We needed a cheap place as close to the national park as possible. Prats fits the bill as it is only 50 meters from the park entrance and 300 from the beach. Only a couple of parking spots in front of the hotel which was fine as we saw no other guests. Impression on arriving was of a very modest, rather run down guest house, a bit different from their website. Reception was reasonable although had we needed assistance it might have come up short. We were on the third floor, room six, which means a lot of narrow stairs to climb, the receptionist did not help us with our suitcases either going up or coming down. He did give us the basics though, where to eat, where to buy our entrance tickets. The room, despite being very basic was fine, clean sheets, towels, electric shower in a roomy box, a good air conditioner, not much lighting as the bulbs were burnt. Mattress was fine. There are plenty of spaces to retreat to and a swimming pool out back but we used none of these during our two day stay. No breakfast as this is served only in the high season. We saw the clerk again to hand in our key, and he was pleasant. In all, the basics, i. e., somewhere safe to sleep, which is what we wanted, so I can recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All our rooms come with air conditioning, private bath hot water cable TV, and refrigerator. Our mini studios have a full kitchen all rooms have a double bed and single some have a sofa bed and a beautiful pool. From September to March our restaurant is open. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Prats Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park