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“Very clean one block from the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel ManGaby
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Hermosa segunda entrada, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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13 reviews
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“Very clean one block from the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This hotel is very clean and safe it is one block or so from the beach. Alberto the owner and his son Alberto are very nice..The restaurant has great food and is fairly priced for the area. The pool is very nice and clean. We will plan on staying there again if we go back to this area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Utica, New York
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you are looking for a less costly alternative to the fancy resorts springing up along the beaches of Costa Rica, this is a great place. Very nice clean rooms a long block from the beach and you can watch the monkeys on the way to the beach. Nice breakfast. And I loved the pool with its little waterfall. Good choice.. Friendly owners.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

First time here and very satisfied. Small hotel with great pool, very friendly and truly happy staff, good size rooms all with private balcony wth view to pool. Will return and certainly recommend to others as friends did to us. If possible, ask for a second floor room for a better view to trees and birds. Very good value and peaceful.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Very modern and clean , a 1 minute walk to the beach. We stayed one night in a comparably priced hotel on the beach and moved the next morning to mangaby. Breakfast included, a great pool, and amenities in the room .

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Small, nice, clean, relaxing and comfortable place. Sadly, the restaurant's food very expensive....If you are looking for a calm place this might be the perfect hotel for you, (great for kids too). The beach is near by, it's a beautiful clean place but don't expect restaurants or other places to hang out there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Hotel Mangaby is a fairly small, family run hotel, set on two floors, in the centre of Mangaby, which is a small community on the beach. Dont come here if you are looking for night life, it dosent happen! The hotel itself is very clean and comfortable with a pool and restaurant, as well as a barbeque area if you wish to cook your own. I believe that breakfast was included if you had one of the standard rooms. We had a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment/suite which came with a very well equipped kitchen and dining area. Both bedrooms had TV,A/C and safe, but as would seem to be the norm with Costa Rica were very dark, even with the lights on. One bedroom had on suite bathroom which made the room smaller, so a combination of small and dark, not a good one. Perhaps if we had, had a room upstairs it might have been lighter.
The bathrooms were well equipped with towels, shower gel, soap etc. The pool was lovely (especially as we had it all to ourselves most of the time) and was set next to the restaurant, which was very conveniant. We only ate breakfast at the restaurant, which wasnt included in our price, the breakfasts were very good with a good choice, served as always by smiling happy staff.
The beach is 3-5 min stroll down the road, and is well worth a visit, beautiful sand but rough sea. There are no vendors renting sun beds and shade here so the only shade is natural, of which ther is a limited ammount. We bought drinks and lunch's at the excellent El Velero hotel bar which is right on the beach and used their sun loungers. There are a few barson the beach so you wont go hungry or thirsty.
I would definetly recommend the Hotel Mangaby

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

the rooms were modern and clean, with patios or balconies. They have a mini fridge which many hotels do not. The pool isn't the biggest but it's pretty and fun to swim in. The hotel is a very short walk from the beach, about two blocks. Overall we really liked this place, but it can get a little noisy if your room is by the pool.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Playa Hermosa segunda entrada, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel ManGaby 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel ManGaby is a modern two-story facility of the latest design. We have a total of 17 room accommodations distributed as follows:13 Standard Rooms including two Full sized beds.5 on the first floor made handicap accessible.8 on the second floor each with their own balcony overlooking the pool.2 Mini-Suites including one King sized bed, furnished living room, a small breakfast area and refrigerator. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mangaby Hotel Playa Hermosa
Hotel ManGaby Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

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