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Hotel El Manglar

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Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a standard room and it was perfect, We were able to fit all of our surf boards. We did not want an AC room and we had plenty of fans! The staff was extremely helpful and we even surfed with them one night! So amazing! The rooms were clean and perfect! I would go back 100 times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the absolute best time at the Manglar! Just a minute away from a beautiful, quiet beach. Perfect to surf, swim, or just relax. The hotel has everything you might wish for. A pool, slackline, ping pong table, basketball court, fully equipped kitchen area and much more. The rooms are really nice and clean. I loved the atmosphere, everyone... More 

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Greenfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

El Manglar has various types of rooms to fit your needs and price range. There are hostel rooms, standard rooms, villas, and even an apartment for larger groups. I stayed in a standard room which had all the basics: full bathroom, mini fridge, comfortable bed, fans. There is a communal outdoor kitchen that has all the things you need to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The location is right on the beach and the villa rooms are well designed with great amenities including outdoor barbecues surrounding an inviting and refreshing pool. The vibe is young, friendly and casual. There are places to store or rent a board and there is a great cafe right next door.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We have a baby so it is very difficult for us to get out of town. When we made the reservation to come here for a weeding we where very excited! Unfortunately is was not was we where expecting. THIS IS A HOSTEL NOT A HOTEL! Let me start by telling you when we got to the hotel there was... More 

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel El Manglar, responded to this review
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Estimada huesped, Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de escribir la opinion! Entiendo su molestia de que se le aplicaran los... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a few short nights... It is half hostel and half hotel so don't expect anything too fancy. I enjoyed my stay as it was very relaxing... Loved the pool! They keep it very clean. The kitchen was out doors so be careful of the birds who like go steal your food!! Lol the beach is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

El Manglar is an amazing place to stay! The spot is really well placed! The location gives you the chance to live right by the beach and to enjoy the most delightful sunset. Whether you are with friends or family, the area offers you some relaxing spot.The entire property is beautiful; very clean and very well kept. They have easily... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Our family of 5 (2 Adults and 3 kids under 7) stayed here for 3 nights and loved it! We were originally booked in for 2 and extended it by 1 night. We stayed in the apartment that had a King size bed in a loft, separate bedroom with a double and a single bed, small kitchen and seating area... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I want to preface this review by saying we were told upon arrival that all 3 owners were in the US on a snowboarding trip during our 10 day stay. Perhaps, our experience might have been altered if they would have been present. However, they were not and I think it's important to be honest about our stay there given... More 

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Estimada Familia Welty, Soy Federico de Mezerville uno de los dueños y gerentes del lugar! Les agradezco muchísimo su visita... More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I stayed here one night last week. It is a nice cross between a hostel and a hotel. Super clean and helpful staff. Not a party scene and away from the noise of Tamarindo. the staff was super helpful. Nicer than any of the hostels in Tamarindo. A quick walk to the beach Playa Grande and it is always deserted.... More 

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