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“Nice and clean but no monkeys!”

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Manakin Lodge Monteverde
Ranked #17 of 39 Monteverde B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Nice and clean but no monkeys!”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Friendly staff, nice and clean rooms and good breakfast. The only thing missing was the monkeys ;o)

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Evansville, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Nice place to stay, although the rooms were quite spartan. They had the best breakfast of any place we stayed in Costa Rica. Only about 10 minutes to the cloud forest and in town so walking distance to all restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

A great stay is all about great people. From the moment I arrived until the day I left the owners were very helpful. I am a mature woman travelling alone and I speak very little Spanish and booking shuttles, trips etc can be a problem. They were upfront and honest.
The room was larger attached en-suite was bigger than I was expecting, best of all the water was hot and the whole room was really clean. The breakfast was excellent - great scrambled eggs, hey they were $1 extra which I would pay in a heartbeat rather than that churned up mush one gets at 4* hotels. It is not a luxury hotel, it is a budget hotel but well worth every penny - I would definitely stay again.
Johnny, the son of the owner is a guide and has a growing tour company business. I took two of his tours. Firstly a walking tour through the cloud forest. His knowledge was excellent, we went at my pace (not his) there was no stress, he was charming and a joy to be with. The next was a night tour, amazing, wonderful, terrific - everything comes out at night, its like a whole other world, well worth it.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed in Manakin Lodge for 2 nights in superior room. Room was very clean with a nice porch and spacious. Originally we booked a standard room, but once we saw the superior one with the view and porch, we upgraded. Place is well situated especially when you have a car. Family is friendly and willing to help you.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

I just got back from the Manakin Lodge. For the price you can't beat it. Very clean, good breakfast included, very nice owners. I've stayed there at least 4 times over the part 3 years, and always had a pleasant stay. One guy complained about the wind, not much they can do about that, it's the lower part of a cloud forest. Cloud forest is created by high winds. Once you get into the forest above with very tall dense trees you don't notice the wind, but in town it can be windy. Dogs and chickens are a part of Central American travel, always travel with earplugs.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

The hotel is administrate by a family and everyone was nice and helpful. We were there on january 26th 2012 and it was very windy. It seems that at the top of the mountain it's often like this at night and in the morning. Its also cold at night and a warm sweater is good to have. The hotel is very cleen and the breakfast included was good. There were a choice between continental or typical breakfast. The only problem was the water in the shower: just a little bit warm but other guest had warm water!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

This is a quaint nice place. ALL the staff are so nice and friendly.

But Don't book the night tour with them!! I was booked in with a girl and he took us just to some sites around the road in the town. He seemed to know his stuff but soon after started the tour because we were chatting about how much we were enjoying costa rica he wanted to end the tour and drop us off at a bar so we could hook up!!!!!????? Then he gave us this long speech and nobody talked for the rest of the tour and there was this uncomfortable silence. At the end he said now he had to go hike a few hours to bring food to a friend somewhere camping so obviously he didnt want to be doing our tour. The next day I did another night tour somewhere else it was so much better the guides were happy, they found lots of animals and we actually went into a real forest. So everyone is super nice at this hotel except mr grumpy so it's best to book night or morning tours somewhere else u have heaps of options in montverde

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: Manakin Lodge Monteverde
Address: 1 Street, Central Avenue, 60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
in Monteverde de Costa Ricayour hosting lodge solution at Manakin Lodge Monteverde - Puntarenas - Costa Rica hostel, hotel, lodge, backpackers, B&B. Your solution in Costa Rica for your tours to rain forest or bosque lluvioso, bird watching, tropical nature, adventures.....Bed & BreakfastExplore the trees and all the animals living there.Some relaxing moments Our flowers.The living room where to relax during the day ... more   less 
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