"Great hotel for the price."
The great hotel for the price. Very rustic, but exactly what I wanted. My son, five years old, loved it there. They were very accommodating with him.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tabulia Tree Hotel and Villas"
Sticky hot water. Had to keep the bathroom door shut. Our room was fatherest even the hotel had many vacancies, and next rooms were in construction, so noisy from earlier in a day through out the day. It is located on the hillside so it is good walk ups. Not recommend to seniors.Genuine Expedia guest review
A nice vacation stay in Manuel Antonio away from the hustle closer to the park. The gardens/grounds were lush and well taken care of. The hotel was close to the beach. Food in the restaurant was very good and service was great. The pool was quite refreshing and had a great view of the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
the hotel is very comfortable, with excellent service. It is not close to the beach or the park. That is the one con. Overall, a very nice stay at Tabulia Tree HotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Costa Rica vacay"
The hotel staff were very helpful, friendly -- especially Oliver at the front desk. Room was impeccably clean, linens were changed daily. Air conditioning worked extremely well. Room was comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Totally worth it!"
We booked here as a bit of a respite from the cheap hostels we'd been staying in across the country. Within ten minutes of arriving, we saw a docile iguana come down the beautifully landscaped path leading to hotel reception--it was fantastic! The staff us amazing. Everyone was extremely helpful. Oliver speaks perfect English and is always available […] and eager to answer questions. Gloria doesn't speak English, but with my modest language abilities, she helped us arrange laundry service, which is normally not offered through the hotel, but she talked to the maid for us. Alexander served us breakfast in the mornings, and I truly never could ask for a sweeter and more accommodating waiter. And the morning breakfast was great! Coffee--excellent! AC in the room, safe available, beach towels I loan Dsily for no extra charge, and comfortable bed. Finally, it was close enough to MA to be convenient, but far enough away to be a quiet retreat from all the tourists. Overall, I was very, very pleased. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Affordable and basic property."
The hotel itself has the basic needs for your stay. Note that you are not paying for a high set of amenities but the basic ones. Standard rooms are small, yet they are equipped with A/C, TV and hot water (shower). Wi-Fi only available at the repection/restaurant. Nice and clean pool. Distance/steps to the rooms may be an issue to some travelers, keep […] in mind you will need to walk 80-100 feet to where the standard rooms are located. It may be a longer distance to "suites" and pool. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Terrible evretihing this hotel terribe Hotel staff TerribleGenuine Expedia guest review
"One night stay"
Helpful staff, they guided me to my room, very nice room, small but very confortable, bathrooms need to be updated but they were clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"This hotel was pretty good"
The experience was overall good. When we first arrived the staff put us in a room that we didn't originally pay for. It was an uncomfortable situation trying to clarify this. I payed for the standard room and got another type which I didn't like very much because there were 2 rooms; one had the air conditioner and the other a tiny fan. So one room was […] hot while the other was freezing. Non of the rooms provide a refrigerator as we expected except the Tiki rooms which are more expensive duplex types. The walk up the hill didn't bother us. THis was part of the 'experience'. After my persistent questioning about the room I should have received the staff kindly changed our room to the tiki room without charging us more. This was very nice and we were happy. Great balcony, very roomy with a big fridge. The breakfast was very good. I was hoping for pancakes every morning for the kids the rest was good. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I didn't enjoy my stay at all. The rooms r in the woods. Not that clean. There were animal's jumping on the roof in the middle of the nights. About 5min drive to the beach. I would recommend staying somewhere else. There r much nicer places in Manuel Antonio.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is nice, the service was super, the only thing I can say is that the bathroom does not have enough ventilation. needs a microwave. Everything else was fine for us. location, service ahhh the hotel is still going through some changes so I think it will get better and better, I will come back definitely I just hope they make those 2 changes... […] the hotel rooms where all the way up but we had no problem with it. Thank you Tabullia and to all the people who made our staying a nice vacation. they will help us with the tours I did not need to booked them ahead of time.. very pleasant environment! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as advertised"
The hotel was clean, but we found it very odd that the room we had provided us with a complete kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, but absolutely no cooking equipment. We asked about getting items to cook with and were initially told no, there were no cooking supplies. When we pressed, we were given a single small pot and small frying pot, but no cutting […] knives or any other useful items to cook with. Do not plan to be able to cook for yourself if you stay here. The wifi is NOT in the rooms, and the linens are not in line one would expect at a hotel that charges this price per night. Did not find that the staff was helpful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Poor condition and lack of furnitures /uncleannessGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Better Hotels in Area"
The room was not that nice, Shower had no shower head, literally just like using a straight garden hose. Every time you used the sink the water came right out of it all over you. The airconditioning worked pretty good though if you kept the spare room shut.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel but could use some updating"
Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are outdated for the price. Pool was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2014 and were disappointed"
The hotel at first glance looks beautiful - nice surroundings and units look like tree houses. However there are more than few steps (may be more that 30) to climb to go to your room. We were told there is a road that goes behind but a ride was not offered. There is no phone in the room and no room service so you are lucked out if you need to contact […] front desk. The facility is new and beautiful but not ready yet for rent. It was a suite with kitchenette but no coffee maker. Shower water flows outside and the whole bathroom gets flooded quickly. No hair dryer. Air conditioner was in one room only leaving my son sleeping in other feeling hot and humid. Living space didn't have enough seating or TV. Saw new owner at dining area who shrugged it off saying he recently bought this facility. No offer to help - except we got the WiFi connection to room the second day that was a relief on a rainy day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay!"
