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
"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
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"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
"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
"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
"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.
"Great time at Tabulia Tree hotel."
07/21/14 Mario A Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We had a wonderful time during our stay at the Tabula Tree hotel for the wedding of our friend's daughter. The room was nicely renovated and the ac worked perfectly. Our group, my wife and I really enjoyed this hotel. Mario and Ruth
"Staying in a Tree House"
07/19/14 joel1316 Pittsburg, CA
During our visit to Manuel Antonio, we stayed at Tabulia Tree Hotel and Villas. There are three in our family and we got assigned a Tree House (Tiki 1). A family traveling with us had Tiki 3, which was awesome because it had a door leading directly to the pool! The Tiki’s were great as it felt like we were staying in a tree house; my wife and son loved it! During our first day, while sitting by the pool, we sighted a sloth in a nearby tree! Who needs to go into the forest to look for a sloth!?! : ) They had great Customer Service, very attentive and they even remembered my name for the entire stay! The hotel is situated on a hillside so everyone’s gripe of walking uphill and lots of stairs are true. But it really isn’t that bad…. They are willing to take your luggage to your room also. There are two items that I would have to make note of: 1) the onsite restaurant will have a “party on Tuesdays (I think) and the music can get loud. 2) If you’re staying in one of the Tiki’s, the restroom is very small. The wall is very close to the front of the toilet, LOL. Overall, would I stay here again? ABSOLUTELY!
07/17/14 travelermom23 Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Hotel is not very fancy, rooms are average, but the grounds are beautiful. Lots of stairs, so expect a good workout if your room is up the hill like ours was (by the pool). Lots of birds and iguanas. Restaurant has OK food, but definitely nothing spectacular. One of the waiters, Alejander, was awesome, provided great service and always had a smile. They had live music one night which was very good quality; they had some vey good dancers that engaged the rest of us and we all had a very good time, it was one of the highlights of our trip.
"Lots of stairs and a few other issues but overall still nice"
06/16/14 Claire C Los Angeles, California
We travelled with a tour group, and this hotel was the worst of the 4 we used. First the bad....one lady in our group tripped going up the stairs as they are of uneven heights. She ended up with a black eye. Another couple had water leaks falling onto their bed and a few other places in their room. The curtains are too small to close completely, so be prepared to give everyone a free show. One of the couple's curtains even completely fell down when they tried to close them. I heard complaints from others about the shower design. The pool is not meant for kids as there is no shallow end. The lobby is slippery when wet! This is the only hotel of the ones we used that didn't allow you to serve yourself during the free breakfast. Keep this in mind if you're trying to get out of there for any timed tour because you'll need to wait in line behind other guests as each is individually served. The safes do not use a code but a key, so if you lose the key, you must pay them $120. They had a band or DJ playing until 10pm at night and we had to get up early for a tour, so this was very annoying. They recommended a horse riding tour company (Finca Valmy Tours), which turned out to be really bad because they do not pay their guides any salary and expect them to work only on tips. Hotels should be wary to recommend tour companies if they are not familiar with their policies as it can ruin their reputation to be associating with such scum. Now the good....the property has beautiful plants and it's not far from Manuel Antonio.
"Good for the price"
05/04/14 ConnieR Portland, Oregon
Stayed here 3 nights in room number 1. Overall a good stay. Quiet at night, good breakfast buffet, pretty grounds, clean, basic room. Just be aware that there's a climb by steep ramp & stairs to the rooms, plus about 50 stairs to get to the pool, if you're in the lower building. I'd not recommend for anyone with walking problems. The smoothie I got from the bar area of the Bamboo Jam restaurant was yummy! Lastly, this hotel isn't within an easy walk from town, taxi or bus ride advised.
"Poorly managed & overpriced"
05/02/14 David_in_KC Kansas City
This was part of a tour package. The rooms are clean & simple, phones but no clocks. However, the rooms start out at about 2 stories above the reception/office area! There is no elevator & no handicap access! The pool is about 4 stories up. The room air conditioners work well if you can figure out the remote control. The air conditioner has bright lights which are like super night lights & very annoying, however you can turn off the digital temperature light. The safety deposit boxes in the rooms required a simple key which you had to obtain from the office. They do not use the keypad & electronics due to the high humidity. The boxes are needed for you passports, money, & valuables, & were free as all hotels. However, in order to get the key you are required to sign a paper (blackmailed) that states if you lose the key to the safety deposit box they will automatically charge you $120! The key is a simple, low security key that should cost no more that $2-3 dollars to copy. The pool looked nice by the Jacuzzi did not work. The free WiFi was very poor to non--functional. We looked the room prices up online & it was $90 - 200; I might pay $40. The restaurant review is separate.
"Friendly, clean, quiet, easy to find and excellent value."
Right off the main road, Tabulia Tree was easy to find and had ample parking. The staff was not pushy and was very helpful. The restaurant food was great and the smoothie bar had tasty, unique smoothies. The rooms were nicer than expected and the air conditioning in the room was appreciated.
04/11/14 Alex C Vancouver, Canada
Hi there, i just spent a couple nights and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The grounds are well kept and the natural jungle surroundings are beautiful! The rooms are cozy and offer all the necessary amenities. The restaurant provides wholesome foods with a local flare. You can also get amazingly delicious smoothies at the Yummy Tummy smoothie bar attached to the famous Bamboo Jam! Close to Manuel Antonio park and the beaches...
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