I agree with everything everyone says about the views and the location. But in my opinion, the hotel needs some work. We were there for 4 nights in mid April. The positives are the pool (except for the 2 hours they were weed-wacking in the middle of 'siesta' time one afternoon), the overall ambiance, the walking location to a couple nice, quaint, restaurants, and the nearby public transportation, which we had no problems using. Monkeys were cool too.
On the downside, the furniture in our room was OLD, scratched up, with a rock hard bed. There were no chairs in the room, so there was no place to do any work (which some of us have to do) unless you wanted to sit on the bed or an oversized ottoman/backless couch. Internet was ok, AC did not work well, but barely well enough if it ran 24 hrs, and it was loud, which drowned out the dripping faucet in the bathroom. TV was nice to have with Miami networks. Restaurant was unimpressive except for the view and setting. They have shuttle to the public beach, which dropped us off but wasn't there for scheduled pickup, which is when we learned to use the bus, which was 50 cents a person one way for a 10 minute ride. There was a fridge in the room, which froze whatever went in it, and the adjustment knob was gone, so no way to fix that. The large sliders out to a GREAT balcony locked, but didn't seal - minor bug issue. For the price, I thought it was overrated, but don't have any comparisons in the area - our first trip there, and didn't stay anywhere else. None of this ruined the vacation - but once you get over the fantastic views, there wasn't much there.
- 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