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Manatus Hotel

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I stayed here as part of a tour of Costa Rica. The 'Manatus Lodge' property is only accessible by motor boat and consists of a reception office, restaurant and 12 separate 'lodges. There is a covered walkway linking all of the lodges to the lagoon jetty, office and restaurant. Each lodge has very efficient air conditioning and...

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HotelManatus, Public Relations Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Tortuguero is such an amazing location that we cannot agree more with you on your description as “a beautiful and special place”. We hope you will decide in the future to visit this mesmerizing Caribbean spot and that will choose Hotel Manatus again as your place to stay. Thanks for all your good comments!

Titusville, FLorida
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I loved this small little resort with 20 rooms. Sergio was there to greet us when we arrived with a cool fruit drink and cold rag for our necks and face. The boat ride there is refreshing and enjoyable especially for us birders. The rooms beds were the most comfortable in any of the places we stayed and the TV...

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HotelManatus, Front Office Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments –especially those regarding our boat rides and the staff! Also, we appreciate your frankness about Joel behavior and we will review the situation to proceed accordingly. Once again, thanks for your words!

Aylesbury
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stayed for 2 nights as part of a Costa Rica tour - this was a superior upgrade. The hotel can only be accessed by boat, which was a delight, not a problem. it is 5 minutes from the village of Tortuguera on the lagoon and surrounded by jungle. The staff, including the manager who is also one of the...

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HotelManatus, Public Relations Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Mosquitos are an issue, which cannot be denied, but is part of what nature brings in this magnificent location that is Tortuguero. We are thankful for you kind words regarding our work and we will keep the same –or even a better- level for our future guest and for your next visit to Costa Rica, which we hope you will...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Manatus Lodge was our first stop on our tour of Costa Rica. The journey to the lodge from pick up in San Jose to the transfer onto the lodge boat and journey down the river to Manatus was a great introduction to the area. The individual lodges are quite dark and simply fiurnished but we spent very little time in...

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HotelManatus, Public Relations Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

It is very satisfying for the Manatus Hotel staff to read that our customers had a great time in our facilities and in the overall trip to this wonderful place that is Tortuguero. We are really happy to read your comments and we will love to have you back at Manatus Hotel.

London
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Second place we visited on our CR adventure and after nearly a 3 1/2 road trip from Santa Barbara near the capital we got to the dock. The boat trip took an hour and a half. We were met by Luis one of the guides who gave us a lot of information on the journey. When we arrived we were...

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HotelManatus, Public Relations Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to put in words your experience at Manatus. We are truly thankful for the good comments and the qualification you gave us and we will pay attention for your recommendation. Thank you so much for choosing Manatus for your vacation in Costa Rica!

yorkshire
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was an absolutely wonderful experience at the beginning of our holiday. The transfers both ways with very smoothly managed and we had breakfast on the way and then unexpected lunch on the way back excellent restaurant., all included in the price. It was a wonderful ride to the hotel with animals and birds being pointed out on the way....

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HotelManatus, Public Relations Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Yes, in Tortuguero, it is important to bring always waterproofs, even during the dry season. Besides that, we are incredibly proud to read such a detailed account of your visit here, with such great comments about our work. Thank you so much for this review!

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Finding Manatus Hotel was a real boon. Small in size but big in atmosphere, comfort, friendliness and facilities, it provided, for us, perfect access to Tortuguero’s fabled waterways away from the crowds which they now, understandably, attract. The Hotel’s boats were small, clean and comfortable and, having 4 stroke outboards, were quite quiet also. The (big) bonus was that the...

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HotelManatus, Public Relations Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

We will love to have you again in our facilities, this time hopefully including the third day you are now longing. At Hotel Manatus we cannot stress more than now how grateful we are with such an amazing review about our services. This encourages us to keep up with the hard work and provide the best experience to all of...

Weybridge
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We spent 2 nights here - unfortunately the weather wasn't great, a bit overcast and some rain but when the sun came out there is a very pleasant small swimming pool. The food was good, especially the tuna and the drinks were reasonably priced - good margaritas. The rooms are quite basic but comfortable and clean. The boat trips which...

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HotelManatus, Public Relations Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments on our facilities, general service and the staff. We understand your discomfort with the town visit. We would have liked you to have a fun visit, but since it was not the case, we apologize for the situation. But we are glad to hear that the rest of trip was comfortable and we hope...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Manatus. Everything was great: the food, service, tours, transfers, drinks, lodging and the grounds. We had a mother sloth and her baby outside her cabin and watching them was a highlight of our trip. The wifi was weak in the rooms but worked well in the office. We were always a small group in...

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HotelManatus, Public Relations Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank so much for that recommendation! We have kind thoughts for your words and we cannot agree with you more on the sloth cuteness. We are truly grateful for you comments.

Worcestershire
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Manatus is beautifully located and looked after by a charming staff and very attentive owner/director. The guides, Adrian and Luis, were exceptional in their knowledge and wildlife spotting abilities. The much smaller boats than the other lodges, sitting only 2 rather than 4 abreast, made for much better wildlife viewing and photography. All meals were included, given the hotel's...

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HotelManatus, Public Relations Manager at Manatus Hotel, responded to this review

Tortuguero is, indeed, a fabulous and unique area. We appreciate all your comments but specially your goods words on the staff. If you ever return to Tortuguero, it would be a pleasure to host you again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manatus Hotel

Address: located 3 minutes from the Tortuguero National Park | Tortuguero, Cosat Ruca, Tortuguero 454-4005, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Price Range: $418 - $554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manatus Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Any lodge I am pretty sure as it is relatively small scale”
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