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New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 January 2014

In the past I have only made positive reviews but my disappointment with this hotel required comment. I just returned from Costa Rica where I enjoyed great service and beautiful accommodations at the Hotel Nayara in Arenal and the Hotel Belmar in Monteverde. I intended to end the vacation at what I thought would be the premier hotel in Costa...

1Thank hueloman
Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Upon checking in we were astounded by the fantastic panoramic view! We were taken to our room no. 10!!! Unbelievable with a hammock on the deck overlooking the national park! I never wanted to leave this porch! If we had a different room I don't think our experience would have been at all the Same so ask for room 10!...

3Thank Stella9993
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is a really nice, comfortable hotel with unbeleivable views. The staff is very friendly. The pool is nice. And the rooms are very comfortable. We had a room with a big balcony, overlooking the water. The breakfasts were good but somewhat basic. The staff was very nice and accomodating. We were a large family and all really enjoyed their...

1Thank DBarnet
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We found Hotel La Mariposa through Lonely Planet. We were looking for a place to head after spending a few days in the Osa Peninsula, getting dirty and a little soggy. We were thrilled to end up at La Mariposa. We were there the week before Christmas which meant we had an incredible rate, got an upgrade and had unbeatable...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Amazing views, friendly and helpful staff, great location, beautiful pools. Loved our stay there! We were traveling as a family of four; parents and adult children ages 19 and 22. Front desk staff helpful in planning activities, etc. Worth the splurge!

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Corfu, Greece
Reviewed 26 December 2013

best hotel around, great view, great staff, good price. we love this place, the view here is awesome, it has infinity pool you can see the ocean, and get drinks inside the pool, I recommend this place to anyone that wants to stay at a nice hotel.

Bloomington, IL
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

My partner and I just spent a wonderful week at the Hotel La Mariposa. The hotel manager Daniel and Byron took excellent care of us, everyone staff person there was friendly and helpful. When we told locals where we were staying they'd say Hotel La Mariposa had the best views, I would agree. Our room was clean and comfortable. We...

3Thank jrmsw
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 15 December 2013

when we arrived here after a 4 hr drive from Arenal and got up to our room ( 3rd floor-top floor) my husband said " now this is what I am talkin about" " what a place" ! and he is very hard to please the staff was excellent, met our every need a young man carried a fridge to...

1Thank cathy t
North Beach, Maryland
Reviewed 15 December 2013

I had left a very nice review about the staff and service. I requested trip advisor remove it. We did have some maintenance issues in the first room the shower door fell off and a/c did not work. We told Rebecca and she showed us 2 more rooms and we made the change. The second room seemed fine but we...

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LaMariposaHotel, Director Comercial at La Mariposa Hotel, responded to this review

To all the Travelers reading this review: We would like to state to that this is a very unfair and malicious review; as this traveler said before she/he wrote a good review of our Hotel, and then she/he totally changed the original version. Now in response to the mentioned by the reviewer, we would like to point up the following:...

Pearl River, New York
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Incredible view, great staff, optimal location. Definitely reccommend. I only ate breakfast there. It was not fancy, but it was good. The infinity pools were well designed with good views. The hot tub was not very hot. I stayed in December which is probably not a busy time since the hotel was almost empty. It has a cool pool by...

Thank Dave O

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in one of the most magnificent settings in the world, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically a top the highest point in Manuel Antonio and is best known for its award-winning 360 degree view overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica. Nature and luxury flawlessly combine with 63 well-appointed rooms in a Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design and tropical gardens with walkways and trails meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Rica's abundant plant and wildlife. Experience the stunning magic of the legendary Manuel Antonio sunsets while sipping a tropical cocktail at our "Sunset Bar and Lounge," while dining in our world-class international restaurant "Le Papillon" With over 38 years experience, our personalized service and unforgettable views have made La Mariposa a top choice for the most discriminating travellers, who relish both its intimacy and magnificence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Mariposa Hotel

Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: £144 - £238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Mariposa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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La Mariposa Costa Rica
La Mariposa Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Awesome views”
chevy4wd, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some room are renovated and nicer, some are somewhat uninviting.”
MrSwarm, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“55 has great views 54 similar. Together they are great for a family of 4 as they are the only rooms on that level.”
EfinDan, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best rooms are in the main building, corner rooms, with wrap around verandas”
kaufmannrl, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Do not stay in #50. It's outdated and the view is not great.”
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