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“A little piece of Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Condotel Las Cascadas

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Condotel Las Cascadas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Road to the Marina Pez Vela, 250 Mts West, Zona Americana, Tipo H | Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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“A little piece of Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the condotel las cascades at the end of our honeymoon. This hotel is family run and really makes you feel like home.
If you are a fishermen it's in a great location, walking distance to the marina. You are able to bring whatever you catch back to the hotel and cook it up on the BBQ.
The property is absolutely beautiful! Small, quaint very private. We stayed in the honeymoon dome and it was well worth the hike. We saw monkeys on our balcony the first day we were there, lots of wildlife.
However if you are looking for a large resort feel of a hotel this may not be for you. You really get to experience the local culture on this property. This property is very safe with safes in each room cameras and a security guard at night.
I would recommend this hotel to any one of my family or friends

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Cranston, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This truely was the best hotel experience of my life! Our hosts, Gary & Catalina were the nicest people you could ever meet. Great breakfast in the little outdoor dining area, nice, clean rooms,...in the three night we were there we made friends with everyone else staying there. I miss sitting by the pool drinking Imperial's with everyone! Easy walking distance to the town or a quick cab ride for $2.00. You can also hop on a city bus in town and head to Manuel Antonio for 30 cents! I also loved the local bar/restaurant at the bottom of the hill...Banana Club, the food was fantastic and authentic. Where else can you look out your window and see monkeys going back and forth across the rooftops...just a great experience!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed at Las Cascadas over New Years 2012. We did a lot of driving before we arrived at Las Cascadas so we were happy to find out we had been upgraded from the Dome to the Penthouse Suite for our 25th anniversary. The pictures you see are just what you recieve! The place was very clean and the views were beautiful. Even a lovely view out the bathroom and very private. We just loved all the personal touches and use of wood in the unit. The price for Christmas/New Years was a fraction of any place in Manuel Antonio and we were only in our room at night. We also did not like the all the busy action of Manuel Antonio. There was a family from Greensboro North Carolina staying at the property while we were there that complained they did not have enough blankets but the entire crew had the flu (after the hotel's New Year's Eve get together I was lucky enough to take the sickness with me to our next destination - if you are sick please stay in your room!). We did not use a blanket the whole time we were there even though we did have some rain. We enjoyed quick access to town and other attractions in the area. Thank you Tim for all of your advise. We loved the Monkey Tour with Diego. Thanks Gary, Catalina & staff. Hope to see you again soon.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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las-cascadas, Owner at Condotel Las Cascadas, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Its been amazing all the anniverseries and honeymooners that have been coming our way this year . We enjoy having people in here that are celebrating life in any way . We will be putting together some nice honeymoon packages for this year that will be very attractive . so keep in touch for the next one .
Gary
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Sherwood Park, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My wife and I booked an anniversary vacation at Las Cascadas. We have never had a better experience at a hotel than this one. This is a unique family run business and the highlight of our stay was the warm welcoming feeling that we got from the owners Gary and Catalina and their three sons. They made us feel like we were long lost family members, and that is something that we will never forget. As this was our first time to Costa Rica (and don't speak spanish) we didn't know what to expect, Gary and Catalina guided us through the whole process. Catalina even booked our whole week of excursions for us and recomended places that we never would have found on our own. We stayed in the penthouse suite which is very quiet, clean, secluded and has an amazing view. When we were in our room we felt like we were alone in the rain forest, but with all the modern comforts. Catalina and Gary showed us around the many different suites that they had to offer, it made us realize that they could accomadate several different group sizes with their varying suite arrangements. My only complaint is that I developed an addiction to Catalina's awesome banana/coconut pancakes and now that I am home I am having withdrawal symptoms! I think I need to go back!

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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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las-cascadas, Owner at Condotel Las Cascadas, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure spending time with you and truly hope you make it back some day, Bring the kids next time . The package of items you left behind should be arriving any day now .
Gary
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Condotel Las Cascadas isn't the Best Western, and I mean that only in the best of ways. This hotel has character and heart. Each unit is unique, from standard-type rooms to the dome-shaped room that my friends and I stayed in. (In my opinion this was the most beautiful room...though it's a steep climb to it, you'll be rewarded by your location in the treeline which allows amazing views of monkeys some mornings!) My favorite part of traveling is the opportunity to meet interesting people and that's exactly what you get when you stay at this hotel. Owner couple Gary & Catalina are just COOL! (Ask Gary about his time in the Arctic or his endeavors with tropical fish!) They are very much committed to the area they live in and care a lot about how it's being developed. It was super easy to take a taxi/catch a bus to Manuel Antonio, and easy to walk to the town of Quepos (which has a great Fri night/Sat morn farmer's market). My 2 girl friends and I felt very safe staying there and walking around at night. It was also comforting to know that the hotel has a night guard and a safe in each room to store valuables. My friends and I really had no complaints, but I'm sure that if our needs had not been met that Gary and Catalina would have done everything they could to make it a comfortable stay. I look forward to staying here again in the future!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Condotel-lascascadas, Owner at Condotel Las Cascadas, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind words. I am glad I did not bore you with all my stories , but you were good listeners . Hop it was not too cold when you got home to NY
See you again next time
Gary
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We booked three nights with Las Cascadas based on a friend's recommendation, and boy, were we pleased in the end! This charming hotel is run by the welcoming and very friendly Gary (Canadian) and Catalina (Costa Rican) and their family. It is an easy walk to Quepos town, making dinner easy, and also away from the slightly hideous hotel strips leading to Manuel Antonio. The owners take great care of you - they helped us book a great sunset tour and gave us insider's advice into the national park and nearby beaches. We enjoyed waking up to Capuchin monkeys surrounding our lovely "Dome" - the highest of their accomodations, which are all nestled into a palm-covered hillside. Their breakfast - made by the owners themselves - featured Catalina's delicious coconut banana pancakes and a salmon/feta omelette. We enjoyed our views of the rainforest and ocean, and were always grateful to come home to Las Cascadas after days spent trekking, beaching, and boating. Gary entertains with great stories, and you always feel very welcome and taken care of.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Condotel-lascascadas, Owner at Condotel Las Cascadas, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
I am pleased you enjoyed your stay, The Dome really is a magical spot and you were luck enough to see the titi monkeys and the Capuchins. Trust your trip to the Nicoya peninsula was equally as exciting .
Come back soon
Gary Rogers /Owner Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here 3 nights to celebrate our anniversary and visit the Manuel Antonio National park. Although our canopy suite was quite a few steps up, the view at the top was defiantly worth the climb. The location was a bit further from Manuel Antonio then most hotels, but we loved its tucked away quiet atmosphere. Gary, Catalina and the boys (and we can't forget to mention the dogs Sarah and ChiChi) were all incredibly friendly and made the place feel like home. Thank you again for everything! Make sure you try the banana/coconut pancakes for breakfast; they were delicious & ask Gary to show you the best sunset spot in town; only a 10min walk to the park, next to the marina.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Road to the Marina Pez Vela, 250 Mts West, Zona Americana, Tipo H | Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Condotel Las Cascadas 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful family-owned vacation rentals with several options to suit your group's needs. We offer 1,2 or 3 bedroom suites with A/C, WiFi and access to our pool with terrace and waterfall. Some units are available with kitchen, living room, cable TV, living room, ocean view, and outdoor terrace with lounging area, mini-bar and ocean view. A ten minute walk to town, oceanfront, and a snorkeling cove. Peaceful location on the edge of the rainforest. ... more   less 
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Condotel Las Cascadas Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
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