"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
"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
Superb experience. This was the best hotel in Costa Rica (out of 4), The room has excellent installations (AC, hot water, etc), and the breakfast buffet was also the best in costa rica. Mariposa Hotel has a perfect location in the Manuel Antonio area, spectacular views, very nice pool with awesome view and great bar service. The location is very easily […] accessible from the main road, it is walking distance from the bus stop to/from the beach/park. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The Place to Stay in Manuel Antonio."
This hotel is situated at the top of a hill overlooking the Pacific. From the dining area and many of the rooms, you have a 180 degree view that is unsurpassed by any other place in the area . . . or perhaps all of Costa Rica.Genuine Expedia guest review
Amazing views - both in the morning of Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park, and in the evening with spectacular sunsets. Pool has 2 swim-up bars, the pool area also features a pool table that we enjoyed in the evenings. The room was spacious, with a terrific view of the ocean. The highlight was watching a barrel of capuchin monkeys swinging through the trees […] of the property, no more than a few feet away from us. Would definitely go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Escape above the fray"
Fabulous location and stunning view on hillside above the beaches and Manuel Antonio park. Lovely infinity pool with wrap around view. Room was in main building with spare but nice furnishings with some Costa Rican character and terra cotta tile floors. Beds were a little hard. Bathroom was small and could definitely use updating but was fine. Spiral […] staircases on exterior of building to get to room floors was a bit challenging for someone afraid of heights but worth it for the view. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was my second trip to costa rica first stay at mariposa. The location is great. About 5 Klm to Manuel Antonio national park. The staff is over good. Bartender was very nice. The staff greets you with a nice cold drink. The front desk is very small. So they can't see you when you drive up hense no help with the bags. My only complaint would be the […] beds. Very uncomfortable. They are hard and so are the pillows. The spiral stairs are noisy so you can hear every time guess come up and down the stairs. I would sty here again per the location. P. S restaurant has the best lobster I have ever had. It's pricy but well worth it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"my la mariposa hotel stay"
my wife and i spent three nights there, we took my parents and we had a good time, the staff, with the exception of a couple rotten apples, was very pleasant, i had a bad first impression at our arrival since there was no one there to help us out with our bags, or someone to direct us to the front desk, which after driving for three hours plus would've […] been very helpful and welcoming, but no. However they made up for this by upgrading both my parents' and our rooms to parcial ocean view and full ocean view respectively. over all our experience there was good, and the only reason why i wouldnt stay there again is their uuncomfortable matresses, fix that and i would definetaly stay there again. free wi fi in the bedrooms was also nice and convinient. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"La Mariposa Hotel, Manual Antonio,Costa Rica"
Beautiful hotel with extrordinary views, Hotel staff very helpful and courteous. A bit pricy for the quality of the room I stayed in, however pools and grounds were wonderful. I would stay again despite price because the views and facilities were so nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not very flatering"
This hotel seems to have no decorations... No artwork in rooms and even the blinds are outdated. We felt like we were staying in a hotel room. The whole time it seemed like there was no management on site and all the workers were younger than 25... IT even took 2 people to fry my eggs in the morning!!!! and still took more that 15 mins... Hotel left […] a lot to be desired for. All that being said: The view almost made up for it all. It seems that this hotel has one of the best views of the manuel antiono region!!!! unbelievable everytime and the pool was amazing... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Amazing View :)"
Very amazing view from the rooms, the pool, and the restaurant. I stayed in a standard room.. - The room was beautiful, clean, and spacious.. wasn't luxury. - The balcony was gorgeous,, about 2 meters by 5 meters (It has two chairs and two chaise lounges.. with amazing view). - Nice staff. - It takes 25 minutes walking to the beach. - at 10 pm, all […] the services are closed even the reception office and no room services Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Another great stay at La Mariposa"
This was a our 2nd stay in the last 12 months at LM. This time we got a room in the main bldg, beautiful sunsets right from your balcony. Great views from the dining area and pool. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Room was very comfortable. It is a hilly area so lot's of climbing. Lot's of good places to eat in walking distance. Our fav is El […] Avion, an old C-123 plane converted into a restaurant on the hillside overlooking the Pacific. Other places as well with good food and music. Manuel Antonio National Park is only 3 km down the road. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I have stayed at La Mariposa twice now and my view of the place hasn't changed. Every single employee at this hotel goes out of their way to make your experience as good as possible. The views can't be beat in Manuel Antonio. Pay extra for the better view because it is worth every penny! The grounds and pool are beautiful and the food is very fresh […] and delicious. The only downside to this hotel- it is quite old school which makes the place charming but certain little things need updating like shower heads, fixtures, furniture, pillows, etc, I think with a few simple upgrades the hotel would be a perfect. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent staff, room for improvement!"
