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La Gaviota Tropical

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75 meters north of the second entrance of Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa 5019 Costa Rica
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#1 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
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A beautifully appointed boutique guest house located on the beach. All rooms have ocean views. Only the Sol y Mar Suite is ocean front. Full breakfast included
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkeling
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Seating area
Telephone
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Quaint

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Full view
63Somewhat walkable
Grade: 63 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
211Reviews11Q+A56Room tips
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Julija T wrote a review 4 Jul
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked for 2 nights. The first evening discovered there was no hot water, informed the staff, but it was too late for them to act. Next morning had to remind them of the problem, they sent a repairman. After an hour i asked about the status and was promised the water will be there in 10 min. 3 hours later i come back to the room - nothing is fixed! I again have to go to the manager. He hasnt even followed up on the issue and hasnt informed me on the progress. Finally hot water was there around 3 pm on the second day of our stay. No discount, no appologies, no follow up from the staff.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Bette Grove, Owner at La Gaviota Tropical
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So sorry. I would like to hear more about your experience other than the hot water issue. Our building is usually immaculate. Let me know what needs to be tended to.
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Loren J wrote a review 2 Jul
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Incredibly warm friendly service with crashing ocean waves and exotic bird sounds on this impeccably clean, refreshing oceanside boutique hotel. A spectacular view from the rooftop pool , great restaurant with bar that sits beachside. The clientele came from up and down the beach and I met others from various parts of the world. Friendly, relaxing, refreshing. The staff was professional with a warm touch that made me feel like a long lost cherished member of the family.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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J M wrote a review Jun 2022
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If I could give this place ten stars, I would. This place was a godsend when I moved us from another hotel nearby that was awful. The staff are super helpful and friendly. The hotel is super clean, modern, and luxurious. We stayed in the Cowboy room with our kids and it was perfect. The rooftop pool is another piece of paradise and the service and food at the restaurant was top notch. The beach that this hotel is one is quiet and lovely. I highly recommend this place. We throughly enjoyed our stay here and will return.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Robert Pizarro, Dueño at La Gaviota Tropical
Responded 1 week ago
We love. Thank you very much always here to serve you. PURA VIDA
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CADaniel wrote a review May 2022
Tustin, California68 contributions19 helpful votes
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I rate La Gaviota Tropical as "Excellent" based on the Sol y Mar Suite which was well appointed with a large ocean-front balcony. The hotel is only five rooms and offers a high level of service. Particularly appreciated Luis who is pictured in the photos. The restaurant on the ground floor (Roberto's) was convenient, but average. I was somewhat surprised that the did not offer orange juice with breakfast which was included in the price. The suite was spacious and comfortable offering a wide range of amenities.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Pay the extra for the Mar y Sol suite directly facing the beach. Noise from restaurant below was...
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Response from Bette Grove, Owner at La Gaviota Tropical
Responded 15 May 2022
I am glad you enjoyed your visit and the Sol y Mar Suite. Luis delivers fantastic service. I will check into the orange juice issue at Roberto’s.
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roguedenise wrote a review May 2022
Portland, Oregon63 contributions30 helpful votes
Special Thanks for Jazmin, Steven and Luis! You we're amazingly welcome and made our stay very enjoyable. Room was comfy and the food was incredible. We loved sitting out and watching the incredible sunsets and thunderstorms. Ths place is truly special.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Bette Grove, Owner at La Gaviota Tropical
Responded 16 May 2022
Thank you! It is my happy place. It always feels good when someone else enjoys it, too.
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CalgaryMoMo wrote a review May 2022
Calgary40 contributions59 helpful votes
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My teenage son and I had a fabulous time staying at this hotel. From the fabulous restaurant to the well appointed rooms and rooftop pool, we felt so comfortable and welcomed by the kind and attentive staff. To Jasmine, Luis, Stephen, Azrugo (sorry, I know that’s not the right spelling!), the fabulous chefs and always smiling cleaning staff - thank you! We were blown away by the food and abundance of choices. The fish with garlic was so perfectly done. Nice to have so much choice for breakfast as well. Good coffee, comfortable beds, great cocktails, and wonderful beachfront location. Can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Robert Pizarro, Dueño at La Gaviota Tropical
Responded 5 May 2022
I love it, thank you very much for giving us such a nice opinion, it is a pleasure to serve you, we will wait for you. ( PURA VIDA COSTA RICA)
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Lance L wrote a review Mar 2022
Boulder Creek, California6 contributions
5 star without a doubt. Luis, Luis, Stephen, Blue, Jose, and Anthony all provided exceptional service and lots of conversation that made us feel right at home. Alvaro and Lucas in the kitchen KILLED IT! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. I feel terrible that I don't know the housekeeping staffs name but they were so thorough and friendly and kind. The room was so clean EVERYDAY. Finally, Jasmine, Betty, and Roberto all made us feel comfortable, welcome, and like family. An already late flight was delayed but both Jasmine and Roberto answered calls and made sure we were able to make it safely to the property close to midnight. Speaking of the property, it was clean, maintained and beautiful. The room was big, clean and so comfortable. Chairs, kayaks, boogie boards and towels were all provided and delicious drinks were brought to the beach! Fabulous stay! This place is a hidden gem without a doubt. Pura Vida! Oh....... and the sunsets!!!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Bette Grove, Owner at La Gaviota Tropical
Responded 1 Apr 2022
Thank you for recognizing our wonderful staff. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us as much as we enjoyed having you here. I hope you are considering your next visit. Pura Vida!
