"Beautiful hotel, great staff!"
Beatiful hotel, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is great. This is the place to rest and enjoy nature!! Overall great hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed one night at this hotel, which we booked after last minute change of plans. The rooms were nice, the staff friendly, and our boys (2 and 5) loved the crocodile in the family pool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel, very nice ocean view !!"
Me and my wife had a wonderful time, the hotel was very nice and close to the beach! Everything was excellent, the staff from the hotel where very nice and have great service!! I well definitely book in to this Beautiful next time I travel to Costa Rica and recommend to my friends and family..Genuine Expedia guest review
Good overall service and facilities. Breakfast was good but not much choice on the a la carte menu.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Hotel, Amazing Service, Unique Setting"
There are so many good things I can say about Hotel Parador!! I will try to break it out into a few categories. Hotel - The hotel is beautiful! Looks like a mix of Costa Rican and European design. You are surrounded by the rainforest - so there is plenty of wildlife to see right there. The first thing we heard at the resort were the Howler Monkeys […] - they were loud, but amazing to hear! And you'll have plenty of encounters with white faced monkeys! The resort overlooks the ocean, and the view from the pool is absolutely stunning. The rooms were clean and very well kept. We had a beautiful rainforest view from the balcony. Take a lot of pictures! Food- The food at the hotel was excellent - but don't be afraid to go visit other restaurants in town! We had amazing food out there! La Cantina and Ronnie's Place were two favorities. Service - Best part of the hotel. Anything you needed they were able to help with. (For example, we had a few hours between check out and our flight, so they provided us with other facilities for showering and cleaning up in between.) The friendly people of the hotel and of Costa Rica in general will be what I remember the most. There's really very little bad I can say about the hotel. The only thing I can think of is that if you are looking for a beach front hotel, this is not the place to go. (But you should know that if you are booking here.) And the hotel is more ideal for couples, or famliies, not party goers. Pura Vida!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great couples time, pool was nice, good drinks!"
Hotel and grounds were excellent. The trails were nice and saw monkeys in the morning. The food at the hotel could have been better. Suggest you go into town and eat local.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful vacation spot."
This hotel was situated with about the best view I saw in the area and was maintained really well. The service was very good except that it took quite some time to get your food order. On the other hand, that was the case everywhere I went so that may just be the local tradition of easy going life not in a rush. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. […] It is near a beach and the Manuel Antonio Park (great beach there too) as well as the Quepos docks for fishing. There was plenty to do if you wanted to keep busy or easy to relax and just take it easy in a luxurious atmosphere. Manuel Antonio and Quepos downtowns are pretty rustic as you would expect in a poorer country but the people could not be nicer. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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"Seven relaxing days in tropical comfort"
Came with a group of 45 for a beach wedding but we came early and stayed later. Glad we did, were able to book four additional half day tours using the. Parador as the central point. The upscale Vista Suite room we had was a beautiful and comfortable room with a view over a segment of r ain forest to the open Pacific. Took all our breakfasts at the […] hotel and several evening meals as well. All was quite nice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel with amazing views"
I would definitely recommend the hotel. Very friendly staff, great service, delicious food.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Romantic for Destination Wedding"
Beautiful Resort. Great amenities. Room was lovely. However, was disappointed in the garden view overlooking the tennis courts. However, did see monkeys one morning and that made up for everything. Staff was extremely warm and friendly, restaurant was truly 5 star. Pool area was beautiful. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Only negative is that […] it is so far away from the Airpot - over 3 hours. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel / resort in Manuel Antonio"
The hotel staff were excellent and very accommodating. The hotel is just the right size providing enough amenities while not feeling over crowded. The room was well appointed and cleaned well daily. The patio and poor bar wait staff were excellent, attentive but not once intrusive. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place if you like to enjoy pool/spa and view"
