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Hotel Mango Valley
Ranked #2 of 9 Grecia B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I wrapped up our surf trip with a couple days/1 night in Central Valley. Our mission was to go to Poas volcano then to Mango Valley Hotel. We made it to Poas (very cool) and eventually found our way to Mango Valley. Luckily we had a cell and the sweet couple who owns the hotel guided us in.
The room was great w/ a kitchen and patio with a view of the mountain. The breakfast was also very nice with eggs/toast/juice. We would definitely come back and would recommend this to anyone wanting to decompress before heading out or into CR.
BTW the owners have menus for the different local restaurants that deliver. You can also have them call for you. Totally a nice perk if you just want to hole up for the evening.

Room Tip: GPS or call before heading up for specific landmarks to follow :)
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MangoValley, Propietario at Hotel Mango Valley, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2014

Hi Angie and Dan!
Thank you very much for your comment, after many days of surfing we're glad you enjoyed tranquility in the mountains. Sleeping with a blanket after a hot day is a pleasure right?
Be happy!
Maite and Jose

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

When planning our road trip, I found Hotel Mango Valley to be a good location - after visiting La Paz Waterfall Garden & Poas Volcano en route to La Fortuna. We only stayed for one night, and I must say, pretty much everything about the place was just perfect. Jose and Maite were wonderful hosts! They gave us such a warm welcome and did everything they could to make sure we were taken care of. The views and grounds are absolutely gorgeous! The room was clean and comfortable. And I must say I was highly impressed with breakfast! Fresh fruit, OJ, coffee, water, bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast with butter and/or jam! It was all so delicious! I'm so glad we decided to stay here! Thank you Jose & Maite for your hospitality. We hope to see you again soon!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MangoValley, Propietario at Hotel Mango Valley, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2014

Hi Marcos and Charmaine!
Thank you for your comment! It is a pleasure for us that so nice and cheerful people visit Mango Valley, you're always smiling and happy.
What about Sarapiqui and the rafting? Pure adrenaline!
We wish the best for your life, you deserve a life of happiness :)
Pura vida!
Maite and Jose

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were greeted by Jose and Maite, owners, and felt at home immediately. They were very knowledgeable about the area and gave out great tips & tricks and restaurant recommendations.

The lodging accommodations were perfect for us. My husband and I stayed in 5 Poas, while our daughter stayed next door in 4 Colibri. The views from our porch were breathtaking. Sitting out on the porch, drinking our morning coffee was relaxing and refreshing. The rooms were clean and airy with an abundance of space.

The pool area and grounds were kept up very nicely. The made-to-order breakfast was delicious ~ the fresh fruit was delightful. The Wi-Fi was available throughout the grounds and rooms. (daughter was very appreciative of this amenity)

The location of the hotel was perfect ... above the city of Grecia, away from the hustle and bustle. Very relaxing and quiet (as can be with all the dogs barking in the city/countryside). Close to many area attractions, making it possible to do day trips while still enjoying the amenities @ the hotel. A little slice of heaven.

Jose and Maite were great hosts and a lovely couple to talk and get to know.
Thanks for a great stay and memories of Grecia!

Room Tip: Definitely pay for a Poas ... the view and porch is worth the money!!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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MangoValley, Propietario at Hotel Mango Valley, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2014

Hello family!
How are you doing?? I hope there isn’t too much snow at home, I can not imagine Andrea without her daily sun bath lol
Thank you very much for visiting us, you are a beautiful family :) Shane so quiet, Angie pure energy and Andrea ... So young?? hahaha
I hope you enjoyed Costa Rica and the rest of your trip was perfect. Maybe you return to visit us someday, we'll be waiting for you!...
Hugs,
Jose and Maite

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

I recently spent my honeymoon in Costa Rica at this bed and breakfast. I stayed in the Poas 6 room that has the terrace with 2 rocking chairs. I cannot express enough how absolutely beautiful the view from the terrace is. A perfect view of the Poas volcano and overlooking the valley.

