Travelling in peak season and in Costa Rica for a month, we were limited to accommodation in Manuel Antionio. I booked the "garden view" room as it was the only room left available- this is actually away from the main hotel and basically in the car park. The room looked like it hadn't been updated since the 1970s. We understood we had booked the lowest price room, however at 5am on the first morning we we 're woken by coaches entering the hotel and the security guard shouting-enough was enough and I dragged my tired body up the steep hill to reception. Expecting them to state the hotel was full, I was fully expecting to demand a refund and find alturnite accommodations- however, at 8.30am I was informed they had had a cancelation and were offered a particular sea view room- the room was a little tired- but the view was amazing, so made up for the decor. The staff were lovely for the entire 5 days we stayed, the only other complaint was that breakfast was just ok. The little cafe/restaurant next to the hotel ( i forget the name) was lovely though especially the eggs benerdict and the homemade deserts, so we opted to go there after day 2 breakfast at the hotel. I'm sure if you've read any reviews, you don't need to be told how stunning the views are from the hotel pool and bars are. I would say that this is the main reason they can charge the prices they do in peak season along with the excellent location, really close to lots of good restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- La Mariposa Costa Rica
- La Mariposa Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park