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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Next to Manuel Antonio National Park Entrance | Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bay Area, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First impression is that you're in a really nice place. Give it a few hours, and you'll feel differently. Room had great A/C, safe and beds. Rooms were fairly clean, but very dark. There is a patio where at times you'll see monkeys in the trees. But the lot behind the hotel where the trees are is kind of a... More

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Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
48 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a few steps from the Park. Nice and clean rooms, comfortable beds, nice bathroom, etc. The "business center" is two computers in a breezeway that gets no breezes and if you stay more than five minutes, you will be sweating. Be sure you go to the top floor for the view---and pool. Really nice. We actually saw a couple... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You couldn't beat the location into the Park. The rooms were nice. Food was okay - not great. The tile floors in the outside halls were extremely slippery and our daughter fell and hit her back and head while it was raining. The staff was friendly and the views were great. Wifi worked great on the top floor but everywhere... More

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SanBada C, General Manager at Hotel San Bada, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We want to sincerely apologize that you could not experience what we always try to strive with our guests, memorable and remarkable vacations. As we noticed from your review we guess that you stayed with us during rainy season, we do have partial rainy days, Manuel Antonio is located in the tropical rainforest, which maintains a green lush... More

Schofield
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This mustard colored hotel is HARD to miss. It is right next to the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. It is in a very congested area, but has a gated entrance. The location alone earns this hotel 5 stars. The room was spacious and quite clean. Please understand this hotel is located right in a rainforest. The monkeys remind... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is at one of the top locations in Manuel Antonio, but certainly doesn't make the best use of it. The view from all the upper rooms (3-6th floors) vary from good to extraordinary, and each room has a balcony where you can spend a morning watching monkeys and birds. However, the balcony furniture is a bit like torture... More

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Menton, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel appears to be one of best in the area. Even so, its a bit tired. Rooms are basic but fine though and they look out directly on to the national park, the entrance of which is directly outside the hotel entrance. The pool is nice with a fast slide. The restaurant is sweaty for breakfast, and just doesn't look... More

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SanBada C, General Manager at Hotel San Bada, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear that you could not experience what we always strive to achieve at Hotel San Bada! First of all, thank you for pointing out that you found that the hotel location was very convenient, right next door to the park, and in walking distance to the beautiful beach, and also, our beautiful family pool... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed two night at this hotel. It had the ideal location to going into Manuel Antonio and the beach near Manuel Antonio. The entrance to the hotel is right next to the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. The entrance is gated and attended by a security guard. The surrounding area is filled with tourist but it is not... More

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SanBada C, Director General at Hotel San Bada, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank you very much for your time and for posting your recent experience at our Hotel! We are glad that you experienced what San Bada is all about! Perfect location few steps to the main entrance to the National Park, close walking distance to the beach, free, 24hrs secured and spacious parking, quiet and relaxing atmosphere, spacious rooms... More

Wyoming
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an interesting ride in a luxury bus we discovered this place is well located to the national park of Manuel Antonio town, they received us with a happy hour on the top floor. Staff was very attentive they started to bring umbrellas when the rain started. Beds were comfortable and shower room was big. We didn't have the luck... More

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Bay Area, CA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the rooftop views and pool. Very nice room. Terrible safe, completely hard to figure out. Also there is a strange smell to the rooms, someone else made the same comment. No coffee maker, but nice breakfast and very nice staff in a depressing breakfast room, way too dingy and dark. Breakfast would be amazing on the rooftop! Hot tub... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! Where do I begin!? First and foremost, the hotel is perfectly located right next to the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park and is within 5-10 minutes walking distance of the beach; shops; and restaurants. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a cold towel and delicious fruity drink. Breakfast and wifi are both free, with the former being absolutely... More

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Address: Next to Manuel Antonio National Park Entrance | Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel San Bada 3.5*
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#6 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park #9 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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Hotel San Bada brand new Hotel located right next to Manuel Antonio National Park entrance, and a few steps to Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica.Rooms with National Park jungle and ocean view balconies. Discover the wildlife from your balcony and listen to the ocean. The biggest pool in the area with water slide, waterfalls and a pool bar. A private pool for adults at the terrace, with ocean and jungle view, perfect sunset spot! Our amenities:-Restaurant-Access to the public beach-Pool bar-Power generator in case of electricity shortout-Elevator-Biggest pool-Kids pool-Adults pool with ocean view-Snack Bar-WiFi-Free spacious parking, no driving needed once you are at the resort, everything is in walking distance. ... more   less 
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