Hotel Arboleda
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Hotel Arboleda

Km 7 carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio a mano derecha contiguo Restaurante Rafael, Manuel Antonio, Quepos Costa Rica
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                  las vistas para desayunar
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Schön gelegen der Pool, aber auch schon in die Jahre gekommen (es bröckelte hier und da der Putz am Badrand)
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2.5
#48 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Our Hotel is a short five-minutes walk north of beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park in Quepos. Costa Rica.Here our guest enjoy lush tropical landscaping, a refreshing pool beautiful balcony with views and convenient beachfront,access right in own backyard.Its the perfect place for surfers,to stay for surfing in Manuel Antonio. Special price for Back packer.Enjoy our facilities and service includes:Beach front access,swimming pool,gift shop,Ocean front resturant,wifi,tv,cable,parking,and very reasonable rates.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun terrace
Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Km 7 carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio a mano derecha contiguo Restaurante Rafael, Manuel Antonio, Quepos Costa Rica
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 63 out of 100
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
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islandgirl04 wrote a review Mar 2014
323 contributions59 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for service or a beautiful room- not the place for you. But if you care more about location and natural beauty, then this place is perfect. The rooms are very basic, but clean.
But if you want to be right on the ocean - which is a rarity in Manuel Antonio - then this is the place for you. Most all other hotels are up on a hill. You can sit here at a basic wooden bar looking at the sunset and it is beautiful. I love it here, but I care more about the surrounding beauty than the room I only sleep in. Many Europeans stay here because they like to travel for less and are not as demanding about the rooms they stay in as many American travelers.
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Date of stay: February 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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TheSteveRuhrgebiet wrote a review Aug 2015
ruhrgebiet3 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
perfect location, poor maintenance, live threatening electrics in bathrooms

As all the others wrote already, this Hotel would be paradise if reasonably maintained. Rooms, bath, AC (silent) and furniture have been in ok shape and pretty clean (room 24). Beach and garden are just wonderful. There is even a shower close to the beach.

The hot water installation is a thread of life. Not because of missing maintenance, just because of the way it is installed. The hot water is prepared in the shower head. The cabling sticks out of the head and wires are connected with rubber tapes (!!!). Feel free to choose between 110V shock or fire. One shower head caught fire in the room below ours, while a lady was taking a shower. The whole room was smoked. She was able to quickly escape though, no injury. Needless to say, no fire extinguishers available, no fuse blown. There was no word of excuse from the manager.

The pool installation/electrics/pumps is just a pile of junk and out of order. There is a suspicious pipe running from the pool bathrooms into the pool. So much about pool hygenie...
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Date of stay: August 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I think all rooms were same size and similarly equipped
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Mozartlady65 wrote a review Mar 2013
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I wanted to celebrate our first anniversary near the beach. The hotel is perfectly located right in front of the beach, but that was the only good thing about it. The room was awful. For the price we paid we should have stayed at a better hotel. You are paying just for the front beach. I had seen bad reviews here but the lady who booked me said she had sent other people that had not complained. Well, I don't know what type of people did not complain because everything went wrong from day 1. Just opening the door you can see it's not well kept, it has very old and scratched wooden furniture. The TV did not have remote control and every time we changed channel manually it took us to the configuration screen. The bathroom was tiny and we barely got a water stream from the faucet. No wifi although they said they had it, then they explained that only in some parts. Well, we tried other parts like the restaurant, never got a signal. The staff was not helpful. The restaurant food was disgusting. We ordered fried fish that was raw and second time was burnt. Breaksfast included but not worth it. It was just coffee, canned juice, one toast, butter and jelly, and two tiny pieces of fruit. For the price we paid it was ridiculous. We ate in Manuel Antonio downtown from the second day on. Very, very dissapointing. I would say more but it's just not worth it. The cleaning ladies were very nice and at least it was kept clean with clean towels. So again, you are paying a lot of money to have the beach right at your feet, but so not worth it. The room had a partial view to a tiny piece of beach. So don't believe if they say it has a view.
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Date of stay: December 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ssacks wrote a review Aug 2015
ssacks10 contributions34 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Probably the worst vacation experience of my life. My hands are shaking as i'm writing this. My watch and cash were stolen today from my locked room and the owner/administer of the hotel accused me of lying or misplacing my belongings.

