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Hotel Mahayana

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150m nordeste del Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo 20750, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly, welcoming atmosphere in a beautiful location. Clean rooms opening onto communal area complete with pool/hammocks to cool off or simply ponder the day away. The owner, Cecile, was extremely helpful and helped make my first trip to Costa Rica a truely enjoyable experience. Thank you Cecile! À bientôt

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located about 5 minutes walk from the beach, this small hotel is very clean and comfortable. The owner of the place Cecile, is really nice and helpful. This is definitely a place I would recommend in Tamarindo, probably one of the best hotel we got in Costa Rica for that price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I'll definetely recommend this place to stay at. It is really clean, bedrooms are quite small but therefore not that expensive compared to many other places in Tamarindo. Cecile, the owner, is very friendly and helpful with all questions to ask. Furthermore, we could experience wildlife just outside our room as there were some howler monkeys in trees opposite the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Definitely would stay at Hotel Mahayana again! Close enough to the beach and still out of the hustle and bustle of the main strip. Cecile was very friendly and helpful and made our stay very comfortable. The rooms were very clean and had a/c, tv, mini-fridge, and safe box. Each room had an outdoor hammock and patio table with chairs.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were into our 10th day in Costa Rica and moving to our new digs at Hotel Mahayana in Tamanrindo. We used the Grayline bus system from Dominical to Tamarindo. It was a long ride (about 7 hrs), but it was very interesting you see the change in the countryside from a sub-tropical area to an almost desert-like area in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I discovered this hotel on Tripadvisor. Small hotel with fewer than 10 rooms. A little hard to find. Turn at the dirt road by the "Oveja Negra Hostel." I paid $60 per night, which is a good price for high season in Tamarindo. My room had a/c,fan, refridgerator, tv and safe.Communal kitchen. I'd come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I miss this place already and am already planning on going back. Great rooms, simple but very comfortable. Jenny the maid is lovely. The shared kitchen is easy to use with a breakfast bar area. We had a couple of social nights with other guests there. We made great friends there too. Cecile the owner is wonderful. Always willing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A very nice place. All the rooms are facing the commune area where the pool (a very little one) and the kitchen are. Fresh coffee is made every morning and the rooms are clean (ac and television). Cecile, the owner is very kind and friendly, she also speak English, Spanish and French and she always available for questions about activities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We just came to see the turtles close to Tamarindo, and leaving asap.... Cecile really gave us so much more! It's a quiet place just 2 minutes from all the excitement, the pool had sun all day - if you just wanna chill there and there is a fridge in the room and all the stuff you need to cook... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Hotel Mahayana was the perfect slice of paradise tucked away from the main (and very loud) road in Tamarindo. With only 6 rooms surrounding a quaint courtyard with a small pool, it was a nice respite from the electricity and vibrancy of downtown Tama. It was very easy to just lounge around poolside, eating meals that we prepared in the... More 

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