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Hotel Mandarina

Hotel Mandarina is a small boutique hotel. It has a history in Manuel Antonio since the early 1990s. It has previously been known as Hotel El Dorado Mojado and Hotel Kekoldi. In 2007, the 12 unit hotel has been given the new name Hotel Mandarina. Mandarina is known as a small orange, like a tangerine, in Costa Rica. Hotel Mandarina is located in Manuel Antonio, just outside the small Pacific coast port town of Quepos. We are at the highest elevation on the main road about halfway between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. If you choose to drive, you can park your rental car in our secure lot behind the reception building. Manuel Antonio is only 3 1/2 hours by car or bus from San Jose, so long as you take the shortest route. Faster yet is a 20 minute plane ride from San Jose on Nature Air or Sansa Airlines. Quepos and Manuel Antonio are fairly easy to navigate since there are only a few main roads. We are just 3 km away from some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica with the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park at the end of the main road. A twenty minute walk down the secondary road from the hotel will bring you to a secluded beach. The local bus stops 50 yards from the hotel and brings you to the main beach or Manuel Antonio National Park in 5 minutes. There are several restaurants and cafes within walking distance as well as services like supermarket, bank/ATM, bars, yoga/spa, gym, and souvenir stores among others.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Full view
Main Road to Manuel Antonio kilometer 4 across the street from Agua Azul Restaurant, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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Getting there
Juan Santamaria Intl Airport66 km
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Their web site shows a great view, possibly across and down the street, you will see that view. Many many steps to your room and breakfast location, by the pool. Jungle atmosphere, with monkeys on the roof in the morning. Cute Spider Monkeys, that wake...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Pros: My husband, daughter, and I recently stayed here first week of May to celebrate mine and my daughter's birthdays. We stayed at the apartment, and we were impressed at how spacious the unit was. A family of 5 could have easily stayed there comfortably....More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Ivy R
Response from tangerineTangerine, Director de Recepción at Hotel MandarinaResponded May 16, 2018

Thanks a lot for your review. We strive to get better every day and will do a follow up on your comments Our guests feedback is very important to us as it help us correct and improve our service- We always tell guests if there...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to find a place that can handle a family of six and Mandarina definitely did the job. The staff is super friendly as most Costa Rican’s are, and the property is well cared for and in a good location within a short drive...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank TallboyCharters
Response from tangerineTangerine, Director de Recepción at Hotel MandarinaResponded April 16, 2018

Thanks you so much for your comments The feedback from all our guests is what help us improve our service and get better every day ! Kind regards

Reviewed April 7, 2018

We had what they called the apartment. It was behind the office close to the street. All the other rooms were behind us and down an incline. Ou place had enough beds for a large family with a view into the courtyard. The Hotel was...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Richard S
Response from tangerineTangerine, Director de Recepción at Hotel MandarinaResponded April 16, 2018

Thanks you so much for your comments We appreciatte your visit very mcuh and hope to be able to be at your service again in the future The feedback from all our guests is what help us improve our service and get better every day...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the “apartment” for a few nights. It is spacious and brightly decorated. It can be noisy at night due to the live music at a nearby bar. The other rooms are probably quieter. Staff are very friendly. Breakfasts are good. Interior courtyard...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank linda r
Response from tangerineTangerine, Director de Recepción at Hotel MandarinaResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you so much for your comments. It was a pleasure for us to be at your service ! We hope to see you again someday in the near future. Kind regards from all the staff

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December 28, 2017|
Response from FernandoAMA | Reviewed this property |
Hello Barry. Thanks for your question. The name of the hotel is Mandarina and it is located in Manuel Antonio downtown. We’ve paid $95 in cash for one night with breakfast included. The great thing about the hotel is the... More
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December 14, 2016|
Response from tangerineTangerine | Property representative |
Hello. you can take public transportation, or a shuttle service like Interbus or Grayline- The shuttle you can book online- For public transportation you have to go to the bus terminal in San Jose and purchase the bus... More
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"close to the reception than you not have to walk down and there you have wifi"
Sep. 14, 2017
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"The lower level rooms require going up and down multiple levels of stairs so, if this is a concern for you,..."
May 17, 2017
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"Ask if you need anything. Market across the street along with a pharmacy and bank. Shower could have fit..."
Feb. 23, 2017
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"All rooms are at good location. "
Aug. 15, 2016
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US$66 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
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