My husband and I were spending a week in Point Reyes. We were staying at a vacation rental house which was very nice but was lacking a hot tub. We decided that we would really like to spend the last couple of nights of our vacation soaking in a hot tub. We were informed by friends that Mankas was one of the hotels in the area that offered rooms with private hot tubs. We called up Mankas and were informed by a very rude receptionist that the rooms with private hot tubs ranged from approx. $400-$700 a night. That seemed pricey to us seeing as how we were only paying $175 a night for a beautiful vacation home with bay views. However, we decided to go to dinner at Mankas and check our the accommodations while we were over there. We were not at all impressed with our dining experience. When we arrived for dinner we were told by the rude hostess to "take a seat" in the lobby. However, the very small lobby was filled with people and there was not a single seat anywhere. There were crowds of people standing against all available wall space also. We retreated outside and waited in the cold. We were relieved to finally be seated at our table 20 minutes later than our reservation time. We were not at all impressed by the food and we were even less impressed by our service. When we ordered a bottle of $100 white wine the waiter brought it out to the table warm and with the label ripped and torn. It looked like a $5 bottle of wine that they had picked up at Safeway. And anyone that has drank warm white wine knows how horrible it is. They put a pitcher of water at your table and it is your responsibility to pour your own water. The waiter was cold and rude and made HORRIBLE wine recommendations. He recommended a Cabernet with a meal that consisted of mostly seafood! Dinner consisted of 1 oyster, 1/4 of a small dungeness crab (which we had to clean and pick ourselves), mediocre duck and the worst dessert I have ever eaten. The portions are very small. We were still hungry at the end of the meal and went home and cooked some burgers. After our dining experience we decided that none of the rooms at Mankas could possibly be worth $400-$700 a night! Everything at Mankas seems to be overpriced. And everyone working at Mankas seems to be cold and rude. Not a warm and welcoming place to eat or stay. Don't bother staying here. I wouldn't even bother eating at the restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Due to a fire, Manka's is closed until further notice. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manka`s Inverness Hotel Inverness
- Mankas Inverness Lodge