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Hotel Moana

Mal Pais, Mal Pais 0000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Mal Pais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Eliza G Brooklyn, New York
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I chose Moana on a whim and we were beyond pleased. We stayed in a deluxe room which I highly recommend. They are decorated beautifully, have great A/C and are very clean. The property is beautiful- it is built into a mountain so there are a lot of stairs but the benefit are the incredible views. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Moana when the place we had booked for our honeymoon didn't work out. Although we arrived just as Vicki, who was working in the Reception, was leaving for the day, she was extremely helpful and took plenty of time to show us around. All through our stay, the entire staff was very friendly and most helpful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved every minute of our stay at Hotel Moana. From arranging transfers to and from the airport, to impeccable service on-site, the hospitality far exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the honeymoon suite, which was the most breathtaking view I've ever had in a hotel room. The private terrace with an outdoor shower, the beautiful bathroom, the floor to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 2 nights in this hotel, which is very nice and relaxing. The rooms are stylish decorated and clean. The restaurant has an amazing view which makes the stairway up in the morning worth it! We rented the ATV the hotel offers, which was so much fun! You should definitely rent an ATV since the distance to the beaches... More

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New york city
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Moana Lodge for a week this past April. I wouldn't change a thing about our stay. The rooms are very clean and give you a true, rustic Costa Rican feel - while remaining comfortable and providing all the essentials we are used to in the States. This includes air conditioning, which is a necessity after a hot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the last stop my husband and I made on our belated honeymoon in Costa Rica. We hit some bumps along the way earlier in our trip due to transportation problems, getting sick and unexpected costs. However, when we arrived at Hotel Moana, we wished we had spent to entire 2 weeks of our trip there. It was such... More

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Hollywood, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place where you can relax by the pool with it's background sound of the waves coming from the beach, breakfast really good, but can't tell about the restaurant for dinner it was closed at this time. Everybody is really nice and ready to help you. And the view from the restaurant...Whoa!!!....You can't imagine you need to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Spent a little and get the suite, worth it! The view & the room were gorgeous! The restaurant had great food & again that view! Bruno & Chichi (I know I'm spelling that wrong, sorry) were so friendly & truly wanted us to have a wonderful time accommodating.

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Cranford, New Jersey
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The hotel is exactly what you expect. It's away from the hustle bustle of beach town life, but beach town life is less than a mile down the road, so it's the best of both worlds. Quiet and peaceful, but parties available around the corner. They don't serve lunch, but not to worry, there is an excellent location across the... More

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay in this little paradise. Rooms are clean, spacious & pretty (liked the jungle theme!). Beautiful view from te restaurant! Pool area is one of the most relaxed places i've ever been (sound of the ocean in the background). And the staff was super friendly and helpful!

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Address: Mal Pais, Mal Pais 0000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
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Also Known As:
Moana Hotel Mal Pais
Hotel Moana Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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Hotel Moana is a small luxurious ocean view hotel nestled amongst a rich backdrop of wildlife and jungle. Inspired by Africa for its choice of décor, the beautiful rooms offer tranquility and comfort to all of our guests. Enjoy being served breakfast while you gaze out over the Pacific Ocean. Later hang out at the wonderful pool area and fall asleep on a suspended day bed while the waves crash in the background, paradise awaits! ... more   less 
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