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Reviewed 1 January 2013 via mobile

This would be a just OK place, but for the great staff and location. Despite the nice staff, we did have a toilet that randomly bubbled up and ran in reverse, so to speak. It was noisy, and not at all pleasant if you were using it when it happened. We asked several times to have it fixed, but it never got done. Also, barking dogs from very poor neighboring residential houses were a problem in the morning. Bottom line, its a nice place to stay because it is a 3 minute walk to a great beach and the national park.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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SanBada C, General Manager at Hotel San Bada, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

Dear guest,

Receive a warm greeting from the staff of Hotel San Bada!

We appreciate your personal time for writing this review. Thank you for your feedback, all your comments are taken seriously as they help us to improve.

We are really sorry for the inconvenience with your room. Actually our maintenance department work to fix this issue, unfortunately, we realized that the solution would require longer time and by the time of your visit there were no other rooms available to switch you and solve the problem.

For all our potential visitor, we kindly ask you to let us know about any issue during your stay with us, our goal is to provide memorable experience and we will try our best to meet all your needs and requirements.

Please allow us the pleasure of a future visit to Hotel San Bada, our lovely staff will be more than happy to welcome you and offer a “like at home” treatment.

Thank you for posting your review on this TripAdvisor forum.

Best regards,

Your friends at Hotel San Bada

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Reviewed 30 December 2012

The San Bada Hotel is in the prefect location for a fun filled a family vacation. They are at the entrance of the park . The staff is knowledgable of all the activities available in the area . The hotel is very well maintained. Each room has a refrigerator. The staff could not have been easier to work with and nice

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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SanBada C, General Manager at Hotel San Bada, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your precise review about our Hotel San Bada. You are right, we have a perfect location that allows our guests to enjoy the beauty of the Manuel Antonio National Park and pristine beaches in a walking distance from our rooms.

But most importantly, we are happy that you had a great service experience with our local hired staff; our friendly front desk team spoiling you 24/7 and always pleased to help our guests with booking the best activities in the area or simply give a recommendation. We would like to recommend to our T.A. readers our Mulguri Waterfalls Horseback riding Tour, definetely a tour with Hotel San Bada signature, through 4 exclusive pristine waterfalls and jungles.

Thank you very much for staying at our Resort! And we definately await for your return at our Resort.

Sincerely,

Your friends at Hotel San Bada

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Reviewed 28 December 2012

We stayed at San bada the last 4 days and it was wonderful. The rooms were clean, the views of the forest were plush and the staff could not have been more gracious or helpful. Any questions were answered quickly and they were extremely helpful with activities and transportation. The hotel is family owned and the 2 brothers and staff were amazing. We had special dietary requirements and the chef was extremely accomodating. Sunset from the rooftop deck was amazing and you can see the pacific on one side and the jungle on the other. The uncrowded beach was a 2 minute walk. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms on the 4th and fifth floors have the best views
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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SanBada C, General Manager at Hotel San Bada, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

Dear B Family,

Greeting from the sunny beaches of Manuel Antonio! We want to thank you for your visit to Hotel San Bada, we hope you have enjoyed your family vacation in Manuel Antonio.

We were very honored with your visit at our Resort and delighted to share with you and your family great memories. We are glad that our Hotel facilities such as the Sana Spa, Congo Restaurant, ocean view bar, three pools, free Wi-Fi, nice ocean and jungle views plus the fine attention from our staff, all this combined with the perfect location next to Manuel Antonio National Park were very important for your vacation experience at our Resort.

For all our friends who are planning visiting Manuel Antonio, our staff always will be happy to assist you with any arrangements and clarify all question you may have, moreover our Chefs will gladly accommodate our menus in case you need a special diet or requirements.

Again, thank you for your review and we look forward your return.

Your friends at Hotel San Bada

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Reviewed 23 December 2012

This hotel is superb! It is close to the beach and right next to the national park. The staff are exceptional! They are so nice and helpful We ate at the restaraunt in the hotel every day/night. The food was well priced and exquisite. They do beautiful presentations for the meals and the food was just so delicious. I definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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SanBada C, General Manager at Hotel San Bada, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind comment about our hotel. We are glad to hear that our hotel and the staff exceed your expectations.

For us it is really pleasant to know that you enjoyed the dishes served at our Congo Restaurant, our experienced and well trained Chef prepare all our dishes with fresh local ingredients to guarantee the best culinary experience with fair prices. We highly recommend to all our future guest to visit our restaurant and enjoy our vast menu with options for all the family as well as vegetarian options.

Thank you again for taking your time and sharing your experience with other readers, all your comments are welcome.

Sincerely,

Your friends at Hotel San Bada

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Reviewed 22 December 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights during our 2 week vacation in Costa Rica. Hotel San Bada was an amazing place to kick off our trip! The staff is extremely helpful and courteous and really helped us to relax during our stay. If you stay you HAVE to do the Mulguri trip, it was easily the best thing we did while we were there. Cristian was our guide for the trip and made sure we had a great time - stopping to show us some wildlife and allowing us to move at out own pace, it didn't feel rushed or scripted at all.

The beach is about a 2 min walk from the hotel with several little restaurants and bars nearby. Evenings at the hotel were very relaxed, and the on premise restaurant is superb. Sunset watching on the rooftop was great with a pool to cool off in and a bar for some refreshing frozen drinks (you can order food there too for a sunset dinner).

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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SanBada C, General Manager at Hotel San Bada, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2013

Dear Guest!

As the manager of the Hotel I sincerely appreciate your honest thoughts and time for sharing this review!

We appreciate your kind words and we feel happy knowing that enjoyed the best features of our Hotel, the Mulguri Waterfalls tours, our Restaurant, the location, our rooftop terrace with ocean and sunset views and more important the human quality from our staff.

Thanks a lot again for taking your time for this wonderful review, please do not hesitate to visit us again in the near future!

Sincerely,

Your friends at Hotel San Bada

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