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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and this review will probably be a bit biased as we were given a free upgrade to one of the best rooms in the hotel, 'Room' 5532. Actually it was a suite with huge lounge, lovely bedroom and king size comfy bed. Large bathroom with his and hers sinks, big shower and jacuzzi and...

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Carlos C, Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We are so pleased you took the time to write this review! Thank you for singling out one of the most important aspects of Parador: the service. Our staff is truly happy to help create the best vacation experience possible for our guests and we love to spoil you the best they can. We hope that you do return to...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We attended a wedding at this hotel and stayed one night. The wedding and the reception were beautiful and were a fantastic time. For the price of the room however, I was disappointed as it was very standard - no extra bells or whistles whatsoever, and it could definitely use an upgrade, especially the bathroom. It was clean though and...

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Carlos C, Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Veronique and Jan’s wedding was beautiful! We all enjoyed having the happy couple and their friends and family stay with us. We are truly sorry to hear you were disappointed with your room during your stay. You reserved a Garden Room, one of our standard accommodations, though as you mentioned we do have several room categories. Hopefully you’ll have a...

Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stayed at Hotel Parador Jan. 6-11, 2014. We had decided to upgrade to the vista suites, which we highly recommend. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well-appointed, with spectacular views of the Pacific from the room's balcony. Despite lengthy delays leaving the US, the hotel honored our reservation for airport transfer even though we arrived around midnight, 11 hours...

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Carlos C, Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We are so pleased that your stay at Parador Resort & Spa met – and hopefully exceeded – your desires and expectations. It is our passionate goal to ensure that every one of our visitors has the best possible experience at both the hotel and in Manuel Antonio. Your comments on our staff are most welcome—they are very truly passionate...

Reviewed 17 January 2014

The Parador is a lovely hotel. Our room was amazing , fourth floor beach view with a jacuzzi on the balcony, what could be better? That said we had friends who stayed in a garden room and they said it was like a Holiday Inn. Honestly you aren't in your room much but it's good to know. Also this is...

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Carlos C, Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Parador. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Jacuzzi and relaxing time in our facilities and most importantly, that you had the opportunity to enjoy yhe mangrove kayak and the wildlife of our National Park. We hope to see you again soon! Pura Vida!

Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 17 January 2014

The hotel is beautiful. The room we had was outstanding with a magnificent view and hot tub on the terrace. Breakfast is excellent. Pool is lovely. The only drawback for us was that the hotel is far from anywhere, and unless you have your own transport, you have to rely on taxis or the hotel shuttle bus (limited hours) to...

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Carlos C, Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We were so overjoyed to have been a part of your special trip and hope that you always think of Parador Resort & Spa as the place to create beautiful and loving memories. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for sharing your experience in this forum. Pura Vida!

Oneida, New York
Reviewed 17 January 2014

On Christmas day, after spending the a few hours at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, we left in mid-afternoon on a 3 1/2 drive to Manuel Antonio, Quepos and the Hotel Parador. We arrived at night, but we were immediately greeted by a very professional and friendly staff and were taken to our rooms, which were absolutely gorgeous! Our luggage...

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Carlos C, Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Navidad is one of the best time of the year!!! I was thrilled to read your most kind feedback of your stay with us. We truly appreciate your comments about the hotel amenities including our Christmas dinner and compliments about our staff. We just have to let you know Beatriz blushed a bright red when we told her about your...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I am a seasoned traveller and was very apprehensive choosing the hotel in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica. After reading multiple reviews we decided to stay in Parador hotel Manuel Antonio . I was impressed: they made all the arrangements for us, upon arrival their English speaking driver was already waiting for us, the car was very clean in excellent condition,...

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at Parador. Our staff is still talking about how wonderful and gracious you were and how much we enjoyed having you as guests. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities - from the comfort of our rooms, pools, the restaurants, the driving from the airport to the Hotel to the...

St. Louis
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Hotel Parador Resort and Spa. We have stayed here before, and enjoy the place -- but it has slipped since our last visit Once a winner of an award, for years in a row, as "Mexico and Central America's Leading Hotel", but has not won this award since 2011. The exterior appearance is pretty good, but inside the rooms are...

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Carlos C, Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valuable comment as it helps us to continuously strive for excellence in service and hospitality. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our guided tours of the resort's nature trails and Manuel Antonio National Park. Many thanks again for sharing your comments in this forum. We look forward to welcoming you again in...

Millersville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 January 2014

I can confirm many of the nice things said about the Hotel Parador by others, so I’ll address something a little different that made our stay there special – the bike tour excursion. There are many excursions to choose from at the Hotel Parador. Our top choices unfortunately could only go out at certain times because of the tides. The...

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Carlos C, Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you experienced our new bicycle tour offered by our professional certified guide, Danny, and described it as "the highlight of a Costa Rica vacation that was filled with many great moments." It's an excursion full of education, exploration, entertainment, exercise and fun activities! From enjoying the rural community, landscape, its flora and fauna, swimming...

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 10 January 2014

I can't say enough great things about the Hotel Parador!! From the time we arrived we were treated like very special guests with nothing other than first-rate service, kindness and hospitality! We actually got engaged our first night at the Parador in the restaurant there and after one restaurant employee found out word got to Miguel and we had one...

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! We couldn’t be more pleased that Parador’s facilities, service, amenities and overall experience from beginning to end surpassed your expectations. For this is our humble goal -- to ensure that our esteemed guests want for nothing and leave with a suit-case full of good memories. Miguel will be happy to know that you mentioned his name on TripAdvisor and...

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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: $290 - $776 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Parador 4*
Number of rooms: 121
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#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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“1st floor garden rooms would have a bad view if you are looking for wildlife. 4th floor was perfect.”
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“don't bother with the more expensive rooms wildlife is all around the resort you just have to look”
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“Ocean View Room 414 on 4th floor of main house (we asked for sunset) had lovely view and little stone bench on terrace outside.”
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