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Byblos Resort & Casino
Warsaw
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77 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Not as nice as it looks”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Booked the hotel for two nights. During first night got bitten by a cockroach (which I killed in my bed !) and did my best to try to get out as early as I could. Was in the reception 6 AM Had huge problems in talking to the hotel about this, had to ask for the manager several times, and after third attempt I finally got them to agree to give me the money back.

Room was not very clean (booked even with ocean view, but view was to the ocean over a parking lot and cables... Air-condition in the room was so dirty so it was yellow/brown.

Location : a long walk from the park and beach. I asked locals for help and moved to a MUCH better hotel (and cheaper) right on the beach side !

Not recommendable !

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Monroe Twp, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We have seen howler monkeys, white face monkeys, squirrel monkeys right outside our lovely, air conditioned room. It is just steps away from many pleasant restaurants and gift shops and has two restaurants on premises. Nice place as long as lots of steps are not an issue. There's no elevator, sadly.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2014

The personnel at this hotel were awesome, made some great friends. Lots of monkeys and birds. There are several great restaurants around, the seafood is delicious! Poolside breakfast is nice. The way this hotel is layed out offered lots of privacy, it was hard to tell that they were full. One warning - lots of steps.

Room Tip: Definitely get a bungalow,they are all great with covered porches.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Des Moines, Iowa
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189 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a very convenient hotel when in the Manuel Antonio area. Easy walking to a few great restaurants and on the bus route. The rooms were huge and clean, although dated. The pool area was nice and the white faced monkeys added charm. The casino aspect is a little misleading as it is a very small area with limited gaming, but also has some music----we were not late night people and it was a slow time of year so none of that disturbed us. Breakfast is included but not the greatest of fares. There are a lot of stairs to navigate to the rooms, pool, breakfast areas.

Room Tip: There are a lot of stairs, so if you are mobility challenged, please ask what might be best for your...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

This hotel did not disappoint. It is a large hotel with a selection of rooms or individual cabins in a jungle setting. The pool area and restaurant were excellent. The room was large and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the themed night at the bar, particularly the karaoke. It is within walking distance of several good restaurants and on the bus route to the beach. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Located on top of the hill on the way to Manuel Antonio. Food service was very good, rooms adequate, casino is small, situated on hillside so some mobility required, beautiful setting, across the road from the hotels with view over the bay, close to other dining including La Avion, an interesting restaurant, small grocery, on local bus line with close stop that goes to Manuel Antonio or down to Quepos.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great place to have a drink, 2nd floor look out, secure parking (important in CR), gringo sports on TV, pool tables, bar food. Casino is kind of slow, dull maybe?

It has never has drawn much of a crowd in 15 years that I know the place, but it is there and beats the one downtown on the first floor of the Best Western in every way.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Byblos Resort & Casino
Address: Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Byblos Resort & Casino 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Byblos offers all the amenities and comforts of a three-star boutique resort, while conserving the essence of jungle style lodging. All rooms are spacious offering ample views of the local Wildlife and Garden Areas or Pacific Ocean. Accommodations feature air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, safe box, hair dryer, mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Free gated parking and wireless internet access is available, as well as our poolside Bistro Pizzeria, Billfish Sportsbar and air conditioned Casino. Close to all tours, attractions, spas and local restaurants. ... more   less 
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