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Manatus Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica | Located 3 Minutes From the Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 454-4005, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Tortuguero
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We had a delightful stay here. Very comfortable room with two canopied beds. The food was excellent and the dining room wait staff was helpful and friendly. Groundskeepers were hard at work keeping the lawn areas neat and clean. We were very fortunate to have great wildlife experiences here, seeing and hearing lots of howler monkeys and watching a sloth with a baby on her chest.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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White Plains, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Spent 3 days here. Cabins are clean and neat. Outdoor shower amazing, had monkeys overhead in nearby trees. The grounds were alive with parrots, sloths, monkeys. An amazing experience.
Rey and Roberto our guides on the waterways were very knowledgable. Great guys. Had so much fun. Food was good, dining outside wonderful. Staff knew our names by end of 1st day and addressed us so. Everyone makes you feel welcomed.
If you want to experience the beauty of Tortuguero with some comforts this is the place to go.

Room Tip: We had room #6 which overlooked front of complex and water.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This place has everything. Pura Vida! Just to mention some of the things we really, really liked; the boat trips on, Tortuguerro Village, the Carribean ocean, the staff, the rooms, the wild life, the nature, the sloths,

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is our first visit to Costa Rica and we arrived at the hotel after a long transfer.
Well, it was worth !!
Nice spacious rooms, very well equipped,a.c.,screens,etc...
Outside lush tropical gardens beatifully kept. The tours they offer is also worth the money, ours guide Rey was very helpful. The remoteness of the place and the pristine tropical forest made it an incredible experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WestCountryTwo
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was our second visit to this hotel. We were picked up from Cano Blanco Pier in their boat and whisked up the river at breakneck speed - the transfer took about one hour thirty minutes. After a nice lunch, we went on the boat again across the river to Tortugero village.
We were hosted by our guide, Chito, who showed us the turtle beach behind the village.
Next morning, and afternoon, we went in an open boat with Chito (and Manfred) to search for birds and wildlife on the banks of the rivers and canals. We saw sloths, monkeys, river turtles and an amazing variety of birds. A fabulous day, made really special by Chito's comprehensive knowledge of the local wildlife, flora and fauna. He was measured and intelligent in the way he inter-acted with us, a true professional. Top man.
The food and service at the hotel were excellent, - the rooms were great, wi-fi, tv, air-conditioning, etc. and we had two four poster beds.
The whole experience was superb. Well done, Manatus.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Garland, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We try to visit Costa at least once a year and have been doing so for last five years, or so. We love the rainforest area around the little town of Tortuguero, at the Carribbean Sea. Very remote, very prestine, with wonderful air conditioned accomodations our favorite hotel, in that area, is the Manatus Hotel. Best of the best Great people, great dining (included), very friendly service, and a wonderful relaxing vacation. The Manatus and it's staff, and owner, Roberto, always deliver a great experience. We especially love traveling with the knowledgeable guides, on the included nearby canal boat tours, twice dayly, to spot the "wild life". Awesome for photographers. We'll be returning, again, next month. Even if you stay for one night (we stay five), the Manatus is a treasure not to be missed on your trip to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Was it the wonderful people (some of the nicest we've ever met)? The unbelievable experience of watching the turtles laying their eggs? Was it the howler monkeys outside the lodge? The tours of the waterways with close-up encounters of lizards, birds, more monkeys, fabulous flowers? The tropical beverages awaiting us as we debarked the boat?

This was one of the highlights of our amazing trip to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica | Located 3 Minutes From the Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 454-4005, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Tortuguero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manatus Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A room at Manatus Hotel begins with an extraordinary sense of peace and comfort. Your guest room is designed to inspire, its beauty connects you with the surrounding environment of a wildlife sanctuary and the water canals, while ensuring your comfort and convenience. Here at Manatus Hotel, the first class experience is the rule rather than the exception. We offer all the possibilities for family getaways, romantic escapades, vacations and wildlife adventures. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Manatus Hotel Tortuguero
Manatus Hotel Costa Rica/Tortuguero

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