"Boutique facility in stunning location"
The rooms could use a little TLC, some things could have worked a little better, but don't forget you're in a rugged environment . . . all and all great rooms in an absolutely beautiful location with a staff who seem to care. With the view I had a sleeping bag would have sufficed. The beach is a plus though definitely a healthy and occasionally precarious […] hike down and up. Critters abound. The pool is perfect. The restaurant is the outdoor pool area, and while the menu is limited, the food is good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful rooms and views. Good service and the employees were very kind and helpful. Would definitely recommend this. hotel !!! Great Honeymoon trip to Costa Rica !!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing & peaceful stay"
Beautiful setting, excellent views of the ocean, nestled in a jungle setting. Saw more animals than at Manuel Antonio park.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Hotel Makanda was absolutely beautiful! We loved our villa and the spectacular view. It was very peaceful and serene. Loved the fact that it had its own private, secluded beach. Each day we were able to see the white-faced monkeys playing and entertaining us! An added bonus was having our breakfast delivered to our room each morning; very tasty! […] We would highly recommend this hotel to Honeymooners. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Views; Responsive Staff"
Pros: Our room was private with a small porch giving a wonderful view of the ocean and sunsets. Staff was very attentive to all requests. Con: the private beach was not especially accessible (300+ steps, I believe). I would strongly advise having a car at the site, particularly if staying multiple days, as the hotel is some distance from the town and […] steep hills make walking a less attractive option than you might think—taxis are readily available, however. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Makanda By The Sea Visit"
Makanda By The Sea is more than a hotel, these are private Villa's nestled in lush beautiful trees and flowers. Every Villa has a wonderful view of the ocean and the location gives you a morning view of many fishing boats going out. Your complimentary delicious breakfast is delivered each morning to your villa at your requested time. Meals prepared […] by their restaurant are equal to any five-star and can be delivered to your room or at the poolside/oceanview location. There are daily viewing of monkeys in the trees and an occasional sloth. There is also a panoramic view of the ocean from the pool. All staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Because of the privacy of the villa's, some do require several steps down the hillside. As the villa's are located high enough for ocean viewing, it is a hike to the beach. This is a very quiet, relaxing, great food, and wonderful service hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very Unique Hotel with Amazing views!"
We had a wonderful time at Makinda. The staff, location and facility was all top notch. Please note that this is not a 5 star resort of your typical fancy hotel. These are small villas each set up with their own breathtaking views and all the amenities you will need and more!Genuine Expedia guest review
We really enjoyed our stay at Makanda. We loved our outdoor patio, where we had breakfast each morning, relaxed in the hammock, and watched several monkeys eating in the trees. The pool was also nice and there is a very pretty view of the ocean. The staff members were great, very attentive. Would definitely recommend Makanda!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gorgeous hotel set into hillside"
Amazingly beautiful private rooms. Food in restaurant fantastic. Close to manual Antonio park.Genuine Expedia guest review
"10 Days in Mid-May. GREAT!"
We enjoyed every moment in Costa Rica. The locals were friendly, we never felt we were in an uncomfortable situation. The food was great. The Bavarian Dark was ok but the rest of the local beers were sub-par. On a a scale of zero to ten, based on value of the trip I would say it was easily an 8.5+. The hotel experience was a 10. I would recommend the […] MbtS to anyone who likes the ocean view, privacy, jungle setting, and excellant staff all in one package. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Relaxing Private Bungalow with a Great View"
I highly recommend this hotel. The room was great. We stayed in a studio room. It had a small balcony with a beautiful view of the ocean. The pool was also very nice and relaxing. Every staff member was extremely nice and helpful. You can hike from the hotel to a private beach if you are in good shape. It was a short hike but there are a lot of steps […] going back up. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for quiet out of the way vacation."
Loved the place. Great view .Had monkeys and sloths visit us and the staff was amazingly friendly and accesable but invisible until needed. Close to many fun things and beautiful sites.Would love to go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Most romantic spot!"
