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“Overprice very basic motel” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Pacifico Lunada
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 SE Catholic Church, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Overprice very basic motel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The hotel is overpriced compare to what it can offer. This is a small, quiet place without any luxuries. They don't speak much English, so it is difficult for non-Spanish speaking people to communicate with them. The room has decent size, clean, but very basic, the air inside is not fresh. The air conditioner is very very loud. We opted to tour it off and endure the heat. The pictures displayed are very deceptive, the pool is like a pond, very small, and water is not clear. The staff tried hard to meet what we requested, that's appreciated, but the place can only offer that, not pleasant.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

No parking area at all, rooms downstairs have flooding issues, AC is extremely loud,breakfats included is really small, Female owner was extremely rude, staff offered us a discount which they decline at the last day of our stay, wont stay here ever again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Input, though small and with no real parking area, the place seems quiet and family without many luxuries, we can say that the rooms are clean and spacious, all good until you try to use the air conditioning, it sounds so strong that rest is really threatened, or die of heat or noise. The pool looks like a pond, and a few cans of zing serve as a fence in the back. The food, while small, is rich, but the price is not at all competitive and good, continental breakfast included understood literally two toast and a cup of coffee, so. The lady is friendly, but does not waste time to highlight their knowledge of the German language and its rejection of "gringos". The overall price is not competitive and quality is really must. Not recommended at all...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

In a nutshell, this is a clean very basic hotel room. This Hotel is on the top of the hill above the park and beaches, it is not perched on the hillside either like many hotels but slightly off the main road making this a quiet hotel to sleep at. The breakfast the hotel serves in the morning is the typical local breakfast consisting of toast, oj, coffee, jam, butter, eggs, and pinto Gaiio and fresh fruit. The staff here are very helpfull and lovely people to have around. If you stay here, it is a good bang for your buck.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

We stayed at this hotel with our group.
It is very far away from the beach (you have to take a 15 minutes bus ride).
The female owner was very rude when I asked why she was handing out all the more unattractive dark rooms in the basement to our group while the nicer ones were still vacant. She stuck with it and didn't give us the nicer rooms which I think is very inappropriate.
On top of it she spoke very pore English.
We had to pay an extra 15 dollars for air conditioning and had only cold water for most of our stay.

Also the very tiny breakfast was overpriced at a cost of 7 dollars - if you really decide to stay at this place there are nice restaurants and a supermarket along the road that goes down to the beach.

I would really not recommend this place - nowhere else on our Costa Rica trip I have met a person as rude and unfriendly as the female owner of this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

...but, it is now in not so great condition. For one, bathtubs would not drain in none of the rooms our group was using. Hot water was intermittent, and sewage odour lingered in the rooms that were located on the lower level. In my own room, a part of the window glass was missing, so it was impossible to control either the temperature or the insect population. My linen was stained, and I actually slept with a towel over my pillowcase. I wanted to reuse my towels and let them dry on a rack, yet I would find them folded in towel animals on my bed.
I would have gladly overlooked all of this and not even written this review had it not been for a highly arbitrary pricing structure that the owner of the property was practicing at all times and her unkind, unwelcoming demeanor.
Nowhere could we find pricing for food/drinks, laundry services etc. I'm surprised to find out that some previous guests had breakfast included -- we had to pay $7 USD for pancakes OR eggs plus two slivers of pineapple and ONE half-full cup of weak coffee.
I consider it my responsibility to caution travelers considering this property for their next vacation.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

I think you could either enjoy this place! stayed here 3 nights
The rooms are great. Had refresching pool with confortable lounge chairs. Breakfast every day is different and it's free. Had delicious rice and beans, a typical breakfast. The coffee is the best! The location is perfect, you can visit Qeupos and Manuel Antonio.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Pacifico Lunada

Address: 100 SE Catholic Church, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 48 Hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pacifico Lunada 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Pacifico Lunada Hotel Quepos
Hotel Pacifico Lunada Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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