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“Excellent service and great views!!” 5 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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“Excellent service and great views!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We traveled from Scottsdale,AZ. to Costa Rica in July 22-27,2013.... Our first time going there, so I was concerned about the roads and the hotels. I researched and I found this hotel ..with good reviews ....so I called there and for my surprise the person who answered me, Andrey ... Gave me a better offer that the one given by the Internet!
This was just the beginning of a lot of courtesy and excellent service ..
He organized our tours and our transportation services from San Jose to Quepos ...
My kids will never forget this vacations!! They loved Costa Rica and their people!
If you go there.. Do not forget to ask for Andrey... To receive a VIP service !!

  • Stayed July 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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    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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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed here for three nights. The views are terrific. The rooms are large and clean. It is convenient to the beach and the park. Overall the staff was great. The restaurant were so-so, but there were other decent options close. But a wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. The view is breathtaking and absolutely beautiful. However, we had very bad experience with almost everything else. The first night, our toilet is clogged, the safe deposit box did not work, the shampoo/soap holder in the shower fell, also, water leaked into the room from the shower. They never fixed the water leak problem. A guy just came and put our used bath towels on the floor to soak the water. Basically everytime after we take a shower, we see water seeped into the room on the floor. The steel outside stairways look nice, but our room is on the top floor so everytime we have to climb 3 flights up. And since it rains every night in August, we had to get wet every time we go downstairs. They should at least have a canopy on the top so the guests won't need to get wet. Also, we borrowed a couple of umbrellas from them and one of them is broken, but that is their last one so we're stuck with that. The room is also very outdated and poorly designed. Will never stay here again nor recommend this hotel to anyone. My recommendation is to just come here for lunch to enjoy the view.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Overall a great stay. The view makes up for the hotels other deficits--our bathroom was terrible, towels and toiletries subpar, rooms very basic, no real spa. However, we had great service (loved Allen at the pool bar). The bellman was impressive carrying 2 large suitcases (one on each shoulder) and two carry-ons up the spiral stair case IN ONE TRIP! We didn't see any animals here other than a tiny gecko on our balcony and an iguana hanging out at the bar (so cute). We were able to visit several other hotels during our stay and none even compared to La Mariposas view. We had a second floor corner room in the main building. In sum, stay here for the best view in Manuel Antonio with great service. If you're into luxury rooms-this isn't your hotel.

Room Tip: Main building upper floor rooms have the best view. We were in room 35 with a perfect full ocean and...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Middletown, New Jersey
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

So awesome we are returning once again. We loved the experience of all the friendly workers and the spectacular view. The bartender by the pool was always friendly and welcoming. Great location and short walk to many restaurants. Not on the beach but amazing view of Manuel Antonio. Pura Vidal La Mariposa will be back in less than 2 weeks!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

La Mariposa has an amazing location and some of the most beautiful views in an area with lots of beautiful views. The restaurant/bar is absolutely worth a trip, regardless of whether you're staying here. The pool is very beautiful, as well. Rooms are clean, sleek, and modern with great views. Service is uneven; management can have a bit of an attitude what with their 1001 Places to See Before You Die listing. There are comparable experiences at better prices, and comparable prices with better experiences. If you stay here, you will not regret it, though.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My friends and I had an amazing experience at La Mariposa. As every other review has said (but is still worth repeating) the view is beyond incredible, the best in the area. The property has a large amount of wildlife and we saw our fair share of monkeys, sloths, birds, and lizards right at the hotel. The infinity pool is very nice and has a great view of the pacific and the rainforest. The hotel restaurant has a great selection of very fresh Costa Rican cuisine, which we were impressed with. Every staff member was very helpful with answering any questions as well as being very welcoming. The bartender, Fredrick, is really awesome, great conversationalist and can mix a mean drink. The rooms were nicely appointed but I think the original main building may need some updating. Overall, the hotel is great and I couldn't recommend it higher, for the price it's a great value.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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:
#7 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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