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Hotel Moana

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Mal Pais, Mal Pais 0000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Mal Pais
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 3 days in the Suite( which I highly recommend), peaceful and quite place . It was such a lovely room , with an amazing bathroom and ocean view from every corner. The only "negative"thing that I can mention is that unfortunately we were not able to use the pool since it was on a Maintenance for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 4 days. I couldn't have asked for a better location and hotel. Very clean, well maintained, and friendly staff. Beaches are everywhere. The food at the restaurant was phenomenal. Oh, the receptionist was also beautiful and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Definitely one of my best in my travel adventures.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay in this hotel. This is in a great location set back from a minor road. This meant we had a great opportunity to see wildlife such as monkeys moving from tree to tree and raccoons. Our room was really nice with great decor, clean with a great outdoor shower. The food in the restaurant was... More 

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Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very very nice, the rooms are comfortable, the staff is very friendly. Yes, there are also about 100 stairs to get to the restaurant but the view you have up there makes it all worth it. The breakfast is very good, I can't speak for lunch and dinner because I never tried but the breakfast was awesome.... More 

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Moana was a fantastic hotel experience. We loved our cabin and the hotel grounds, especially the restaurant. Looking down on the coast from the balcony during meals was relaxing and the food was delicious. The beach closest to Moana is not a fine sand beach, but it is spectacular for watching sunsets. A short ride into the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Recently stayed there for a week to attend a friends wedding and had the most amazing time. I stayed in the Mono lodge (Monkey) and it was the perfect location, right beside the pool! It is ideally located minutes from the beach and 25 minutes from the main town. But makes this place truly special are their friendly staff. Bruno... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There are numerous reasons why I gave Moana Lodge 5 stars. Although this upcoming list will not exhaust the grounds for why I would return, I want to provide three points that you should consider if you are thinking of staying here. First, the owners of this hotel should feel very proud because their staff is phenomenal. From the minute... More 

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had a small wedding of about 27 folks and picked the Moana Lodge as a venue. Our guests coming from Canada and Mexico had a fabulous time. Set up of the hotel is perfect! It was as if we were on a fabulous private Villa!!!! Bruno and his staff made our stay memorable! Food was really good and Bruno... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I always laugh at bad reviews of exotic locations like this as they are usually written by spoiled rotten westerners (I'm from the States so I know a fair few) that whine about a wi fi service not being strong enough, or TV not being big enough (you're in Costa Rica for crying out loud... go outside!) or leaves in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I stayed here with my husband and our teenage daugher. Bruno and Michelle were fantastic! They helped arrange everything we wanted to do - incluing a wonderful horseback ride on our first day, surfing lessons on day-2, and advice about great places to eat. The restaurant is up many, many, many flights of steep stairs -- but the exceptional view... More 

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