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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 April 2011

My friend and I stayed here for several nights while visiting Drake Bay. It was very clean, comfortable and quiet. Manolo and his staff took incredible care of us. They helped set up tours to Corcovado National Park, snorkeling on Isla de Cano, and zip-lining through the rainforest. They also had a wonderful little restaurant. It was an incredible deal...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 April 2011

We had a wonderful stay here, the hotel is run by the entire family of Manolo. They are very friendly and prepare nice food in their attached restaurant. The rooms are absolutely spotless, and are cleaned every day! We feld at home here straight away. The guide (Javier) is one of the best in Drake, we recommend the day trio...

1Thank LenoR600
San Diego, California
Reviewed 27 March 2011

Great location. The owner and his wife made you feel like one of the family. The accommodations are simple but very clean. The meals delicious. Mango smoothie is a must have.

1Thank Almka
Reviewed 24 February 2011

I arrived here for three nights of adventure, not quite knowing what to expect. What a delightful surprise! I booked my trips with Manolo and they represented excellent value for money. Cano island with snorkelling was beautiful whilst walking through the Corcovado rainforest with Javier looking for Pumas and finding a sleeping tapir - magical! I walked in to the...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 February 2011

Cabinas Manolo is worth every penny! Staying in Bahia Drake can be very expensive, so we were happy to find this affordable, friendly, locally owned and operated hostel. The owner, Manolo is the most kind and grateful host! The hotel is super clean, even by American standards. Our room and bathroom were cleaned every day, with fresh towels. The tours...

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Austin, Texas
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...

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Mauricio M, Front Office Manager at Cabinas Manolo, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 13 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.

1Thank Kev32
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...

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Alberta, Canada
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...

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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...

1Thank freed0m0fexpl0rati0n

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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: €23 - €46 (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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