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“Very nice location, even nicer staff”
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Manatus Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Tortuguero
Certificate of Excellence
Odijk
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169 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Very nice location, even nicer staff”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Location was superb. The hotel is not located in Tortuguero Village, but a few minutes on a boat outside, which means you will have an undisturbed nights rest. The rooms are very nice, with a lot of attention to detail. The airco is very nice in this warm climate and above all, its silent! The beds were very nice and we slept like a rose.

The ride to Manatus is already a lot of fun. On the way there is a stop with a nice lunch and you also make a blitz visit to a banana plant. On the spot you can enjoy some fresh coconut milk right from the nut. Delicious.

After this bumpy ride, you jump on a boat with another guide pointing out nice stuff you encounter on your way to the hotel. We saw a lot of birds and a herd of water buffalo.

When you arrive at the location itself, you are greeted with a nice cold towel to wipe of the sweat of your face and the most delicious fruit cocktail.

The food is of superb quality (good restaurant quality) and the staff is very very nice. They speak perfectly english, and they were even friendly enough to help us a bit with learning spanish.

The trips arranged in Tortuguero itself are also very nice.

Its really a shame that Manatus isn't meantioned in Lonely Planet (at least not in our edition). You should take advantage of this, because now there is a higher chance they still got some vacancies left.

Room Tip: The rooms at the riverside are a big better view-wise, all rooms are really nice though.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Great little hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. The boat ride to and from the hotel is an experience in itself and the excursions in open boats on the waterways are rich in wildlife experiences, particularly so for birds. We also saw sloths, howler monkeys, capucine monkeys and alligators, some of them at very close distance.

The food is good and the rooms are more than adequate.

Heartily recommended!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

what a great place, in the middle of the rain forest and on the banks of one of the waterways it is situated in a dreamy place.

The food was very good, the rooms spacious and very comfortable
and the stuff very helpful and kind,

The location and atmosphere are exceptional, we woke up in the mornings to the sounds of the Howler monkeys ...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saint Nom la Breteche
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

This hotel is North of the Tortuguero Park which you Will reach after one hour of a superb bot ride. There you will find a small place - 12 rooms- and a most friendly service. Tours are organized twice a day to visit by boat the surroundings and learn about the flora and fauna. Good mélasse included in the Price. Rooms could be better and the total price is rather expensive.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Bretagne
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

A small gem, great location and wonderful service. Airconditioned spacious rooms, wonderful sun deck and pool and very friendly staff. The hotel is small which is what you want so that all the excursions are also in very small groups, much better for wildlife observation. Tortueguero is a must if you come to costa rica, incredible wildlife not only turtles but a paradise also for bird watchers and animal lovers. Monkeys, sloth, snakes, right in the hotel gardens, not to forget the venomous frog and boa!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Manatus Hotel

Property: Manatus Hotel
Address: located 3 minutes from the Tortuguero National Park | located 3 minutes from the Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero 454-4005, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Tortuguero
Price range (per night): ₹ 20,132 - ₹ 28,520
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manatus Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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