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Manicou River Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tantan, Portsmouth, Dominica
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Manicou River Resort
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay. The view alone makes this eco-resort worth it. But couple that with a wonderful design and attention to detail and you have a truly great experience. This really is an eco-resprt, so no electricity. Does that turn you off? It shouldn't, picture your treehouse cabin lit up from within by the flicker of warm candle-light will... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Unique, splendid, spacious treehouse in a superb location with stunning seascape. It is sleeping almost outside in a rainforest - strangely without mosquitos and insects - with huge middle-of-the-night downpours but staying completely dry. We have never had such good sleep ... Tess is a fabulous hostess with brilliant ideas and organiser for our trips and yoga classes and morning... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Not everyone would appreciate what this resort offers but most folks visiting Dominica will love it. After all, why would you go to Dominica if you didn't love nature. And here you are in the midst of it. It reminded me of my camping days but this is very much a luxury version, of course. The rooms are open to... More

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

Manicou River us under new management since this review was written. We now have reliable hot water for showers, solar power for a small refrigerator (no more trips to town to buy ice) and we have two beautiful hand-crafted wooden arm chairs on every balcony for watching the sun go down. Kate and Patrick (since April 2013) More

Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

A very unique place to stay. Theresa was a great hostess, and the setting is beautiful. There is something special about waking up to himmingbirds inside your "room". The tree house is well stocked with everything you need, and she even gives you rum!! For a person that likes to go off the beaten path and really enjoy the outdoors,... More

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Topanga, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I was looking for a location in Dominica that was off the electric grid while still accessible to excursions and adventures around the Island. I spent most of my 24 day trip to Dominica at the Manicou River Eco Resort and I am sure glad I did! The cottage was spacious and elegant, with amazing views of the sea. It... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Me and the gang (2 GFs) decided to take a curve ball and stay somewhere that is unique to Dominica. We wanted a nature feel and also an Eco feel. We alsom knew we wanted adventure but we are also wimps so we also wanted nice comfortable king sized beds and nice linen etc. Basically we wanted this place. Manicou... More

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

Manicou River is under new management since April 2013 and all waterbeds have now been replaced with natural latex mattresses. More

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My wife and I are always looking for a place to relax and get away. No distractions, no communication with others, but just the two of us, and nature. Manicou River Eco Resort allowed us to unwind, relax, and enjoy the beauty that surrounds this wonderful resort. First, the owners Tess and Kevin are awesome. They welcomed us with open... More

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Vancouver
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Although we had booked for six nights, we left after 3. None of the material we had received from the owners prepared us for the fact that these are self-catering cottages without power or a place to keep food cold. It's very difficult to cook food by candle light. And in the tropics, food that is kept in a cooler... More

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

The resort is the # 1 winner of Caribbean Eco Resorts 2012 # 13 Top budget Hotels in The Caribbean Trip Advisor 2013 Excellence Award Trip Advisor 2012 & 2013 We are very sorry that you were not happy with your stay at Manicou River Resort. Once your family of 3 adults, one who stayed for free as an after... More

Sperryville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the middle tree house for 5 days at the end of December. What a beautiful room, and so lovingly designed and constructed. And the view! Theresa and Kevin were wonderful hosts, making us feel like welcome friends, and the staff was lovely. We do a lot of backpacking, so for us the lack of... More

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

Please note, Manicou River is under new management since April 2013. We now have solar power and all waterbeds have been replaced with natural latex and bamboo mattresses. More

North Yarmouth, Maine, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

When researching places to go for our honeymoon we had never even heard of Dominica or the concept of eco-resorts. Everything we read about the island sounded like a perfect fit for our style and it took no time for us to settle on the "nature island." Soon after deciding on Dominica we began searching for lodging and stumbled upon... More

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

Wow ... we are gobsmacked (that is good by the way) by that review. This is how we imagined our guests to be ... enjoying our resort ... when we started to plan it and we were hacking away with a machete through our woodland to find the ideal spot to place the tree houses. Whenever we saw you 2... 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*
Also Known As:
Manicou River Eco Hotel Portsmouth
Manicou River Resort Dominica/Portsmouth

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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT SINCE APRIL 2013. Manicou River is a collection of hand-crafted wooden cottages perched on the mountainside high above Douglas Bay and the Cabrits National Park on the beautiful, pristine island of Dominica. Our view is one of the best on the island, taking in mountains, the Caribbean Sea and the small town of Portsmouth below. We offer a simple, relaxing, nature experience with just the right touches of luxury. ... more   less 
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