Very nice, well manages, family hotel in Drake. The room was well furnished and comfortable. The facilities were all handy. The restaurant provided excellent meals. .... and the view is breathtaking. Highly recommend staying here if you ever end up in Drake!
Location. - a ways out of town (north end of the bay), mostly not convenient to restaurants except one just down the road, (which was pretty good and a good value). The road is falling apart so makes for difficult driving. Same goes for getting to the tour boats near the south end of the bay. The main road in and out of town goes right by the hotel and the room was adjacent to the road. This made for a really obnoxious, noisy experience. Breakfast is pretty good-lots of fruit. Scrambled eggs seemed over done to us. They did make gluten free toast and pancakes for my celiac diet. The terrace is a lovely spot with a great view and breeze. We spent time just looking out at the bay and also birding-we saw a number of new-to-us bird species from our chairs at breakfast. The lanai at our room (the only upstairs one) also had a great view, but it was usually hotter. Room-kept quite clean, fresh towels each day, but inconsistent types. i.e., only got wash cloths one of the days. Main complaint is the lack of hot water and water pressure in the shower, and lack of water at all in the kitchenette. This was explained away by the manager as the nature of a 2nd floor room. This gets them a 2 on the facility. Need to install hooks for hanging and drying gear/ clothes. Very convenient laundry service on site. On site parking is really handy. Price is just ok given the distance from town, not including the water issue.…
I stayed here for about a week. The Manolo family went out of there way to make sure we had a good stay. They're continuing to work hard and improve the property (which is already amazing) and it's easily one of the (if not THE) nicest places to stay in Drake Bay). The view is fantastic, the shower was warm, and the AC was cold. Thanks Manolo family for a very comfortable stay at a very beautiful location!
Thank you so much Ingriss! We enjoyed very much our stay at Villas Manola. Your hospitality and the tours you provided. We will for sure and have already recommended you to others. And we might one day visit you again in the future.