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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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“Not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Expectations of this hotel were not met. Booked trip because of online advertising. Thought we were at the wrong hotel when we arrived,outside looks very unkempt. Our room above the kitchen was priced the same as the bungalows and had no privacy or quietness. When we arrived, the staff did not offer any information...just apologized that it was raining. No concierge to help with bags. We were told to go through the dining room (at dinner time) towing our bags. Dangerous stairwell. We thought the waterfalls was near the property (hence the name "The Falls"). Based on this trip, we would not go back.

Room Tip: Don't take the stairway rooms over the kitchen!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Kensington, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Pulling up in front of the Falls is less than impressive, from the road it doesn't seem like much. Once you take a few steps down into the lobby you discover that it is much more than meets the eye.
We were traveling with our 3 boys and stayed in two rooms at the Falls. The rooms were spacious and beautiful. The grounds were lush and well maintained. The pool is small but adequate considering the hotel doesn't have very many rooms. The location of the falls is very convenient, it is fairly central between Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos. It is very easy to get to either by catching the public bus that stops almost in front of the hotel.
There are several restaurants in walking distance including El Avion but if you want to stay in the hotel restaurant is very good. They have a good dinner menu and a different special every night and the pricing is fair.
As with much of Costa Rica, the staff make the experience special. On our first night we met Luis in the restaurant, he was so good to our boys the entire time we were there. All of the staff were warm and welcoming, always making sure we had everything we needed. Our son was working on writing a postcard to send to his Spanish teacher, several of the staff helped him make sure his Spanish was written correctly...they seemed to enjoy his interest in learning the language.
I would certainly recommend the Falls to anyone going to Manuel Antonio...and would certainly stay there again.

Stayed April 2013
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Reno
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We booked the apartment at The Falls as we had 4 people in our party. It was absolutely the right choice. We stayed 2 nights. It was spacious, clean and we loved it. The hotel staff could not have been more accommodating. Ricardo at the bar and Luis our waiter were marvelous! You were in walking distance of many other attractions in the area. Short drive to the entrance of Manuel Antonio Park. I highly recommend this resort!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Portland, Oregon
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Beutiful bungalow and gardens, great food in their restaurant. Located about a mile from the beach. It is right next to Manuel Antonio national park. We saw a huge iguana roaming the hotel grounds. We were able to set up some really nice tours that left from the hotel. The resteraunt/bar is open air and they have really good, very healthy food and great service. The hotel has a laundry service and did an entire bag of laundry for only $10 and returned it the same day.

Room Tip: Number 6 is away from the other bungalows and is very nice
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The boutique hotel is at the top of the hill, the lobby is small and cozy, walk around the corner and you are in a garden paradise - the bar is staffed buy Luis and Rodolfo - these two are the heart of the hotel. The stunning garden is a paradise and the rooms are so lovely. Every room is a treasure, mosquito nets over bed, big walk in showers, front porch sitting area. The hotel feels like a garden paradise. Monkeys in the trees at dawn and dusk, agutes and wildlife abound -
The Resturant was al fresco and delicious !

Room Tip: Ask for Room # 9 its private bungalow with own path
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Winchester
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

As many reviewers have noted The Falls has an unassuming exterior that opens to a tropical paradise. It is so densely planted you cannot seek most of the rooms. It also appears to be a travel way for the white face monkeys and squirrel monkeys. Outside the hotel there is a monkey crossing rope that allows the monkeys to cross the street to the roof of the hotel. They often come by in the morning and evening.

Rooms are large, with vaulted ceilings, beautifully appointed with very comfortable beds. Great restaurant as well. $5 cab ride to the beach or less the $1 bus ride.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This hotel is a hidden gem behind an inconspicuous front. The rooms are full of rich woods and louvred doors. Units are all arranged around a beautiful tropical garden. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We stayed three nights and were entertained on two mornings and one evening with a troupe of capuchin monkeys passing through the property.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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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 #8 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*
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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