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El Baile de la Iguana

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We arrived to be met by one of the cleaning staff (?) as there is no hotel reception. The lady called someone and we spoke over the phone to arrange the check-in. The pool, greatly advertised through numerous pictures on the website, was empty. There was no indication of this on the website. the whole place is rather run-down and...

Thank AussieTico
New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 April 2014

The owner of this place was amazing: Not only did he give us great advice on restaurants, but he also spent at least 45min on the phone for us changing our bookings in other places. He also let us choose our room as he had two available in the same price category. We took the one just above the pool...

Thank Elisabeth S
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 25 March 2014

room (dorm) was clean, but sheets were all dirty. disgusting! mattress was old and saged! under one mattress was a wooden board missing, so u were lying directly on the metal pipe of the bed. when we were asking for a wooden board the owner rolled his eyes and reacted unfriendly. at the end he put some folded cardboard under...

1Thank Chess D
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

Start with the positives: The manager David was obviously well intentioned, showing us a map with recommendations of things to do, making us a coffee and giving us an additional fan. The hotel is cheap for Manuel Antonio and is in a decent location half way between Manuel Antonio Beach and Quepos. The view from the room was amazing. Now...

Thank DCSykes
Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been traveling for about a week and this place was, to be fair, not bad, but fat from good. We're easy travelers and thought we could save a few bucks considering Manuel Antonio is a bit pricey. We booked here through booking.com at a decent price and the description said that there would be A/C,...

1Thank Michael O
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2014

After travelling in hostels for over 2 months, the apartment we rented in Baile de la Iguana felt like our own little home. With full kitchen, ensuite bathroom, TV, couch and double bed, we had everything we needed right at our fingers tips. Did I mention the view was to die for? David makes it a point to take care...

Thank Kate Z
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We spent 3 nights in El Baile de la Iguana, and were disappointed. We are usually not looking for amazing hotels and we were actually excited for some "backpackers experience", but this was not what we expected and was a big disappointment. The good part: The rooms are very big. The location is great, right next to a bus stop...

Thank APeer2014
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

The "Paradise" apartment (with two double beds, a kitchenette and a barhroom) on the top floor needs some painting and remodeling, but it was rather comfortable and the view makes up for a lot. The hotel is centrally located, which is a big plus. We did not use the swimming pool but it seemed to be clean, and the view...

Thank Rowan S
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Of the five places I stayed in Costa Rica this was by far the best. It was the cleanest hotel/hostel of any and David was the most friendly and helpful owner you could ask for. Beautiful views from the swimming pool and a perfect central location close to resturants and activities. What a memorable experience!!!

Thank pkmoore4299
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend booked this place for one night and ended up changing our plans and staying for 3! It is a great location...close to the beaches and also the national park- it is also very handy for several really delicious and cheap restaurants including pizza, Mexican and a typical Costa Rican restaurant. The apartment was really clean and...

Thank Richjwb

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Additional Information about El Baile de la Iguana

Address: Carretera Manuel Antonio | El Baile de la Iguana - Aparthotel esta situado en el kilometro 3.5 de la carretera de Manuel Antonio, zona centro, junto al Super Joseth, a 5 minutos en bus del Parque Nacional de Manuel Antonio, y 5 minutos en bus de Quepos, y a 30 metros de la parada de Buses., Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Price Range: €11 - €47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Choose another hotel!”
AussieTico, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The higher the room, the better the view, but be aware the rooms can be rather bright due to exterior lighting.”
katem609, 23 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We were at the "volcano" room which was big and had great view.”
APeer2014, 19 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in a dorm which was clean and friendly but had friends that stayed in their own room which was quite nice as well.”
pkmoore4299, 15 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Higher floors have a better view and are away from the street, but are more for those travelers who plan to have an extended stay. Davíd offered us a different room if we decided to stay longer, but it didn't matter too much to my group where we slept, when the overall experience of meeting people and seeing places was more important to us.”
alexah2013, 3 Aug 2013 | Read review
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