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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the hotel staff was very nice and helpful. Our room was clean and a nice view of the pool and surroundings. our first room the safe wasn't working properly and they moved us into a larger room with a view next door. There are some stairs walking to your room and the pool and breakfast area, but remember there are... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do you like shacks? Do you like to feel springs in a hard mattress? Are you willing to pay 89$ per night for said shack with vintage mattress? Then the Mandarina is for you. You won't be disappointed! (The place is very clean though and staff are trying their best to make up for the shabby rooms. Perhaps new management... More

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Paramount, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is a true value for the area. The personnel at Hotel Mandarina are very friendly and helpful beginning with Lorena, Alexandria in the front desk to the ladies Esther and another lady (I'm sorry I don't recall her name) who manage the breakfast area. They are all very friendly and make sure you have a wonderful stay. I... More

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Monroe Twp NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This hotel sits on top of the hill but you have to go to the other side of the street in order to see the great views. Beware of where your room is the hotel reception is at street level but the rooms are built down the hill behind it. I was put in a room at the very bottom... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are looking for a five star beach resort, then Hotel Mandarina is not for you. However, if you are looking for a nice, reasonably priced hotel that provides you with the true Costa Rican experience, then this is one of the best options out there. For only $89 per night (plus tax), my girlfriend and I enjoyed a... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This hotel was a great find, and true value for the area. The hotel is perfectly located - close enough to the beach and Quepos, but far enough from each of their hustle and bustle. It's located in the perfect middle, near other hotels and restaurants so you don't have to drive. But you do need to drive, or get... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed at the Mandarina for two nights. The room was nice (fan and A/C both worked) and had a safe and TV. The bathroom had a curtain instead of a door, but it was fine. The staff was great and really helped you determine what to do when to make the most of your visit. We hiked to Manuel... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to the Manuel Antonio area without any reservations. We tried a few places, but none were up to our standards in cleanliness or technology capabilities. La Mandarina was recommended to us by another hotel, classifying it as gay-friendly. The accommodations were comfortable, but the in-room Wi-Fi was spotty at best. You need to be agile as the only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed at the hotel in May and we loved it. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the lady at the reception (I'm sorry I didn't catch your name!), she showed us where we were located in relation to all the main attractions and gave us a map. There were also beach towel available in reception for no... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here 3 years ago and loved it so when we came back we booked this hotel again. The staff is very nice and knowledgeable. The rooms are clean and well appointed, although there are a lot of stairs. We went in the rainy season and there was a faint musty smell but not too bothersome. The internet was... More

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Address: Main Road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mandarina 3*
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