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Playa Playitas Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 311-6350, Costa Rica, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.9 / 5Outstanding

Score breakdown (from 99 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.9
  • Service
    4.9
  • Comfort
    4.8
  • Condition
    4.8
  • Neighborhood
    4.8
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"STAY HERE IN MANUEL ANTONIO"
Luxury amenities, ideal location, superlative service. The ONLY hotel in M.A. w/ DIRECT BEACH ACCESS. Other hotels provide "shuttles" and bring you to the busy center of town for beach access. At Arenas you don’t need to pack to go to the beach! Its beach is the northern end of the long chain of beaches, pristine and quiet. Request the section hotel Playitas beach. The hotel has 68 rooms, and a staff of nearly 100, facilitating CONNECTION. You get to know cart drivers, waiters, tour guides, and receptionists who share their knowledge and love of country. You’ll get to know about their families and dreams for the future. On the free tortilla tour, naturalist Roger took us to the outdoor staff cafeteria to make tortillas with staff Mama Dona Lisa. We sat with her, Roger , and other staff members. When we checked in, my husband mentioned he likes tamales. Our host said tamales were not available. One afternoon after a day on the beach, we returned to our room, and in our refrigerator were four gorgeous tamales! Everyone is a naturalist. We asked waiter William what type of tree we were sitting under. He identified the almond tree and bent down and picked up three big seeds - one immature, one maturing, and one with an almond inside! With perfect location, impeccable service, new friends, and learning about the environment, relaxation naturally follows. Our stay at Arenas del Mar was perfect. It’s THE hotel of choice in Manuel Antonio.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jan 13, 2013
Beach Lover
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Most Amazing Vacation- Best Resort Manuel Antonio"
I have no words- this is the most beautiful hotel in the area with the best service anyone can ask for.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip with friends Dec 19, 2012
LM
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice people"
Really exciting, everything was perfect and the stuff really makes the best effort to make you feel comfortable
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 3, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The best eco-luxe rainforest and beach experience"
I've traveled extensively and have stayed in the best hotels worldwide. I like authentic experiences. Arenas delivered - it's true to the rainforest and beach atmosphere with it's layout, design and architecture which seamlessly fits into the beautiful landscape. Perfect in every way for me to experience the best of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica - eco-chic, great service, character driven, great location, private, incredibly comfortable, quiet, good food. Will def book again in Costa Rica.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 19, 2012
Ann
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"book it without hesitation"
friendly staff, delicious breakfast, amazing view, knowledgeable guides, great place to enjoy your vacation
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 5, 2012
amy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Rainy days"
Nice recluded resort with beautiful ocean views. However, the Superior Room was very small to accommodate 2 people (for couple guests) - no desk with chairs - making it uncomfortable. Continental Breakfast and restaurant staff were wonderful. Resort offers Free Wireless Internet and free international phone calls!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Oct 24, 2012
W&S
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Resort"
The Hotel was built into the rain-forest with lush tropical trees and vegetation everywhere. Lots of wildlife, monkeys, sloths, ect... You can relax on beach or pool. You are taken by electric cart wherever you would like to go on the premises. No waiting, you call and they are usually waiting for you when you come out of your room. Staff are wonderful. Only complaint is we couldn't stay longer. Did I mention there's a personal hot-tub on the huge patio.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Oct 25, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"amazing place"
service was amazing. staff was super nice. golf cart pickup to/from room was awesome and fast. beach is down the hill from the resort, prob not walkable but they drop u off in golf cart. amazing private beach, cool views... would def recommend to friends.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 20, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great for family or couples..."
From arrival t departure, this hotel is 5 stars. The staff, the facilities, and most of all the location, are what memories are made of. The drive to the hotel in no way prepares you for what you will find when you arrive. We were treated to the best life has to offer. Don't miss out on this place if you are planning to stay in Manuel Antonio.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 17, 2012
Timothy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"PARADISE."
The highlight of our trip to Costa Rica was our stay at Arenas Del Mar. I think the biggest key to their success is the amazing staff they have. Each person there made us feel like VIPs, and they were so genuinely kind and wanting to help us. I loved it!! One of them even came to our room to let us know when the monkeys were really near by because we had been wanting to see them. We saw WAY more wildlife on the property than we did at Manuel Antonio Park (I would suggest just skipping that!!!) The park is really convenient to get to - it's a 10 minute walk down the beach. Overall, loved this hotel and definitely recommend it to all my family and friends. Thank you, Elaine, Sergio, Alex, Rodbin, Ariel, Ronny, Pedro, and Yahaira , and the others that I may have forgotten!!!! We miss you guys already!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Oct 4, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good for everyone"
This is an excellent place to stap for anyone. The views, the beach, the food is excellent. The people that work here are wonderful. I saw monkeys, sloths, lizards and more right here
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 27, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great option for relax and enjoy the beach"
Hotel in front of the beach, it'samazing!! The only butis the food quality for dinner, in my opinion the food quality is not aligned with the res of the hotel facilities
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 27, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A must stay!"
