As others have noted this hotel has a great view of the ocean and surrounding area. Our corner room on the third floor (36) had a spectacular view - staff said the best in the hotel. The pool area is very nice - the views from the outdoors restaurant unbelievable. Staff is extremely helpful and speaks excellent English and Swahili (just kidding). Negative comments would be the price and quality of the restaurant and the overall value of the restaurant experience. ($175 for a dinner for 2). Our value white wine was served warm - on a hot day. Our $18 caesar salad appetizer portion was served without dressing and consisted mostly of croutons. The lettuce was limp and warm, and the Anchovie portion of the salad appeared to be like bacon-bits. Anyway - a very poor execution of a Caesar salad - especially at that price. I had the beef tenderloin in mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes and vegies - which was a very modest portion - but tasty. Isabella had the lobster linguine which was fine - but nothing to write home about. Service was OK. The view spectacular. Breakfast buffet and eggs and pancakes to order were delicious. The only other negative comment is about the noise coming from the pool area late at night. There were a bunch of folks yelling at each other in the hot tub at midnight - our room directly above. We were able to hear it even with ear plugs and pillows over our heads. Not good - I'm surprised they allow this to happen as there are probably 30 rooms within earshot of the pool area. Our room was plain but functional. As others have noted there is no art - minimal furniture etc. But really - we were only sleeping in there so it didn't matter that much.
- 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