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Manatus Hotel

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Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica | Located 3 Minutes From the Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 454-4005, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a small hotel but the only one in Tortuguero with airco in the rooms. That might sound trivial but in the climate conditions of this beautiful nature paradise its no less than a necessary relief after a day of activities. The hotel is the best of our Costa Rica travel, small cottages located near Tortuguero village, only reachable by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tortuguero is the perfect place to get close to nature. This is really a magical place! Manatus is the perfect setting to take in all this nature. Manatus is one of the smaller (if not the smallest) lodging in Tortuguero. It is the only place in Tortuguero with A/C in the rooms. A real luxury to ha e in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place to stay in Tortuguero. The staff had some of the nicest people I have ever met, super friendly, and made the experience outstanding. The food was delicious, the lodging wasn't extravagant, but it was still very nice for the location. I enjoyed every single bit of it. It wasn't over the top, but it was still a... More 

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HotelManatus, Propietario at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your kind words. We're really happy that you enjoyed your stay at Manatus and that you got to experience the Costa Rican jungle, as well as the friendliness that characterizes our people, through our staff. We hope you visit us again! More 

alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Manatus is 'the' place to stay in Tortuguero. Super rooms, great, friendly staff. Amazing tours. Nothing is too much trouble for the Manatus staff, I'm diabetic and my food was served without fuss or nonsense. I wasn't made to feel that I was a nuisance. Did we enjoy our time there? ? Well !!! We're going back this August... More 

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HotelManatus, Propietario at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi! We´re so glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us. As you said, nothing is too much trouble for us, mainly because we believe in making our guests as comfortable and happy as possible. We're super excited to know that you'll be visiting again in August and we'll welcome you with open arms! More 

Oberriet, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We very much enjoyed the 3 days at Manatus, especially the friendly staff and the good meals as well as the competent guide on the boat trips. We were lucky with the weather too. The rooms are rather old style but big and quiet. It's up to the hawler monkeys to wake you up in the morning.

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HotelManatus, Propietario at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to write this kind message. We're really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Manatus, as well as being woken up by such furry neighbors! We hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Such adventure to a luxurious, small (only 12 bungalows) resort. We were enchanted by the area, only accessible by boat or plane. The wildlife were abundant and seemed to appear and perform just for us. The guide, Luis, and the hosts, Jason and Sergio, were delightful. The food was fresh and good and the whole area very clean. Would go... More 

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HotelManatus, Propietario at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Good day! We´re so pleased to read your comment and know that you enjoyed the merger of luxurious and natural life at Manatus Hotel, and that you experienced the friendliness, that characterizes Costa Rican people, through our staff. We hope that you can visit us again! More 

Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We loved our stay here. The staff was very friendly. They have trails to explore in the forest behind the hotel. There are free kayaks to use. The rooms and bathrooms were beautiful. We would go back.

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HotelManatus, Propietario at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi! It's really satisfying to read comments like yours. We try our best to make our guests feel comfortable and at peace, and connect with nature in different activities, like walking the trails or kayaking. If you decide to come back, we'll welcome you with great joy and open arms. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Manatus is a lovely hotel tucked in the rain forest along the canal. Although it was described as "rustic" it had all virtually all the amenities and was very nice. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely along with our first Costa Rica experience. The staff was great and the food was excellent.

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¡Hola, John! Qué gusto nos da saber que usted y su esposa pasaron unos momentos inolvidables en el Hotel Manatus.... More 

Geordie Land
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Second visit to Manatus and every bit as good as the first visit. Excellent location and peaceful. Very good access for canal wildlife trips. Staff excellent and very helpful. Accommodation very good.

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Hi! We hope this was the second of many more trips to Manatus Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our services and adventure tours. See you soon! More 

Garstang, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A welcoming , friendly and very small hotel with great enthusiastic guides. Food and service were excellent, although you do pay quite a bit for the exclusivity. Is it worth it? Yes, I think it is because the hotel and location stay very fondly in the memory, long after you return. In other words it's a great experience.

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Chris: thank you very much for your kind words. One of our objectives is that our guests take with them a vivid picture of the nature that surrounds us, a nature rich in flora and fauna and exotic landscapes unique in the world. We hope you visit us again soon! More 

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