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Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   50 Mtr Sur de Si Como No, Manuel Antonio National Park 94-6350, Costa Rica   |  
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Somerset, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Amazing hidden oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We (thankfully) stumbled on the Falls by word of mouth and BOY, were we pleased. The owner Scott does an incredible job of keeping this garden oasis picture perfect. From the moment we arrived, Joanna was very accommodating to our needs by providing us with the perfect room. We shared the 3 bedroom apartment, which was awesome. It was like our own little hideaway. It never even felt like a hotel! As soon as we settled in, Ricardo and Scott had us sample some appetizers and drinks. Rarely do you see the owner of establishments mingling with the guests and going out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. We saw Scott all the time and he was always incredibly engaging. Ricardo is such a hard worker- I don't think he ever sat still. From serving food, to bartending, to cleaning the dining room- he is such an asset. We dined in the restaurant for dinner and the complimentary breakfast. I have never seen a complimentary breakfast quite like this one- we all left feeling completely stuffed and satisfied. Beyond the service though, was the sheer beauty of this property. We felt like we were in another world. We went swimming in the up-lit pool at night and were completely relaxed. There was a little bar crowd that night too so it added some fun to the mix. Just walking around you can see a million plants and trees along with the jungle inhabitants like lizards and frogs. I am so grateful that we stumbled upon the Falls. It was such a unique property that set the tone for an amazing trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We spent 4 nights at The Falls and we loved every moment of it! Positioned on the mountain just a short bus ride to the National Park we found thr gardens very tranquil we didn't worry about not having sea views.

The pool is small but very relaxing, just near the bar and surrounding by lush rsinforest gardens and plenty of wildlife. We were fortunate enough to see monkeys snd lizards in the hotel grounds -even a little porcupine tuvked up in the rafters of our balcony on the morning we had to leave.

The room was huge (we had one of the larger rooms up the stairs which go up from the restaurant) with lovely decor and was always bery clean. Air con, fan, mozzy net - we slept perfectly each night.

Big thanks to the staff who were fantastic, oh and do yourself a favour and get one of the in house massages!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Great time here. Happy hour 5-7 (~$1.50 beers). Great, free breakfast. Receptionist/Concierge was extremely helpful. Our room seemed to be brand new, all new flooring, paint, fixtures in the bathroom. Bed was very comfortable.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dvincentvb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the falls resort in October 12. The hotel is not very appealing from the street, however it is very nice once on the grounds. The staff were attentive and friendly. They have a great happy hour and the dinner was exceptional. Maybe some of the best food I had in CR. Try the Tempura Avocado and the Firecrackers. My only gripe would be the lack of wifi in the rooms (this is common throughout Costa Rica). Also, an expanded TV channel selection would be nice because, lets face it, it rains alot in Costa Rica in October. Nice place, good service, reasonable priced. 4 out of 5.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Falls, it was comfortable and had beautiful grounds. There is no ocean view so don't expect one but the food is the best we had on our trip to Costa Rica and there is a waiter who is super friendly named Luis. He made us feel quite special and he makes the best Pina Colada I have ever had in my life! We had a problem with our AC but they were quick to get it taken care of. I wish they had coffee makers in the rooms but they did have coffee ready in the dining room by 5 AM. It is an older resort but it is a great place for garden lovers.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cupertino, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My parents, brother, 81 year old grandmother, and I stayed in the apartment for 4 nights. The apartment is VERY comfortable, the grounds are beautiful, and the staff is very friendly and are willing to help out in every way, including in recommending activities and restaurants. They went out of their way to book transportation (even after we had checked out and were staying in another hotel) and activities. The location is also a short bus ride away to many restaurants and Quepos. MA is walkable from the hotel, but we took a taxi because our grandmother was with us.

The atmosphere and the staff here is just spectacular. A special thank you for Ricardo and Luis for making us feel right at home during our great (and free!) breakfasts, and for taking the time to tell us more about the area. Highly recommended! We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This resort is just outstanding! We spent three nights here and walked away wishing we could stay longer!

From the get-go the staff was courteous, helpful, fun, and personable. We were able to arrange our canopy tour (the one they recommended was actually awesome!), transportation everywhere, and our hotel in San Jose when we departed through the front desk. This was extremely helpful as my wife and I are not fluent in Spanish.

The staff was great at recommending places to go and see. A lot of resorts try to keep you in the resort. These people knew there was much to see outside of the resort and weren't afraid to tell you.

The food was AMAZING! Fresh yellow fin caught that day (believe me you can tell when fish is fresh and not frozen!) Corvina sea bass, awesome salads, great apps... and the BEST banana's foster you will ever have (get ready for an awesome presentation on this one!).

The location was great, a mile from the beach and very close to the bus that shuttles back and forth every 20 minutes to the beach and national park and Quepos. Nice and quiet at night so relaxing was very easy, especially when you have a nice rain come in while having a rum cocktail on your spacious patio in your hammock! And when the bed calls you, you will be put to sleep in one of the most comfortable beds EVER!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 50 Mtr Sur de Si Como No, Manuel Antonio National Park 94-6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is an amazingly beautiful and tranquil garden and waterfall setting within walking distance of this famous little town's best restaurants and gorgeous beaches. White faced capuchins, sloths, toucans, and the endangered mono titi monkeys frequent the trees overhead, while blue iridescent morpho butterflies and hummingbirds bustle about the garden. Whether you are seeking an adventure of a lifetime or just want to relax in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Falls Resort may be the perfect place for you. ... more   less 
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