I stayed at this hotel with a group of 14 people ages ranging from 7 to 72. Very different kind of hotel. If you are looking for a 4 or even 5 star hotel this is not the place for you. I liked the architecture of the hotel. It looked like you were staying in a villa . The rooms where all in different levels and you had to do a lot of going up/down to reach the different parts of the hotel. There were 3 pools in the hotel. We used the one right at the bottom and the one next to the restaurant at the top. The look up from the bottom pool was pretty good. We did see some wildlife - iguanas were the highlight - we did see some monkeys just outside the hotel though not in the hotel premise.
The rooms were very comfortable but nothing spectacular. The bathroom fittings were quite rustic and did not always work in the most optimum manner - functional at the best. The room had an AC which was a must as the place was really hot. The room also had a safe so you could keep your valuables there. Maid service was daily and they kept your room clean everyday. Each room had a balcony and the room I stayed in had a swing as well. There is no internet access in this hotel.
The front desk folks were very friendly. We did not use any of their services for planning trips as I had done this before coming there. The restaurant was pretty good. We had breakfast everyday there ( included in the price of room). The chef cooked up a good special dinner for us one night as most of my group were vegetarians and our choices were limited. The food was very good.
The hotel is located in the main road leading to the manual Antonio park. IT will probably take you a good 20-30 min to walk to the entrance. Lot of hotels and bars line the road. THere was a bar (noisy) in this restaurant - I did not visit it. They played loud music till pretty late in the nite. Even though I stayed right under the bar the music did not bother me as the AC was quite loud and also that the rooms had concrete walls which did not permeate the sound.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casitas Eclipse is an exuberant Mediterranean - style hotel, located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Just in front of the hotel, the main road that heads to Manuel Antonio National Park and to the beach.The hotel is surrounded by exotic gardens which combined with their strategic location right next to the National Park, enables guests to enjoy within premises, the occasional visits of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, birds, colored frogs and other wildlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casitas Eclipse Hotel
- Hotel Casitas Eclipse Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio