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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon in Dominica and it was definitely worth the quick visit. The views are some of the most stunning on the island and the cabins provide everything you need to get away from it all for a few days. The road up to the cabins as people have mentioned is very steep...

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. We are sorry about the mosquitos. Unfortunately the problem is island-wide at this time of year. Usually, up here on the mountain, we have plenty of breeze to keep them away. It's unfortunate that the nights you were here were fairly still. Glad you found the coils useful though. Kind regards and thanks again...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We selected this property after combing through all the available options on Dominica, and wow, what a pick it was! Keep in mind that this is a very remote location, and you'll need a 4x4 car to make the most out of your stay, we've seen guests without their own transport, but you'd want to be in good physical shape...

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River, responded to this review

HI Marika and Tomo, Thanks so much for such a detailed review. It will be really helpful for future guests to get a feel for the place. Thanks to you feedback, we have now made sure all the cottages have two solar reading lamps. And, yes, plans for the restaurant are underway. We are hoping to have it open by...

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 April 2014

It's almost like words cannot describe such a gem. Yes, the views are amazing all day, every day. It's like a happy dream. We woke up to the most lovely morning bird songs and spent relaxing evenings next to the Manicou River. The cabins, so well appointed and designed are comfortable and inspire relaxation. It felt like every detail was...

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing this beautiful and detailed review. Living at Manicou River is a joy and a privilege but it is also very hard work. Getting the accommodation to the standard that met our vision over the past year has been a real trial. It is so heart-warming for us to hear that all this hard work has...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2014

When we arrived we didn’t estimate the road to be as crazy as it was. We thought that our taxi would be able to make the trip up the mountain. So when we got to the bottom, the owner of Poonkies bar located at the bottom of the hill, laughed and “Said you’re not making it up the hill in...

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River, responded to this review

Hi Cory and Sheri, We really appreciate you guys taking time to write a review. We enjoyed having you around (as did Trevor!). Please do come back and stay for longer next time. With kind regards, Kate and Patrick.

Reviewed 5 April 2014

We stayed here in early March 2014, for 3 nights and this place was simply perfection. As a couple who like to do our bit for the environment but without compromising too much on luxury touches on a holiday, this place was the perfect choice. Kate and Patrick are a lovely, fun and welcoming couple who make you feel more...

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River, responded to this review

Hi Guilio, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It's great to know that all our hard work can bring people such joy. Please do come back. The restaurant should be complete before the end of this year. Kind regards, Kate, Patrick and Balloo (the puppy).

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We had a feeling based on our research that we would love this place, but actually arriving there was magical. We got there at night after a long day hiking to the boiling lake. When we woke up an realized where we were, it felt like heaven and we never wanted to leave the room. The room is so lovely...

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this. We really enjoyed meeting you guys and sincerely hope you will return some day. Warm regards, Kate and Patrick

Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Make no mistake - this is not a high-end resort with luxurious amenities. But it is one of the nicest places to stay on Dominica and there is luxury. Book early. Utilize their offer to arrange transportation to their place and then to rent a 4X4 (a must). Enjoy the remote location, but with access to everything you really need....

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We just spent three nights at Manicou River (were originally going to stay two but liked it so much), after also spending three nights at Crescent Moon Cabins (which we loved to pieces if people are looking to split time between locations). The Manicou River cabins are so clean and remarkably well-appointed - from the kitchens (loved all the supplies...

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough and kind review. We are so happy that Manicou River helped to make your stay on Dominica a memorable one. You and Andrew were great guests. We really enjoyed meeting you. Keep in touch via Facebook. Kate and Patrick

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Image a treehouse with a postcard perfect view over the bay and sunset from bed or the hammock - could not be better! Plus a attentive management team. Be sure to rent a 4-wheel-drive to reacht the hotel. My favorite place on Dominica!!

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River, responded to this review

Hi Fabian, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We really enjoyed meeting you guys. Please come back! Kind regards, Kate and Patrick

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 21 December 2013

My wife and I honeymooned here in November 2012. We spend 5 awesome days, 4 nights in the tree house. The place is a short drive down to a beautiful bay with beach and great snorkeling, a short trip to Portsmouth market and restaurants, the local school, fishermen selling fresh catch and easy access to the West Highway. Hide your...

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Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou River, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Since taking over in April 2013 we have introduced many improvements including some hand-made wooden boxes for storing food and keeping it out of reach of those thieving birds! Kate and Patrick.

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT SINCE APRIL 2013. Manicou River is a collection of hand-crafted wooden cottages perched on the mountainside high above Douglas Bay and the Cabrits National Park on the beautiful, pristine island of Dominica. Our view is one of the best on the island, taking in mountains, the Caribbean Sea and the small town of Portsmouth below. We offer a simple, relaxing, nature experience with just the right touches of luxury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manicou River

Address: Tanetane, Portsmouth, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: $347 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manicou River 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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Also Known As:
Manicou River Eco Hotel Portsmouth
Manicou River Dominica/Portsmouth
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“We preferred bottom 2 cottages because they are more open. Top cottage has lattice wall to separate main room from outside railing/deck.”
 of 5 bubbles AJDirt, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rent a car that can handle the dominican roads!”
 of 5 bubbles 500freyah, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are three cottages. We stayed in Cottage #1--which was the highest up, but I honestly think they are all equivalent.”
 of 5 bubbles 215jenniw, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Tree houses that are completely open allow an amazing Eco-tourist experience, spectacular views and the opportunity to fully experience the flora and fauna of Dominica.”
 of 5 bubbles robins135, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Can't go wrong. There is one villa that is larger for families but beyond that each cottage has stunning views and surroundings.”
 of 5 bubbles 480christyc, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
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