"Great location, friendly staff"
Good value for the price. The room was a little musty and dated, but the A/C worked well and the bedding was nice and clean. Great location and friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice location, helpful tour service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms were adequate and location was fine as long as you have a car.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Pros: Nice swimming pool and patio where breakfast was served. Cons:The room was small and poorly lit. There was no phone or hair dryer in the room. There was no view. The facility seemed warn and needed updating. Poorly furnished. Overpriced.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel - beware of making any changes though."
Great hotel, all went well until we asked to stay one more night, and were placed in a room different than what was agreed with the night clerk. (whom unwillingly eventually half admitted that he may have made an error) Oh well, just get it in writing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A more expensive hostel"
The room had 2 sets of stairs. 3 stairs to enter the bedroom area, a king-size bed, no chairs, one small table, a small "dorm-room" refridgerator, a TV the size of a computer monitor, one small wardrobe and no drawers. A small window airconditioner. The bath was tiny; a walk down 3 stairs to enter, a single sink, no counter, the toilet nearly required […] one to put their feet in the shower to sit down. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean hotel near great restaurants"
Hotel is near some great restaurants . The staff here are very nice . And all questions where answeredGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel suitable for back packers"
I would never stay at this hotel again. Worst hotel I ever stayed at. We had to climb down 67 stairs to our room and than climb up another 10 stairs to our room. No phone in the room to call front desk if you need any thing. Not enough towels in the room. The price we paid for two days was high for the quality. Water in the shower was cold on both […] days. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Pretty deck and pool area."
A strenuous hike to the beach. Hotel staff was friendly. Room was okay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cute hotel, just needs some new updates"
We stayed here because it seemed to be the nicest hotel in our pricepoint (about 120/night) in the area. It was just ok, but there were some nice things. The staff was very friendly, the breakfast is served out by the pool and cooked fresh for you every morning, which was awesome. The shower (in our room "E" anyways) was half open air, which was pretty […] cool. The pool was tiny but nice. This hotel has a lot of potential, but just needs a little updating and touching up. The light switches were filthy, the old sliding shower doors were kinda gross, there wasn't a real door to the bathroom, just one of those plastic sliding door things, which was broken and cracked. Those things were really all cosmetic, but the bed, whoa, was that bed hard as heck! Neither my husband or I got great sleep bc of the bad mattress. The hotel is very close to a bus stop that will take you to Manuel Antonio beach for cheap. IAnd walkable to restaurants and other hotels. The parking lot is tiny but sufficient and they have a guard at night. Overall our stay was not bad. If we return i would like to find a hotel on the ocean side of the road, and one with a softer mattress! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, quiet and cozy rooms....."
Excellent location....walking distance to many restaurants (across street, next door, etc.)....small convenience store across the street....bus stop 100 yards away. Very friendly staff, satisfying breakfast, delicious coffee. Pool area feels like being in a treehouse....beautiful!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel with rainforest ambiance"
This hotel had wonderful and helpful staff. Breakfast was included and was very good. There was a nice pool for relaxing but it wasn't too deep or large, it's more for lounging than swimming. The nice thing about the hotel was that there were facilities to cook if you wanted to have a group bbq. There was also a ping pong and pool table. The only issues […] are that there were a lot if stairs so I wouldn't book it if that could be an issue. The room was pretty solid and the shower was huge. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel room was really spacious. We were upgraded to the Apt which was really nice. The hotel is not at all walking distance to the beach. We had a car so it was not an issue as it is just a 5 minute drive to the beach. However, walking to the beach is not recommended as you have to climb a steep hill while coming back. Rooms were very clean and […] comfortable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I stayed at this hotel for one night and it was nice. The staff were super friendly and helpful, the breakfast was good, and the pool/breakfast area was very pretty. The entrance to the hotel looks very basic, but when you go back to the room and pool area, it feels like you are in a secluded area with so many plants and trees. The rooms are relatively […] large; the bathroom is a little small, but overall, it was a nice place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"good location with friendly host"
convenient location, near supermarket and national park not too far away. the area are full of great restaurants, spoiled for the choices! the owner are very nice and friendly. good breakfast and nice swimming pool :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
RegularGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel no vale el precio que cuesta, el lugar de ubicación no esta mal, sin embargo la comodidad del hotel no es la mejor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Bien muy bonito lugarGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Incredible Value Coupled with Authentic Costa Rican Experience"
07/22/14 Chad H College Station, Texas
If you are looking for a five star beach resort, then Hotel Mandarina is not for you. However, if you are looking for a nice, reasonably priced hotel that provides you with the true Costa Rican experience, then this is one of the best options out there. For only $89 per night (plus tax), my girlfriend and I enjoyed a weekend in Manuel Antonio that included free breakfast and impeccable service in an authentically tropical environment complete with wildlife. The staff here was extremely helpful, and the receptionists speak perfect English if lack of Spanish proficiency is a concern. They were also kind enough to provide complimentary beach towels in the case that you don't have room to pack any. Hotel Mandarina is convenently located next to a bank, convenience store, several restaurants and a bus stop that will get you to the beach in five minutes for only 285 colones (roughly 52 cents). As I said, it is no five star resort, but I would not have wanted to stay anywhere else. I will definitely be returning to Hotel Mandarina!
