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La Mariposa Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had an awesome stay. Andres the pool bartender was great and took really good care of us.

nice setting, beautiful views, staff was friendly and helpful, it was close to restaurants and stores.the breakfast provided was yummy, the made to order eggs / pancakes was a treat. the shuttle and guide service from the hotel to Manuel Antonio worked well and was worth the price. the only complaint was that we had to wait for pool towels almost every time.

Wonderful hotel - staff professional, friendly and attentive. Sunsets from the pool just can’t be beat! Front desk very helpful in booking tours -

Overall I felt great staying at either the balcony or the common pool/bar area. The views are stunning and full of unexpected surprises. There is a lot of wild life that comes from time to time which makes the stay a unique experience. Also the staff was one of the best we had in our whole trip. They were always friendly and attentive to any of our needs. One thing though, the room we stayed in... not great. For the type of hotel this is, the rooms were pretty mediocre. I'm not sure how they can fix the situation but the way I felt in the outside premises of the hotel compared to the inside of the room were totally opposite.

the wait staff and reception staff were excellent. the tours booked for us were great. rooms are large, comfortable, with great views.

Spectacular setting and 270 degree ocean views not done justice by internet photos. We were tempted never to leave our corner "junior suite" with wrap around terrace -- especially anytime around sunset.

There was a wedding scheduled while we were there. Pool / dining areas weren't available during certain Times. We had issues with our plumbing and HVAC. The staff was friendly and fixed our issues as quick as they could. I'll still come back.

The hotel was ok but the service was not what I had thought it should be from the ratings I saw.

Meals were fabulous! Front desk was extremely accommodating....Will definitely return!

Fabulous view, best view in the area, incredible sunset, great service, convenient to restaurants within walking distance, easy to find the hotel using Waze app, staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast was included, and monkeys could be found in the trees around the property. Oh and tours would pick up at the property.

View from room and restaurant and many of rooms of expansive Manuel Antonio Beach. Hear the howler monkeys in the mornings, relax in the infinity pools....attentive staff and August not crowded there. Away from busy Quepos. A little quiet at nite but perfect if you are not wanting touristy atmosphere.

This is a beautiful rustic hotel with stunning views of the ocean. If you are looking for comfort and luxury this may not be the best place. They seem stingy with bath products, pool towels, and the rooms itself is very rustic more so than luxurious. There was an insect infestation in our room and on one occasion had to have the room fumigated and re-cleaned. The hotel staff took care of this in a very prompt manner. Each guest gets only one pool towel and they make you verbalize that you received your "towel ticket" on arrival. this seems odd considering the price of the hotel for Costa Rica prices. This is the first time we have been asked to "confirm we have received one towel ticket". This takes down the class of the hotel in my eyes. On our final day, we received calls reminding us that check out was at noon despite having asked earlier in our stay for late check out. The views are stunning and I think this is the main selling point for the hotel. Also, the breakfast is fantastic as is the dinner we had at the restaurant.

My first time in Costa Rica, had a great time. My stay at Mariposa exceeded my expectations. My room had a beautiful view to the pool and beach. It was clean, beds were comfortable. The room had air conditioning which I had no issues with. The pool area is lovely, Elias the bartender is the best! friendly and really nice. The staff helps you book activities. The food is also delicious! Breakfast buffet was great. And the food you can get at the hotel restaurant was also delicious! I love Costa Rica!! Overall, I highly recommend staying at Mariposa. Its beautiful and very safe. Quepos is a great town!

View from room and pool make this a fantastic experience. Breakfast buffet is average Costa Rica buffet. Better less expensive restaurants are within walking distance. Took walk down hill on back street to beach and saw more wildlife than in the park and then back by bus, stopping just a few steps from hotel. Would return here again.

Staff is amazing, view is to die for and overall a great value!!

This hotel has the most incredible view and a fabulous staff. We were so happy staying here! Problem for the elderly would be no elevator and stairs are exposed to pouring rain if your timing isnt good, but this wasnt a problem for us.

We had a wonderful time at La Mariposa. I was on a weekend vacation with my friends on our study abroad trip. We have been studying on the east of Costa Rica and decided we need to escape the rainy season of the rainy rainforest. There were 10 of us in 3 rooms. We are all around age 21. The view does not get any better. We were in a standard partial ocean view room and it was phenomenal regardless. The breakfast was to die for and the pools were A grade. The accessibility to the ocean and Manuel Antonio park was very simple. There were a couple of great outdoor bars around that made for 2 great nights. We even were able to be picked up from the hotel for jet skiing tour and surf lessons. Our greatest problems could be narrowed down to the functionality of the room. After the first night, our sink was not draining. In one of our rooms, the water pressure was virtually nonexistent. The hot water also ran out quickly, so be sure to grab first shower. Overall, we are young adults, so we were not inclined to complain too much, but just a couple of details that made it not as luxurious as we were hoping for the cost. The amenities outside the rooms however made the hotel more than worth it. There are not enough words or pictures that could describe the view.

