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Manatus Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tortuguero 705 40005, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Tortuguero
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had a wonderful experience at the Manatus! this was a unique vacation that we will always remember! food was great and the wait staff made our stay very enjoyable. the hotel is accessible by boat after a trip from San Jose in a hotel bus. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would go back again. the boat rides through... More

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Garland, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and I stayed at the Manatus Hotel for five night, in early March 2014. This hotel has so much to offer the first time traveler, or seasoned guest, to this remote area of Costa Rica; no roads; only boat and air access. This was not our first trip to this wonderful hotel. We have been coming now for... More

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first part of our trip to Costa Rica... It was a beautiful way to experience Tortuguero. Our room (#7) was very clean, bug-free, and comfy; and we loved the restaurant (and the view from it)... the whole setting was relaxing and beautiful (minus the 53+ insect bites I got...). We especially loved the restaurant staff: Sergio, "Raccoon",... More

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Washington, DC
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I visited Tortuguero as our last stop (other than San Jose) on a 2-week trip to Costa Rica. Tortuguero was beautiful and the Manatus Hotel was lovely. As one reviewer mentioned, the rooms are not designed to encourage guests to sit in their rooms or on their private porches to enjoy the water or jungle views; the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food freshly cooked and great quality. Staff exceptionally friendly, Rooms superb.its a pleasant luxury not a plastic one. They go the extra yard to make you feel welcome, remembering your names. The road trip was very bumpy for about an hour to get to the dock for the 1.5hr boat trip to reach the hotel. I would probably go that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I traveled to Tortuguero and the Hotel Manatus as our first stop on a two-week trip to Costa Rica that began on February 25th. It was my wife’s first trip to Costa Rica and my fourth. We also stayed at El Silencio Lodge, Hotel Punta Islita, and Hotel Grano Del Oro, all of which I will review... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Our second destination on our Costa Rican tour and it was very memorable. Being transported by river boats to our small hotel and being warmly greeted with a welcome drink on our arrival. The staff were all very friendly especially in the dining area were they went out of there way to accommodate special requests from the menu which was... More

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Rockville, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This intimate hotel was nice but the staff and jungle friends set it apart. The dining room team seemed like a comedy crew. Always cheerful, fun and attentive. The food was decent and they had enough options to meet varied tastes. We also really enjoyed our guide Ray, who took us on tours and introduced us to the resident sloth,... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had 2 very enjoyable nights at Manatus Lodge. Everything was very well arranged from the transfer in by combi and boat to the boat trips into the reserve and the room and food. Surprisingly good food for a relatively remote location with no road connection to the outside world. The room was very comfortable with both a shower in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

In the north east of Costa Rica, access by boat...no cars! Lovely people who were very friendly and helpful. Food terrific. Saw lots of wildlife there and on trips from there. Monkeys (White faced, Howler and Spider), Cayman, Crocs, poison dart frog, eyelash viper, sloths. This was the best stay of our whole trip.

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Also Known As:
Manatus Hotel Tortuguero
Manatus Hotel Costa Rica/Tortuguero
Address: Tortuguero 705 40005, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manatus Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A room at Manatus Hotel begins with an extraordinary sense of peace and comfort. Your guest room is designed to inspire, its beauty connects you with the surrounding environment of a wildlife sanctuary and the water canals, while ensuring your comfort and convenience. Here at Manatus Hotel, the first class experience is the rule rather than the exception. We offer all the possibilities for family getaways, romantic escapades, vacations and wildlife adventures. ... more   less 
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