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yogiKelowna wrote a review Mar 2022
kelowna5 contributions
It was an absolute treat and privilege to spend six days at La Gaviota Tropical. Our room was delightfully decorated (the Guanacaste Room), and very comfortable. We loved the tastefully done, unique cowboy decorations adorning our room and our deck with its beautiful leather rocking chairs. Included in the room price were ‘order off the menu’ breakfasts, all very delicious. The beachfront property is absolutely lovely and immaculately kept. We enjoyed relaxing on our beach chairs on the beach directly in front of the property and loved that we could order drinks or food brought right to us! What luxury! The rooftop infinity pool and deck was a wonderful spot to watch the amazing sunsets of Playa Hermosa. We ate incredible meals at Roberto’s Restaurant several times. Our last night was Valentines Day and we splurged on the Surf and Turf – highly recommended. Roberto and Betty – you have hit the jackpot with your staff. The ‘Louis’s’ and treated us so well and your amazing gardener/handyman is doing an amazing job constructing a new garden/sitting area. We can’t wait to see the finished project.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Bette Grove, Owner at La Gaviota Tropical
Responded 1 Apr 2022
I so appreciate your compliments. It is our goal for you to have an amazing home away from home. The Luis’s are doing an incredible job of serving our guests. In fact, all of our staff are dedicated to service. I am so proud of the work they are doing. I am so happy you went to The Dawson Grove Memorial Garden. I am working hard with our gardeners to make it a peaceful spot. Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. I hope you will visit with us again.
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jim k wrote a review Feb 2022
Milwaukee, Wisconsin4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our 5th year of staying with Roberto & his team. Lodging is very nice and clean with a great location on the beach! Food is also excellent. Service from the team is exceptional from the cleaning staff, bartenders, chef's, wait staff. Jacki and I were treated like royalty. They also have a boat "Jazmin - II" and it's great for fishing and sunset cruises. Just loved everything about our stay and can't wait until next year!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Solymar room faces the beach!
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Response from Bette Grove, Owner at La Gaviota Tropical
Responded 21 Feb 2022
It was a pleasure to have you here. We all look forward to your next visit. You are both so kind to us and our staff. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.
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L Curtis wrote a review Jan 2022
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La Gaviota Tropical is a beautiful hotel! The ocean views and rooftop pool are amazing! The rooms were super clean as were the grounds, all kept by friendly staff who took pride in making our stay perfect. Roberto's restaurant was wonderful, with oceanfront dining and delicious food and drinks, also with super friendly staff. Everything we ordered was great! We also enjoyed the oceanfront rocking chairs, beach chairs, and beach towels that were provided, and various boat excursions that staff arranged for us. We would highly recommend a trip to Costs Rica with a stay at La Gaviota Tropical!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Bette Grove, Owner at La Gaviota Tropical
Responded 23 Jan 2022
I am so happy you had a wonderful experience staying with us. Hold onto those memories until you can come back again. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts.
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PRICE RANGE
US$186 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Hermosa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Gaviota Tropical
Which popular attractions are close to La Gaviota Tropical?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (0.2 km), Embassy Club de Artes (0.3 km), and Paw House Roasters (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Gaviota Tropical?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Gaviota Tropical?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at La Gaviota Tropical?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Gaviota Tropical?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Gaviota Tropical?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ginger Restaurant Bar, La Casita del Marisco, and Roberto's Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Gaviota Tropical?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is La Gaviota Tropical located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Playa Hermosa.
Does La Gaviota Tropical have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is La Gaviota Tropical accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.