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Carretera Punta Quepos, 66601 Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica – Show map
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Fishing, Hiking, Cycling, Diving, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Spa, Massage, Hot Tub
Food & Drink
No internet access available.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Air Conditioning
Playa Biesanz (219yrd)
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 8 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 35 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Score from 185 reviews Good
Surrounded by rainforest, Parador Resort and Spa offers amazing ocean views from its setting between Manuel Antonio National Park and Biesanz Beach.
Score from 100 reviews Excellent
In Manuel Antonio Beach, Waterfront Hotel Verde March offers its guests free beach access, an outdoor pool, and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
Score from 428 reviews Good
Set at the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park, Hotel Vela Bar features an outdoor pool surrounded by a garden. The property has free WiFi access available.
Score from 72 reviews Very good
The hotel is nice, the swimming pool
We stayed at a residence and it was entirely disappointing. It smelt bad, there were insects, the beds were unconfortable, the pillows of the worst quality. It didn't have a telephone to communicate these problems to reception.
The rooms are really nice, theyr're roomy and have a comfortable bed. Most members of the staff, especially at the restaurant are really nice and helpful. They make nice pizza.
The pictures of the hotel suggest more luxurious facilities, such as the pool or restaurant area. However, if looked at closer, most of the structures and items could use an overhaul and a some fresh paint. The pool area seems badly maintained. Also the food is really overpriced: They charge 10$ for water that is usually complimentary in Costa Rica (of course, they don't mention it during service) and the size of the main dishes is way to small (we were still hungry after the meal, and we're not 1.90m/150kg folks).
The location and the service at the breakfast. The pool view. Service on general was good. Bathroom is nice.
Too expensive. Not too much choice at breakfast. As other hotels they offer baby cots with no matress. This is unacceptable. Babies also need a firm matress as adults to sleep. The checkout process was long and they tried to charge us for drinks we did not take from the minibar. When we complained they did not charge us but the Staff reacted very defensive. There seem to be a clear problem with house keeping. As I also tried to find a toy for my daughter in the room and it disappeared. I asked the hotel to find it. They did and sent it back to us to San Jose. This was very good of course.
Felt 5 star
Limited Wifi Connectivity
The Shana is situated on a quiet cul de sac next to a forest. The sea can be seen in the far distance from the swimming pool area.The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds.
Nice reception upon arrival. Pretty pool. Friendly and kind staff. Short drive to beautiful beach. Clean.
Musty smelling room. EXTREMELY firm mattress. No comfortable chair. Overpriced food and drinks. No dresser. Blow dryer only blew cold air. Only two towel hooks far from shower. Really don't think the interior designers ever stayed here. Recommend visitors have a car.
Staff are very friendly and eager to attend to your every need, including booking excursions. Wonderful food. Discount any reviews prior to April 2014 when management was changed. Keep up the good work.
WiFi struggled with HD video streaming but that's a country-wide issue. Similarly, taxis are required for any trip but that is a feature of the area in general.
Lovely pool area. Friendly and helpful staff Close to a nice beach Modern rooms Lovely view from the restaurant
Food not great and overpriced Needs fans in the restaurant as it is really warm. Drinks very expensive No shop in walking distance No information pack in the room
The actual hotel buildings , pool and grounds are nice. The staff is friendly.
The hotel is near a beach but not THE beach… meaning the beach with chairs, umbrellas and a place to get something to eat or drink. The nice beach is a long walk or a cab ride. Also the food at the hotel leaves something to be desired. Again, its a long walk or cab ride to get some good food.
The grounds were spacious and the room was large. Great views of the volcano. The restaurant was good and we enjoyed pizza at the hot springs.
Poor wi-fi reception in the room. Large room, but missing shelf space and a chair. More lights in the grounds so that it is easy to walk around at night.
Hotel restaurant was excellent
The location- not a walking distance from town center.
Staff very professional Service in general Spa team and massage Discount announced upon check-in at the spa
The staff could not have been better - They were there when you needed them but not a bother when you just wanted to relax. I have never seen better staff in a hotel in all of Costa Rica.
The mattress on the bed was only fair, however the day prior to us leaving the entire hotel received new mattresses which we thought was great until we tried to lay down on it. The new mattress was like laying on cement, we asked for our old mattress back & the staff arranged that with no problem. Be careful of the drive off of the main road to the hotel it is very windy with many blind corners, in 3 days we almost had 4 accidents where cars came around the corner in the wrong lane.
