Great hotel! Staff was friendly, room had a very romantic setting and happy hour was great!! Issimo has only 13 suites creating an intimate stay and not having to deal with a crowded hotel. Location is also great -- 10 minute walk to Playa Beisan. Would def recommend!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice and private, very attentive service"
It was the first place we stayed in Costa Rica. very nicely held and private. I believe there are only 5 to 6 suites in all. We stayed in the penthouse suite on the top floor. The view was great. You could see the woods and ocean in daytime. There was a jacuzzi and a shower room. The hot water wasn't stable though. They have live music on Wednesday […] and Friday. Free mojito was offered. The pool was nice too, half regular and half deep. You could see the ocean from one end. The hotel lobby was small and open, so if you were having dinner in the lobby, you can see the front desk, woods, pool, and ocean. BTW the breakfast was great, there was no where else in Costa Rica you can have omelette made from natural organic eggs! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Staff, Pool, and Views"
Everything was really great at this hotel. They treated us like they had been planning for our arrival, including drinks when we showed up, a bottle of champagne in the room, and a super nice and friendly staff. I highly recommend this place.Genuine Expedia guest review
"One of the coolest Boutique Hotels!"
Loved the atmosphere, the rooms, the coffee at your door when you wake up. It was one of the best hotels we've stayed in. The restaurant has great food. Breakfasts are really good, along with the service. The views of the monkeys are wonderful. It's an adult only hotel, they were very strict on that rule, as we were told before booking, that our grandchildren […] could visit us for lunch or dinner. But it wasn't allowed when we stayed, which was so disappointing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
There are a lot of hotels in Manual Antonio area, so I would try somewhere else. The hotel is perched on a cliff with good view of the forest and ocean. Nice sunset and wild life viewing. Good size room with Jacuzzi. Front desk would arrange all the tours you need. They tried to provide incentives. They gave a bottle of sweet wine at arrival, free room […] service of coffee each morning. It does have many potentials, so I feel bad that they didn't get the fundamentals right. Too bad that I feel the management hasn't gotten everything working togehter just right yet. The food quality left more to be desired, so you would be better off eating somewhere else. On the second day, our toilet is clogged, the sink has slow drain, and the Jacuzzie's hot water has very very slow flow, so the water can't be hot enough. The house keeping service is slacking. I don't typically need housekeeping much. However, they provided free room service coffee tray in the morning, so it has to be picked up or bugs are coming. The trash can is so small that it needs to be emptied every day. Often after a whole day of activities, we returned to the room undone in late afternoon. We had to ask them to get it done while we were out for dinner. We saw staff working all day, but accomplished little, so I think they really need to work on process and procedures to streamline things and increase productivities. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great "Private" Hotel w/ view (no kids allowed)."
This is a "boutique hotel" done right. Staff is great at exceeding needs. We stayed in Room 107 for 8 nights right before Thanksgiving. Almost everything was perfect. The view from room was great w/ a good view of the ocean in the distance. After seeing baconies available in other rooms, I can safely say that 107's is the best, both spacious & private. […] Others may have better views, but some, small or not very private above us. Everything in room was great except the bath. Bed was very comfy, AC worked well, had a sm.fridge, walk in closet w/ shelving, safe, fresh coffee every morning, free breakfast (which is quite good), bidet, rock lined shower, 2 couches, a desk/chair, and a large jacuzzi tub, which for some reason could barely muster up warmish water. The shower temp was consistently great, but couldn't get the tub temp to ever come up. This hotel, is a drive or bus ride into town away. Walking is not a realistic option. They said there is a beach to walk to, but it looked far. Less than a half a kilometer from the hotel is a dirt road right down to a beautiful beach (4x4 recommended). This was a better option for us. There is only one restaurant at this hotel, with a limited menu, but it seems to fit a variety of needs well, & the food is good. Room service is also FREE here :) The pool area is small, but very nice. Sm.infinity pool gives a great view over the jungle at the ocean. No kids, great hotel, great setting, Had monkeys on our balcony! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Full of nature"
We stayed a regular room, not a royal suite but it was very clean and full of hospitality. Tons of rose on the bed and bathtub, welcome champagne bottle, and jaccuzi in the room. Between the hotel and the sea, there is a deep forest, and in the morning, we were a able to see some monkeys on the trees. The restaurant is ok level, seafood pasta was too […] salty for me. Only one thing I did not like was the location of the hotel. It is in the mountain and far from the town. You need to drive 15-20min from Quepos. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, Great Staff, Great Service"
