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Casa Conde del Mar Hotel and Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Panama Beach | Pacific North Coast, 68240, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 16 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
Orange, California
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“One Night Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Casa Conde for one night on Friday February 22nd 2013. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful. We were staying in another hotel in the area but they were booked so we had to move for 2 nights. Casa Conde has a beautiful pool and the grounds are very lush. The rooms are very nice. Our room had a jucuzzi and extra large bathroom. The rooms near the pool and the beach are really located with a great view. Unfortuntly we booked late and ended up with a room near the end of the parking lot. My wife was not happy with the location of the room as she felt like we were staying in the parking lot and not close to enough to the resort. It was only about a 150 meter walk to the lobby. My biggest issue is they told me we would have internet access in the room and the internet did not work in the room. They said they would work on fixing it but that never happend. I rely on internet for business so I decided to check out the next day. When I told them I was going to check out they offered me many options to stay but i felt that should have been offered before I pack and was ready to leave. The resort is nice with a great pool. My only other concern is that Panama beach is isolated in the area. There are no other options for drinks or food so the only option when staying there is the restaurant and bars in the resort. You need a car or a cab the get to any other beach or anything else you may want to find. We did have a great evening on the hot tub in the room.

Room Tip: Stay near the pool or the beach not the parking lot.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Talkeetna, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

As a family of four(kids 2 1/2 and 5) from Alaska, we picked the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica to be sure we completely thawed out. Starting out our trip with Casa Conde Del Mar was a smart move...the sun shone everyday, all day and when the heat was on, we enjoyed the "best pool ever" or relaxing in the very comfortable and clean room. The baby pool was great for both kids to play when we wanted to relax on lawnchairs. Howler Monkies, Resident Iguana's, and Tropical Birds Galore entertained us daily. The staff befriended us and it was sad to leave after 9 days of getting to know eachother. The breakfast bar was excellent and we dined for a fabulous Valentine's Dinner that I'll never forget. The live musicians were a nice touch to their open dining room. Our kids had a horse ride on the beach and my husband went fishing on a boat one day and a caught a couple red snappers that the restaurant prepared for us for another memorable dinner. I went snorkeling another day and that was a nice break from the kids. The gray sands beach was clean and very family friendly. We enjoyed Sunday on the beach with the Costa Ricans who travelled far and wide to spend it with their families. Very entertaining! We made fires on the beach and roasted hotdogs and marshmellows a few evenings at sunset. Without a car, you can feel stranded here if you plan to say awhile..thought they have an acitivity desk that will take you almost anywhere. We flew to Liberia from San Jose...rented a car at the end of our stay here to then explored inland to Monteverde, Lake Arenal...La Fortuna and back to San Jose. Highly recommend Casa Conde Del Mar. Que sitio mas bonito!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I really enjoyed this property. The rooms were clean and adequate, I believe they were recently remodeled. The parrots and mccaws sang in the morning at breakfast. The location is a little out of the was and it is a short drive into Coco beach, but that makes it all the better. Breakfast was good, and the massage out toward the beach was very relaxing. The only problem, which is not within the hotels control, was the various wildfires burning in the area, it made it hard to enjoy the outdoors with all of the smoke.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I reserved this hotel on hotels.com and we were very pleasantly surprised. The grounds were beautifully maintained, the room spacious. Entry had a portico with comfy chairs. Big swimming pool if one does not like the black sand of the beach. Breakfast was a generous buffet in happy setting in- and outdoors. WE can recommend this for anyone wanting to relax!

Room Tip: Rooms in the middle face the pool. Larger rooms are set back.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Salida, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The hotel is in a lovely setting, right on the beach. there were countless birds, and we saw howler monkeys each day. There is a wonderful large pool, and beautiful grounds. Meals were great, especially the dinner on the beach our last night, complete with traditional music and ships out on the water.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Davis, California
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47 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This hotel is a bit remote, but if you have a car and can get around, it is a lovely place to stay. There are just 20 rooms, five single story buildings with four units each. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the pool area is fantastic. There is a large pool for children along with a little playground, and an adjacent pool for adults with a swim-up bar. The hotel sits right on the beach, and the water is very calm. Howler monkeys are a common site, and can be seen early in the morning as the mothers and their babies feed among the trees along the beach. There are also many wonderful birds, and they will visit your table during breakfast if you aren't careful. The rooms are quite basic and could use a little updating, but the beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. There are two queen beds spaced quite far apart, and a long desk with drawers on each end. The rooms are large enough to accommodate a couple of nice chairs for sitting, but there were none in the room. However, each unit has a private patio with two chairs - a nice place to sit in the mornings and evenings. The rooms are air conditioned; the units make a bit of noise, but they did not keep us awake. The restaurant does a nice job on both breakfast and dinner (we did not eat lunch here). Breakfast is buffet with an omelet bar. The buffet is nicely displayed with a wide variety of fruits and pastries, cereals, juices, and omelets made to order. We ate dinner here every night and were never disappointed. The service was excellent and every meal was nicely done. The menu offers a wide variety of choices, and everyone in our group was pleased. We went into Playa Coco one day for lunch and ate at Casa del Mar - food and service were excellent. All in all, this is a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Let me start off by saying the rooms are very basic. Pool was great and access to beach couldn't be easier. Meal at the restauraunt was overpriced but the setting was nice. The Swim up bar was nice and the bartender was good and friendly! For the price of the room this is a great alternative. Location is tricky but thats not always a bad thing.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Panama Beach | Pacific North Coast, 68240, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#5 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Conde del Mar Hotel and Resort 3.5*
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