This hotel interior is just as stark and blah as the photos appear, a distinct detraction form our Costa Rica experience thus far. We have stayed at 2 other very nice places but in the Northern part. Not sure what they are trying to accomplish at Shana with the complete lack of decor. There is not even a hotel guide in the room let alone info about the area. No room service menu. The rooms are also much smaller than they appear in the photo. We have a "superior" room. Ugh! The beach is NOT just down a path as the description indicates. You have to walk down the paved road a bit then find an unmarked path through the jungle to the beach. It was so hot when we arrived that we waited till late afternoon to walk there. When we asked for directions we were advised to not go since the path to the beach would be too dark and have too many bugs! Really??? We are very disappointed regarding the inaccessibility of the beach. Although the town looks close enough to walk to it really is a dark narrow winding road without a sidewalk. Very dangerous especially with local driving habits! Quepos looks like the all the other beach side tourist traps with a lot of stores hawking cheap souvenirs but we would like to go anywhere more interesting than here at the Shana. There is no hotel shuttle. We are going to self book some tours and make the best of it. I would never again choose this stark NO personality hotel that does not even have a beach to redeem it. It's a shame since the structure itself has an interesting design. Wait! I think I see a speck of ocean through the trees! Time to go to their equally unimaginative restaurant for dinner since we are stranded here for 4 nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shana Hotel is the world’s leading brand in exclusive lifestyle boutique hotels. Embracing the culture, beauty, purity and perfection of its natural environment. Shana Hotel in Manuel Antonio, guarantees guests a unique and exclusive travel experience. Complimented by distinguished design, organic local cuisine, ecological adventures and exceptional hotel amenities, this new hotel in Costa Rica is among of the most exclusive and prestigious lifestyle hotels in the world. With that premise in mind, the Shana Hotel provides visitors a fabulous selection of 27 rooms, all with exceptional garden and ocean views. Choose from Superior or Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites or pamper yourself in the Souss "Spa Lifestyle Suite," a 3 bedroom luxury unit with its own private infinity pool and full kitchen facilities! Book today to start enjoying your dream Costa Rica vacation getaway! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park