We leave tomorrow after a week in this lovely hotel. All staff absolutely wonderful, never been looked after before by so many friendly helpful people. Our room 603B had very comfortable bed and pillows and fine cotton sheets , great shower in bathroom. We probably should have done a bit more research before we came and requested a room with fewer stairs as we both have weak knees and found being on third floor a bit hard going , hotel was full when we arrived so no alternative. Good view from balcony ,slightly restricted by palm tree . The buggies were great for getting us up and down the hill. After a couple of days of me struggling to swim in sea from the very pretty beach, we walked to the public beach about 20 minutes and hired sunbeds and umbrellas 12 dollars for day. Although sea was still a bit rough , beach less steep so managed to swim better. My reason for not giving five stars to this hotel is really to do with the restaurant. Thought it plain and a bit uninspiring. We prefer buffet style breakfasts where you can watch your eggs and toast being cooked exactly to your taste , to take as much and better variety of fruit than on offer here ,and not have the waste of a plate of unwanted cake/muffins/pastry that appeared automatically on table each morning. Having said this when we asked for more fruit or juice it was quickly given to us. We also felt the dinner menu very limited so elected to eat elsewhere after two nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and once again cannot praise all the staff too highly.
- Also Known As:
- Arenas Del Mar Beachfront And Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park
- 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, this hotel has 38 rooms with exclusive beach and nature views as it is 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—the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to be awarded the Five Sustainability Leaf Award and a Five Star Award. Arenas Del Mar is the perfect base for exploring on your Manuel Antonio vacation. ... more less
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