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Manicou River Resort

4.0 of 5 Tantan, Portsmouth, Dominica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother-in-law, wife and I had a great time at Manicou Resort. Everything was as it should be for an eco-resort. Shower had electric heater(solar power) in case the Sun did not shine enough that day to warm the water in the black pipes coiled on the roof of each cabin. The solar powered lights worked great for us, and... More 

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

Hi Keith and Tina, Thanks so much for the detailed review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we really look forward to having you guys back soon. The road works are almost complete which has dramatically improved the experience of getting to Manicou River. The 8am - 3.30pm noise is only while the restaurant is being built... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Manicou was amazing! Such a peaceful spot. Great place to relax and recharge and Kate was extremely helpful with whatever you threw at her. Wish I had spent more time there. Next time I'm coming back for a week.

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Homestead, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Though we visited during low season and the owners were taking their own short sabbatical, verbal and email communication with them was prompt, courteous and informative, and the long time staff they left to run the facility were very friendly, knowledgeable, and competent. Current owners have only had the place for a couple of years but are clearly in the... More 

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

Hi Mark, Thanks for the review! It's very gratifying to know that you can see our vision for Manicou River taking shape. So sorry we did not get to meet you guys. Please come back. Kind regards, Kate and Patrick More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about our trip! Kate was extremely amomadating from our first email communications on through till the time we left. She arranged transportation from the airport (recommended if you are arriving after dark), help arrange a rental car to be dropped off the next day, and bought fresh seafood at the market for a BBQ at... More 

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

Thanks for the review! We have been doing a lot of work down by the river. Conrad's riverside BBQs are really taking off. We are so glad you guys want to come back. You were great Manicou guests. Kind regards, Kate and Patrick More 

Heidelberg, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed here for three nights during a trip to Dominica and we really enjoyed our time here. The owners recommended to rent a four wheel drive car and this was really necessary since the road is steep. But it was also really fun to drive :) The tree house we stayed in was spacious, beautifully furnished - everything was... More 

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

Thanks for this great review. It gives a really good idea of the Manicou experience to future guests. Hope you will come back soon. Kind regards, Kate and Patrick More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Manicou was recommended by my cousin and its as such a great recommendation. We loved our time here. We are a family of four and we spent a couple of nights here. Great cottages, love the design, little touches that make it special. A gorgeous view from our cottage. Kate and Patrick are really open, friendly and helpful. Our son... More 

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

Hi Shirley, Thanks so much for the review. You guys were lovely guests. We can look forward to having you back soon. Kind regards, Kate and Patrick More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We loved our experience at Manicou River. I couldn't imagine a more tastefully finished treehouse, with a more perfect view. Our young children loved the lizards & hermit crabs, as well as the novelty of living in a treehouse. Paul & I loved the relaxation of gazing endlessly at Dominca's bays & rainforest. Drinking fresh coffee whilst watching hummingbirds diving... More 

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

Hi Nancy, Thanks so much for the review. We loved meeting you and your gorgeous girls. It's so much fun to see kids enjoying nature that way. Hope to see you again. Kate and Patrick More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon in Dominica and it was definitely worth the quick visit. The views are some of the most stunning on the island and the cabins provide everything you need to get away from it all for a few days. The road up to the cabins as people have mentioned is very steep... More 

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

Thanks so much for the review. We are sorry about the mosquitos. Unfortunately the problem is island-wide at this time of year. Usually, up here on the mountain, we have plenty of breeze to keep them away. It's unfortunate that the nights you were here were fairly still. Glad you found the coils useful though. Kind regards and thanks again... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We selected this property after combing through all the available options on Dominica, and wow, what a pick it was! Keep in mind that this is a very remote location, and you'll need a 4x4 car to make the most out of your stay, we've seen guests without their own transport, but you'd want to be in good physical shape... More 

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

HI Marika and Tomo, Thanks so much for such a detailed review. It will be really helpful for future guests to get a feel for the place. Thanks to you feedback, we have now made sure all the cottages have two solar reading lamps. And, yes, plans for the restaurant are underway. We are hoping to have it open by... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

It's almost like words cannot describe such a gem. Yes, the views are amazing all day, every day. It's like a happy dream. We woke up to the most lovely morning bird songs and spent relaxing evenings next to the Manicou River. The cabins, so well appointed and designed are comfortable and inspire relaxation. It felt like every detail was... More 

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

Thanks so much for writing this beautiful and detailed review. Living at Manicou River is a joy and a privilege but it is also very hard work. Getting the accommodation to the standard that met our vision over the past year has been a real trial. It is so heart-warming for us to hear that all this hard work has... More 

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Address: Tantan, Portsmouth, Dominica
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Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Manicou River Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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Also Known As:
Manicou River Eco Hotel Portsmouth
Manicou River Resort Dominica/Portsmouth

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