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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 March 15, 2008
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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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2008

We’ve just arrived home from a magnificent stay at Moana Lodge. We only had 8 days in Costa Rica so we chose to base ourselves in one place rather than traveling around and trying to do too much so we picked Mal Pais and then Moana Lodge due to the great reviews and photos I had seen of the hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2008

The lodge was exactly what we were looking for...a terrific place to stay which has charm and ambiance. We wanted something nice in a less developed area which also had plenty of activities nearby...and we found it. The rooms and grounds are excellently maintained and the place has a very cozy feel. Everything was spotless and cleaned daily (rooms, grounds... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2008

very remote, good place to go on atv's, breakfasts good, few good restaurants, 2 familys in our group came up missing money; the manager has a key that can access your safe. The day this happened, both the owner and his fiance were off the property. The guy on duty we felt asked too many questions about who was with... More

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moanamanager, Owner/Manger at Hotel Moana, responded to this review

This claim of theft we found very skeptical from the outset. After a satisfactory and indebt check on revising the running of the day in question, and studying the emails the accusers sent back and forth we found too many holes found in their claims that simply didn’t add up. And as owner and manager I fully dismiss the allegation... More

Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2008

I recently stayed at Moana Lodge for five nights, and our experience there exceeded my expectations! I rely heavily on Tripadvisor in choosing accomodations, and shortly before I left for Moana, a couple of reviews left me slightly unsure about a few issues; namely the location of the lodge, access to restaurants, amenities, and a swimmable beach, and certain "rules"... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

We stayed at Moana Lodge in mid January, 2008. We had a wonderful time - totally relaxing and laid back. The staff are very friendly and efficient. I want to add a comment about the lack of proximity to a usable beach. This is simply not true; you just need to have a minimum sense of adventure. If you walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2008

We booked Moana Lodge after seeing some positive reviews on this site. It was even better than we expected! Aidan and Vicki are just wonderful and truly care about this lovely place and really went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The rooms look brand new and everything is sparkling clean. The pool was spotless, cleaned daily.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

It started by my wife and I seeking peace, adventure and surfing. This simple criteria led us to Mal Pais, Costa Rica (after months of research, of course). It didn't take much to find that people were enamored with the Moana Lodge, in particular, the proprietors, Aidan & Vicky. Context is important, so I should note that I've stayed in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2007

We found about Moana Lodge from this website and so we had pretty high expectations. As soon as we arrived we were recieved very warmly by the staff and were in our room in no-time. The hotel had everything it promotes on its website and all the employees as well as the owners (Vicky & Aidan) were extremely helpful. Apart... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2007

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Moana in November. Having visited New York and Chicago on the same trip Mal Pais was a sharp but welcome contrast. The area is an unspoiled stretch of the coastline where you can enjoy a laid back tranquil holiday. We found Moana Lodge to be a welcoming, relatively well equipped and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2007

We loved our time in Mal Pais, Costa Rica, much owing to the fact that the Moana Lodge was such a friendly and warm place to stay. This was our first vacation together, and we had an amazing adventurous time! We went during the very end of rainy season. And only got one day of rain. Most days had a... More

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Address: Mal Pais, Mal Pais 0000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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Moana Hotel Mal Pais
Hotel Moana Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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