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Hotel Playa Espadilla

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 metros antes de la entrada al Parque Nacional, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot! Five minutes from Manuel Antonia national park ( which is by the way beautiful). Lovely rooms, good size and very clean. Good air on which is needed as it was sweltering! Very good restaurant and the staff really friendly and helpful. Very enjoyable three days and would have been happy to stay longer! Lovely!!

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Milena C, Front Office Manager at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Hello Kate B. We are highly grateful for your comments. Also hope there is a next visit. We are here to serve you! Pura vida More

Portland, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can almost see the beach if you stretch your imagination. Although there are several hotels on the hill with views of the beach, most of them require a long walk or ride down. This hotel is steps away from the Parque Nacional Manuel and the beach. It really comes in handy if you are visiting the park since you... More

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Milena C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Dear Jeck, Thanks, it is very kind to give us your review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you had a nice vacation in Hotel Playa Espadilla . Best regards, Milena More

Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Playa Espadilla in October 2013 and would highly recommend it to anyone. The hotel is within walking distance of both Manuel Antonio National Park (took us about 5 minutes) and the public beach, Playa Espadilla, which was a huge selling point for us since we did not rent a car. The room was... More

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Milena C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Hello Metzsmith! Thank you very much for your comments on our place specially the Puerto Escondido Restaurant. Makes us look forward and improve even more. We hope you can visit us another time, Pura Vida! More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Hotel Playa Espadilla was a lovely small hotel in Manuel Antonio. The rooms were very clean and the staff were very hispitable. Its about 400m from the national park but away from the main drag of the town so it's peaceful. the pool was a welcomed additin as the beach was so busy and touristy, the wondeful barstaff keep you... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

First, the location is fantastic - you can walk back and forth from beautiful Manuel Antonio Beach in about five minutes. We requested an upstairs room with vaulted ceiling based on other reviewers' recommendation -- it did seem more spacious. Electricity was off when we arrived and we had a few short "outages." Our room was near the parking lot... More

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Milena C, Front Office Manager at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Hello Snowsnowgirl, Sorry your trip coincided with the group of riders who stayed on the property for one day. We are always in greater willingness to help. As is the case of a change of room or talk to motorcyclists not to turn on their bikes after hours. Regarding the key, it is correct that it is only one; but... More

Lincolnshire, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Perfect Location. Far enough away from the main drag so there is no noise/disturbance. yet only 5 min stroll to the beach or the entrance to the park. Our room was large, spotlessly clean with plenty of towels and very efficient air conditioning. The bar did some great meal and there were always plenty of staff about. We ate one... More

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Sparta, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great place to stay in Manuel Antonio. You can walk to the National Park and enjoy the day on the private beaches there. The hotel is also within walking distance of many restaurants and the public beach. If you'd like to go into town the public bus system can take you or the hotel will call a taxi for you... More

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Family run for decasdes. Cabinas are not for me but an option for a group or if you want a small kitchen. The hotel is on the other side of the road and is seperate. Great locatgion if the park or the beach i syour thing. Very close to both. Off the main road enough so you don't get the... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The staff is super friendly. There are mini kitchens in each room which came in handy. It's a block from the entrance to the national park and a two blocks from the beach. Great location. Its a good deal for the price. The breakfast was great the first two days, by the third we were tired of the same flavor,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Surprised to see such a nice hotel right next to the National Park and beach yet tucked away off the main road in a quiet area next to its own little jungle. The King rooms are very large and come with an extra bed in a separate alcove. I think they have only 16 rooms here but they own another... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Playa Espadilla

Also Known As:
Playa Espadilla Hotel
Hotel Playa Espadilla Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Address: 300 metros antes de la entrada al Parque Nacional, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa Espadilla 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located within a 2 minute walk from the main entrance of the majestic National Park of Manuel Antonio. Hotel Playa Espadilla offers well equipped and cozy rooms, in the best Costa Rican atmosphere. The hotel`s own Biological Reserve is a special area for those who enjoy to hike and get in contact with nature. Costa Rican owned and runned. ... more   less 
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