It's our 3rd time in Costa Rica and every time we've visited Manuel Antonio...and we like to stay here. However, this time, the overall feel of the hotel has changed. It used to be more family, and vibrant; There is much less of that because there is no staff working at the hotel. The staff work as tour guides and are more busy with that than the hotel part. The parking has always been tight because the hotel is right by the gate of the park, but since owners have added a ticket & guide booth on the parking spots, it is now a crazy nightmare to park. The room was okay but could be improved too. We were missing a sheet on one of the beds, and upon noticing in the evening, there was no staff to help us out. The next morning, there was no breakfast and we later learned that the cook did not show up (in the mean time, the ticket/guide staff was stressed out by the questions I was asking). The next 2 days of our stay, we did get the missing sheet, and had breakfast, which was expensive for the small plate of food. Back to the room, we were in Casa 10 "The Monkey" and it had no natural light coming in, having no idea what the weather was like. The beds and pillows were good and comfortable. There was a fridge and closet. he bathroom was a pity, with a shower door that did not close, or open. The sink fixture was poor too. A few towels were new, but others were old.
We donated our purchased bodyboards to the hotel, for next visitors to enjoy. Still recommend this place!