The cottage itself was a cozy 2 room + bathroom setup. The bedroom was warm and inviting and the kitchen/dining room gave you enough room to prepare meals and sit down and eat without feeling squished. The bathroom was rather impressive with the open shower area.

The owners, Maite and Jose are an absolute delight and are very eager to please and quite entertaining. They even invited to take us to town and show us around the farmers market! On other days they provided us with every bit of information we would need for getting around the town on our own. When we went on the tour of the Toros waterfall, Maite was kind enough to show us around and friendly connections with the surrounding businesses gave us an experience we wouldn't have gotten at a larger hotel.

I cannot recommend this hotel enough. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and my wife "LOVED IT!" She even said "It felt like a home away from home." I disagree, this was better.

Oh, and if you want to head into town, the bus stop is right outside their driveway. It really is the better way to go to town instead of driving.

Tell them Utah sent you!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MangoValley, Propietario at Hotel Mango Valley, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

Hello “Utah”!! hahaha!

How are you doing? What about your leg pain? Please, tell me that two days after the Toro Waterfall you couldn’t walk… I couldn’t! hehehe!

Your idea about watching the stars with a blanket in the swimming pool area has been copied several times, of course we tell everybody that Nathan and Trichia are the owners of the copyright :)

We really enjoyed your time with us, thank you very much for visiting Mango Valley.

Take care guys! And Happy New Year!

Maite and Jose

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We absolutely loved our entire trip to Costa Rica but found Grecia to be bit too busy, busy for our tired psyches. However, as we drove out of town toward Hotel Mango Valley we felt the stress falling away and when we arrived we were warmly greeted by our gracious hosts, a charming young couple from Madrid. The cabins were lovely, the view gorgeous, and even the drive through the coffee farm to get there was a treat. The Mango occupies a lush hillside overlooking beautiful coffee farms and luxuriously green hills all around. The breakfasts were excellent and the owners had terrific advice about where to go for dinner without going back into town. All in all very pleasurable.

Room Tip: The cabin on the corner of the bluff overlooking the coffee farms has a magnificent view and catches...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sandra S
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MangoValley, Propietario at Hotel Mango Valley, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

Hello Sandra and John!
Thank you very much for your comment :)
We hope you have found your dreamed area in Costa Rica and soon you move to the happiest country in the world!
Take care! Be happy!

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

You would need a video to showcase their beautiful BnB. The very first thing we loved about Mango Valley was the close proximity of parking and unloading luggage into our spacious and comfortable room. Jose was there to meet us when we pulled in the property. Mango Valley was picture perfect and it is located next to a beautiful coffee plantation.
Maite, Jose's better half, is warm, gracious and has a great sense of humor! They are Ex Pats from Spain and contribute to the Costa Rican culture with their "tico" like friendliness. They have an excellent breakfast and will give personal tours of the area.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Awesome place to stay if you are visiting the area between San Jose and the Poas Volcano! The setting is absolutely something out of a Disney movie. Vistas are simply incredible. The owners are so friendly and accommodating. They even loaned us a sweater since my partner had forgotten hers. Rooms are simple but very nice, clean, and cozy including kitchenettes and free wi-fi. There are tours available through them. We went to an amazing, secluded waterfall. After a short, beautiful walk through jungle, you have to navigate about 400 steps to get to the bottom of the waterfall but it is well worth the trip. The drive itself to get there has fabulous, cloud forest scenery but not for you if you get nervous on narrow, windy roads close to a cliff. Full breakfast that is very well done. Perfect place for small workshops if you want to do sessions outdoors in a magical setting.

Room Tip: The three more expensive cabins have a fabulous view and one is equipped with a jacuzzi.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 300 mts. antes de Pipasa | Carbonal arriba de Grecia, Grecia 4100, Costa Rica
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: $71 - $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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