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La Mansion Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 380, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Magnificent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

FIrst I should say our stay in this hotel was over one year ago but the beauty of this hotel and the first rate service is hard to exceed. The grounds are beautiful and intricate with great views. Breakfast, dinner - very enjoyable. The pool area charming and private. STAY HERE!!!

  • Stayed November 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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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thank you very much for this belated review... We must have made quite an impression!! I have a hard time remembering what I had for lunch yesterday! We truly appreciate you remembering us and hope to see you back in the future. The La Mansion has only gotten better in the past 12 months! Please do not hesitate to contact me personally when making a reservation. Though all our guests get outstanding service we really pay extra special attention to our repeat friends!

Harry Bodaan
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

From the moment we arrived at La Mansion Inn, my wife and I could not wipe the grin of our faces. We were met by staff who provided nothing but impeccable service and a friendly nature. Our room was of such a high standard that we were left pinching ourselves at our luck, and the view was straight from a postcard. In fact, the hotel boasts views of different bays in each direction that can be enjoyed whilst sipping cocktails in the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. We were also treated to a daily dose of wildlife, with visits from cheeky monkeys, exotic birds, and of course the cute sloths in the trees opposite. The fantastic breakfast set us up for a day in Manuel Antonio National Park (only 5 mins drive) and the Batcave bar helped us to unwind and relive our sightings. All in all an amazing hotel which we would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Stayed July 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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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
We truly appreciate your comments and it makes us proud to have succeeded in our quest to have the La Mansion Inn stand out from some of the other hotels in the area. There are many excellent choices and there is a property for almost everyone's taste. We feel that we have the best view in the Central Pacific area and that we offer some of the best service for a fraction of the rates that other hotels charge. It looks like even our animals cooperated!

Respectfully,

Harry Bodaan
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I was at hotel before ( 3 years ago) and because I was very happy I called Damien, who makes my reservation and come back. Our room with jacuzzi was excellent. Cleaning lady Elena keeps our room very clean and I would like to tell her Thank you again. View from our room on Manuel Antonio Park was excellent. Breakfast was very good and Salmon Benedict especially. Couple time’s monkeys come visit us when we had breakfast. Few times we have seen whales. Pool area and jacuzzi is good. At pool bar Chris makes very good mixed drinks and we enjoy it. One drink was made from watermelon and some alcohol, taste good and I can't remember name. At Bat Cave was on duty Adrian. His drinks were also good and when Francisco ( the chef) brings sea platter (lobster, fish, shrimps, octopus...) it makes our evening very special. I recommend this hotel to all who would like to enjoy vacation in this small hotel where every guest is treated like a family. ( I don't like big hotels or resorts) I would like to thank all hotel staff because they make my vacation very good and I enjoy the stay. I will come back at winter. George

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear "Air Wolf",

It looks like you had the whole experience! I very much appreciate your comments and singling out specific members of my staff. I think they are all wonderful and we truly try to go overboard with trying to make our guests as happy as we can during their stay at the La Mansion Inn. It looks like we succeeded. Your business is very much appreciated and especially during this tough low season. It keeps us all working and with a smile!

Harry Bodaan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Vary spacious rooms and excellent beds. Nice terrace with great view on the ocean.
Very kind personal. You need a car, or need to walk more than half anhour to the park.
Great place to stay! We had a very good deal for the room!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thanks very much for the time you took to write this review... Much appreciated...!

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Estuvimos en este hotel por 4 días la semana anterior y realmente lo recomiendo. Tiene excelentes vistas, y el personal es realmente amable sin hacer distinción de nacionalidad lo que es muy importante. Además de esto debo destacar la calidad humana del personal en especial del gerente, esto porque mi hijo tuvo un accidente en la piscina que requirió servicios médicos que fueron brindados por el hotel sin costo adicional y el gerente siempre estuvo con nosotros durante toda la situación. Realmente les estamos muy agradecidos, y sinceramente los recomendamos.

We were there the past week for 4 days, and we really recommend this place. It has great views, and the staff is really nice making no difference on the nationality. Also I have to "highlight" the kindness of the staff and specially from the general manager, this because my son had an accident on the pool that required medical attention and that service was covered by the hotel with no extra charge and the manager was always supporting us. We are really grateful with them and we really recommend this place.

Room Tip: Recomendamos en penthouse. We recommend the penthouse.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Many thanks for your beautiful write-ups which reflects the "over and beyond" attitude of our staff. I know I probably do not say it enough but I am very proud of them because they are what makes my little boutique Inn successful - I appreciate your comments and will share them with all my staff.

Harry B.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is one of the few places that has a view south to Manuel Antonio Park, and north to Quepos and beyond. My group had 3 rooms and all had great views. Although, AC was not working properly in one of them. The staff was very gracious and helpful when requests were made. A big deal is made of the Bat Cave Bar. We didn't use it because during it's open hours, there was a very strong chlorine odor. We guessed it was from the interior fountain. The odor was not there when the bar wasn't open. Having made to order breakfast included is a great bonus.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thanks for your nice comment and yes we clean the fountain inside the cave with a chlorine subsitute to avoid the usual smells associated with a Cave - The Pirate/Bat Cave is home to several bats as the description indicates and we need to keep this area as clean as we can to avoid musty smells. This little Bat Cave Bar is one of the most unique little caves in Central America but not for everybody but it makes our little Inn special.

Harry Bodaan
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was our last hotel on our trip before heading back to San Jose. The views from the rooms are just stunning. Ocean views on all floors. If you head up to the top deck you can see water views going to other way also. Pool is nice. Staff was so friendly and helpful especially Steve at the front desk. The manager Robert is quite the character. A born and raised New Yorker from Brooklyn. The food was very good here and they even have a chef guarantee. They have you fill out a comment card at the end of dinner. Again another place where the seafood (scallops) was over cooked. We will see if the chef guarantee works or not! I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Upper level rooms have balconies, lower level have front lawns!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
On behalf of Robert and myself thanks for the nice review... Sorry about the Scallops and if you did not like it and they did not take it off the bill please let me know... The "money back" guarantee absolutely works and keeps us "on our toes"! We appreciate your business very much and like tothink that we go that extra mile to make our guests happy!@

Harry Bodaan
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Also Known As:
La Mansion Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
La Mansion Hotel
Hotel La Mansion
La Mansion Inn Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Address: P.O. Box 380, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Mansion Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 5 star ocean-view hotel is located only 2 kilometers from the biologically diverse Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. Complete with roof-top sky lounge featuring 360 degree views and a genuine Cave Bar hidden inside the heart of the hotel, La Mansion Inn is truly unique. Over time, national and international celebrities have stayed at La Mansion Inn, and we warmly invite all guests who stay to leave as a friend. ... more   less 
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