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Hotel California

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200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay here was fun. The property is nice. We had issues with our A/c so they upgraded our room. Great view from the balcony. I cannot say enough good things about the staff! Edgar greeted us at check in and helped to arrange our tours. Christian helped us at the bar when we first arrived. .turns out he is... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good mid price option. Nice rooms, excellent sea views and breakfast included. Restaurant is a little disappointing. Bit of a walk from the main road where you can get the bus to Manuel Antonio / beach / park. Steep hill and poorly lit at night but that's why the prices are reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is comfortable, but not fancy. We had a nice time and the staff was really friendly. The only bad thing was finding the hotel, as it is located in a small street our gps couldn't find. Once we were there, the view and the accommodation made it worth.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the hotel is perfect, at the end of a little road away from the main street. We booked the deluxe ocean view room, no the 4 th floor. The views are pretty spectacular. The room comes with ac, flatscreen tv, and a queen sized bed. Below the room one can see the pool and restaurant, and behind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We so enjoyed our time at hotel California. We had a lovely view of the ocean from the balcony of our second floor room, breakfast was great, and the staff was super friendly. The hotel also went above and beyond when we accidentally left passports in the safe in the room (rookie mistake) and didn't realize it until we had... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had a great time, and better yet that we could get your passports to you in a quick manner so you could keep things simple! Many thanks for the thoughtful review, on behalf of all the staff here at Hotel California! More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Perfect for us, we wanted to relax. Super nice rooms with view of the Pacific and the red sunsets. Great value, good food, super relaxing atmosphere. Best if you have a rental car, although the hotel also has transport connections with local cabs.

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review, when I bought the place 16 years ago, I wanted a relaxing place, end of the road, lots of animals and plants, glad to hear that you enjoy the place as I do! Best wishes always and many thanks from the entire staff at Hotel California! More 

El Jobo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The hotel has an interesting architecture, kind of art deco. The towering rooms overlook the pool below, and the view is of much value. The facility is surrounded by a smaller tropical rainforest. Special for travelers looking for a quiet hotel, no cars, no fumes, buses, motorbikes driving by. Excellent food, cheap prices and a nice open air restaurant with... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! I like to think that we are both comfortable and away from the street, although the road is a little ugly, for me, the two blocks difference in road noise and fumes is well worth it, since I live here! On behalf of the entire staff, man thanks for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was my second fly/drive package to Costa Rica, we traveled from La Fortuna to Monteverde to Manual Antonio. We were originally supposed to stay at Hotel Plaza Yara, but our reservation fell through - what a lucky break! Because we had a car, Hotel California was a perfect location away from the busy road, if we were relying on... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are always very happy when we met our goal to make your vacation special. We enjoy going out of our way to make sure you feel comfortable in the area with all the information you need and hopefully all the comforts of home! On behalf of everyone who works here, thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Hotel California was an exceptional stay, We even got an upgrade for which we did not pay!! Basil does not work here, and neither does Manuel, Visit the National Park and you will do very well. The only thing that was lacking for the price we paid, Was the selection at breakfast, and the food which was laid. The staff... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and thoughtful review, we really appreciate it very much! We hope we will see you again soon and that your vacation was memorable and left a lasting impression of Costa Rican hospitality! More 

Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was at the hotel with my wife, it's really great, clean, excellent care, we just needed a little more signs to locate. When you get there though, pleasant surprise, the hotel is hidden among trees and gorgeous garden. The ocean view is great, spacious rooms and excellent breakfast. Just very good overall.

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, I appreciate your kind words , as do all the staff at the hotel. We work hard to make you feel comfortable and at home! Hope we will see you again and that you left Costa Rica with a favorable impression of Costa Rican hospitality! More 

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