This was the 4th hotel in a lightning tour of 5 in Costa Rica. Others were more basic such as Pacuare but service standards were better.
Room-neither telephone or wi fi worked on arrival. Fixed on 4th time of asking. Drains and sink plugs mal functioning.
Dinner. Beer at bar was warm. Wine at dinner was off. Even new bottle at 38 US was rank.
Restaurant. No atmosphere. Bland piped music.
Breakfast. Food arrives in spasms and in the wrong order. Constantly having to ask for items eg knife an side plate for toast.
Reception. Usual administrative fandango with mandatory card guarantee only to be told our room was not then available. Why not send us to lunch straightaway and then do the check in.
By themselves these are minor irritations but even allowing for Puranas vida standards have to match the prices which is down to management or lack of it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within walking distance of Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenas Del Mar is an extraordinary beachfront and rainforest resort catering to travelers looking for more than the typical luxury hotel experience. Stunning, luxurious, and sustainable, our hotel has 38 rooms with exclusive beach and nature views, nestled in eleven acres of rainforest with private trails and two tree-shaded white sand beaches. Unique among the hotels in Manuel Antonio, our carbon-neutral property offers sustainable, luxurious lodging. As well, we are proud to be the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to have been awarded the Five Sustainability Leaf Award and a Five Star Award. With this stunning location and a myriad of personalized services, on-property activities and land and water-based tours catered for honeymooning couples and families alike, Arenas Del Mar is the perfect base for exploring on your Manuel Antonio vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio