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Sammamish, Washington
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Beautiful resort, manicured gardens all over, very spread out so you can go on walks. there's 3 pools, the main one allowing kids. Its also an amazing pool as it has views overlooking the ocean and a bar and restaurant, all right there and that's pretty much where we spent most of our time. Very comfy rooms, large soft beds,...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We apologize for the issue with the wifi - did you mention it to the front desk while you were there? If not, if you have a moment please send us an email at info@hotelparador.com with your room number and dates of stay so we can look into the connections. We're glad you...

Azle, Texas
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We enjoyed our recent stay at the Parador Resort & Spa travelling with two adults and two teens (ages 13 & 16). The service was good and the greeting you receive when you arrive (a cool drink and towel) is very welcoming. We stayed in a Premium Guest Room (#413) with 2 queen beds (seemed more like doubles). The room...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write out such a detailed review. We especially liked reading how your much your teens enjoyed themselves! Our closest beach, Playa Biesanz, is our pride and joy and we're happy you loved it as much as we do. We look forward to another visit from your family to our beautiful Costa Rica. Until...

Beverley Uk
Reviewed 17 August 2014

A lovely hotel, we stayed in a cheaper Garden room which was in a single storey block of 3 rooms, which opened up onto a patio area with a table and chairs and a grassed area, the room was clean and big enough for us, and had all the amenities you need. The hotel itself is superb, very well laid...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We love your description of our hotel as "Paradise on the Pacific!" Thanks so much for your kind words and we're so happy you enjoyed your stay and everything our hotel and Manuel Antonio had to offer. We look forward to seeing you again—until then, continue to enjoy pura vida, amigos!

Haymarket, Virginia
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My wife and I stayed three nights at Hotel Parador. The only glitch was after check in. We arrived around 2pm. Check in is at 3pm and our room wasn't ready. We sat and relaxed in a lounge area near the pool and was told they would get us when the room was ready. Around 3:30 no one had come...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Congratulations again on your anniversary! Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review, and we apologize again for the room wait. We will let Chef Alejandro and Marlen know you particularly enjoyed their service—they love to know when our guests are happy! We wish you many more wonderful years together. Pura vida, amigos!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 15 August 2014

My daughter and I stayed here and even though it was a rocky start (the pre-arranged transportation arranged through them was an hour late to come get us), the room was great, we had our own balcony in the garden, again room was not 5 star quality but still charming. The grounds are beautiful and they have their own private...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your stay at Parador! We hope you were able to take back with you plenty of happy memories and pictures of our local wildlife. Please come back and visit again soon—pura vida, amigas!

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 13 August 2014

If you want spectacular views to gaze at while drinking your Margaritas by the pool and you want to see wildlife you would never see back home, then this hotel is the place to be. An exquisite, old world Spanish tile with gorgeous tiles, wrought iron and hand-carved fixtures illustrate a beauty of an era gone by. I think Casablanca...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review! We appreciate reading both the kudos and the observations—we always striving to improve our service and these details count towards making our best, better. Pura vida, amigos, and we hope to see you again in beautiful Costa Rica!

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2014

My room was very pleasant and the hotel itself was beautiful. All meals were excellent with themed nights from the restaurants. facilities great except considering the size of the hotel one would have expected a larger pool. Arrival/ check in was slow and they insisted on taking a photocopy of your passport and couldn't explain why they did it. The...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review—we appreciate every comment as we are constantly striving to better our product. Our hotel does get rather quiet in the evenings, the excitement usually comes from our "Mysteries of the Night Tour," which we hope you had a chance to enjoy. We hope you had a pleasant trip back to England and...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This hotel was our last accommodation for our tour group. What a beautiful hotel! Our tour operator really saved the best for the final leg of our tour. It's very classy with a touch of old world charm. We booked two adjoining rooms. One would have been enough for our family of four because the room is spacious with two...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We are happy you felt your tour operator "saved the best for last" and you could take home some extra special memories of our lovely country. We hope to see you again soon! ¡Pura vida!

Ely, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We finished our honeymoon in this hotel so had a few nights to relax before heading home. Great hotel with lovely rooms, staff and facilities. We booked tours when we arrived and the staff were informative and friendly. Overall we would definitely recommend staying at this hotel.

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to end your stay in Costa Rica—it's always a pleasure to have honeymooners in our hotel. Congratulations on your recent nuptials and we wish you the very best on your new adventures together as a couple. ¡Pura vida!

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Overall, we had a great stay at the Parador for the second part of our family vacation and I would recommend the property to others. Arrival / check-in Arrived after the long drive from Arenal. Was already excited to see monkeys on the road on the way up to the hotel! We were greeted by a cold drink and an...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We very much appreciate detailed reviews like yours, because it not only helps future guests to visualize their stay with us, but it also helps us to pinpoint where we can improve our service. Thanks for including the tip about a guide: they are trained to spot even the best-camouflaged animals you might otherwise walk right past. We're glad you...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Parador Resort & Spa, Costa Rica’s premier eco-luxury resort. Sitting high above the Central Pacific coastline, this award-winning hotel is built on 12 acres of rainforest in beautiful Manuel Antonio, just minutes from Costa Rica’s best beaches.Known for its dedication to preserving and protecting Mother Nature as well as its first-class amenities, Parador offers a long list of activities for your enjoyment and a staff ready to accommodate your every need. Experience inspired cuisine. Take a walk along a white sand beach. Swing through the rainforest canopy. Or simply relax and take in the view from your splendid suite. It’s all about responsible luxury, pura vida style. Parador Resort & Spa… Where Green Is More Than Just A Color. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Parador

Address: | Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: RM975 - RM2,609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Parador 4*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Resort Parador
Hotel Parador Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#4 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#5 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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