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Hotel Mandarina

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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...

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Greenfield, Indiana
Reviewed 15 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...

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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 2 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...

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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.

Shijiazhuang, China
Reviewed 16 February 2013

I stayed there with some friends during a beach trip for the New Year's vacation. Very affordable place, is very good located making it easy to get to the beach, as well as different restaurants and bars. Talking about the rooms, they were very clean and didn't lack of ammenities. About the service, food was good, and the staff very...

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Zollbrück
Reviewed 9 February 2013

I have nothing but good things to say about this place! I did not have a reservation and tghey were very accomodating ! The staff was very helpful. They told me how to get around, told me about all the local spots to check and give me all kinds of tips that truly made my vacation perfect ! They arrange...

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Austin, TX
Reviewed 8 February 2013

I found this place to be very charming, conviniently located (close to the beach, restaurants, bars, bank, bus stop) The rooms were very clean, the breakfast very tasty and the staff very helpful ! I did not find any of the issues that other people mentioned here ! I would recommend this place to all my friends and family.

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tangerineTangerine, Manager at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

Thanks Robert for the nice review...Looking forward to see you again !!!!!!!!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2013

No water over New Year's Eve, then no hot water. Years ago it might have been a nice place but the lack of maintenance, lack of up-keep, mold in rooms, loss of water for complex, then loss of hot water for some rooms as well as lack of food/drink availability (except for breakfast) made the stay Manuel Antonio very unpleasant....

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tangerineTangerine, Owner at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this review

We are truly sorry for you and your friend's lousy stay at Hotel Mandarina. All I can say is that we have a new manager, Lorena, with years of hotel experience, running Hotel Mandarina. She has done a great job cleaning up the grounds and fixing the problems since starting in January. Thank You, Gary A. Wexler

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2013

The location is good. It's an easy walk to the grocery store and lots of restaurants. The walk down to the beach is pleasant, especially since I saw a group of monkeys playing. The view from the terrace at the back is great - some reviewers have seen monkeys playing there. Not me, but I'm sure it would be amazing....

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Pros - Good location, nice breakfast, friendly staff Cons - Tiny rooms, mouldy smell, wifi only reaches first few rooms. This hotel is in need of basic maintenance. We had a "Studio Room" which was probably the smallest room of any kind I had stayed in. The room had a strong smell of mould which abated somewhat once the air...

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Reviewed 5 January 2013

This was our first trip to Coata Rica and this hotel was the worst part of the trip. We were here for New Year's Eve 2012. The rooms had mould on the walls an smelled like it. We had no tv and the they didn't have the key to operate the safe. When we spoke to the staff about it...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Mandarina

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 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mandarina 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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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, be sure to inquire when booking.”
songofthepaddle, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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