We loved everything about this hotel!! Everyone was so friendly and gracious, always greeting us by our names. The restaurant was wonderful. The easy access to beach and surfing was awesome. The kids especially loved seeing the monkeys, sloths, iguanas hanging out at the property! Fun fun time. Would definitely come back again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 30, 2012
Wee
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Paradise"
Wonderful place and wonderful people. Gorgeous views. Food and drinks were excellent!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Aug 8, 2014
A Traveler
MX
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Would not hesitate to stay again"
Will recommend to anyone
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 25, 2013
John
MX
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"incredible grounds"
This is my third visit to this hotel and I've stayed in other hotels in Manuel Antonio. This is the best hotel in Manuel Antonio
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 7, 2013
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing Wildlife at Resort"
My husband and I just spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica and 4 nights at Arenas del Mar. This property is pretty amazing. We saw a ton of wildlife right on the premises including: monkies, sloths, iguanas, ducks, raccoons and even a scorpion. The views from the rooms are second to none. We had a blast swimming in the ocean. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast and lunches at the restaurants. The dinners were good, but not exceptional. If you are looking for a unique boutique property and love wildlife this is the place for you.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Jul 28, 2013
Natalie H
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Relaxing place to stay for couples or families"
I can't say enough about this hotel and its staff. The food was amazing, the staff were so incredibly helpful and friendly and the room was so comfortable. My husband and I travelled with our 1 year old and she was treated so well that it made our trip relaxing while allowing couples there without children to enjoy their quiet time. The hotel provided us with a crib, highchairs, toys for the beach, extra food while we waited for our meal in case our little one was a bit impatient..... The hotel went out of their way. The views from the Ocean View rooms were worth every extra penny. The massage at the spa was relaxing. The beach was clean and great for body boarding. You can walk along the beach to the entrance of Manuel Antonio park (recommended).
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 8, 2013
Jen
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"6 stars out of 5!"
Without a doubt, the best resort we have ever been to. Not only was it in an beautiful location and built to a very high standard but the staff were simply incredible. Their attention to detail and genuine friendliness made our experience the most fantastic we've had on any vacation. The room was amazing, the food excellent, and the fact that the resort operated with high attention given to sustainability and environmental impact was a huge plus. A special thank you to Allen and Rodbin who went above and beyond. If I could give it 6 stars I would!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 31, 2013
John
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A peace of paradise"
A little hard to find by car but once there we do not want to move! All staff is discreet and attentive to our needs. We spent 2 lovely days in this little paradise on the beach on the Pacific coast. A perfect end to the trip before returning.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 17, 2013
Ray
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesome"
Arenas del Mar took our breath away. We only stayed there a few nights because of the cost but it was the highlight of our trip. The rooms were great and the service was wonderful. The staff really went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay there. The private beach is a real gem and guests can access a second beach and walk to downtown Manuel Antonio if they want. The only negative comment is the fact that we had to take a taxi to get to and from town, but it was not expensive so we wouldn't let that deter anyone from staying there.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Feb 26, 2013
Gregg and Pauline
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Resort"
Spent 3 nights at this great resort. Room was a bit small but the outdoor patio with sink and bar fridge is where we spent our down time. Resort was on the mountain but our room was right on the beach. Staff would pick yoou up on a golf cart and take you anywhere you had to go on the resort. this was an exceptional resort and I look forward to returning.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jan 27, 2013
Rob
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect!"
We couldn't have wanted anything better than this place, simply perfect with outstanding service!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jan 15, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The staff were amazing, the cart drivers all remembered your name and were so very helpful!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Dec 1, 2012
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"One of a kind!"
