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“A Truly Personal Touch”
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Hotel California
Ranked #28 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
North Huntingdon
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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“A Truly Personal Touch”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

My wife broke her ankle the day before our arrival at Hotel California. Upon arrival, the manager immediately, without our asking, changed our room to one more accessible yet had a view of the pool, forest, and Pacific Ocean. From our balcony we got to view the sun setting, saw monkeys, an iguana, toucans and many other birds. In addition, arrangements were made for us to have a table at the outdoor lobby for our meals since we could not access the restaurant area. This was truly a treat for us. The manager and staff couldn't have been nicer.

Room Tip: The third floor will give you the best sunset views but there are no elevators.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

Beautiful place in the hills. The staff is lovely. We met Edgar at reception and turns out he is a naturalist. Some of my group hired him for a tour of the park. They said he was incredible.

The bed is super comfortable. The AC is fantastic. The pool and restaurant area is nice. The cost to get into town in $4 and to get to the beach is $8. If you don't mind the rides back and forth, you should consider staying here. It would be hard to walk anywhere from this location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Greeted, helped and served by one the friendliest hotel staff I have ever met. By the end of the stay - they felt like extended family! Great recommendations for all the activities, and for navigating the area. Hotel is nestled up in the beautiful rain forest setting - before entering the room we saw a family of friendly monkeys swinging through the trees. The room was spacious, comfortable and had quiet modern air conditioning. The beautiful view of the ocean and tropical setting from the balcony topped it off! Food is good - and they were in the process of changing the menu with a recent hire of a chef from the Four Seasons. The hotel is a slight distance to the beach, but personally prefer to have a place that I can retreat to after a full day of activities. Hotel California helped make the stay in Costa Rica a pleasurable and memorable experience! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Great place! We had a large clean room with a balcony that looked straight out at the ocean. A/C, coffee maker, refrigerator and walk-in shower were great features. Conveneient outdoor restaurant has good food and service. Very young and cute staff that helped us with activities, taxis and our plane ride back to San Jose. No complaints. I'd recommend this place to friends and family.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

I was in room #22. Double beds, balcony, free air conditioning, tv with > 80 channels, welcome bath kit with loofah sponge and soap. There is coffee and a fridge. More counter space in the bathroom, but no fan to reduce humidity; good water pressure and had hot water. Safety deposit box in the room closet. Restaurant is expensive to eat at. Pool was nice, no shade when sitting in the chairs though. Super nice views of the ocean in the common areas. About 5 minutes to town, but had to walk along a gravel road to get to the bus stop. Bus fare was 250 colones.

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Additional Information about Hotel California

Property: Hotel California
Address: | 200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,915 - ₹ 15,533
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel California, Ocean View hotel !!! Great place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions. Located in beautiful Manuel Antonio with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean from our 12 Deluxe rooms and mountain view from our 15 Standard rooms.Our rooms are very comfortable & spacious with complete privacy, balcony, air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, hot water and mini- refrigerators.The hotel features a variety of services including honeymoon packages, surfing and sport fishing, canopy tours, Estuary Tours, White Water Rafting, Sailing Tours and can arrange for any other activities you might be looking for during your vacation in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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