"A jungle lodge in the big city."
No reason to abandon the Amazonian jungle trip theme while in Manaus, so why not trek on over to Mango Guesthouse? While Manaus is awash with box hotels, Mango is its only nice guesthouse, and is a sure pleasure.
It took a while, but finally someone constructed a genuine pousada geared toward ecological tourism, and how sweet it is! A few giant mango trees shade the property, where each part of the pousada stands alone. The reception desk/bar (always a good combination) is in a thatched-roof kiosk, as is an open-air lounge room. Covered cement walkways lined with short shrubs connect these to a single-storey wooden building housing the breakfast room and restaurant, as well as two wings of rooms. While the rooms are admittedly a bit cement-block sterile, attractive hand-painted murals, printed cotton sheets and good towels do a lot to soften them up. The pool is small but good for a dip, and there is no shortage of hang-out space.
Located in a residential area with easy access to the International and National Airport , Downtown City and the Ponta Negra Beach (10 min car drive each or 30 public transport, available at the door). The Mango Guesthouse has its own Coffeeshop for breakfast and is surrounded in walking distance by good restaurants, as well as snack and sandwich stores.