"Great ocean views."
My friends and I stayed 6 days. The location, staff, and rooms were great. We really liked all the moneys that came to the hotel on a daily basis. This hotel is also within walking distance to some great restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
La Mariposa has a spectacular overlook of the Pacific. The staff are superb.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful views all around!!"
Very comfortable stay at this hotel. Breakfast area has beautiful views of the oceana nd surrounding forest. Amazing view from our room too!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best View in Manuel Antonio"
The view from our room was spectacular. Even from the pool area - I don't think there is a more dramatic view in Manuel Antonio. The infinity pool was great too. The accommodations were relatively simple, but for us location was a priority. There is a short drive to a private beach (2 minutes) and then a 5 minute hike on a trail through the jungle […] to get there. Great beach! The place was kid friendly and we would go back there in a heartbeat. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My family of 4 reserved a room with with 2 queen size beds and a full ocean view. I was a bit nervous about the potential "tight" quarters and contacted the hotel about potential to get 2 connecting rooms, which was not available the days we were there. Note that the room was very basic but clean with 2 queen size beds, TV and a small restroom. The […] room size was not am issue for us as we did not spend much time in the room. We fortunately had a corner room on the 3rd floor of the main building, with a balcony on 2 sides offering an unbelievable 180 degree view of the ocean! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel sits on the hills looking down on the ocean. Views are spectacular. Sunset from the pool bar, beautiful. Although... the drinks are very expensive., and, no happy hour.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice, quaint hotel for couples"
The views from the hotel are spectacular and we really enjoyed our morning breakfast on the patio overlooking the ocean. Rooms are very simply furnished. One suggestion I have would be to put a shelf in the shower to hold toiletries. There was nowhere to put razors, shampoo/conditioner... The staff was very nice. After hours help only speaks spanish […] so be sure to brush up, thankfully I could work through the language barrier. There are some great restaurants nearby and plenty of excursions to keep you busy. We did not see any kids at this resort, I imagine you would find more families at the beach resorts. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Near the Manuel Antonio Nature Park"
Wonderful, charming hotel with a 180 degree view of the ocean from both the hotel and the wrap around infiniti pool. The staff were friendly, informative and accommodating. We would return again for a longer stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"FANTASTIC PLACE. MONKEYS-BIRDS & AWSOME POOLS"
La Mariposa does an excellent job of taking care of their guests. Maria was wonderful and Fredric was a wealth of information as our waiter. We stay at La Mariposa every year, during our annual trip to Costa Rica. Hope to stay longer next time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
La Mariposa is a beautiful hotel and service was great! I'm definitely recommending it to my friends and coming back soon!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"vacation # 7"
it was the best place I have every stayed in costa rica and I have been there many times.. the room was great and clean, the staff were friendly and always helpful... I will be back in august.... thank you La mariposa for having me :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"1 0f 1000 places to see before you die."
Must go and see this place. WoW! The views are almost to good to be real. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance if you are trying to see new things. The hotel offers a shuttle to and from the beach for free every day. If you going for a quick stay in Costa Rica this i a nice pace to go.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great deal; beautiful setting"
We stayed at La Mariposa for $90 a night - an absolute bargain for the quality of the hotel. Views of Arenal are stunning and the grounds are very well kept. La Mariposa doesn't have hot springs but for what you save you can go to a bunch of different hot springs several times. Ask for a cabin closer to the volcano; those have the best views. Included […] breakfast was very good. The hotel is a couple miles from town so you'll want a rental car if you're staying here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
SO BEAUTIFUL. Friendly service, loved. itGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed 2 nights at La Mariposa, room 41. Our stay there was the highlight of our trip. On arrival, our room was upgraded. Other reviews suggested there were issues with the toilets/plumbing. We had no issues with the plumbing itself, but our entire hotel room smelled like feces (though it greatly faded by the second day). We lit the candle provided […] to us, and it helped decrease the smell. The hotel room itself was clean & we didn't complain about the inside smell because the view from our private balcony was amazing (so awesome that my boyfriend, now fiance, proposed to me there)!!! We spent most of our time enjoying the view, at the beach, or at the swim-up infinity pool bar. We walked to the beach instead of taking the free shuttle, on the way we saw all kinds of wildlife (monkeys included!). We missed the shuttle back to the hotel, but the local people helped us into another shuttle that graciously took us back for free! Only suggestion is to take your own toiletries, the hotels' weren't so great. Dinner menu at La Mariposa was the best/freshest food of our trip!! Cafe Magnolia is a short walk from the hotel and offers an amazing lunch & drink menu for more affordable prices than the hotel (in the back is a lovely garden area with tables). The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. We booked a zip line tour through the front desk, TiTi Canopy tour was awesome (definitely book the early morning tour if you do it, more animals are out and about than mid-day)! