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“Just the View Says Everything” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manago Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, WA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just the View Says Everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2006

Having been to Hawaii many times before, I have never had a more relaxing time then staying at the Manago. If you are looking for some peace and quiet, clean rooms, excellent food for a low price, and a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle then this is the place for you. We stayed in a room in the middle of the third floor and other than the occasional rain showers heard nothing past about 9pm. The rooms are basic; 2 queen size beds, a single table, 2 chairs, a clock radio that picks up about 2 stations and a bathroom with a standing shower. There is no phone, TV or bathtub in the room, but hey, you are in a tropical paradise, how much time are you going to be spending in your room? The Manago is a family owned and you will not find nicer people. The owner helps cook the food and visits the people eating during every meal. The fish and the beef is amazing. I grew up in Washington and I have to say the fish tastes better here than at an expensive restaurant back in Seattle. One thing you have to try is when you order breakfast in the morning, order the rice and put fresh lime juice on it, its to die for!

  • Stayed June 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank vankee
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2006

The Manago Hotel is one of a few island treasures remaining. It is a reminder of a simpler and more peaceful time. There are no televisions or air conditioners in their rooms. Not having the distraction of a tv, allowed us to relax , read or talk while enjoying their beautiful sunsets on the lanai overlooking the Kona coastline. Since the hotel is located about 1,400 ft above sea level, it is usually cool, even in the summer. We used the overhead ceiling fan only ocassionally. Our room was comfortable and clean. The dining room is large and rustic with the service prompt and courteous. The line of people patiently waiting for their turn to dine is a testament to the popularity of their restaurant. We had their famous pork chops two nights in a row. The Manago Hotel experience is not for everyone. However, if you enjoyed "the good ol days" or just curious to see what it was like, a visit to this 89 year old establishment is worth your time. Just remember, it is a no frills country-style inn with a lot of aloha!

  • Liked — No tv
  • Disliked — nothing comes to mind
  • Tips/Secrets — Wonderful no frills basic accomodation with a nostalgic air.
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank G'dayMate
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2006

The Manago is Old Hawaii the way it used to be. You come here to be in a tropical paradise away from all the commercialism of the Waikaloa area.

The rooms are cheap and clean. The hotel is not on the ocean, but as everywhere on the Kona Coast, you can drive to a nearby beach relatively quickly.

The restaurant serves hearty, basic Hawaiian fare in the old style dining room. It's cheap and basic, but filling, and worth going to just to watch real Hawaiians eating a meal out.

There are bugs there, as there are everywhere in Hawaii...it's the tropics for crying out loud....

If you want 8 pools and a sterile hotel room stay at Waikaloa and pay five times as much.

If you want to stay in a place that evokes real Hawaii stay at the Manago.

  • Liked — Authenticity
  • Disliked — Distance from the Beach
  • Tips/Secrets — Give in to the Aloha
  • Stayed July 2005, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Deedumans
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Chennai, India
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2006

My husband and I stayed here for a night in May 06.
We landed in Hilo, and made a clockwise tour of the island.
We had the top floor, which was good, and a room in the corner, keeping in mind comments about noise from other rooms leaking through.
I'm not sure if the room next to us was occupied or not, but we heard nothing.
The room did smell musty, though, but for the price, it was good.
It was basic, andd go only if you don't plan to spend too much time in the room.

Meera

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank hawaiiantrip
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San Francisco
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2006

I found the Manago hotel online, and read the reviews at Trip Advisor prior to booking. I loved the idea of staying at a historic hotel, and the staff were very nice. There is ample parking, a good restaurant down the road (Senor Billy's) and a supermarket close by. The Manago is definitely the most affordable place close to Kona; it's only about a 20 minute drive to the beach. I was traveling alone and stayed in the shared-bath accomodations in the building above the reception and restaurant areas. The rooms are furnished with dingy, worn furniture that would be appreciated as vintage if they were clean and maintained. I checked into my first room before housekeeping made the beds and was dismayed to see the mattress I was going to sleep on--it was dirty and stained. The sheets that were later put on the bed were clean, but the spread smelled of perfume from the last occupant. The room was very hot and had no fan. It was also very noisy because of the screen insert above the door and because of the thin walls: I could hear my neighbor's entire cell phone conversations one night, and the lyrics of the music playing in the next room on another night. Additionally, I had the room next to the bathroom the first night. I could hear EVERYTHING people were doing in the bathroom, and I mean everything, as if it were occurring in my room. Don't get a room next to the bathroom! Oh, and the second room I occupied had small bugs at night that scurried into hiding when I turned on the light --baby roaches? Yuk! It's possible that these problems are only associated with the budget accomodations in the building close to the street. The building behind it contains rooms with private baths that are more expensive. I didn't check them out, but there are numerous other reviews that comment on them. Given the lack of budget accomodations close to Kona, I might give this place another shot, but only in the newer rooms with private baths. Note to single women travelers: it seems that there are some long-term residents that stay at the hotel, some of whom are male and pretty creepy. They hang out in the TV room on the first floor in the daytime. It made me a little uncomfortable.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
12 Thank bikegirl17
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Additional Information about Manago Hotel

Property: Manago Hotel
Address: 82-6155 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Captain Cook
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Captain Cook
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,385 - ₹ 5,366
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Manago Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manago Hotel is located in Captain Cook Town on the slopes of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 1,350 ft. It overlooks the beautiful Kealakekua Bay, and the ancient Hawaiian Place of Refuge in Honaunau. This is an ideal location with cool, quiet nights and sunny days, where travelers can relax and sleep comfortably. ... more   less 
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