If you look at the fancy pictures of this hotel's website you may even feel atracted by its Eagles-anthem name. Don't be fooled. We had a good look around the Manuel Antonio road which connects Quepos with the National Park. Unless you find no vacancies around, there's plenty of other options if you're planning on staying in the area. This hotel has dirty rooms, with dirty dead insects, moisture in the walls which drives the white to greenish, hardly any good views, most of the rooms face to the garden (pretty badly cared, BTW) and its staff is, to put it into most objective words, lazy.
Plus, although being in the middle of a tropical wildlife green, the hotel happens to have a peculiar neighbour who has its TV on the courtyard, outdoors, only covered by a roof. The neighbour outis its kids in front of TV some time around 7am. It's cartoon. Oh, and there's a dog. A dog with a peacock complex. He starts barking like hell at 5:30 am, sharp at dawn.
The swimming pool is pretty small facing the building. Only the mojitos served at the bar are superb!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel California, Ocean View hotel !!! Great place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions. Located in beautiful Manuel Antonio with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean from our 12 Deluxe rooms and mountain view from our 15 Standard rooms.Our rooms are very comfortable & spacious with complete privacy, balcony, air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, hot water and mini- refrigerators.The hotel features a variety of services including honeymoon packages, surfing and sport fishing, canopy tours, Estuary Tours, White Water Rafting, Sailing Tours and can arrange for any other activities you might be looking for during your vacation in Costa Rica. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel California Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park