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Hotel Mahayana

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150m nordeste del Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo 20750, Costa Rica
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights whilst travelling around Costa Rica on our honeymoon. I booked Hotel Mahayana on the strength of the great review and I can see where everyone was coming from. Unfortunately, when we were there the place was undergoing some refurbishment and was a bit of a mess. It is in... More 

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Thank Harrisson81
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 6 nights at Hotel Mahayana after Christmas including New Year's Eve. It was the perfect base to explore Tamarindo - very small and quiet, away from the noisy town but just a few minutes walk from the centre and brilliant restaurants. Carine was lovely and very helpful. The room was spotless and the hammocks and pool area were... More 

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Thank Becky K
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we arrived, Carine, the owner, came to greet us and right away she made us feel welcome. Our room was impeccably clean, nicely decorated and the perfect size, with a fridge and a safe box. Each room has a little terrace with a hammock, wooden table and chairs, facing the courtyard and fresh water pool. There is... More 

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Thank Pablo M
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Hotel Mahayana is a hidden oasis in the craziness that is Tamarindo. It's set back up on a hill away from the busy and dusty streets, but only a 5-10 minute walk to pretty much anywhere you want to go. It's 6 motel-style rooms surrounding a courtyard with a tiny pool and outdoor kitchenette. The rooms are tastefully done with... More 

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Thank darla61
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Wonderful little hotel just minutes from the beach, yet quiet and tucked away from the main street. Close enough to everything, but a peaceful little retreat. Small courtyard and pool, AC, wifi, coffee and charm to spare. Carine was a lovely hostess. I can't wait to go back.

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

A great place, off the beaten path. Quiet, clean and friendly! Stayed for nearly a week. Inexpensive laundry service, pleasant host, communal outdoor kitchen. Overall a fun experience. The only thing that got to me was the spotty wifi - while free, it sometimes didn't work or was very poor signal.

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Thank Qidara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to find Hotel Mahayana before starting my trip to Costa Rica and to Tamarindo! From the very first mail Carine, the owner, was greatly helpfull. She even organized the very efficient shuttle service to collect me from the airport and bring me to her Hotel. The rooms are great. 6 rooms with a bathroom each, full... More 

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Mahayana T, Propriétaire at Hotel Mahayana, responded to this review

Thank you for your sympathy, and shared coffees. I have some fish which waits for you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 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 April 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Sandra T
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
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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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