The hotel has a great view of Pacific. Food (breakfast and dinner) was great. Landscaping was excellent. We liked the short hike in their own trail. Our room had an air conditioner but didn't stay on all the time. I tried everything to make sure it stays on especially during the night time but wasn't successful. When I went to front desk the receptinist […] told me that he will bring this issue to his management. The hotel is two km. away from the other restaurants and three km. or so from the National park so if you like to go out for a dinner and don't have a car you need to take taxi (about $10.00# or hotel shuttle service #free) but the last shuttle that leaves the town is in at about 5:30 PM. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good choice for Manuel Antonio area"
Overall we had a very good experience with this hotel. The location is good, in the middle of a lot of trees and near the sea. It's too far to walk to town, but that's true with most hotels in the area. I recommend having a car, but alternatively there are taxis and there are tours, which you can organize through the hotel. It's a relatively large hotel […] and some of its amenities end up being unused, such as the mini golf. It has 3 pools (one is adult only), and there is snack/drink service in the pools. The main pool has a bar. The other important attraction is the monkey trail in the back of the hotel. It's a nice trail for a short hike and, if you are lucky you can spot monkeys there. We were not lucky, possibly because these days were hot. There is also a beach about 15 min walk from the hotel (the hotel gives you towels if you want), which is very nice, quieter than the main Manuel Antonio beaches. We had a nice sea view from our room, the room was clean, the service was good, the only problem was that bugs were coming into the room sometimes. The hotel's main restaurant is good, but I believe slightly overpriced. There is free breakfast with a lot of choice, not the best quality but probably you will find some decent options as it's included in the rate. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Good for familes or honeymooners"
We had a great time and really loved our rooms. We had a quite for 3 in the family and a premium room for two both rooms were beautifully decorated with outstanding views and were very good value. They have three pools but unfortunately 2 are for adults only (but we didn't to go Costa Rica to hang out at the pool). We liked the location of the hotel, […] it is somewhat private. Some slight downsides, beach that was in walking distance from the hotel was disgusting and crowded, hotel staff did not know very basic info on surrounding parks (we were told the Manuel Antonio park opened at 7:30 but it was actually 7am which makes a big difference during the high tourist season), we signed up for a bus to the park on the day the park was closed and even though we talked to several staff no one mentioned and while they have a hotel shuttle is it not reliable (as far as timeliness). The food at the hotel was very mediocre and not at all worth the high prices but the good news is a very short distance from the hotel there are some real winners (Falls and Cafe Milagro). I would absolutely stay there again I would just make sure I rented a car and I would not seek advice from the hotel staff. Like I said the rooms were outstanding and a good price, the location was great, there are monkeys all over the place and the staff are very nice even if they are not that knowledgeable. We had a great time Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A piece of paradise"
We really enjoyed our stay. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. The hotel grounds were beautiful and well kept. The restaurants options were varied and the food was delicious. Once you get to the hotel, there is no reason to leave. However, if you do want to leave, have the tour desk book your adventure or use the shuttle bus. Don't miss the […] monkey trail where you can see howler monkeys, and a sparsely populated gorgeous beach within a 10-15 minute walk. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful grounds and great pool!"
This was a beautiful hotel with great service. They greated us with drinks and wet towels. The grounds were stunning. The monkey walk around the hotel did indeed provide us a view of 7 howlers and a mother sloth with her baby as well as many birds and lots of lizards. It was really nice to have room service. We were really tired after our tours at […] times and it was so nice to be able to eat in the comfort of our room with the AC. The gift shop had cold drinks and candy bars and chips and ice cream bars at a reasonable price. This was really convenient. We were in a tropical room - very conveniently located to the pool and gift shop. The morning buffet was very good. Made to order omeletes, pancakes, waffles, fruit, breads, - pretty much everything you need. The mini golf was pointless - it was concrete - they should rip this out and put in a turtle pond or something. The only slight annoyance in the room was a noisy air conditioner that leaked a bit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Glad I selected Hotel Parador for our stay!"
