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Hotel Mandarina

Main Road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I had a great three-day stay at the Hotel Mandarina. The bus between Quepos and the Manuel Antonio beaches and park stops right in front of the hotel so you can easily get to both Quepos and the beaches in 5-10 minutes for about 250 colones (45 cents). It have even been cheaper than that. My room was very nice... More 

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Hola Jos76! Thank You for your positive review of Hotel Mandarina! And thank you for your helpful tips regarding public transportation. The bus stops pretty frequently during the day and is very cheap It stops maybe 100 feet away. We are glad you enjoyed our breakfast and room decor! Hope to see you again! Pura Vida! —Gary A. Wexler More 

Daphne, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This hotel was nicely located and shady. The room was great, very comfortable bed, great employees (very helpful), and the stay includes breakfast. What I enjoyed the best was seeing the sloth so close up. We were walking in after dinner and he was hanging from bannister. The monkeys also put on a show while we were there. We went... More 

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Hola SolyLuna_12! It's always nice to have a guest who appreciates our Hotel Mandarina and then writes about it! We are glad you found the bed comfortable... there are quite a few hotels in CR that don't get around to upgrading their mattresses as I have found in my travels! We are glad to know our employees were helpful...that is... More 

Ra'anana, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We've stayed there for 3 nights, and it was great! the hotel staff was really nice and helpful. The room was clean and spacious. When we arrived to check-in they upgraded us and we got a lovely room from which you could see the pool area and the greenery in the property. Breakfast was great.

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Hola NettaSL, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Mandarina. We hope your trip to Costa Rica was a great one. Pura Vida! —Gary A. Wexler More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Mandarina during our 6 day stay in Manual Antonio. Staff were very welcoming and friendly, ready to give advice on restaurant options and directions in the area. Upon arrival our room was updated and we had a lovely view of the grounds and pool area. I loved waking up and seeing the monkeys in the trees... More 

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Hola Kelsey, Thank You for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Mandarina. Hope you come back and enjoy Manuel Antonio again soon! Pura Vida! More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

My fiance and I stayed at Hotel Mandarina for 2 nights in January 2012. Our safe was broken, so our only option was to put our valuables in our suitcases. On the second night our hotel room was broken into. All of our electronics were stolen in including 2 very nice cameras, Ipod, and cellphone, plus $400 in cash. We... More 

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

We had an incident at Hotel Mandarina, the night of January 26th. In the almost 5 years of owning Hotel Mandarina, other than an in-room LCD television being pilfered, this is our first robbery. This is especially troubling to us since we have had walls built around the parts of the property that face uninhabited land. We have a security... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We absolutely loved our stay here!! At first sight from the street, it doesn't look like much, but that's only the reception desk which is separated from the rest of the hotel. The hotel is actually down the driveway in the back, surrounded by jungle. And the rooms are just gorgeous!! They are all stand alone rooms that offer a... More 

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tangerineTangerine, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Hola Lisa! I am overjoyed that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that you got to experience the wildlife that Manuel Antonio has to offer. There are so many fascinating animals and birds to see, sometimes you see something new each time you go to Costa Rica. What is nice about our location is the proximity to great... More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We were interested in staying at Hotel Mandarina, but were weary of booking through the hotel's website. It requires your credit card information just to make a reservation request. We decided to check out the place when we actually got to Manuel Antonio. We were pleased with what we found. The grounds are beautiful. It is built into the side... More 

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Hola Matt D! Thank you for your kind review of our hotel. For those travelers just inquiring about open dates before making an actual reservation with a credit card number, you can just email us at contact@hotelmandarina.com. You can also fill out the form with desired dates and leave the credit card info blank. We will let you know either... More 

Maplewood
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Andres, who is in charge of hotel operations, was extremely helpful with everything, and we loved our apartment (two bedrooms, kitchen, dining area, 4 beds)! We had breakfast every morning out by the pool, which was delicious. Hotel Mandarina was just what we were looking for- an affordable hotel with friendly & knowledgeable staff members in a beautiful location. On... More 

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Hola Mar M! I am happy that you got to see monkeys skittering about. They are always a highlight of everyone's trip. I am also glad you enjoyed the breakfast. Andres will be happy to know you wrote this review! Thank you and please come stay with us again! Pura Vida! Gary A. Wexler More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

My wife and I stayed in Hotel Mandarina on the first few nights of our trip to Costa Rica and it was the most beautiful way to start off our adventure. First of all - cheap! Our upgraded room (it was the rainy season) was 50 bucks a night and anywhere else would have cost us at least $200/night. It... More 

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Hola Nedkiss! Thank you for your positive, happy review of our establishment!!! We are glad you were pleased with your stay and that you got to see some titi monkees and a sloth. I always enjoy hearing that our staff is helpful and friendly! I am also happy to know that we were able to give your wallet a break!... More 

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We only stayed at this hotel for 1 night (our last night) because our hotel didn't have vacancy for that night. This hotel was clean, nice and the people were very nice. The hotel is sorta of in a bad location if your a beach person, because the 2 closest beaches are a good 20 minute walk in either direction... More 

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Hola xmike07x, I am glad you were pleased with your stay at Hotel Mandarina! I would like to add, however that it is not necessary to take a taxi to the beach. There is a bus stop right near our hotel with a bus stopping by every 20 minutes taking you to Manuel Antonio Beach and Park for only 250... More 

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