Very good hotel, just a little bit expensive regarding the maintenance.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"An amazing hotel with beautiful view"
This was our favorite hotel in Costa Rica. It was a bit more than we planned on spending, but completely worth it. The hotel is on the top of one of the highest points in Manuel Antonio with stunning views from the pool, restaurant and rooms which had large patios overlooking the spectacular landscape. The infinity pool was one of the highlights for […] relaxing and taking in the incredible views surrounding this property. The food was absolutely fabulous -we had both breakfast and dinner. Well worth the price. The food was much better than most hotels we stayed in. I recommend this for families and couples! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"La Mariposa Delivers"
I'm from MA/USA, and I've done some travelling in CR - Tamarindo, Nuevo Arenal, Jaco, etc. La Mariposa was the first place we stayed that really took our breath away. The views are spectacular (dizzying even....) Hotel, pool, grounds, all are great. The full breakfast - delicious. And they have piping hot coffee out at 5 AM for us earlybirds who can't […] get off East Coast time. We stayed off season (July) so the hotel was not crowded (which I liked). Minutes drive to Manuel Antonio or the Public Beach. We appreciated a complimentary room upgrade (because they had availability....always nice). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
La Mariposa is a fantastic hotel in Manuel Antonio. The location is great, staff friendly, and the view is absolutely beautiful from all points on the property.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Magnificent hotel with incredible panoramic"
The images are obtained from anywhere in the hotel are inigualables.Es a highly recommended experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Classy hotel with amazing views"
We upgraded to an ocean view room recommended by another reviewer and it was well worth it. Room was beautiful, bed and pillows comfortable. Older charming hotel at the top of the hill. Restaurant is also excellent. Could walk to the beach (although the way back is a 30 min hike uphill but we like that) and restaurants from this location. Great for […] couples and families. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is the most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed at, and we've stayed at some gorgeous hotels! The view is impossible to describe and pictures do not do it justice. Hotel is older, but original tile work, windows, etc. are all beautiful and well maintained. Infinity pool is simply amazing. Monkeys actually climb on the railings of the hotel each […] morning. Incredible! Do not visit the Manuel Antonio area without staying here. I would go back to Costa Rica just for the views at this hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My boyfriend and I stayed at La Mariposa for 3 nights and it was spectacular! The best view I have ever seen!!! The staff is super friendly and the hotel is very clean. We were planning to return before we even left!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gorgeous hotel with panoramic views."
Hotel was amazing. Perched on top of the hill with 180 degree views. We'll be back again. Only thing was the "premium bedding" described on the listing doesn't exist. We asked for better pillows and they replaced them with feather pillows but no down comforters. Staff was awesome. Location amazing. Room was beautiful....Genuine Expedia guest review
"Loved every minute of my stay"
Loved every minute of my stay there, will go back again. Every thing was as expected and better. Swimming pool and watching the sun set was the best part of the day,Genuine Expedia guest review
The view from the hotel pool and restaurant was spectacular!! The hotel was conveniently located although short taxi rides were required for most restaurants and Manuel Antonio National Park. We had a garden room and it was spacious. The only thing I would have liked was black out blinds because the drapes did not keep out the sun in the morning. If […] we go back to Manuel Antonio, I would definitely stay there again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The view is fantastic.... The staff.... Excellent Great place to go and relax.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Birds eye view"
Beautiful view from this well managed property. Helpful staff, easy access to area attractions.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel has the best view in all of Manuel Antonio! We usually stay in hostel, but decided to "splurge" on this trip and it was well worth it! The breakfast buffet is delicious! Our room view was to die for!! We had a "partial ocean view" room, so we could see jungle and ocean from our deck. The monkeys were on our deck twice during our trip, which […] was pretty cool to watch. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"beautiful hotel, spectacular view!!! great staff!!"