We just got back from Costa Rica late last night and loved our trip there! There were five of us in total (2 adults and 3 young children) and everyone thoroughly enjoyed this country. Our oldest child even wants to return some day to be a foreign exchange student, but she's only 9 so she has a long wait. Our stay at Hotel Parador was amazing!!! After […] extensive research of hotels in the Manuel Antonio National Park area, we were very pleased with my selection of this hotel. Very clean and nicely maintained property, very comfortable pillowtop beds, Beach Biesanz was very close by, food was amazing (especially the sushi buffet!), wildlife EVERYWHERE on the property, staff was extremely nice and helpful, and the town of Quepos was only a 10-minute taxi ride away. One night we went into town for dinner at El Avion and our boys (and girl) loved it. The views from that restaurant was wonderful. At the hotel, there was one server who always went above and beyond. We don't remember her name but she had reddish, short hair. Very helpful!!! We want to make sure she receives the credit she deserved. We will return to Parador some day!!! Perhaps when our girl ventures off to become a foreign exchange student in Costa Rica. ;-) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What an amazing experience!!!"
This hotel offers pure paradise. The grounds are phenomenal. On the monkey trail right on the hotel property, you will be able to easily find sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and various other interesting, awesome animals. The plants are boundless and beautiful. The views from the rooms are just awesome. The free breakfast is incredible: Gallo Pinto, fresh […] pineapples, bananas, papaya, watermelon, pancakes, muffins, even gluten free options! They really cater to each individual, especially if you eat there for lunch or dinner. I am a vegan, and they did not have many vegan options. The chef came out, offered to prepare something special just for me, and said that the next day, they would surely offer more vegan options. What amazing service!! Every single person I encountered at this hotel was above and beyond wonderful. The front desk, the maid service, the amazing, funny shuttle bus driver... This hotel is not to be missed. They offer free shuttle service to the beaches and to Manuel Antonio Park. I wish I had words to adequately express how much I loved staying at this hotel. The only downside is that wifi is minimal, if at all present, in the actual rooms. However, they do offer a small computer lounge and wifi is available in various other places on the property. The pools are so lovely, and offer amazing views. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed at the Parador for 2 nights in March 2013. Our first room had substandard air conditioning, however the next night they upgraded us to a room that was excellent all respects. The grounds and decor were very nice. They had a hiking trail through the grounds as well. The beach was a bit far off consisting of a 12 to 15 minute walk. The Manual […] Antonio State Park was a short 10 minute drive away, and it had wonderful beaches and wildlife. Overall, we had a very nice time there Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My boyfriend and I stayed here last week... we are 27 and 28 years old and adventerous. We did not need all the amenities this place has to offer but it was really nice to have! The property is amazing... hiking trails.. animals..surprise crabs at night, and that is without even leaving the hotel. The access to your own private beach very close which […] includes a short hike but the staff is willing to help you with everything. They set up taxis, bring you around on golf carts if needed (we didnt but there is a lot of steps and walking so some people do). It is better in person than the pictures but the pictures are not lying. I have nothing but the best to say, not one complaint about this place. I would recomend it to all types of people. It can be peaceful for families or 2.50 drinks at happy hour for a younger crowd! Simply amazing just as the country is. If you are active and want to get an authentic tour through the rainforest sign up for ADR adventure park at their tourist counter. It is worth every penny, just dont be afraid of heights and be fit enough to withstand the hikes and mountains. Enjoy and definitely pick the parador. Trip was to die for. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I enjoyed the Parador, hotel guest services very excellent! A little too remote, would have liked the shuttle to go hourly through town to beach all day and night. Then the location wouldn't have felt so remote.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing vacation spot"
The hotel and our room - in the Suites- were magnificient but the staff really put it over the top. After checking out we spent the day at the beach and were allowed to come back and use the spa to shower and change before the trip to San Jose and the airport. They even stored my chocolates in the air conditioned office for me!Genuine Expedia guest review
"We loved this hotel !"
This resort is just beautiful, and very accommodating. Staff is extremely helpful- and very promptly met all our requests ! even delivering fresh cream to our door for our morning coffee. Every question we had was answered patiently and with a smile. The tour desk was very helpful- we booked several excursions through them. I would recommend this resort […] to anyone who would like to experience the beauty of Costa Rica and its beaches and nearby National park. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel' warm, inviting staff"
the hotel was gorgeous - stayed in a suite.The staff truly exemplified customer service. the only downside to this hotel is the location. it is the final hotel up the steep long winding road. So walking to other hotels or shops is extremely difficult. That means taking a cab to eat at other restaurantsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for everyone"
This is such a pleasant hotel, situated high above Manuel Antonio Park. It has a great pool area surrounded by lounge chairs for sunning and relaxing, and tables for eating -- all with a great view over the ocean and jungle. The food is very decent - the best buffet breakfast we have had in Costa Rica.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great resort for couples and familes,"
This resort has an excellent view of the Pacific ocean and mountains. Great location for beach and nature lovers! The customer service is superb!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for a family."
