We stayed here for 3 nights. For us it was fine, but I could see how some folks would not like it. They have built some new rooms...which I think are 2 BR units based on some of the other reviews. These units looked to be pretty nice from the outside. There is also an older hotel, which is more run down and basic. The rooms in the "old hotel" are fine if you're just looking for a basic place to sleep at night. They have not been well maintained, but they cleaned our room every morning. I never felt like our room was dirty. Alex, the guy at the front desk was helpful and friendly. There is a restaurant right in front of the hotel that has live music. We were there on New Year's and they had a nice little party. I was worried people would party all night...but shortly after midnight, things really quieted down quickly.
You should know this hotel is closer to Quepos than Manuel Antonio, but the bus stops right in front of the hotel and it's about a 10 minute ride to the park. The hotel has a nice pool which is outside the newer units...however all guests can use the pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel "El Mirador del Pacifico" Location: Our hotel is located in beautiful Manuel Antonio, the south-pacific-zone of Costa Rica. The ideal destination for your next vacation. Set in the rainforest and near the ocean, the hotel is the perfect location to experience a piece of paradise. The property has 14 000 m2 with parts of primary forest, where you can enjoy a large variety of flora and fauna. Advantage in comparison with beach hotels: hilly side, nice view, allways breeze, no moskitos, 2 centigrads cooler in the night, no noise from the beachdisco, less noise from the street and more!Disadvantage: 4 km to the beach, but there are buses every half hour. Bus stop right at the entrance from the hotel.Rooms: we have 10 double rooms with 2 double beds, option for an additional bed for more comfort, private bath, hot water, fan, some with beautiful ocean view. Apartments: 4 big apartments with 2 bedrooms each with 2 double beds, 2 bathrooms, hot water, separate entrance, full equipped kitchen, big living room, A/C, Fan, TV, Tel, nice ocean view, near by the pool. The apartments are good for up to 8 persons. Villas: 3 comfortable jungle villas 2 floor, bathroom, hot water, closets, kitchen and big veranda, A/C, fan, TV, Tel., 2 double beds option for an additional bed. Villas are scattered in tropical vegetation that attracts exotic birds and animals. Ideal for nature lovers. Restaurant: The "Bambu Jam" is well known and respected for its international cuisine. Here you can get also a nice breakfast ( $ 6,60 per person ) Don't miss live music with Costa Rican musician!... jamming allowed...... Other facilities: Swimming pool with Jacuzzi, quiet areas with hammocks Laundry service, Daily maid service Parking with 24 hours security International phone, fax, e-mail & Internet service Reservation service for hotel, tours and rent-a-car We guarantee quality rooms, excellent service, beautiful natural surroundings and a friendly atmosphere. We are welcoming you to your very special Holiday in Paradise The beauty of local attractions: National Park " Manuel Antonio" is situated in a humid tropical forest life zone. It protects primary and secondary forests, mangroves, beach vegetation and marine resources. The best beaches of Costa Rica White-Water-Rafting, Sport fishing and other Aquatic Adventures, Horseback riding, Hiking, Bird watching, Canopy safari, the spectacular Sunset-sails tour and much more Transportation Daily bus service to San Jose, Air-transportation to San Jose and other locationsEn españolHotel "El Mirador del Pacifico". ... more less