Had an amazing time, great pool spectacular view!! wonderful breakfast don't miss this great hotel!Genuine Expedia guest review
First, I have to clarify that we ended up with two upgrades - one for it being the low season, and then the second for having problems with the air conditioning. We ended up in a premium room in the main building with the most amazing view my husband and I have ever seen! (even though we have traveled several countries, including Asia and Europe). The […] service was always excellent; the food at the hotel was quite good - with enough breakfast that we didn't have to eat lunch, which made it quite affordable. We walked down the road several mornings (early) to see the monkeys and toucans, but found out that staying at the hotel after breakfast we could see them easily right there on the grounds. The pools are refreshing and clean and the grounds have beautiful gardens. The only problems for some people could be the VERY steep driveway and the outside stairs on the main building. There are various buildings with rooms, with varying amounts of stairs. We are in our 60's but in good shape, so it was no problem. We plan to return! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing place to stay"
Stayed 2 nights, it was perfect. Short drive to the beach and national park, very nice people working at the hotel. Rooms were very nice. We had a corner room that had a wrap around terrace with the view of the beach. The view from the balcony was amazingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Ocean View Takes your breath away"
It was one of the best hotel stays I have ever had. The service was wonderful. Staff professional and friendly. The room was beautiful and the view was simply amazing!!! Infinity pool added even more to the effect. I cannot wait to take more family members there in August.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean, spacious, comfortable, helpful staff. Monkeys and toucans in the trees and on top of buildings. Food was very good but not gourmet. We had the north corner room on the top/5th floor with a stunning view of the area. Only problem is there are no elevators. Have the bellmen carry your luggage.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel with a great beach view"
We really enjoyed our stay at La Mariposa. We had reserved a partial beach view room, but believe we got upgraded, because our view was beach front and beautiful. The hotel staff was really nice and accommodating as well. The shuttle to take us to our next destination arrived a little early on our last day and the hotel staff came to look for us on […] a golf cart. I thought that was really nice of them, over and above what I expected the staff to do for us. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"What a Great Experience!"
We were there only two nights and three days, and it was not nearly long enough. We could have stayed at the hotel and enjoyed the view, staff, and hotel without experiencing anything else in the area. By the way, we are not young, in love, or any of that stuff. We are senior citizens who know how to enjoy life at it's best...and we thought this was […] the BEST. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A magical place with a view to absolutely die for."
Loved the La Mariposa, and to the locals it's a legendary hotel. 270-degree ocean views from our room were breathtaking, as were the views from the dining room, pools, and hotel bars. Room was spacious, clean, deck was huge. Staff was exceptionally friendly, helpful and accommodating. The included morning breakfast was incredible. And a gorgeous beach […] is just a 10-15 minute walk away. For this area, it's the ONLY place to stay. We will return. Nothing but superlatives for the wonderful hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful View But Poor Service"
This hotel was in the most unbelievable location. There were 270 degree views of the ocean, which made me want to do nothing but lay poolside enjoying the view. The hotel was clean and the food at the restaurant was great. My biggest complaint was that the staff (other than those at the front desk), lacked friendliness. Everywhere we went in Costa Rica […] the people were so generous and kind and the hotel staff at La Mariposa seemed to hate us. They never smiled, they were not very attentive and they seemed so unhappy all the time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"We Loved it!"
La Mariposa was our last stop in an adventure travel tour around Costa Rica. It was our nicest hotel and a perfect retreat for our time in Manuel Antonio. The hotel is perched up on the top of a hill offering outstanding views of the ocean and surrounding countryside. The view alone is a reason to stay there. But there are several other benefits. Our […] room was huge and had a balcony overlooking the ocean. We were traveling with young children and there was plenty of space for our family. They provided a roll-away bed at no extra charge. And the staff was very pleasant. The restaurant is fabulous! The complimentary breakfast buffet was diverse and high quality. It included fresh fruit, yogurt, bacon, juices and made to order eggs, omelets and waffles. Lunch and dinner were equally delicious. And there was live music some nights. When we were ready for a change, we found several nice upscale restaurants close by. The main hotel pool were perfect for our boys (ages 6 and 8). And the beach and national park were just a short drive away. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the beach four times a day. We liked that we were away from the main drag. (Initially we were booked at a hotel down by the beach, however we canceled that reservation when we learned that there are no private beaches, and the hotel was actually across a busy street amidst a lot of traffic.) We would absolutely come back to La Mariposa if we return to Manuel Antonio! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay!"
