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Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa
Ranked #11 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
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Bronx, New York
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52 reviews
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“Great hotel near small beach”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The architecture of this hotel is very nice and the rooms are clean and spacious. In a great location within a 10 minute walk to a small beach and a short drive to Manuel Antonio and all it has to offer. The small beach is very beautiful. We brought our goggles and we were able to see some colorful fish while exploring in the water. The rainforest is right outside your hotel window and you can hear a lot of birds and some obnoxious howler monkeys. The staff were very friendly, including Rebecca. One of the servers, Roy, was very good, attentive and was a hard worker. One morning we had to eat very quickly and he was very responsive to getting us our breakfast on time. The breakfast was delicious and we also had dinner at the onsite restaurant and that food was good as well. Would highly recommend and would probably stay here again if we were in the area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shana H, Gerente at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thanks a lot for all your nice comments. Shanna Hotel staff works so hard to give our costumers the best life time experience and make feel as a family. We whish you the best and we hope to see you back in our hotel.
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Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Me and my wife we stayed for 3 nights in this lovely hotel. Well located if you enjoy being in the nature and not far from restaurants and the nice beach of Manuel Antonio. Very nice and available staffs.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shana H, Gerente at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
We are pleased to have been part of good experience during your vacations. We hope to see you back here.

Our best wishes for this new year
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Located down a narrow and windy mountain road, the hotel looks stunning upon first sight. A mix of condo's and hotel rooms make up the property. Check in was simple and the staff (headed by Rebecca) were all exceptionally helpful and a wealth of knowledge. We had a room on the first floor and it gave great views of the trees allowing us to spot the monkeys and birds. The room was very white in colour, minimalist and clean, but contrasted by dark grey and deep red colours in the bathroom. Nice touch! Pool area clean and relaxing. The road up to reception quite steep, but the security guards always happy to offer a lift up. A 10 min walk via a back access to a small beach which in its own right is isolated and quiet; whilst a 5 mins drive or so to the main Manuel Antonio beach which lives up to its billing in guide books and is simple stunning, Would return

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shana H, Gerente at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you very much for all the kind words expressing your satisfaction during your stay with us. We are very glad to have been able to offer a pleasant experience during your vacation time.
In Shana Hotel we are pleased to serve you in the best way you deserve..
We wish you a happy holidays

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a very nice hotel, the room was good and the breakfast excellent.

The room has ocean view and the hotel is close to a beautiful beach.

The restaurant has ocean view and the customer service is very good.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shana H, Gerente at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
For Shana Hotel staff it is a real pleasure you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our greatest satisfaction is to see our guests happy and enjoy this precious time.

We wish you a happy holiday

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Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Spent only two nights here just before the start of busy season. The rooms are clean and spartan. The restaurant does pretty decent food and amazing cocktails, the staff is friendly. The hotel has a quick back access to a small bay/beach on the back but is a five minute drive away from Manuel Antonio’s beach and natural reserve.

The only negative I could think about from the place was that it is built on a steep slope and walking back and forth from reception to the rooms is awkward, but that is the hilly nature of Manuel Antonio, so no biggie.

Gorgeous views from the rooms and restaurant

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shana-Management, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2015
Dear lokumos,

thanks for your review.
We are happy that you liked staying in Shana and enjoyed the food in our restaurant.

If you are planning on coming again, please let us know so we can offer you a 20% discount for your next stay. And don't worry, we can drive you with one of our golf carts from reception to the rooms.

Greetings from Shana Hotel & Residence
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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

The condo was superb with everthing we needed. Located high in the canopy allowed us to watch birds and monkeys right from our balcony. The restaurant had very good food and the pool areas was clean and relaxing. The driving was a little hairy but the location is central to many activities. We used Vacation Villas Costa Rica. You won't be disappointed with the service from Alex.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Shana-Management, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2015
Dear Doug H,

thanks for your nice review.

We are pleased to hear that you liked staying in one of our condos.

If you are planning on coming again, please let us know so we can offer you a 20% discount for your next stay.

Greetings from Shana Hotel & Residences
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We really enjoyed this place. It was clean. The staff was VERY friendly and helpful. The management is OUTSTANDING!!!
We especially want to mention Paula, who greeted us and treated us as though we were guests in her home.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shana-Management, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2015
Dear GiGi1969_19,

thanks so much for your review.

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying in Shana and liked the service we offered.

If you are planning on coming again, please let us know so we can offer you a 20% discount for your next stay.

Greetings from Shana Hotel & Residence
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Property: Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa
Address: Carretera Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica (Formerly Shana Hotel, Residence & Spa)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#6 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#7 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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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