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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Todd E Bellingham, Washington
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time at Hotel Moana. It was an incredibly peaceful, beautiful, exotic, and enchanting retreat for us. We stayed in a Jr. Suite (for 2 weeks) with our 2 children and had plenty of room for all of us. The jr. suite was spacious, inviting, accommodating and beautiful. We had a nice little view of the water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the exquisite junior suite for 6 nights with incredible views, especially at sunset. The decor is clean lined, minimalistic with a bohemian flair, which is perfect for a beach getaway. We had dinner most nights at The Papaya Lounge, the restaurant on the premises, and found the food to be tasty, creative and the view breathtaking! The... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel will not disappoint. The staff are friendly and very helpful, the food at the restaurant was fabulous and the view spectacular. Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs, but it's worth it. The pool was also very pretty and the tropical gardens well kept and lovely to walk through. Thanks Chuiqui for a great few days -... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great stay at this hotel. The room was spacious, relaxing and peaceful. We paid extra for the views and it was worth it. We had to make changes in our reservation (twice) and Bruno was very accommodating and cheerful. We discovered the A/C was dripping some water in our room, due to some blocked... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great rooms at reasonable prices. Or SUPER ROOMS with Great views!!!! Nice Pool and the Best Tapas Restaurant with a sunset view!!!! We could not have asked for more!!! Thanks especially to Chiki, Bruno, and the rest of the Moana Staff!!!!

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Nijlen, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the 20 hotels we’ve already visit in Costa Rica, this is definitely one of our favourites! We had a deluxe room and it was magnificent! Very friendly staff who helps with everything. Also the rest of the area was just like the photos. Restaurant with small menu but very good food and an amazing view. (and if you want... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Supose to stay 4 nights, but we left after 1 night. Hotel is nice with great views, but in middle of dust. Definitely to place to relax and enjoy beach - you have to take car and drive 5 min to reach beach, no showers no public toilets on this beach. Hotel is not value for money at all.

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moanamanager, Owner at Hotel Moana, responded to this review

Dear Martin, the hotels manager, Bruno, informed me that you enjoyed Moana and that you found no complaint with it but that you wanted to check out and receive a refund because you wanted to stay in a hotel that was beachfront. Bruno took the time to explain to you that as we were full during your stay, that we... More

London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

....and still as good as first! we love this hotel, stylish, boutique, friendly, relaxed. already booked for Christmas :-) Fantastic hotel for couples wanting to get away and relax. You will need a hire car.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Our stay at Moana was lovely! We chose a standard room, which was more than sufficient. It was clean, quiet, and had a nice bathroom, a safe, and a fridge/minibar. It felt very private and the back windows looked out on trees. It also had a front porch where we could sit and enjoy a drink and the 24/7 sounds... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Moana for a few days during our honeymoon. We absolutely loved this hotel. It was clean, quite, room had nice beds, and most of all a spacious and modern and clean bathroom. This was by far our favorite hotel during our 11 day visit to Costa Rica. Breakfast is included in the room... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Moana

Also Known As:
Moana Hotel
Moana Hotel Mal Pais
Hotel Moana Costa Rica/Mal Pais
Address: Mal Pais, Mal Pais 0000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
#3 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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