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“Barely a 3-star; noisy, dirty, dated and way overpriced”

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Hotel Oro Verde Manta
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Manta
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london
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22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Barely a 3-star; noisy, dirty, dated and way overpriced”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Supposedly a 5-star hotel... don't make me laugh. Five star price for sure (for Ecuador anyhow) but a terrible hotel. Probably still the best in Manta, but that's simply because the other ones are even worse. (Having originally booked the Nazo hotel, I checked-out as soon as I saw the room in that awful establishment, and switched the Oro Verde... some improvement but not much!)

Where do I start... The room, facing the beach, had nice view but was incredibly noisy (the doors let all noise from the corridor and main road come in, making it impossible to have a decent night's rest). It was also unacceptably dirty and of overall very low quality (in furnishings, equipment etc). This would be an ok 2-star in the US and perhaps a 3-star in Europe (and probably demolished if in Asia :)). The other nasty surprise were the tiny ants all over the room; when I complained at the front desk they were not at all surprised and offered to give me an anti-ant spray!! Service was not friendly at all, at any point. The only good thing was the breakfast buffet - huge selection and tasty.
(Manta, by the way, is not worth a visit - crappy and nasty, just like their hotels.)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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ORO-VERDE-MANTA, Gerente at Hotel Oro Verde Manta, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
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Estimado Alpha333,
Muchas gracias por tomarse su tiempo y compartir sus comentarios sobre su estancia en Hotel Oro Verde Manta .
Tenga la seguridad que sus comentarios han sido bien revisados y que hemos tomado las acciones pertinentes para que no vuelva a pasar con ningún otro huésped. Porque ustedes son el motor que nos impulsa a trabajar siempre hacia la excelencia .
Para una futura estadía, no dude en tomar contacto conmigo, será un placer atenderlo personalmente.

Cordialmente
Sr. Christophe Moreau
Gerente General
Hotel Oro Verde Manta
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copenhagen
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Coming from Scandinavia, Oro Verde is a perfect place to get away from the Xmas cold and enjoy the warm sunny beach. The perfect location makes it easy to go from the buffet to the pool to the beach, and back again to the jacuzzi or massage. The rooms had a wonderful view of the beach, and all modern conveniences and amenities were available.

While the hotel restaurant was excellent, we can highly recommend walking a short way down the beach to "Oh Mar" for lunch where the fresh seafood was unbelievably good. Since there is a local police station right on the beach the area feels very safe. The beach itself is excellent and is cleaned every morning. Each morning we would take a quick swim in the ocean and then get a fruit shake from one of the many beach vendors. Very refreshing.

The service level at the hotel was very high. Another nice point was the hotel's free shuttle service to and from the airport just a 15 minute drive away.

We enjoyed our stay immensely and look forward to coming back next Xmas.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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ORO-VERDE-MANTA, Gerente at Hotel Oro Verde Manta, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
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Estimado SvelascO
Gracias por compartir sus comentarios sobre su estadía en Hotel Oro Verde de Manta.
Nos alegra que haya disfrutado de nuestras instalaciones , del confort de las habitaciones y la atención personalizada de los colaboradores.

Esperamos para su próxima visita a la ciudad de Manta; seamos su primera opción de alojamiento.

Muchas gracias por su preferencia:

Cordialmente:
Sr. Christophe Moreau
Gerente General
Hotel Oro Verde Manta
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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

The Oro Verde is located on the main beach in Manta, Playa Murcielago. It has large rooms, most of which have an ocean view. The bathrooms are also large with two expansive vanities. The towels were particularly memorable - new, large and fluffy.

The pool is nice and looks like it would be great for families.

Breakfast, included in the room rate was standard Ecuadorean fare but was well prepared and served on a veranda overlooking the Pacific.

The Oro Verde and the Howard Johnson's are the two Manta hotels most likely to meet the expectations of North American travelers. The Oro Verde has a better location with larger rooms while HoJo's also is a fine hotel with a little more English spoken by staff.