Great staff, everyone was friendly and helpful. The staff went out of their way to make the stay as great as possible. Only two things I could think of to make this place better. I didn't like the food at the restaurant and it was way too pricey for no good reason. If food is great, then I wouldn't mind paying for it, but the food here was just not […] worth the price. The rooms could use a little updating and better sheets, but all in all, very comfortable. You do have the best views though. We checked out a few friends' rooms at other, pricier hotels. La Mariposa was definitely the best by far. Make sure you spring for Ocean View rooms, it's worth it! I give this hotel a 5 just for the views. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Still the Standard of Reference for Area"
La Mariposa is a great choice for a memorable stay. Once in the area I checked out some of the competitive hotels and feel it still has the best combination of facilities, particularly the killer pool area. Staff will bend over backwards to help make your stay and any related activities perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice location, but hotel needs update"
I wish staff would more helpfull and caring, because everywhere else we went service was impacableGenuine Expedia guest review
"Life in paradise"
We had a wonderful stay. The view of the coast is spectacular. Starting each day with the great breakfast buffet and a stunning view was a slice of paradise. Watching the sunset from the infinity pool and hot tub was sublime. And in between, seeing Manuel Antonio and surrounding area...In addition to the beautiful surroundings, the office staff were […] warm, welcoming and helpful, making us feel at home. The rooms were spacious and clean. At first we were in a room that had a mildew smell, but we were able to move when we requested it. We had a great time and would return there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"We reserve the ocean room"
Our friends reserve the garden view, which was moderate and nicer! The view is amazing! Our room was very simple .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"La Mariposa - Manuel Antonio, costa rica"
This was our first trip to Costa Rica, especially Manuel Antonio area. La Mariposa, is a very relaxing hotel. The staff were super nice. They were ready to help and/or assist in any way possible. Other bars and hotels are walking distance. The view is incredible. Every room has a view. We had room 29 and it had an adjoing balcony but it was huge. rooms […] 28 and 29 are the only rooms with the extended balcony. you will love it because othe 360 view. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mariposa Hotel - Costa Rica is Great"
Hotel Mariposa was great. The staff was extremely friendly and rooms were comfortable and clean. I definitely recommend anyone who goes to Manuel Antonio to stay at the Mariposa. The restaurant staff were friendly and quick on their service. Swimming pools were clean and warm. Costa Rica is beautiful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good hotel with good service"
Our stay was quite comfortable. The hotel itself is nothing fancy, but in a good condition. What really makes all the difference is the great service from hotel staff. They were all very nice and helpful. This is important when staying in Manuel Antonio since you often need to arrange different activities / tours / transportation etc. To sum it up - […] dont hesitate to book this hotel if the price is nice. But do not expect a lavish 5 star resort. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel with a great staff. Ate at the restaurant a few times, and the staff was super friendly. Food is little on the pricier side (compared to normal Costa Rican cost), but good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
rude service, poor upkeep of rooms (toilet did not work, shower did not work), rooms were not cleaned properly and items (towels or soaps) were not restocked ever.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel has an amazing view, and you should definitely come look out on their patio. They upgraded our room upon check in but was irate to find out they didn't offer free wifi after reading in the description that they did. They nickel and dime you, they even charge you for local calls. A walk to the beach is about 30 mins (give or take a few). It […] is close to the bus stops though. There were ants galore in our room! We put the privacy please note on the door and the staff (I assume) kept moving it to inside the key slot everytime we put it on the handle. Don't know what that was about, but found it sort of rude. After spending time in Manuel Antonio and getting subpar services at this pricey hotel, I would definitely reccommend going some where else, some where that has more friendly staff and doesn't try to charge you for everything, include LOCAL calls. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful view but overpriced"
Our hotel had a beautiful view, but it was overpriced, old and needed some care in the room and outside of hotel. Our room had bugs in it. The bed was old and lumpy. The stairs were very difficult to walk on when it was raining. The breakfast was limited and had flies swarming on some of the pastries.Genuine Expedia guest review
