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“Best view of all our Costa Rica Hotels” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Mariposa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Gardnerville, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best view of all our Costa Rica Hotels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The restaurant, bar and pools also had amazing views. The staff was very accomodating. The only thing lacking was reading lights by the bed. We only ate at the restaurant when we ran out of good places to eat within walking distance as we were tired of paying for taxis. We were here 2 nights.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for one night and wished we could have stayed longer. We had exceptional sea views from our room. The pool and jacuzzi both overlook the sea and so does the restaurant which serves very good food. The meal we had here was the best of our trip. A friend recommended this hotel to us and it was great advice. The flowers around the hotel were beautiful and the whole place was very well cared for. Staff were friendly and helpful. We'd come back.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 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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Munich, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This evening myself and friends dined in the 'World Class' restaurant at La Mariposa in Manuel Antonio.

The menu seemed to have a good selection and the views from the property were breathtaking. The service was slow with the wrong wine being brought then a warm bottle of what we ordered being chilled at the table.

The food came quickly and the appetizers were nice, but the main dishes were underwhelming, I mentioned my dissatisfaction to the waiter, who tried to make a joke then disappeared, then came back to say he had spoken to the Captain who had offered desserts or a discount. We all decided that we just wanted to leave at that point, the waiter came back and spoke to my friend in Spanish, again mentioning 'the Captain'.

The manager was not visible, the food was some of the worst seafood I have ever had served at a restaurant. I would not recommend this hotel, there are much better places in Manuel Antonio.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

What a beautiful hotel. The view is to die for, we had the full ocean view room. The room over looked the rain forest and the ocean. As for the service...that too was amazing. There are alot of things to do near by. If you don't plan on renting a car you can take the shuttle to the beach. Other attractions are also near by and within walking distance from the beach. We felt very safe walking around by ourselves. This hotel is perfect for couples. Although all the staff were friendly and helpfull, we have to extended a very gracious thank you to Andrey and Phillipe, they went above and beyond our expectations. We plan on returning next year.

Tammy & Ilhan

  • Stayed January 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Hotel room was ok. First room was large but had the atmosphere of a dorm room. Next room was a bit more bright but smaller. Clean and basic, but not exceptional. Limited menu for dinner but was nice that breakfast was a good perk as it was included. Took more than one call for room requests (towels, etc). Hotel has a good location and easy to drive to MA park, other restaurants, Jaco, and other towns. Rating it a 3 for location and view, but would not re-visit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Our very first review of a hotel. We had to say something about how wonderful this place is. The view was breathtaking and the staff was most helpful, even to the point that they went above and beyond to help us with a flat tire. You will never have a more beautiful setting for breakfast In the world.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Seattle, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This has to be one of the most beautiful spots in the world to have breakfast or watch the sunset with a drink in your hand. The view is fantastic! We also found every one of the staff to be friendly and willing to help us in any way possible. Our family includes our daughter with multiple disabilities and once they got to know us, they would anticipate our needs (she is not in a wheelchair and can climb stairs). It was convenient to work out the days activities, including booking excursions, with the very competent concierge/s at the front desk. What was quite a treat for everyone was watching the monkeys from pool side, but besides the pool there are limited activities for small children. As far as other restaurants, many are within walking distance. To be honest, the minor inconveniences with the room such as not enough place to put clothes or spotty internet access, were minor and I would highly recommend this lovely spot to everyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel La Mariposa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in one of the most magnificent settings in the world, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically a top the highest point in Manuel Antonio and is best known for its award-winning 360 degree view overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica. Nature and luxury flawlessly combine with 60 well-appointed rooms in a Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design and tropical gardens with walkways and trails meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s abundant plant and wildlife. Experience the stunning magic of the legendary Manuel Antonio sunsets while sipping a tropical cocktail at our “Sunset Bar and Lounge”, while dining in our world-class international restaurant “Le Papillon” With over 38 years experience, our personalized service and unforgettable views have made La Mariposa a top choice for the most discriminating travellers, who relish both its intimacy and magnificence. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Mariposa Hotel
La Mariposa Costa Rica
Hotel La Mariposa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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