This hotel was great in every way! The rooms were nice, fresh and clean. The grounds were beautiful and we even had a family of 50 spider monkeys join us in the morning one day. The pool was beautiful and we enjoyed a nice sunset swim which was gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this hotel!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Falls short where it counts"
From the cold reception, to the dragging of our own bags up a nearly 100ft hill with a 60 degree incline in the scorching heat, this hotel has far to go to live up to its potential. Well appointed, but with a staggering number of stairs to reach the rooms, it is regrettably not somewhere I would comfortably recommend. The swimming pool is tiny and there […] is nothing by way of service. We stayed here for one night and moved to another hotel the very next morning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Highly Recommend it"
Very nice and friendly service. Rooms clean and beds comfortable. Amazing swimming pool with an ocean view.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location to see Spider Monkey's every mornin"
Great hotel with friendly staff. Breakfast was mediocre. Great location to see numerous Spider Monkey's around 5:10am to 5:45am every morning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Brand new and under construction"
We got a good rate because the hotel was still working on finishing up all of the rooms and amenities. Service was very good, complimentary breakfast very good, nice pool and simple be adequately appointed room. The rate we paid made this a Rey good bargain but if it became signficantly more expensive upon completion we would probably check out alternatives. […] All in all a "3 star" experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Me gustó el ambiente, quietud y silencio que permiten relajarse completamente.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excelente, pero muy caro el restaurante."
La estancia excelente general, principalmente por estar rodeado de naturaleza, nadie te molesta y se descansa maravillosamente "Camas confortables" ..lo recomiendo regresare!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bien las instalaciones pero mala.comida"
Buenas instalacuones pero mala la comida. Lo peor la pizza. Ademas la puerta del bano no funcionaba. Excelente servicioGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Esta bien por un par de noches"
El hotel esta bien para un par de noches. El personal es super amable y servicial. La infraestructura del hotel es un poco vieja y la distribucion del hotel es un poco extraña.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Estancia muy agradablr"
Durante la estancia el servicio fue muy bueno, todos muy atentos y tratando de buscar una solución con prontitud a las necesidades presentadas.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mycket olika rum"
Första rummet vi bodde i låg inte så högt upp efter slänten och hade bra standard. Det fanns bekväma stolar och hangmattor alldeles utanför rummet. Nästa natt var vi tvungna att byta rum p.g.a. någon annans bokning, och vi hamnade väldigt högt upp efter slänten, minst 100 trappsteg, och rummet var av äldre typ och bara lite renoverat och hade ingen […] utesittplats i skugga. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Muy bello el hotel y su naturaleza, pero muy alejado del area de manuel Antonio. Excelente atencion en el hotel, del restaurante debe mejorar.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotellet är mycket bra i gott skick. Vi trivdes här men om du inte har tillgång till bil så kan det vara lite problematiskt att ta sig runt.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Personal muy amable, faltan detalles de comodidad como agua en la habitación, vasos, espacio para extender la ropa humeda, epacio para colocar jabones en la ducha.En general bien, acogen las sugerencias, muy amables y gran disposición de colaboraciónGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel in ruhiger Lage..."
