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Hotel Mauna Loa

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Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We can't say enough positive things about our experience at Hotel Mauna Loa. From the minute we drove in until we left it was perfect. Thanks to Michele and Debora and the amazing staff. The cabins are a great size and the ac works great. There's the pool and dining area and the AMAZING homemade food (best tuna I've ever... More 

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Thank pnktrock1
MaunaLoaCrew, Manager at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

hi guys, I have not enough words to thank you, we spent wonderful days together with you and we already miss you a lot. We found two new friends and we hope to see you soon, here or in NY... Love you More 

Thomasville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This place was INCREDIBLE!!!! We drove down to Avellenas for the day. After a full day of surf, we were starving on the ride home. We stopped here and had pizza and cheesecake. It was one of the greatest dinning experiences we had on the whole trip. The kitchen staff and wait staff were incredible. They were friendly and professional... More 

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1 Thank kinesthetickevin
MaunaLoaCrew, Manager at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Thank you so much to share your experience with us. We wish to see you back in town soon and we will be here for you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Great place! Simple, good price and clean. Pet friendly ! I took my 2 pugs and they were ok with it. Yummy Italian food they make Great pizza. Plus owners are super nice . Also nice lil boutique so you can buy some gifts. Breakfast and coffee yummy as well.

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Thank Mariel S
MaunaLoaCrew, Manager at Hotel Mauna Loa, responded to this review

Thank you so much to share your experience with others travelers. It's a pleasure for us to keep doing our best to make your stay as beautiful as possible. See you next time More 

San Diego, California
1 review
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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1 Thank AnnaEEd
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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Thank marinpiva
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
1 review
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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1 Thank Susan M
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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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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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2 Thank robzee
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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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 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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2 Thank ILoveLondon
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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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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1 Thank Kristy63
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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1 review
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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1 Thank koinnc
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 

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