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Hotel Si Como No
Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
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Montreal, Canada
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Great Value at Si Como No …”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

A beautiful view of the ocean while surrounded by Rainforest and the wonderful sounds of the Rainforest at night. Rooms were clean and nice but could use a refresher in the bathrooms. NIce to have the Balcony off the room … Nothing more peaceful than your morning Costa Rican Coffee while overlooking the ocean and listen to those Howler Monkeys!
Food was Fresh and well prepared and abundant!
A special Recognition goes to the concierge as they were ultra efficient in communicating with outside tour operators and taking care of a conflict in our scheduling of tours! Thanks to their outstanding service all tours were enjoyed and in a relaxed fashion with no compromise!

Room Tip: Facing the Ocean is where you want to be !
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DQSCN, General Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear PokerBear:

Greetings from Manuel Antonio. Thank you for taking the time to write such an encouraging review and we were pleased that you enjoyed the stunning views of the Pacific coastline from your room private balcony. We'll be sure to let our Concierge Desk know they were able to meet and even surpass your expectations, especially in regards to the guided tour selection we offer with our licensed Nature Interpreters. We will be sure to let our chef know you went out of your way to praise the quality and value of our restaurant menus. We also appreciate you recognised the "outstanding service" we continue to refine and constantly do our best to deliver. We call it "exceptional Costa Rica experiences" that 20 years in the sustainable hospitality business has extended to include our sister properties of Greentique Hotels.

Best regards,

Jim Damalas
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

What a friendly and helpful group of people. From the front desk, to the restaurants; the maids and the entire hotel staff, we met one personable and helpful individual after another. The location of the hotel worked well for us, as we spent a big part of our time at the beach. We would either take the hotel shuttle (free), a cab or walk, depending on our timing. Thanks a ton for providing towels for us to take to the beach.

This was a trip with my three daughters- 11, 15 and 17. The room accommodated our needs just fine.

The views of the Pacific off of our deck provided a great start to my day as I drank my first cup of coffee. The way our room was situated, we had complete privacy.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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DQSCN, Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear Maryk2002:

Thank you for your very positive review. We are glad that you and your entire family enjoyed our concept of “The Magic of Nature” as well as the Good Nature of our resort staff. We call it the "Pura Vida" vibe and we enjoy sharing it with all of our guests. We hope you and your family can come back soon and enjoy more of our boutique brands of sustainable hospitality that include Aguila de Osa Inn near the National Park of Corcovado and in the Cloud Forest Private Reserve of Los Angeles Norte at Villa Blanca Hotel near San Ramon where we believe exceptional Costa Rican hospitality is what it's all about.

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Dennys Quiros
Operations Manager
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Arvada, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Very nice hotel with amazing view of the ocean and rainforest right out your balcony. A 1.5-2mi walk to the beach. This particular vacation we didn't mind not being close to the beach as it was TOO HOT! The hotel does have a shuttle to the beach. If you have any sort of problem walking, there are lots of steps to every area of this property.

Room Tip: No elevators of course. Staff was accommodating but not overly enthusiastic as we experienced many...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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DQSCN, Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear MIDEMC:

We appreciate your review regarding your enjoyable stay with us at Si Como No . Glad you enjoyed the comfortable sea breezes form our jungle terraces overlooking the beach where the temperature do get quite hot in the summer. Taking advantage of our shuttle access seems to be very appreciated since the ride is just a few minutes to get down to the beach. I definitely shared your review with management and as always every comment helps to get us closer to perfection, with each valuable comment we review. We hope to see you back with us again soon or with the other members of Greentique Hotels in the Osa Peninsula, at Aguila de Osa Inn, or in San Ramon at the Villa Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve.


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Dennys Quiros
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Arrived before check in time and had to wait for a room. Si Como No is a busy place and no rooms were available. They will check your bags for you and you can use the hotel's facilities. We took the time to have some lunch and walk around the grounds. The food and service in the Rico Tico restaurant by the family pool was very good. That is also where the breakfast is served in the morning. It had lots of choices for any tastes. Our room was great with a mini fridge and an inside sitting area that overlooked the ocean. We also had a balcony but it was a hot sunny day and the view from inside was just as fantastic. There were 2 overhead fans, one over the bed and the other by the sofa in the sitting area. We opted for the AC. As mentioned in other reviews, the rooms were good but could use some sprucing up. We decided to take a swim in the large adults only pool with a swim up bar. The bartender there was very friendly and helpful. There was a group there at the same time for a destination wedding. The setting for that was magnificent with all the tropical plants and the view of the ocean. The photos must have been memorable.
Once we got settled into our room we went to the front desk to make tour arrangements. We were part of a small tour and we kept changing tour times to travel with each other. The front desk staff was very helpful and extremely patient. Thanks to all of you!!!
The hotel has a free shuttle that drops you at the beach and there is a bus that stops near the hotel that will get you there at other times for 60 cents.
Si Como No is an environmentally friendly hotel and is right across the street from a butterfly research area and a fantastic night tour of the jungle. I believe that they sponsor both these areas. I recommend that you take both these tours. It is definitely worth the price.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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DQSCN, General Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear WintersR4beaches:

Thank you very much for your kind review. We really appreciate your feedback about breakfast at the Rico Tico as well as the rest of our menus and courteous staff which we feel is part of the “Exceptional Costa Rican Experiences “ we do our best to share with our clients with good natured hospitality and the beauty of the natural surroundings, including our Wildlife Refuge Jungle Night Tour and Nature Exhibits. They are all part of our commitment to sustainable hospitality as members of CST (Certification of Sustainable Tourism). We hope you'll join our family of repeat customers.


