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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Bartosortiz Los Angeles, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here and the location is perfect. You see monkeys everywhere on your walk to the beach and having the park entrance was close but not too close to the national park. The staff was helpful and friendly. The room is basic but beach friendly. I would stay here if on a budget, but would recommend... More

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Evansville, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

One direction from the hotel is the National Park, the other direction is the beach...both walking distances. Saw lots of monkeys on the way to the beach. Besides the great location, the food was wonderful. The bar/restaurant staff are so kind, going out of their way to please. . Besides the wonderful food here, the bar/restaurant staff was very friendly... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Pleasantly surprised. Our hotel was located 5 minutes walk from the gates of Manuel Antonio NP, was comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The restaurant was especially nice in it's outdoor setting and the grounds were immaculate. The rooms are a bit smaller but ample enough, the bathroom is tight with older fixtures, all very serviceable. The AC though was a bit... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Manuel Antonio is worth the visit because of the National Park, and this hotel is located just a very short walk away from the park entrance. Staff was very helpful and nice. The pool is somewhat small if you like to swim a little bit, but is fine in the end. Restaurant is great... the food was very good and... More

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Madrid, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Strengths: - located at 3 minutes walk from the national park, beach and restaurants/shops. - Huge king size bed - Air conditioning - Fridge in the room for your own use - Breakfast buffet when busy but a la carte otherwise. - Happy hour on cocktails/beers (4 to 7) at the bar pool - Staff very friendly and professional -... More

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Fremont, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

There was no hot water so couldn't shower . After complaining to the staff we got to go to the sister hotel to shower down the street ! We complained 3 times about no hot water and was given excuses and no solution. We had to ask if there was anywhere we could shower and finally was told we could... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I recently stayed here with a group of 70ish people from my school. We really enjoyed it. The rooms were basic but sufficient - we had everything we needed and slept well. We didn't stay in rooms long anyway. My students loved the pools. I did not enjoy how warm they were, honestly. When it's hot out, I want a... More

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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Excellent location very close to the park. Good overall comfort with A/C. Good buffet breakfast. We chose this hotel because of its location that can be beaten, the car stays at the car park and everything can be done on foot, from visiting the park to go to the beach or restaurants at night. The only downside is that everything... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Hotel Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio – 4.5 out of 5 This beach is a fun place to be – the surf may be dangerous (beware rips) but the sunsets are to die for and there’s a really cool atmosphere at the edge of the national park. Hotel Playa Espadilla is set just far enough back from the lively beach front... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed here 5 nights in April, The room was basic clean with a comfortable bed, fridge & coffee making facility, outside our room was conservatory type furniture (Sofa & 2 chairs) lovely to sit out on in the evening enjoying a nice chilled beer. The hotel & pool was set in lovely tranquil ground's with the sound of trickling... More

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

Hello Tracey and thanks for your the great description in your review. The charge for the towel is to safe resources for our environmental program. All the best! More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa Espadilla 3*
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Also Known As:
Playa Espadilla Hotel
Hotel Playa Espadilla Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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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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