My wife and I recently returned from our honeymoon in Costa Rica and were thoroughly impressed with the country and accomodations in general with one excpetion; Milarepa. If you are a local chum of one of the staff or a rich tourist who likes to flash your money, I'm sure you will receive the attention you desire. If you are a normal traveller you will likely find the staff pretentious.
When we arrived, we checked out our room and found magazines left there by the previous occupants and a large hairball under the sink. The light outside our bungalow was also burnt out and was not replaced in the four days we were there, even though we informed the staff the first day. In another instance, a guide had left a message for us which we never received and thus missed the time change of our appointment.
The hotel's one saving grace was the excellent food. The resaurant was superb. However, it is open to the public so why not stay at a hotel with good service and simply make a trip to the Milarepa to eat?
Having travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, North America, and Oeceana, I can assure you that the value to price ratio of the Milarepa is far below standard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Milarepa is located on beautiful beachfront property at the Northern End of Santa Teresa. Our 4 open air cabinas and restaurant are surrounded by tropical foliage. Our resident howler monkey's can be found in the mango trees above your cabina on any given day and the sounds and vibrations of the Pacific will rock you to bed at night. At low tide there are gorgeous natural tide pools located just in front of the properties and the sunsets are unforgettable daily event. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Milarepa Hotel Santa Teresa
- Milarepa Costa Rica/Santa Teresa