We arrive early on Friday (8am) and asked for our room (normal check in is 3pm); our room was ready at 9am and we had a free upgrade to ocean view. Breakfast is good. People are nice. Pools are also nice. A bit far from the beaches but have a shuttle four times a day that take you there and bring you back. Food is delicious, I can't complain. My only […] bad comment would be the breakfast we had the day we arrive (not included in hotel fare obviously); it was really expensive compare to other places or to what I pay for dinner. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The views from the hotel are beautiful and the space invites relaxation. The complimentary breakfast is very good but eat elsewhere for your other meals. The hotel restaurant is adequate but choices abound once you get out of the gate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I don't know where to start with this review because I have so many great things to say about this hotel. I almost chose not to write a review because we want to have it all to ourselves when we go back! The staff was amazing! Very helpful and kind. The entire hotel has so much character and was beautiful! We had a breathtaking sunset view every night […] as well as sunrise view in the morning (yes, it's so exciting there that you do wake up for sunset!) the pools were perfection and the pool bar was super convenient. If you are looking for a hotel, I can't recommend it enough. It's reasonably priced for the experience that you will have! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Refriigerator in the room would be nice overall it was excellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fine stay / Fun stay"
My wife and I stayed for four nights and it was fine. Great food, great pools and sunset views. Be prepared to walk many steps. Our room was on a lower slope with a great view of the ocean and was very private as well. The biggest down side was the lack of an internet connection, but the wifi was down everywhere during our stay. Try the Cafe Milagro […] which is about a block away. Their wifi seemed to be the only one working around town. Other than that, La Mariposa was great and I would stay there again. Cheers. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic location. Amazing view."
A really wonderful place to relax. A terrific view over the Pacific with a pool that looked right out over the edge of the hillside. Really stunning.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Spectacular Views and Great Service"
25th anniversary trip and we sprung for nice room with a Pacific view. Absolutely worth every penny. Room and view were spectacular with sliding glass doors and balcony. Infinity pool with almost 180 degree view and killer sunsets every night. Very helpful staff setting up guided tour of Manuel Antonio park and sunset catamaran trip.Genuine Expedia guest review
cannot bet the location: 180 degree view of the ocean. unparalleled views.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Five Million Dollar View"
All the staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Cocktails watching the sunset spectacular.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, stunning views, it needs a renovation"
All in all its a nice hotel, great pool , very good food, and has an amazing view and the best spot for sunsets, but needs some renovations, basicly towels and pool lounges.Genuine Expedia guest review
"LOVED La Mariposa Hotel"
The view is out of this world! The staff and service were excellent. The room was clean and had what we needed. The food was also very good. We really appreciated having a restaurant menu and a bar menu. Allowed us to be casual and eat at the pool which we really prefer. The breakfast was also very good and very convenient. Highly recommend staying […] at the hotel. The access to town was also perfect. We couldn't have been happier. We are a family of 4....kids are 7 and 10. They were a little out of place since it's a more mature atmosphere but at their age could mostly behave as expected!! If you have loud, rowdy kids, I don't recommend this hotel. Great place for a honeymoon trip. Super peaceful and relaxing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best view in town"
Enjoyed the breakfast every morning. exceeded my expectation of a free breakfast. The entire staff was really friendly and always able to make great recommendations on where to eat and what to do. Their shuttle to and from the beach was also really convenient. Would definitely recommend because it was great value for the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing view of sunset"
Although not handicap assesible, the view is worth staying in this nice hotel. It was built in the side of the hill, so had numberous steps leading up to the office and restaurant. The food was good and the pool was excellent, including a large hot tub. From the pool, we enjoyed watching monkeys and multiple birds, including a family of Toucans. The […] rooms were air conditioned and beds were comfortable , but the walls were bare and furniture moderately worn. The staff was nice and each room had a balcony with chairs. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was lovely, staff was super helpful and friendly. The views from our ocean view room and the pool were worth every penny, definitely one of a kind experience that I would go back for over and over again. Very clean! Bathroom was a bit old school for the overall quality of hotel and room, but clean and functioning. Breakfast was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great staff, views are amazing"
