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Manala Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   800 metros norte del campo de | futbol de Santa Teresa,Costa Rica, Santa Teresa 2640, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #11 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
San Francisco, California
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We absolutely loved this hotel. The located is great, situated amidst a tropical garden and close to the beach. We found the rooms to be among the best hotel rooms we have ever stayed at. We also enjoyed the staff, they were very friendly. The food was quite awesome as well. Our kids enjoy the stay too, we went surfing daily. We will recommend it to friends and family for sure.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MANALAHOTEL, Propietario at Manala Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Manalá Hotel was built in the middle of a tropical garden of Santa Teresa beach. It gives a special touch to our guests. We are really glad to read good comments of travelers who stayed at Manalá. We enjoy while helping all our huespeds. Surfing is the most atractive activity to do here, there are good waves during all the year.
Thank you very much for your great comment.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cartagena, Colombia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I loved this hotel. It was incredibly relaxing, sort of tucked away but still close enough to bars & restaurants. They have a great pool, and they don't mind if you swim at night. They also brought a delicious breakfast to the porch of our room every morning. With this hotel you get luxury at a very reasonable price!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Melbourne, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

we had a great stay at Manala Hotel, very nice and accommodating people, nice shower with hot water, breakfast on the porch every morning and just across from the entrance to Santa Teresa's beach break.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MANALAHOTEL, Propietario at Manala Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
It is aweson that you had a great staying at Manalá Hotel. We are really glad to help everyone in order to give them a special touch of Santa Teresa. Our rate always incluides continental breakfast, and we serve it in the bungalows every morning. We are located at just some steps from the entrance to Santa Teresa´s beach break.
Thank you very much for your good comments, we hope to see yoou again...
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I was just amazed at how great this place since the very first moment we stepped in...we were warmly welcome by Ronald who very gently explained everything we needed to know about things to do in town and about the facilities. Also their restaurant run by some very gracious Argentinian guys was excellent...great food at an affordable price...then we also met Laura (owner) very well-spoken host and excellent conversationalist...thank you guys for everything...you're all doing an amazing job!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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MANALAHOTEL, Propietario at Manala Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thanks for this amazing comment!! This motivate us to keep giving our 100% of effort. I´m happy to know that you were well receive by our staff, that you enjoy of our Restaurant El Pulpo and that you had lot of fun. We will try to keep doing our amazing job, so the next visitors enjoy as good as you did. Thanks again!!!
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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Manala had beautiful bungalows, friendly, attentive staff, and a great location. I couldn't have been happier. Upon arrival, we were greeted with an immaculate room that had been designed with great attention to detail. We were on our honeymoon, and the setting felt very private and romantic. Every morning, Luciano from El Pulpo (the onsite restaurant) delivered us breakfast on our front veranda, always remembering that we liked a second pot of coffee mid-meal. The restaurant was the best we enjoyed in Santa Theresa, and the pool was gorgeous. Laura Sobron, the owner, was around every day, and made sure we were well-cared-for. At the front desk, Fabien and Ronald answered every question that we could come up with. We stayed for a magical week. Thank you Manala!

Room Tip: Bungalow 8 is the most private, and also the farthest from the parking lot. We loved it because it...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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MANALAHOTEL, Propietario at Manala Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
It sounds great !!!
All our bungalows are separated from the other for more privacy, and in the middle of a tropical garden into the Peninsula of Nicoya. Restaurant is open again, its name is "Pulpo Pizza" with a huge menu for every likes.
We love to take care of all our guests. We are really glad when you enjoy your staying at Manalá Hotel. There are many different things to do in Santa Teresa, we are happy to help you from the deskfront to arrange activities or tours in the zone.
Thank you very much for your good comments, and your good vibes, we will be very glad to see you again...
You are very welcome !!!
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Vevey, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We have been in Manala Hotel in september and we had lovely time in it! The staff was very helpful and our room beautiful, spacious and clean. Even if the restaurant was closed, we had our breakfast every morning in our bungalow. Lovely location, beautiful gardens! We loved it! Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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MANALAHOTEL, Propietario at Manala Hotel, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
We are too glad to read that you had a lovely time at Manalá Hotel. We are happy while helping our guests with everything they could need. Manala´s bungalows are spacious for maximum 4 people, and we do daily cleaning.
Eventhough, the restaurant was closed for low season the rate incluides continental breakfast. This is a real tropical garden.
Thanks a lot for the good comment, and for the highly recommendation.
We will be glad to see you again
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Logrono, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Everything was perfect! The place is amazing! The beach was really close and the tropical gardens were spectacular! The staff is very friendly. It's a great place to go with children or just with your partner. If I ever go back to Santa Teresa, I'll definitely return to this resort!

  • Stayed September 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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MANALAHOTEL, Propietario at Manala Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thank you very much for this review. This kind of comments we appreciate and motivate us to keep giving a good service. We will be waiting for your next visit!!
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Address: 800 metros norte del campo de | futbol de Santa Teresa,Costa Rica, Santa Teresa 2640, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Manala Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eight mediterranean style Boungalows in a lush tropical setting; private bathrooms, hot water,air conditoner,wifi,tv, minifridge,ceiling fan, laptop safebox, parking area and 24 hrs security, restaurant and pool with jacuzzi. Our incedible location so close to the beach with the best beach break and our facilities, makes Manalà Hotel the perfect destiny for the best holiday ever. Open 2010. 800 meters North from Santa Teresa soccer fieldde fútbol de Santa Teresa ... more   less 
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Manala Hotel Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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