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The view is magnificent. Staff were wonderful and accommodating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The LaMariposa has beautiful views and very friendly and helpful staff. We happened to stay over a weekend with weddings both nights. As a result, we did not get any sleep as the party went on all night. The rooms are clean and spacious. The Wi-Fi (in room or lobby) did not work during our stay. As a result, the guests were all using the hotel computer. […] This was disappointing. The hotel is close to restaurants, beaches and the National Park. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
bad...staffs not professional...they supposed to give us ocean view, we get partial view...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Best Hotel View Around"
PROS: amazing views, pool is excellent, great location, staff is excellent- give you short tour and welcome drink before you check in. Bfast selection is pretty good, but view during bfast from open air dining area are amazing. CONS: If you have childres or extras in standard room, the base prices increases a good bit. Rooms are good, but not large […] so those extra charges in last step of room booking are somewhat mis-leading when you think you have X dollars base rate per night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The View was worth the trip"
The view was amazing. The room was very modern and clean. The staff was very frindly and spoke english well. The food was a little bland but portion sizes were just right. Overall a great choice!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
La Mariposa Hotel is set on the highest peak in Manuel Antonio. The views from our room (#10 and #9) were amazing, like a postcard! The views from the pool and dining area were the amazing as well. It's a very unique and tranquil place. The staff were friendly and cheerful. Only complaint: the drinks were expensive and did not contain much alcohol. […] A beer is your cheapest bet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Fantastic hotel, beautiful view in the best spot of all Manuel Antonio. Highly recommended for a romantic, yet fun getaway for couplesGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel, grounds and gardens superb. Dining room and view magnificent . Pools wonderful, relaxing and clean. Food excellent. Servers take the plates too fast, but otherwise service is excellent . The rooms were quite disappointing, no alarm clock, no coffee, no iice. Beds are excessively hard and sheets are clean. The floor in room 50 was stained with […] dirt spots that were covered with wax . No pictures on the white walls, felt like a cell in a nunnery. Ocean view extraordinary. The staff were excellent in their service, polite and pleasing. We however enjoyed our stay Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Friendly, helpful staff. Great view."
Great view with frindly, helpful staff. Breakfast buffet is excellent. Dined one night at the hotel. All our dishes were delicious. Dinner menu prices are in the $15-$30 range which is typical of resort dining. Difficult to get wi-fi unless you're near the front desk. Hotel bus transportation ran smoothly and on time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice, but not for the price"
It was a nice enough hotel, but lacked the amenities to back up the high price tag, especially when there are so many other hotels in the area. Pros: Service was stellar, the view was amazing, and the restaurant was great. Cons: the room was spartan: lots of space, but nothing on the walls, thin, terrible mattresses, only a sheet for bedding; the bathroom […] was full of ants and seemed to be crumbling (the tiles were in bad shape), the shower was dark and had little water pressure, and the in-room Wi-fi was nearly non-existent. There were restaurants nearby that were tasty, as well, though getting to a beach or grocery store required hopping on a bus (frequent, so not a huge problem). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel with beautiful sunsets."
Had a great room with beautiful view. Hotel is close to everything. No need for a car. Hotel staff was very helpful, especially Maria. Expect to climb a lot of steps but it's worth the view.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Don't stay here"
They messed up the room reservations and would not correct them. They would not admit their mistake which ruined our family holiday. Don't stay here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Skip this hotel"
The location, the pool and the views were great, but the room did not feel secure and wasn't well-maintained. If you do stay here, skip the restaurant for lunch and dinner.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"we love it"
it was very nice,staff was very helpfull room was very clean the only thing i did not like the sun hit us on the face erly in the morning.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel, period."
Great views Good food Best place to view the sunsetGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great romantic place to relax and enjoy"
The place was very pleasant and nice. Beautiful views, and very nice personnel. Everybody was very helpful with any questions or issues we had.Genuine Expedia guest review
"What's Not To Like?"
