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Hotel Mandarina
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All reviewsthe main roadnational parkpool area and breakfastno wifi in the roomscosta ricabus stopthe location is perfectbreakfast was deliciousmanuel antonio parkrestaurants within walking distanceel avionevery morningsmall poolcapuchin monkeysmandarinelorenaquepos
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We had 3 nights at Hotel Mandarina - the location was ideal with plenty of good restaurants nearby and a short drive to the national park. The room was fine but would really benefit from a bit of updating - we felt like it wouldn't take much more than a lick of paint and some new curtains etc. to make it so much better - as it it is, it's a little tired. It was also quite annoying that there was no wifi in the rooms, only in communal areas.
Reception staff were very friendly but we found that the ladies at breakfast didn't exactly give service with a smile! We felt like we were a bit of an inconvenience to them. The breakfast itself though was great! A plate of fresh fruit followed by either eggs or pancakes.
All in all, it was good value but if a couple of tweaks were made, it could be great!

Stayed: May 2017
Thank Ms F
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tangerineTangerine, Director de Recepción at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review
All the comments and feedback are more than welcome as it what help us improve and change the things that need to be changed.
We will certainly work on the issues you mentioned.
We appreciate you staying with us and hope you enjoyed your visit to this area and this country !
Best regards !

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We loved our 2 night stay at hotel mandarina. It was the last leg in an 11 night tour of Costa Rica and everything about it was just great. The staff were so friendly and the room was a great with biggest bed and much needed aircon. It was lovely to spend time in and around the pool area and breakfast was tasty with eggs cooked to preference. The location is perfect as opposite a small supermarket and easy walking distance of a number of great restaurants. We particularly liked the falafel bar on the corner opposite - food very tasty and reasonably priced. 2.5km walk to beach which is all down hill or grab the local bus which runs every 15 mins for 300 colones pp - we took the bus back as didn't fancy the hill climb!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lisa S
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tangerineTangerine, Director de Recepción at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thanks a lot for your comment !
We loved meeting you and having you here
For the staff is always a great source of pride to have comments like this and it serves of great incentive to continue to work hard and improve every day !
Looking forward to see you again in the future
Kind regards !

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My friends and I chosed this hotel as a second option when Villa Roca was fully booked.
It was a pleasent surprise. The pool was nice and clean, the design of the hotel its different and interesting and I particully LOVED the showers. It feels like if you are taking a shower on the forest :)

It is on the main road and in between everything else. Near the shore yet there is not a view from the hotel. It is well located

The breakfast is good. I so recommend the hotel.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Hugo B
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tangerineTangerine, Director de Recepción at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review and kind words.
WE are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us-and are looking forward to have you again in the near future.
Kind regards !

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Friendly staff, close to grocery store, pharmacy, cafes, bus stop, restaurants. Breakfast by the pool every morning, monkeys would stop by in the late afternoon. Very comfortable room, clean, wifi by the pool. This will be my go to place for Manuel Antonio!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank jeffwaller
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tangerineTangerine, Director de Recepción at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoy your stay and are looking forward to see you again !
Until then...take care !
Kind Regards from all the staff -

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The people at the Mandarina were great. This Hotel was in the middle of 5 delightful restaurants and was set on a hill. Helpful, understanding, and fun to talk to hotel staff. They had good ideas of what to do and where to go and very helpful. The breakfasts were good Costa Rican fair and filling. The patio was delightful and if you just stayed at the pool all the animal life would come to you. Saw toucans, agouti, and three kinds of monkeys, hummingbirds and there's a butterfly and nature trail, next door. WIFI was available at the pool and patio but reached to some rooms.

Room Tip: 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.
Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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tangerineTangerine, Director de Recepción at Hotel Mandarina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you very much for your review
We are so pleased and happy to know that you enjoy your stay !
We work hard to give the best service to our clients and your comments are a good incentive to all the staff .
Looking forward to see again in the future !
Kind regards ! Take care

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