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Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a well-traveled person. We stayed at four different accommodations while in Costa Rica. This hotel was one of my favourites. I really enjoyed the staff there - they were very helpful! Our room was clean and even though we were supposed to only have a garden-view room, we still were able to see the ocean well in our...

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

CJWitten, thank you very much for your kind words. We will take your words into consideration for the breakfast options. We hope to see you again here.

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a room in Sept, 2016, but had to cancel in Oct. I was told I would get a full refund of $900 Canadian, and it would be put back on my master card. It is now Jan 8th, 2017, and it has still not happened, although I have contacted them numerous times,.I still do not have my refund!!...

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

Short answer is: No, we are not. We are tully sorry, as we told you on the phone, that you have not received your money yet. Change in personnel + bank denning our request two times have slowed us down. For now, we have issued the request to refund your money to the bank yet again. It is way more...

devon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DONT GO HERE, look at my pictures, when we arrived we were shown to a room (25)with a faulty toilet,"oh we knew about that do you want to be moved to another room" actually we didnt want to but were persuaded, now no 23 didnt have the view, we commented that the pool was dirty. we asked reception whats on...

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

We are sorry that you had this bad experience. Sadly, things do break up. As you decribed, we tried to make it right for you, even offering a different room to fix the problem with the first one. As for the menu options, we do have Veggie options, and we are even oppening a new ALL VEGGIE restaurant in 3...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price was overvalued, there are several other options with much cheaper and more clean than this hotel. The rooms were old and not clean. The beds were noisy. There is an unpleasant smell in the room. The breakfast was only pinnable and watermelon plus coffee and toast. The pool was closed. I could not use the wifi because of...

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

We are sorry you had a bad experience. Reviewing your reservation, we see you were in a low occupation day when we were making improvements to the pool. Actually your rate was for a Standar room and you received an upgrade to Deluxe for the same price. The breakfast includes more options that are served in the table. The menu...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing room with a view of the ocean and ate there on the first night and enjoyed the food, too. Only minus point was the breakfast buffet is only fruits, wonder bread type toast and coffee and you have to order anything else. Considering every other place we stayed provided a full breakfast on our trip, this...

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. We strive to give the best service possible. New management is working hard to achieve this.

Sarasota, Florida, Usa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have to walk up to it be prepared, it is a hike!! Hotel needs upgrades but offers gorgeous view. Breakfast was slow but adequate and the squirrel monkeys visit made up for the wait. Room was spacious and quiet. Balcony pleasant.

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks for your words. We will take it into consideration. New management is working hard to improve various areas of the hotel.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed with my stay here. I had been a study abroad student in Costa Rica for four months, and my mom had came to visit for a week. I was nervous about her coming to see the life I had lived because Costa Rica is very different from the United States. I chosen Hotel California because of...

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much Kyle. We also enjoyed having you here. You know the way back! ;)

Reviewed 14 December 2016

Hotel is located around 150 meters from the main street and acces to the hotel is unpaved. it is 3 min from Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. Hotel staff is really kind and willing to make your stay as comfortable as they can. Rooms are really clean and the view is great, WiFi is available all over the hotel....

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

Mr. Arturo, thanks so much for your kind words. We will continue to work hard to keep improving.

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Good hotel. You have to trek a little by car but the view is worth it. The staff is great! Rooms are very clean and the complimentary breakfast made to order is really good. Free wifi also. Good value for the money and they'll even book a tour for you.

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

Paul, thanks a lot for your kind comment. We will keep trying to improve where we can. We hope to see you again.

Costa Rica
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I hesitated to write this review because we are thankful that your manager helped us with a late reservation and we also thank the guard at night who was very kind an helpful on our arrival. We are in the hosting business and we want to help, not by writing an "average" review but to give you some info, I...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel California, Ocean View hotel !!! Great place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions. Located in beautiful Manuel Antonio with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean from our 12 Deluxe rooms and mountain view from our 15 Standard rooms.Our rooms are very comfortable & spacious with complete privacy, balcony, air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, hot water and mini- refrigerators.The hotel features a variety of services including honeymoon packages, surfing and sport fishing, canopy tours, Estuary Tours, White Water Rafting, Sailing Tours and can arrange for any other activities you might be looking for during your vacation in Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: 200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: €82 - €139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Hotel California Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“The rooms to the right hand side, when facing the water have the better view of the ocean, since there is more canopy to the left.”
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