Best regards

Jim Damalas
General Manager/Owner
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Harrisburg, PA
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Spent three nights at Si Como No and wish it had been longer. We had a two-level room with a king bed and a double futon; our balcony had two chairs and an awesome view overlooking the Pacific. The property is architecturally fun and interesting. It was great having a separate adult pool; the swim-up bar was great and Jazmin is a fantastic and friendly bartender (we found all staff to be friendly, unlike some other reviewers). The included breakfast is a nice, small buffet with the option of made-to-order items, and the breakfast restaurant also has a great view. The theater has a bit of a musty smell, but that's not surprising considering the necessary lack of windows for fresh air (it was a nice touch that they televised the Oscars for those who had to see the show!). On our last morning we had no water in the shower, but the problem was addressed and repaired within 30 minutes of my call. Overall this hotel is a great value for the money.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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DQSCN, Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Thank you very much for staying with us at Si Como No . We appreciate your comments about our friendly customer service which we're proud to say still averages a 98% positive rating overall by our guests, but with all customer relations, we continue to see how we can please everyone who becomes our guest at Si Como No, from start to finish. We’ll be sure to give your best regards to Jazmin, who we agree is one more reason the good natured hospitality of Costa Ricans is such a treasured asset . We hope to see you back with us again soon.

Best regards

Dennys Quiros
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Our family spent Christmas week in Costa Rica and Quepos was definitely a highlight. The Hotel Villas Si Como No had breathtaking views of the Pacific from almost every area of the hotel (lobby area, pools, the Rico Tico restaurant and room balconies). The rooms were a bit of a disappointment as they were cramped and outdated. The bathroom was basic with no bathtub. Rooms had very little space for sitting and communing. Also no TV's in rooms but there is a theatre in the hotel where they show movies nightly. Perhaps the biggest disappointment was access to the beach. For anyone wanting to walk to the beach - this is not your hotel. If you prefer pools and cocktail service from your lounger - the staff will take care of you for sure. Kudos to the Rico Tico restaurant staff and guitarist who performed on Dec. 27, 2013. We had one of the best night's of our trip here. Great food!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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DQSCN, General Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
Dear Wendydomin:
It was unfortunate the room requested was not spacious enough for your entire family and that perhaps a larger room category was not available. We hope you will consider our invitation to visit us again in the future and we will do our best to provide one of our larger room categories at no extra charge. Since just about every hotel in the area overlooks the beaches and are situated on natural jungle terraces, both for great ocean views and important sea breezes, we're sorry you did not take advantage of our complementary daily beach shuttles for the convenience of our guests to the nearby beaches. We appreciate that you enjoyed both our resort amenities, including the amazing time you had at our Rico Tico restaurant. As one travel author defined Si Como No as an authentic Costa Rican style of "barefoot luxury" that compliments the local culture, a theme we've tried to preserve.
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Jim Damalas
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

This hotel has stunning imaginative architecture in the range of buildings perched along a cliff with beautiful grounds that are set on several different levels. The views of the ocean from the two large windows in our room was wonderful, the room itself spacious and comfortable, with a mini bar, coffee maker and sink along with a terrace with two sun loungers. The complex was nicely quiet apart from, of course, around the children's pool and it's adjacent café. The adults swimming pool was a good size, depth and temperature. 'Happy hour' at the adult poolside bar proved very attractive and the noise of drunken guests was on one night quiet disturbing. However, alongside these good points, it felt like something was wrong; the staff were not very attentive or friendly, there didn't seem to be a captain steering the hotel and it seemed as though guest satisfaction was not a factor. The food in the café for breakfast and lunch was disappointing; it was not varied or well cooked and I also thought that the prices (for lunch) were too high = not very good value. There is stiff competition in Manual Antonio for good places to eat and the hotel's café and the adjoining restaurant did not seem to be taking part. We had wonderful meals elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DQSCN, General Manager at Hotel Si Como No, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
Dear DW13_13:

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our resort. We always pride ourselves on the fact our brand is consistently recognised for “exceptional” service and “friendly atmosphere” that we are dedicated to deliver, year after year, with our best efforts in maintaining our boutique brand of genuine Costa Rican hospitality. We therefore took very seriously your concerns and immediately shared your review with our managers and appropriate staff to try and understand why the chemistry did not happen in your particular case.

Sincerely,
Jim Damalas
General Manager/ "Captain"
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Property: Hotel Si Como No
Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#6 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Si Como No 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge is a central-Pacific coast resort in the jungle-covered hills just above Manuel Antonio National Park. It’s barefoot luxury with a pura vida vibe, perfect for families and couples who love the beach, tropical adventures, spa, pools, superb dining and four-star accommodations. This award-winning eco-design nature resort & spa offers its guest its own signature version of "barefoot luxury." Panoramic views are yours to enjoy from beautiful balconies looking down from the most idyllic hilltop in the area. Enjoy nearby beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park and the hotel’s private Wildlife Refuge and Butterfly Atrium, adjacent to the property. Renown for warm, friendly service, guests can choose from two excellent restaurants, guided nature and adventure tours plus shopping, fabulous nightlife and our own private cinema. And for Costa Rica weddings and honeymoons, this is where life memories are made, one tropical sunset at a time. ... more   less 
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