Makanda was the only hotel in Costa Rica who charged our credit card the full amount in advance. We reached this place late in the night. The check-in took a while and they put us in a villa. The lights in the villa did not work to begin with. Someone had to come and fix the lights which took 30-40 mins. We were tired from the drive from Arenal and called the restaurant on the hotel property. They told us not to come as it was raining and the place was under water, so we ordered on the phone. It took more than an hour for our food to come and quality was so horrible, I almost puked. I am a vegetarian and the pizza they made was burnt badly. We were pretty bummed and tried to get some sleep. All night, there were these fruits dropping on our villa and making really loud noise..forget relaxing, we hardly could sleep even for a minute.I also got some skin allergy dont know from what at this place, my guess is some insect bites. We decided to move to another hotel due to this and asked for our money back for the rest of 2 days that we were not going to saty there. They charged us $300 for one horrible night here!! and never gave us the rest of the money back. Its been 4 months.Finally, we called our credit card compnay to dispute this charge against Makanda.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Makanda By the Sea is 12 acres of wildlife sanctuary, 100 meters above the ocean. Our fully equipped Villas and Studios are carefully placed in rainforest gardens with spectacular views of the sixty mile coastline. Hotel Makanda is the ideal location for guests wishing to experience “romance in nature”, dazzling sunset views and our personalized boutique hotel ambiance. Offering gourmet cuisine, first class service, and close to Manuel Antonio Park, Spas, Restaurants, Tours and Beaches. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
- Makanda By The Sea Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park