This after being told upon arriving late last night, that because of a "computer problem" my bungalow costs $25 more per night. Can you imagine? On top of it all this place is gross (there is some sort of moss or slime on the walls) and weirdly spooky. The wifi doesn't work.

The haughty owner of this hotel seems bizarrely proud of running such a despicable establishment. He seems exasperated that i'm complaining about the theft and how he ripped me off last night. Please tell me this whole thing is some sick joke!
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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PatriciaAmsterdam wrote a review Jan 2005
Amsterdam, The Netherlands58 contributions77 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like to spend a lot of money for a very basic cabin, this is your place to stay. It is dark inside, the floor is dirty, the beds are cracky and the air con is so so. Yes, your are very close to the beach, but unfortunately it is not the best part of the beach since the smell of ---- is everywhere. Looking for another place to cool off a little? Go to the swimming pool, at least it you are in the position to enter it. We were not, the -very old- pool was closed. The lack of love and dedication in this place is annoying. We booked for three nights but decided to leave after two nights. The lady at the reception looked at us, listened to our complaints and decided not to care. This is the first time that we write such a negative mail. PLEASE BE AWARE: there are much better places to go.
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Cassandraeleanor wrote a review Feb 2015
Long Beach, California11 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I reserved to stay at this hotel a month in advance on booking.com. She put down a deposit and all...the day we get to the hotel they say oh we do not reserve on booking.com and it is actually $713 instead of the $500 reservation that was made...we were out of the country stranded and did not know what to do so we paid the extra fees. Our room had no hot water and no TV, the wifi never worked...and all three of these things were on the brochure. We were robbed by the cleaning staff the second day we stayed there...complained about it but no one cared. We asked to check out a day early the second day we were though...plenty of notice...but they said no they would not refund us if we did leave a day early. The food at the restaurant was awful and the staff was overly nice...seemed weird. There was no one at this hotel the whole time we were there. I would never stay here again, nor would I recommend it to anyone. What a rip off, the most expensive hotel in Manuel Antonio, and the worst all in the same sentence. I would drive around and check out the other places before committing to this place. The only thing I enjoyed were the monkeys and the lizards that came to visit us....be warned.
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Date of stay: February 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Katherine F wrote a review Feb 2015
Alameda, California1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Since my arrival I had problems here, I booked with booking.com and when I showed this screen shot of my reservation from my phone to the receptionist, she told me that they no longer work with booking.com. Since I'm a female in my 20's I was scared to venture off to find any other hotel at this time, as I got there by shuttle with another one of my girlfriends also in her 20's. The rate practically doubled from my reservation. I was in shock but paid anyway. They put us in a very small bungalow close to the beach, which was nice. But no t.v, which I didnt mind much but it's false advertising, but most importantly NO WIFI!! It was practically impossible to contact my family, unless I walked to their restaurant and even then the wifi would skip in and out. The water pressure for our shower was inconsistent and their was no hot water, I had a twin bed that was placed on boards which kept falling in. They offer a safe for each room, but the keys for all of the safes are the same ( one key unlocks every safe in every room) the housekeeping ladies didn't change our sheets and stole about $200 from us, we know this because we wanted to prove it before confronting the hotel owner, so we did a simple trick where we out everything in the closet, and put a hanger to control if any of our belongings were moved or the hanger had dropped we would know, and sure enough when we got back, we could tell our things had been tampered with. When we confronted the hotel owner who lives on the property, she said she will fire her but not return our money. If you don't have a vehicle or phone to call a taxi, you're pretty much stranded after 6' o clock because they shut everything down at that time, and the hike up to the Main Street is about 15 minutes all up hill without any lighting. Mind you, this is in the jungle so the is wild life everywhere. One night I was so hungry, I had no choice but to walk to her house after she had closed everything down for a couple of hours already ( 8pm) and ask her to call a cab for me. We felt so violated and cheated that we asked to leave early and have her refund us for the nights we didn't want to stay, she refused to so we had no choice but to stay. On the remaining of our stay there we just left mores on the door that said, " do not clean our room". It was just the worst experience, and totally ruined Costa Rica for me. We also saw the housekeeper that stole from us on our last day there, she saw us and quickly tried to hide. I just want to cry thinking about my horrible stay here. I would give this place 1 star just for the beach access.
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Date of stay: February 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: They said on their brochure "short 5min walk to Manuel Antonio National Park" not the...
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dizzyday45 wrote a review Dec 2013
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The owners of this hotel shut and padlocked a gate in my face stranding my family and one of their own guests on the beach on Thanksgiving Day. We had young children with us aged 4 months, 1 year, 5, 6, and 7. The next access to get off the beach was not nearby and involved getting a taxi ride back. I was staying at a rental house a little farther up the same road. The pamphlet in our rental gave directions to the beach and said we should go to the beach down the street by the hotel and could even order drinks or rent chairs there. The hotel staff and owners told us that we did not have permission to access the beach at all. The hotel owners were complaining that they were not being paid to maintain the small walkway that leads to the beach. So, they chose to take out their failure to collect money from the other property owners on the street onto our family. Apparently there are lawsuits pending regarding the beach access. They have done this before. We were told to call the police. I didn't care to spend time during the vacation that was planned over a year's time to celebrate a milestone birthday and bring together family that is spread all over the U.S. by engaging further with these people.
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Date of stay: November 2013Trip type: Travelled with family
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earlward wrote a review Dec 2004
Az2 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In the mornings we could sit and watch the monkeys in a garden like setting. Nice beach. Lots of Iguanas, fire flys, and other animals. Pool was older, but clean. Staff was helpful, most do not speak much english, but we managed to get whatever we needed and they have a laundry service. I would leave money on the pillow for the cleaning women and they would always set it on the dresser and not take it. This place is on a hillside and the 8 acres lead down to the beach via a steep windy road. Some rooms are a lot better than others, so you need to look at whats available before you stay. We were in rooms 27 and 26 which is in a building halfway down. We loved it! This is an older place. If you are looking for a luxury Hotel that caters to Americans tourists this is not the place for you. If you want to experience Costa Rica--enjoy!!
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Flyer30966 wrote a review Jul 2004
Houston, TX1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the worst hotel I have ever been to. We travelled to Manuel Antonio for Christmas 2003 and all hotels were booked. I am not surprised this hotel was the only hotel with rooms available.

