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Manicou River Resort

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Tantan, Portsmouth, Dominica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Maumelle, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful tree house cabins! Birds can fly right into your home and chirp all the time! Views that would cost $1000 at a different hotel. Very kind management. You will help the environment if you stay here. (It is quite a bumpy road up to the hotel.)

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayd in a nice tree house that was very close the restaurant that Kate and Patrick are building. The construction didn't bother us that much, because we woke up before the men started their work day (construction was only on weekdays). The bed was comfortable. The house itself was really nice and birds kept us company in the moorning... More 

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveled to Dominicia with my husband and 14-year-old daughter. We were aware that the cottage was basic - and we loved it. The atmosphere in the cottage, which is built entirely of wood, is warm and welcoming, and we enjoyed the smell of the wood. The view is priceless. The wildlife around the cabin is priceless-hummingbirds, lizards, scores of other... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed the 4 nights we spent at Manicou River. The view from out cottage was amazing, and it was almost completely open to the outside so we felt very close to it. I would suggest taking advantage of their offer to help you shop for seafood. It's very fresh, and there are lots of fishermen based in Portsmouth... More 

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been due to spend 5 nights here but left after 1. All credit to Kate though who really kindly helped us find somewhere else to stay and refunded half our two night deposit which was really appreciated. On arrival in late afternoon we loved the treehouse room and views and had lovely fun evening in. But once we... More 

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River Resort, responded to this review

Hi Anna, We are sorry that Manicou River was not for you and we were happy to spend some time helping you find other accommodation. It’s important for future guests to understand that Manicou River is not a silent place. Our cottages are open to nature and we are surrounded by sounds from creatures and the elements. The local road... More 

Boise, Idaho, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved my stay there. Went with a couple friends and loved swinging in the hammock with an open view to the caribbean and the jungle. You will want a 4x4 vehicle as it made it easier to access the house. The owners are very hospitable, helped out with everything we needed. Not very close to town so more isolated but... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Manicou river resort is a secluded amazing gem that I'm reluctant to tell the world about because I want to keep it all to myself. What a great place set high on the mountain side away from everything, overlooking an amazing view of the mountainside and ocean. We watched the sun set every night from the cottage, listening to the... More 

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River Resort, responded to this review

Hi Andrea, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It really conveys what the Manicou River experience is all about. Can't wait to have you guys back soon. Kind regards, Kate, Patrick and all the Manicou Team. More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We would review the place as good rather than average but that's not an option on trip advisor. The plus points were: location- amazing views, bed v comfortable, Kate the host helpful and welcoming, the hammock. The areas that brought down the score were: insufficient light at night- there were 2 lights in the kitchen area plus two small solar... More 

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Manicou_River, Manager at Manicou River Resort, responded to this review

Hi Monica and Kelly, We are glad that overall, you did enjoy your stay at Manicou River. We have come such a long way from when we took over the property in 2013 (there were no lights at all back then!) but improvement is a constant process and feedback such as yours can help us to prioritise. In response to... More 

Torhout, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I've stayed 2 nights at the Manicou River Resort in the beginning of January, together with a friend. It was definitely one of the best places I've ever stayed in my entire life! My friend absolutely feels the same about it. The place feels so remote, although it's actually quite easily accessible. You do need a 4x4 (Suzuki Jimny works... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I visited Manicou River Resort as the first stop on our honeymoon to Dominica. I chose this resort solely based on the reviews that I read on here, and I would highly recommend this resort to anyone who is looking for an eco-friendly, nature loving, isolated cabin on the mountainside. First off, I just want to say... More 

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kari, Thanks so much for writing this review. All the team here at Manicou River work very hard to try and give our guests the best experience Dominica has to offer. So it is great to hear this kind of feedback and know that we are succeeding in that mission. You guys were here during some really hot weather... More 

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