"STAY HERE!! great place, great rooms"
My girlfriend and I were travelling by motorcycle for 9 days in Costa Rica. I reserved all the rooms through Hotels.com and had to go by the descriptions here. I thought i would add my own impression of each place. This place is so much nicer than the pictures make it out to be. It is close to all the activities in Manuel Antonio, shopping, food, and […] the park. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was just what I needed when first arriving to Costa Rica. It's tranquil setting in the middle of the rainforest was so relaxing. The service is great and everyone that works there is friendly and helpful. It's a short walk to Quepos and a short bus ride to Manuel Antonio. The rooms are large and comfortable. Shower is so relaxing and there […] is hot water always. If you're looking for a tranquil retreat this is the spot to be. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay Here !!!"
This place is a real gem! We had a huge room with new furnishings, a sofa, frig, microwave, and lots of closet space overlooking the jungle. While the hotel is along a busy road, the rooms are overlooking the back of the property which is the jungle. Nelson and the people at the front desk were helpful and great to work with. The hot breakfast was nothing […] special, but adequate and filling. The bus stop was a short walk away and was a 10 minute ride to the beach. Z, the restaurant next door was excellent and we ate there 2 nights. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I had an amazing experience. The absolute best service and facilities. I really enjoyed the service from the front desk staff (Jonathan and Javier I think. The two guys with hair were fantastic, but the bald guy was just okay). The young lady who served breakfast was so welcoming and kind. She didn't receive tip very often, but treated us like guest […] in her own home. The rooms were the best. So artistic and absolutely immaculate. The were very very spacious. I could totally live there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A NICE PLACE WITH VERY NICE STAFF"
The room was spacious, modern and sleek but had a weird chemical smell -- which is the only reason it doesn't get 5 rating from us. It seemed like maybe it had been painted or remodeled recently. That was the only quibble. The staff -- especially Javier -- were accommodating and helpful. He even spotted a sloth mother/child for us in the trees by the […] pool. And Z is a very good place to eat fish. This is a well run hotel in a beautiful part of the world. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfort, nature and excellent service!"
The hotel has great service, since the reception, information and attention to detail they provide. The rooms are very spacious and beautiful with great views to the jungle next to the hotel. Breakfast is good thou it could be better and bigger. And all I this for a great price!Genuine Expedia guest review
Huge room, nice bathroom, everything was very clean and in great condition. Stayed two nights, would definitely return if in the area again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel staff was very pleasant. As soon as I got there someone took my bag and led me to the reception. There check in was easy and then I was given a quick tour. The room was spacious, clean and modern. The breakfast area was very cute and felt like you were eating in the jungle.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Manuel Antonio"
The staff was great and the breakfast was cook to order. The hotel is about 50 meters from the bus stop. I would recommend taking the bus to Manuel Antonio. It is about 60 cents per person and it takes about 10 minutes. The TV is small but we didn't watch TV there anyway. Our room had a refrigerator and a coffee maker. Bathrooms are very nice. I would […] recommend this hotel as a place to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, great staff, best value"
I went to this hotel with my boyfriend. The staff was very helpful and the hotel is beautiful. The breakfast was great and a lot of food with unlimited juice, coffee and tea. The terrace where they serve it is incredible. The room was very spacious and had a great viewGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely natural setting"
Huge well appointed modern room with small balcony overlooking lovely outdoor breakfast area and natural habitat. The staff was very gracious. The lounge connected to the hotel was in a natural setting as well, and had live music. Great accommodations at a moderate price!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Modern, Tranquil, Comfortable"
We stayed 2 nights at Plaza Yara between Quepos (hot, noisy) and Manuel Antonio Parque. Plaza Yara is up hill from Quepos but you can walk to restaurants with live music if you want, but not hear anything but birds and insects from your private balcony. The local bus stop is 75 meters away and takes you to Quepos for the beach and open air market, or […] to the park for about $0.40 (in opposite directions). The hotel rooms are spacious, modern, tastefully decorated and quiet. There is a canister of freshly ground coffee, coffee maker, microwave and mini frig in the room. The lobby doubles as an art gallery and there is art hung in the hallways, rooms and breakfast patio. The staff were very helpful, spoke excellent English and provided useful answers to all our questions. The resident cat and beagle were charmingly friendly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel in Manuel Antonio"
