This hotel was the risk of our trip (as it had some mixed reviews on tripadvisor) but we really enjoyed it here! Lorena the manager was super friendly and helpful. The rooms were small, but cute and the pool was sufficient. The real benefit was the location, as it was right across from a supermarket and right next to the best restaurant in manuel antonio (la milagra). Also a good amount of bars are right in this area as well. It is a 5 minute cab ride down to the beach area (and national park) and it is super easy to get a cab. Best of all breakfast was made to order every morning by the pool which we really liked. Only negatives was the bed was slightly uncomfortable and the AC was very hard to regulate (either super hot in room or freezing). Other than that we really liked it here and definitely recommend it
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Mandarina is a small boutique hotel. It has a history in Manuel Antonio since the early 1990s. It has previously been known as Hotel El Dorado Mojado and Hotel Kekoldi. In 2007, the 12 unit hotel has been given the new name Hotel Mandarina. Mandarina is known as a small orange, like a tangerine, in Costa Rica. Hotel Mandarina is located in Manuel Antonio, just outside the small Pacific coast port town of Quepos. We are at the highest elevation on the main road about halfway between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. If you choose to drive, you can park your rental car in our secure lot behind the reception building. Manuel Antonio is only 3 1/2 hours by car or bus from San Jose, so long as you take the shortest route. Faster yet is a 20 minute plane ride from San Jose on Nature Air or Sansa Airlines. Quepos and Manuel Antonio are fairly easy to navigate since there are only a few main roads. We are just 3 km away from some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica with the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park at the end of the main road. A twenty minute walk down the secondary road from the hotel will bring you to a secluded beach. The local bus stops 50 yards from the hotel and brings you to the main beach or Manuel Antonio National Park in 5 minutes. There are several restaurants and cafes within walking distance as well as services like supermarket, bank/ATM, bars, yoga/spa, gym, and souvenir stores among others. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mandarina Hotel
- Hotel Mandarina Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park