I stayed at the Hotel Tropical in Dec. 2004. This is an excellent hotel with good service - of course you'll pay for this. The staff is attentive, the food is good and on the night I stayed there, there was a free dance performance depicting Amazonian Indians which was very good. (This is only 3 nights a week - so check with the hotel when you make your reservation).
There are 2 large swimming pools - with waterfalls, waves....(luxury amenities in the heart of the Amazon) and a small zoo with most of the animals from the Amazon (although I felt really sorry to see a magnificent Jaguar cooped up in a small cage). The only reason I stayed at the Hotel Tropical was for my flight connections (you can see whatever there is in Manaus in a couple of hours) - still if you have to stay here, this hotel is definitely recommended.
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included