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Hotel Mandarina

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Reviewed 9 May 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 5 days/4 nights and I loved it. The location is right in the jungle so while you're eating breakfast you can watch the wildlife. One morning a group of titi monkeys even joined us! The owner is very nice and I found the service to be outstanding. Lorena and the rest of the girls...

Thank khuete
Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

I just spent the weekend at this hotel and it was a very good experience... very clean, quite place... Nice room... great shower...Very good service... I really enjoyed the breakfast... there are many good restaurants around (walking distance) the beach and the national Park are very closed. Pricing is Good specially for the area where the hotel is located. Front...

Thank Agustin F
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2013

The grounds of this hotel are beautiful. You're surrounded by rainforest. Stay out on the porch around dusk - I did and I saw dozens of monkeys running around the trees, and several beautiful birds. Breakfast was great. The pool was nice and refreshing, a bonus considering the heat in this area. Our room was unique and nice, very clean....

Thank Tara C
tangerineTangerine, Manager at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review. The tour company you mentioned is called Unique Tours and it has been our number one choice for this kind of tour for their profesionalism and enthusiam as well as their excellent feedback from our guests. As you mentioned the Hotel is in a prime location in Manuel Antonio without being a...

Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

They charged us 80$ for one night , the service was excellent but : the shower had hair "leftovers" of hair (probably from the last guest). Air condition was very loud . Bed was uncomfortable. Breakfast - very poor and slow ( extra tico time)...

Thank Natalie1983il
tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Before responding to this review I sent this guest two messages on TripAdvisor and also tried to send a personal email to her (I cannot make out her email address), to find out more details about her complaints and have not received a response yet. I am sorry there was hair in the shower... don't know whether we are talking...

Reviewed 21 March 2013

Cozy and calm place. Good room with mango tree wood floors... Extraordinary greeting. We had to order a bunch of flowers at 7 p.m. - we got all help from the staff and got the flowers. We also left an ipad and phone in the safety box - all was safe. Want to thank Lorena, the manager. She was open...

Thank Ansolute
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Me and my girlfriend passed 4 nights at this hotel and we really enjoyed it! The rooms are clean, A/C in it, good price, staff is really friendly and helpful (Lorena took care of us giving us tips about the place and booking some nice expeditions). Best part of our stay was the morning (a simple but good breakfast included...

Thank Julien F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The hotel had changed hands in January and our November booking had not been passed on to the current management. However, the delightful new manager, Lorena, quickly found us (two couples) two rooms. Nothing was too much trouble for her. She recommended a local restaurant and organised a tour for us the following day to Manuel Antonio National Park. We...

1Thank Jane T
United States
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Fabulous stay at Hotel Mandarina. I just learned it came under new management and was renovated as of Jan 15 as their reply below to one posting says. We stayed there for 3 nights starting Feb 17th. I chose this hotel even tho there was a very negative one posted which I read after I made the reservation because so...

Thank commodora
Greenfield, Indiana
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Hotel Mandarina is a secluded getaway nestled in the trees but close enough to all the action. The room was very clean, the breakfast was homemade and delicious. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the hospitality is phenomenal. The pool was clean and refreshing, and the staff can connect you with tours and tell you all the great places to...

2Thank Corinne R
tangerineTangerine, Manager at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Thanks Corinne for your review ! We are glad to hear that your stay back in February was a pleasant one ! We certainly hope to see back again in the near future. As I told you since taken over as a manager in mid January 2013 my main focus has been the improvement of he hotel and taken care...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 March 2013

My family and I are hearty travelers, and we're pretty easy to please. Not much phases us, and we're go with the flow folks. But we felt that we had to warn others that this hotel is not at all what you see advertised, and is falling apart cosmetically and mechanically. Over a hot stay to Costa Rica, one of...

1Thank TravelingMojos
tangerineTangerine, Manager at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

The Hotel is under new management since January and since then many maintenance jobs have been performed to upgrade the place. The photos posted show the bodegas for tools and pool pump and were most likely taken before January 15. The new mangement is committed to improve the cleanliness of the grounds and the roooms.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: Main Road to Manuel Antonio kilometer 4 | across the street from Agua Azul Restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $82 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mandarina 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask if you need anything. Market across the street along with a pharmacy and bank. Shower could have fit a family of four. Bed was comfy and got the hang of the air conditioner so as not to freeze ourselves. Lots of counter space to set your stuff on and outlets to recharge camera and computers. A frig and safe were provided and a closet with hangers. Lovely.”
L2958ITstephaniem, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are at good location. ”
217kevinv, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room G was the best. Avoid the standard rooms!”
879robertp879, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had the 'apartment' right next to the office.”
watfordSouthlake_Tx, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on one of the top levels”
tbrown9541, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
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