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Manta Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 July 2009

Remote and worth it. If you have developed an allergy to big impersonal resorts, beach vendors, time share vendors, cattle boats and general "assembly line" type dive operations, Manta Lodge IS the place for you. There is NONE of that there. I have been everywhere and I needed to find a new place where I could take my 18 year...

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Florida
Reviewed 16 July 2009

Just had a Group of Sport Diver Magazine Readers at Manta Lodge and Tobago Dive Experience for a week of Diving and fun. The Staff could not have been more friendlier, you feel like part of the "Family" almost the minute you arrive. The food was authentic and tasty, the rooms comfortable and the Diving was out of this world!...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 16 July 2009

This trip felt more like visiting family members with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the area and culture than booking a trip with a group. Sean Robinson and the folks at Manta Lodge welcomed us in and really enjoyed showing us the area, making the experience very fulfilling. Staff was extremely helpful and accommodating and couldn't have done more....

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Providence, RI
Reviewed 22 June 2009

When we arrived, we were met by Shaun Robinson, the owner, who encouraged us to treat the hotel as our home away from home. At first I was skeptical - but quickly realized that he meant it with all sincerity. He - and all the dive staff - were genuinely interested in understanding what would make our vacation memorable, fun...

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tdeManta, Owner at Manta Lodge, responded to this review

Why is Manta Lodge rated as a bed and breakfast, we are a 22 room hotel and prefer to be rated with the hotels with whom we were rated until about 2 weeks ago when the rating changed to bed and breakfast.

Winchester
Reviewed 18 June 2009

Yet again we enjoyed a fantastic 10 days in Tobago. The diving as always was superb, we saw mantas, moray eels, nurse sharks, lobsters, loads of fish, the beautiful Japanese Gardens, did a wreck dive. Such a fantastic crew of people that run the centre, from sexy Sean the owner, Kester the great, Silton the best Boat Captain ever, Camnee...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 June 2009

My wife and I stayed two nights at the Manta in June 2009. The most impressive part was the help we received from Vidya in actually getting to and from the Manta (transport, accommodation), and the comfort of our stay once there. The Manta is not a place for people who want 5 star everything, but if you want comfortable...

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Calgary
Reviewed 24 May 2009

This review is of the hotel only. The diving operation associated with the hotel deserves its own tome. Clyde - proprietor of the hotel, head of the family and most gracious and generous host - really makes the atmosphere of this hotel. He is cool, laid back and extremely approachable. The hotel rooms are basic but functional and quite roomy,...

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Florida
Reviewed 19 May 2009

I spent 7 days at the Manta Lodge with friends and my 3 sons. The hotel was truly a "dive lodge" with clean, comfortable rooms, clean pool, plenty of food, and a cozy bar. When meeting the owner, Sean, on day one, he said this is not a hotel, but a home with 20 something rooms for guests. The week...

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erie
Reviewed 8 May 2009

I loved the Manta Lodge. I'd give it ten stars if i could. The staff were very friendly, and helpful. We never wanted for anything. The diving was fantastic. The only reason i gave the room 4 of 5 was because it didn't have a fridge, and if that is my only complaint, than that is saying something very positive...

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trinidad
Reviewed 15 April 2009

My stay at the Manta Lodge was wondeful. My finance and I stayed for 5 nights and did six dives with the resident dive shop, Tobago Dive Experience, and we enjoyed every minute of it . Firstly the hotel is located just opposite the beach, all the rooms have a wonderful seaview, and off course some of the most beautiful...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
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
Region: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Speyside
Price Range: $80 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manta Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Manta Hotel Speyside
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“This apartment was on the ground floor right below their cafe. Easy access to the beach right out front and the dive shop next door.”
woodstockhoustons, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you want a room that is quieter ask for one farther away from the dining, office and dive shop.”
SusanH742, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“I liked having a queen and twin bed, but you can ask for two twins to be put together to make a king. We were on the first level, which is fewer stairs.”
sls1124, 3 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The roof deck on room 12 is right above the jasmine tree and offers great sunrises and star gazing.”
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janas804, 12 May 2014 | Read review
“We stayed on second floor it was nice but maybe a little close to the bar south side was a bit better but all rooms were good nice balcony to sit and enjoy the view of ocean.”
  • Thats one of the dive boats lots of room and comfortable
jkrk21, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
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