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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

Thanks to a great diving staff. They were patient when teaching us to dive and provided great instruction and guided dives. The variety of dives available here is just stunning....we got to dive several locations on reefs, but also rockier adventure dives at Giles, London Bridge and Sisters that were totally different. All were beautiful, but the best overall memory... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

If your looking for the Hilton, this aint it. It is a nice family run lodge thats great for divers. The other reviews about cleanliness are accurate, but if you have traveled in the Caribbean, you should expect things like dirt in the corners, bugs and bats. The hotel is in the same area as a bird sanctuary, so be... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

I spent a full week at Manta Lodge, and went diving with their dive shop every day I was there. Note that anyone looking for a luxurious resort, or an active nightlife or obsequious staff won't find it here. Manta Lodge is a small, informal, family-run hotel. Speyside is quiet and relaxing. Trinis/Tobagians don't need to be ingratiating to tourists,... More 

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Driftwood, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

In spite of promising wireless internet, it was not available throughout our week-long stay. The coffee in the common area was hit and miss - some mornings it was the dregs of the previous day's coffee - cold and lifeless. Other mornings it was piping hot and accompanied by milk. The kitchen staff was unable to cook anything with cheese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

My husband and I traveled with friends to Tobago spending 5 nights at Manta Lodge. I'd have to say the best thing about this hotel is location and friendliness of staff. The dive shop owner Sean was very hospitable. Their food, although a bit on the pricy side for some of the dinners was exceptional, and actually very quick service... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

Manta Lodge is a small establishment located a short walk from several restaurants and across the street from the ocean (not right on the ocean or beach). The rooms are adequate nothing fancy. Our room had some issues: hot water in shower was minimal for two people to shower without keeing the water at a trickle, there were bats that... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2010

Manta is one of the few places where I and many others have walked in and felt like we are home..Sean is probably the best Dive Master in the Caribbean and Clyde the most gentle man I have ever met. It does not get better than this folks..the diving is superb and atmosphere is just right. Can't wait to return.... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

poor resort and diving staff.. started with hard bed to squeeky bed. Charged for safe deposit box, nickle and dime operation. Food was fair at best with not enough for the group. Diving staff not safe with short fills and no communication between diver and group leader. Gear not taken care of and found fins on cameras. No rinse tanks... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

Manta Lodge is very disorganized. They actually entered rooms in the middle of the night to see which were occupied while they were trying to check in new guests. They took as long as 90 minutes to serve breakfasts of scrambled eggs and toast. I'd seen the place described as a luxury inn, but the rooms are really quite plain,... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Beatutiful hummingbirds, far away from most things, save dives and H2O, BRING YOUR OWN SNACKS!!!

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cozy 22 room property may be small, but it still features a number of 'big' amenities - the Green Moray Bar & Restaurant, soft sand beach, full service dive shop, freshwater swimming pool, reading nook with a multi-lingual lending library, endless hiking trails and plenty of room to relax! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manta Lodge

Address: Windward Road, Speyside, Tobago
Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Speyside
Price Range: $60 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manta Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Manta Hotel Speyside
Manta Lodge Tobago/Speyside
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