Very clean and well maintained hotel. It was a bit of a hike up the path to get to the second floor hotel part, all stairs and no elevator. There was separate, individual units along the way to hotel that were very nice and easy to get to. I had no problems and the staff were very helpful and friendly. I will most definitely stay here again. Santa Theresa was a wonderful, lay back, friendly, easy going, no worries kinda a town. The trip to get there from Montezuma was amazing and the road was quite an adventure (hilly and parts were a dirt with lots of bumps), but that added to the fun for me. You can rent awesome ATV's or a bike to get around, but I preferred walking most places, especially on the beach, you could walk for miles. Gorgeous sunsets you don't want to miss.
3 night trip
Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Large Comfy Villas
Make sure you print out your online booking. The girl at the desk had no record despite email correspondence. The villa we stayed in had a full kitchen, large bed, air conditioning, porch and hammock. The beach is across the street and down a short path. There is a surf shop across the street for convenient rental.. $10/day. My only complaints were the ants in the room (excusable seeing as how it is the jungle) and the pounding of the all night disco across the street. This didn't seem to bother my girlfriend but I lost some sleep. Otherwise, I would highly recommend Escencia. It was our nicest stay in Costa Rica!! Also, there are monkeys around! We spotted one in the palm above our villa. You will hear the howlers in the morning and see them in the trees from the pool area.
3 night romance trip
Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Awesome place for my family!
We had a fabulous time here. My family and I stayed in a villa. Surf breaks right across the street! Hotel staff was great! Marta made our trip there really awesome, she was so sweet and it was nice to have friendly faces working. The pool was kept clean and my 2yr old loved it because there was a kiddie part, only a couple feet deep. A super bonus that I didnt realize we would need, since this was the first place we stayed, was a clothes line so you can easily hang your clothes out to dry like swim suits and rash guards... Anyways we super enjoyed our stay at escencia. We'll be back and invite others!
5 night family trip
Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
Good3.0 / 5
Overall satisfied
This is a nice, clean, quiet, well-maintained place to stay. I've traveled a lot through Lat Am and it is one of the better rural-area hotels. We stayed in a cabin, w/ spotty internet, a very large bed, two small beds, closet, full bath, mini-fridge, sink, blender, toaster, and basic dishes. The grounds are lovely but smells heavily of chemicals d/t all of the ants on the grounds. Howler monkeys parade by every day between 3-4:30pm. You are a two minute walk to the beach. You are a 5 minute walk from several restaurants/small grocery store.
6 night trip
Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa
Poor1.0 / 5
Terrible customer service
It is a nice place poorly managed, we did not have a good stay thanks to their lack of customer service. First thing that went wrong is we didnt get what we paid for, we paid for a Villa and we got a Room way in the back of the property on a hill and then on a second floor, I took the time to complain about it but the reception was already closed, the guard who was very nice Luis took his cell phone and called the manager (he was never around), he said he was sorry but Hotels.com made a mistake ... weird ... then he said he would give me $17 dollars back, which I didnt really wanted, I wanted the room I reserved, then as a super customer service approach he offered a free breakfast, they served a poor Cornflakes cereal and toasts. I told him that every time I book thru hotels.com they are very careful to accommodate me in a place children safe, he's answer was that he had to be nice to other clients and close the gate so that I wouldnt make noice with my car and wake people up ... didnt really understood his answer ... I was not only complaining about how far away the room was I was also complaining about the dangerous stairs, balcony and scorpion on the room. After dinner I had to wake up my son and make him walk sleepy about half a mile from the parking lot to the room, I think guests would have prefered my car than my crying son, up many stairs and trail to get to the room, I dont find that good customer care. Staff other than Irving the manager (who is terrible) was ok.
1 night family trip

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Esencia Hotel & Villas, Santa Teresa

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