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Hotel Moana

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Mal Pais, Mal Pais 0000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

I would HIGHLY recommend staying at the Moana Lodge. Not only did my friend and I have a fantastic time there, I know there were at least 4 other groups of people that loved Moana and the people there. In fact, we all had a big dinner and drinks on our last night there…that’s how friendly this place is. If... More 

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Freeport, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

We recently returned from our trip to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and we are so glad that we stayed at Moana Lodge. Our room was amazing, the views incredible and the staff extremely helpful, friendly and hospital. The resort is very much help yourself, the pool bar was on the honor system, but it was lovely. I highly recommend... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

Mal Pais and Moana Lodge were exactly what we were looking for in this trip. We were deciding between Mal Pais and Nosara when booking our trip and finally decided on Mal Pais and Moana Lodge. This was a wedding anniversary trip, so we were willing to spend a little more to stay in a nice place. Moana was perfect.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

We were on the fence about staying here, especially after reading some of the negative reviews, but decided to go for it as it has always been my boyfriend's dream to surf Malpais. We were pleasantly surprised! The hotel was really nice, friendly owners, comfortable rooms - the African theme seemed a little cheesy when in Costa Rica, but it... More 

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Manchester, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

Wow. Just perfect. Beautiful hotel. Incredibly tasteful. We were a little unsure as we approached along the dusty track but as we were welcomed and led up to our incredible room intrepidation was replaced by sheer delight. The room (a suite) was absolutely gorgeous, cream washed wood, huge bed with quality linen, minimalist African art, huge window with the best... More 

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Northwest
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

First, I should start by stating we had just stayed at Villas Hermosas for 11 days, so we were spoiled :) Second, we were in the "Standard Room" at Moana Lodge. The higher priced offerings looked better, but were unfortunately full. That being said, the "Standard Room" was mediocre at best. The appointments in the room were all clean and... More 

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Long Island NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

After an hour and a half of dusty driving, Moana Lodge is a true oasis. Lodge keepers Vicky and Aiden have kept the dark African theme adorning all the amenities of a first class resort. Attention to detail is the goal here with new comfortable beds, up-to-date plumbing, efficient air conditioning and prompt, responsible service that kept us, not just... More 

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albany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

tips: ask for a room with oceanview if available; my room had no screens and i don't like a/c or bugs or lizards;beach is across dirt road and is not a sunbathing beach-lots of rocks & debris but pretty view of ocean & coast-need to go down road about a mile for sunbathing beach; no tv or wireless in my... More 

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Belmar N.J.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

Aidan and Vicky were excellent hosts. We found the Moana Lodge having read about it on Trip Advisor. we actually drove in, no reservations, after having a terrible experience somewhere else. They were very accomodating, we always felt at home, and their property we found to be very relaxing. They also were an excellent resource for all of the local... More 

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Newmarket ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

This review is very late, however this place has never been far from my mind. It took us forever to get there the roads where so bad and just a cloud of dust. When we rolled into town they locals were sweeping molasses on the roads to cut down on the dust. I remembered touching the jeep when I got... More 

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