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“Clean and safe accommodation but need to consider all cost aspects” 3 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Rua Flavio Espirito Santo N 1 | Kissia II, Manaus, State of Amazonas 69040-250, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #26 of 34 Manaus B&B and Inns
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“Clean and safe accommodation but need to consider all cost aspects”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

We stayed at the Mango guesthouse for 1 night (18.02.2010) before 3 days jungle tour. The person who met us was friendly and spoke good English.

We did not book the tour in advance planning to explore options and select what will meet our needs. The information on the web site of the company “Nature Safari” owning the guesthouse (www.naturesafaris.com.br) appeared outdated. When I called them asking if they can book me on one of the standard 4d/3n jungle tour to Amazon Eco Lodge, the person answered that they do not run these tours anymore, but promised to find other options. When we arrived the person at the reception unveiled that the company sold the Amazon Eco Lodge and the new owner does the renovation. But he invited the person from Gero Tours company to discuss options. Gero Tours sends people for similar tour to Ararinha Jungle Hotel which is located about 70 km South-East from Manaus, the same area where Amazon Eco Lodge used to be. We agreed for 3d/2n tour.

All rooms in Mango named by local fish. We got “dorado”. The room was very clean, with painting on the wall representing jungle lake. Aircon worked fine. Interesting detail I saw the first time: doors (external and to the bath room) are from corrugated metal. The hotel located in quiet and safe place in neighborhood with military guarded residence. The guide from Gero Tours told that some military executives live there. The yard of the guesthouse enclosed with fence.

Apart from us there were only 2 other tourist in the whole guest house that night. Breakfast next morning was simple set of cheese and ham slices, toasts, fruits slices served in portions on plates by number of guests.

Now some comments on the down side. When I booked the room via Internet the price was in US dollars. The bill obviously was in Brazilian reals that was expected. What was unexpected the exchange rate. The hotel clerk put 1.97 in the bill, while I exchanged money the same day at 1.79. So resulting cost in US dollars for the room was higher then stated.

Another disappointment came when we returned from the jungle tour. Before we left for this 3 day journey we asked if we can leave one suitcase in the guest house storage room. The person kindly agreed to keep it. When we arrived he was not on duty and the lady who opened the storage room for us asked for 10 reals. I replied that we were not informed about payment upfront. The lady responded that the person who took our luggage forgot to inform us. Finally I paid this money.

And the last. The guesthouse is located in 15 minutes by taxi from the downtown. If you want to see main city attractions or simply looking for the restaurant you have to secure additional 50 reals for the two taxi rides.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

Stayed here for one night before visiting the Amazon jungle and was very impressed. The beds were comfy, the rooms had AC (which were quite loud), the staff spoke good English and the breakfast was good too. We had a problem with our shower but it was fixed immediately and they even gave me a spare room to shower in whilst the problem was being sorted.
On the negative side, the pool looked dirty so we didn't go anywhere near it and there was no restaurant open (but they did provide sandwiches for dinner!)
In contrast, we stayed in the 5 star Hotel Tropical at the end of our Amazon jungle trip and this place was 100 times better!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

I had spent my first night in Manaus at the Ibis Hotel, a theorethıcally much higher standard hotel than Mango's, but, in fact, it turned out that for Manaus accomodation prices are inversally proportioned to quality.

Everything here was of an extremely fine quality: rooms, commonal area, reception and service more in general. And food, oh my God, I would advise to give it a try even if you are not staying here (logistically a bit complicate, though). Simply the best! And all this at half the price I had paid at the aforementioned inn.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

Beautiful grounds with a garden, a clean swimming pool, and huge mango trees made me feel far away from the intense noise and congestion of the city. In the morning I woke up to bird song. The staff were enormously friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and functional. Breakfast was huge with delicious fruit, delectable Brazilian coffee of which I had too much each day because it was so good, and fresh fruit juice. Having breakfast on a veranda overlooking the garden was so nice. One thing I felt was missing were window screens, because I wanted to leave the window open instead of turning on air conditioning. The hotel's willingness to store luggage while we were out seeing pink river dolphins and toucans was a big plus. Overall, a very friendly calm beautiful spot.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2008

We stayed at Mango Guesthouse the night before and after our Amazonas trip.

To be honest, if you have the chance to NOT stay in manaus, don't do it but plan your trip so you leave the day your Amazonas tour is finshed.

The Mango Guesthouse is located about 30 minutes from the airport and Manaus centre.

Even though the place itsself is quite nice and seems to cater for quite a few travellers, we were the only guests during both nights. neverthless, we were offered a wonderful breakfast (the staff even waited for us as we got up quite late).

Unfortunately the pool and the area surrounding it were quite dirty so I didn't bother going for a swim. The room was large but the ventilator so loud and smelly that we had to turn it off to get some sleep.

Overall, Mango Guesthouse is an alright location but just for a night, not more.

  • Liked — Breakfast
  • Disliked — Pool area, Air Conditioning
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

Mango Guest House is in a residental area about half-way between downtown and the Tropical hotels. It's within walking distance -- though a long walk -- of Shopping Amazonas.

Rooms are large and bathrooms adequate. The restaurant is superb: pirarucu, done several ways, and other seafood entrees are outstanding. (During my two stays, classical music, played from the internet, added charm to dinners.)

The owners (one Brazilian, the other Swiss) speak English and all staff members are helpful and friendly. Many travelers stay at Mango before and after Amazon/Negro River cruises or jungle lodge tours. The hotel will arrange transportation to the Tropical Hotel pier and also store baggage you don't want to carry to a boat.

  • Liked — Price, restaurant, free internet, personal service
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed January 2004, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Rua Flavio Espirito Santo N 1 | Kissia II, Manaus, State of Amazonas 69040-250, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Amazonas > Amazon River > Manaus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Manaus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mango Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a residential area with easy access to the International and National Airport, downtown city and the Ponta Negra Beach (10 min car drive each or 30 public transport, available at the door). The Mango Guesthouse has its own Palhoa Restaurant with simple homemade food and is surrounded in walking distance by good restaurants, as well as snack and sandwich stores. The ideal spot for your stay in Manaus on the way to the Amazon Rainforest Adventure Station or the Flotel Piranha Rainforest Adventure Station. ... more   less 
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Mango Guesthouse Manaus, AM, Brazil

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