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Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa
Ranked #19 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Our recent trip to MA and Issimo suites was outstanding thanks to two very special employees. The combination of service and food preparation was incredible thanks to the wonderful team of Dixon and Freddy. We tried other restaurant venues during our stay in MA and, although the food was good, nothing came close to the service and attention provided by Dixon and the unbelievable meals prepared by Freddy. On one special night, Dixon created us a dining experience that included flowers, candles and wonderful table decorations that looked like something out of a fairy tale. The table was specifically set up in a manner that provided us with an awesome view of the ocean and subsequent sunset. Overall, the accommodations were good and the couples massage and dinner combo is hard to beat. However, I think the real "secret" to Issimo is the fantastic restaurant experience. If you want to be treated like Royalty and eat dishes fit for a King, this is your place.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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IssimoSuites, General Manager at Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Dear John W,
We will absolutely let Dixon and Freddy know about your review!
Our real "secret" is to have beautiful employees, beautiful clients and finally we are in a beautiful place!

Hasta pronto!
Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel Staff

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Excellent service! The place is well located and very well worth the price. The staff is simply outstanding. Courteous, friendly, helpful. Did not disappoint! Access to all Manuel Antonio nearby. They have an excellent dinner service as well. The massage area is also worth a visit.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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2  Thank Ffrayrn
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IssimoSuites, General Manager at Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thank you!!!!!!
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

The hotel only has 13 rooms, the room we stayed in had the most amazing views and beautiful layout! The bed was so comfortable, the staff from the concierge to the massage therapist was very professional, attentive and friendly. The restaurant had very good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Had two massages there both very fantastic. 5 minute walk to an almost private beach out of a movie set! The location was perfect and very central. I will go back to Costa Rica just to stay at Issimo Hotel"

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Philippe F
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IssimoSuites, General Manager at Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Patou13Rockford,
Thank you for taking time for this wonderful review!!!
We sincerely hope to have you back soon!!!

Saludos,
and thank you again!
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the wonderful staff at Issimo Hotel. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay. The people were so nice to us and welcoming, made us feel right at home. They even called us to tell us that some monkeys were hanging out in the dinning area so that we could come up and take some pictures. The food was tasty and personally I fell in love with the simplicity of beans and rice for breakfast, the cook gave us the recipe so that we could bring it back to Canada.

We stayed for three nights and had a car to get around. I think having a car was a good idea so that you are not stuck with taxis, be careful with driving!!!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the lower level and we were very satisfied with the view, the monkeys jump around at yo...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank rory b
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IssimoSuites, General Manager at Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Dear Rory b,
Thank you for you beautiful review!
As you see we are trying very hard to make vacations unforgettable!

Pura Vida

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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

After seeing all other hotels once we got there I was so happy we chose issimo. We stayed in the royal suite and every morning feed the monkeys sugar packets which was awesome. We had our own small pool and hot tub which was perfect for our honeymoon. Word of advice, learn Spanish and don't go to any supermarket close to hotel. . Crazy expensive. The Quepos market is best place to go. The staff helped with everything we asked and always treated us as friends. Food was good and drinks were cheap. The private beach, short walk, was very seclusive and cozy. Definitely worth going and we will go back :)

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank jake_melissa0215
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IssimoSuites, Public Relations Manager at Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Jake, Thank you for for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel with us. We love hearing back from guests about their stay. I'm glad to hear our local monkeys were able to keep you entertained every morning. We look forward to having you come back and help feed the monkeys someday soon.

- J

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

When you pull up to this hotel, no one is there to greet you or assist with your luggage. Unsure of how to get in the gate, we smiled at the host, but she did not get up to assist with the gate. Once at the front desk you will hopefully be greeted, that's if the person at the desk isn't busy watching videos on the computer. We were initially taken to the wrong room, which was occupied. We also noted only one wash cloth. When we called for another we were told the maid has left and we would have to wait until the morning. Only when I questioned her, did she reply she would see what she could so and hung up. We booked 4 nights, but only stayed one because of the poor service, bad food and most importantly the room was nothing like the reviews. The staff was extremely rude to my wife on several occasions. Upon capturing a cockroach the size of mouse in our room, we took it to the front desk and was told "no big deal." We had booked through Expedia which then called to get us a different room. We noted that the next two rooms were just as bad. We checked out and went to a different hotel. Issimo refused to refund the payment for the nights that we didn't stay. This is no place for a honeymoon. We spent a few more dollars and received 5 star service at the next place.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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7  Thank Blandis19
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IssimoSuites, Public Relations Manager at Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

I would like to apologize that you found your stay with us unsatisfactory. We always do our best to make all our guests experiences amazing as you can see from all our other glowing reviews from previous guests. I wish you well on the rest of your trip and I again apologize that we could not make the stay to your satisfaction.

- J

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

My wife and I spent 10 days on our honeymoon in Manuel Antonio at Issimo Suites. We loved the staff so much. From the minute we arrived we were greeted with drinks and with hospitality. Our room was made every day for us and the food was excellent. We ate at other restaurants nearby, yet Issimo's food was some of the best we had in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area. It was way better than the 5* La Mansion food next door and Issimo is considered four stars. My wife and I enjoyed it SO much more than La Mansion- and I have been to France. We love cultural food so their salsa and nachos were on point. The room was stunning- get a balcony! The monkeys even came so close to our room. Honestly, compared to other hotels we looked at in the area, Issimo was the most culturally authentic, the most reasonable (ask for a discount they will give you great deals if you called them directly), and the most beautiful place to stay at out of the 10 or so hotel right near Manuel Antonio. Please, if you are going on your honeymoon, or for a vacation do not miss out on Issimo Suites. It is truly Costa Rican.

Room Tip: Get a balcony. Get had room 103 it was great! The masters suite was amazing
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dkelly811
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IssimoSuites, Public Relations Manager at Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Thank you for staying with us during your honeymoon, and we love hearing that your experience with our staff, restaurant and local monkeys was great. Thank you for taking the time to write us this wonderful review, and we look forward to seeing you again here in the future.

- J

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Additional Information about Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa

Address: | Waterfront, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Price Range: £120 - £216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel, Spa & Waterfront Reserve offers intimacy and elegance for your romantic escape. Each suite includes a Jacuzzi bath tub for relaxation and enjoyment, as well as a majestic ocean view overlooking a pristine pacific cove. A plush king size bed, sofa, and room service from our boutique restaurant await your arrival. You can also indulge yourself with a massage in our spa after a day of adventure on one of our many tours or beaches. Our romantic hideaway suites access adjacent sandy beaches with a walk to the cove or famous Manuel Antonio Park and beaches. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
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