Second visit to this hotel. Views of ocean can't get much better. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great breakfasts. Love the infinity pools and hot tub. Sunsets are beautiful to view from restaurant and pool area. Rooms are sparse but very clean. Stayed in a standard ocean view room. Updated bathrooms nice. Like most places, could hear neighbors TV. […] Who needs to watch TV in a place like this? Luckily, the spider monkeys playing on our roof drowned them out a lot. Would highly recommend this place. Do plan on returning here again on next trip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"recent stay at La Mariposa Hotel"
I loved, loved this hotel! The hotel has a very open, airy feel which is exactly what you want when your view is this fantastic. We had a full ocean view room with a very large balcony . Very calm, very relaxing with out of this world views. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and very patient with our slaughter of their beautiful language. You will […] love being entertained by the small white faced money's that play and chase each other on the red tile roof tops of the hotel. We tried a few of the local restaurants but kept coming back to the one at the La Mariposa which had just the right atmosphere and the food is the best around in my opinion. I was reluctant to book this hotel simply because one of the travel review books said "Don't bother" I couldn't agree less. I was on a trip to visit my daughter who is living and working in Costa Rica for a year and she really wanted to go this area because of everything she had heard locally about Manuel Antonio National Park and the fantastic beaches. She had also heard wonderful things from the locals about the La Mariposa. We love this hotel and hope to return someday soon! J.S. Lexington, KY Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Was even more beautiful in person"
The character of the hotel and the views were what attracted me to book this hotel, but I was swept away by being there in person! You cannot capture those views in a picture. The staff was helpful and friendly. We booked all the excursions through the hotel and we were not disappointed. The food at the restuarant was wonderful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"On top of the world"
Overall, great location and Hotel. You have a fantastic views of Manuel Antonio, sunsets and the ocean. Easy walk to one of the best beaches in Costa Rica or you can take a hotel shuttle. Unfortunately, the staff was less than satisfactory. Not overly friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"La Mariposa, best view in Manual Antonio!"
My wife and I just returned from a trip to CR, finishing with 3 nights in Manuel Antonio, and were very happy with our stay at La Mariposa. We had booked a garden view room and were upgraded on check-in to an oceanview, with a stunning view of the peninsula that the national park is on and the islets around it. The room was spacious and clean, the grounds […] were lovely, and the restaurant food and service were excellent. The dining room is an open air patio, with plenty of cover for the rainy evenings (they move the tables out under the stars on clear nights), and the breakfast buffet is good costa rican typical (gallo pinto, fruit, plantains) with breakfast meats and omelets made to order. A good value, good location (up in the hills where there's a breeze) and 4 shuttles a day to the beach. Pros: restaurant, upgraded bathrooms (at least in room 21), very nice infinity pool, hot tub and swim up bar, good location near other restaurants, an ATM and market nearby. Cons: very firm bed (true everywhere we stayed), balcony rail seemed flimsy, AC could barely handle the size of the room, and the shuttle van is not marked w/ hotel name so we missed it when we tried to catch it from the beach after walking down to the beach from the hotel. The hotel is about 3-4k from the beach, but we preferred that due to the outstanding views and breezes. And a coffee maker in the room would have been nice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"LOVED La Mariposa"
We juts returned from a short stay at La Mariposa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We fell in love with the property, the location, the views, the room and the people. The hospitality was amazing, the food was excellent and the views incredible. We can't wait to return and recommend La Mariposa highly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"1000 Monkeys can't be wrong"
Checked in a day early after a 4.5 hour drive from Arenal. Not only did they have a room they upgraded us to an ocean view suite. From our private balcony we watched white faced monkeys frolic in the palm trees less than 15 feet away. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to assist with calls to my rental car company to get a repair […] person on site. The grounds are beautiful, the views are world class. Highly recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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