The property is strategic in helping one rid themself of the usually accumulated stress and societal agitation. Neat setting. Great facility. The staff was exceptional,(at the 'helm') was helpful, interested, and personable - would highly recomm No suggested changes. For a Costa Rica property . . this was exceptional. In fact, for ANY property, this was exceptional.
Great location, right across from the beach. Pool and property were beautiful, and staff was very helpful. The road leading to the hotel is not in great condition- it's a gravel road with quite a few pot holes. Hotel could be difficult to reach depending on what kind of car you're in.
This place was pretty much perfect, down to the last detail. The breakfast buffet, which is included in the room price, is excellent.
On a beautiful, secluded beach. Delicious, large breakfast included. Good value. Good air conditioner, terrace, in-room refrigerator. Good bathroom with large shower. The several kilometers of obstacle-course gravel road to get there. 45 minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park, and to many restaurants. The close restaurants were mediocre.
What a delightful hotel. Pure luxury in a jungle environment. They saw to our every need including having our own valet. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. You must eat at their restaurant, easily the best in Manuel Antonio. We highly recommend staying at Gaia.
Great facility, staff, clean and nicely decorated room, fabulous restaurant, beautiful ocean/jungle view
Best quality of service I have ever received at a hotel - the staff went above and beyond my expectations. Nothing!
This place was fantastic - impeccable staff. The food is unbelievably good. We had almost everything on the menu and the deserts are insane. There's a band that plays every night - they sing in Spanish and English - everything from Tangos to Top 40 - really fun. One night, there was an incredible opera singer who performed three songs in 3 languages (I think she was staying there too)! The owners walk around to every table at breakfast and dinner to introduce themselves and see if there's anything you need - very cool. It's also designed with an eco-conscious sensibility. The owners said they are a carbon-neutral business - the oxygen produced by the rainforest on their land offsets their carbon footprint, etc. Not to mention the 1-hour long walk you can take through the rainforest on the property is wonderful. All said, we had the best time here and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be able to focus on the fun. We'll be back for sure.
We stayed one night at the Clandestino Beach Resort. My husband and I must agree with many of what others have said about this resorts negative reviews. The biggest problem with the resort is the French women who is the owner. If her attitude towards her guest and her employees does not change this resort will not stay in business its just that simple. The resort is pretty much the same as all of the resorts in Costa Rica. unless you are going to an American chain 5 star hotel. One should be prepared for the 20 min. dirt road drive. Once at the resort be prepared for the rather strange layout. The resort is not directly on the beach you must walk across the dirt road to the beach, this is fine however we thought the resort was directly on the beach and its not. The pool area sits in the front of the property and can be seen from the dirt road. All in all the resort is very nice. Our room was clean, smelled musty-normal for the area. The owner had lots of candles to assist with the smell. The pillows were HORRIBLE. You must have a car so you can get in and out easily. As others have said if your wanting more than communing with nature and reading not much else to do here. This a smoking resort so if you are not a smoker and do not like the smell of cigarette smoke while your trying eat and relax then be advised. Rude and unfriendly owner. Cigarette smoke, Food, pillows, warm beer.
We LOVED our stay at Villa Mymosa. Our unit was huge, with a kitchen with all the utensils needed to cook meals & a full-sized fridge/freezer so we could even have ice cream. The pool was the perfect temperature & with only 10 units, it was never crowded. The staff were all friendly & helpful, but our favorite was the owner's dog, Meg. So nice to have a furry head to pet when missing our own! Villa Mymosa is set a little above town, so you feel separated from the hustle of Quepos. And the monkeys! We saw tons of capuchins, partly because the owner directed us to where they would be during breakfast. How can you complain about a place that has a morning monkey travel report? Great stay, highly recommend. No complaints!
We loved staying here!! The hotel was absolutely gorgeous and the staff was so, so friendly. The staff members greeted us by name and we always felt welcome. The location of the hotel is superb and so close to the beach. I would definitely stay here again! No beach view from our room, but the proximity to the beach and other key attractions more than made up for it.
The location is perfect, right by the park entrance and a 2 minute walk to the beach outside of the park and restaurants/shops. The hotel is really nice, clean and amenities were great, especially the pool with the big slide which was a big hit with the kids. Breakfast was very nice too and had a wide variety of items. The staff were all extremely nice and accommodating. The bed was hard and sheets were awful. My daughter slept on a little bed they provided which was more of a cot with no real mattress, so quite uncomfortable. The dinner buffet had little variety although everything was really fresh.
