My partner and I stayed at Villa Roca this January and also two years ago. Overall the place is a winner. The property is located on a steep hill so be prepared to do some walking to get to rooms/pool/hot tub. For example we stayed in the rooms near the pool. It was 5 flight of tairs to get there. From there to the hot tub (not quite ready) was another 7 + flights. Yike!
However, with that said the pool is one of the nicest I've seen with a truly spectacular view. The guests are what make Villa Roca a great gay guest hotel. It's NOT cruisy, by the way. Mostly couples but also some singles. We are in touch with 2 other couples since leaving. The gay beach (the staff will tell you where) has the best, and I do mean the best wave surfing ever. Get there at low tide and note where the rocks are . Truly wonderful.
The rooms are average at best. No clock which would be nice. The instructions on how to use the safe were terribly incorrect but the manager showed us how to use it. (much more complicated than standard ones). Staff was nice, breakfast good although they charge for for only one thing--yogurt. Not sure why but it seemed odd. The mini-bar in the guest rooms were actually priced reasonably unlike most hotels. I would like to see hotels near beaches provide beach blankets. Really BIG ones, not just a towel you can take. Would I stay here again. Yes, absolutely. The prices are fair, though more expensive than some. Unfortunately we never had a GREAT meal in Manuel Antonio. so no real recommendations there. All the foor was good, just not great. Prices are American prices for most things.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The eco-friendly resort is gay owned and gay operated. For gays, lesbians and their friends to enjoy. Villa Roca is ideally located between the village of Quepos and the National Park of Manuel Antonio. Offering 24-hour infinity-edge pool and Jacuzzi with breathtaking views to the rain forest and the Pacific Ocean. The National Park, beaches, restaurants, bars and shops are close to the resort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Roca Hotel Quepos
- Hotel Villa Roca Costa Rica/Quepos