We loved the hotel, loved the breakfast. The shower head fell off in the shower but should be very easy to fix. The room was spotless but they need to leave an extra roll of toilet paper. Overall I would definitely stay there againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Pleasant, roommy, excellent interior design"
Staff is very nice, rooms clean, breakfast is good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel, fantastic service"
If you want an absolutely clean & notably spacious hotel, this is the place for you. And the staff couldn't be more accommodating and helpful. The pool is lovely, and the rooms look right into a bit of rain forest. Unfortunately, not all rooms have balconies as the posted descriptions suggest. So if you want one, be sure to request one that has a b […] alcony. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice little property, super clean/friendly"
Close to Manuel Antonio, on the main road....not walking distance there or the beach. We had a car, so no problem. Otherwise grab an inexpensive bus, or take a taxi. Super clean, large rooms, overly friendly staff. Good value.Genuine Expedia guest review
Easy access to the central area of town and close to the beach. Park located in front of the hotel with large shade trees; nice setting. Clean rooms with air-conditioning. Beautiful hardwood floors.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is beautiful with a very nice outdoor courtyard where breakfast is served. Our room was rather dark. The TV was so small, we could hardly see it from the bed. The bed was not very comfortable - but we found that to be true of most places we stayed in. It was only about 10 minutes by bus to the beach and National Park entrance. Not knowing […] the area, we were surprised to find Manuel Antonio to be a long stretch of hotels. If you want an area to wander around and hit some eateries etc - head to the beach. We did eat at the restaurant here. Our dinner was very good and priced competitively with other nice restaurants we ate at. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful location, great staff."
The staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs. The room was spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated. Wonderful deck over looking the jungle! I would highly recommend staying here!Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed 2 nights at Hotel Plaza Yara last December. Its locations is excellent to visit Manual Antonio NP and nearby Quepos Mangrove boating/kayaking. Its studio room is huge and very tastefully decorated. The bathroom is modern and has a spa feel. It is the best hotel I have stayed in this price range. The monkeys came to the jungles behind the hotel […] at the breakfast and pool area. The front desk staffs were excellent, friendly, helpful and attentive. The hotel dog and cat were a hit for my teenager. The breakfast was cooked to order and very fresh and nice. The restaurant next door was convenient and excellent but pricey. The restaurant nearby in Gaia resort is not to be missed. You have to make reservation for that. It is the best meal we had in Costa Rica. Another low key restaurant nearby is run by local people and offer fresh veg from their garden. The arts in the gallery were enjoyable to view since it is right there in the hotel. We even purchased a piece. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"ideal for Manuel Antonio"
great location, recently renovated. clean and safe. would not have to have a car.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Absolutely wonderful! Couldn't ask for more."
This hotel, with its large suites, excellent service, lovely jungle view, immaculate pool, great breakfast, etc. made our anniversary vacation very memorable. It sets the bar high for hotel standards; I wish all hotels would pay as much attention to the maintenance of their facilities. Thank you, Nelson, for the lovely welcome and the excellent sta […] y. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"beautiful hotel, awesome stay!"
fantastic accommodations - the room was new, beautiful and super clean, the common space was wonderful (saw toucans while eating free breakfast). amazing stay!!!! would stay here again without question.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Terrific hotel very close (about 5 mins by car) to the beach. The room is really large (with high ceilings too). It's very clean and decorated beautifully - with colorful mosaic tiles, bamboo furniture and lots of natural accents like hanging plants, and water features. You can spot monkeys swinging in adjoining forest and the staff is very pleasant […] and helpful. We felt extremely comfortable. Thank you for everything! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice, small, clean hotel with a great breakfast. Javier and Nelson were very pleasant and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the Manuel Antonio Park"
It was a nice hotel, but the mattress was very cheap and the room is big and empty, not welcoming and comfortable. Not that we were in the room that much, but the TV was small and hard to see from the bed. BIG room and BIG bathroom. AND we did see monkeys the last morning we were there, while we ate breakfast. PERFECTLY located but no view of the o […] cean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful hotel, helpful staff"
Loved our stay at Hotel Plaza Yara. The staff was very friendly and our room very spacious and comfy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in Manuel Antonio"
Great room overlooking some wooded area. Very good room rate, great location, and very friendly staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Huge rooms, no bugs, great price!"