The staff and service at Hotel Issimo went above and beyond my expectations. It's a great location, walking distance to beaches, fabulous views just from the hotel and minutes away from Manual Antonio beach centre. We had dinner on our last night at the hotel and everything was delicious. During the breakfast hours, several monkeys would come down on […] the breakfast area and parade around as we all took pictures of them. I plan on coming back again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is absolutely incredible. The hotel staff was exceptional, and I'm very well traveled. The views, rooms, location, everything was exceptional. Had been in 3 other places in CR, and this was by far the best hotel we stayed in!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Romantic getaway and travel with friends"
The hotel met & far exceeded our expectations! The room was extremly large with the most comfortable beds (made me want to change my new matress when I got home). Had a spectacular view of the jungle/ocean from our room. The food at the hotel was delicious as was the hospitality of the staff! Will recomended this place to all my friends traveling without […] children! (no children allowed per hotel policy) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Romantic, but bring a good map, or GPS"
Gorgeous room! Very spacious & romantic. Good breakfast, & loved that they brought coffee to our door every morning. The only disappointments are that they charged for breaking a glass from slipping on the shag throw rug in the room, & they gave poor directions to places like the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic hotel for anniversaries and honeymoons!"
Came for a 2-day visit to celebrate wedding anniversary with my wife. Hotel is very nice and well kept, and without a doubt has one of the best views in Manuel Antonio. Hotel staff is very friendly and food and tour prices are very accesible. The only downside I would say has to be the quality of the food, which is plain (I wouldn't say it's bad, but […] it's not tasty) with the exception of the cheesecake (it was INCREDIBLE!!), and the time needed for room service is simply HORRIBLE... Both nights had room service (which is free BTW) but both took well over an hour to show up at our room (even though one night was only a ceviche and a slice of cheesecake). The hotel is 100% children free (no one under 12 years old is allowed in the premises) so it's very tranquil. Beach access requires walking at least 10 minutes, including a 5 minute off-road hike, but the area is safe and enjoyable. Overall I'd definitely recommend for couples looking for a romantic, secluded getaway, but if you can rent a car to get around to restaurants and other local spots, I'd definitely recommend. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Was a wonderful place and wonderful service. The restaurant is excellent in that the food is very good and they will even make off menu items if you ask in advance. I asked for a whole red snapper fish and they did it special and at a reasonable price. Wonderful people. The views are amazing. There was a Sloth living in the tree right outside our room […] balcony!! located next to the only secluded beach with known snorkling spot and lots of fish. Also a short walk to the public beach. The only down side is that the bed mattresses are not very comfortable. So if you are a delicate sleeper then the mattresses may keep you up from discomfort. Found this to be the case in two rooms. They need to get better quality mattresses and is the reason for the 3 rating on comfort. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great getaway for couples!"
Wonderful experience! This hotel is made for couples. No children under 16. The staff was very friendly and helpful (most of them speak english). Comes with a free, daily breakfast buffet that includes pancakes and fresh fruit. They have daily specials on lunch, dinner, alcoholic beverages, and massages. The hotel is near a remote beach and not too […] far from any of the restaurants and the small town of Quepos. We had daily visitors for breakfast (monkeys if you get up early enough, which you will if you do any of the tours). When I return for another visit to Costa Rica I will stay at Issimo Suites again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No better place to stay"
The friendliest staff ever! Cleanest, best rooms, great pool, great food. Very romantic place to stay! So highly recommended by me! Amazing view from the dining area overlooking the ocean and the mountains. Everyone speaks English and makes you feel right at home. Reasonable prices. Great freedom and near the beach, a very private beach that's awes […] ome. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great views but needs serious updating"
I don't normally write reviews but am doing so for this one as I didn't feel the hotel was particularly good value for money. We went to Issimo for a luxury stay at the end of our honeymoon in Costa Rica. There were some good things about the hotel - the view from the honeymoon penthouse room was amazing from the floor to ceiling windows, the room was […] spacious and clean, and the jacuzzi was good too. The staff were also attentive and friendly. However, given the price of the hotel we felt that they needed to do some serious updating. For example the shower was pretty pathetic, very old and in dire need of replacing. It wasn't clear which was the cold or hot taps as the water coming from both was often luke warm, and some of the lightbulbs in the room didn't work. The pool was nice and deep, but wasn't cleaned particularly regularly which is a bit off-putting when there are lots of insects floating about. There was also a lot of noise from the nearby kitchen which doesn't make for a relaxing time by the pool! These aspects weren't really acceptable for the kind of hotel it seems to advertise itself as, they need to spend some money on the place to update it and remember that guests choose adult-only hotels for some peace and quiet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as expected."