The hotel staff was very professional and pleasant. The grounds were fantastic. We were able to talk walking tours on the grounds and see howler, squirrel, white face monkeys, and sloths. You can do this on your own, or with a guided tour with the the wildlife tour guides who work at the hotel. The same guides also do the tours of the Manuel Antonio […] National Park. While sitting at the pool we would see iguanas in the flowers beds. The restaurant was very good. And when we wanted to go out, the recommendations the concierge gave were also very good. The beach is not too far, but you do need to watch your step. We would definitely stay there again and recommend the hotel to people of all ages. The only thing to be aware that there are a lot steps. So for the elderly and young toddlers you want to go slow. This is true for every place in Manuel Antonio because the land is not flat. But this is what makes the area so interesting. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The staff could not have been more helpful. They made suggestions, printed maps and even called a few locations to get us on a tour of a coffee plantation. Overall excellent!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly Staff - Nice Accommodations"
Great location and friendly helpful staff - would certainly stay there again! If you like wildlife, you will enjoy the resident monkeys. As others have said, hotel restaurant is pricey (not unusual) but there are options near if you have a car. I certainly recommend the Barba Roja - you won't be disappointed - great food, great location for sunsets […] and super friendly staff! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great trails on the hotel property"
Hotel was beautiful. The trails on the hotel property are great. There are lots of monkeys, sloths and birds. It felt like we were staying in Manuel Antonio National Park. Loved it!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Only the breakfast could be better. I found few options for a variety in a 5 star hotel that is wonderful. Also the room service menu is poor. And at night we have only one restaurant. But the context of the hotel is wonderful, the hotel is stunning, the workers are super friendly. The room we got (the Vista Suite) is fabulous. The pools are amazing, […] the hotel's private beach is a dream. I recommend and I'm eager to go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Relax in the lap of luxury"
Beautiful setting, easy access to nature reserve allows many opportunites to see Howler monkeys and White faced monkeys just a short walk from your room. Four swimming pools each is as lovely as the next.Genuine Expedia guest review
Our vacation was a wonderful experience. The hotel is beautiful and is a sight to see, the staff is friendly and very helpful. Don't forget to walk the monkey trail and the trail to the beach below the hotel is well worth the walk. My family did it a number of times during our stay and everyone loved it from the people in their 60's to the little o […] nes. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel in all terms"
Great hotel for a family, great location, great views. Fantastic staff, so pleasant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel with attached "monkey hiking trail'"
This is a great hotel. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. My wife and I very much enjoyed the little "monkey hiking trail", directly attached to the hotel grounds. You can hear and watch monkeys. I highly recommend this hotel. You will have a wonderful time.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Plan to return ASAP"
Has to be among the best places to stay. The resort is beautiful. The views are beautiful. Very friendly staff. I did not want to leave. Loved the attention to detail, like the scented, ice cold face clothes that were handed to us as we arrived on a hot afternoon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for couples."