Beautiful view from our room,a full ocean view....The people of Costa Rica are so friendly...The beds are changed everyday and clean towels are provided daily..The pool was fantastic...We will definitely visit again and stay at same hotel!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for 25th Wedding Anniversary"
Steven greeted us with a complimentary bottle of wine for our 25th wedding anniversary. Maria was such a big help with all my questions. She even arranged for a hairdresser to come to our room to do my hair. Maria is a real pro and a real natural at greeting people. Room #6 is a great ocean view with no climbing steps. The room was very clean. The breakfast […] and dinners were delicious. This hotel is more Costa Rican in style than American. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept up. The sunsets from the restaurant are the best in the world!! Cafe Milagro is just down the hill from the hotel. I called Cafe Milagro the Starbucks of Costa Rica. You have to try the vanilla chilla, I loved it!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"I enjoyed the view but not the mildew"
Wonderful hotel. Breathtaking views. Great pool area. Front desk staff are terrific. They speak fluent English.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely vacation in Manuel Antonio"
I love the look and feel of this quaint little hotel. Awesome views and the infinity pool were highlights. The hotel staff were awesome (Rudy was the greatest bartender), the food was great and service was top notch. I would stay again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
La Mariposa is very pretty, up high on the hill overlooking the water, with infinity pool and nice landscaping. The room had a great view as well but the decor is very odd and doesn't fit with the atmosphere (contemporary Euro style) - bed not very comfortable and the bathroom very dark with the black cement walls. Service was good and the people who […] worked there were all very friendly and helpful. The shuttle to the beach area only ran once in morning and once in afternoon, would have liked more continuous shuttle service so that we didn't have to take taxis everywhere. No beach access from hotel which was very inconvenient. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was great. Yes it is a bit expensive but totally worth the price. Amazing views. We walked to the beach some times, but honestly....the views were so good that we preferred to just hang out in the patio. The breakfast was amazing too. Will definitely stay here if I return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Unbelievable View! The best we've ever had over decades of traveling. Ask for a corner room in the main building.Genuine Expedia guest review
I just gotta say, It's too expensive for what it is, however no doubt is one of the best hotels in the area. Its most important asset would be its staff, it from another league!!!. U.S is far from this type of attention. location wise is perfect, you have everything walking distance. People, is the middle of the jungle , don't expect to run into bugs, […] flies or monkeys. This hotel is the highest on Manuel Antonio. locals go there to get the best view of the Bahia. I think for the price breakfast could have more variety. I'd definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful grounds/pool! Monkeys on property!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for couples families and friends"
The hotel was amazing, staff was great and the breakfast was delicious.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for Manuel Antonio area"
A beautiful hotel with great views of Manuel Antonio's coasts. Big rooms with all the amenities. Welcoming staff and good food.Genuine Expedia guest review
"just a great place to stay"
an amazing view, good food, servic was great...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place - will come back"
The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I enjoyed everything about this place and would definitely stay here again on my next trip. The views are just as/ if not more incredible than the pictures online.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"anniversary,family of five"
We loved our rooms! The kids had a lot of fun with the pools, the great breakfast, the lizards and the view was the best the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best View in Area!"
We loved the Mariposa! The location of the hotel is what makes it so wonderful. The view from the hotel is of the entire Manuel Antonio Beach. Our room was on the top floor and you could see forever. Don't ask for upper floors if you're scared of heights. The way to the room was a spiral metal outdoor staircase. The pool was very refreshing and nice […] to come back to after sightseeing. We hired a guide from the hotel to take us to Manuel Antonio Park. It was well worth it because he saw things that we wouldn't have been able to spot. Hotel needs a top Chef to complete the experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"would never stay here again"
This hotel is overrated, our stay was so disappointing. The room was dismal, very uncomfortable bed. Hotels.com says "Signature bedding". Huh? The bedding was ultra cheap and the pillow covered in a plasticky cover that made the pillowcase fall off. We had to climb a few flights of stairs to get to the room, the stairs are slippery in the rain so unsafe […] with children. The only good thing was that someone carried our luggage up for us. The view from the hotel down in the pool area is beautiful. But from our room, the only way to see the ocean view is to sit at the very edge of the tiny balcony. Not at all what I saw in the photos on this website when I made the nonrefundable reservation. The photo here shows more windows in the room. There was an ashtray in our non-smoking room. The man at the front desk confirmed that all the rooms should be non-smoking. Later, another employee at the front desk said that our room did allow smoking, and this was a room advertised as non-smoking. They need to get their story straight. The shower only produced cold water, and was mildewy with the shower head loose from the wall. We took very short showers as it was cold and gross in there. There was a very bright light on all night long, which shone through the window above the door, and there was no way to turn it off or cover the window. I was surprised that they charged me for local calls , since the other hotels in CR didn't charge us. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"La Mariposa was a perfect ending to our trip!!"
La Mariposa was absolutely paradise! The service was to the max, location was prime and the service was impeccable. Best hotel we stayed at during our entire trip!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best View in all Costa Rica"
Had a fantastic stay. The room was awsome. Stayed there 2 other times. First time in main building and room was spacious and view can't be beat. Breakfast was very good with great service at the pool swim up bar. The new pizza restaurant was excellent. The chef and waiter were great. Both visited our table several times to check on our satisfaction. […] The chef was entertaining and the best pizza guy around. Infinity pools were clean and very relaxing. There is no better view in all of Manuel Antonio, guaranteed. Jason, the desk manager spoke good English and was very helpful at all times. Can't wait to return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful location but a bit dissapointed"
You cannot beat the location of this hotel. Absolutely stunning views of the Pacific from the restaurant and pool area. This alone is worth the stay. Check in was a little slow and the staff wasn't as nice as other places we stayed during the week. The breakfast buffet was good but the food otherwise was not great and overpriced. We opted to eat out […] in other places. Having said that, I would recommend the hotel if you enjoy relaxing by the pool with a million dollar view. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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