Parador Resort and Spa
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This tired hotel is a three star at best. Both women at the reception desk were less than par. You are given a key card for a pool towel. You can get one towel per person at a time. You can trade it in as often as you like but if you loose it you are charged. You have to use it as your towel on your chair and your towel to try off after you swim. No staff waling around by the pool. The majority of the staff does the bare minimum as well. They say yes and smile or pass you on to someone else. Brandon at the front desk was the only one to go above and beyond. We asked the guy at the tour desk for some suggestions. He would only give us the canned responses. Brandon went above and beyond to find an activity that interested us. The breakfast was less than interesting. However the woman making omelets was a nice and hard working. Bottom line is I am in no rush to go back. No turn down service. Who wants to spend a day at the pool/beach, shower and not have your room cleaned. No turn down service.
My husband and it stayed here for 3 nights during our two week stay in Costa Rica, and we loved every minute of it. First, I have to say that the grounds and location are phenomenal, old world charm with Spanish influences that set his property apart from so many others. Next, the customer service and the personnel are top notch, from the concierge to the waiters in the restaurant. We lounged by the adult pools one day, went downhill to the little beach another day, and one one day were off on excursions.We ate breakfast and dinner everyday here, always delicious, the breakfast buffet was a major step above many of the other hotels that we stayed at. Dinner was also romantic and flavorful each evening.We especially appreciated the natural beauty and nature at Parador, saw many amazing animals, birds, and butterflies right on the property. I have nothing but positive comments about Parador, simply wonderful. Our room was quiet,clean, well equipped and very comfortable.
Visitors could have a complete vacation without leaving the hotel grounds, In addition, the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park offers excellent nature walks. We stayed at 5 hotels during this Costa Rican vacation, and this is the only one where we dined in the hotel restaurant more than once - it was that good.
Friendly Staff, Beautiful Location. Always helpful, greeted with a drink and towel to wash our hands. Staff carried all of our luggage to the room for us. Pool is amazing. Monkey Trail was awesome. Rooms had all the amenities. Food kind of pricey but you've got to try the Steak. Amazing! We a sloth on resort and lots of Monkeys.
We stayed here for the last couple of days of our trip through Costa Rica. After a lot of adventures, this was the perfect location to enjoy the coast and the beach in a wonderful resort. It had everything from the family pool, to the adult pool, to the game room and mini golf for our teens. The nature trail and numerous monkeys running the property were a blast. The secluded cove beach was wonderfully relaxing. Easy access to the ocean for whale sighting and surfing. If it wasn't for the restaurant situation, an easy 5 star property. After two days, it is entirely unclear where or how you order sushi. We got a different answer from every employee -- and we asked many. Ultimately, the answer appears to be that it might only be available at the poolside bar for a couple of hours, but we never found it. Prices were too high for the quality, food and service were very slow, and for reasons I can't quite understand, all of the maitre d's had really snooty attitudes. The only real way to get to the rooms from the front door after beach, ocean, and jungle adventures is through the restaurant. We were greeted with a glare every time and even when coming to the restaurant, got a snarl rather than a smile. Really weird since we got nothing but smiles and help throughout the rest of the hotel and Costa Rica. The bartender's refusal to turn on a game for my son because the poolside bar was "closed" -- while he spent the next hour there cleaning -- was also a bit inconsistent with the rest of our service experience as well. The gym was ok with one older treadmill a couple of older bikes and an elliptical, an aging weight machine, and mismatched weight set. Serviceable, but not quite up to par with the rest of the hotel, particularly one that holds itself out as a resort and spa. As a side note, if you plan to do any running, be ready for hills. My 6 mile run from the hotel was beautiful, but a beast of ups and downs.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 97 Rooms
- 3 Pools
- Tennis court
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Tour desk
- Common Area Wireless Access
- Outdoor whirlpool
- Spa services
- Coin operated laundry services
- Jogging trail
- Garden view
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 bathroom with shower only
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable television
- Mini-bar ($)
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe available for a fee
- Voltage 110v
- Maximum occupancy of 4
Resort Location Map
Parador Resort and SpaSan Jose,Costa Rica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
PO Box 284, Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica
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