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Hotel Mahayana

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   150m nordeste del Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo 20750, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 31 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
KO O Chigwell, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the female owner of this hotel a little abrupt upon our arrival but after this had no contact with her. The male owner was friendly and helpful. On first impressions the accommodation seemed a bit daunting as it had electric fences around it, and in the evening they have a guard sitting outside of the entrance who does... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just a 5 minute walk from the center of town and just far enough to not hear the thumping of bass from the bars. While the rooms are basic, everything works well including the air con and wifi, it's comfortable and everything is spotless. What really makes this place extraordinary is the host: super friendly, helpful and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 4 days over July 4th weekend and were extremely happy with our choice. Cecile was fantastic! She was extremely friendly and very helpful. We ended up booking our transportation to and from the airport, as well as day trips through her. She was always available and had the best prices. Great location, easy walking access to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I stayed in Hotel Mahayana for 3 nights and Cecile was a great host. My flight got cancelled then re-booked so my plans and arrival times had changed. She waited until 10pm to check me in and made sure I had everything I needed. The hotel is conveniently located near the shops and restaurants but tucked away from all the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I had an amazing time at Mahayana! Cecile was a very nice and friendly host, she helped us booking tours and travel from the airport and into different towns. We met many people during our week there and made some good friends! I would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in immaculate accommodation,... More

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed at Mahayana for 10 nights and loved every minute, from the warm welcome Cecile gave us to our final morning when we were reluctant to leave. This is my favourite place I have stayed in many months of travelling. As others have mentioned this place is a a real gem, located just away from the busy streets of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The Location is great if you desire more seclusion from all the Noise and craziness at Night - the Beach is a 10 minute walk away, but the Host is the best of all - Cecile goes out of her way to make you feel at Home, and you can't beat the Price for any comparable Accomodations. I will definitely... More

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Graz, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The place is really nice, small with just 6 rooms but therefore very familiar. The owner is amazing and always there if you need something. There is a kitchen you can use and a jacuzzi. Loved to stay in this place!!!

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Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed 15 day in this little gold mine and enjoyed every minute of it. Cecile and Maya (her pet dog) were the perfect hosts. Oh can’t forget about ChaCha the perfect little feline host. Cecile was very helpful in showing me where to go and where to eat and she will arrange any trip that you would like to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I love this place! The hotel for sure suits all target groups (i'm in my mid twenties) and Cecil is a great host and she couldn't make me feel more "at home" during my week here. The location of the hotel is perfect, specially during the holy week (easter) streets were very crowded and all of bars and restaurants were... More

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Address: 150m nordeste del Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo 20750, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mahayana 2.5*
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The Hotel Mahayana is a few minutes away in walking distance from the beach as well as from the center of Tamarindo and its shops and restaurants. The Hotel Mahayana is composed by 6 attractive rooms with terrace looking onto the outside deck and the Jacuzzi and also a commun kitchen. All the rooms have private hot water bathroom, AC and ceiling fan. They are also equipped with mini refrigerator. Double rooms have Queen beds and triple rooms have 3 single beds, all with orthopedic matresses. ... more   less 
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