Let me start off by saying the staff at the San bada hotel Manuel Antonio is extremely well trained, are very nice and very professional.
Now my 2 star rating would actually be 2.5 but there is no 2.5
Ok so we arrived in town to find the town very slow, of course it's rainy season that was expected. Along the road there were a couple signs to San bada hotel. But as we got closer there were no more signs and we had a little trouble finding it. The hotel was empty, Upon check in the receptionist and the bell boy took us to the room carried our bags ect. The room was average at best, very hot as the drapes weren't closed during the day when they turned the a/c on. The hotel says they are green so I was surprised that the a/c was working so hard when a small about of tint on the window would have solved that problem. The bathrooms were clean, the sink was updated. I would not recommend these rooms with a bath tub for the elderly or disabled because it is hard to get into the tub. After check in we checked out the town, went to the marlin restaurant down the street and had a snack. Upon returning to the hotel it had begun to rain, we took our laptops (my husband must have internet when we travel for work) up to the 6th floor to check out the jungle/ ocean view. No internet.... Figured it was from the rain, even though we live in costa rica and our internet is not effected from the rain at all. That was ok for the time being. At 4:30 we wanted to order dinner after sitting for a while. But the waiter or any staff was no where to be found. Finally 30min later he came up, was very nice, very good English as well very professional. We ordered the Congo burger I had heard so much about from the other reviewers.. My mom and I asked for it to be cooked well done. 1 hour later the food finally came and the burger was completely raw, and bleeding through the bun. After another 45 min it came back and it was terrible, falling apart, no catchup for the fries no napkins no forks. We couldn't even tell the staff because there wasn't any. At 7 the Internet still hadn't returned, the staff said it was the rain.
Upon going to sleep early we noticed noise coming from the room either above or right behind us, as we were a corner room I couldn't tell. We could here everything. I was upset, I have worked in hotels before and you never put guests that close if there is no one in the hotel! The next morning there was still no Internet, the reception said the manager was in at 10 and he needs to reset the connection. 1:30pm rollers around and still no internet and no manager has arrived. We left and went to town to get internet.
We didn't eat there again we went to victories Italian restaurant which was amazing.
We ended up leaving a day earlier because the hotel didn't make us wait to stay. There was know one in the rooms they could have upgraded us or something
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel San Bada brand new Hotel located right next to Manuel Antonio National Park entrance, and a few steps to Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica.Rooms with National Park jungle and ocean view balconies. Discover the wildlife from your balcony and listen to the ocean. The biggest pool in the area with water slide, waterfalls and a pool bar. A private pool for adults at the terrace, with ocean and jungle view, perfect sunset spot! Our amenities:-Restaurant-Access to the public beach-Pool bar-Power generator in case of electricity shortout-Elevator-Biggest pool-Kids pool-Adults pool with ocean view-Snack Bar-WiFi-Free spacious parking, no driving needed once you are at the resort, everything is in walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel San Bada Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park