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Hotel Mango Valley
Ranked #2 of 9 Grecia B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We are a retired couple from Devon, Alberta, Canada. We recently spent 28 days at Hotel Mango Valley, for our annual winter escape. We arrived only a couple of weeks after Jose and Maite took over operation of the hotel. We found the whole experience to be most agreeable. Jose and Maite were the greatest of hosts, willing to go any length for our comfort and convenience. We feel like we have another family now. The hotel itsself is in a most charming location, and is clean and comfortable. The high altitiude of the locaion provides warm sunny days and cool evenings, great for comfort and relaxation. The views are stunning, and the humming birds were busy every day for our entertainment. Being about seven kilometers from town, (Grecia), we had occasion to use the bus service frequently. It is reliable and inexpensive, and we found no need to have a vehicle. The tours offered by the staff are excellent, covering all the attractions in the central valley area. Since there are no more than four people on a tour, it is very personal, and the staff are very knowlegable about the area and the various attractions. We had the opportunity to meet many of the local people, including hotel staff members Nuriya and Javier, and found them to be most gracious and welcoming. They must be among the happiest people in the world, as we did not see a single incident of conflict or anger in our time there. The town offers all kinds of shopping and good restaurants, and the Villa Cipreses, about half a kilometre up the mountain from the hotel, was an excellent place to dine, although only open Friday through Sunday each week. If you can leave your North American attitudes at home, and just relax and go with the flow, I give this hotel my top recommendation.

Room Tip: The Poas cabins facing the valley provide beautiful views from the patios, and the rocking chairs we...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MangoValley, Propietario at Hotel Mango Valley, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

What can we say! You have been the world's most wonderful guests! It is hard to believe but there are still days when we remember you at 8:00 for breakfast.
Mervin, we were with your ideas for the jacuzzi, you are the comtemporary Leonardo da Vinci!
Alice, I really miss our fun chats after lunch. You get that Jose and I call "supper" an early dinner lol
Finally Javier's wife has the blue hat, Carmen like it very much! Nuria could not use it because she always leads ponytail so Carmen use it daily.
You have left us cherished memories, a piece of you is left in our hearts.
A big hug from all of us.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Mango Valley Hotel is a charming place to stay at. The owners, Maite and José, are from Spain but they'll be happy to help you organize your day. They do offer tours for a reasonable price, but they can also give you some great advice about where to eat, where to go and what to do. Or you could just chill out by the pool area, which is bigger than what it looks like in the pictures. At night (after 6 PM) you can enjoy the stars. And the only thing you can ear it's the birds singing. This place is really an oasis of peace: no loud sounds, just a few rooms and visitors from all around the world (Canada, Australia, Europe). The perfect place to relax. And it's easily reachable from the Juan Santamaria San Jose airport (they do offer a comp lemenary pick up for 5+ nights stay). Breakfast is really good and it does include loads of fruits (pineapple, mango, banana), eggs and toasts plus juice and coffee. It's really good and tasty, cooked on the moment. At the end of your stay you'll feel like you've become part of this family. Prices are really resonable and the place is perfect, either if you're looking for some adventurous or quiet time. I'd stay here again anytime.

Room Tip: The colibrì cottage is really clean. It's got a huge bathroom with a huge shower. There's a...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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MangoValley, Propietario at Hotel Mango Valley, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Thank you so much for visiting us! It has been a pleasure the long talks in the garden (while my cake burned lol), those laughs for your long hours of sleep and share knowledge from other countries. I wish you the best of luck with your new project back home and hope you can visit the antipodes as soon as possible!
You know that if you go back to Costa Rica we will be waiting with a big smile. A hug!

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We spent only 1 night in this hotel, but we would have loved to stay longer. Nice bungalow with a kitchenette, big bathroom, stunning view, hummingbirds in the garden, nice pool, good breakfast. The owner couple was very friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Charming place run by a very friendly couple from Spain. Rooms are nice but would have like a mattress pad on the bed and wash cloths in the bathroom. A nice breakfast is included every morning. The pool was not yet ready to be used and the jacuzzi was empty. Television was sporadic but we were not there to watch TV. A little difficult to find but worth it. Very reasonably priced. The new owners seem to be working constantly to improve the place.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MangoValley, Propietario at Hotel Mango Valley, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

Hello,
Thank you very much for your review of our hotel, all comments will help us improve.
We have mattress pads and wash cloths available for our guests but we never knew you wanted some. Please, next time you visit us feel free to communicate us your needs.
The pool is perfectly clean and available to all our guests, we don't really know what you mean when you say that "was not yet ready to be used". Regarding the jacuzzi you could certainly see the technician who came to check it during your stay. Unfortunately things in Costa Rica take longer than in the U.S..
The TV worked without problems. As I mentioned you at breakfast we were burying cables for safety and it was necessary to cut the broadcast for an hour.
We continue to improve the hotel for your comfort, we hope to see you again.
Best regards.
Hotel Mango Valley

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Located just outside of a cute town called Grecia, on the top of a hill overlooking a gorgeous valley. Individual cottages with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Some cottages do have better views than others, though. Wonderful pool, though a little cold. The couple that own the place are the sweetest people that really make sure that you have the best time of your life while there. Wonderful breakfasts included.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MangoValley, Propietario at Hotel Mango Valley, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

I've never been called "sweet" but there's a first time for everything, thanks! LOL (in Spanish "sweet" is the same word as "candy"). We had fun with you, every moment was a new surprise, how much energy in two people! It seemed impossible to see Costa Rica whole in ten days but if anyone can do these are you!
We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place is just magical. Hard to find, here's a tip: Go to Grecia Center and head to Carbonal and keep asking as you move up the mountain. The views are life changing, the owners Jose Luis and his wife are the absolute nicest people. The place is quiet and you get a complementary cooked breakfast every morning. This place is little heaven. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

A little hard to find thank god for trip adviser and a gps. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are little cottages on top of a valley with great views. The rooms are clean. A place to relax. Near poas volcano and paz water falls and the city of grecia.

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Address: 300 mts. antes de Pipasa | Carbonal arriba de Grecia, Grecia 4100, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Grecia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Grecia
Price Range: $63 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mango Valley 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Mango Valley is set in the green hills just outside Grecia. It offers a garden with an outdoor pool and fantastic views. The rooms at the Hotel Mango Valley feature free Wi-Fi and a TV with cable channels. Each one has a private bathroom and a kitchenette with a hob, microwave and coffee maker. The hotel serves a daily full breakfast in the garden, overlooking the coffee plantations. Takeaway meals are available on request from local restaurants. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is 45 minutes' drive away, and the charming town of Sarchi is a 15-minute drive away. Juan Santamaria Airport is 40 minutes' drive away. ... more   less 
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