When we first arrived, they didn't realize we were checking in even though our check in date was correct. We had to wait 20 minutes in their lounge so they could get a room set up. The room that they set up was not the room that I booked through hotels.com. It was an open honeymoon suite in the basement of the building. The room was very old - and […] not as well kept as the rest of the hotel. I asked for a refund or discount because it was not what I booked but they declined. The photos of this hotel on hotels.com make it look a lot nicer than it is. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Outstanding jungle retreat with amazing view !"
Best of our hotel experience on Costa Rica! Staff make you fell like in 5star hotel even it is not. Our room 108 had Exellent view over the ocean and the jungle . The owner gave showed us the President suit - luxurious stylish and good for private parties like weddings . Breakfast was modest ,but enough for not super pretensious people ;). Great spa […] experience . And we are traveling regularly to places like Thiland and Bali so kind of having comparing point .The room was clean ,big ,high ceilings ,good aircon,monkeys and Tocan birds around to be seen !!We will return ! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Looks better than it is"
Not worth the money, even with a room upgrade and discounted meals.Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a very nice stay (3 nights). We had a junior suite and a very nice view of the beach from our bay window. The room was great and spacious. The mattress was very comfortable and the room was equipped with a nice jacuzzi. The only disapointment were the breakfast which was very basic (cheap bread, rice and beef) & the bad surprise we got from the […] laundry rate (45$ for a full grocery bag). I manage to lower it to 35$ with a bit of complaining. We discovered that laundry rates are by item which makes absolutely no sense. I have suggested that the price should be according to rates. Other then these minor details we had a great stay and would recommend it to anybody who wishes to stay in Manuel Antonio. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel for a couples break..."
We enjoyed our 3 days in the hotel and were grateful for the upgrade upon arrival. The hotel was close to the beach and Manuel Antonio park with plenty of eating options either at the hotel or in the park. As with other reviews the service was not quite as polished as other places, but it was compensated with the friendliness of the staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good but .."
Great location and spacious sweets with great views. A little cheesy for my liking but can understand why people may like it as a honey moon location. Main issues were the staff were frankly anywhere between tolerating the guests and rude and the food was very average (however, this was a bit of a trend in Costa Rica).Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for couples. Possibly overpriced."
