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“Great Stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Roca
Carretera hacia al Parque Nacional, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Quepos
Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Hotel Villa Roca has really great views accompanied with great service. Everyone was really friendly and willing to go above and beyond to make our stay pleasant, though we may have annoyed one of the staff members with our questions. The only issue we encountered was when my partner and I went for breakfast and no seats were available, though this was the only time we experienced this. We weren't expecting to have that many options for breakfast, but there was a great variety, from cold breakfasts, fruit, or cooked to order. It was nice going into Quepos and eating out at restaurants with some of the locals....enjoyed these meals more than the ones we had in the touristy area where the hotel is located. We did spend some time at the jacuzzi, though it is true that usually it is not hot at night, even though it was more of a place to socialize with others at night.....watch out for falling monkeys!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Avondale Estates, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

My partner and I stayed for 4 nights at the tail end of the low season for our anniversary. Our room, #3, was perfectly situated for a fantastic view of the ocean and the entertaining antics of the capuchin monkeys in the morning. The front desk and all the staff were kind and accommodating; rooms clean and comfortable for relaxing. Breakfasts were filling and there were several options to choose from - especially appreciated the fresh fruit, juices and Costa Rican coffee. The hotel is conveniently located to several dining options in the evening (check out Sanchos). Loved the infinity pool - didn't try the jacuzzi since it was a bit on the cool side during our stay. A great place to stay for outgoing singles or couples.

Al and Steve

Room Tip: Be sure to inquire about ocean views - #3 had a nice view and was relatively quiet.
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  • Stayed November 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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Dallas, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Hotel Villa Roca is a tremendous value, with very clean and comfortable rooms, an attentive staff and stunning ocean views. The breakfast is fantastic. I look forward to many future stays. I have two minor suggestions: 1) Make a deal with one of the restaurants close by to deliver food that can be charged to the room; 2) limit the female staff members to the area above the pool.

Room Tip: The hotel has good advice on the website regarding the views availabe from various rooms. My room, n...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Villa roca is the best gay hotel in Manuel Antonio. Private, comfortable, clean, safe, nice staff, ocean view rooms is spectacular. We woul like to thank the Houseekeeping team specially: Cecilia, Ariana & Alicia, very professionals adn i love it the set up of the bed and daily amenities during my 7 night stay in the hotel. Also the front desk staff Gerald, Marco & Fernando for their help and excellent service. BK was included and the the presentation of the meals was nice and delicious! the chef Jaimi!!! Jeffrey was very funny and nice thank you too. The bartender are very helpful and funny too..thank Rauni & Christopher that knows very well the night life in Manuel Antonio. We stayed at room 12 and think is the room with the best view and nice room set up, the jacuzzy located 199 step from our room is quite and private, nice place to have fun with your love one! the garden is nice and you get to see monkeys and other animals. The beach was like 5 minutes in car from the hotel. Manuel antonio National Park is very inetresting but to much walk..nice for those that love hiking. Restaurants are many options...but one of the most we liked was The grand escape in Quepos, Restaurante Aqua Azul, El Avion. About Club it was just one club and one bar...Liquid night club & Rafael's terrazas Bar Ocean View. The infinity pool is the best place in the hotel to have a nice day and get the best Tan!! the pool bar is open from 4:00pm to 8:00PM. The owner of the hotel is also always around helping all the guest and supervising the staff Thanks Armin & Jorn

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My partner and stayed in October. After a short flight and very beautiful flight from San Jose we landed at the tiny airport of Quepos. Its about a 20min taxi ride to Villa Roca on a scenic road through the green hills of Manuel Antionio. The hotel is located in a spectacular location with views over the bay and the islands. The rooms are fairly basic but clean and fresh and the staff are friendly and helpful. The pool is beautiful and a great place to hang out, get some sun and make new friends. There was a mix of some internationals, many from the US and some local from San Jose, the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. The breakfast is good and the restaurant staff are fun and entertaining, the pool bar only opens at 4pm but they have drinks available from reception. The wi fi in the room was lousy but works well around the pool. We had a great time and will be going back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cortez, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I stayed here in late April and had a really good time. It is a super laid back place to get away and relax. This was a spur of the moment vacation and the staff at Villa Roca found me a room with only a couple hours notice. I will be back as soon as possible.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My partner and I stayed at Hotel Villa Roca and loved the experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. The view from the pool of the ocean is exquisite. The jacuzzi in the jungle is serene. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We just wished the hotel served more food besides breakfast as it would be nice to not have to leave such a fabulous gay paradise.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villaroca, Owner at Hotel Villa Roca, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thank you very much for choose our resort for your stay in Manuel Antonio.
We are very happy about your review of our staff, the pool, the Jacuzzi and the rooms and for the “fabulous gay paradise”.
Our room rates include a delicious breakfast but unfortunately we are not able to offer lunch or snacks because we don’t have a full restaurant license. For our guests we offer food delivery service until 10:00 pm and in less than a half Mile distance there are 12 excellent restaurants like Rico Tico, Claro Que Si, Falls Garden Café, El Gato Negro, El Avion, Byblos Restaurant and Byblos Pizzeria, Agua Azul, Barba Roja, Sancho´s, Café Milagro and Karolas with different menus and delicious food to enjoy lunch, snacks and dinner.
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Address: Carretera hacia al Parque Nacional, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Quepos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort is gay owned and operated, exclusively for gays, lesbians and their friends to enjoy. Villa Roca is nestled on a hillside, ideally located between the village of Quepos and the National Park of Manuel Antonio. Offering stunning views overlooking the rain forest and the Pacific Ocean.Restaurants, bars, shopping and the beaches is a short walk from the resort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villa Roca Hotel Quepos
Hotel Villa Roca Costa Rica/Quepos

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