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“Quaint, adequate, great location for your adventures in Manuel Antonio” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villabosque
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   150 meters from the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park and 150 meters from the beach., Manuel Antonio National Park 79-6350, Costa Rica   |  
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“Quaint, adequate, great location for your adventures in Manuel Antonio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

We had no problems with cleanliness of the hotel or rooms. Water pressure and stabilizing temperature was an issue. We only ate the continental breakfast. It was typical. We were with a group of 40 and had the entire hotel booked. The manager was very upset that we were booking our own tours instead of letting the hotel do it (so he could take a commission). It showed in his attitude. The location was ideal for entry to Manuel Antonio park and the beach, numerous other eating options and shopping.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

You get the best of two Worlds, a Hotel that is not on a main road yet close enough to get to the beach in 5 minutes, also close to the Manuel Antonio National Park entrance. Great food, tasty cocktails, the rooms are very clean with their own TV and AC, very nice service, the staff is kind and helpful, don't forget to get a swim at the second story pool, it's just great!

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  • Stayed February 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

A great location - 5mins to both the entrance of the stunning National Park, and the small town (MA is much smaller than you think). Ground floor room, with two very big comfy beds, a/c, towels, the bathroom was fine - small but fully functional and with hot water. Hotel has free WiFi, and a computer/internet for free use. There is a lovely sitting area with very comfy sofas - ideal with a cocktail from happy hour - to relax. Ate at restaurant both nights - service very good - can see the kitchen, good food, great cocktails. Good breakfast. A great choice.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Allan J, Gerente at Hotel Villabosque, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
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Para Hotel Villabosque es muy importante este tipo de comentario positivos, hacemos nuestro mejor esfuerzo en cumplir las expectativas de nuestros huéspedes, muchas gracias por comentarlo por este medio así mismo que otras personas puedan ver el servicio que ofreceremos en esta zona estratégica de Manuel Antonio a tan solo 150 mts de la entrada del Parque Manuel Antonio. Muchas Gracias y los esperamos pronto!
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Beautiful place, really nice service, delicious food and very near to the park. Love it!!! It's a perfect place to rest and spend time with friends and family, have a nice dinner, have some fun time and it's also a nice place to enjoy nature!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Allan J, Gerente at Hotel Villabosque, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
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Gracias por su estancia en Hotel Villabosque, para nuestro staff fue un placer atenderle como se merece. Un saludo cordial y gracias nuevamente!
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Ciudad San Vito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

i Would like to visit this excellent hotel again, I visited the hotel with my family and my girlfriend in January and we stayed three days and two nights and the attention that we received was excellent, delicious food and excellent rooms. I want to visit the hotel again on vacations because is my favorite place for resting. I strongly recommend THIS BEATIFUL HOTEL.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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chila, Gerente at Hotel Villabosque, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
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Muchas Gracias por sus buenos Comentarios, fué un placer servirle en Hotel Villabosque. Pura Vida!
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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I would like to start my review with this question, what would you like to do on next vacations? I definitely recommend you the Hotel Villabosque. It is a 3 hrs from San Jose and when you arrive there you can be inspired in a few seconds looking at the Manuel Antonio Beach (100 meters), this is a paradise in comparison with other places. Talking in terms of Hotel Villabosque and their attractions starting with the staff, they're so kind and always willing to provide excellent services. The Hotel offers comfortable rooms, tv cable, air conditioning between others advantages when you want to rest and breathe peace. I really enjoy stay there, hearing the monkeys and birds around there, also the pool at the hotel top, the bar (variety of beverages). Near to Manuel Antonio National Park. I mean, the best place to get a chance for myself and family.

Room Tip: Call to the hotel and reserve the room close to the pool. The best!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Allan J, Gerente at Hotel Villabosque, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
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Muchas gracias por sus buenos comentarios! Es de gran motivación saber que nuestro servicio fue excelente y que disfrutó de este hermoso Hotel ubicado en una de las mejores posiciones de Manuel Antonio. Pura vida!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for two nights in the middle of January while on a tour. It is located within easy walking distance of the main street of Manual Antonio village and of the entrance to the park. The grounds are very nicely kept. The restaurant and bar are very pleasant areas to relax, eat and have a cool drink.

Our room was on the ground floor off the parking lot. It was quite large, with three single beds. The bathroom was also quite large. The whole room was very clean and well kept. The bathroom featured only liquid soap in wall containers. There is only cold water in the sink, but the shower had plentiful hot water. The room also had a large screen TV (no English language stations), a table and two chairs. Outside the room there were two chairs to enjoy the sun and the heat. The hotel swimming pool, while somewhat smallish, was clean and very pleasant to use after the hot walk in the park. Our room came with breakfast. It featured beans and rice (a Costa Rican staple), scrambled eggs, toast, juice and coffee. The food was nice and hot, well cooked and plentiful. There was also fresh fruit available. The staff was very friendly and helpful. For example, we were allowed to use our international calling card on the hotel phone at no charge. We really appreciated being able to do this.

All in all this hotel is probably a 3*. We enjoyed our time here and certainly would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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chila, Gerente at Hotel Villabosque, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
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Muchas Gracias por sus amables comentarios, fue un placer para nuestro personal poder cumplir con sus expectativas, esperamos puedan volver a visitarnos.. Muchas Gracias por hospedarse en Hotel Villabosque. Pura Vida!
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Address: 150 meters from the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park and 150 meters from the beach., Manuel Antonio National Park 79-6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Villabosque 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Bosque Hotel is an exclusive small hotel next to Manuel Antonio Beach and National Park. Here you can take some time to yourself and relax in this amazing combination of beach and tropical rainforest. It’s the ideal starting point to visit some surrounding locations as the National Park, nearby rafting rivers and canopy tours, surfing or horseback riding. For those who prefer to relax Espadilla Beach a soft white sand beach or Villa Bosque’s beautiful pool. ... more   less 
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