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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come here at least twice a year and i cant complain at all. Nice rooms including breakfast, awesome pool, near carrillo and Samara and many other beaches around. I come with my dog and its awesome. I definitely recomend the place and Maria and the guys are just awesome hosts too! Love it!

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

El Sueno Tropical is a wonderful time. We have been here three times this summer because both Jose and Maria are very welcoming and fun to be with. The grounds are beautiful, landscaped jungle. The restaurant and bar are rustic , good food is provided. The pool is refreshing, with a child's pool full of toys. This the only hotel... More 

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We we’re a group of people staying 2 nights in june. In total we stayed in three different rooms. Check in we’re fast and easy and we we’re shown to our rooms. All 3 rooms we’re simple but spacious. Let’s start of with the pros, ---------------------------------- The hotel has a nice big parking (free), close to the rooms. You do... More 

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Thank Kenth_Nasstrom
JosefromCostaRica, General Manager at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola kenth thanks for the lengthy review, and i do appreciate it, both the pro and the cons, that`s how we learn how we are seen. regardig the cons, it is very hard to keep up a hotel in this climate, but we try to air the rooms and give them a thorough cleaning between guests. i will be personally... More 

Miramar, Florida
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

El Sueno Tropical Hotel is a nice and quaint property owned by very nice people who are very hospitable. Breakfast was very good. I'm not a cat person at all so the property having a bunch of cats wasn't the greatest thing for me but my girls enjoyed them. The reasoning for the 3 stars is because the room was... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Some places you just stay at and sleep. Not here! The service provided by Jose and Maria - and the hotel itself - make staying at El Sueno Tropical a fantastic experience. I stayed here for about a week to complete my stay in Costa Rica before heading back to the States. I was looking for somewhere that was quiet... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Having spend around a week and a half here I got to know the place pretty well and I must say, Im at a lack of words when trying to describe how much I enjoyed my time here. The location is great and very beautiful with a conveniently short trip to a gorgeous beach. The food at El Sueno was... More 

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JosefromCostaRica, General Manager at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola erik you and your mom are beautiful people, and i look forward to visit you at home soon More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Nice restaurant, very nice and friendly staff, very god cocktails! We were a bit unhappy with our room as we were expecting a better one. They proposed us to change it the day after but in the end we stayed as we felt comfortable. It needs updating for sure. You need car to go to the beach but it really... More 

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JosefromCostaRica, General Manager at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola zoe i want to apologize again for the reservation mixup, but i am glad that we were able to make you happy in the end More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I have no words for the short 2 nights we spent here other than "I wish it could have been longer". Everyone there was truly amazing. That's goes for the staff as well as the guests. I left there knowing that we will returning and that I just made a whole lot of new friends. José, you are a true... More 

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JosefromCostaRica, Propietario at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

Hola A so sorry you stayed such a short time, it was a pleasure to have you guys here, and I hope the rest of your trip was uneventful I will look forward to your next visit. jose and maria More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We just spent 2 unexpected nights at the el Sueno tropical with a 3 and 4 year old. Jose was a true pleasure to spend our evenings with, we felt welcomed and instantly like family. Maria was amazing, especially with the kids.. taking the time to make mini boat crafts with my son poolside so I could do a bit... More 

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JosefromCostaRica, Propietario at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola K, we were the ones pleasantly surprised by you, A and the kids, so beautiful and well behaved (well, the kids anyway....) seriously, you guys were fantastic, and i hope we see you real soon, if not, I will be a Sourpuss, and will Blame Betty for everything jose and maria More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Food,rooms amenities all excellent. Kindness,amability,exc breakfast(french toasts are delicious!) if you are looking a perfect place to enjoy your days at Playa Carrillo you should visit Sueño Tropical 100% recommended!. info@elsuenotropical.com

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JosefromCostaRica, Propietario at El Sueno Tropical, responded to this review

hola dave glad you liked the hotel, and we enjoyed having you here, hope you come back and do some more work, maybe full time? cheers, jose and maria More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Sueno Tropical is a small 16 rooms resort set in 3 acres of tropical gardens. There are 4 buildings that house 4 units per building. There are 8 standard rooms, 4 deluxe rooms and 4 two bedrooms apartments. There is a freeform Italian tiled pool with a small wading pool. El Sueno Tropical has a 40 seat open air restaurant featuring American, Italian and Tico fare along with the best pizza in the area. Adjoining the restaurant is the Gator in the Jungle bar serving your favorite libations along with the freshest tropical fruit drinks you will find anywhere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Sueno Tropical

Address: Playa Carrillo | Guanacaste, Playa Carrillo 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range: $76 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sueno Tropical 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“There are one bedroom apartments, studios/mini-kitchens, single rooms. Original artwork. All large, comfortable with outdoor dining.”
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