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“Shana Hotel and Condos” 4 of 5 stars
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Shana Hotel & Spa
Spokane, WA
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Shana Hotel and Condos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We rented a large condo at the Shana Residences through Homeaway. Very clean, great views and awesome AC. Pool and hot tub were nice. It is close to to great beaches. One is 10 minute easy walk (protected beach for swimming) and one is about a 25 minute challenging walk. (Good waves here) Road to condo is a about 2k from main area and winding and a bit scary to walk due to all the traffic. We took a lot of cabs or better to have a car. We did not eat at the hotels restaurant so don't know what the food is like. We saw a good group of monkeys off our balcony.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ejworden
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Shana-Management, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Shana Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2015
Dear ejworden,

thanks for the review. We are glad that you had a nice time staying in one of our condos and that you got lucky seeing the monkeys.

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

Greetings from Shana Hotel & Residence
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

My perants and I stayed at the shana hotel for 4 days. Over all it was ok our 2nd night the manager told us that he would like to show us the presidential suite the next day as it was too late to go there that evening. The next day when we saw him he made no mention of this he then also offered us a free drink without telling the bar men about it and we were askes to pay. We made arrangements to have spa treatments done after our tour. The manager himself made the appointment. When coming from our tour we went to the spa and only my dad could get a treatment because the other lady was not there as the manager promised us. When trying to get hold of him.he was nowhere to be found. When we went for dinner the evening no apology was given we had to ask him what and why. the next day it was raining and we decided to leave earlier. When I called the front desk the manager answered and I aked him to please call a cab.when we got to the reception which was on top of the hill. There was no cab . He did not call the cab .we had to wait 20 before a cab came this made us late. Thanks to Carlos the receptionist for calling the cab. Apon waiting for the cab the spa lady that was supposed to be there came by. She had bleach blond hair and looked like she just came from a strip club or eirked at one after seeing that. I am glad we canceled our treatment. Overall it was ok. But was very disappointed in the managers empty promises. We will not be returning

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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98 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Yes, the pool is lovely and has a nice view, but I think it would be hard to find a hotel on this road that doesn't, so the fact that there are no spa-like facilities (Jacuzzi or sauna) ends up making it an entry-level luxury hotel.
Service is great, breakfast at the restaurant-bar next to the pool,with the gorgeous view of the ocean is great, but as there is no sunset view this is not a place for evening drinks.
The rooms are clean and spacious, the shower is excellent, but the bed is not to my liking - boxed springs but the kind that has a very hard surface, like there's a wood plank at the top, instead of a pillow-top which could be easily expected from this type of hotel.
Basically we had a good time but if we go back to Manoel Antonio (which I hope to, as it's a fantastic destination), I'd choose a hotel on the other road, that has sunset views.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor to have a chance at a view. We got a lower ground floor room and wh...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank edianem
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Warsaw, Poland
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105 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed there many times in the 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Its a great choice - search it on vrbo or flipkey. You pay less than hotel and has a fully functional apartment with all hotel facilities (restaurant with 20% discount, swimming pool access for free any time). The location is nice - most apartments offer direct ocean view (some intermitted by the high trees) and you have all sorts of monkeys and birds passing by daily - you will likely be woken up at 5 am by howler monkeys and see both capucins and titis during the day.

Room Tip: Pick penthouse 331 or apartment 310 - tested both, very well maintained
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Evgueni I
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Shana-Management, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Shana Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2015
Dear Evgueni I,

thanks a lot for your review. We are happy that you like spending your vacation in one of our condos.

Please let us know when you are coming back again, so we can offer you a 20% discount for your next stay.

Greetings from Shana Hotel & Residences
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Chicago, Illinois
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210 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautifully decorated condo with modern furnishings. Large ample rooms and bathrooms. Patios off every room with stellar views. No laundry in our unit. Wi-Fi at the pool. Beautiful views and howler monkeys/sloths can be seen and heard from pools and patios. On sight bar & restaurant. Biesanz beach within walking distance. Good security. Very close to the Man. Ant. NP-approx. 1.5 km. Good parking available.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank mgomez2468
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Shana-Management, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Shana Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2015
Dear mgomez2468,

thanks for the review. We are glad to hear that you had a nice time in one of our condos and enjoyed seeing some wildlife.

If you are planning on coming back 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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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Shana is a very nice hotel. The rooos are clean, the restaurant is very very nice,with a nice design and colorfull lights,the pool is clean and the stuff takes cre of everybody. The food is good, and i specialy like the nature and the sea view!!! 2 days in Shana were wonderfull!! And another advantage is that the beach is at 7 minuts (walking) from the hotel. Foe sure i will be back there one day!!!!

Room Tip: deluxe room is perfect! and the suit is very nice,if u are a family.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank pavelbeatrice
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Shana-Management, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Shana Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2015
Dear pavelbeatrice,

thanks for the great review.
We are happy to hear that you had a great time in Shana and that you enjoyed the nature and sea view.

Please let us know when you are coming back to Shana , so we can offer you a 20% discount for your next stay.

Greetings from Shana
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Los Angeles
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The hotel is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are spotless with modern decor. Grounds are surrounded by lush greenery, in a jungle-tropical settting.
Hotel is in close proximity to fun activities like zip-lining and white water rafting.
The hotel staff was very accommodating and even helped to organize an exciting, ATV ride through the jungle where there was a beautiful, hidden waterfall!
The hotel restaurant was great. The chef prepared fresh, authentic meals that were absolutely delicious.
Can't wait for my next trip in December!!
Happy traveler from California

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ahardia
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Shana-Management, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Shana Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2015
Dear Ahardia,

thanks a lot for your review. We are very happy that you love Shana and already came back to the hotel in December.

If you are planning on coming back again another time, 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 Hotel & Spa
Address: Road to Quepos Point, Manuel Antonio National Park 5000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#7 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shana Hotel & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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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