... an der Straße zwischen Quepos und dem Manuel Antonio Nationalpark gelegen. Die Bushaltestelle ist direkt vor dem Hotel und eine einfache Fahrt, egal in welche Richtung, ist sehr günstig. Die gesamte Hotelanlage wird gerade renoviert. Unser Abschnitt war bereits fertiggestellt, so dass wir von Bauaktivitäten nicht viel mitbekamen. Die Zimmer sind […] in einem guten Zustand. Alle Zimmer in unserem Bereich waren mit einem durchgängigen Balkon verbunden. Der vorhandene Pool war angenehm groß, wirkte jedoch etwas vernachlässigt. Das zugehörige Restaurant, in dem auch das Frühstück serviert wird, bietet nur sehr wenig Auswahl (hauptsächlich Snacks und Vorspeisen) zu verhältnismäßig hohen Preisen. Planen Sie sich Zeit ein, wenn Sie etwas essen oder trinken möchten, da die Organisation des Servicepersonals etwas Zeit in Anspruch nehmen wird (es gibt aber auch sehr gute Restaurants an der Straße in Richtung Manuel Antonio, teilweise mit Blick auf Sonnenuntergang). Hiervon ausgenommen ist der integrierte Smoothie-Stand der beiden Töchter des Hotelinhabers, die sich mit leckerem und gesundem Angebot ein kleines Taschengeld dazuverdienen und im Übrigen sehr hilfreich bei der Übersetzung der nur spanischen Speisekarte waren. Ein Highlight ist der morgendliche "Streifgang" von kleinen Totenkopfäffchen, die jeden Morgen ab ca. 5.30 Uhr die Hotelanlage auf den Stromleitungen passieren. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff Works Very Hard"
03/20/15 oldhousegirl Newton, MA
It is true from other reviews that the steps are difficult, but many other hotels in this area face this same issue since it is just a fact of the geography. They will take people up in a golf cart who have trouble (as my elderly parents did). The breakfast is mediocre, but the restaurant food for lunch and dinner is good. The restaurant staff really hustles to please you and cater to your specific requests. Overall the staff is very helpful. We were given a ride into town by the friendly manager, and the front desk staff made calls about tours for us and helped for reservations. The room was comfortable and clean. There are ants, but again this is part of the geography and people we met up with staying at more expensive places experienced the same thing. The stiff penalties for losing towels and the safe key are too much, but it scared the daylights out of us into hanging tightly to those things. Also inconvenient is that the pool is very high up and has no shade. The grounds are lovely. 5 stars for the staff.
"Tabulia to the rescue!"
02/19/15 LondonEnzo London, Canada
My husband and I arrived in Manuel Antonio late afternoon on Valentine's Day, with no reservations. We were just going to check out a couple places out that were available on line that morning. Ha, in retrospect, that was not wise. This place had a room available when we rolled in, but it didn't have a balcony to sit outside, so we moved on, hoping for the perfect place. Another big mistake. Nobody had any rooms anywhere and even really small icky places were sold out at that point, so we came back an hour later, panicked, hoping their room was still available. It was, phew!! As it turned out, we really liked it here!! No, I would not want to spend a week dealing with the daunting hike to the rooms, cart or no cart, but it's a pretty cool place for a night or two. The bungalows look pretty fantastic, I would have loved a night in one of those. Overall, I enjoyed the experience of staying on a cliff:)). The view is gorgeous, you can't deny. The windows in the rooms slide back for open air, so thats decent compromise to having no balcony. The Bathroom is a little worn, if that kind of thing bothers you, but otherwise room was nice. I thought the restaurant was cool, it kinda felt like a rancho bar with a big screen TV. Breakfast is what I expected when it's included in the room.....eggs, fruit, rice and beans, toast, juice, coffee. What's all the complaining about breakfast? The Staff were all fantastic...from the front desk to bartender at the pool to wait staff. I left my sunglasses at front desk just before we left.....kudos to the angel who chased us down the driveway to get them back to me. They were prescription...and Coach too, so thank you, whoever you are!:))
"Very very disappointing"
02/15/15 TeresaCostaRica2015 Kingston, Canada
We were forced to stay here by our tour company after a last minute bait and switch. There was one lovely man working at the desk, can't think of his name this minute, but he was very helpful. The gardens were quite lovely. The room was quaint and clean however it required a great deal of effort to go up and down the hill. The bed was rock hard and when I asked for some extra padding to be put on the bed the young lady, at the desk, said "of course" but of course nothing was done. The breakfast was inedible. We ended up going into town and buying breakfast the third morning, even though it was included with our room. The hotel is in terrible condition. I took pictures of the roof over the dining room and it is laughable, it is so bad. The three sleepless nights that we had here resulted in the enjoyment of my trip being extremely compromised. If I had it to do over again, I would have left my group and found more suitable accommodations for myself.
"They are working hard."
