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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 2 days ago
tony_hogg Sydney, Australia
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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Manatus deserves its high Tripadvisor rating. This small complex of only 12 units lies across the lagoon from the village of Tortuguero. Arrival by boat, meeting at the little dock by the Manager, Roberto, presentation of a cold towel and drink all set the tone for a great two-day stay. The setting is idyllic and even had its resident three-toed... More

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alicante, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our third trip to Tortuguero in four years, so we knew we enjoyed the place, BUT! This was our first stay at 'Manatus'. The first surprise was the trip to the lodge, we were met at our hotel in San Jose by Gustavo who transported us and our luggage to the boat station for the trip to the... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Tortuguero for 2 nights to see the turtles. The Manatus staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean and nicely air conditioned - a big plus considering how humid it is there. The hotel itself could use a little updating, but it wasn't a deal breaker. Our guide(crrtours.com - put together. Perfect trip!) was able... More

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled with my son, daughter-in-law, daughter, son-in-law and five grandchildren in early August. Grandchildren's ages were 14, 11, 8, 6 and 4. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Gustavo picked us up in San Jose and transported us to the dock. He was very informative and we stopped at a café for... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel sent someone to pick us up in San Jose and take us to the hotel. The ride was filled with information about the country. Luis senior was our guide during our stay (3 nights) and he made us feel very welcome. He was extremely knowledgeable about everything to do with the rain forest and one could see his... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are big, very clean, beds are comfortable. Rooms are private. Staff were welcoming with a cocktail upon our arrival . Luis is a great guide, we spend two says with him, he is very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about tortuguero. The pool is great, very relaxing. The trail behind the hotel is fun and we can see a lot... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the lodge. The only issue is the rain and humidity. Despite air conditioning in the rooms (a real plus in that area), clothes do not dry over night. The rooms are all comfortable and clean. The location is great for wild life (spider and howler monkeys came through, along with a variety of reptiles, birds and insects). The... More

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Independence, Louisiana
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

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
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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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
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13 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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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
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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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