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“Great location, great price, great staff, great breakfast”
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Cabinas Espadilla
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Livingston, Texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great location, great price, great staff, great breakfast”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The hotel is located about half way between the entrance to the national park and a great beach with all the amenities. A very easy walk to either one. Beautiful, clean pool right outside your room with warm water (about 90 degrees) that felt wonderful after a day at the beach or the park. The cabin we had was a standard (no kitchenette) but it did have a coffee maker and a fridge with a small freezer for ice (nice for making in room drinks). Our cabin was less than $120/night including taxes! We had a porch with 2 chairs and a love seat that fronted the drive next to the pool. Breakfast was included in the room rate and was served at the adjoining hotel's restaurant which was located in a jungle setting next to the hotel's beautiful pool with a swim up bar. The breakfast was cereal, fresh watermelon, papaya, pineapple, bananas, other fresh fruits, various bread to toast, pancakes, sausage, tortillas, made to order omeletes , fried eggs, scrambled eggs, hot coffee, hot milk(for café con leche), fresh orange juice, hot teas and a lot of other things I didn't try. I've paid $18 for a breakfast buffet in the states that couldn't hold a candle to this! The entire staff was clean, professional, friendly and helpful. Especially Leo Martinez at the front desk. Wish I could be there now!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milena C, Front Office Manager at Cabinas Espadilla, responded to this review, 21 July 2015
Hello Donatthelake2!

We are happy you liked so much our place, hope you can visit our piece of paradise very soon.


All the best and Pura vida!!!
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Location close to park and safe and convenient parking were real pluses. Nice pool & good breakfast. Rooms a bit tired, dark and small. Kitchenette was very handy. No light over bathroom sink and no hot water in sink--apparently a CR custom. Fair hot water in shower.

Stayed February 2014
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Milena C, Front Office Manager at Cabinas Espadilla, responded to this review, 21 July 2015
Hello and thanks for your review.
The management is been working on improvements and remodeling at all points you mentioned. Thank you very much for the comments.
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Great hotel for vacation on the Pacific ocean. The location is 5 minutes from the beach. Manuel Antonio national park is 5 minutes walk also.
Several cabinas located around the swimming pool. The rooms have ketchenette equipped with coffee-maker, fridge, stove, sink and all the necessary crockery. Do not leave the fook on the counter, as thre are some ants there.
Beds are comfortable with a lot of pillows. A/C work fine. TV has a lot of English-speaking channels to choose from.
Breakfast is served in the main hotel not far from the hotel. Good variety of food and drinks.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Early check-in possible.
Cleaning is amazing. They bring you flowers in the room and make different figure out of flowers. Really nice.
I'd recommend this hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This is a nice place but the internet does not work while in your room. Which was not told to us prior to use getting the room.

Also, they like to keep records of your credit card even if you are paying cash. We got a discounted rate (yay!) and they wanted to keep my friends credit card information though we had to pay via cash. After some words, we scratched the credit card information off the receipt and took a picture for our reference. We could have been over thinking things but we are from NYC so..we expect everything!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

when we first arrived we were greeted by monkeys and then a giant crocodile on beach path, how exciting!!! this place was great. we sat outside on patio nightly watched fireflies at night and woke to howler monkeys in the morning. morpho butteflies, birds, squirrel monkeys, capuchians, it was wild! Nice beach ( a little rocky) good restuarants, nearby grocery stores, everything you need, a nice pool to cool off in the afternoon and manuel Antonio park a block away!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eagle, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We just stayed at Cabinas Espadilla in early July 2013. We hung our used wet bathing suits out to dry on the chairs outside our room. My wife's was there in the morning but mine was stolen. Inside our locked room my generic medication was taken from the bottle. I was able to replace it but the lack of trust I have for the Costa Rican people shall remain forever. I suppose there is good cause for the bars on all the windows and doors.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We would like to thank the friendly and professional staff of Hotel Espadilla for five lovely days. We stayed at "The Cabinas", and we are very pleased with our stay! Great location close to both the beach and the rainforest park. The room was clean and well maintained equipped with a/c, TV, fridge and a coffee maker with complimentary coffee every day. Great breakfast which was served in the beautiful restaurant of the hotel (2 min walk from The Cabinas). A small and nice pool area at The Cabinas, and a slightly bigger pool area by the bar and restaurant at the Hotel.
If you are going to Espadilla, this is the place to stay!

PS. If you have IPhone make sure to activate 3G to get a signal. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cabinas Espadilla

Property: Cabinas Espadilla
Address: 300 meters before Manuel Antonio Nal. | Park entrance, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Espadilla Cabins is a beautiful little beach hotel located just one minute from the beach in Manuel Antonio. It has 16 units surrounded by beautiful gardens, a swimming pool and parking. ... more   less 
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