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Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I agree with most of the five star reviews but have a few small items that prevent me from giving a five. I booked direct with the resort and had no troubles, they arranged our transfer from Quepos air strip. Arrival- WOW. Resort is beautiful and the staff are terrific. We loved meeting all the managers, guest service employees etc.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We were SO disappointed in our room, I can't tell you. This is a 5-star property and yet, our room was small and dumpy -- frumpy is more like it. I don't know what they can do about the small rooms (I've traveled all over the world and all over Costa Rica and my room here was by far, the... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear bOnnieb00p, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review on Tripadvisor as well as answering our follow up letter from the hotel directly. We are so sorry to hear that the size of your room negatively influenced the otherwise stellar experience that you had. We are currently in the process of doing a... More 

pa.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Beautiful accommodations. The people were amazing. They were sooo nice and incredibly accommodating. Still being American, I wanted to see the Academy Awards and just like that, they made a TV appear in the bar area so we could watch with our friends. There were TVs in the bedroom, but we wanted to watch with others. Enough about the tv,... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This hotel is amazing. You are treated like royalty as you are ferried up and down to the beach in the golf buggy by a lovely smiley bellboys. The location is superb with stunning views over the beach and national park while being surrounded with animal and bird filled forest. The virtually private beach has an excellent bar restaurant and... More 

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Canterbury, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

After several days travelling around Cost Rica we arrived at the final stop of our holiday. Before we could see the hotel we were taken by golf cart up to the reception area. We were soon to learn that golf carts were the normal way to travel around as the restaurant for breakfast and dinner was elevated from some of... More 

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montreal
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Nice location above one of the best beaches in Costa Rica but falls short of 5 star ranking. Lack of stairs means you have to use the golf carts to go to the beach, otherwise you have to share the narrow concrete road with the carts which is unpleasant. The 2 pools are tiny, oddly located and too tepid to... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Anachonist, thank you for taking the time and review our hotel. We agree that a does of reality is always good in Tripadvisor reviews and we value all constructive feedback. Often, guests have different perceptions and expectations and react very differently to similar situations due to cultural differences. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our... More 

Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Arenas del Mar is a beautiful resort. My husband and I stayed a week in a superior ocean view suite 603A. It had beautiful views and rooms (bedroom and living area, two bathrooms), a very comfortable bed, great bedding, large balcony with a sitting area and an outdoor lounge, and an outdoor tub (I filled it with water, we used... More 

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Cambridge, New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Our first trip to Arenas Del Mar was in 2011 and it was wonderful so when Costa Rican Vacations suggested it for our final stop on a three destinations trip we said yes. We are glad that we did but it could have been different! In 2011 we had a great room with a spacious, wrap around balcony. It was... More 

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Keller, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

wow!!!!!! I don't even know where to start. well, that's not true it's the people that make this beautiful place. Laura, Elaine, Ariel, Pual, and of course Brandon were awesome!!!! We felt more like family than guest. From the food, service, our amazing room was more than we could have imagined. The staff made it so much fun for us.... More 

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New York City, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
31 hotel reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I would give this property five stars if certain changes were made. We stayed here three nights. The property itself is beautiful. Golf carts are necessary to get around but the drivers all carry walkie talkies so when you request a ride you get one within minutes. The drivers were the friendliest employees (Ariel, Paul, Rodvin, Wilber, Brandon, Sergio and... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Umich3, Greetings from sunny Manuel Antonio. We would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your experience. We love to receive such a great combination of praise and constructive criticism as it helps us get better and provide the best possible experience for future guests. We really appreciate that you... More 

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