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El Faro Beach Hotel

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night and I must say staying here is pretty neat. The hotels are converted shipping containers so it is small but efficient! Has a mini fridge, small bathroom, decent bed and a safe, also transportation around the hotel. I do highly recommend getting a room with a view, if not you will face the pool and...

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing us and for your thorough review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again. All the best!

merchantville, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a fan of the Tiny House movement and was interested in staying here because the hotel was formed from stacked shipping containers. Overall they did a good job but some details still need work. The room layout was fine except the lighting situation was bleak. No bedside lamps or wall sconces so if you want to read, it...

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bonnie, Thank you for your stay at our property. Your comments are very nice. I definitely will pass on the idea of the bedside lamps or wall scones, we´ll definitely look into this situation. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best!

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eco friendly hotel built of recycled cargo containers. Located on a hillside with fantastic views at the entrance to the national park. 2 pools, good restaurant with fantastic food, fun staff and great hospitality.

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for the comments. All the best!

Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here last week of March. My husband and I were a bit disappointed with the room we got when we arrived on our first day (See pictures). It was a long drive and a tiring day. We arrived at 6pm. We paid for the room with a private balcony online but we didn't get it on our first...

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nik, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. I apologize for the miscommunication from the front desk. We are constantly working to improve our hotel and service, so your comments will help us to improve. We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future. We promise...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very large beds that were super comfortable. We had a safe that worked perfectly. Free Wifi was helpful, and the restaurant was spectacular. Jose Chacon works at the restaurant and he was so friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend this hotel and restaurant!

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. and we all look forward to you staying with us again in the future! All the best!

Southern England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right next to the park entrance and up the steepest hill using extra powerful golf carts to get up there. Two pools and great wifi with a super-helpful reception. Thanks Alan! The rooms are narrow - in fact so narrow the beds are long-ways! But it works and we had a great night's sleep up in the top of the...

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your nice comments! Thank you for choosing us here at El Faro Beach Hotel and we hope to see you in the future again. All the best!

UK
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Very imposing hotel on a steep hill, very close walk to the entrance gate of Manuel Antonio National Park. Really convenient for the park and the beach (5 mins walk). Reasonable value- we paid about $175 at Easter peak season including breakfast, which is OK for Costa Rica. Rooms are created from stacked shipping containers - very innovative! Means they're...

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the tremendously gracious review. It was our pleasure to offer you the amenities and service that you have come to expect. We look forward to serving you in the future. All the best!

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 18, 2017

A nice hotel with a great location close to Manuel Antonio park and away from the crowds at the local beach..we were in the top rooms...great view...great use of shipping containers, staff really friendly , my one complaint is the breakfast...or lack of choice...had pancakes, then when i wanted toast was told i would have to pay for it(what's that...

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for your stay and the gracious review. I apologize that we did not live up to your expectations in the breakfast which is included on the room rate. We are actively trying to make improvements in that area. Hope you can stay with us again in the future. All the best!

Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed April 5, 2017

It's located like 3 minutes by walking from Manuel Antonio National Park and it's pretty close to restaurants, supermarkets, night life. The rooms are made from containers, very comfortable with a great view but you can hear some of the noise of the other rooms. It has a parking lot, a pool and restaurant for your own convenience, nothing fancy.

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Katherine, Thank you for choosing us, I´m glad you enjoyed our great location next to the National Park for your convenience. Please keep us in mind during your future travels. All the best!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a basic room and despite knowing what to expect the reality is a very narrow room! However it was functional - everything worked - air con was great, it was good to have a full sized fridge for drinks - we could even make snacks to take to the park. There was ample storage for clothes / cases...

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Diego E, General Manager at El Faro Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Naomi, We truly are grateful that you chose us as your Hotel to stay in Manuel Antonio and that our service, amenities and staff was to your liking. Thank you for your excellent review. All the best!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Costa Rica's one and only Container Hotel. Authentic shipping containers, having had a previous storied life on the sea, have been stylishly transformed into a unique Eco-friendly hotel you'll not see elsewhere. Mindful of our fragile surroundings, El Faro Beach Hotel has been carefully designed to back naturally into the hillside contours of Manuel Antonio National Park. Complete with its tall ceilings, private balconies and original wood floors, you'll enjoy all the amenities of a luxury hotel while promoting sustainability in this virgin rainforest meets ocean setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Faro Beach Hotel

Address: 75 meters from Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park XQP, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $79 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Faro Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
El Faro Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Get a room on the the highest section you will have a better view”
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“One of the top floors. Don't mistake the El Farro HOTEL with the hostel down below!!”
Surreyflyer, Apr 19, 2017 | Read review
“Choose the rooms with ocean view”
KatherineU933, Apr 5, 2017 | Read review
“The higher you are - the better the view of the ocean and beach.”
dbcTX, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
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