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4.6 out of 5

"Is ok, but have a lot noisy with discotheque in his restaurant " More

By Rabit, from San Francisco, CA, USA on Fri 27 Jul 2012

Hotel Description

3.5-star resort near Manuel Antonio National Park

Close to the beach

At this Manuel Antonio resort, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Manuel Antonio National Park and 3 miles (5 km) of Manuel Antonio Beach. ADR Adventure Park and La Selvita are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

A casino, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and airport shuttle. Relax with a drink at the poolside bar and enjoy free perks like cooked-to-order breakfast and free self parking.

Cable TV, microwaves

Featuring conveniences like microwaves and coffee/tea makers, the 17 guestrooms also offer TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include free international calls, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$78 per night

Bungalow with garden view

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Deluxe

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Byblos Resort & Casino ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Byblos Resort & Casino

3 out of 5

Is good location

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
Is ok, but have a lot noisy with discotheque in his restaurant

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA, USA on Jul 27, 2012

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5 out of 5

Byblos you ROCK!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, monkeys, great tours, nice pool
I don't usually post reviews, but the staff at this hotel was so nice and I wanted people to know how great they are! It started with Melissa who took care of us at check in. Elias and Melissa gave us great advice on tours (do the canopy, sailing park and rafting#, then Andres and Davey #and another tall guy...forget the name# took great care of us at the Bistro restaurant and while we lounged around the pool #with monkeys). We had some fun nights at the sports bar, thank you Oscar for the free drinks! As you can see, everyone became like family there and we can't wait to share this with friends who will be coming to Costa Rica soon too!

Posted by , from Plano, TX, USA on Jul 25, 2012

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5 out of 5

The staff made us feel very welcome, and extremely helpful in setting up our tours.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We stayed in a bungalow for 6 nights,had monkeys and sloths right outside of our balcony.was amazing. Also iguanas and Jesus Christ lizards right on the grounds.You may get woke up early from the hauling monkeys in the trees but it's a sound you will never forget. The Bungalow was very spacious with a microwave, fridge and safe. And was extremely clean,with a comfortable bed. I saw no insects in the room. The staff was very professional and made sure we had a great time. Thank you Mellisa, Carlos,Victor,Davey and the rest of the staff, We will be back for sure. Do the horseback tour,Atv tour,Mangove tour and the sunset dinner cruise while in the area, Its a great way to get out and see the beauty and wildlife of the area. The staff will set all this up for you, and a shuttle will come pick you up at the front desk. The pizza at Byblos is very good and worth having,along with the complimentary breakfast, which they give you a choice of several dishes, from fruit and cereal, to ham and cheese omletts.

Posted by , from Keithville la on May 8, 2012

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4 out of 5

A nice place to visit in the jungle!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, well appointed rooms, good animal sightings, good price, tasty food
We had a good time at this hotel, the staff was very friendly. Our room overlooked the pool with lots of monkeys around almost all the time. They have 2 restaurants, we liked the one by the pool, though the one by their bar was only so/so. Breakfast was included and we appreciated that each morning before going out on tours. The location was good to get to the park and beaches, there are other hotels a little closer, but for the excellent price we got we were very happy with our choice. We are considering coming back in around 6 months and we will probably stay here again if we can get the same great price, it was a pretty good value for the buck!

Posted by , from New Mexico, USA on Apr 17, 2012

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5 out of 5

wonderful vacation!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Byblos was fantastic- perfect location, helpful staff, tons of monkeys and wildlife! Such a great deal for the price- we had a fantastic time and would definitely stay there again!

Posted by , from seattle on Jul 21, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great Location @ Low Cost

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Hotel Villas el Parque has apartment like rooms and friendly bilingual staff. I recommend requesting a room at the top of the hill if you want a nice view to the ocean and not have to climb too many stairs. The hotel is up on the mountains of Manuel Antonio and within walking distance to all the great restaurants and about a 10 to 15 minute walk to the beach. You will want to walk to places so you can enjoy and get to know the area well. There's also the convenience of taking the bus, which runs every 20 minutes and it's very affordable (only 500 colones). It has a nice inground pool and a well established cafe right on its property. You will love the atmosphere of Manuel Antonio right from Hotel Villas el Parque.

Posted by , from USA on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

We set our kids lose & they had a blast!

Our family took a summer vacation to Costa Rica and great fun was had by all! We loved Byblos, as we could literally turn the kids lose on the property and they were kept entertained at the pool (staff there to watch them), up at the billiards tables (more staff), around the property with the monkeys, or any other number of tour options that were available close by. I was able to actually visit the spa two times, which is unheard of for me! The restaurant choices at Byblos worked out perfect for us. The breakfast was included each day, and the easy pizza all day/night and the snack foods at the sportsbar fed our kids easily. There were also many other options within walking distance. Definitely go to The Plane (an old Nicaraguan Contra plane), the kids loved that place, though we thought the food was only average. We highly recommend the park tour and ATVs. Our kids enjoyed both, especially the beach after the park, and swimming in the waterfall on the ATVs. So I think that about sums things up. Great find for families traveling and looking for a good deal!!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2010

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5 out of 5

Everything we needed all in one place

Hotel Byblos was the perfect pick for our needs. When we travel we like to be able to walk alot and mix with the locals and due to the central location of this hotel on the way to the park we were able to walk or bus almost anywhere in just a few minutes. Be it park, beach, bars, tapas, restaurants, spas, etc, we were always only minutes away. It was nice to see so many exotic animals go thru the hotel, such as sloth, monkeys, coati mundis, armadillos and something they called a watusa (not sure what it was, but it looked like a large hamster!). The food is very good at both the pizzeria and the sports bar up the hill, though the casino looked a lttle small (we did not go in there.) I was defintely happy to be able to watch the basketball finals on their large screen tvs, that saved the whole trip! We would return to Byblos if we ever go back to this area, we definitely fell in love with Costa Rica.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2010

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5 out of 5

Going bananas, with lots of monkeys!

This was a great choice for our family. Everyday the kids got to swim in the pool with monkeys in the surrounding trees. We got some great photos. The food was great at the hotel, but we also liked that we could walk to other venues with the kids. Let the hotel help you with tours, we did some great activities (zipline, park, mangrove boat tour) that we would highly recommend. We didn't use the casino, so no comments there. Great value, we would definitely return!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

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5 out of 5

Good times had by all!

We stayed at this hotel as a quick family getaway before Easter. The kids loved the pizza place by the pool, as well as the snack foods at the Sports Bar & Grill upstairs. The hubby enjoyed the free billiards and I got to play in their small casino. It was easy walking distance for other restaurants, the kids really enjoyed the old contra airplane just down the street. Rooms were comfortable, monkeys plentiful and the staff took perfect care of us. Great time was had by all on this trip!!

Posted by on May 13, 2009

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A casino, an outdoor pool, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Byblos Resort & Casino. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Manuel Antonio resort is smoke free.

  • 17 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Casino
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (156.4 km / 97.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Byblos Resort & Casino offers 17 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks; local and international calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • International calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to noon.

Bistro Z - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Billfish Sportsbar - This sports bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8 AM to 8:30 AM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 8 AM to 8:30 AM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 32000 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CRC 32000 (one-way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Byblos Casino
  • Byblos Casino Manuel Antonio
  • Byblos Resort & Casino
  • Byblos Resort & Casino Manuel Antonio
  • Byblos Resort Casino Manuel Antonio
  • Byblos Resort Casino

You should know

  • Byblos Resort & Casino offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.