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La Mansion Inn

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P.O. Box 380, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Atenas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

A friend and I stayed at La Mansion Inn for 5 nights. I am a travel agent in Costa Rica, and I have stayed at many hotels in Manuel Antonio, and throughout Costa Rica; La Mansion Inn is definitely my favorite. The rooms are beautiful , very comfortable (which is rare in Costa Rica!), and they all have a view... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

The view was spectacular and the proximity to the beach was very good. I enjoyed the food and the service was very good. My room was spacious and comfortable. Everyone treated me very well and I would definitely go back!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

Where should I begin?? This trip to Costa Rica was made complete with the amazing time spent in Manuel Antonio and at the La Mansion Inn. The complete staff was just wonderful! Always attentive and willing to help! Always greeting you with a smile and a hello! The rooms and service was flawless. I will definitely be going back to... More 

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harrybodaan, owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I was getting a little depressed. This sounds more like the La Mansion I own and live in instead of three comments in a row promoting another hotel and an unknown restaurant. Harry Bodaan Owner More 

vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

me and my now wife loved it there so much we are going back for our honeymoon in october the staff was like our friends by the end of our stay we didnt want to leave. The food was some of the best i have ever had in any country i have ever been.I cant wait to be back in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

We stayed at La Mansion for 3 nights in May 2009. Upon arrival, there was no warm Costa Rican greeting like we received everywhere else. We felt like we were being judged right from the start. We decided to pick a more economy room, since we were splurging on the Arenal Nayara in the Arenal area. It was a VERY... More 

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harrybodaan, owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review

As owner, I find it very strange that the last three negative comments all promote the same hotel in Arenal and make mention of the same restaurant in Manuel Antonio which is virtually unknown. More 

Chicago, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

We were definitely spoiled by our previous nights in Arenal at the Hotel Nayara, which was THE most incredible hotel, but La Mansion was truly a disappointment. Check in was speedy, no warm greeting as with our previous hotels, but that is no deal breaker by any means. We were lucky enough to land the Presidentials suite, which has a... More 

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harrybodaan, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review

I would like to respond to the last two comments, which are actually focused on the same issue, from one disappointed couple who stayed with us from August 24 to August 29th. This hotel, while also being the source of my livelihood, is at the same time, my hobby. My employees are like family to me and I take great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

If we hadn't stayed at one of the finest hotels we've ever visited, the Arenal Nayara, prior to visiting La Mansion, we could have easily mistaken the missteps here as a forgivable cultural nuance. We never got a sense that there was an urgency to solve the issues we encountered or to anticipate the needs of the guests. We were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

A beautiful location and perhaps the best view in the area. The hotel is showing its age - 15 years. The Costa Rican staff is generally very courteous and helpful. However, there were some problems. After 15 years, the hotel still does not have either a sign on the main road or detailed directions on their web site. If you... More 

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harrybodaan, owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your response but I would like to give some facts: The La Mansion Inn opened in 2000... The West Wing opened in 2006... The East Wing will officially open on September 20, 2009... The parking lot is for 14 cars - Extra guarded parking is available outside the gate.. in case the parking lot is full. The free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

We wanted to relax, and we totally found it here. A few notes: 1. The hotel is very quiet. Great to relax. 2. The room decor is a bit on the 1800's European castle decor, definitely not modern and sleek, but quaint and comfortable. 3. I never saw no mosquitoes, scorpions or bugs anywhere near the hotel. 4. I learned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

My boyfriend and I bought a package deal for this hotel on LuxuryLink.com and absolutely loved it. We were upgraded to one of the nicest rooms available and the staff was extremely helpful. Only downside was that the bed wasn't very comfortable, but other than that it was perfect.

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