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 Rooms are outdated for the price.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
"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
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
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...
03/20/14 Kate L Woodridge, Illinois
After spending three nights here, we began to feel like family. The staff is incredibly friendly (shout out to our friends Roy, Melvin and Johanna!) and the grounds are jungle-like and gorgeous. We had to walk up quite a hill to get to our room (there were steps also), but we had a lovely little front porch overlooking the lush greenery, and a hammock hanging right in front of our room. Authentic Costa Rican rocking chairs also graced the patio/porch. I loved exploring each morning (saw Blue Morpho Butterflies) and taking photos of the flowers and birds. The restaurant was a great open-air place to hang out with friendly staff to talk with. Johanna's juice bar was healthy and delicious. Breakfasts were typical Costa Rican fare with lots of fruit, pinto gallos, plantains and other specialties each morning and wonderful coffee. Very convenient to the beach and national park, as well as the fun little town of Quepos.
03/10/14 carlo678 Chicago, Illinois
I just read some of the previous reviews and am shocked by some of the complaints. This is a unique hotel built into a hill amidst the natural plants and trees of the forest. We stayed in a "tree house" built out of beautiful wood. If you are looking to stay in American chains everywhere you travel you will miss much of what is special about leaving home and experiencing a new culture. The staff is wonderfully friendly and accommodating and made us feel welcome our entire stay. The hotel is in a row with all the hotels from Quepos to MA - all located within a five mile stretch. The bus stop is right in front if you choose not to walk the winding road to the park, so I am not sure why location would be a complaint unless, of course, there was a particular landmark one wished to stay on top of, which in that case they should have booked in that location. The mighty internet is full of information these days. The hotel does involve walking up and down steps to get to your room. However, if a person is complaining about these steps I am quite certain they will not fare well hiking many trails in MA park, and surely will miss the vast majority of a mountainous country. Much of the charm of the hotel is the setting, so I am surprised steps would be something to complain about. The staff carries your luggage for you. For a minimally active person the steps should prove to be no problem. The pool is clean and refreshing with plenty of lounge chairs. The breakfast, included, offered plenty of choices. We particularly enjoyed all of the fresh fruit. Liquor is available in the restaurant/bar, which is also unique and made entirely out of tiki (teak) wood. Lastly, plumbing. We did not have any issues. Many parts of the world do not have the same plumbing as the US. If you are not prepared for differences, perhaps you should stay closer to your home where standard hotel chains are readily available.
"Beautiful hotel and nice people"
02/24/14 ChazMan42 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
My wife and I stayed at Tabulia Tree for three days in February, and we really liked the place. The grounds are beautiful. The swimming pool is well maintained and very refreshing. The location is less than a mile from Quepos and about 3 miles from Manuel Antonio NP, so everything is close. Everyone we spoke to who worked at the hotel were very nice and helpful, especially Gloria, who also spoke English. As you have read, the hotel is on the side of a hill, but as we drove down Route 618, "hotel road", it appeared that many of these hotels are on a hillside, so don't let that stop you from staying here. We can all use a little more exercise anyways. Plus, they carried our bags to our rooms because we had to run off on a tour when we arrived. The hotel restaurant was nice. We only had breakfast here, on all three days. Eggs were served to order, and you got toast, rice and beans and various tropical fruits. They also have a smoothie bar which we did not order from. There did not appear to be alcohol available for purchase, but I didn't ask. Missing from the rooms were a refrigerator and coffee maker. However, the rooms were very clean and the firm beds were comfortable. Stay at this cute little hotel on the hillside!
"Trying hard under new management"
02/21/14 canadakate_11 Brighton, Canada
We stayed three nights at this property located on a hillside along the Quepos-Manuel Antonio Road. It is much closer to the Quepos end of the road, but frequent local buses do not make this a problem. In order to reach the rooms, a series of steps must be undertaken up the steep slope. This was not a problem for us and we enjoyed the views from the veranda on our second level accommodation. We were a little disappointed in the lack of amenities in the room - no frig or coffee-maker, mirrors other than in the bathroom, no phone to reception for wake ups, nor a clock, etc. However a large corner wardrobe did provide storage and there was a safely box within this unit. There seemed to be a great variety in the rooms. Ours was large and had two double beds, while others changed rooms because they felt that the one bed was too small for two people and that the room was cramped. There is still a problem with some toilets leaking; we were fine as we never put any paper into the toilet, but some people didn't heed this request. To access the pool was another steep climb, but the pool itself was very clean and refreshing. There was an area to sit in that was covered and a nice place to watch the sunset. The restaurant was at the front of the property facing the road and provided a nice and cool area for breakfast or to sit and use the Wi-Fi with a cold drink in hand. There was a great selection of healthy smoothie options that were largely prepared by the owner's friendly daughter. For breakfast, eggs were freshly cooked to order and other typical Costa Rican items, including ample trays of fruit were available. The staff here and at reception provided exceptional service at all times. There is a monkey bridge over the road by the parking lot and this is where we saw a troupe of squirrel monkeys cross on our last morning in the area.
"hotel still under constraction"
02/18/14 bredychicago chicago
The location of this hotel is not really good 10-15 drive on public bus to beach. The territory of the hotel a run down and not pleasant. The 10 rooms was renovated and good size but toilet always leaking ( we did change 2 rooms, but was the same problem with toilet). The breakfast was poor. This hotel 1-2 stars , not 3. I do not recommend this hotel.