Absolute beautiful, view amazing, bed very comfortable. We went during"rainy season" and didn't know it. We were the only couple there and had the resort to ourselves, and the rain didn't bother us at all. Breakfast in the room-delicious! Randal down by the pool was a wealth of information and a blessing to our trip!Genuine Expedia guest review
This spot has beautiful views is very private yet close to lots of restaurants and shops as well. It has its own path to the beach but beware it is a bit of a workout I felt like I finished a Bikram class when I walked back up. Very helpful staff and yes the bartender is talented as advertised. Loved the room we did have to use a usb cable to use the […] intent in our room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
An absolutely wonderful place set in the middle of a lush rain forest. The staff was friendly and helpful in every way. They responded to every single request we had, and the experience was everything we had hoped for ... and more! We would definitely recommend this place if you like a peaceful, private, romantic setting.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful accommodations but service lacking"
This could have been a dream vacation due to the luxury facilities, however, we stayed at this hotel during the low season and due to the low occupancy rate we had the unfortunate experience of lackadaisical service from the hotel staff. On the night of our arrival, the night reception employee was impatient with our basic questions about the facility […] and tours even though we had never been to the area before. The next day he forgot to order an early breakfast order for us that we had put in the night before, which made us late for our park visit that day. The kitchen prepared a "to go" breakfast for us to pick up at the front gate which consisted of fruit and fruit juice with no utensils and none of the other continental breakfast items we ordered. There was no apology even though we expressed our disappointment several times. The following day they closed the only hotel restaurant (poolside) with no advance notice. We were disappointed about that as we had come back to the hotel for drinks by the pool that afternoon, but the bar was closed. Since we only saw six additional guests at the hotel during our entire stay, and the night clerk playing solitaire on the computer, we expected much better service due to the highly touted "personal service" promises on this hotel's web site and marketing propaganda. A beautify and magical facility in the jungle, but lazy service. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
defenetly worth staying in this place! we saw monkeys that we didnt even see in the park.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Immersed in the Jungle"
Its not fair that I came here after being completely wowed by Arenal Nayara. Overall the property was nice. Our room had a rustic charm and was complete with kitchenette. I would suggest a little updating. Definitely not luxurious. If you want privacy and seclusion, these free standing villas filfill that need. Room 9 had a beautiful ocean view. There […] is nothing separating you from the wildlife. Definitely for the young and fit, expect a lot of walking up and down stairs and across gravel to get anywhere. The pool is beautiful, even though we never actually used it. The food was good, and the staff was attentive. Breakfast brought to our room every morning. We ventured down the harrowing steep trail to the private beach. The trail is not well maintained, and takes at least 15 minutes. Halfway down we were greeted by a family of monkeys! The private beach was small and serene and completely natural. Hermit crabs crawled everywhere. The gentleman at guest services arranged our excursions and was extremely helpful and accommodating. Overall pretty good. Honestly, I will be staying somewhere else the next time I am in the area mostly because I would prefer to be closer to the beach, less hiking, and a little more luxury. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Makanda by the Sea Hotel - Costa Rica"
Absolutely fabulous! Spectacular setting, room was comfortable in every aspect. Will definitely return.Genuine Expedia guest review
Makanda is the perfect Costa Rican hotel... Understated Luxury. Each Villa is private from the others surrounded by lush rain forrest and view of the ocean. Monkeys were in the trees above our balcony every morning as we were complimentary served a wonderful homemade breakfast in our room each morning. This is the perfect place if you are looking for […] non-corporate, understated elegance that suits the surroundings perfectly. Situated between Quepos and the park, 5 minutes each way. I will definitely go back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gorgeous room and view"
The suites had such an amazing view of the ocean to wake up to. I thought the rooms were also very well maintained. The location was nice and secluded and close enough to very nice dining options. The staff were extremely friendly and the infinity pool had an amazing view at night. My only qualms were the menu seemed quite limited and a bit expensive […] for the area. Drinks also were overprice for the area, but I can say the service was extremely good and was never really wanting for anything from the hotel staff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Monkeys outside our room"
Stayed 2 nights. Room was beautiful, view was outstanding, location was convenient, pool was refreshing, food was delicious and staff were exceptional. We were visited on both days by monkeys who came by our balcony and curiously observed us. The pool area was lovely with staff providing great poolside service. We thought we would have used the kitchen […] facilities to cook a few meals, but we ended up having both dinners from the restaurant and they were superb. Breakfast options were excellent and beautifully presented to our room each morning to enjoy in the comforts of our own space and privacy. There is a private beach but we did not feel energetic enough to have to walk back up the steep hill, so we didnt go there. Staff were extremely helpful. They organised a parasailing trip for us which was amazing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is located very conveniently to different restaurants and bars if you have at least a scooter. It's quite a walk and an uphill ride on a bicycle to town. Otherwise, everything you need is on the grounds: pool, in suite kitchenette, small restaurant, room service. It is gated and has access to a private beach, though the walk to the beach is […] down the hill about 400 meters. The staff is extremely helpful! Wish we were able to stay longer. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a cosy studio with a little view of the pacific. Very private room under another apartment. Large property with villas scattered around, couldnt see them from our room. Great inifinity pool with a good view. Excellent food at the restaurant which do deliver to your room as well. Very helpful receptionist who called and arranged transportation […] and tours for us. Very recommended. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great service by the pool and fantastic setting!"
Makanda by the sea grew on me and we had a really nice stay and I would definitly go back. Upon arrival I thought it to be a bit tired and worn but the tropical garden setting (almost like beeing in a rainforest) and the good service provided by the guys at the pool bar made up for the minor issues I had with the property. We stayed in Villa 7 which […] lies directly beneeth the pool deck but to get to the pool you have to walk up several stairs and then down to the pool again. The view over the ocean and planted rain forest was spectacular and we saw howler monkeys, slooths and several tucans from our room and from the pool. The villa itself was a bit tired and could in my opinon use a makeover - make the kitchen area smaller, change the tiles in the bathroom, get a nicer sofa and put in sliding doors towards the deck so you can enjoy the view while eating breakfast. The decor is a bit dated but the room was spotlessly clean and the bed was good. The breakfast is served in your room which makes it a bit cold upon delivery. I would have preferred to eat it by the pool where it probably would have been a bit hotter and we could have eaten it outside since our villa did not have any chairs and table outside. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Das Hotel liegt sehr schoen, Blick auf das Meer mit Dschungel davor. Man ist mitten drin, Affen huepfen gelegentlich vorbei. Leute sind sehr nett, alles war sehr sauber. Das Restaurant am Pool ist etwas spaerlich, Fruehstueck gibt es nur direkt aufs Zimmer nach Bestellung - das ist nicht schlecht, dem ein oder anderen wird ein Buffet aber lieber sein. […] Internet im Zimmer gibt es mit Kabel, hat bei uns aber nicht funktioniert. Unter dem Strich: die kleinen genannten Maengel sind fuer mich nicht ausschlaggebend, der Gesamteindruck war prima. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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