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La Mariposa Hotel
Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We had a great stay at La Mariposa, the staff were very accommodating, they have a delicious breakfast and even made us a breakfast to go when we went fishing early in the morning. The views from the hotel are exceptional and waking up to a panoramic of the Pacific Ocean was worth the price.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the Ocean
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Almost everything about this hotel was fantastic... except the service at the front desk. When I reached the hotel I was shocked to learn that my reservation was non-existent due to a "miscommunication" between the hotel and hotels.com. They wanted to charge me an extra $100+ per night for 4 nights which was insane. Eventually after fighting with a supervisor who was extremely rude i managed to book a room. The views are completely worth the price i was supposed to pay however.

Room Tip: Getting a premium ocean view room is a must.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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LaMariposaHotel, Director Comercial at La Mariposa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Thank you for sharing your opinion about your stay at La Mariposa.

Anyway and in order to be make this review more genuine and fair, we would like to emphasize that you forgot to mention that your reservation was made thru an a online travel agency and it was specified for two adults ONLY, now when you arrives at the Hotel turns out to be a family of 4 adults (children over 9 years old are considered as adult in most of the hotels in Costa Rica) therefore our front desk was polite enough to explain you that there was an extra cost of $50 plus taxes per night and per each extra adult in the room.

Then, after review your travel documents and denote the mistake, you refuse to pay the extra cost and also decline to speak with your travel agency who clearly made a mistake on your arrangements. At the end, our Front Desk manager agreed to reduce the extra cost to $30 + taxes; This fact is not mentioned as on your posted opinion, as well. So, we considered that is not fair to blame the hotel for an mistake of your travel agency, without mention the help received from us.

Also, we invite to the others TripAdvisor users to read the rest of the reviews about La Mariposa Hotel and definitely will understand that our Front desk customer service is the gem of the property.

Happy Travels.

Manfred Arias
Hotel La Mariposa
Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Great view, good food, large modern rooms, nice people, beautiful hotel, various animals, close to park and beach...I can only recommend this hotel, it is worth its high price and would definitly return to this hotel.

Room Tip: 35 is perfect
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1  Thank Bernd B
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Hotel La Mariposta is amazing!
We were upgraded when we got there, the staff was amazingly helpful, the breakfast is wonderful and the spectacular views are incredible from every corner of the hotel.
Alex and Sebastian and all the other helpful people at the front desk including Maria at reservations recommended and helped me book great activities!
There are lots of nice restaurants in walking distance from the hotel, and there is a shuttle to and from the beach several times a day.
And there is 24 hours a day security!
I will certainly go back!

Room Tip: The full ocean view was beautiful!
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We splurged a little and decided to stay here the last 4 days of our Costa Rica trip and I am so glad we did. I don't mind spending a bit more for some hotels and this one was definitely worth it. The view was amazing and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had a corner floor ocean view on the 2nd floor and a large private balcony. Large windows in the room provide a great view. The staff was great at helping us book a guided tour of Manual Antonio and a dolphin watching/snorkeling trip, both of which were very nice and they made it so easy. I would not hesitate to stay here again, but a couple of small things. We had booked an ocean view room which stated we would have 2 double bed per the website. I might have upgraded to a premier ocean view when I booked but that didn't offer two double bed and wanted to make sure our 14 year old slept comfortably in his own bed. I am not sure if they upgraded us, but when we got to our room we had a king bed and a rollway. I am sure had I said something they would have likely moved us to a different room but our son stated he was more than comfortable with the roll away bed after trying it out so I didn't try and change rooms, but you may want to make sure the room has the type of beds you are looking for. Also they have laundry service, but it was much more expensive than other hotels we stayed at. I'm not complaining because they did a great job and turned it around very quick, but had I known, I might have taken care of the laundry before we arrived here. My boyfriend and son were awaken each morning pretty early as they were moving chairs and whatever around for the breakfast, but I slept thru it. So if you are a light sleep, a higher floor away from the restaurant might be better. The hotel was very easy to find and has a lot of great restaurants within walking distance. They have a free shuttle service every couple of hours during the day to the park and beach. You can walk to the beach but it is more than a 30 minute walk and it was very hot the day we did it. Taxi's were plentiful and cheap, we missed the shuttle one day from the beach and it cost us $5 to get back to the hotel from the beach/park entrance. The free wifi worked better than any other hotel we stayed at in Costa Rica. Saw a few monkeys around the hotel on a couple of days which was great fun.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The Mariposa is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The view from our balcony was amazing, and we could lay in bed and see the monkeys and the parrots outside. Lots of amazing kinds of birds too.

The pool and sunset were gorgeous! I can't say enough about the included breakfast as it was so delicious.

It is a short walk down the hill to the right to a small supermarket and an ATM. Try the 1820 coffee as it's delicious and less expensive than Britt. Same coffee beans but the locals drink it.

The staff is fantastic. The beds in our room were large and the linens nice. The bathroom was renovated and nice. It took awhile to figure out how to flush the toilet and get the temperature right in the shower.

The hotel is close to many restaurants and a really short drive to the park Manuel. Antonio.

Room Tip: Room 40 is the best room with the best view. It is accessed by a metal staircase up three flights of...
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We found La Mariposa online the day before we decided to travel from central costa rica to the coast. The last 3 days of our week in this beautiful place turned out to be the highlight of our visit. Welcome drinks, hotel tour, beautiful room with a breathtaking view of the ocean and coastline for less than we would pay at an intestate holiday inn in the US. Everyone was wonderful and made us feel welcome and valued. Good enough for a honeymoon! We will be back!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: | Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
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:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Price Range: £123 - £254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Mariposa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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 60 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 45 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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