We paid $110 pr. night and the room was dirty, the hot water didn't work, no lights on the patio and we had some noisy animals inside the A/C unit. Two shirts were destroyed on the dirty chairs on the patio.

The pool was dirty too and the people working there suddenly didn't understand a single word of English when we complained. We finally managed to get in touch with the manager who gave us 10% discount for missing hot water. However, when we finally got the bill, the discount was not included. They actually charged an additional cost when I saw the final credit card bill.

The breakfast was expensive, bad and it took ages to serve it.

We are not difficult wrt hotels and we do not require a high standard. We have travelled all over the world and are almost always satisfied with the service. This is actually the very first time I have filed a complaint like this. Manuel Antonio is a beatiful place with lots of nice hotels. Please avoid Hotel Arboleda !!
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TheSteveRuhrgebiet wrote a tip Aug 2015
ruhrgebiet3 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think all rooms were same size and similarly equipped"
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Katherine F wrote a tip Feb 2015
Alameda, California1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"They said on their brochure "short 5min walk to Manuel Antonio National Park" not the case, it was 20 min walk and 8 dollar cab ride."
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Tomas M wrote a tip Feb 2014
San Ramon, Costa Rica44 contributions66 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room in Quepos/M.A. other then there."
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Doug-n-Sandi wrote a tip Nov 2013
Clearwater, Florida68 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go low and get a room on the beach. you really don't need a TV."
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William T wrote a tip Mar 2013
San Jose, Costa Rica12 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I don't think there are any good rooms."
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PRICE RANGE
£103 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasQueposManuel Antonio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Arboleda
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Arboleda?
Nearby attractions include Playa Espadilla Norte (0.4 miles), La Playita (0.7 miles), and La Selvita (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Arboleda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Arboleda?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Arboleda?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Arboleda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hola India Restaurant Manuel Antonio, Ape Eclectic Social Bar, and Rico Tico Jungle Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Arboleda?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Arboleda located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Manuel Antonio.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Arboleda?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Arboleda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hotel Arboleda accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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