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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was in a nice location and had lush tropical foliage, very close to the main area of town and a short walk to the beach. Unfortunately the website states they have a computer available for guest use which was not the case.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cabinas Marolos is just a solid bed amongst the many lodging options Drake Bay has to offer you. They have large, spacious rooms with own bathrooms and balconies (great to do some birdwatching from. In our case the macaws came flying by each morning) as well as small, basic ones but with shared bathrooms. In both instances, however, they are...

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

A really nice stay. Perfect location for a short walk to the beach. The room was spacious and perfectly fine for sleeping. The staff are only too happy to organize tours which are run by the family. You really feel at ease knowing it's a family business and run very well. Tours are great and a good way to fill...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Cabinas Manolo is great value for money in the Drake Bay Area. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable and the staff are exceptional. We booked all our tours through the capable and friendly ladies at the front desk while playing with the friendly resident dogs. The location is great too right by the beach and restaurants.

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Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Always an outstanding stay at Cabinas Manolo! This is my third time in Drake Bay and always staying at Cabinas Manolo after exploring some other options during my first time. Very friendly and hospitable family-run place with great connections throughout town. Close to the beach to catch boats for tours, but away from loud areas late night. Claudio's restaurant is...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Nice clean place if you have limited budget. Very friendly hotel, near from the beach and other attractions, but very quiet in the same time. Nice point: they take you to the hotel from boat stop. We come back from Drake by bus, bus stop is just in front of hotel.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Perfect for price and location. Was able to check in early and Ingrid and Claudio were very friendly. They helped me to get to tour I booked and provided any information I needed. Hammocks were great to lounge on during the rainstorms and rooms were cool enough with the fan!

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Reviewed June 26, 2016

We stayed in the rental house next to the hotel. It was perfect for our group of 6(4 adults and 2 kids). It was nice, clean, and had everything we needed to be comfortable. The staff was incredibly kind and helpful. They helped us arrange the tours we wanted and made sure we were well taken care of. They have...

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Ingris M, Manager at Cabinas Manolo, responded to this review

We were pleased to host you and your nice family. I´m glad you felt comfortable in the fully equipped house and enjoyed the great food at ¨Claudio´s Grill¨!

Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We booked the private cabinas here. Wasn't quite what we expected. We wished we would have spent some more money for better value. Especially during the summer it's so hot and humid in Drake Bay; you're sweating from sunrise till sunset. We wanted to come 'home' in a nice place. Plus: - Taxi from the beach to accommodation upon arrival...

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Reviewed February 27, 2016

Stayed in a private room which was of a adequate size and with mosquitero. Bathrooms were clean! Liked the hammocks in Front of the room and the jungle noises I could hear when Fällung asleep. Staff was very friendly. I didn't like bahia Drake too mich though, exceptfor the very good snorkeking/diving near isla caña I wouldn't say it's worth...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cabinas Manolo is located in downtown Drake Bay at 250 meters from the beach. Cabinas Manolo is run by a Costarican family, so it is much easier for us to make you feel like in home. We offer a personalized service. Cabinas Manolo is like a home away from home. The restaurant has a wide variety of delicious and tasty dishes every day. Vegetarian and special diets can be accommodated. Tours: We offer tours to Corcovado National Park, Caño Island, dolphins and whale watch, horseback rides, kayaks, mangrove tours, night hike tour, sport fish and other tours around the zone. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas Manolo

Address: Drake Bay | Drake Bay downtown, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: $24 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabinas Manolo 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Upstairs rooms have more air/ventilation.”
 of 5 bubbles trippou, Jan 17, 2016 | Read review
“we enjoyed the villa as we had our own private bathroom, all other rooms seemed to share bathrooms and showers outside of their room. i have photos on my google + if you would like to see them, but the photos on trip advisor are accurate”
 of 5 bubbles 124catg, Jun 28, 2015 | Read review
“If you get the chance, rent the room which is under their “house”. A little far from the reception but you get a real nice quiet place, which is also closer to the town/beach (50mts closer).”
 of 5 bubbles C982TYfernandom, Jan 2, 2015 | Read review
“up stairs is better because of the cockroach”
 of 5 bubbles Verovx, Aug 7, 2014 | Read review
“This hotel is hard to locate, however the owner will be on the shoreline waiting for the guests to arrive from the boat taxi.”
 of 5 bubbles 704carlam, Aug 2, 2014 | Read review
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