02/06/14 Wayne K Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Very large clean rooms - a bit of a climb -but it was to be expected Excellent staff -- Gloria is extremely helpful and very good in English Breakfast (included ) was plentiful and you could ask for cooked to order eggs and ham as well Nice pool -- but again a bit of a climb Ice was free at the bar - no problem getting enough for our cooler Towels were available for the beach Location is great for the short drives to the beach and many restaurants including El Avion and La Cantina BBQ in this area! and of course to the Manuel Antonio park All in all --a pleasant stay for 2 nights for our group
"Don't stay here!"
02/01/14 NBD2014 Dayton, Washington
We arrived as part of a 30 person tour group to spend 3 nights but moved after the first night. The place is terrible! The rooms are up a very step climb (approximately 100 steps). The rooms did not have phones, clocks, towel bars, toilet paper holders, coffee makers, ice buckets, and Luke warm water. When I asked for a glass for my roon the man washed a disposable plastic glass in cold water and handed it to me wet. Do not stay here! There are plenty of other nice places in the area. The staff went out of their way to try to accommmodate. I understand there are new owners and they are renovating. But they need to remain closed until they are complete. Our experience was very similar to a review from December 2013 and a month later no progress. STAY AWAY!
01/30/14 Michael C New York City, New York
The first of three locations during our recent travels to Costa Rica. The hotel didn't come up on the GPS, so we had to just drive toward the national park and hope to find which we did. Part of the adventure I suppose. The staff were welcoming and accomidating. You can find a decently priced standard "tico" meal at the onsite restaurant/bar for around $6-7, but the drinks are quite pricey averaging $4-6 a beer. You can't be affraid of stairs at this place. It's the only way to get to your room. We were upgraded to a 2 bedroom without kitchen or refrigerator. The main room had a tv and a/c. The second had a view of the pool, but without a/c. There was no water for the first 20-30min. There are no phones so we informed the staff on our way down to the bar. They said that they had been doing work on the grounds and will have it checked out right away or they would put us up in another room with water. It was running after we made our way back up to the room. The toilet was a little leaky and ducktape seemed to hold together the sink pipe. The shower curtain definitely needed updated, but overall gives you a slight feeling of the lifestyle. The front door could use a bottom skirt in order to block bugs from crawling through (it is next to the rain forest so some insects and animals are to be expected.) The bed was quite firm, but we still slept well. The biggest thing about the room is that the front door could use a more sufficient lock than just a push button. The pool is nice with a pretty cool, but small view of the ocean and trees. The beach was only about a 10-15min drive (Don't feel pressured to follow parking guys in the street, they will try to "order" you to park as if it is law but just wave "no" to them and keep driving, you can find free parking at the park or $6 parking down the road on some property through a gate.) A little more entertainment at the bar would make it more enticing to stick around in the evening along with better drink prices and readily cold beer (refrigerator didn't seem to work.) It was more about a traveling trip and less pampering so the place was pretty decent for us. It seems they are still working on the place, but is still good if you don't have too high of expectations. We had a whole travel package so we weren't paying per night. All in all, the staff were friendly, and the room was comfortable for a few nights.
"I've Stayed in Nicer Youth Hostels."
01/13/14 Futuremauian Bakersfield, California
I can't imagine who awarded this place 3 stars? It is billed as a new hotel. It isn't. There is simply a new owner. The buildings range from old to ancient. The best of it is a 10-room, two-story structure that some of us were assigned for our 3-night Christmas stay near Manuel Antonio Park. I was part of a group of about 35 people on a tour. This place was supposed to be renovated in time for our arrival. It wasn't, and they didn't notify the tour company. I was placed in one of the ten "finished" rooms. Some members of the tour were placed in un-renovated rooms that didn't even have water or windows yet. Our tour guide then scrambled to find those people other hotels along the road to the Park. Fortunately, places were found, but it meant our group was unable to easily gather for meals, drinks, etc. When we first checked in after a long day of travel, most of us asked for ice. The hotel had one small bag...for 35 people! We then hiked up the hillside to our rooms. They were large with two uncomfortable beds and little else. No luggage racks- our suitcases sat open on the floor. Poor lighting, no dressers, no phones. Windows that wouldn't close all the way, and allowed traffic noise. Not a single clothes hanger in any of the 10 rooms. Not even a TP holder in the bathroom. Just a roll sitting on the toilet tank. The soap dish in our shower was full of water with melting soap & wrappers from the previous occupants. No view, but we did have a decent patio with rocking chairs and the occasional iguana ;-). Fortunately, we had a good A/C unit which helped drown out traffic, and noise from the ceiling fan. There is a pool on the property, but we had to hike down 3 flights of stairs, then up a different 4-5 flights to get to it. No shade at all, so we used our rain umbrellas to get some relief from the intense sun while sitting in the water. The Jacuzzi didn't work (and probably never will). Breakfast was included at the on-site restaurant, Bambu' Jam. Each morning they asked "what would you like". Not sure why they asked since all they ever had in the kitchen was eggs. A small buffet table also offered bread, fruit, rice/beans, and once, potatoes. On December 26th, the water went out for hours. The hotel owner told us that it was out for the entire region. When we met the rest of our group (that had moved to other hotels) for a farewell dinner, none of them even knew about it. Hmmm! This hotel is located close to the town of Quepos, on a hill leading to Manuel Antonio National Park. The better hotels are on the other side of the hill, closer to the park. Many of them have spectacular ocean views. At departure, our tour guide said that this was the first and last time this hotel would be utilized, and he apologized profusely. It's hard to imagine why the hotel owners (who were very nice Americans) would allow their reputation to be destroyed, just as they opened. The employees were very anxious to please, and the hostess/waitress in the restaurant was very accommodating, but either they are operating without sufficient funds or simply don't know what they are doing. Not recommended! Note: El Avion and La Cantina BBQ are both great places to eat in this area!
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