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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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  • 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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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Shrewsbury
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Santa Barbara, California
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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

Waupun, Wisconsin
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel California. It is super important to get a room with an ocean view. Majority do not. Our neatest surprise during our stay was getting to have breakfast with the white-faced monkeys. It only happened one of the 3 mornings here. We watched them swing tree to tree looking for and eating mangoes right next... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am really sorry you had a problem with the water pressure. I will look into the possibility of beefing up the delivery system. I am glad you had some great visitors for breakfast, the wildlife here is amazing, that is why I live here beside the hotel! The road is not ideal, but we are 200 meters away from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stayed here w a tour group and found excellent clean rooms. Great hotel service too. Very attentive. Pretty dang close to town and the beach but I could lounge here all day. The best part is the pool, views and bar! Ask for Gilberto - sir can mix a cocktail!

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments. I agree that Gilberto is a great bartender! Glad you had a great time and I wish you the best on all your travels. More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I stayed here during a round trip of Costa Rica. The rooms were lovely and clean, good air con and comfy beds. I also had the best cocktails (seriously,the best) ,made by Gilberto, the gorgeous bar man. The pool is hot and the service is excellent. I would reccomend staying here as it is in the middle of both towns,... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am really glad you enjoyed your stay here! I am so happy to pass on the great comments to all the employees here, they love to hear good feedback about their work. I wish you the best in all your travels, have a wonderful day! 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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