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Hotel Villa Romantica
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Quepos
Atenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Little pricey for value received!”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

I had expect a little more for the price, we were the only guest for the night we stayed. They have a nice pool area and the most friendly cat in Costa Rica and the staff were very helpful. The hotel had a good location easy walk to "El Centro". It was on the bus route to Manuel Antonio National Park. We had a car but the best thing we did was to take the bus to the park. The bus stop was 50 feet from the hotel. After this experience I won't be driving to park or attractions, if I can take the bus. No parking hassle and no worry about someone breaking into your car. Manuel Antonio was worth the trip!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2012 via mobile

We stayed for one night during our 3+ week stay in many hotels. This was one of them, where it is really not worth the money.

No secure parking (maybe for 4-5 cars max), no towels in room, no bulb in the lamp next to the bed. AC is in the cupboard with buttons destroyed.
It looks nothing like in the picture and I do not understand, what the people are raving in positive reviews. The owner was nice, but this is no romance, no luxury and no value for this money. Choose smth else.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Travellers are raving about these Quepos hotels

London
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

To be honest there isn't any good reason to stay in Quepos, no beach, few good eating places, a bit of a one horse town and this hotel doesn't have too much to offer either for distinctly too high a price. You're far better offer finding a place with nice views, close to beaches and watering holes nearer to Manuel Antonio where you'll probably pay a fair bit less.

The place was staffed by teenage (?) German girls who seemed unfriendly and monosyllabic - obvious a cheap option for the owners to employ students wanting to learn Spanish. The rooms are ok but not much better than basic. They have some nicely done vegetation and pool out the back and it backs onto some jungle (although if you've stayed in any of the real jungle hideouts nearby then it doesn't rate too highly).

We were the only people staying and we moved on after we'd stayed the two nights we'd booked by phone.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I travelled to Quepos with 2 of my girlfriends and had originally booked a different place to spend our first night. However, once we arrived the place we had originally booked was in an awful condition so we were forced to look for something else and 3 min down the road we stumbled upon Villa Romantica, which we had also come across when doing our initial internet research. The hotel really is an oasis and even though it may seem like the ideal place for couples, I can assure you the place welcomes everyone, even large groups of people. We originally planned to stay there for 2 nights (room 16) but we were so pleased with everything that we ended up staying for 5 nights. After the first 2 nights, we decided we wanted to be closer to the beach and we left for a different hotel which was much more expensive than Villa Romantica. However, on our first night there we quickly learned that our ocean-view suite was filled with cockroaches and we were forced to leave immediately. The friendly staff at Villa Romantica did not hesitate to take us back in the next day, and even though they were at capacity for that night, they were able to empty one of the smaller rooms and house us for that night. Suffice to say after our horrible experience, we did not want to go anywhere else. The next day, they placed us in the room (#17) next to our original one. Below you will find a summary of what myself and my girlfriends thought of our whole experience while at Villa Romantica:

- extremely clean and decent-sized rooms (our room had two double beds) equipped with TV, air conditioning and private bathroom
- the staff is very friendly and accommodating, very knowledgeable and helpful (we booked most of our day trips with the help of the girls at reception and they even stored our backpacks on our last day before leaving)
- the owner takes great care of the place and is very set on ensuring each guest has a pleasant stay
- breakfast is included in the price and is self-serve buffet style (consists of eggs, variety of cold cuts and cheeses, vegetables, toast, jams, milk, juice and coffee) - absolutely delicious!
- decent-sized pool, very clean
- amenities include a pool table, vending machines that provide you with juices and alcohol (these must be paid for extra, but in the middle of the night when everything is closed they are quite handy)

Other things to note:
- although not very cheap, it is worth the price (you get what you paid for)
- there is one computer with Internet access, but it is quite slow and you must pay for usage
- the hotel is not close to the beach (it is located in Quepos). However, buses that can take you straight to the beach run frequently and stop right in front of the hotel

Highly recommend this place to those looking for a quality stay and great service! I will definitely stay there again, if I go back to Quepos.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

This place is terrible. Too expensive for what it is. We had terrible service. The parking is terrible as well.

  • Stayed April 2012
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2 Thank kfallbach
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

We had come into town (Quepos) late one night, and were looking for a place to stay. All of the other places that we saw had separate beds, and no A/C. We went to Hotel Villa Romantica as we were driving towards Manuel Antonio and decided to try to stop in. They were "closed" but the owner still came and let us stay there. He was very helpful and accommodating. They had breakfast included, and made some fresh scrambled eggs for me in the morning. They also held our luggage as we went to the park that day. For the price, it was very nice.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank sarab555
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Naples, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2012

In the ugliest town of Quepos in the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica , the lush garden and nice rooms of Villa Romantica are a surpringly affordable brake, albeit not cheep at $98 + taxes.
The beaches and park of Manuel Antonio are very close by car. There are also a public buses passing close to the hotel
Good breakfast. People are very kind and helpful
Quepos offers many restaurants. We recommend La Cubanita very good cheep generous portions

  • Stayed January 2012
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Thank diporzio
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Property: Hotel Villa Romantica
Address: In Front of Super Quepos in Quepos | 6350 Quepos-Manuel Antonio, Quepos 6035, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Quepos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Romantica 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The quaint hotel, under German management, is nestled in a tropical setting, just a few driving minutes from the famous national park Manuel Antonio with its wonderful beaches and wildlife reserve. ... more   less 
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