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Cabinas Manolo

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Drake Bay | Drake Bay downtown, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Ranked #8 of 11 Drake Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was clean, mattress was good, no need for the mosquito netting as there were none, at least in july. the price was very fair, (as there is not air conditioning.) the arrangement of all the excursions and airport transfers all went beautifully as planed.

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Madrid, Spain
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57 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed there one night. The staff is very nice, and the place is very clean. However, we hardly slept because of the poor mattress. It was completely used. I wrote a comment in the special form they have to leave comments. Hopefully they will change them soon. Otherwise, the place is nice, clean and well located.

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Drake bay is a nice small village, and Cabinas Manolo is located close to the center. We made our booking early, so we could go the Corcovado. Cabinas Manolo suggested we should book a whale tour as well, which we deed. Upon arrival they said the whale tour was fully booked, why did they never say something about that to... More

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Cannes, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It was our last stop before Corcovado and we did not regret it ! Sergio welcomed us when we arrived by boat and he was super nice and warm. It is very well located (near the beach, close to the "pueblito", but still a bit in the trees and calm). The room was good. Yeah it was not 4 star... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Cabinas Manolo is a super laid back little hotel, conveniently located a short walk from the beach and everything that Drake Bay has to offer. We were very comfortable here, though the room we stayed in was SUPER rustic with tattered curtains and a few broken items around (tiny fan, wall hanger for towels), but it was clean and we... More

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Rosanna U, Gerente at Cabinas Manolo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your time in writing a review on our small lodge and for your great evaluation. We just would like to remark something about the poor dog you had in front of your balcony: it is not ours, we could never keep a pet in such a terrible condition and we totally understand your... More

Baltimore, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was at Cabinas Manolo for five nights and I would totally recommend it to anyone looking for a nice stay in Drake bay. You can go for the cheaper option of a room with shared bathroom or a private room. I went for the latter and was completely satisfied with the services I received. Rosanna and Sergio who manage... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Cabinas Manolo is a good place to stay to visit this far away area of Costa Rica. The rooms are very clean and the shared bathrooms are very clean as well. The service is great, the food at the restaurant is very good and the best thing is that the price is very convenient. From there you can do many... More

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

A friend and I stayed a Manolo's for 4 nights and opted for the all inclusive package which included two full day tours (Corcovado and Diving at Isla Cano), meals and boarding. The room itself was spotless, tastefully decorated and NOT HUMID. We had our own patio and hammock area shares withe the room next to us. The meals were... More

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Cabinas Manolo is leased from the owners by an Italian person who is fantastic and very friendly. They have renovated and painted this place and it is quite nice looking, however, they did not pay attention to what is really important in an overnight stay. They had no mattress cover so the fitted sheet kept bunching up and would not... More

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Rosanna U, Gerente at Cabinas Manolo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for taking your time to write a review. First of all, I would like to remark something very important to us: 1) as written in other reviews, we are always very attentive to any special need or request from our guests, which means that whenever a problem or complain arise during the stay, we are more than... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We visited Drake Bay and Corcovado National park this past March 2014 and we used Cabinas Manolo as our base for the whole trip. The place is neat and clean and the staff always attentive. They organized all our local tours and sure we were not disappointed. The best part was to wake up to the macaws and lots of... More

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Address: Drake Bay | Drake Bay downtown, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cabinas Manolo 2.5*
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Cabinas Manolo is located in downtown Drake Bay at 250 meters from the beach. Cabinas Manolo is run by a Costarican family, so it is much easier for us to make you feel like in home. We offer a personalized service. Cabinas Manolo is like a home away from home. The restaurant has a wide variety of delicious and tasty dishes every day. Vegetarian and special diets can be accommodated. Tours: We offer tours to Corcovado National Park, Caño Island, dolphins and whale watch, horseback rides, kayaks, mangrove tours, night hike tour, sport fish and other tours around the zone. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. ... more   less 
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