Nice and inviting dining terrace, pool and the spa.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room was fantastic. Also convenient for access to a small beach nearby, although quite a steep climb getting back to the hotel. A taxi to the national park will cost approximately $10 each way (November 2012). Some of the staff are friendly, however, the overall service is not as polished as experienced in other hotels in Costa Rica - nothing major […] though i.e. menu orders incorrect, broken appliances not fixed, food not as high quality Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The people were wonderful. They helped us with any questions we had. Beautiful place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice intimate hotel"
The hotel is gorgeous with beautiful views of the ocean. Staff are very friendly and take interest in trying to teach fundamentals of Spanish to you. We dined in the on site restaurant and the food quality was excellent. The blackened tuna was amazing. I had the steak and asked for it medium and it was raw...I did not send it back but another customer […] at a different table had the same experience and he sent his back. The next morning asked for egg whites only...was presented with scrambled eggs with both yolks and whites. just small complaints. Portion sizes were good and taste was amazing!. Only a few complaints with the hotel itself. 1) water in shower was a game of cat and mouse...it fluctuated between cold and burning hot during a shower. Try as we might, we just old not find a happy medium. 2) items in room were not replenished regularly....we ran out of body wash/shampoo, came close to running out of toilet paper. What they do well.....1) champagne on ice on arrival (although the cherries in the champagne glasses were unedible as ants had gotten into them), 2) coffee delivered to your door every morning, 3) friendly staff, 4) gorgeous views from penthouse 104, 5) small and intimate hotel, 6) towels at front desk to take to beach, 7) small coffee packets given at check out to remember them the next day, 8) decent menu prices in restaurant. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hôtel à rafraîchir style trop ancien pour un 4 étoilesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Très bel hotel une vue exceptionnelle sur le Pacifique Le restaurant est bon La chambre est magnifique avec une vue imprenable la salle de bain est sublime Les 2 petits points négatifs c'est le matelas trop souple ( mais ça c'est mon avis ) et un peu de bruit dans le couloir car on avait une chambre proche du restaurant . L'hôtel est aussi très bien […] placé pour visiter la parc Manuel Antonio 10 minutes de voiture Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wunderschönes kleines Boutique Hotel, ruhig gelegen und nah zu den Stränden. Zimmer mit Blick über die Bucht von Manuel Antonio mit Balkon, Dusche und Whirlpool. Sehr bequemes und weiches Bett. Toilette und Ankleideraum separiert. Leider viel zu kleiner und (einziger!) viel zu niedriger Spiegel über dem Waschbecken, sodass man davor auf die Knie gehen […] muss. Dürftiges Frühstücksbuffet nur mit Reis und Bohnen, Eiern und ein paar Früchten. Sehr freundliches Personal. Mit ein paar kleinen Verbesserungen wäre es perfekt. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relax en Manuel Antonio"
Hotel tranquilo. Servicio muy amable. Vistas preciosas al pacifico. Desayuno muy bueno. Habitacion comodisima y grande.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
El hotel cuenta con habitaciones muy amplias y cómodas además que las habitaciones cuentan con frigobar y microondas para que puedas guardar tus alimentos además de que en todo hotel puedes apreciar la vista al mar, sin embargo no cuenta con playa privada y tienes que caminar aproximadamente 15min (700mts) para llegar a una playa publica.Por otro lado […] no cuenta con Wifi en todo el hotel solo en las partes comunes como alberca y restaurante. Para ir a la playa es recomendable utilizar zapato cómodo ya que se camina sobre piedras en ciertos puntos. En caso de que quieras salir a comer a algún lugar o bien ir al supermercado debes tomar un taxi o caminar durante 20 min por una colina hasta llegar a la carretera principal. La atención que brindan los empleados es buena pero es un poco tardado el servicio del bar y del restaurante además que cuando llegas no te ayudan con tu equipaje al igual que cuando vas de salida. Sin embargo los empleados son de gran ayuda para guiarte cuando vas a salir de paseo. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fin beliggenhet - fantastiske rom"
Et topp hotell nær byen uten støyen fra sentrum. Rommene var pyntet med friske kronblader fra blomster hver dag! Midt i naturen med masse dyreliv. Vi fikk besøk av dovendyr og white face monkeys til frokost :) 10 minutters gange fra to strender (Playa Manuel Antonio i tillegg til en liten fredelig lokal strand).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"ottima posizione panoramica"
siamo stati molto bene e non ci ha deluso in niente anzi ci hanno sorpreso con un bel cesto regalo e con la bella decorazione del lettoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
muy buena pero deberian aceptar familias. Si mi habitación tenía tres camas por qué es únicamente adultos? aunque sea mayores de 12 añosGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for romantic getaway"
A very nice hotel, great rooms and views are amazing. About long to the beach, but once you get there it is gorgeous and almost no other people there. And hardly any hotels in Manuel Antonio is beachfront anyway. Service was great as well. Would definitely stay here again if I come back to Manuel Antonio.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
MagnifiqueGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Observación de monos desde la habitación"
ExcelenteGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel romantico y bien antendido"
Deberian mejorar la señal WIFI y el desayuno. Lo demas es estupendoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice, romantic hotel for couples only"
Nice, romantic hotel for couples only, for couples only, romantic settingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Super Lage, tolle Leute"
Mir hat der Aufenthalt im Issisimo Suites sehr gut gefallen. Neben der ausgezeichneten Lage, dem super Zimmer waren auch die Angestellten sehr freundlich. Ich kann es nur weiterempfehlen!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Habitaciones amplias, con bonitas vistas."
