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Manakin Lodge

calle 1 avenida central, 11-5855, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed at the lodge for 3 days. The staff was very helpful and friendly, always quick to answer questions or offer recommendations about things to do around town. It is within a walk to downtown as well as some great restaurants and a grocery store. They also offer a free breakfast with coffee throughout the day.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Manakin Lodge was a good place to stay nothing too special, but the rooms were clean and in good working condition. The only thing that was weird, during our two day stay we did not get any room service. The location around Manakin Lodge seems a little sketchy but overall good stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have very mixed thoughts about Manakin Lodge. To begin with, I was arriving at SJO around midnight and wanted to go straight to Monteverde. Part of the reason I booked Manakin was because they could arrange an airport shuttle service for us since we were arriving too late to take the bus or shared vans. I asked about the... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

When I looked at reviews it was a 4/5 star hotel but it doesn't even deserve 1 star when we booked we saw the room would have a flat screen TV but it had a bulky TV at night the wind go into our room from all the holes in the walls and it was so noisy at night it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

that was a terrible experience ...we were two families with one kid initially for two nights booked through Expedia...there were none of the minimum conditions expected from a decent 1 star Hostel leave alone Hotel...no hot water at the sink...wind blowing through the doors and windows like we were in a tent ....LED TV SCREEN(as listed on their ad) is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The hotel is at the bottom of a side street so it is nice a quiet. Most of the rooms have a balcony and those that don't there is a balcony available a few steps from your room. This is important so that you can visit with the"white face" monkeys that stop by almost every morning. We were with touching... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

These were the NICEST people! The rooms were clean and comfortable. We had plenty of space and supplies. Hot water and decent water pressure. A short walk to town, but a cab is inexpensive. The breakfast was basic but fresh and tasty. We had a couple of meals there and all were very good. Loved the folks working there! Great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed three nights at this family run hotel, located a 15 minute walk from downtown Santa Elena. It is clean, has plenty of hot water, good free coffee and tea all day long with homemade banana bread. A choice of American or local breakfast is included. The two brother owners, Christian and Edgar, are very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable.... More 

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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

DO NOT STAY HERE! I used booking.com to book my stay at this "lodge". The options were double or single bed rooms. I was traveling with my grandparents, showing them the country. I booked two rooms because I was under the impression their room only had one bed. Well when we arrived and got our two rooms, I learned that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I just loved this hotel! Upon arrival i was greeted by the owner, Chris, who not only gave me a map of the area, he gave me list of local places that were inexpensive to eat as well as brochures for tours and a tour of the hotel. My room was immaculate! I had a Queen sized bed, a refrigerator,... More 

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