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“Stunning views, lovely service”
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La Mariposa Hotel
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stunning views, lovely service”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Set high in the hills overlooking the ocean, islands, and Manuel Antonio Park. From our room, we loved the orange monkeys carrying their young, the exotic birds and flowering plants and the balcony with stunning views. The staff was charming and helpful. Excellent breakfasts and dinners, infinity pool, overlooking that view. Be sure to arrange a tour of Manuel Antonio Park with Roy Orozco for a great experience.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Our room (upper floor, corner) appeared to be the highest spot in the entire area, and the panoramic view over the bay was beyond description. In fact, the view from the main level where we enjoyed breakfast each day, from the infinity pool, and from just about everywhere in the hotel was incredible. Service was excellent. Byron, and other front desk staff, were especially helpful and fluent in English. Wifi reception was good even on the upper floor balcony. Breakfast was included with our stay and was definitely worth it.
Several restaurants are within an easy walk from the hotel entrance. Shuttle service is provided to the end of the beach near the park entrance, but we chose to walk nearly all the time as we enjoyed seeing the vegetation and wildlife along the way. The walk down to the near end of the beach is fairly steep. It usually took us right at 20 minutes to walk back uphill from the beach to the hotel entrance. Overall, the hotel exceeded my expectations, and I would definitely choose the to stay there were I to go back in the near future.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This hotel was absolutely amazing! It is quaint, beautiful, small enough to be charming and big enough to feel spacious! The room was very clean and had breath taking views! The staff was friendly, the food was heavenly, and the property was beautiful. We loved watching the monkeys visit the pool/roof area and finding little lizards all over outside. The infiniti pool was refreshing and had sweeping views as well. The front desk had great recommendations of local restaurants and helped us book a couple of excursions and arrange rides/taxis/bus info for everything we wanted to do! We loved the jungle/nature feel of this hotel mixed with the modern rooms and unique property layout. I sat on the balcony while listening to the sounds of the monkeys and often being able to watch a rainstorm come on quickly and then pass just as fast. The breakfast was light and delicious, consisting of a ton of fresh fruit and delicious breads/pastries! I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel to ANYONE, couples and families alike!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

The rooms are very well designed, unique , stylish and large.
Amazing view from the room , Resturant and pool.
Hot water malfunction fixed with in minutes.
Great service overall, professional and friendly staff.
Great breakfast, reach and tasty.

Stayed June 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This might simply be the most beautiful place I have ever been. The views from the hotel were as advertised -- 360 degrees -- ocean all around. The rooms are simple but the view from the balcony is to die for and the pool is gorgeous. Food was OK. People bent over backwards to be lovely and helpful. I would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

My husband and I recently celebrated our 25th anniversary. After months researching and planning this was our second stop. Hotel is a hidden gem. The grounds and room were perfect. First thing we did was take a dip into the zero edge pool - relaxing with breath taking views.

Room Tip: Corner room has spectacular views.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

According to reviews we expected amazing hotel, but it wasnt so. Sure they have beautiful views from restaurant and nice swimming pool, but for me thats it. We took partial ocean view room and the view was good, but the room was very very old and basic.Bed was small and not comfortable and bedclothes was with holes. We didnt have minibar, we had minibars in so much cheaper hotels, but in La Mariposa no! We even didnt have wardrobe in the room. Room was looking like maids room. Also we had ants everywhere. Breakfast was poor and food was not good. Another strange thing was that if you are living in a simple room, not in full ocean view you can take drinks in bar only if you are paying with money. But other guests could just sign a paper and pay when they will do check out. That was not comfortable, because they have wet bar.
So, i think maybe years ago Mariposa was a good hotel, but now its getting old and needs a good renovation.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Mariposa Hotel
Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Mariposa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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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