Amazing! We spent three nights here during a 17 day trip to Costa Rica - our honeymoon. Monkeys everywhere, staff was super friendly, the hotel premises were divine. A slice of paradise. Very private and super romantic. Take the nature hike with Roger into the national park. He is very knowledgable and friendly. He genuinely likes nature and we were lucky enough to spot sloths, monkeys, and even a snake! Once again the staff made this trip extra memorable as they were incredible hosts and welcomed us. They are all about the "pura vida". 100% worth every penny. One thing though, the premises is full of steep walks and a taxi is necessary to get to Manuel Antonio proper as well as to Quepos. As for getting around the hotel itself staff is readily drive you around in their many golf carts.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 24, 2012
MikeTO
CA

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"מלון מעולה"
מלון מעולה בכל קנה מידה. שרות נפלא. מיקום נהדר עם מפרץ פרטי שיש בו חול רך ונעים,צל וכסאות.חדרים עם נוף יפיפה.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 15, 2015
A Traveler
IL
2.0 / 5Fair
"Quelle mauvaise surprise, cet établissement."
Il s'agit d'un vieil hôtel, les chambres sont petites ( par exemple la no 502 ), les oreillers vraiment mauvais, la douche a un pommeau des années 1970, les piscines sont minuscules et une est toujours à l'ombre. Le personnel est plutôt sympathique, sauf au restaurant une certaine Yendry qui ne sourit jamais et est presque rude. La plage publique est remplie de voitures sur la plage, et de chiens qui bien sûr font leurs besoins devant vous. Non, cet hôtel ne vaut pas le quart de son prix. Une partie du chemin n'est pas éclairé, le soir. Nous avons trouvés de bien meilleurs établissements à 70 km de là, des vrais palaces cette fois.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Feb 13, 2015
Pascale
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"gute Lage, jedoch in die Jahre gekommen"
Schönes Hotel in guter Lage mit Zugang zu zwei Stränden. Leider ist dass Hotel bereits in die Jahre gekommen was man hier und da schon merkt. Preis/Leistung ist meiner Meinung nach nicht gut.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 20, 2014
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Emplacement exceptionnel"
Merveilleux, localisation extraordinaire.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Aug 17, 2013
Joëlle
CH
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Service impeccable"
Tres bon souvenir .Hôtel un peu difficile à trouver mais une fois que l on y est , on est charmé par la gentillesse du personnel qui fait beaucoup d'efforts pour apporter au client un service personnalisée. La plage quasi privée ,la vue exceptionnelle des chambres et des terrasses , ainsi que la qualité du restaurant en font un hôtel très agréable et recommandable pour y passer quelques jours .A noter que le parc Manuel Antonio est accessible à pied par la plage en une vingtaine de minutes.A conseiller ,un des plus beaux hotels de notre séjour .
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Aug 15, 2013
Muriel
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excelente hotel"
Lo unico que no es excelente es el servicio de restaurante, caro,lento, calidad y cantiddad de la comida no de acuerdo a los precios. Por lo demas lindo lugar, personal atento y amable, excente ubicacion.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Aug 2, 2013
Turista de Costa Rica
CR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Paradijs op Costa rica!"
Prachtig gelegen hotel met privestrand en een prachtig regenwoud met enorm veel dieren (slangen, apen, krabben, luiaards, leguanen, vlinders) op eigen terrein. Het personeel is zeer vriendelijke en stelt alles in het werk om je verblijf tot een geweldige ervaring te maken. Eten is voortreffelijk en goed geprijsd. Wij hadden een superior room met zeezicht aan te raden, want het uitzicht is prachtig. Je kan lopend over het strand naar nationaal park Manuel antonio. Ga niet ik het weekend, veel te druk. Zou zeker terug gaan naar het hotel. Kan geen 1 min punt bedenken...
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 4, 2013
A Traveler
NL
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Minivacaciones de ensueño"
Como médico, después de una ardua semana de trabajo, nada mejor que haber llegado a Arenas del Mar, en una escapada romántica con mi pareja. Este hotel abarca todo lo que estaba buscando: una habitación de lujo con hermosa vista al mar, jacuzzi incluido en cada habitación, el baño no podía ser mejor, incluyendo el shampoo, acondicionador y jabón corporal debidamente elaborados con materiales silvestres. La limpieza impecable, en un lugar que invita a fundirse con la naturaleza. El personal fue encantador desde nuestra llegada hasta nuestra salida. El desayuno presenta una variedad de platillos a escoger que fácilmente te ponen en una encrucijada para decidir por cuál escoger porque todos parecen deliciosos. La naturaleza que rodea el lugar es impresionante, tuvimos la bendición de observar dos osos perezosos de cerca. Me encantaron las piscinas y las bancas para descansar. Alrededor de la hermosa playa pude leer algunos capítulos de un buen libro que compré recientemente mientras degustaba el mejor batido de mango que he probado en mi vida. Recomiendo este hotel a ojos cerrados!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 22, 2013
A Traveler
CR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Exquisito"
Generalemente soy muy particular y tengo algo negativo que decir sobre cada lugar. En este caso, simplemente no tengo ninguna queja. Todo fue preciosa. El servicio fue espectacular. Muy impresionante.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip May 13, 2013
Katie S.
