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Hotel Playa Espadilla

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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Excellent location very close to the park. Good overall comfort with A/C. Good buffet breakfast. We chose this hotel because of its location that can be beaten, the car stays at the car park and everything can be done on foot, from visiting the park to go to the beach or restaurants at night. The only downside is that everything...

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Hotel Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio – 4.5 out of 5 This beach is a fun place to be – the surf may be dangerous (beware rips) but the sunsets are to die for and there’s a really cool atmosphere at the edge of the national park. Hotel Playa Espadilla is set just far enough back from the lively beach front...

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Milena C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Dear Dee! Thanks a lot for taking time and writing such nice description for Manuel Antonio Beach and Hotel Espadilla´s surroundings. We appreciate your comments and will be always in the position to give a better service. Pura vida from CR Manuel Antonio!

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed here 5 nights in April, The room was basic clean with a comfortable bed, fridge & coffee making facility, outside our room was conservatory type furniture (Sofa & 2 chairs) lovely to sit out on in the evening enjoying a nice chilled beer. The hotel & pool was set in lovely tranquil ground's with the sound of trickling...

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Milena C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Hello Tracey and thanks for your the great description in your review. The charge for the towel is to safe resources for our environmental program. All the best!

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 April 2014

You can almost see the beach if you stretch your imagination. Although there are several hotels on the hill with views of the beach, most of them require a long walk or ride down. This hotel is steps away from the Parque Nacional Manuel and the beach. It really comes in handy if you are visiting the park since you...

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Milena C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Dear Jeck, Thanks, it is very kind to give us your review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you had a nice vacation in Hotel Playa Espadilla . Best regards, Milena

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 26 March 2014

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Playa Espadilla in October 2013 and would highly recommend it to anyone. The hotel is within walking distance of both Manuel Antonio National Park (took us about 5 minutes) and the public beach, Playa Espadilla, which was a huge selling point for us since we did not rent a car. The room was...

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Milena C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Hello Metzsmith! Thank you very much for your comments on our place specially the Puerto Escondido Restaurant. Makes us look forward and improve even more. We hope you can visit us another time, Pura Vida!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Hotel Playa Espadilla was a lovely small hotel in Manuel Antonio. The rooms were very clean and the staff were very hispitable. Its about 400m from the national park but away from the main drag of the town so it's peaceful. the pool was a welcomed additin as the beach was so busy and touristy, the wondeful barstaff keep you...

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Milena C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Hi Anna, we glad you had a pleasant stay. Some summer days are very busy in Manuel Antonio. Luckily the hotel is located near the beach but away from the bustle. Many Thanks for taking the time to write about Hotel Playa Espadila. Greetings!

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 11 March 2014

First, the location is fantastic - you can walk back and forth from beautiful Manuel Antonio Beach in about five minutes. We requested an upstairs room with vaulted ceiling based on other reviewers' recommendation -- it did seem more spacious. Electricity was off when we arrived and we had a few short "outages." Our room was near the parking lot...

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Milena C, Front Office Manager at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

Hello Snowsnowgirl, Sorry your trip coincided with the group of riders who stayed on the property for one day. We are always in greater willingness to help. As is the case of a change of room or talk to motorcyclists not to turn on their bikes after hours. Regarding the key, it is correct that it is only one; but...

Lincolnshire, UK
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Perfect Location. Far enough away from the main drag so there is no noise/disturbance. yet only 5 min stroll to the beach or the entrance to the park. Our room was large, spotlessly clean with plenty of towels and very efficient air conditioning. The bar did some great meal and there were always plenty of staff about. We ate one...

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Milena C, Director de Recepción at Hotel Playa Espadilla, responded to this review

HolaKarla, Thank you for your excellent score and pleasant comments. We are glad that all was well with your stay. Pura vida

Sparta, Michigan
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Great place to stay in Manuel Antonio. You can walk to the National Park and enjoy the day on the private beaches there. The hotel is also within walking distance of many restaurants and the public beach. If you'd like to go into town the public bus system can take you or the hotel will call a taxi for you...

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Family run for decasdes. Cabinas are not for me but an option for a group or if you want a small kitchen. The hotel is on the other side of the road and is seperate. Great locatgion if the park or the beach i syour thing. Very close to both. Off the main road enough so you don't get the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is located within a 2 minute walk from the main entrance of the majestic National Park of Manuel Antonio. Hotel Playa Espadilla offers well equipped and cozy rooms, in the best Costa Rican atmosphere. The hotel`s own Biological Reserve is a special area for those who enjoy to hike and get in contact with nature. Costa Rican owned and runned. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Playa Espadilla

Address: 300 metros antes de la entrada al Parque Nacional, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $228 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Playa Espadilla 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Playa Espadilla Hotel
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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