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“Excellent Stay in the Manuel Antonio Area”
Review of Hotel Plaza Yara

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Hotel Plaza Yara
Ranked #5 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We stayed in this hotel for just 2 nights during a full adventure throughout different areas of Costa Rica. This hotel was absolutely perfect and just what we needed after traveling all day down from the Arenal area.

The check in was super easy. We had one of the Suites on the upper floor that overlooked the pool area and the rain forest area out back. The room was nice and clean and the A/C worked great. The bathroom area was huge and the shower was just what we needed after a long day out at the beaches.

The public areas of this hotel are super nice. The two pools were very refreshing at the end of the day. They serve several different breakfast options which were included with the price of the room. All the food that we ate here was excellent. Parking was safe and easy right off the main road through Manuel Antonio.

Check out was very fast and easy. We even received a parting gift which just was an added bonus from a great hotel! Would highly recommend if you are visiting this area.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 night while exploring Manuel Antonio.
The rooms are very spacious with modern and clean bathrooms.
Each room has a balcony over looking the viewing platform.
The viewing platform has a wow factor and makes this hotel so special- listening to the sounds of the forest with a morning coffee or drink in the evening.
The pool is lovely and has a hot tub too!
One member of staff, Roger, was particularly welcoming. As was the gentleman who served breakfast. However, we did not find the other staff to be very friendly at all. The only downside of this hotel.
Breakfast is good quality. If you're looking for something hearty order the typical breakfast or pancakes!
Would stay here again.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

We loved pretty much everything about this hotel, starting with its unique artistic and environmental-friendly design, ease of access, parking and use. The hotel is a short driving distance from the park Manuel Antonio entrance, and many restaurants and shops.

The hotel has an art gallery that shows local artists which we happen to like very much, and there is very tasteful mosaic art throughout the hotel. It is readily apparent that the architect took a pride in making this space unique, welcoming, airy and culturally distinct.

We had a room on the ground floor adjacent to the open hotel terrace. The terrace has a plenty of comfortable seating and is surrounded by a jungle scenery where you can relax and listen to or spot birds, frogs, and other animals.

Our room was very clean, spacious and comfortable, showcasing the same design as the terrace. The room has large bathroom with very spacious shower, the sink is in the living space. There is also a microwave, coffee maker, fridge and safe, as well as basic utensil to eat at an outdoor private area adjacent to the room. The bed was comfortable though quite firm. The air conditioning worked very well.

The staff was super nice, knowledgeable and accommodating, and did not hesitate to share local information re secluded beaches and activities. There is a swimming pool and jaccuzi, and beach towels upon request.

Breakfast was included in our room rate. There were several choices to select from every morning. The food was plentiful and very good.

As we checked out, we received a lovely token present from the hotel. We recommend this hotel without hesitation and would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We very much liked the room we had which was one of the two adjacent to the hotel terrace.
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and had a great time. The rooms are lovely and the hotel makes you feel you're in the middle of the jungle. The lounge area under the trees and pool under the canopy are real highlights, and breakfast was delicious. The only slightly strange thing for us was the art gallery/ reception area which felt quite uncomfortable to walk through after being in the pool. But still had to give it 5 stars because the pool & viewing areas are really special.

Stayed: June 2017
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights at this hotel. The rooms are huge, breakfast was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Mabet gave us excellent dinner suggestions. I will definitely stay here again. The monkeys visiting the property was a bonus.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Plaza Yara

Address: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio 322-6350, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Price Range: ₹ 7,197 - ₹ 11,465 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Plaza Yara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Plaza Yara is located only five minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park. Hotel Plaza Yara offers all suites feature custom made furniture,queen size beds,kichenettes and spacious baths. relax on the balcony and enjoy the jungle views with variety of wildlife with passes daily including monkeys,sloths,iguanas and exotic birds. Hotel Plaza Yara offers the possibility for you to enjoy your stay in comfort,casual elegance and in tune with nature. ... more   less 
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