CR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Servicio y Ubicacion de preimera"
Viaje solo esta vez. Regresare con me familia. Es un lugar hermoso!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 21, 2013
A Traveler
CR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Einfach nur perfekt!"
Ein Service und Freundlichkeit, die ich bisher sehr selten erlebt habe.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 16, 2013
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excelente estancia"
Un lugar realmente mágico. Excelente atencion. Definitivamente regresaria!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 5, 2013
A Traveler
CR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excelente, recomendado!"
Excelente ubicación, puedes disfrutar de la playa y el bosque a la vez, el contacto con monos, perezosos, mapaches y demás animales es casi garantizado. Las habitaciones son de alta calidad con vistas exquisitas del océano!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 16, 2013
Rony
CR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Exc"
Muy buen servicio y excelente atención al cliente
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jan 12, 2013
Harold
CR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A proximité du Parc"
Excellent établissement dans un petit paradis.Le personnel très attachant est au petit soin sans être dans le trop conventionnel.A recommander
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 21, 2012
Patrice
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place!"
Great hotel, great people, great atmosphere!! The only issue I may say is the room is a little bit expensive, but restaurant and bar prices are ok. Highly recommended!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Sep 1, 2012
Martin
CR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 13, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 12, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Nov 22, 2013
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 31, 2013
Sylvia
MX
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 15, 2014
A Traveler
MX
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jun 19, 2014
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 25, 2013
A Traveler
CR

TripAdvisor reviews for Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Overall rating:Based on 1269 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Top Notch Beachside Resort"
07/30/15 ocarmona Arlington, Texas
Stayed here for a week in late June/early July. The location is stunning overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Rooms are very clean and comfortable with balconies looking out over the ocean. We saw lots of wildlife on the grounds including sloths, agoutis, 3 species of monkey, iguanas and several species of birds. The large beach was definitely the place to walk and swim, while the smaller beach was the place to lounge, relax and order drinks. I was so impressed with the friendliness of the staff, all of whom knew you by name as soon as the end of your day of arrival. We received great, personable service from everyone we encountered. Cannot wait to go back and enjoy this awesome place!
Overall Rating
"Beautiful Vistas"
07/29/15 Joyce Worthingt... V
Great resort, fantastic staff. My only recommendation is that you check trip advisor for tours. We were book thru hotel on 2 sub par tours. If we'd checked trip advisor first we'd have been better off. Food is good. They provide a van to local destinations.
Overall Rating
"Amazing stay"
07/27/15 123Tom456x
Second stay at ADM - We had a wonderful time at ADM. The hotel is beautiful, well maintained, and our room had an amazing view. We also enjoyed the food and beverage services, and we noted a major increase in quality here - truly excellent food! Since our last stay, a few years back, we are impressed. Finally, as for the staff - perfect! What a team, and such nice people. Everyone went above and beyond and exceeded expectations. We love how we could engage in conversation with everyone, enjoyed sharing experiences, and truly felt comfortable and happy the whole time.
Overall Rating
"Best resort in the area!"
07/27/15 Mattie T
The property is beautiful and probably the only hotel in the area with beach access. The service is impeccable. The staff all remembered our names and our daily activities. The on-site restaurant is good too...probably better than most other food options in town. Shout out to Chucha [Angel], Allan, Carlo and Christian! You guys were the best!
Overall Rating
"The Perfect Honeymoon"
07/26/15 Carissa D
Arenas Del Mar is the most magnificent hotel!!! The staff was amazing and so welcoming from the moment we arrived. It truly felt like a family! The staff knew our names and anticipated our every need. Everyone was extremely accommodating and so friendly. Not to mention, the grounds of the hotel are amazing and beautiful. Just walking to your room you might see a three toed sloth, iguana, white face monkey, or even a Jesus Christ Lizard that walks on water! I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Manuel Antonio!!!