The view was awesome! The hotel is lovely and the staff as friendly as can be. They stored our bags after we checked out, gave us towels and use of all facilities on that day as well. Super nice. Pool bar was great. The only downside was that the "hot tub" isn't actually a hot tub but a pool that is heated by solar power. It's warm for certain but the water will not be hot if that matters to you. It didn't matter to us because the place was beautiful. Easy access to food, beach, etc. Recommend without reservation.

Very nice accommodations. Our room was actually a little casa overlooking the coastline. Kept exceptionally clean inside and out. The gardens were lovely and the grounds were very nicely maintained. Breakfast which was included was consistently good everyday. The staff was both friendly and helpful. We never had to ask twice for anything. They helped arrange transportation to and from airport and taxis while we were there. No complaints, but a small refrigerator in the room would have been a great addition though!

Such a wonderful view and breakfast was included in the price and was complete. Excellent, attentive staff.

Manuel Antonio Beach, Quepos Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge is within a mile (2 km) of La Mariposa Hotel, and other popular attractions like Marina Pez Vela are within a few miles (5 km). This 65-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with 4 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also within the region of Nauyaca Waterfalls.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Le Papillon, the resort's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 65 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including balconies, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 28-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.


Property features

Renovated in 2017, La Mariposa Hotel offers 4 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 211.000 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly resort include coffee/tea in a common area, a free grocery shopping service, and a terrace.

Room options

Premier Room, Balcony, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard, Partial Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for La Mariposa Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (8) Family (3) Friends (2) Other (3)
5

what a view!

Everyone

Had an awesome stay. Andres the pool bartender was great and took really good care of us.

By on Jan 15, 2018

4

nice hotel, friendly staff

Everyone

nice setting, beautiful views, staff was friendly and helpful, it was close to restaurants and stores.the breakfast provided was yummy, the made to order eggs / pancakes was a treat. the shuttle and guide service from the hotel to Manuel Antonio worked well and was worth the price. the only complaint was that we had to wait for pool towels almost every time.

By , from Seattle, WA on Jan 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 11, 2018

Greetings Robin, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback concerning your recent stay at our hotel. I was happy to read that you enjoyed our delicious and fresh buffet breakfast, the convenient location as well as the very friendly and accommodating hotel staff. We hope to see you again in the near future should your plans bring you back to the Manuel Antonio area. All the best, Manfred Arias Guest Relations Manager Hotel La Mariposa

5

great location and stunning sunsets

Everyone

Wonderful hotel - staff professional, friendly and attentive. Sunsets from the pool just can’t be beat! Front desk very helpful in booking tours -

By on Dec 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 31, 2017

Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service, amenities and the gorgeous ocean views that we boasts. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests expect. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Manuel Antonio! Best Regards, Manfred Arias Guest Relations Manager Hotel La Mariposa

4

best view

Everyone

Overall I felt great staying at either the balcony or the common pool/bar area. The views are stunning and full of unexpected surprises. There is a lot of wild life that comes from time to time which makes the stay a unique experience. Also the staff was one of the best we had in our whole trip. They were always friendly and attentive to any of our needs. One thing though, the room we stayed in... not great. For the type of hotel this is, the rooms were pretty mediocre. I'm not sure how they can fix the situation but the way I felt in the outside premises of the hotel compared to the inside of the room were totally opposite.

By , from chicago on Aug 23, 2017

5

great hotel with great staff and tours

Everyone

the wait staff and reception staff were excellent. the tours booked for us were great. rooms are large, comfortable, with great views.

By on May 1, 2017

5

spectacular setting

Everyone
Visitor on our terrace.

Spectacular setting and 270 degree ocean views not done justice by internet photos. We were tempted never to leave our corner "junior suite" with wrap around terrace -- especially anytime around sunset.

By on Mar 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 28, 2017

Dear Donn, Thank you really muc for your nice comment. We really appreciate it. We see that you also enjoyed the visit of our friend La Lapa.... Happy Travels, Manfred Arias Sales Manager Hotel La Mariposa

3

nice

Everyone

There was a wedding scheduled while we were there. Pool / dining areas weren't available during certain Times. We had issues with our plumbing and HVAC. The staff was friendly and fixed our issues as quick as they could. I'll still come back.

By , from Tx on Mar 19, 2017

3

good location and view.

Everyone

The hotel was ok but the service was not what I had thought it should be from the ratings I saw.

By on Mar 6, 2017

5

gorgeous views!!

Everyone

Meals were fabulous! Front desk was extremely accommodating....Will definitely return!

By , from New York on Mar 2, 2017

5

family vacation

Everyone
sunset  at the infinity pool your view

Fabulous view, best view in the area, incredible sunset, great service, convenient to restaurants within walking distance, easy to find the hotel using Waze app, staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast was included, and monkeys could be found in the trees around the property. Oh and tours would pick up at the property.

By , from Raleigh, NC on Jan 13, 2017