Friendly staff, great service. Great view. Very quiet. There are two adult only pools.Genuine Expedia guest review
"2nd Stay at Parador"
Beautiful views and grounds. Friendly staff. Outdoor elevator to premium rooms (worth the extra$).Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful location for Manuel Antonio"
The hotel is beautiful and there's lots of hang out areas which we like. 3 pools, a trail on site with sloths(saw them!) and monkeys (we heard them but unfortunately didn't get to see them). The tours are great and the guys at the tour desk are really helpful. Elias the guide who takes you on the night walk on the property is awesome and he was also […] our personal guide for Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park and showed us so many sloths (my personal favorite), lizards, bats, deer. We started counting sloths because we found so many, 17 all together for the whole trip (also including a trip to Arenal). Our main reason for visiting Costa Rica was to view wildlife (sloths!) and they certainly made that happen at Parador. The food is great especially the breakfast buffet, so many choices. We will never get tired of gallo pinto, we love it! Looked up recipes for it once we got home. The staff is so friendly, the front desk can not do enough for you. We just wish we had a more time to spend there Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Romantic Getaway with 5-Star Hospitality"
The stay my wife and I had here was incredible. Right from the start when I talked to the manager, Silvia, about wanting to make this a special occasion to renew our vows and surprise my wife with an upgraded ring, the hospitality started flowing. She had flowers brought in from San Jose, had her favorite rose wine waiting on ice, our favorite Harry […] Connick song playing, and about 30 candles spread out through our suite with a wrap around porch overlooking the jungle on both sides with a bay on one and ocean on the other...all after the hotel arranged to drive us down to the beach for sunset so I could surprise her with the ring before bringing her back to the room. The room was being prepared while we were gone, and none of the employees in on it let the cat out of the bag...wonderful experience for my wife. We are young (mid 30's) and adventurous, and the fact that there were walking trails right on the grounds to explore the jungle was great. We also appreciate good food, my wife being a great cook, and the food was truly top notch with 5-star service at the restaurant. We are very picky eaters and have high expectations since we eat mostly organic, etc. Another nice touch to the resort, was the adult pool that was nestled at the top of the resort with a view and a little bar/eating area even higher up with an even better view. To sum it up, my wife said that this is a place she wants to return to spend a week just relaxing, reading her book, and getting pampered. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Like staying in a Picture Postcard"
Hotel Parador, built into the side of a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was a fabulous place to stay. The view from our spacious room was like a picture postcard. The Hotel was extremely clean and very well maintained. The staff without exception, was courteous, friendly and attentive to our needs. Roberto, who heads up the Tour desk, was especially […] helpful in both arranging a number of interesting tours and in setting up our private transportation at 3AM for an early flight from San Jose Airport. We were even served breakfast en route to the airport. The daily breakfast buffet, included in our stay, was sumtuous featuring much fresh fruit as well as omlettes made to order. The dinners served in the main open air dinning room, were of very high quality with excellent service. The Hotel is located within 15 minutes by taxi to great restaurants and nightlife. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Everything was fine except for the food. Preperation was not so great and the selection was limited.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pretty good hotel except for slow check in"
Took an hour to check my 14 guest into to hotel. Did not have the separate rooms as we had requested. Tried to put three coples into presidential suite and called it separate rooms. Eventually corrected the issue and gave us separate rooms. This process took an hour which was a very long time for a very tired group. Other than that the service was pretty […] good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is a beautiful resort with free shuttle to public beach in Manuel Antonio. It has a nice trail on the hotel property. Restaurants are nice with a great view of the ocean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"paradise at the Parador"
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at this beautiful well laid out oasis. The staff was very helpful. The free breakfast buffet was very good. Great location if you want to visit Manuel Antonio Park.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel and location were really good. The only thing missing a hot water outdoor jacuzzi.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming clean hotel with outstanding breakfast"
Hotel was Great. It really feels like a european villa. Friendly staff throughout, great breakfast included, spectacular views of nearby islands, several different pools. Great value. One day I went to parking lot to find my tire had a flat, 3 hotel staff (let by a nice man named Deydrin) helped me change to the spare and had me headed out of the parking […] lot in minutes. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hard to reach but harder to leave!"
What can I say, after most horrific drive from La Fortuna, I more than welcomed entering cocoon of comfort offered by El Parador. Right upfront I was offered cold towel and refreshing juice. Checkin was quick. Room had AC turned on since they anticipated how temperature would be on a day like that. Hotel has plenty of restaurants. Has neat gym and beautiful […] edgeless pool facing the Pacific. Monkey trail was nice because we saw sloths and white-faced monkeys. 100m from the property is almost a semi-private beach. We started all our days with hearty fresh breakfast. Staff is very helpful and genuinely caring. My family totally loved living there and capped off our very memorable vacation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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