Room Tip: Request a room on a higher floor to avoid some of the street noise from the busy street out front.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ORO-VERDE-MANTA, Gerente at Hotel Oro Verde Manta, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
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Estimado PV Texas:
Muchas gracias por preferir nuestros servicios. Hoy tenemos muchos servicios adicionales para ustedes, nuestra razón de ser. Esperamos que cuando visite Ecuador, nos visite en Hotel Oro Verde de Manta y sienta los grandes cambios realizados.
Gracias por hospedarse con nosotros.

Cordialmente:
Sr. Christophe Moreau
Gerente General
Hotel Oro Verde Manta
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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Nice rooms, all have ocean front view, the food was great, their sushi is delitious, the service was slow. But if you are in vacation there is no rush

  • Stayed November 2011
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ORO-VERDE-MANTA, Gerente at Hotel Oro Verde Manta, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
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Estimado MedQuito:
Muchísimas gracias por tomarse su tiempo y comentarnos su experiencia en Hotel Oro Verde Manta. Gracias por preferirnos, esperamos tener la oportunidad de poder servirle para una futura estadía.

Cordialmente:
Sr. Christophe Moreau
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Hotel Oro Verde Manta
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Wonderful place for a honeymoon! It is romantic and cozy. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. The hotel is very versatile; you could host a business dinner, enjoy a
family weekend, or even have a weeding at the beach. Location is superb, walking distance from the busy downtown of the city port of Manta, surrounded by trees and tropical vegetation, with a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. Great place for every taste.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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ORO-VERDE-MANTA, Gerente at Hotel Oro Verde Manta, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
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Estimada MariaPIla...
Gracias por elegirnos como destino de vacaciones en Ecuador.
Esperamos tener la oportunidad de servirle para una futura estadía.

Cordialmente:
Sr. Christophe Moreau
Gerente General
Hotel Oro Verde Manta
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

This jewel on Manta is most definitely my favorite place in the Ecuadorian Coast. The installations are fabulous, rooms are all sea view, neat, and modern. Staff service is so kind you'll likely feel like royalty! And wait until you try the food! Best sushi I have tried in a long time, and most of all, best traditional flavors of the country! Overall, Oro Verde Manta is most definitely the best choice!

  • Stayed August 2011
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ORO-VERDE-MANTA, Gerente at Hotel Oro Verde Manta, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
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Estimada MaJoseDel...
Muchas gracias por preferir nuestros servicios y por disfrutar de nuestras instalaciones.
Esperamos ser su casa en Manta para una futura estadía.

Cordialmente:
Sr. Christophe Moreau
Gerente General
Hotel Oro Verde Manta
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

I staid in this hotel for a week and it was just beautiful. The employees are polite and a great help if you needed something. There was people who came to clean the place everday and make your bed, if wanted. The breakfast was delicious. I didn't agree with the prices for laundry, kind of expensive for Ecuador. The pool was a great place to hang out. The room I staid in had a excellent view of the pool area down to the beach, breath taking actually. I think this hotel was placed perfectly, walking distance to a museum, beach, super market, and a quick dollar taxi that can take you to bars, restaurants, and some pretty cool clubs. Overall it was clean, fun, and in my opinion the best spot to stay in Manta if just vacationing, I can't find anything that I disliked or had a problem with staying here. I hope this encourages you to visit Hotel Oro Verde.

  • Stayed July 2011
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ORO-VERDE-MANTA, Gerente at Hotel Oro Verde Manta, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
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Estimado Bryan0.
Muchas gracias por hospedarse con nosotros y preferir nuestros servicios.
Nos alegra sobremanera que destaque nuestros servicios.
Para una futura estadía, no dude en tomar contacto conmigo, será un placer atenderlo personalmente.

Cordialmente
Sr. Christophe Moreau
Gerente General
Hotel Oro Verde Manta
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Property: Hotel Oro Verde Manta
Address: Av. Malecon y Calle 23 | Playa Murcielago, Manta 130802, Ecuador (Formerly Oro Verde Hotel)
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Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Manta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Manta
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Oro Verde Manta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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