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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 28 January 2011

After a wet boat landing, we found a pick up truck ready to escort us to the cabinas. Upon arrival, our hosts already had keys in hand, and were ready to show us to our rooms. Spacious, humble rooms that were attended to every day made our visit comfortable. Of course, this is more of an adventure travel location, so... More 

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Thanks for your useful comments. We try to do the best to make guests feel happy. More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2010

Friendly tico run hostel, attentive staff, excellent local knowledge and tours offered including Sirena and Cano island. Clean spacious rooms. Close to beach and local amenities, great base for Corcovado and whale watching. Great place to relax and unwind.

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london
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Reviewed 2 May 2010

We moved from another hotel to this one as its price was so good (for a large private room with fan and mosquito net $10pp if you do a tour with them otherwise $15pp). The staff were very helpful and friendly and dropped us off at the beach to catch the boat to save us carrying our packs. This place... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 8 April 2010

Cabinas Manolo is a great little hotel. The rooms are large and very clean and ours came with a private bathroom with hot water. The hotel's restaurant serves tasty food and cold beer for a very good price. If you want, you can walk to other restaurants in the town. The location is central, with the 'town' in one direction... More 

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Reviewed 30 March 2010

Fairly new, built well and open to the surrounding elements! Manolo's was a great recommendation from 2 different people!! Only $15 per person in a very expensive area (solely because of location). Clean and cleaned daily. Shower open to the jungle. Our onlt complaint was that there was a ceiling fan (pointless in the hot jungle) that sat in between... More 

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Rotterdam
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Reviewed 21 March 2010

Very nice accommodation. Clean and insect free cabins with electricity and hotwater, hammocks or relax-chairs in front. You can have basic breakfast and diner for a good price. The Manolo family will do anything for you to make the stay comfortable. For us they arranged all the excursions and ferry’s. Excursion guide is 1 of the family members and an... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2010

This guesthouse is located at Bahia Drake, near to Corcovado Nature Reserve. This is a family business. They have their own restaurant and a guide that care for tours to Corcovado Parks, and other exotic places near to Bahia Drake. The rooms are spacious and spotless, all of them with attached bathroom. The prices are modest and run between $15-20... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2010

Our 3 night stay at Manolo's in Drake Bay exceeded all our expectations. The host family are wonderful hosts and offer a five star experience at budget prices. We arrived by water taxi from Sierpe in Drake Bay and Manolo was waiting for us on the beach to help us with our bags to the hotel without any prior arrangement.... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2009

I've stayed here twice, the last trip for 10 days in July. To begin with it is very inexpensive - $10-$20 per person per night depending on which season and if you have a shared bathroom or private bathroom. The rooms are very clean, Bella cleans everyday and replaces sheets and towels. I used the shared bathroom and even when... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cabinas Manolo is located in downtown Drake Bay at 250 meters from the beach. Cabinas Manolo is run by a Costarican family, so it is much easier for us to make you feel like in home. We offer a personalized service. Cabinas Manolo is like a home away from home. The restaurant has a wide variety of delicious and tasty dishes every day. Vegetarian and special diets can be accommodated. Tours: We offer tours to Corcovado National Park, Caño Island, dolphins and whale watch, horseback rides, kayaks, mangrove tours, night hike tour, sport fish and other tours around the zone. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas Manolo

Address: Drake Bay | Drake Bay downtown, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: $25 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cabinas Manolo 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Upstairs rooms have more air/ventilation.”
 of 5 bubbles trippou, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“we enjoyed the villa as we had our own private bathroom, all other rooms seemed to share bathrooms and showers outside of their room. i have photos on my google + if you would like to see them, but the photos on trip advisor are accurate”
 of 5 bubbles 124catg, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you get the chance, rent the room which is under their “house”. A little far from the reception but you get a real nice quiet place, which is also closer to the town/beach (50mts closer).”
 of 5 bubbles C982TYfernandom, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“up stairs is better because of the cockroach”
 of 5 bubbles Verovx, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
“This hotel is hard to locate, however the owner will be on the shoreline waiting for the guests to arrive from the boat taxi.”
 of 5 bubbles 704carlam, 2 Aug 2014 | Read review
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