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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Denise A Independence, Louisiana
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    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Independence, Louisiana
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in 4 different hotels while in Costa Rica and Manatus was my favorite. We were picked up at another hotel in San Jose by Jason our guide and Hector driver for the first leg of our trip to Tortuguero. we stopped at a wonderful cafe for breakfast which was included. During our 11/2 hr long drive Jason told... More

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Vancouver, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed with my family for 2 nights and by the end of it I was begging to stay more. Everything from the staff, atmosphere, rooms, food was great. The highlight of the stay for me was being taken to the beach by our guide (Ray) to watch a sea turtle lay her eggs. It was an experience I'll never... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I agree wholeheartedly with all the recent reviews of this hotel. It was one of the best places we stayed in Costa Rica in March. We had two days of complete pleasure, from the moment we stepped onto the boat for the 90-minute journey on the canal to the hotel's landing stage. It is a beautiful area and even though... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Manatus was our favourite hotel in Costa Rica , it wasn't the highest starred rating we stayed in. But it is a very special small romantic hotel with the most charming and friendly staff, considering on average they " turn " guests around every 3 days it was amazing that they not only remembered your names but even what... More

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Chesterton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We booked the package for two nights and everything ran like clockwork. Loved the small feel of the hotel and the room was lovely with comfortable beds. Staff were friendly and food amazing. Loved the trips. Be prepared for rain and bugs on the trips :) Don't forget to do the trail at the hotel, short walk but lots of... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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48 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The hotel is located very close to the Tortuguero Natural Reserve. Access is possible only by boat or plane. We booked a full package inclusive of transport from San Jose, and during the first part of the tour - by car - we got an excellent guide who explained a lot about the history and geography of Costa Rica. The... More

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Reading, England
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Good hotel with comfortable beds. We liked the overall 'package' that was included as it meant little had to be thought of as it ran like clockwork. The food was good with helpful staff and we were able to see some of the wildlife in the hotel grounds (toucans, monkeys, frogs, iguanas and leaf cutter ants) The only minor issue... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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Address: Tortuguero 705 40005, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manatus Hotel 3.5*
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Manatus Hotel Tortuguero
Manatus Hotel Costa Rica/Tortuguero

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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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