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Hotel Mauna Loa

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Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for a week and enjoyed this very well managed cabina-hotel and the awesome hospitality of the owners Deborah and Michele. We loved the environment with its wilderness and closeness to perfect surf (we are California surfers so we are picky). Bring earplugs if you are easily woken up by bird song though. We will... More 

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MaunaLoaCrew, Gerente at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience at Mauna Loa. We had a really nice time with you and was a pleasure to give you a relaxing honey moon trip. See you soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Great place, surrounded by forest, with birds and monkeys very close to you. Family environment, great atention to details by owners. With the beach fairy close, good food (best pizza I've tried in the area). Ideal place to get a real rest, in contact with nature. Definitely: NO artificial ingredients.

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MaunaLoaCrew, Gerente at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with others travelers. We try to make your stay unforgettable and your review make us feeling we're going in the right direction. I hope to see you again to enjoy Playa Avellanas More 

Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We are an older couple and love Avellanas we have come here for many years and own a house here but are renting it out long term. We have had some health challenges while here but Debora and Makaily had a Doctor here within half an hour of my wife falling . They also delivered breakfast to our room when... More 

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MaunaLoaCrew, Owner at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Hi Roy and Margaret, thank you for your great review. Was so nice to have you here, everybody in the crew falled in love with you and your friends. We couldn't ask for better guests, enjoying' the time we spent together talking, chilling and playing jam sessions! We were so sad the day you left, we miss you and i... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Hotel consists of 7 cabinas on edge of forest. Cabins spacious with a/c and wifi,, which is often not working. Serves breakfasts and dinners which are good but fairly small, but not alot of choice elsewhere in playa avellanas. Is quite a distance from the beach, about 20 mins walk, not pleasant in heat of day. Great place to stay... More 

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MaunaLoaCrew, Manager at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with others travelers; i apologize for the internet inconvenience, i know was a problem of the whole region for the strong wind we had at the time you got here, damaging the lines everywhere. We try to give the best service we can offer, hoping to let you enjoy your stay More 

Milwaukee, WI
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We planned a one-night stay here, but then returned at the end of our trip for 3 more nights amidst the beautiful surroundings. The first night we had 2 cabinas reserved for our parents and us, but due to a wind storm making some of the units unusable, we all had to stay in one. This was fine, really, as... More 

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MaunaLoaCrew, Manager at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other travellers. Was our pleasure to spend time with you and we enjoy our talk on the restaurant. You're family was so nice, i hope to meet you again More 

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Maua Loa has the most beautiful grounds. This peaceful setting includes a pool, great beds and is super clean. We loved the short walk to the beach and all the resort has to offer. The staff is courteous, helpful and accomodating. A great family place to stay with children!

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MaunaLoaCrew, Manager at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Hi Kristy, thank you for sharing your experience with others travellers. Was a pleasure to have you enjoying our place, and your review push us to keep working to give to our guestes always a better service. I hope to see you soon in Mauna Loa, thanks! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I spent an entire week at Mauna Loa. It was fantastic! The property is beautiful, and getting prettier all the time. I ate mangoes they picked off of their trees! The cabins were very comfortable, and the a/c was most welcome at the end of the dry season (March). I thought I wouldn't need the pool, but it was perfect... More 

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MaunaLoaCrew, Manager at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Hi Kristen, thank you so much for your nice review!! was a pleasure for us to have such a cool guest here, we spent a really nice time with you. Right now we're finishing our remodelling work, tryin' to get the place in a better shape to make everybody feeling confortable. I hope to see you back in town soon,... More 

Orange County, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed here mainly because it was one of the only places in area that had a pool, but in retrospect we did not use the pool that much, so would have rather stayed somewhere either closer to the beach or with a kitchen. They have one cabina with a kitchen, but it was taken. If you want to keep... More 

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MaunaLoaCrew, Propietario at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with others travellers. I apologize for the inconvenient about the late open of the restaurant, by the way it was low season and during it we normally keep a reduced opening time. You were not the first asking for a coffee maker or fridge so we are now setting up a shared kitchen to... More 

El Cerrito, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I enjoyed my stay here. The owners and staff were very friendly and were willing to share their experience living in Costa Rica. I was on a trip, looking for places, I might like to retire. Please check out Mario's Seafood Restaurant. My room was fine, I was happy to have some AC. I enjoyed the pool and hammocks. The... More 

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MaunaLoaCrew, Propietario at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with others travellers. It's a pleasure to have guests so in love with this beautiful country, we hope to see you soon More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed here on March 10-12 2014 with our 1 and 4-year old daughters. Our cabin was simple, spacious and clean, and perfect for our family - we did not experience any issues regarding odours or cleanliness noted in other recent reviews. The cabin was right by the lovely pool - our girls particularly liked the bubbling volcano in the... More 

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MaunaLoaCrew, Gerente at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other travellers. We appreciate your review and we will keep trying to do our best. Actually we are organizing our manteinance season, starting with the deck and the walkway, after the whole high season they need a restyle! I'm sorry that the restaurant has remained closed two days, unfortunately we heard... More 

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