We were quite surprised after viewing their website that the hotel is on the main thoroughfare through Quepos to Manuel Antonio Park. While this does have some convenience to it, it is RIGHT ON the highway. I live in the city and there isn't nearly that much traffic noise at my house.
The service is pretty inconsistent. Some of the staff would clearly give you a kidney if you wanted one, while some of them would not give you their pocket lint out of general disinterest.
While we were there, a three-toed sloth had taken residence above the swimming pool and there were several large iguanas wandering the grounds. They were the best feature of the hotel - not being arch, they really were cool and that's why you go to Costa Rica, yeah?
We stayed in the Tower, which was palatial, or perhaps cavernous, needlessly so for our purposes. Like a lot of Costa Rican establishments, it is only nominally indoors, with huge gaps around doors, so there are always plenty of crawly things about and cleanliness becomes a matter of perspective. The beds were like concrete slabs, though at least (like actual concrete) they did not sag.
It was a good value, particularly by the square foot, but the Tower does not tower quite like you would hope looking at their website, and it mostly towers over the highway and a neighboring hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Mono Azul is a comfortable, environmentally-friendly oasis in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We are also closely related to Kids Saving The Rainforest (KSTR). Our hotel has 2 swimming pools, a full service restaurant with breakfast and dinner and bar, free WiFi, and tour booking. We offer a wide range of lodging options. Hotel Mono Azul is under new management as of December 1st, 2014 and continues to be owned and managed by Americans and has been a pillar in the Manuel Antonio Community for over twenty years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mono Azul Hotel
- Mono Azul Quepos
- Hotel Mono Azul Costa Rica/Quepos