The hotel is right next to the rain forest and is pretty amazing! You can see monkeys from your room. It's walking distance to the beach as well. Staff was very good as well. The hotel did not have my reservation when I checked in. But it wasn't an issue they got me checked in.
We stayed in a deluxe room with a king bed and jacuzzi bath. It was outstanding. We could see the ocean from our balcony and the rainforest is quite literaly right next to the property. I can't say enough about how good the experience was. I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else if I went back. Christian, one of the hotel's concierge staff members, was especially helpful. I went on an excursion and accidentally left my credit card back at the hotel, except I needed it for the excursion. Christian exceeded my expectations by helping with the logistics by finding a workaround to avoid what would have otherwise been a big problem. As a result, I had an amazing experience. Everything else was incredible - from the swim up bar in the pool to the roof deck. I really can't say enough about it. Everything about the property and staff consistently exceeded my expectations. I have no complaints.
The view was spectacular. The staff was very kind and accommodating. The food was excellent. The pool was great. And the locations was also excellent. The stairs were fine but could be a problem for some. And the rooms were narrow and tight, bit a decent value considering the location.
We originally booked a standard room for two nights. When we arrived, we were told that we were upgraded to a deluxe room for the same price. By the end of the second day, we were not yet tired of the beach and found the staff so helpful that we decided to stay an extra night. We even got to stay in the same room for the same price! The place really has it all, except an ocean view; it has nice rooms, a good restaurant, and a pool. Like most restaurants in the area, the food costs more than it seems like it should. That being said, it is easy (and cheap) to get on the bus to go to Quepos to frequent a "soda."
The staff was very friendly The rooms are quite spacious An iguana was making a neat on top of my ceiling tiles and kept me up all night. The rooms are dark - they hardly get any natural light and have very few and very dim lights. Breakfast fruit helpings were very small (literally an inch of papaya, two slices of banana, and a triangle of watermelon)
The staff was amazing. They greet you with a delicious beverage and remember your name. The restaurant was also very good. You can ride a public bus to the beach our Quepos for about $.60. Laundry service was also great., a bag of laundry for only $10
My husband and I stayed at the Falls on the last couple nights of our honeymoon. For the price I was expecting an average hotel, and it didn't look like much from the road. But when we walked inside it was GORGEOUS. It's very serene and open-air. There is wildlife roaming through the property (tropical birds, monkeys, large lizards, and a family of agoutis!), and you can smell the tropical fruit on the trees. The room was gorgeous too- it had a beautiful patio, stone work in the bathroom, a flat screen tv, and a walk-in closet (and very cold AC- lovely after a day walking around in the heat). The food at the hotel was as good as any restaurant (and the cocktails are delicious!) The staff was friendly, and helped us navigate to the National Park (which is just a few minutes away). If you stay here, I would also recommend Cafe Milagro, which is just a short walk up the hill from the Falls.
Thanks you all very much for the wonderful stay. Awesome staff and wonderfully appointed Hotel. Our stay was so pleasant we added an extra night. Having Monkeys and Agoutis visit us off the varanda while we rested in a hamaca was better than being in the park. Jeff & Renée
The room was huge with 2 king beds. There are 3 of us so the size was great. The people were great, as are most Costa Ricans. Beds were hard. There is no direct access to the ocean, across the street.
Location down town Friendly staff who are eager to assist Internet is very patchy Parking is away from the hotel and very tight, resulting in my car scratched by another.
Staff by far was the best quality. The front counter employees were very helpful and very nice, and the people working in the restaurant were great too. Parking was horrible. We got there late at night and the private parking lot (which was not even in the same city block as the hotel) was full. I parked in front of the hotel and was told a private guard ar night would watch the cars. In the morning I could see evidence of somebody trying to break into my rental car. Also, apparently there was a karaoke near by that went nonstop all noght both nights we stayed there, rooms were not bery sound proof. If nightlife is your thing then this is a good hotel for you, if you want a quiet nights sleep, I suggest looking elsewhere.
Clean, spacious rooms, beautiful grounds, plentiful breakfast. Good location close to MA park and beaches! Some other hotels in the area might be closer and/or have beach views, but Plaza Yara will be hard to beat for the price and amenities!
The room was very large. The staff was helpful and the pool was a plus.