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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 1 week ago
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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16 helpful votes 16 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 3 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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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