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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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Berkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trip, although slightly disappointing on the bird life as had expected to see greater numbers of colourful birds. However Manatus Lodge was lovely, very tranquil and thoroughly relaxing. Accommodation was good, airconditioned which was much appreciated. Rooms were nice although.could be made even better if slightly modernised with perhaps a more safari theme. Staff were polite and attentive and... More 

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Hello and thank you very much for writing us about your experience at Manatus Hotel. All comments and recommendations from our guests are taken into account to implement them. Hopefully in your next trip to Tortuguero you can see many more of the 400 species of birds that live here. It will be an honor to have you back in... More 

Wijchen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stop in Costa Rica. Really relaxing. Nice and quiet location with just a few cabins, few guests, no kids. Everything was OK, including quality and choice of meals (a la carte). Good tour guides as well.

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Inge, hello! We are glad that your stay at Manatus, as well as the food and our guides let you lived a relaxing vacation. For us it's an honor to receive guests from locations far away as Wijchen, Netherlands. Take care! More 

Sandy, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great staff, in the middle of paradise. just loved it. we had such a great time in the park and on the river with the fishing guides. if you love nature and fishing, you cant go wrong. only down side..the beds.....hard as rocks..the lodge could improve its rating by investing in some upgrade mattresses..

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Dear Paul: thank you very much for sending us your comments through TripAdvisor. Of course we will consider your words to improve our services. We hope you return soon to Tortuguero! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manatus may not be the most luxurious hotel, the food may not be the best, it's not a place to go for night life but it is, without a doubt, the best hotel I have ever stayed in. A fantastic location, lovely staff and and great service. But most of all it is the feeling that you are far away... More 

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That's one of our goals Dallhg that guests visiting Manatus Hotel forget their worries and enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica, its forests and exotic animals. Your kind words make us feel proud. We hope you can visit us again soon. More 

Chur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything just perfect - a paradise in Tortuguero. Excellent room, food, service and tourguide. Also very good transfer from and to San José. We recommend Manatus Hotel to all our friends and our network in the travel agencies.

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Max, for us at Manatus Hotel was a real pleasure to serve you and provide you all the comforts you deserve, such as a quality transportation from San José. We expect that for your next vacation you can return to this paradise called Tortuguero. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Third time to Tortuguero, and pleased to get in to Manatus. Friendly and intimate hotel with a certain faded elegance. Service levels high and clear desire to please guests. But one is living in an often unforgiving and damp environment, so given those constraints any 5 star-influenced review is simply not fair.

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Anthony, we hope this third visit would not be your last to Tortuguero. Thank you very much for visiting Manatus and write to us. Take care! More 

witney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent accomodation, food, service and wildlife guides in a wonderful location. the rooms facing the river, as ours was, we imagine are much favoured. we were amazed to see such a huge variety of bird life, even in the town.

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All the staff at Manatus Hotel works every day for our guests to enjoy a dream vacation surrounded by peace, nature and comfort. Thank you very much for taking the time to write! More 

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