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
spacious room, quiet location but need taxi to Manuel Antonio park. Tour for Manuel Antonio park costs $43 pp.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was great! The staff was very friendly and helpful! The room was really nice and romantic with a great view. The only downside was the lack of privacy for the bathroom and shower.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was so great! To start with true hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is well kept and comfortable. The pool was clean and warm and pleasantly not busy. The view from the hotel room was amazing! And the room was comfortable and spacious. The hotel is walking distance to a great beach that we went to twice a day. We also walked […] to different restaurants every evening but we like to hike...that walk included several steep climbs along the paved road. My only complaint was the food at the restaurant was pretty upscale (like the hotel) and we didn't eat there because it was too expensive. It would be nice to have a lower cost option for dinner at the hotel. Oh, also..,we got a great couples massage that was inexpensive and very relaxing! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay."
Very nice. Staff seemed to go out of there way to make everyone happy. The monkeys came up to our breakfast table the last morning we were there.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is a perfect hotel for couples looking for a romantic place to enjoy while in Costa Rica!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very Happy at Issimo"
Beautiful Botique hotel with good views of the ocean. Monkey cames to visit and were a blast to watch. One day we had 7 females all with babies on their backs. Rooms were very clean and functional. Staff VERY friendly and helpful. Only minor opportunities: 1) Service was sometimes a bit slow for my liking - but I can by hyper especially when I want […] to go tour the area. It was always friendly and helpful. 2) Shower knobs were not space apart far enough. When tuning in the water temperature, the hot water knob and cold water know would crash into each other. (Room 110). But, I was able to find a comfortable temperature. Also, LOVED the in-room hot tub. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful and great serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome couple getaway"
beautiful view, outstanding food, very accomodating as far as arranging transportation, great service. would definitely come back.Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a great experience at Issimo. The hotel had charm & character and the staff was exceptional relative to most hotels (larger & smaller). It's located on a hillside with exceptional views over looking the jungle and the ocean. It is not directly on the on the beach, but only a short walk to a quiet private beach. You'll find most of the hotels […] in Manuel Antonio are not directly on the beach, but a similar jungle setting with a short walk to the beach. The rooms were clean with large windows for great views of the jungle & ocean, and I believe all rooms have an ocean view. The food was excellent as we ate there almost every meal for 4 days, and the service was exceptional. You can tell the staff really enjoys working here, which makes the experience that much better. Alex, Jason & all of the staff were always pleasant and helpful. Overall, we really enjoyed our time at this hotel. It is small (I think only 12 rooms), but personal. For us it was an excellent value compared to other places we stayed during our 10 day trip. If we return to Manuel Antonio, we'd definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Place, almost perfect"
Rooms and views are amazing. Staff was wonderful. Do not expect a real beach view. Also do not attempt to hike to the beach from hotel....unless you are a very experienced hiker and tracker. Although rooms were spotless, the bed pillows (used for decoration) could use freshening, they had a musty smell. I would recommend as a great honeymoon spot. […] I would stay again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great for the price"
We had room 11 which wasn't what I expected. The view wasn't as nice as I had imagined and the couches were pretty outdated. Also, the bathroom is not enclosed, there is no door, only swinging doors. We had dinner our first night in the hotel restaurant. Food was good but we both woke up in the middle of the night with diarrhea. In the morning I asked […] if they had any rooms that were higher up and therefore had a better view. They offered to move us to one of the penthouse rooms for free on the 3rd floor (room #1). WOW, the view is amazing, wall to wall windows. We woke up everyday and stared at the view for a few minutes. Cons: again, the bathroom did not have a door. Shower was horrible. It would go from very cold to very hot about every 5 minutes, impossible to take a shower. Not acceptable for a 4 star hotel. That said, I would accept the upgrade to this room any day as the view is well worth it. The staff was great, very helpful and friendly. It might not be as nice as the Gaia, but you cannot beat it for the price. The hotel is not beachside, they claim a 8 minute walk but it takes 12 minutes and it's a hike. Take your shoes with you, you will need them. you can't drive to the beach, only walk. You better be in shape, the hike back up the hill is pretty hard. However, it is well worth it, the beach is gorgeous. Not a private beach. 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
"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
Nos gustó mucho.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Insgesamt war der Urlaub im Issimo Suites sehr schön. Ansprechende Zimmer, tolle Lage, aufmerksames Personal. Zu wünschen ließ lediglich das Essen. Das Frühstück war sehr überschaubar und die Abendkarte sehr knapp (4 Hauptgerichte) und sehr einfach gekocht. Nicht passend, wenn ich mir als 4Sterne Hotel sehr hohe Standards als Ziel setze!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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