This hotel was awesome. My gf and I were on the fence about booking a room based on the pictures, but once we checked in, we knew we made the right decision. We booked a premiere room, which had awesome views of the ocean. According to my research and experience, Mariposa's view of the ocean are unmatched b.c of its location. If you decide to book a […] premiere, request to stay in the newer tower as those rooms have updated balconies with glass railings, which means that the views are completely unobstructed. The food was okay, I wasn't too crazy about the breakfast, but it's free. Alternatively, there are two really good breakfast places within 5 minutes (walking) of the hotel - 'Emilio's Cafe' and 'Cafe MIlagro'. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Helped us book restaurants and tours, which were all great. The pool area is also very nice, just as with the rooms, you get great views from the infinity pool. Only 'negative' was that our room had one or two lizards, but considering the area and hotel is integrated within lots of wildlife, I suppose that would be expected. When I come back to Manuel Antonio, I will definitely stay at this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I just returned from a three day stay at the La Mariposa Hotel. We rented a room with a partial view. We ended up getting a room that had an amazing view and was just a great overall experience. Would recommend.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is in a convenient location especially if you have a car. The landscaping is really nice and the view from the restaurant and pool area is great. We really enjoyed the food at the restaurant. The guys who worked the reception desk were so helpful and had good tips and information about excursions/activities that might interest us and also […] other local restaurants we might like to try. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The views are breathtaking, people super nice and helpful, food was good and room clean. would go back in a heart beat.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Less than expected"
We had stayed in other hotels around Costa Rica and this hotel matched the price but not the quality of the others. The furnishings and general amenities, such as the type of shampoo, the quality of the pool chairs and the lack of umbrellas, were a disappointment. The front desk was not helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Father and Son fishing trip"
My son and I stay a couple nights to fish out of Quepos docks. The staff was very friendly. The restaurant cooked our catch and prepare a great meal for us. They arrange a taxi to take us to the docks in the morning.Genuine Expedia guest review
The view is absolutely magnificent! We absolutely loved everything about our stay. The food was not bad at all. Rooms were clean and cozy, staff is very helpful. All pools and a Jacuzzi were clean an in great condition. I loved the sunset view from their infinity pool! The hotel is pretty far from the International airport and the taxi ride is expensive, […] but the scenery absolutely worth it! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel has a lot of charm"
This hotel has a lot of Costa Rican charm. The location, view, and staff are excellent. We stayed a week and were upgraded to a nice, villa style room. It was roomy, well furnished with almost antique furniture, and it had a large balcony. The grounds and pools are very nice. The hotel is older so there may be a few items that don't work quite right, […] but the local charm is worth the trade. The area is hilly so walking is difficult. The food was excellent and priced right. I would recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel with views of Manuel Antonio"
My wife and I were traveling with our two friends who had a room next door to ours with an adjoining balcony door that was very nice in the evening for entertaining and enjoying the sunsets together. We booked a partial ocean and garden view room that still offered wonderful scenery for a lower price than the full ocean view suits located in the upper […] floors of the main building. The rooms where basic but clean and we felt they could be improved if they included a refrigerator and coffee maker.The hotel staff where very friendly, helpful and informative about the area. Also, there are several very nice restaurants in easy walking distance from the hotel. If we return to this location we will stay at La Mariposa Hotel again for sure. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful but needs to be pulled together"
1st room was beautiful ,but a/c didn't work right and then the shower glass door fell off , onto the floor ,mngn't was truly sorry & showed us 2 other rooms .We chose one & moved . Beautiful room but the a/c didn't work ,it didn't cool and kept turning off , again very sorry and sent a repairman as we went out .we returned and it seemed cooler and was […] still on we thought it was fixed . That night, it again turned off every hour or so but now into our 3rd day out of 4 , what's the use . Rebecca at the desk was wonderful she tried very hard and the hotel was so beautiful , but they just needed some help . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent customer service. Rebecca provided the utmost in service. She went above and beyond during my stay. I traveled w my mother and friends and Rebecca helped us plan our activities. Our rooms were clean and very well kept. Beds were comfortable but the view was breathtaking. From the front desk staff to security, maintenance, and housekeeping- […] everyone was so accomodating, friendly, and made us feel right at home. The food and drinks at the property were delicious. The infinity pool was fantastic. But all and all it was the entire staff that made our stay enjoyable- because of them we will be back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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