I want to say first that the staff was very nice and my room was as clean as it could be given the age of the hotel but the carpet was kind of icky. Needs major updating even for budget accommodations (someone in my group thought some hostels were way nicer). Had ants in the bathroom and a couple in the bed - not really a deal breaker for me, just like camping. Water pressure is non-existent if a lot of people shower at the same time but otherwise the shower is great.
Mattress in my room was new and firm and I would have slept well but the music from the brand new bar across the street was so loud. Had I not had earplugs it would have been impossible to sleep at all but i could still hear the music through the earplugs. It's not the hotel's fault but the noise factor is worth one full point on the rating scale and that's why it's a 2 instead of a 3.
The locks on the doors were ridiculous - push button from the inside and the safe did not work. My stuff was fine though.
The upside is that the restaurant next door is fantastic and there are lots of ATM's nearby. If you're looking to party there's a bar across the street. The bus station is a short walk. No breakfast but the Massmani bakery is 3 blocks away.
Frankly I would spend a little more and stay in a budget hotel in Manuel Antonio. At least it would be closer to the beach.
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- Also Known As:
- Malinche Hotel Quepos
- Hotel Malinche Costa Rica/Quepos