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Makanda by the Sea

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Manuel Antonio and surrounding area are fabulous; this review is about the hotel only. The only good thing about Makanda is it has a wonderful architecture, only that. Everything else is horrible. To begin with: horrible service. One of the “Bellboys” named “Jorge” told my...More

7  Thank Raymundo R
Response from MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the SeaResponded 13 April 2017

Dear Raymundo, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We really appreciate your kind words about our designs, we have recently remodeled the Hotel and the room you stayed in was just open late December. We understand and appreciate your feedback about...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

My husband and I stayed here at the tail end of our Costa Rica adventure. The staff was delightful and helpful, the pool and views were amazing. There is a private beach but the ocean is not really swimmable here (unless you don't mind rocks...More

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Response from MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the SeaResponded 6 April 2017

Buenas tardes, thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We are glad that you enjoyed and had a great experience. The Staff already miss you and we are all looking forward to host you again. Have a great weekend...

Reviewed 3 April 2017

My sister and daughter (Senior in highschool) stayed here for 4 nights in March. We rented the top of a villa- 2 bedroom. I have stayed in hotels all over the world and this is by far the most beautiful, swanky hotel that does not...More

Thank Jill H
Response from MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the SeaResponded 3 April 2017

Buenos días! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We are really glad that you enjoyed the property, we have put a lot of effort on details and human resource with the goal of becoming the best hospitality business in the Central...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The place is absolutely beautiful and relaxing!!! Amazing stay!!! Unfortunately, there is still construction work - a new restaurant and few others. Makanda you should have inform people before they come in.More

1  Thank Anita A
Response from MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the SeaResponded 3 April 2017

Buenos días Anita! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile! New pool ready and new restaurant almost done. Hope you come back soon to check the final product out. Remember to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

I absolutely love this place. The location is everything!!! The beautiful grounds really do make up for the daily trek up and down the hill. We stayed in Ocean #1, which is towards the bottom of the hill. We had to walk up that hill...More

2  Thank SexySilhouette
Response from MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the SeaResponded 31 March 2017

Buenos días! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We are glad that you liked the Hotel, enjoyed the wildlife and the maginificent views. I am not sure why you did not take advantage of our golfcart, we have 2 drivers available...More

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GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
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Hot Tub
Adult pool
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US$ 273 - US$ 440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#3 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#6 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#6 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 273 - US$ 440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#6 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#6 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Michele W
20 June 2018|
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Response from sharli6 | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car because we wanted to go to the beach and visit a friend's place in Dominical, CR. Personally, driving there is very hilly, and skinny roads. I'd get a taxi from the airport. (Not in San Jose) Makanda will... More
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Heather M
29 May 2018|
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chopperz
21 March 2018|
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Response from Ivana L | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There's no direct route to walk to the beach from the resort. We actually DID walk to the resort but we had to go out of the resort, walk up a two-way street, down a rock/dirt path, etc. It took about 30 minutes to... More
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"Splurge on Villa #6 if you can...completely private pool and terrace you don't have to share with anyone..."
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"Villa #9 or 10 Is amazing."
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"Be sure to get an ocean view room, preferably with a spa/jacuzzi or private pool. Worth it!"
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