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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 139, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights and if we could have left early we would have. The friendly staff is all it has going for it. The hotel is rundown and dirty and needs updates. Our toilet broke on the second night and was pouring water into the floor when you flushed and we told maintenance and no one ever... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your experience. We share all of these comments with the entire staff and have meetings to see what we could have done better. Obviously we will be trying to address the issues you had. I am really sorry, I hope the rest of your vacation went better and that you enjoyed your visit... More

gulfport, fl
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Groupon is how I found this hotel, thanks Groupon. We loved it. If you're looking for the lap of luxury, fancy soaps, built in blow dryers, a spa and the like, not your place. If you're looking for super clean (and really lovely with great views) rooms, great location, and really wonderful staff, you just found it. Add to that... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Many thanks, such a generous and kind review! I am always really pleased when people feel the priority is on service, as I do. I appreciate the great words about the employees and their genuine concern that you feel comfortable, know what you need to know, and get what you need! I always feel when traveling that it is the... More

San Clemente, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I felt very comfortable and were well taken care of at this quaint hotel. After our exciting day trips to Manuel Antonio, the beach and shopping, we greatly enjoyed meeting up with fellow guests, our new friends, for happy hour and dinner near the pool. Gilberto the bar tender/waiter/ "go to guy", was super attentive. Edward at... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. I am really glad you felt at home staying with us! My goal is that you feel at home, that you feel you have friends who will make your vacation what you want it to be, comfortable, stress free , relaxing and enjoyable. I think only people can do that, by showing a genuine... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a last minute trip to the beach on a weekend. For sone reason, GPS made us believe the hotel is located by the beach. So. It all started wrong when we arrived to an empty lot. After contacting the hotel by phone, we got the right address and managed to drive to the place. It is far from... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am really sorry that it was not clear that we are not at the beach. We are on a 3 acre lot that is in the jungle with an ocean view. I am sorry if somehow you got a different impression. I understand there is a GPS problem, that I will report to Google again, which might have made... More

Shrewsbury
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the hotel for a short break of 3 days with 2 children age 2 and 7. The hotel reception were very accommodating and after an initial problem with the key and a change of lock we had access to our room which had a wonderful view of rainforest and the pacific ocean. The pool was used extensively... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. It was a pleasure having you here and meeting you. I am glad you felt comfortable and well attended, Gilberto is a master! I guess you can see my priority in the way things work here. My goal is that you feel extremely comfortable and feel some real "pura vida", that you get to know... More

wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

staff were friendly, Gilberto was a great laugh very happy guy who made our stay very pleasurable. Edgar the receptionist and tour guide took us around the national park it was a great day, a perfect holiday, staff and hotel also the food and views were to die for :) we will be going back for sure. Emily and Jamie... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. Our goal is to make you part of our extended friends and "family". We want you to enjoy a relaxed, comfortable experience of what real Costa Rican life is like, it is about family, and family here is not necessarily blood relatives. I came here a long time ago, and I stayed because... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Drive up to hotel was crazy, try not to go at night and use your GPS. Otherwise, the hotel was nice. Room was beautiful and had a gorgeous view! Hotel had WiFi (intermittently) in front desk area, pool, and restaurant. Restaurant was delicious and had great drink specials. Hotel breakfast ok, not as large offering as at other places but... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us feedback. Very kind words! We hope when you think of Costa Rica that your thoughts are of warm smiling people who did their best to make an enjoyable vacation for you! That is our goal, always! We hope to see you again and wish you the best! More

Wilmington, Delaware
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful hotel with plenty to see and do. the hotel has a wonderful view from the common area, with excellent breakfast and dinner by the pool. The common area is nice, but there is not a lot protection from the elements. The same goes for the rooms facing the road. Other than that, I'd say that it's a good hotel... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am really glad you enjoyed your stay, Thanks on behalf of all of us who work to make your stay enjoyable! We hope your trip in Costa Rica was excellent and that you had a wonderful experience overall! Warm wishes and happy trails! More

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The rooms were lovely and well equipped and set among amazing lush forest where we were able to observe monkeys and birds.It was quiet at night so sleep was not disturbed and the staff were helpful and friendly. The service by the pool was also great. We were there June 13 and 14, 2014,

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your stay! We always hope that you take home a little "Pura Vida" that stays in your heart forever! Many thanks for your kind words and warm wishes from all of us here at Hotel California! More

Santa Barbara, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My stay at the Hotel California was quite a pleasant experience. The Hotel was old school with modern conveniences. The hotel might of been bit outdated but the service was great. Make sure to get your breakfast at the pool and enjoy the great service and hospitality you'll get from Viviana. One of the best assets of the hotel is... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay and I agree that Viviana and Gilberto are both great hosts and hostesses in the restaurant. I believe it is the people who make a hotel a place you want to visit and I am really happy that you had a great experience with the people here!... More

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Address: 200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 139, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
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Hotel California, Ocean View hotel !!! Great place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions. Located in beautiful Manuel Antonio with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean from our 12 Deluxe rooms and mountain view from our 15 Standard rooms.Our rooms are very comfortable & spacious with complete privacy, balcony, air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, hot water and mini- refrigerators.The hotel features a variety of services including honeymoon packages, surfing and sport fishing, canopy tours, Estuary Tours, White Water Rafting, Sailing Tours and can arrange for any other activities you might be looking for during your vacation in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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