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“Hidden gem! Phenomenal views and convenient beach access, clean and cozy!” 5 of 5 stars
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Manuel Antonio, Quepos | Manuel Antonio,frente a playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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“Hidden gem! Phenomenal views and convenient beach access, clean and cozy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Perfect location for family vacation or romantic getaway! The rooms are clean and neat with air conditioning and cable tv. The beach is easily accessible and the views are amazing! The staff is wonderful and make you feel welcome and at home. I highly recommend this hotel! Price is the icing on the cake!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I love this hotel its not like a Vegas hotel but it has the perfect Costa Rican charm its right on the beach the food at the restaurant was amazing and its so close to the national park I have to say if u plan on staying in Manuel Antonio stay here at Hotel Arbolera

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I was so impressed with the location of this Hotel, is located right in the beach, the pool is so clean and beautiful. The hotel is surrender by big and amazing trees and flowers. If you want an Eco experience just to enjoy a hotel in front of the beach, with nice rooms, a big pool and all the forest that you want to see, you must visit this hotel.
The rooms have what you need, a good bed, air condition and some of them have a Big Plasma TV, but if you are me, you don’t need a TV when you go to the beach. They also have a bar right on the beach when you can have good food and national beers and other type of drinks, which was very convenient when you are taking the sun and want to have a Imperial( national beer).
Now this hotel is also good to exercise because is so big that you can walk to the rooms, then go to the Pool and then come back to the Restaurant and have a nice breakfast all in 20 minutes walking around beautiful trees and sometimes you can see Monkeys.
If you are looking for an Eco experience this is your hotel!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

My partner and I just returned from 4 days in Hotel Arboleda. The experience was poor to say the least. The only, and I mean only, redeeming quality for this poor excuse for a hotel is that it is directly on the beach in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. The negative reviews on this site are, from our impression, accurate and speak of the poor quality of the rooms, food, cleanliness, and general impression of the place. The cost of the room is very high considering the quality and cleanliness of the accomodation, the poor towels, bedding, furniture and overall appearance. If this hotel is the only one a visitor to Costa Rica and Manuel Antonio stays in it will leave a terrible impression of this lovely country and the beach community.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

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.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The people in the Hotel is quite friendly, but is insufficient. You can never find someone who can help you. Additionally, the Hotel has been neglected. In our room the refrigerator was dirty and the night lamps did not work. There was any posibility to open a window, then you need to use all the time the air conditioner which was quite noisy. During the day there is not posibility of shadow in the pool and during the night (the pool should be open until 9:00pm) they never switched the light on (we asked them twice!). Moreover, the floor surrounding pool is completly unconfortable to walk without shoes. Many others details, for example, our room did not have a remote control to turn on the air-condition, their reponse was to give us a small plastic bench to reach the air-condition with the hand :(... Nevertheless, you have easy access to one of the most beautiful beaches. This is quite complicated to find in Manuel Antonio where all the hotels are in the montain and you need to walk to the beach.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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The Netherlands
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

What a horrible and dirty place to stay!

Unfriendly staff, extremely dirty rooms with a air condition covered with mold.
The shower felt seriously dangerous!

The room has no windows witch can be opened so you need to use the dirty air-co.
The road from the apartments to the main raid is a real challenge, even by car!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Manuel Antonio, Quepos | Manuel Antonio,frente a playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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

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