My family and I go to Costa Rica every two years to visit with family. While in CR, we often go to Quepos to spend a night or two with just our kids. We stopped in at Hotel El Mirador and were told they had one room left for the night. My husband took a look at the villa with it's own path to the pool and negotiated a price. We got to the villa, which was nice, but the AC we paid extra $ for didn't actually do any good until the middle of the night. The next morning we discovered why this was the only room left. An army of TERMITES revealed themselves making quick use of the ceiling beams and FALLING ONTO THE BED that we were sleeping in!!! Given the number of TERMITES and their location, directly above the beds that are made daily, the staff had to be aware of them and still gave us the room. (Why else would the only room with a private entrance to the pool be the only one available?!?) When the owner and her assistant were confronted, their lack of response and turned down eyes confirmed everything. They were at a loss for words at first and unable to look into my face as I stood there with my 7-month old on my hip. Eventually, they remembered to try and save face, the owner denying any knowledge and the assistant saying they knew there were termites outside but not inside, at the same time. We weren't even asking for our money back, we could care less about that. We were just appalled that they would knowingly rent a room, to a family with an 8-year old and an infant no less, that was TERMITE INFESTED. Do not stay here, they are not to be trusted and they should be ashamed of themselves!!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Mirador Del Pacifico Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel "El Mirador del Pacifico" Location: Our hotel is located in beautiful Manuel Antonio, the south-pacific-zone of Costa Rica. The ideal destination for your next vacation. Set in the rainforest and near the ocean, the hotel is the perfect location to experience a piece of paradise. The property has 14 000 m2 with parts of primary forest, where you can enjoy a large variety of flora and fauna. Advantage in comparison with beach hotels: hilly side, nice view, allways breeze, no moskitos, 2 centigrads cooler in the night, no noise from the beachdisco, less noise from the street and more!Disadvantage: 4 km to the beach, but there are buses every half hour. Bus stop right at the entrance from the hotel.Rooms: we have 10 double rooms with 2 double beds, option for an additional bed for more comfort, private bath, hot water, fan, some with beautiful ocean view. Apartments: 4 big apartments with 2 bedrooms each with 2 double beds, 2 bathrooms, hot water, separate entrance, full equipped kitchen, big living room, A/C, Fan, TV, Tel, nice ocean view, near by the pool. The apartments are good for up to 8 persons. Villas: 3 comfortable jungle villas 2 floor, bathroom, hot water, closets, kitchen and big veranda, A/C, fan, TV, Tel., 2 double beds option for an additional bed. Villas are scattered in tropical vegetation that attracts exotic birds and animals. Ideal for nature lovers. Restaurant: The "Bambu Jam" is well known and respected for its international cuisine. Here you can get also a nice breakfast ( $ 6,60 per person ) Don't miss live music with Costa Rican musician!... jamming allowed...... Other facilities: Swimming pool with Jacuzzi, quiet areas with hammocks Laundry service, Daily maid service Parking with 24 hours security International phone, fax, e-mail & Internet service Reservation service for hotel, tours and rent-a-car We guarantee quality rooms, excellent service, beautiful natural surroundings and a friendly atmosphere. We are welcoming you to your very special Holiday in Paradise The beauty of local attractions: National Park " Manuel Antonio" is situated in a humid tropical forest life zone. It protects primary and secondary forests, mangroves, beach vegetation and marine resources. The best beaches of Costa Rica White-Water-Rafting, Sport fishing and other Aquatic Adventures, Horseback riding, Hiking, Bird watching, Canopy safari, the spectacular Sunset-sails tour and much more Transportation Daily bus service to San Jose, Air-transportation to San Jose and other locationsEn españolHotel "El Mirador del Pacifico". ... more less