+ very clean + not that far away from a small, nice beach + nice view to ocean + helpful and kind stuff + nice and clean pool
- sterile and uninspired atmosphere - low food quality (you expect a higher food qualitry in a four star hotel) - WiFi is always with incredible low internet speed
The facilities are beautifully designed and landscaped, especially given the steep hill location. The staff were overwhelmingly helpful and pleasant, reminded me of the high level of service on a cruise ship. We had dinner and the free breakfast. The breakfast buffet was well laid out, with ample supply of fruit, breads, cheese, meat, rice/beans, coffee/juice and eggs freshly made to order. The dinner was overpriced frankly, $16 for spaghetti bolonaise, and $14 for ricotta/spinach ravioli - however the portions were decent and all was very tasty.
The location of the hotel is difficult to find, as the signs on the main road are small and partially hidden by foliage. The hotel is about 1km off the main road through Manuel Antonio. Built on a steep hill, this facility is definitely not great for people with limited mobility as was the case with my Mom who was recovering from a broken ankle, therefore required use of the golf cart to transport us our room to/from the restaurant and pool. The bed was as hard and about as comfortable as I imagine a park bench would be. It actually "hurt" to lay in bed. The bathroom although spacious and beautiful was almost completely wet after use of the shower which is not enclosed. The bathroom door is a "shutter" design and provides no sound privacy. There were 2 bathrobes in the closet, one of which had a 4-inch hole around the right sleeve. What? There was a coffee maker with coffee pouch and 2 mugs, however no creamer/sugar and we don't drink it black so had to pass. The room had a "garden" view, which was really a view of a nicely trimmed hedge and a palm tree, actually no flowers or garden. I have a lovely trimmed hedge and palm tree at home so this view was very disappointing.
- the receptionist tried his best and was good! - cleaning lady, lovely nice and helpfull -guys with the golf carritos also friendly. - pool is nice and view is really really beautiful - girl at he bar, nice and helpfull. - decoration is nice and special (Just that there is a lot to learn and to earn stars and high rates)
-Price quality is def. Not reasonable -'Restaurant' extremely expensive, it takes more to have a hotel restaurant than just a cook in the kitchen. -Atmosfere in general feels strange, cannot explain (Staff is unsatisfied or so? some of the staff def. does not like kids, it is a shame to notice more than 1 time,) . -breakfast poor (again for this price, deceptive) - does not earn the stars - i agree with the girl who wrote about the Spa girls, does not look professional. -no wifi in the rooms.
Breakfast was terrible Staff was not friendly Price was far far too high for value you get
Nice rooms but no view Very nice massage Fantastic view on Manuel Antonio from the main public areas
Too much building No view from the rooms Poor wifi connection
The staff was very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and confortable and the breakfast was pretty good. The facilities are very nice and the view from our room was priceless!
You can't really get anywhere by walking, you have to take a taxi to the beach/village and it's 10$ for each ride so it adds up fast.
The Shana hotel was everything we hoped it would be for our honeymoon. Gorgeous views and sunsets, great pool, food, and helpful friendly staff. The room was so gorgeous I didn't want to go home!
We read a review that the bed was hard and indeed we found this to be true. It is also a little farther away from restaurants and the main part of Manuel Antonio, so we ended up taking cabs more than we thought we would need to. In hindsight we wished we had rented a car.
It's a real pity that we stayed there only one night, and really only that. We had badly planned our trip and we just arrived there around 4 pm (due to Easter traffic), completely exhausted and had to leave the next morning. The excellent sense of humour and incredible liveliness of Rebecca (working at the reception) really made our day :). The hotel gave the best impression: it's very well kept, has beautiful views from the balconies, the rooms and bathrooms are extremely modern with great quality toiletries (and the rain shower was huge). It has all the comfort you need (of course, it was also the most expensive hotel we stayed in in Costa Rica, but this one might be the one you would like to pay for). The Biesantz beach is just 5 min walk in the forest, it's small, but very nice. Had no chance to taste the breakfast, as we left very early, but something tells me it could have been very good.
The only negative thing: the hotel could better indicate how to arrive there, at first try we missed the road and ended up at Manuel Antonio. With the level of exhaustion we were at, I would have preferred to avoid it.
The staff were great The location of the hotel The nearby beach
The breakfast is very minimal WiFi is poor at some places
The size of the room and having a refrigerator that we could put our food/water in. The pool was great we went for a swim every evening we were there. The property was very clean and well maintained. Security people were on the premises 24 hours/day. Rebecca and Maria were especially helpful; making reservations, calling taxis, answering questions, they went the extra mile for us!
Not being able to walk to restaurants and shops. We had to take a taxi everywhere. Hard lounge chairs around the pool, and very few. There weren't any fans in the lounge/bar/dining area which made it quite hot and stuffy. It would be an enjoyable place to have a drink if there was a bit of a breeze. Drink prices are outrageous. No lounge chairs/umbrellas on the beach.
The matrix was too hard. It was terrible
The pool and the staff.
Housekeeping was not as good as it should have been.
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