02/13/15 IrishGenie South Carolina
I understand that these are new owners and they seem to be working hard to improve and update the place...still....it is a little more rustic than other places we stayed for the same price. BUT perhaps the area is more expensive that other places. The rooms were adequately furnished and clean, have A/C, safe, no fridge, but we did have some problems with (friendly) bugs....hard not too in ecologically friendly tropical environment. We were at the top of a very steep hill that gave us great views of the lovely pool and pleasant walk down the new stairway through lovely gardens to reception. We opted for the golf cart to take our old bones back up the hill. It was always available just for the asking. Breakfast was the usual items of eggs, fruit, coffee, and rice/beans, but all staff was very helpful and trying hard. We did not eat dinner there but the menu looked as if there were choices of all price ranges. The biggest plus is that the hotel driveway is a bus stop on the public bus line Quepos-MA.
01/30/15 Rob L Frankfurt, Germany
Not the best place to stay in Manuel Antonio, very average hotel close to busy Street. Best day's of this place are gone as you can see at the not working cable car and waterfall. Pool small and without shade. Worst breakfast I've had in Costa Rica with little choice. Food overpriced (as at most places). At least rooms are clean and garden is nice.
"Worst of all of our Costa Rica stays"
01/13/15 pklonn Newbury Park
Bring your burro as you have MANY steps ( Of differing heights) to negotiate. Clean room but bath isn't ventilated so no a/c and no fresh air. Pool is even further up the side of this mini canyon. "Restaurant" is a covered area with limited food. Lise a pool towel? $40 each. Misplace your card to get the towels? $20!! Service staff very friendly and helpful but don't overcome deficiencies of the hotel. Tried to pay extra to move to another hotel but can't change with the tour company. A disappointing end to an otherwise outstanding tour.
"Cozy jungle life grounds, free wildlife entertainment!"
01/08/15 jb2186 Reno, Nevada
This was a great place, I am happy I booked here. The room was fairly basic, wooden floors, nice patio rocking chair, A/C, TV, no fridge. We had a friendly lizard in the room most of the time, he kept us company. The grounds were awesome, we got to see a lot of birds, lizards and monkeys! The staff was very friendly and helpful, wish we could have stayed longer than 2 nights! It was very close to the restaurants and beaches, the bus stop was right in front (even though we had a rental car, it was convenient to know it was there)
"A great experience in the jungle!!!"
12/09/14 AngelaOglesby Menlo Park, California
Sitting on the deck and seeing monkeys swing from the palm tree in front of you is amazing!!!! I was in awe the whole time we were here. If you have any trouble walking up steps don't stay here. I am pretty active and had a hard time walking up them. The room was clean with the necessity needed. Great dark wood furniture with a flat screen TV. The restaurant was opened for dinner two nights and breakfast was good! A walk to the top is a must-300 plus stairs but it is a must. The view is amazing from there!
"Lovely setting- but oh those steps!"
08/01/14 CashoCronulla Sydney, Australia
Located on the main road,this hotel has a lot going for it and a lot still to be done. located in Quepos-Manuel Antonio, it has basic budget rooms and more expensive rooms higher up on the mountain side. Unfortunately we had a bidget room on the lower level. From reception it was 27 steep steps to our room. To get to the pool, you descended those 27 steps, walked around a curve then undertook another 58 steep steps to reach the pool! Not for the elderly or infirm. There was a steep path you could take rather than the steps, but it was much longer and still very steep.The pool was glorious and had a resident iguana that was there for our entire three day stay. There is a cold water spa/jacuzzi, but it was not working. The pool location up on the side of the mountain was great for spotting birdlife. The higher priced rooms above the pool (even more steps) were being renovated, so a quiet swim and relax by the pool was not possible. The hotel restaurant (formerly called Bambu Jam, a nightclub), comprised a series of lovely wooden tables and benches. Food was basic with large helpings and not a great variety available. Breakfast was even more basic, rice and beans ( the national dish), watermelon and pineapple, and they would cook eggs for you and toast was available also. The rooms were noisy and being on the lower floor you could hear when the residents above came home at night or walked around the room. The hammocks were a nice touch. One morning we spotted a troop of the rarely seen squirrel monkeys which made all the privations seem to disappear. The staff were very obliging and hair dryers (to dry your clothes!) were available upon request. The beach and national park were quite a ways away and it was not near any other dwelling or restaurant. This may sound all negative, it's not, but it is not an easily accessible location, and there are better places nearby - albeit at a higher price. Wifi was available at reception, the restaurant and the pool area.
"We stayed in a treehouse!"
07/23/14 rdbenaim Jerusalem, Israel
Though the location wasn't ideal (not at all near the beach), this humble abode was a great place to stay. The hammocks were our favorite part. After long days hiking around and exploring, we'd come back, sit by the pool and read in the hammocks. As two post grads traveling around Costa Rica, this was the perfect budget hotel for us.
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