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“Beautiful, great service, but nothing exceptional” 4 of 5 stars
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Shana Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Road to Quepos Point, Manuel Antonio National Park 5000, Costa Rica   |  
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Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful, great service, but nothing exceptional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Yes, the pool is lovely and has a nice view, but I think it would be hard to find a hotel on this road that doesn't, so the fact that there are no spa-like facilities (Jacuzzi or sauna) ends up making it an entry-level luxury hotel.
Service is great, breakfast at the restaurant-bar next to the pool,with the gorgeous view of the ocean is great, but as there is no sunset view this is not a place for evening drinks.
The rooms are clean and spacious, the shower is excellent, but the bed is not to my liking - boxed springs but the kind that has a very hard surface, like there's a wood plank at the top, instead of a pillow-top which could be easily expected from this type of hotel.
Basically we had a good time but if we go back to Manoel Antonio (which I hope to, as it's a fantastic destination), I'd choose a hotel on the other road, that has sunset views.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor to have a chance at a view. We got a lower ground floor room and wh...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed there many times in the 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Its a great choice - search it on vrbo or flipkey. You pay less than hotel and has a fully functional apartment with all hotel facilities (restaurant with 20% discount, swimming pool access for free any time). The location is nice - most apartments offer direct ocean view (some intermitted by the high trees) and you have all sorts of monkeys and birds passing by daily - you will likely be woken up at 5 am by howler monkeys and see both capucins and titis during the day.

Room Tip: Pick penthouse 331 or apartment 310 - tested both, very well maintained
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  • Stayed July 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Travel a lot and I must admit that the service at the hotel is excellent. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy. We used the hotel to book our tours,which ended being very good and the prices are good. The rooms are vey clean and spacious. They have a beach trail 50 meters from the hotel which is a 5-10 minute walk- and the beach isn't that crowed. Highly recommend this hotel.

Wish we stay longer at the Hotel Shana.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautifully decorated condo with modern furnishings. Large ample rooms and bathrooms. Patios off every room with stellar views. No laundry in our unit. Wi-Fi at the pool. Beautiful views and howler monkeys/sloths can be seen and heard from pools and patios. On sight bar & restaurant. Biesanz beach within walking distance. Good security. Very close to the Man. Ant. NP-approx. 1.5 km. Good parking available.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Shana is a very nice hotel. The rooos are clean, the restaurant is very very nice,with a nice design and colorfull lights,the pool is clean and the stuff takes cre of everybody. The food is good, and i specialy like the nature and the sea view!!! 2 days in Shana were wonderfull!! And another advantage is that the beach is at 7 minuts (walking) from the hotel. Foe sure i will be back there one day!!!!

Room Tip: deluxe room is perfect! and the suit is very nice,if u are a family.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We came back to shana hotel my wife my children and i.the same first impression ,being in the middle of the jungle with an amazing ocean view from our balcony ,it's simply disconnecting us from the reality.as a repeaters we had a free upgrade to a junior suite which was clean,new,white and beautifull.We had a discount on all a la carte restaurant menu and even a french bottle of wine with tropical fruits in our room FOR FREE!!!!my littles loved the national park ,5 min away from the hotel.we boocked for them a rafting day excursion so we could me and my wife have a day just for us.special thanks to Benjamin the manager for making us feel home.see you soon Shana.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are spotless with modern decor. Grounds are surrounded by lush greenery, in a jungle-tropical settting.
Hotel is in close proximity to fun activities like zip-lining and white water rafting.
The hotel staff was very accommodating and even helped to organize an exciting, ATV ride through the jungle where there was a beautiful, hidden waterfall!
The hotel restaurant was great. The chef prepared fresh, authentic meals that were absolutely delicious.
Can't wait for my next trip in December!!
Happy traveler from California

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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Address: Road to Quepos Point, Manuel Antonio National Park 5000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#7 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shana Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shana Hotel is the world’s leading brand in exclusive lifestyle boutique hotels. Embracing the culture, beauty, purity and perfection of its natural environment. Shana Hotel in Manuel Antonio, guarantees guests a unique and exclusive travel experience. Complimented by distinguished design, organic local cuisine, ecological adventures and exceptional hotel amenities, this new hotel in Costa Rica is among of the most exclusive and prestigious lifestyle hotels in the world. With that premise in mind, the Shana Hotel provides visitors a fabulous selection of 27 rooms, all with exceptional garden and ocean views. Choose from Superior or Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites or pamper yourself in the Souss "Spa Lifestyle Suite," a 3 bedroom luxury unit with its own private infinity pool and full kitchen facilities! Book today to start enjoying your dream Costa Rica vacation getaway! ... more   less 
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