Overall Rating
"Pura Vida"
07/26/15 Erika G Dallas, Texas
Absolutely breath taking, its heaven on earth. Food is delicious, amazing service, spectacular views, relaxing atmosphere. Rooms are clean and fresh. I LOVED all the mixed drinks, so full of fresh flavors and super tasty and refreshing. Breakfast is included and its delicious! 30 min beach walking to Manuel Antonio national park, you can also take a cab and be there in 5-10 min. Best resort in Manuel Antonio
Overall Rating
"Amazing Stay"
07/24/15 Carmeng L La Canada Flintridge, California
This was just breathtaking!! Although a distance from the airport (2-3 hours by car :0/)---I totally recommend the additional short flight (30 min.) via Nature Air to Quepos (I wish someone would of told me!)---there's even a packet that you can purchase for $350 that gives you unlimited flights for the week (if you plan to go to other areas of CR, you should really look into it). If you are more of the Beach, Walk and Relax person, then you don't need any of that because you'll have it all at your fingertips. One last thing, if you like hard liquor (vodka or whiskey) buy your bottle at the duty free store before leaving the airport. Okay, so about Arenas del Mar...it is beautiful and you are treated like the special person that you are; the pictures don't lie! You are seriously in the midst of the jungle (with white faced and squirrel monkeys, sloths, halloween crabs, igauanas and jesus christ lizards; most of the animals that you'll see at the National Park)---super enjoyable for the kids if they love animals. Our suite was awesome with spectacular views of the ocean. The little outdoor hot tub was really cool on those hot nights; romantic for couples or just a nice treat for the kids! Our room was clean and stocked with the basic necessities; I loved it. The private beach is really nice---you can order drinks and food by very cordial and pleasant servers (Luis, Yahaira and Chucha are all really awesome!)---best margarita is the Pina/Jalapeno. You also have access to the public beach---you can walk to Downtown Manuel Antonio from there (it's about a mile but an easy walk); there are activities there and you can also purchase drinks at the store and drink there---water is warm and the atmosphere is enjoyable; there's a little of everything even sloths in the trees (close up look). The walk out of the resort is a little tough; wear your sneakers because it's uphill. We took the shuttle or a cab to get into Quepos. Resort offers a variety of activities: tortilla and ceviche making; night walks, planting trees, etc.. you can also book Waterfall hikes, zip-lining and other things (all which were fun). The tour guides are all very knowledgeable. Last thing, the breakfast choices are ALL amazing, not only because they are included with your stay! Don't be afraid to try the CR typical dishes, they were all delicious! One of my favorite parts of my stay. Again, service is fantastic! Allen was just a delight! Totally recommend for either couples or families!
Overall Rating
"Rocking to the sound of the waves"
07/22/15 Nathalie G Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
This was our second time at Arenas del Mar. Two teenagers (16 and 19) with their parents. It was again an opportunity for us to catch up as our son lives there. Our budget this time around was tighter as we rented 2 rooms. One garden view, very nice and basic for the kids, mind you, they has a jacuzzi and we didn't :) and one on the third floor with view of the sea and it's wonderful sound. Rooms are comfy, well equipped with fridge, coffee maker etc... The only thing we noticed is that if you rent at ground floor you will hear the upstairs noise. The garden room lacks some light as well. The breakfasts are literally to die for...French toasts especially... Lunch at the beach is very pleasant. The lunch menu is good but the execution lacked something. We had a burger with a not completely thawed bun, small portion salads that lacked in presentation and taste. The dinner menu is much better. You can see the effort in presentation, creativity and execution. All in all we ate very well, but somehow found that our first time around the dinner execution was more on point. The staff is charming, as always aiming to please. Sometimes it is heartfelt, other times you feel the obligation...But no complaints. Squirrel monkeys, cappuccino monkeys, sloths, iguanas were all there to entertain us... A beautiful location.
Overall Rating
"Book it now!!"
07/18/15 tiamaggie149 Mexico City, Mexico
You will not be disappointed. The hotel, the restaurant, the property- all were first class. My kids loved the wildlife, and the staff was always ready to point something new out. Though this was a family trip for us, it would have made a perfect place for a honeymoon or even a personal retreat. You can relax and read a book or if you like adventure, there are plenty of things to choose from. This is certainly the place that will make even the fussiest traveler happy. We loved it.
Overall Rating
"Gem with beachfront rainforest "
07/15/15 New York City, New York
Excellent accommodation with beautiful view. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Great clean and private. Meals at the restaurant are outstanding. Order the "Chito" sauce for your breakfast butrito! Can't wait to return!
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