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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We very much enjoyed our stay here. It's a beautiful smaller hotel with a lovely setting. Our room worked well for a family of four and our teens really enjoyed the pool and swimming and kayaking in the bay. My only complaint is that it is quite expensive. We ended up spending $500 a day for a basic room and...

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Toronto
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for two nights after spending 8 nights in Tamarindo before flying home. It's very close to Liberia airport, so very convenient. The resort is chic and modern and the property is very nice and well kept. Food is decent, but we enjoyed the restaurant scene and food variety in Tamarindo better. Service is quite slow. Definitely a...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The resort is contemporary, cool, minimalist and boutique-like. The staff are all VERY helpful, except the bartenders. I never did get drinks I ordered and they ignored me. The food isn't great. The presentation is nice, but it's flavorless. It's like they went through the correct steps to create it, but then forgot about flavor. It's corporate. There aren't any...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw some reviews and think you have to go in with the right expectations and it is a Gorgeously designed hotel with an impressive spa, and wonderful staff. Costa Rica is more expensive (than Nicaragua) thanks to a healthy boost of tourism, but with this you get also better and cleaner amenities - you get what you pay for....

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New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The El Mangroove is a lovely looking hotel set in the middle of nowhere. The rooms appeared clean. The first morning When I took a shower, the water overflowed into the closet area. An apparent drain clog. We were told we'd be moved to a new room, but it would take time. We had nowhere to go for around three...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was Nice, clean, and the staff was very friendly and willing to help with any advice. However, March apparently is dry season and there were fires in the local area which caused smoke to enter our room. Nothing, convenient to the hotel except airport. The Beach had black sand / gravel and very hot... No waves; its located...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica in general is expensive to visit and some hotels will take advantage of that... This is one of them! Pros -Beautiful hotel and grounds. Pool is the best part of this hotel. -Staff super friendly and helpful. -Within a 20 minute drive from Liberia (cost is high though @$30pp) -Very clean resort and guest rooms. Very comfortable beds...

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Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is impressively clean! Never saw a bug...and I look. Love the 1950's buildings. The beds are very comfortable and bedding is nice. I like how the pool is set to stare at the ocean. This part of Costa Rica is not for ocean swimming or playing. The black sand is too rough from forming from volcanic rock. May...

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ConciergeEH, Guest Relations Manager at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you for sharing your experience at the El Mangroove, Autograph Collection. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank...

London, England.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights and loved our time here - it came towards the end of our trip so we just rested by the pool and took it easy. The hotel is newish and situated on a stunning beach which we enjoyed walking along each day. The rooms are comfortable and well maintained and the morning started very well...

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ConciergeEH, Guest Relations Manager at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you for sharing your experience at the El Mangroove, Autograph Collection. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank...

Ashland, MA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this resort and everything about it. The rooms were clean and modern and the pool was nice and relaxing. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We went with our two daughters ages 10 and 7 and they loved this hotel. We actually stayed in the JW Marriott in Guanacaste after we stayed here and they preferred El Mangroove...

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Dear Guest: Greetings from El Mangroove! We appreciate your comments and sharing your experience, we are very pleased to hear your daughter had a great time with us. Your feedback will be shared with the team to continue to inspire and motivate them to deliver exceptional customer service. Thank you for staying at the El Mangroove, Autograph Collection and we...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Mangroove features boutique hospitality at its best. In this beach front hotel you will find everything Costa Rica has been missing. A new and fresh hotel concept that is easily accessible, very attainable and naturally irresistible. Laid-back wholesome sexiness, in a service oriented setting, with impeccable amenities, natural furnishings, contemporary design, state of the art technology and upbeat yet chilling ambiances. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Mangroove, Autograph Collection

Address: | Papagayo Bay, Playa Panama 50503, Costa Rica (Formerly El Mangroove by Enjoy Hotels)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo > Playa Panama
Price Range: ₹ 14,203 - ₹ 34,690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — El Mangroove, Autograph Collection 4.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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“Get a second floor room to avoid bugs. Building 1 is next to pool/restaurants. Building 3 is furthest, but quietest. Distances are short.”
 of 5 bubbles JonnyDub, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing out.”
 of 5 bubbles 698sherin, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Corner room, lower level...easy to handle.”
 of 5 bubbles tradewind66, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The deluxe root suite has both a porch, sitting room and bedroom.”
 of 5 bubbles newjersey123, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“On Second of two floors, didn't see elevator access.”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferwN1182RZ, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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