What can we say, we're picky and we loved it! My wife cooked 3 days and the kitchen suited us just fine. Its modern, comfortable and clean rooms were an absolute delight especially after getting back in late afternoon or evenings after a long day out. The two bedrooms and full bathrooms were very well maintained and served the family of four very well.
Ultimately, the staff, starting with Maria, the housekeeping ladies, the security guards, gardeners all made us feel like part of their family. Besides Maria, no one really spoke English but they understood. Carlos, one of the security guards, was affable, friendly and tried to find us everytime he saw wildlife whether it was monkeys, toucans or other birds. Even if he was unsuccessful a couple of times, we loved his zeal.
The facilities, grounds were well maintained and the location was extremely convenient (3 kms from Quepos and right down the road from Maxi Pali supermarket). The pool was clean and, although small, not busy at all.
Ultimately, it is all about Maria!!! Concierge extraordinaire, travel advisor, front-desk, and everything else. She handled all our requests - planned and unplanned with amazing ease. She books the tours, car and not to mention the advice on how to navigate Quepos and surrounding areas. She advised us on a day-trip and we realized subsequently that she really understood our needs. The first day, she was literally suffering from dental pain yet she spent literally painstaking hour with us to get us settled and help us plan out our 3 night stay.
The only very very minor complaint is that you should rent a SUV type vehicle if you're going to rent and stay at Villas Tranquilas. We had a small sedan and the approach and entry to the highway gets a bit tricky with low cars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tropical rainforest retreat in Quepos/Manuel Antonio Costa Rica. Four plantation style villas in each building offer two bedroom, two bath contemporary custom accommodations. Every town home sleeps up to six guests with a fully equipped kitchen. We have two pools for our guests and are one of the most affordable rental communities in the surrounding area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villas Tranquilas Hotel Quepos
- Villas Tranquilas Costa Rica/Quepos