El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection

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On the beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels, scuba diving
On the beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels, scuba diving
On the beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels, scuba diving
Outdoor pool, cabanas (surcharge)

Overview of El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection

El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection

4.5 star property
Sardinal beachfront hotel with spa and outdoor pool

9.0/10 Superb

368 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is CA $346
Price available on 10/26/2022
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Papagayo Bay, Sardinal, Guanacaste, 50503
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Steam room
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Beach bar
  • 24-hour room service
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting services
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Coco Beach - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 23 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 75 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection

4.5-star luxury hotel adjacent to a golf course
18 holes of golf, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a beach bar are just a few of the amenities provided at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection. With a beachfront location, beachfront dining, and beach umbrellas, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a manicure/pedicure, a body treatment, or a body scrub at the onsite spa. Enjoy a meal at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and boat tours. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a garden.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with cabanas
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a porter/bellhop, and a front desk safe
  • A 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale, pool, and helpful staff
Room features
All 85 rooms have comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to thoughtful touches like pillow menus and air conditioning. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 42-inch plasma TVs with premium channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 85 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting
  • Supervised childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach yoga
  • Boat tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (4844 square feet of space)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Water sports equipment

Facilities

  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Transfer shower
  • Lever door handles

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 42-inch plasma TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Dining

Makoko - This restaurant serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.
Matiss - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQ) guests.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Bicycle storage
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Valet parking

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 20.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 65.00 per room (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

El Mangroove Hotel
El Mangroove Hotel Papagayo
El Mangroove Papagayo
El Mangroove Autograph Collection Hotel Papagayo
El Mangroove Papagayo Autograph Collection
El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection Hotel
El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection Sardinal
El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection Hotel Sardinal

Frequently asked questions

Does El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection?
As of 27 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection on 26 Oct 2022 start from CA $346, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 65.00 per room roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but El Coco Casino (20-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like fishing, snorkeling, and beach yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection also has a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining. Nearby restaurants include Makoko Restaurant (5-min walk), Abbocato (10-min walk), and Ginger's (2.3 mi).
What's the area around El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection like?
El Mangroove Papagayo, Autograph Collection is a short 5-minute walk from Playa Panamá and 18 minutes' walk from Playa Venado.

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.6/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

9.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.2/10

Eco-friendliness

4/10 Fair

Room opposite building works
Hotel grounds were nice, restaurant was good and the food was very good. Really disappointed in the room, which was one of three opposite the building works. These works started at 0700 and finished just after 2100, so sitting on the balcony in the evening was not an option. The view was an eyesore and for $300 a night, room only I did not expect this, even more disappointing was the lack of action to resolve the problem. The hotel did not appear more than 50% full based on numbers of people at the pool & restaurant, so I cannot fathom why they would assign the three rooms facing the building works. If no further rooms of a similar standard were available then guests should be upgraded, rather than be given this view. We also had an issue with a reservation made for one of the resort fee benefits (coffee tasting), this did not happen on the 10th as per the booking made the previous day with the front desk. To be fair to Josue, we were given the coffee tasting at breakfast on the 11th, however the manager did not provide any alternative or resolution over the room which was the bigger issue. Complained at the front desk about the room, just got a sorry, raised it again at check out, got another sorry. Upon returning home complained to Marriott and they reverted it back to the hotel and still waiting to hear back 2 weeks later. As a Marriott Bonvoy member I would expect better service upon raising a complaint, particularly when photo & video evidence was provided.
Ian, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Emily, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great property!
Madhwari, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the hotel! The hotel is beautiful and clean and the view of the beach is gorgeous!
Paolo, 2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A visually stunning hotel
A visually stunning hotel. Top notch staff, the best trained we encountered in CR. Room was very comfortable, great beds. Sits in a mangrove, so loads of bugs. Very expensive food. Isolated from culture, but that is what gringos seem to like.
Kameron, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing food, great staff
Carlos, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cecilia, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is the most unique property I've ever stayed. I have to say the rooms are very unusual and I wished I had some outdoor space instead of indoor space that is screened in. The room was extremely comfortable and I loved the large shower and dressing room area out of the way from the bathroom sink. The bed was very comfortable and I slept well. Never heard the wildlife behind our room until I got up and went out into the screened room. We were there with a wedding party for five days. The staff was so accommodating to us all pulling tables together as the group got larger and larger every day. Great breakfast buffet but since it was not included in our rate and quite pricy, I only chose to indulge one day but everything was delicious. I really think this property should be an all-inclusive since there is absolutely nothing walkable in the area so you are forced to eat on property if you don't have transportation and we found it to be extremely pricy ($700 for five days) for food and drinks (and we didn't drink THAT much). Overall, a wonderful experience for our first visit to Costa Rica! Kudos to all of their hardworking staff for the smiles and hard work they put in every single day.
Nancy Schwenter, 5-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

Really nice hotel with a new renovation on the property but it doesn’t bother you. Wonderful staff and medium quality food for the price. Comfy beds but really didn’t like the locked bedroom chamber separated from the sitting area. Very easy to lock yourself out!!
deirdre, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

the staff was very nice
Loan, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review