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Parador Resort and Spa
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had a five night stay here at the end of our holiday, The location of the hotel is beautiful, views over the Pacific on one side and forest and secluded bays on the other.
The hotel was busy but the staff always very pleasant and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Eric was lovely and very helpful, always happy and rushing around.
We used the adults pool to watch the wildlife mainly! We did the nature trail a couple of times and saw Sloths, Capuchins, Howler and Squirrel Monkeys.Had the Cara Cara bird visiting on our balcony most early mornings too.
The room and grounds were very clean,no problems with ants what others have said.
The breakfast was amazing! We've (English) never seen so much choice and as a Vegetarian found it very good! As my clothes are saying now too! There is a veggie menu you can ask for if eating in the restaurant later on.
There is a hotel bus what runs to and from Manuel Antonio, you need to book your place.
Would return here tomorrow if we could!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear Rebina,

Thank you so much for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are delighted to read about your experience in Parador including enjoying the amazing wildlife surrounding the resort! Thank you for sharing your comments on this forum about our service, food, amenities and overall experience during your holiday. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We arrived to Hotel Parador on a Friday for 3 nights, to celebrate my wife's birthday and start our honeymoon vacations. The hotel is pristine and is located in a prime location in Manuel Antonio. Facilities are awesome, pools, gardens, trails, etc. The staff took care of us since the first time I called for information, specially Alfonso and Karina. They made us feel at home and very comfortable. They even coordinated a birthday and honeymoon treat for us! Overall this is is a highly recommended hotel if you want to spend a nice getaway, quite and fun. Definitely will go back soon.

Room Tip: Tropical Rooms are quiet and spacious.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank FabianLA
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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Thank you for choosing Parador to celebrate such special occasions! We're glad you and your wife enjoyed yourselves completely and plan to come back soon. We'll be here waiting with a smile! Pura vida!

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This was a good hotel and we would stay again. Our room was large and had a beautiful view of the Pacific. Our boys especially liked the lightening show at night. Our room was clean, but as is common in CR, we did have some pesky ants in the bathroom--no big deal. The hotel has more than one pool including two, I think, which were adult only. This was good because the children--including ours--had a great time and made lots of noise in the main pool. The on-site nature trail had monkeys, sloths, and other critters. There is a washer and dryer, but it is expensive--$10 for wash, dry, soap. We chose to wash a few items in the tub and then use the dryer for $4--good call. Although we often took the stairs, there is an outdoor funicular which is cool.The breakfast buffet was very good and plentiful. The restaurant was fine, but a bit pricey. You may want to request the vegetarian menu which offered many good, well-priced options. The restaurant bill will include two taxes--one is sales tax; and one we later discovered, is a tip. Many of the servers seemed uninterested. The front desk and bellhops were top notch however. There is a really fantastic beach within a short walk--absolutely beautiful with warm water. And though there are signs prohibiting nude sunbathing, one woman felt the need to go topless. The wi-fi at the hotel was very spotty. The nearby city of Quepos has lots to offer including a Maxi Pali, a Walmart-like store, which has everything you might need.

Room Tip: Request a room on a higher floor. We faced the Pacific, but the Bay view looked great too. Some of the hallways are very dark.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank NDfan2
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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you were able to enjoy so much of what Parador, Quepos and Manuel Antonio have to offer. We will definitely take up your comment about the servers with the staff, as customer service is very important to us and we want our guests to feel special every day. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Costa Rica! Pura vida!

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Hotel Parador was our last stop during an 8 day CR tour. The hotel is beautiful with amazing views. My favorite part was soaking in the "endless pool" and watching monkeys travel through the trees around us. Our tour group took a day trip to Manuel Antonio NP, but I stayed and just soaked up the luxury of the hotel. Great way to recharge before heading home.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 2nd floor or higher for better ocean views.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank nmashburn
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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

We're so happy you took home so many good memories of Costa Rica and we were able to be the cherry on top of a great trip! Thank you so much for writing and letting us know we were just what you needed before heading home. We'll be here at your service should you ever come back our way. Pura vida!

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Fantastic views and surroundings. Lots of wildlife in and around the hotel area - monkeys, lizards, vultures, and lots more. We were desperate to see some toucans and the concierge was nice enough to call our room when a couple were spotted! We went down to the pool area to see them and it was one of the highlights of our trip.

Nice bar and restaurant, with good service. Very apologetic when they were busy and took a while to get our bill, although we didn't mind. The food was good, and there was an entertaining pianist that we could enjoy from both the bar and the restaurant.

The pool areas were nice with a reasonable number of loungers. The wet bar was a nice touch but it would have been nicer if it was a bit bigger and in warmer water.

The beach was further than we were led to believe - a 15 minute walk away, not easy to find and not the easiest of walks, and not that great when we got there. Because of this we only went there once.

We stayed here for four nights and could have stayed for more. We didn't have a boa constrictor in our room either, which is a bonus.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Dear Giles,

Thank you so much for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your stay in Manuel Antonio and for sharing your wonderful memories about your stay in this forum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation at the resort including the amazing wildlife that surrounds us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!

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