im a hotelier and can know the difference between when someone is good and trying to be good. the product is impeccable, while room theme where everything functions well at a very affordable price. so here is my rating.
VFM: 5 (the product is too good, quality amenities, rain shower, modern bathrooms, large mirror and everything that will make this boutique hotel feel luxurious)
Location: 3 this is away from the route to the park, have to beat some serious winding roads to access the hotel. The hotel rooms are spread round the hill, so its a trek to go back and forth to the pool and restaurant. you must have a car to get in and out of the hotel if you decide to venture out.
Staff: 4 very friendly, honest and helpful hence the service was impeccable.
Facilities: 3 only because the hotel has a pool and restaurant but no action in or around the hotel at night. you have to drive a mile or two to get to a decent watering hole or a bar for food/cocktails.
Rooms: 5: themed all white. floor to ceiling and most come with a balcony (some with ocean/partial ocean view) The bathrooms are LARGE with awesome showers. the quality of amenity id great too. Housekeeping does a great job of keeping the room clean.
overall three only because of the location and the absence of any vibe in the hotel despite an awesome pool and a great restaurant! the hotel should try and lure more people from other neighboring hotel to hang out at night as Pacific Souss has the potential to do that......
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shana Hotel is the world’s leading brand in exclusive lifestyle boutique hotels. Embracing the culture, beauty, purity and perfection of its natural environment. Shana Hotel in Manuel Antonio, guarantees guests a unique and exclusive travel experience. Complimented by distinguished design, organic local cuisine, ecological adventures and exceptional hotel amenities, this new hotel in Costa Rica is among of the most exclusive and prestigious lifestyle hotels in the world. With that premise in mind, the Shana Hotel provides visitors a fabulous selection of 27 rooms, all with exceptional garden and ocean views. Choose from Superior or Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites or pamper yourself in the Souss "Spa Lifestyle Suite," a 3 bedroom luxury unit with its own private infinity pool and full kitchen facilities! Book today to start enjoying your dream Costa Rica vacation getaway! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shana Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park