I had recently came back from Quepos and a stay at Villas Tranquilas. It was my first trip to Costa Rica and the experience was excellent. Because the Villas are new and information scarce I wanted to submit a review.
I traveled with 3 friends who had also never been to Costa Rica. Our main reasons for going were to see Costa Rica and do off shore fishing. The fishing is why we went to Quepos. From my research and communications with the manager of the Villas I thought they would be a nice place to stay.
I would like to say that the service we received started long before we arrived in Costa Rica. Being a novice world traveler and new to Costa Rica I had many questions. The manager Kathleen, e-mailed and called many times to assist me. Upon our arrival at the Quepos airport we were greeted by Kathleen. She also spent the better part of an entire day assisting us with a car rental, showing us around Quepos, sharing lunching with us, and helping us settle in at the Villas. Her service was over the top!
The Villas are brand new. Honestly the pictures on the website are very accurate because they are literally are brand new. The kitchen units are fully equipped with everything you need to prepare any meals you want right there. We were able to cook fish we caught that day out of Quepos. I felt guilty leaving a messy kitchen but every morning the staff came in and cleaned everything---including the kitchen and dishes---that was nice!
The rooms were plenty large for 2 adults and all their stuff. Each room had it’s own A/C with a remote to control the temperature. Very comfortable at night. The place we stayed before had no A/C. There are 2 full bathrooms in each Villa.
The downstairs living area does not have A/C but has a ceiling fan. Honestly we were not around much during the day but I never felt it was uncomfortable downstairs. The furnishings were very nice and gave you a very comfortable “at home” feel. The staff that lived on site, Ronald, were excellent. If you like to fish Ronald might take you to the local fishing hole---that was our most unforgettable part of the trip.
We used the pool. They have done a very nice job with the pool and a community socializing area. The also have a very nice built in Bar-B-Q grill that guests can use. In addition to the on site staff they have security guards at night. We never felt unsafe.
The drive back to San Jose was very scenic. I was happy that we rented a car and got to experience that. However, I would not recommend driving in San Jose at night. For me I enjoyed driving around Costa Rica but San Jose was a little intimidating. Quepos is easy.
So, for us Villas Tranquilas was an excellent experience and excellent value. The property is 5 minutes from town so it is better to have a car there. The service was excellent and the surround area very nice. If you want the full “spa/resort” experience I would recommend the Marriott at Los Suenos---about $300 a night. If you are experiencing Costa Rica and looking very a very nice, affordable location---Villas Tranquils is the place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tropical rainforest retreat in Quepos/Manuel Antonio Costa Rica. Four plantation style villas in each building offer two bedroom, two bath contemporary custom accommodations. Every town home sleeps up to six guests with a fully equipped kitchen. We have two pools for our guests and are one of the most affordable rental communities in the surrounding area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villas Tranquilas Hotel Quepos
- Villas Tranquilas Costa Rica/Quepos