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Hotel Manuel Antonio
Warsaw
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77 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“WHY ...does this hotel have bad reviews????? :)”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Stayed here two nights after escaping a hotel with cockroaches. Was not so happy with the reviews here, but had little option...

And SURPRISE!

Hotel located across street from the beach, ocean view rooms, inexpensive, clean - WHAT MORE CAN YOU WANT?? Really, comparing some of the other places in the area, I am surprised that people are so picky. Everything was perfect, located at the beach and next to the entrance to the national park.

Food in the restaurant not that great...but there are pleanty of places around where you can enjoy food and drinks - this is good about the hotel that it is located at the beach, centrally in Manuel Antonio, so no need to walk up and down the hills from town to hotel!

I agree with people, that this hotel has so much more potential. With THIS LOCATION, they could upgrade the rooms and charge twice the price. So be happy that you can enjoy for this low price, while the rooms are really decent and location perfect.

Staff really friendly and helpful during the stay. Free parking at the hotel !

Don't think about it, just choose this place over the others in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Wilmington, Delaware
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55 reviews
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

I agree with other reviewers, the Manuel Antonio Hotel has wonderful location right across the street from the ocean. Step out and enjoy the incredible sunsets. The owners plan to make improvements to the place including new bedding (desperately needed) and a pool. Just watch, when those improvements are made, you won't be able to get a double room for $98/night. The proximity to the national park is wonderful. We were not impressed with food at the restaurant so we walked down the street to the Marlin Restaurant and others. Very handy location

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Linda W
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Clitheroe
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Setting is amazing. View and bird watching superb and restful after travelling a lot throughout Costa Rica. Staff very helpful, food great. Good shuttle service to Manuel Antonio Nature reserve and beach.
Tastefully designed interior. Altogether a good advert for ecology principles.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anne J
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Perry, OH
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10 reviews
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

The hotel is right across the road from the beach with fantastic views from some of the rooms. Manuel Antonio national park is right behind the hotel. Many shops and restaurants in walking distance. Only a short cab ride to more restaurants or into Quepos.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Charleston, West Virginia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

I found a fantastic taxi driver who had tremendous knowledge of history and tourism who took me to the Manuel Antonio Hotel at the entrance of the Manuel Antonio National Park. The hotel is exactly across from the beach, so no auto is necessary after checking in. Each room has 2 double beds and a lanai. The owners plan to build a swimming pool soon, but there is no pool at this time. The restaurant has an interesting menu and is very reasonably priced. I enjoyed it very much. You might call Alex at 60-12-17-73 to pick you up from the airport. If you don't speak Spanish, Alex does speak perfect English. Not all taxi drivers in Costa Rica speak English, but I never had a bad experience with taxi drivers either. Manuel Antonio Hotel is not a luxury hotel and seems a bit run down, but the location is perfect for the beach and the value is excellent for the price.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Robert H
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

After a day touring the park we stopped at the Manuel Antonio Hotel's restaurant and the food was great and cheap!! Definitely would eat here again! I had the nachos and my friend had the casado! Nice place to stop and eat while people watching!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank AzDesertGirl
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Kingwood, Texas, United States
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This hotel is right next door to the Manuel Antonio National Park. You have to pay $10 US per person to access the park but well worth the cost. There is a hike of about 1/2 mil on a fairly easy dirt/gravel road to the beach with many sights along the way. For another $50 US you can hire a guide to show you the wildlife with a telescope. There are a plethora of wild monkeys, sloths, raccoons, deer, crabs, etc of animals to see along the way to the beach and at the beach. We even saw a viper coiled up in the tree but far enough away to not pose a threat to us. The beach was clean and free of salesmanship. There are also changing/showering/bathroom facilities at the beach area. From the hotel, there is also a path with access to the public beach. There are plenty of street vendors to sell everything from boogie board rental, to drinks to T-shirts to pottery to massages. Not bad for beach access, considering it is free to enter. The hotel had 3 pools and the rooms were nice. They had free wifi when it worked and the breakfasts were very good.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Michael W
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Property: Hotel Manuel Antonio
Address: End of road, across from beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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