Being on the side of the mountain, I was amazed not to find any bugs, the room was spotless! It's the size of an apartment, the beds are comfortable, and the a/c works great. The staff is friendly and helpful, by far the best price of all the hotels around. It has a small fridge and microwave, very helpful when traveling with children. The shower was […] exceptional (no tub, though) also huge. The breakfast that's included it's a bit small, and the friendly bees where buzzing around, but it was tasty! We stayed in room #6 & #7, which are separate from the main building. I loved everything about this hotel, and would definitively stay there next time! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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"Hotel Plaza Yara"
We stayed in this hotel for one week. The staff were all very accommodating and friendly. They recommended tours and set them all up for us. We also received food, dessert and drink spot suggestions. All of which turned out to be great! The pool area was unfortunately under construction when we there, which was a bit disappointing. My friend and I didn't […] feel comfortable being there with several men fixing the roof. After a long day at the beach or after going on a tour a quick dip in the pool in the extreme heat would have been extremely welcome, especially because of the convenience of not having to travel to do it. During my stay it happened to be my birthday and my father called the hotel to have a cake arranged for me, which they obliged to do. The hotel itself is beautiful with enormous rooms, great breakfast and conveniently located. A block away is a bus you can take for 280 colones which is about 60 US cents. It will take you into Quepos which is the local town. It will also take you to Manuel Antonio which is where the beach and national park are located. They're about equidistant from the hotel, 15 or so mins in either direction and come every 15/20 mins until 7pm. I do recommend renting a car to get around because otherwise the cost of taxi's everywhere certainly adds up and walking anywhere at night is difficult. One complaint I did have was that once the cleaning service finished cleaning the room we can back to an unlocked door. Thankfully the area is safe. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The hotel was in the middle of everything"
The hotel was in the middle of everything, and close to the public bus stop. The bus was easy to use and very inexpensive. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly! Dillion, Javier, Jonathon, and Nelson were awesome. The breakfast was always good and the housekeepers were great as well. I can't thank all of the staff enough for making out visit […] EXCEPTIONAL!!! When we return to Costa Rica, we will definitely be staying at Hotel Plaza Yara again. I will also be telling all of my friends to stay there. The wildlife was amazing and came to visit many times. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A great hotel in an even greater price"
Great hotel. Nice clean large rooms. Nice staff. Highly recommended.Genuine Expedia guest review
"amazing place to stay"
Everything was easy. Helpful staff. Amazing, clean, comfortable room with wonderful shower/bath. Yummy breakfast. Monkeys hanging outside behind the hotel. Awesome. Great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"CLose to Manuel Antonio and sites"
Great place! Very roomy, great showers and monkey's seen in the morning at Breakfast. Would recommend for romantic or family!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel near Manuel Antonio"
Very nice. Helpful staff. Great breakfast. Monkeys sometimes around the beautiful outdoor breakfast nook. Can be a little noisy from the street and not walking distance to the beach or park - but easy drive or bus. Also great art gallery.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great value for money"
Were pretty lucky to find a vacancy in this gem! Low price, big, clean, modern flat-like rooms with an equipped kitchen that have space for an entire family. The breakfast was rich and tasted great and the staff was extremely nice & helpful! As for the location issue that was brought up in earlier reviews, it is on the road and not that close to the […] national park, we had a car so that wasn't an issue, but the bus station is really close by and that shouldn't be an issue to anyone. The only place I'm going to stay in when I come back to the area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Wow! We enjoyed this hotel tremendously. The staff was friendly and very helpful. They recommended a place to eat one afternoon and it was superb! The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The next time I go to the area, I will definately stay at Plaza Yara!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel for price!!!"
