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Best Western Hotel & Casino Kamuk
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Quepos
Reviewed January 12, 2012

We spent 2 nights here as part of a G Adventures tour. Took about 1/2-hour for our group's check-in. It is a short walk to the bus terminus for the 1/2-hour trip to Manuel Antonio ($0.50 each way). Beach inside Park (entrance $10 or CRC5,100) much better for swimming than free one in Manuel Antonio town (latter shallow with large breakers, life guard won't let you go out far enough)--no beach in Quepos itself. Part of Park was flooded while we were there so had to take long way back, wade through water or pay extra $1 for a boat. It seems to rain a lot in Costa Rica even when it's supposedly not the rainy season (all or part of 11 of 15 days in mid-December). The room was very nice, modern, reasonably large, with flat-screen TV, balcony. Didn't try pool but looked nice. Included continental breakfast buffet had cereal, toast, jams, good fruit, juice. Unfortunately, our room faced street and there was a great deal of noise during the night. Inside rooms were apparently quieter.

Room Tip: Don't choose a room facing street unless you don't mind street noise throughout the night.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Best Western in Queppos is a good value for money. Hotels near Manuel Antonio charge an arm and a leg during the peak season. You can stay at Queppos and pay much lower price. You need to ask for the room away from the road though to avoid the noise. Our room was not ready by 2 PM and we had to wait for about 30 minutes till it got ready. Best western offers continental breakfast. Fruits they offer is not that great. If you come late, the fruits are all gone. You get a very nice view of the Queppos beach from where you eat the breakfast. The bus station is 5 minutes walk from the hotel and there are buses to Manuel Antonio every 30 minutes till 10 PM. The bus fare is only 50 cents and takes about half an hour to reach Manuel Antonio.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from road
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank 349er
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

I've just arrived and have been charged $3 Per day for the room safe!!!! In this day and age?? Come on!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Thank Centry24
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

Since I did not want to pay excessive rates at nearby closer to the Manuel Antonio National Park properties ranging from USD150 to USD650 per night plus taxes
I booked directly this Best Western after checking negative reviews from other guests to anticipate what I could be expecting.

I found that this hotel is on line with those ratings but according to the price I paid –USD62/night taxes and breakfast included- I could honestly not be asking for more.

Negatives :
Though I booked for a very quiet room preferring tranquility and sleep quality to a view, the surrounding noise was an issue. First there is bad room to room sound insulation but I was lucky since the hotel was far from being full.
Then the inner atrium amplifies all surrounding noises such as street traffic and guests or staff talking loudly in the hallways. The thin guest rooms doors can not stop anything. It gave me the impression that I got a room without walls in the middle of the hotel.
But the worse occurs when there is a local ”singer" probably kicked out from Costa Rica got Talent tries to entertain guests dining at the 3rd floor restaurant until midnight replacing its lack of voice by a lot of amplified distorted decibels.
This calamity seems to happen mostly on Saturdays.

Most rooms are tiny with a low lying bed and pretty basic in terms of furniture.

When it rains and it happens a lot May to February there is a terrible drain smell in rooms.

There are numerous dark spots on the bathroom’s white tiles. After trying to scrub them I found that this is not filth as I early thought but just 3rd choice tiles with a lot of impacts.

The free breakfast is basic with a very limited choice of items : corn flakes, choco pops, ananas, water melons and toasts. That’s it. However, it is served on a panoramic place with ocean view.

Positives :
Split system A/C works fine.
Flat panel TV set with a large selection of channels.
Staff has been helpful anytime I have been dealing with them.
There is a charming little swimming pool surrounded by lush vegetation in the inner garden.
Well maintained property.
WiFi internet access works well.
Although there is a fenced and locked parking area 200 yards from the hotel entrance you will still have to open the gate and locked it by yourself.

My conclusion is to stay here if you are on a budget and not too sensitive to noise issues.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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5  Thank HOTELLMEMORE
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

robbed of my passport and wallet by three thugs on a Sunday night after leaving their casino. Incident happened in fron t of the hotel entrance with a "security guard" 7 feet away.. after next day treatment by medics and police reports, I saw the Best Western Manager who said security was for "cars, not people". I phoned Best Western International to tell them, and they were totally lackadaisical and without sympathy, stating "I wasn't a guest". However I was just patronizing their attached Casino. Bottom line, I lived in Quepos for a year and a half, and this property has a reputation that one should not venture there after dark. Quepos is full of desperate crack addicts and I am writing to warn you, that if this your intended destination, by all that is holy, stay in Manuel Antonio and NOT Quepos. Avoid the casino, as you will be taking your life possibly in your own hands. It appears Best Western takes an unknown responsibility for their guests, but NOT their patrons.

Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
13  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

Good stay, termite dropings behind the door of #212, been there a while, hence, never been cleaned for a while. Hotel should check if the wood structure (termite food!) is still solid.

Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Warrenbaba
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Reviewed April 2, 2011

We were fishing, so the hotel location was very convenient to the boats. Hotel was clean and the staff helpful. Room OK with balcony. We had a room overlooking the water and were waken up each night by people at the park across the street. Noise often went until 3 or 4 a.m. I would recommend a pool side room for quiet sleeping.

The breakfast is nice with the restaurant overlooking the water. Note: there is a street and small park between the hotel and water. There was also live music in the restaurant for happy hour. Pool was very nice. They do have fenced in parking and you need to get the key from the front desk.

If we weren't fishing, I'd select a hotel closer to the National Park. Quepos doesn't feel like a resort town.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Jeff04
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Address: Av Central | PO Box 18-6350, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica (Formerly BEST WESTERN Kamuk Hotel & Casino)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Quepos
Price Range: $79 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Hotel & Casino Kamuk 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Kamuk Hotel & Casino is the only full service hotel in Quepos. Located just a few steps from the Quepos Marina our 44 comfortable rooms are divided in 3 diferent categories: Standar, Superior and Primium, they all have air-conditioned, hot water, cable TV, free WI-FI Internet and most with balconies as well some of the rooms have ocean view. The Restaurant & Bar "Mira Olas" is open for breakfast from 6-9am every day to serve complimentary breakfast to our guests including the typical Costa Rican gallo pinto with fried or scramble eggs. We also have a casino on premises for those who enjoy gaming, conference room for 50 people and the outdoor pool for our guests who prefer to relax in the sun. ... more   less 
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