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Hotel Moana

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Mal Pais, Mal Pais 0000, Costa Rica
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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Beyond incredible hotel! Staff was so kind and attentive to every need and detail. They arranged tours for us, taxi service, and everything we could want. The food at the restaurant is very good and the waitstaff is fluent in English, which is always helpful. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite and were blown away by how incredible the view... More 

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vicenza
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Poorest service ever. Stay in away if you have small kids or any physical problem.Restaurant was closed for lunch and dinner without any notice,and breakfast was missing various options on the menu. We had two rooms: junior suite with ocean view and standard. The suite was nice but located on the top of really steep steps . It was smelly... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend you to Go there! We were supposed to stay for one night and we stayed 4. Everything was great and Bruno was just so nice! You certainly have to go to the restaurant not only because the food was amazing but the view is also breathtaking! I assure you'll love it as much as we did :)... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 July 17, 2015 via mobile

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 July 11, 2015

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 July 2, 2015

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 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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Moose Jaw, 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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