Just stayed there for three nights with my husband. For the price, everything was excellent. The staff was very friendly!!! The only thing that wasn't great was the mattress, but I can deal with that for 4 days. The decor was nice, it was clean, and very roomy. Had a little kitchen area with microwave, sink and refrigerator, great for snacks and drinks. […] The location was PERFECT, close enought to Manuel Antonio Park, and a few minutes from the city center (Quepos). Overall great experience :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Plaza yara was great. Had everything we needed. Spacious. Breakfast was great. Bus stop nearby. Javier was wonderful. The restaurant El Arado was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a reasonable price."
Not real close to everything, but we had a car so it was not a problem.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A nice hotel."
Friendly staff, and very clean rooms. Furniture and television were outdated. Provided a nice breakfast in the morning . Room was spacious. Overall, I would rate this hotel a 6 out of 10.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet but center of everything in Miguel Antonio"
WE are arealready planning a second stay for next year and using the Plaza Yara as the HQ. The room was wonderful...windows opened tot he forest full of monkeys, but the kitchen, coffee-maker(with coffee, sugar and milk...not the yucky stuff) was great. Good breakfast, nice companions...staff was friendly and helpful. Wish I could "clone" it for all […] my travel.Room service from SALT restaurant, which is rare in a hotel at this price. Good beds, TV and free WIFI that actually worked! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel manager Javier"
The manager Javier is very helpful and knowledgeable. The room is fully equipped with everything we need. The pool is a little bit small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and Scenic"
Wonderful location on the main road (but quiet) with the balconies facing the jungle. Some mornings squirrel monkeys and capuchin monkeys come visit. The breakfast area is also open to the jungle, and the food is good. The staff is terrific and helped us book a tour as well as giving us advice on others. We extended our stay because we enjoyed it so […] much! The restaurant next door, Salt, has terrific food and gives Plaza Yara guests a 10% discount. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Entirely satisfied, very nice place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Create hotel for family"
Huge room, new bathroom, Small kitchen, privet balcony with garden view. Bus stop across the street. Bus comes every 20-30 minutes, pries is 50 c.The bus goes to Manuel Antonio park and public beach. breakfast has 3 optional.. Very good pries. staff is vary helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
I really like this hotel. It's between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Breakfast was included in our rate, and they had 3 choices of breakfast meals, along with toast, o.j., coffee and tea. The breakfast area is in their main patio/dining area which, on one side is the forest/jungle where you can see monkeys, sloths, etc. ... very entertaining. The rooms […] are enormous! Very clean and pretty modern bathrooms (with a huge shower). All the necessities in the room (coffee maker, microwave, small fridge, and even microwave popcorn). And, forget about those packets of coffee, they provide a vacuum sealed container with freshly ground coffee, so coffee drinkers ... you will love it! Javier is soooo nice and accommodating, making calls for us, recommendations, and showed us where we can catch the local bus to Manuel Antonio or Quepos. Their office is in an art gallery, with some amazing art. We had carry-ons, so didn't have enough room for anything. There are two restaurants in the hotel ... Salt (fine dining) and a pizza place. Both were really good, and convenient. If and when we visit the Manuel Antonio area, we'd stay here again. Only thing that makes the rooms a 3, is that the walls are pretty thin and easy to hear your neighbors ... but nothing that ear plugs couldn't take cake of. Pura Vida!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great price for great hotel! Helpful staff"
We were at Plaza Yara for 3 nights in the queen suite which sleeps 3 people since it has a queen bed and a twin bed, and it had a kitchen area, living area, and dining table. It very much exceeded our expectations. The hotel was very clean. They offer free breakfast from 7-10am everyday. Their location is about a 10 minute walk from Quepos downtown. […] You don't want to take the walk to the beach or Manuel Antonio from the hotel since it is quite a hike and there are no sidewalks on the main road, but we found this was the case for most hotels that you would've booked. There is a public bus that takes you anywhere from Quepos downtown up to Manuel Antonio and costs only $0.50 per person and the ride is only 5-10 minutes. So I definitely recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to visit Quepos and Manuel Antonio park! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Two thumbs up"
This hotel was an excellent choice and I would definitely return! The room was very spacious, clean and well maintained. The staff was excellent, very welcoming, attentive and always eager to help!! Thanks Javier!! Only complaint was that the TV was too small (perhaps 20 inch), but hey with the beautiful beach down the street who needs TV.Genuine Expedia guest review
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