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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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights at Cabinas Manolo. We stayed in 1 room with bathroom and 1 room without. Rooms were clean but they can use a makeover. The people there were very friendly. speak english very well. The tours were perfectly organized. Well guided! We did the corcovado national park and the snorkling. We even saw wales and Dolphins!

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Saint Georges, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there as backpakers in march 2014. We took the all inclusive package with diving, Corcovado national Park and horse back riding. The room was small but really clean. People there is very friendly. Everybody speaks to everybody. In our package, we had our meals included. It was good, but its taste the same everyday, they change the meat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at Cabinas Manolo. The staff went above and beyond to pick us up from the boat, describe the many tour options, and always made sure our previous night was enjoyable. The accommodations were basic, but very clean. We stayed in a room without a bathroom, although full service rooms are available. The dining room was an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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61 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 reviews
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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