Tulemar was hands down one of the nicest properties (if not the nicest!) I have EVER stayed at (and I have travelled a lot). Their attention to detail is impeccable. I booked our reservation a little late and they were able to find us accommodations in three different rooms for four nights. Bill Bennett made our moves seamless and truly went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. He greeted us upon arrival, showed us to our first room, helped us, brought us fresh fruit, and showed us around the property. He gave us restaurant recommendations, tour advice, and answered all our questions. Each day when we left to do something (i.e. leave for a tour) he moved our luggage and groceries to our next room and made everything SO EASY for us. It was a treat! Al also helped us a lot and answered our questions and made sure we were comfortable.
Even from the moment I booked the reservation, Dave was so helpful on Tulemar's online chat helping me figure out the different rooms/different nights, gave us advice about driving to Tulemar, and answered my many questions. Then, Vanessa contacted me giving me the information how to travel there, what to expect, and information on tours. She made it very easy to start setting up tours before we arrived. Even after we left, we had an issue with a tour company charging us the wrong amount and she immediately helped us, called the company, and continued to follow up with us.
Our favorite place we stayed at Tulemar was Mot Mot Hideaway. Absolutely amazing! I wish that could be my permanent home! It's newly re-modeled with beautiful reefal limestone floors and walls. The balcony is HUGE with an outdoor kitchen (grill, refrigerator, wine refrigerator, sink, storage, etc.)....and not to mention hammock and amazing large lounge chair!!!
One night while we stayed at Mot Mot Hideaway, we had a chef (Chef Tito) come prepare us one of the best dinners we have ever had! He was so friendly and his food was amazing! It was such a treat to be spoiled and cooked for on that amazing balcony! I highly recommend everyone do this one night during their trip!!!
The staff at the beach were so friendly. They always check on you and see if you need anything. One day we were there almost to sunset and were going to walk back up hill....then it started POURING so they sent a shuttle so we didn't have to walk in the rain.
For pool time, we visited the upper pool. We had dinner there two nights. While it was a little expensive, the service and quality/taste of the food was AMAZING. We loved it and therefore didn't mind the prices. And, you can't beat the view. We also ate breakfast there a couple mornings which was also great. The bar is fantastic. There are happy hour specials every evening and the view is stunning. Daniella was fantastic - she always asked about our day, if we need anything, how our stay is, etc. She also makes some of the best mojitos we have ever had (and we live in Miami!). She was very friendly and helpful and definitely went above and beyond to make sure our stay exceeded our expectations. Janet was also very attentive and helpful during our stay.
I really could continue writing forever. Tulemar is a gem. We wish we could have stayed longer. I have never stayed somewhere with that level of service...and individualized service tailored to what you want to do and your needs. We will definitely stay there again the next time we go to Costa Rica.
Thank you Bill, Al, Vanessa, Diego, Dave, Daniella, Janet, and everyone at Tulemar for a great trip! We LOVED it! Can't wait to come back!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tulemar is the premier resort development in Manuel Antonio. Gated and secure, the 33 acre jungle resort is perched on the hillside overlooking the Pacific, but continues down all the way to our own beach. It includes the Tulemar Bungalows, Buena Vista Villas and privately owned villas such as Villa Mot Mot, Casa Panorama, Casa de Frutas, Casa Las Nubes and Villa Kiskadee. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tulemar Bungalows & Villas Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
- Tulemar Bungalows And Villas
- Tulemar Hotel
- Tulemar Bungalows & Villas Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park