07/07/14 sandy941 New York City, New York
This hotel was a great find, and true value for the area. The hotel is perfectly located - close enough to the beach and Quepos, but far enough from each of their hustle and bustle. It's located in the perfect middle, near other hotels and restaurants so you don't have to drive. But you do need to drive, or get the bus, to the beach. But I think the area is better than the beach. The hotel was clean. You definitely need to be OK with stairs. And the pool doesn't get much sun. The jungle views during breakfast are very cool. The room was perfectly fine, but nothing over the top special. The bathroom was down 3 stairs. The best part of the hotel was Alexandria - she was SO helpful and so sweet! And go to Cafe Milagro for dinner. It was the best I've had in awhile - and I live and eat out in NYC frequently.
"Two Nights at Mandarina"
06/28/14 Fang7 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
We stayed at the Mandarina for two nights. The room was nice (fan and A/C both worked) and had a safe and TV. The bathroom had a curtain instead of a door, but it was fine. The staff was great and really helped you determine what to do when to make the most of your visit. We hiked to Manuel Antonio from the hotel early in the morning based on this advice - it was worth it. There were very few groups out yet, so the private beaches had no one or just a few people. Later in the morning and early afternoon there were A LOT of people, so we left to do other things! Breakfast options were also good. The pool looked nice, but we never used it. The "workout room" is 2 or 3 outdated machines, but an option I suppose.
"Great Quaint Spot... but the in-room Wi-Fi is spotty at best."
06/17/14 MadRod787 San Juan, Puerto Rico
We went to the Manuel Antonio area without any reservations. We tried a few places, but none were up to our standards in cleanliness or technology capabilities. La Mandarina was recommended to us by another hotel, classifying it as gay-friendly. The accommodations were comfortable, but the in-room Wi-Fi was spotty at best. You need to be agile as the only access to the rooms is via a main staircase. The breakfast was OK but I would have rather have fresh fruit juice instead of the packaged artificially tasting options given.
06/15/14 James R
We stayed at the hotel in May and we loved it. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the lady at the reception (I'm sorry I didn't catch your name!), she showed us where we were located in relation to all the main attractions and gave us a map. There were also beach towel available in reception for no extra charge. Our rooms were ready even though we arrived early and were all we needed for a very comfortable stay. We had to check out at 2pm but our transport was not booked until 5pm, the hotel very kindly stored our bags for us while we went to the national park in the morning and then allowed us to use the pool and shower facilities before we left at 5pm. Thank you for a fantastic stay, we will definitely recommend you to everyone!
"Our 2nd time and loved it"
06/01/14 Edwin S Chicago, Illinois
We stayed here 3 years ago and loved it so when we came back we booked this hotel again. The staff is very nice and knowledgeable. The rooms are clean and well appointed, although there are a lot of stairs. We went in the rainy season and there was a faint musty smell but not too bothersome. The internet was week but if you went up to around the office it was better. Breakfast was awesome.
05/26/14 cmr352 Vancouver, Washington
We arrived much earlier than check in time so we were given a place to leave our things which was nice. We were also given free breakfast which was fantastic after the long drive from the airport. The food and service was excellent! Our room was nice and the grounds are pretty. There were monkeys on our roof and above us in the trees!! Just a quick drive to the park and to the beach. I really enjoyed my stay here.
"We loved the Mandarina!"
05/20/14 Suzanne S South Lake Tahoe, California
We recently spent a week at the Mandarina and loved it. Its location on the main road was perfect for us. It is a short walk to the bus stop that will take you directly to the beach or to Quepos, but the rooms are set back from the road so they're quiet. There's a small but well-stocked grocery right across the street and it's a short stroll to many delicious restaurants (Emilio's Cafe, El Gato Fish & Chips, Cafe Milagro, to name a few). Our room had an extra bed we used as a couch, so we had a great place to relax and hang out. The A/C, in-room refrigerator and coffee pot with Cafe Britt coffee make hanging in your room a pleasure, but the pool and common areas are good for relaxing, too. Lorena, the manager, is a friendly, valuable source of information and tour bookings.
"Better than I expected- highly recommended"
05/20/14 KatSM12 San Jose, Costa Rica
I booked this place based on the fact that it had great value for its money, a swimming pool, breakfast and a good location. The place is somewhat hidden and doesn't show what it truly is like. Rooms are spacious, have great air conditioning and I loved the size of the bed. Great sleep quality!!! additionally the swimming pool is like in the middle of the jungle so you can see monkeys while you're swimming and relaxing. Loved it. One more point in its favour- Breakfast. They have a lady in charge of cooking a typical breakfast, includding gallo pinto, eggs and fruits. I would definetely stay here again- no doubt about it!
"Nice hotel and great service "
04/20/14 camigarces Barcelona, Spain
the hotel it's well located, although it's not a ocean view hotel, it's very closed to the town Quepos and the Natural Park Manuel Antonio, and it's walking distance from a lot of good restaurants and bars in the area. The hotel infrastructure it nice, and the rooms are very comfortable, but the best thing is the service, the front desk personal it's very nice, and I got advice and small favors from them, friendly people and very nice hotel.
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