Ratings based on 85 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Houston, TX

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Posted May 20, 2017
This hotel is beautiful! Loved the location and the room was clean, nicely decorated, and huge! Had monkeys and a sloth visit the restaurant area and our balcony! Staff were so helpful and friendly. Special shout out to Leo, Gabriel, and Coco! Our only suggestions are: To invest in a golf cart to take guests up to the main road and to have a restaurant menu that is not so expensive. We loved our time at Makanda! Thank you! Pura Vida!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Melbourne, AU

Amazing pool and view

Posted May 18, 2017
The pools were amazing as well as the view. The staff were so lovely and helpful to us during our stay. Our bed was really comfortable. Would definitely recommend if you're wanting to relax and unwind.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Putting the 'treat' into 'retreat'

Posted Apr 18, 2017
Pros: Staff, room, views, pool
Location: Manuel Antonio National Park - excellent
Excellent stay at a fantastic hotel. Staff couldn't be friendlier, nothing was too much bother, and overall it really was an oasis of calm and cool in the jungle.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 20, 2017 by Management, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We have been working really hard to provide our Guests a great experience and realize that we are accomplishing our goal is blissful. We all miss you and are already looking forward to host you again. Have a great and blessed day...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Portland, OR, USA

A wonderful boutique hotel in the jungle

Posted Apr 8, 2017
Pros: Contemporary comforts with a jungle experience.
Cons: Outside lines in rooms. More storage for clothing.
Location: Jungle tours, beach, swimming, zip-lining.
Contemporary comforts, with a jungle off your balcony. We literally saw wildlife at our hotel days before seeing them again with the jungle tour at Manuel Antonio. We had sloths, capachino monkeys, howler monkeys, toucans, and many more throughout the day.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 10, 2017 by Management, Hotel Management
Dear Michael, Thank you for choosing our Property. It is funny how we keep hearing that sometimes our guests spot more wildlife in the Hotel than any other place. Looking forward to host you again, have a great and blessed week...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 5, 2017
A long weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Exquisite hillside retreat, impeccable modern design, wonderful and friendly staff, spectacular views and connection with nature - a culinary treat as well...
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 10, 2017 by Management, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda for such a special ocassion. Glad that you noticed and enjoyed the details, those that we have put a lot of effort on. Looking forward to spoil you for your next anniversary!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Toronto, ON

Perfect Paradise!

Posted Mar 27, 2017
My partner and I stayed at the Makanda for four nights in early march and we still can't stop raving about "the most amazing place we've ever stayed." Everything about the hotel was beyond our expectations; from the immaculate design and cleanliness of the whole property to the first class service that the staff provided, it honestly was like being in a personal paradise. Darwin, Leo, Guillermo and any other staff that we had the pleasure of dealing with did absolutely everything to make sure we felt like we were in the most luxurious place in the world. The is not a doubt in our minds that we will be visiting the Makanda again and are very anxiously awaiting to do so, we very highly recommend this place to anyone looking for the most romantic and luxurious hotel in town.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 1, 2017 by Management, Hotel Management
Dear Jeff, buenos días! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. It was a real pleasure to have you here and our staff already miss you, can´t wait until you come back.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great ocean view; easy access to beach/rain forest

Posted Mar 23, 2017
Everything was mostly excellent. One restaurant with limited over-priced menu. If you have a car, suggest you drive to the town for dinner (less than 10 mins). Staff were polite and humorous but not very responsive; don't seem to get good service.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 3, 2017 by MakandaFamily, Hotel Management
Dear guest! Thanks a lot for high rate review for Hotel! We are little confused about your comment about menu: we have different lunch/dinner menus with more than 30 options in each... Price starts from 9$... we really have a feeling you talking about another place?! We will be happy to see you again to make you feel satisfied. Have a beautiful weekend!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 23, 2017
Very nice stay. Staff is excellent, food is great, so close to the beach, the pool is beautiful, the rooms are great even if we didn't have any dresser or any kind of shelving for our close 😳
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 1, 2017 by MakandaFamily, Hotel Management
Dear guest! Thanks a lot for this words! we just opened this new room you stay, so small details you mention to us is very important for future improvement! Will be happy to host you again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent

Posted Mar 8, 2017
Pros: excellent view, great room, great staff, great pool, great restaurant, close drive to park and beach!
Cons: nothing
Location: excellent view, great room, great staff, great pool, great restaurant, close drive to park and beach!
excellent view, great room, great staff, great pool, great restaurant, close drive to park and beach!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 3, 2017 by Management, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting out profile. We are glad that you had a good time and enjoyed the Hotel. We are already looking forward to host you again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from NY

Great time at the Makanda hotel

Posted Feb 27, 2017
Pros: location, design, food
Cons: nothing - keep as is!
Location: great nature park - all to visit in 2 or 3 days
The staff was exceptionally friendly and welcoming. The hotel design is amazing - the infinity pool with hanging seats is worth the stay alone.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 3, 2017 by Management, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing our Hotel. We are glad that you had a great experience. Looking forward to host you again...