We recently had our wedding at the Hotel Parador and we could not have been happier with the service and treatment that we and our guests had received! We felt like royalty! Carolina (the concierge) had to put up with me (the bride) and all of my rediculous demands and questions right from the start and she was always very helpful and accommodating to our needs. She was always cheerful and had a smile on her face, even when I changed the ceremony location at the last minute! Everything was perfect from the flowers and decorations to the food and the reception . The hotel property was beautiful with outstanding views in every direction. Out of the six rooms we had at the resort only one smelled musty. In a humid, tropical environment that's pretty good, all of the other hotels we stayed in during our trip smelled like mold. All of our guests were extremely happy with their rooms and the service that they had received. The meals were great! Especially the breakfast buffet....they had many options and all were outstanding! The view from the pool was amazing and everyone LOVED the swim up bar! We had a couples massage at the spa the day of the wedding. The spa was very nice as were the staff. Once again, we felt very important, like royalty. Since everyone else complains about the road in, I have to talk about that! Get over it people! We drove all over Costa Rica and compared to some of the stuff we drove through, this was cake! Yeah, it wasn't your everyday perfectly paved commute to work, but we drove through worse! In other areas of the country we had to drive through heards of cattle and rushing streams to reach our destinations! Of course, if you took the island hopper in and paid a driver to chauffer you around Manuel Antonio, you may be disappointed about the road, but I absolutly agree that "the rocky, hilly, dirt roads are part of the country's culture and if this person actually traveled trough the country they would think this road is just fine." If you're not into "roughing it" then you may agree that the road in could be better, just get what you need before you go in and don't go out until you have to leave! As far as the new construction goes, we were up and at it by 5 am anyway. You're in Costa Rica people, do you really want to sleep in!!!!! The day we did sleep in....the day after the wedding ;-) we didn't hear a thing and our room was very close to the new construction. I can't say the same about our residence in the US, between the barking dogs and the jackhammering on a new construction around the corner, this was quiet! To those who compared this to the Holiday Inn.... granted, you're not at The Mansion at MGM Grand in Las Vegas but the Hotel Parador exceded our expectations by far and I would LOVE to see the Holiday Inn's that you've been staying at :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Parador Resort & Spa, Costa Rica’s premier eco-luxury resort. Sitting high above the Central Pacific coastline, this award-winning hotel is built on 12 acres of rainforest in beautiful Manuel Antonio, just minutes from Costa Rica’s best beaches.Known for its dedication to preserving and protecting Mother Nature as well as its first-class amenities, Parador offers a long list of activities for your enjoyment and a staff ready to accommodate your every need. Experience inspired cuisine. Take a walk along a white sand beach. Swing through the rainforest canopy. Or simply relax and take in the view from your splendid suite. It’s all about responsible luxury, pura vida style. Parador Resort & Spa… Where Green Is More Than Just A Color. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Parador
- Parador Resort And Spa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio