After we got to the resort, we appreciated that our room was ready even we arrived couple of hours before official check in hours. We loved the welcome drinks and fruit on our arrival.
However the receptionist did not inform us about the complimentary tours - one of them was a tortilla tour explaining the costa rican lifestyle etc. We accidentaly found out on our last day and would love to join it.
Anyway we got a partial ocean view room - even we booked the ocean view room. It was situated in Building 1 as far I remember 102. The room was nice, spacious, with big terace and enough space even for more people. We also like that it comes with 2 bathrooms. The bathrooms are moulded, need to be painted.
Unfortunatelly our room was smelly. We asked the receptionists too get us some candles to get the smell away. Instead of that the hotel stuff just spray the room with something quiet stromg and we could not breathe next couple of hours.
We also enjoyed dinning in the resort - breakfast was fantastic. I loved the fresh juice and fruit plate with some homemade cookies. The menu was also big enough and we enjoyed the great view on the beach. We also had a dinner and I loved the black beans soup - grandma recipe.
Wifi in our room was not working very well and we asked several times to get it done - I think 4 times, but the stuff did not repair it. It is also a pity that the cleaning women do not understand English once we asked to come in 15 min later to get ready for dinner and nobody showed up later.
Even worst experience we had with the laundry Service. When we left the clothes to clean in the morning even after 3 times calling the reception that we are leaving next morning, nobody knew where our clothes are. They promised us to have them already in the room - but in the room there was nothing at all!
I mean there are couple of things which made us unhappy and we didnt feel very welcome. On the other hand, I really want to thank to Sergio and Alex - golf cars drivers as these were the nicest people in the resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within walking distance of Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenas Del Mar is an extraordinary beachfront and rainforest resort catering to travelers looking for more than the typical luxury hotel experience. Stunning, luxurious, and sustainable, our hotel has 38 rooms with exclusive beach and nature views, nestled in eleven acres of rainforest with private trails and two tree-shaded white sand beaches. Unique among the hotels in Manuel Antonio, our carbon-neutral property offers sustainable, luxurious lodging. As well, we are proud to be the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to have been awarded the Five Sustainability Leaf Award and a Five Star Award. With this stunning location and a myriad of personalized services, on-property activities and land and water-based tours catered for honeymooning couples and families alike, Arenas Del Mar is the perfect base for exploring on your Manuel Antonio vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenas Del Mar Beachfront And Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park