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Manatus Hotel

Located 3 Minutes from the Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 454-4005 Costa Rica
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#2 of 10 hotels in Tortuguero
Travelers' Choice
Manatus is the only hotel in Tortuguero that offers all the comforts of the modern world in an exotic and wild environment. Our hotel is an oasis of peace surrounded by a real wildlife sanctuary. Experience ecotourism and adventure, and then relax and enjoy the wonderful amenities of our hotel. Come live the Manatus experience!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lyndac1984 wrote a review May 2020
Lichfield, United Kingdom75 contributions12 helpful votes
The hotel and tours were excellent. The hotel itself was clean and the grounds were full of wild life. On arrival the owner was there to greet us and we sat down to a 3 course a la carte lunch. The food and staff were amazing. The pool was lovely and Our room had aircon which my husband needed there was a fridge and coffee maker. On the 2nd day the mosquitoes were very troublesome and although I don’t get bothered by them they were landing on me. A few people got bitten badly as the restaurant is open air. The boat tours from the hotel were brilliant.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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luandanjenny wrote a review Mar 2020
Somerset, United Kingdom17 contributions6 helpful votes
Two nights were just too short, as we found the lodge a lovely little place to stay and unwind. The food was surprisingly good and the restaurant staff, Alex and Jamon, took good care of us. Our cottage had a lovely view over the canal and was surrounded by an abundance of vegetation. Luis was an informative guide and it was such fun to be on the lookout for wildlife from the river craft with its powerful motor. Strange though that the Manager seemed so disinterested in his guests.
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Date of stay: March 2020
LiMcG wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom95 contributions20 helpful votes
Small hotel with lovely well equipped rooms. Beautiful gardens with lots of flowering shrubs right on the water. Saw loads of different species of birds also sloths and monkeys on the hotel site itself. Excellent guides run boat and walking tours from the hotel . Food is good but not for gourmands.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
havenexile wrote a review Mar 2020
dalston163 contributions43 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights and really enjoyed it although there was torrential rain most of the time. The rain didn't stop the boat tours from the hotel, saw plenty of wildlife and the guide Luis was excellent. Also saw a sloth in hotel grounds which was pointed out by staff. Rooms clean and spacious, all staff very friendly. Air conditioning was a bonus. While food was very good we would have preferred a lighter choice at lunch, eg sandwiches, instead of full meal. Strangely there were plenty of vegetarian choices at lunch but at dinner just pasta & pizza which was disappointing
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Date of stay: February 2020
MarkB186338 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom162 contributions109 helpful votes
This is a smaller hotel than many on this river with only 12 rooms and therefore the service has a more personal approach. The staff are very welcoming. The rooms are nice with 2 very comfortable beds and a good shower. There is free WiFi, coffee making facilities and drinking water at many points around the grounds. The food is included and is of a very good standard, however not for those on a diet. We carried out three trips with Luis, our guide, who was excellent and enabled us to see much of the wildlife. The hotel boats have both an outboard and an electric motor which enables you to go down certain canals that other hotels are unable to. The whole experience was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manatus Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Manatus Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sea Turtle Conservancy (1.3 miles) and Sendero Cerro Tortuguero (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manatus Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Manatus Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Manatus Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Manatus Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mi Niño, Donde Richard, and Budda Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manatus Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Manatus Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Manatus Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manatus Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Manatus Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Manatus Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.