Since I did not want to pay excessive rates at nearby closer to the Manuel Antonio National Park properties ranging from USD150 to USD650 per night plus taxes
I booked directly this Best Western after checking negative reviews from other guests to anticipate what I could be expecting.
I found that this hotel is on line with those ratings but according to the price I paid –USD62/night taxes and breakfast included- I could honestly not be asking for more.
Though I booked for a very quiet room preferring tranquility and sleep quality to a view, the surrounding noise was an issue. First there is bad room to room sound insulation but I was lucky since the hotel was far from being full.
Then the inner atrium amplifies all surrounding noises such as street traffic and guests or staff talking loudly in the hallways. The thin guest rooms doors can not stop anything. It gave me the impression that I got a room without walls in the middle of the hotel.
But the worse occurs when there is a local ”singer" probably kicked out from Costa Rica got Talent tries to entertain guests dining at the 3rd floor restaurant until midnight replacing its lack of voice by a lot of amplified distorted decibels.
This calamity seems to happen mostly on Saturdays.
Most rooms are tiny with a low lying bed and pretty basic in terms of furniture.
When it rains and it happens a lot May to February there is a terrible drain smell in rooms.
There are numerous dark spots on the bathroom’s white tiles. After trying to scrub them I found that this is not filth as I early thought but just 3rd choice tiles with a lot of impacts.
The free breakfast is basic with a very limited choice of items : corn flakes, choco pops, ananas, water melons and toasts. That’s it. However, it is served on a panoramic place with ocean view.
Split system A/C works fine.
Flat panel TV set with a large selection of channels.
Staff has been helpful anytime I have been dealing with them.
There is a charming little swimming pool surrounded by lush vegetation in the inner garden.
Well maintained property.
WiFi internet access works well.
Although there is a fenced and locked parking area 200 yards from the hotel entrance you will still have to open the gate and locked it by yourself.
My conclusion is to stay here if you are on a budget and not too sensitive to noise issues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEST WESTERN Kamuk Hotel & Casino is the only full service ocean view hotel in Quepos. Located just a few steps from the Quepos Marina our 44 comfortable rooms are divided in 3 diferent categories: Standar, Superior and Primium, they all have air-conditioned, hot water, cable TV, free WI-FI Internet and most with balconies as well. The Restaurant & Bar "Mira Olas" is open for breakfast from 6-10am every day to serve complimentary breakfast to our guests including the typical Costa Rican gallo pinto with fried or scramble eggs.We also have a casino on premises for those who enjoy gaming, conference room for 50 people and the outdoor pool for our guests who prefer to relax in the sun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- BEST WESTERN Kamuk Hotel & Casino Costa Rica/Quepos
- Best Western Quepos
- Quepos Best Western