El hotel está bien ubicado si vas con carro. Las habitaciones son muy amplias y la bañera con hidromasaje incluida la habitación se agradece. El desayuno es correcto pero la cena a nuestro gusto con un menú limitado y platos no especialmente apetitosos.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Un pedazo de paraíso."
Haberme hospedado en este hotel ha sido una experiencia inolvidable, el personal ha sido sumamente amable y atento, las instalaciones impecables.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Die Zimmer sind renovierungsbedürftig. Toilette ist offen zum Zimmer und erlauben null Diskretion.Genuine Expedia guest review
Todo genialGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK Hotel. But no luxury or private beach"
We stayed in Issimo for 1 week. Our expectations were high due to all the nice comments, but we were in for a small surprise. We have travelled a lot, and we have never complained about any hotel or even hostels. We also stayed in Costa Rica in far less expensive hotels, but this time we thought it would be helpful for others to tell about our experiences: […] The positive things: The hotel has a nice place in the hillside with excellent view over the pacific and rainforest. The rooms are nice, also with panoramic views. There is a small but nice pool area. The negative things: There is no private beach, they have private BEACH ACCESS. This is quite misleading on the hotel add. The beach is nice enough, but the public beach is far better. The breakfast buffet is quite sad, with few options. They dont´t have orange juice as an option?? We even got the message from the waitress one day that they were out of bread!!!?? Is that what they call luxury?? The all over impression of service was not good. The different receptionists didn´t cooperate, and we had two occasions were they had lost keys to the safe or to the door. They found the keys finally, but in the meantime we were suspected for having lost them. The spa is actually ONE small room where you get massage. The massage is though quite nice:) The concluison: this is NOT a luxury hotel, but nice enough. But we still think that you don´t get value for your money in this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderfull hotel. Staff is friendly and helpfull, room is clean, delicious variety of breakfast, bonus - coffee every morning. Even on the balcony of your room you will not be bored. Ocean view, hummingbirds, monkeys, night sounds of the jungle ... you come in Manuel Antonio to get these impressions, aren't you? There are not many hotels where the reality […] is better than the beautiful brochures. Of course, some people may not like that there isn't parking for cars, that it's too hard to walk in these hills, that the same menu for lunch, that the stores are too far, that you can not rest with their children in this hotel... We traveled without children, lived for 4 days, walked mostly downhill, along the scenic road to the town beach, was meeting monkeys, sloths, squirrels and birds , everyday we spent time on the beach or on the national park and returned to our hill by bus. Everything was just perfect. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was great! Service was excelent... search for "Gato" de bartender at the by the pool bar, he will make you feel just like home and will give you great tips for restaurants, night life and must see spots in the area. Local guy with lots of experience. Amenities were awesome, rooms wer incredible, comfortable pool and an amazing view!!! I really […] recomend any one (with no kids) to stay at this hotel. No kids is a perfect policy, since the hotel is perfect for a relaxation retreat. SPA is a must!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ein Traum auf zwei Etagen mit Whirlpool!"
Insgesamt der erhoffte Aufenthalt! Die Penthouse-Suite ist einfach der KNALLER. Alle Wünsche erfüllt!!! Lediglich das Abendessen war nicht adäquat zur Suite! Wenn ich schon erstklassig wohne... dann bitte auch entsprechendes Essen!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Una estancia muy tranquila"
La estancia fue muy tranquila , la habitacion muy espaciosa y el personal muy agradable. Lo unico negativo es la humedad pero creo que es inevitable por el tipo de clima.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"TRANQUIL, ROMANTIC, HOTEL FOR COUPLES"
A GREAT 12 ROOM BOUTIQUE HOTEL FOR ROMANTICS ON THE HILLS OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN AND RAIN FOREST, THE PENTHOUSE SUITES ARE AMPLE, CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, AND NICELY APPOINTED IN RUSTIC TROPICAL DECOR, THE BEDS AND BEDDING IS OUTSTANDING,THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY, ATTENTIVE AND HELPFUL .... EXCELLENT BREAKFAST INCLUDED ...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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