Stayed 3 nights August 2012. This hotel was recommended by our agent as one of the best in Manuel Antonio. The rooms were clean and the only downside was the ant invasion. This
was in the room used by my 20 year old sons, who didn't seem to care, and only told us about it as we were leaving. I would have reported it had I known. Just the fact that the ants invaded a hotel billing itself as 4star is an issue. Hotel service was an issue. Promises to deliver ice to the room(there are no machines) were not kept. The laundry service was poor. We were requested to have our laundry ready by 7:30 am. We then had to make repeated calls to get it back. They kept saying " It's coming"
This went on for two hours until I went looking for it. Finally,
we got it back after they had it for twelve hours. This for cleaning t-shirts for $3.50 each.
The food at the restaurant was mediocre at best. After the first night (a gruesome ITALIAN buffet) we went into town for dinner. The breakfast buffet was ok.
The absolute positive aspect was the grounds and the view from the pool area. The grounds were beautiful and the view of the Pacific was picture postcard.
My conclusion is that if a hotel wants to bill itself as top shelf, then it should carefully control all aspects of the operation, and not rely on the beautiful setting to awe the patrons.
Would I stay there again? No.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Parador Resort & Spa, Costa Rica’s premier eco-luxury resort. Sitting high above the Central Pacific coastline, this award-winning hotel is built on 12 acres of rainforest in beautiful Manuel Antonio, just minutes from Costa Rica’s best beaches.Known for its dedication to preserving and protecting Mother Nature as well as its first-class amenities, Parador offers a long list of activities for your enjoyment and a staff ready to accommodate your every need. Experience inspired cuisine. Take a walk along a white sand beach. Swing through the rainforest canopy. Or simply relax and take in the view from your splendid suite. It’s all about responsible luxury, pura vida style. Parador Resort & Spa… Where Green Is More Than Just A Color. ... more less
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