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Portland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2011

Wonderful views from the rooms up the hill and the restaurant. A short drive to town. The restaurant served wonderful tasty and well presented food.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

Staff and owners friendly and helpful. Rooms very clean and comfortable, great bed. Saw howler monkeys in the car park and a range of birds. Restaurant had reasonable prices but 90 steps up, well worth it for views. Great beach walk into town. Stayed over a week, really liked sitting in the jacuzzi with a beer from the pool bar.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 25, 2011

We stayed for almost a week at Moana in early February. Overall we had a good time there but there was definitely not the friendliness that many reviewers here have reported. We did a full writeup of our stay at our blog. http://mexicanandredhead.com/2011/02/27/moana-lodge/

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2011

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the Moana Lodge. PROS Hotel has a boutique style feel. The atmosphere is relaxed, secure and friendly. The Junior suites were very nice and clean with stunning views of the Mal Pais coast. The restaurant/bar was the perfect place to watch the sun set over the ocean. Staff was friendly and curteous. Restaurant... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2011

A boutique hotel with beautiful views, charming rooms, helpful staff and relaxing communal areas. Good restaurant and great cocktails which means you needn't go into town=perfect. Cab into town was about 4 dollars each way, but that's a lot cheaper than hiring a quad bike or car if you've got a short stay. Recommended.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2011

Spent three nights at the Moana and I'll start with what I really liked. We stayed in the deluxe room and although it had no view the room itself was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. There was a great patio with a hammock in the front. The breakfasts were always excellent and in the evenings we relaxed at the Papaya... More 

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East Hampton, New York
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

My fiance and I seek out the best boutique Hotels where ever we go. We like it more private and intimate but still with i sense that your still involved in the local scene. Mal Pais/Santa Teresa is a destination for beach lovers the world over. With more beaches to choose from than most places. However you would be hard... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 19, 2011

My wife and I, impressed with the reviews on this site, stayed in a Junior Suite ad Moana for 5 nights over the Christmas holiday and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Aidan and Vicky are fantastic people who made us feel very much at home and were very helpful in arranging both surf lessons and a tour to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2011

We stayed at 3 different places in this area. This was the most amazing place to stay! We stayed in a junior suite. WOW! Our bedroom looks down at the ocean and the beautiful sunset! The service is outstanding! They will help you with anything. The food at the restaurant is amazing! After we left Moana, we actually paid for... More 

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Palmerston, Canada
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Reviewed February 12, 2011

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Moana in a deluxe room. The room was wonderful. No ocean view, but shaded and kept cool. Very rarely used the air conditioning. There are many steps at the hotel, but that allowed you to eat the amazing food without guilt. We had all our breakfasts there (french toast the best) and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Moana is a small luxurious ocean view hotel nestled amongst a rich backdrop of wildlife and jungle. Inspired by Africa for its choice of décor, the beautiful rooms offer tranquility and comfort to all of our guests. Enjoy being served breakfast while you gaze out over the Pacific Ocean. Later hang out at the wonderful pool area and fall asleep on a suspended day bed while the waves crash in the background, paradise awaits! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Moana

Address: Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: $91 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Moana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Moana Hotel Mal Pais
Hotel Moana Costa Rica/Mal Pais
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
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“If I had to do it again, I would get the standard room. They were in the shade with a little porch. Less expensive and still very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles jeanmariej2016, Mar 27, 2016 | Read review
“The suite is unreal”
  • This is the suite room
 of 5 bubbles Locked48, Mar 1, 2016 | Read review
“The Ocean View Suites are the highest on the property, but the view is well worth the extra steps.”
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 of 5 bubbles SteveD977, Feb 17, 2016 | Read review
“Shell out for a suite”
 of 5 bubbles Balesw, Feb 10, 2016 | Read review
“Suites also have great views, but you get the view at the restaurant if you stay in standard room.”
 of 5 bubbles Tommy007bond, Feb 3, 2016 | Read review
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