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“Very nice, cozy little Villas with great ocean view!” 4 of 5 stars
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Oceano Villas
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   road to the Manuel Antonio National Park, in front of the Promerica Bank., Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
“Very nice, cozy little Villas with great ocean view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The best things about our Villa were the gorgeous ocean view, the seclusion (each Villa has its own walkway and is largely on its own), the air conditioning, which worked very well, and the great price. With the view and seclusion, it is very nice to be able to sit out on the balcony and have breakfast on the little table with the beautiful morning view. It has a more or less full kitchen (didn't have a microwave). The supervisor is very helpful with the room and in helping you arrange other plans such as transportation, adventure tours in the area. The location of the villas is great, in the middle of Manuel Antonio, for quick trips to restaurants, the beach, and downtown Quepos.

I would give it 5 stars if not for a few pretty minor things. The sheets and pillows were old and should be replaced. It could be a little cleaner, although I thought that it was generally clean. The wi-fi does not work in the villa itself, but if you walk up to the very close restaurant, it works great. There is not a 24-7 office/reception, and if you get there after hours, there is confusion about your room. None of these things ruined my stay, and I would return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Destin, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Room was filthy, toilet wouldn't flush, shower wouldn't drain, floors and surfaces dirty, mis-matched thin torn sheets, one pillowcase had cartoons on it, tablecloth on table looked like someone had just eaten on it leaving crumbs, open shelf closet covered in spider webs, had to go to store and buy cleaning products first night. Curtain hanging over sink was un-hemmed and raveling out, not long enough to cover the window. Couldn't shut front curtains, had to pull them together from the middle and clip with a hair clip. Table on balcony was dirty, with a dirty astray on it. After the third night, we couldn't take it. So we went down the street and checked in to a 5 star Resort & Spa for the rest of our 25th anniversary. Lost lots of money on this little adventure. The sign out front posted a much lower rate than what we paid, not low enough for condition of the room. Our safe broke and they had to get someone to hammer it open to get our stuff out. On the up side, bed was comfortable, air conditioning worked, very good restaurant in front. Awesome views.

Room Tip: I would not recommend this place. The restaurant was very good, friendly service.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Loved the hammock while drinking morning coffee and enjoying the view. Must be under new management as Gilbert said he had just opened. Great value for a fully equipped kitchen, wifi, TV. First time I have had daily maid service with clean towels and the maid did the dishes, most unusual for the price. The restaurant has great happy hour deals. The only complaint is the second bed had a very uncomfortable mattress, layers of towels took care of that problem.

Room Tip: all 3 villas have the same fantastic view and amenities.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We LOVE our villa in Manuel Antonio while we were there. It gave us a nice, personal place to hang out after a long day in the National Park or on the beach. We were there for 7 days and the place was spacious enough not to feel claustrophobic after all of that time. There is a restaurant on the premise that is open fairly late which was convenient. We would stop by most days and pick up ice or buy some water for the night. They also have a guard in the parking lot on duty all night which made us feel much safer, since the villa itself is completely made of screens.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tierra Verde, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Had a great stay at Ylang Ylang Manuel Antonio. Great views, great restaurant, clean and friendly. Cabin had a great view with a hammock on the cool patio.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Goderich
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

This was an amazing place to stay. Very economical and had all the amenities you would need-daily maid service who neven did dishes, beach towels, a/c and a balcony with a hammock. The view was the "best" Saw other places at a lot more money that did not have what we did. The restaurant beside us was very convenient and a great place to eat. Right across from bus stop to Quepos and park and walking distance to 2 beautiful beaches. Alex was very helpful and we could ask for anything. Would highly recommend this for short or long term vacationers.

Room Tip: just email Ylang Ylang to reserve
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  • Stayed February 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

I wrote a previous review because I couldn't get through to the owner about my reservation. That was straightened out shortly before I got there, but not without serious misgivings.
Once I got there the place looked EXACTLY like the pictures. Beautiful. But...
On closer inspection - the kitchen was not clean. I would have had to clean it to use it. The stove did not come on - no propane? Oh well, I decided not to cook - I'm on vacation, although that would have saved a few dollars! The couch was not the cleanest (had a dirty smell) and therefore, I couldn't sit on it. The bedsheets were threadbare and the mattress had no pad or cover. I rectified this by sleeping on a towel. Well, not good enough!! I got home to discover bed bug bites all over my legs and arms!
What's more maddening than this is I stayed at a lovely place in Monteverde for $25 a night!!! WITH FULL breakfast and lovely people! This was my splurge!
I'm a budget traveler and I don't need to be coddled. I have lived in Mexico and travel as frequently as I can. So the occasional "no hot water" - bugs that are indigenous to the area - its all part of the charm and adventure. I just want a clean room.
The location is lovely, the view - beautiful. And the bar has happy hour at 5:30 with delightful 2 for 1 drinks. But until they rectify these issues, which I am told they will I cannot recommend this place. I hope it comes together...

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oceano Villas

Address: road to the Manuel Antonio National Park, in front of the Promerica Bank., Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceano Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceano Villas are located within a two acre hillside property, situated atop the highest point on the road, offering spectacular ocean views overlooking the beautiful Biezans Bay. It is a five minute drive north to the town of Quepos or south to the beaches of Manuel Antonio and the National Park. The Ylang Ylang studios are split level open concept. The upper level is the bedroom with a queen size bed, full bathroom with hot water, spacious custom-designed closet, and a security box. On the lower level you can enjoy the view from the huge “L” shaped sofa that is perfect for lounging with close friends Perfect for couples, honeymooners, or a small family. The studio has an open kitchen, dining, and living room area. ... more   less 
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Oceano Villas Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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