My husband and I wanted to celebrate our first anniversary near the beach. The hotel is perfectly located right in front of the beach, but that was the only good thing about it. The room was awful. For the price we paid we should have stayed at a better hotel. You are paying just for the front beach. I had seen bad reviews here but the lady who booked me said she had sent other people that had not complained. Well, I don't know what type of people did not complain because everything went wrong from day 1. Just opening the door you can see it's not well kept, it has very old and scratched wooden furniture. The TV did not have remote control and every time we changed channel manually it took us to the configuration screen. The bathroom was tiny and we barely got a water stream from the faucet. No wifi although they said they had it, then they explained that only in some parts. Well, we tried other parts like the restaurant, never got a signal. The staff was not helpful. The restaurant food was disgusting. We ordered fried fish that was raw and second time was burnt. Breaksfast included but not worth it. It was just coffee, canned juice, one toast, butter and jelly, and two tiny pieces of fruit. For the price we paid it was ridiculous. We ate in Manuel Antonio downtown from the second day on. Very, very dissapointing. I would say more but it's just not worth it. The cleaning ladies were very nice and at least it was kept clean with clean towels. So again, you are paying a lot of money to have the beach right at your feet, but so not worth it. The room had a partial view to a tiny piece of beach. So don't believe if they say it has a view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hotel is a short five-minutes walk north of beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park in Quepos. Costa Rica.Here our guest enjoy lush tropical landscaping, a refreshing pool beautiful balcony with views and convenient beachfront,access right in own backyard.Its the perfect place for surfers,to stay for surfing in Manuel Antonio. Special price for Back packer.Enjoy our facilities and service includes:Beach front access,swimming pool,gift shop,Ocean front resturant,wifi,tv,cable,parking,and very reasonable rates. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Arboleda Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park