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The Secret Garden Manizales

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed secret gardens and it was just lovely. The house was very comfortable for 5 of us (and others as well) and we had a kitchen and sitting area as well. Our hosts prepared a wonderful dinner and we enjoyed our brief stay before heading out early for a long trek through los Nevados park. We would have loved...

1Thank AnnieU
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Such an incredibly located hostel! very warm and lovely hosts who made me feel like I was part of their family. Cool traditional-like house fashioned into the hostel with large beds in the dorm. Plenty of options for tours. All in all, a great place to spend the weekend.

Thank Anthonyjamescosta
Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We spent our first days of our holidays in Colombia in Manizales. Initially we planned to stay 1 or 2 nights, which turned out to be 4 nights in the end. Secret Garden seems to offer a lovely mix of outdoor activities, relaxing, isolation, city life, lovely views, wonderful landscapes.... The self declared Hostel should not be mistaken for what...

Thank Gasinger
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This little hideaway is perfect if you want a break from rushing around Colombia. It is very rustic and charming and you can use a kitchen and lie on hammocks with beautiful views across the valley It is outside of Manizalles near a small little town where you can pick up supplies. I would however, recommend you have meals; breakfast...

Thank GCMac1968
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights with Daniel and Eliesha and loved the fantastic atmosphere and accommodation. Great hospitality; food was lovely, yoga was calming and you felt a world away from the traffic and noise of Manizales. Come here if you truly want to relax!!

Thank holearoundtheworld
Bracebridge, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We were told about this hostel by some friends we met in our travels and we knew we had to stay here. It is so peaceful and quiet. You want "off the beaten path"? This is it. We loved the rustic setting, the chiva ride to the hostel, the quaint village but most of all we loved our hosts. They...

Thank Muskokaflier
Lynmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I have to start by stating that we didn't end up staying here as when we arrived we were so disappointed by the shabbiness of the property and the rooms after reading reviews and looking at their pics/website, that we left. The property is in a largely residential area outside Manizales and although the area is of course stunning in...

Thank dottydarling
Daniel B, Owner at The Secret Garden Manizales, responded to this review

Dear Dotty, Thank you for your review. I do apologize about not being here when you arrived. We had contacted you asking you to please call or email us with your expected arrival time, as most of our guests do, so we could be here waiting for you. We didn't receive a response and we left for lunch, during which...

Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

On the hillside with great views is this little gem of a place. No frills, just a nice place to relax and unwind. The couple (and their baby girl) who run this place are delightful. The meals they serve are really good. There is also a really friendly dog there too. We had a great time here.

Thank Peden13
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

SIMPLY THE BEST!!!! We stayed for three nights and had a brilliant time! Lovely place, beautiful nature, great food and wine 😀! Eliesha and Daniel are the greatest hosts!!! Eliesha even made a birthday breakfast for my friend, serving his favorite breakfast with champagne and balloons! Thanks so much again!

Thank Mies1
Oakland, California
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Although it is a little out of the way, it is definitely worth it. We had such a relaxing time at the hostel while enjoying the amazing views and eating delicious meals prepared by the couple currently managing the hostel. They were also so helpful and attentive to make sure we were able to go to hot springs and coffee...

Thank Luiza S

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel in the Colombian Coffee Region, minutes outside of Manizales. Enjoy a relaxing rural setting and a gluten free or vegetarian friendly menu at our Bistro. Please be sure to contact us or make a reservation before arriving as we only have 3 rooms and may be full. Thank you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Secret Garden Manizales

Address: KM 3 via a Llanitos | La Alquería, Villamaria 176002, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Caldas Department > Villamaria
Price Range: $17 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“We had the double with private shower. Lovely and cosy.”
GCMac1968, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Take the cable aero to villa Maia and pick up a taxi from there to get to the hostel quickly and with a scenic view.”
971luizas, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the room that Sylvester Stallone stayed in.”
nookyelur, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Choose the room with the private bathrooms for the best views!”
superhorsefeathers, 22 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Take the room in-front of the river but if it is occupied you will have fun in the others”
Don_Yoav, 5 May 2014 | Read review
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