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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

This place was an oasis in our trip. The owner Carine made our stay unforgettable. She was always ready to help us out or give us the best information. The little hotel was great too. The rooms and pool are cute and comfortable. It is all very clean (they clean every day) and with a very relaxed atmosphere. You can...

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Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Stayed at the mahayana for 2 nights of our two week costa rica trip. Was easy to find on sat nav. A short walk from the noise and lights of tamarindo. We didn't actually like the town of tamarindo, found it to be vary noisy and touristy especially at night it was a bit trashy for us but the beach...

2Thank arttrip90
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Positives: 1. Rooms were clean. 2. Bathroom was spacious and shower had good water pressure 3. Air conditioning available 4. Staff was friendly and nice. Although they couldn't accommodate a late checkout, they did let us leave our bags at the front deck and offered us water and even a shower as we waited for the bus. 5. Quiet place...

2Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The place is located only a few minutes walk to the beach and the centre of tamarindo, which is very convenient. The place stays very quiet and you are not affected at all by the noise level of the tamarindo night life. The rooms are very confortable and so are the beds. Carine is just the perfect kind of host...

1Thank Thomas644
Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 13 February 2016

From the time we booked the room ... Carine went out of her way to help us arrange very reasonable airport transportation, excursions, and anything else we needed. We couldn't have asked for any more! The rooms are small but adequate, very comfortable, and clean. The fully stocked shared kitchen is a nice option that we would have used it...

1Thank Greg S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2016

My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights whilst travelling around Costa Rica on our honeymoon. I booked Hotel Mahayana on the strength of the great review and I can see where everyone was coming from. Unfortunately, when we were there the place was undergoing some refurbishment and was a bit of a mess. It is in...

1Thank Harrisson81
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights at Hotel Mahayana after Christmas including New Year's Eve. It was the perfect base to explore Tamarindo - very small and quiet, away from the noisy town but just a few minutes walk from the centre and brilliant restaurants. Carine was lovely and very helpful. The room was spotless and the hammocks and pool area were...

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

As soon as we arrived, Carine, the owner, came to greet us and right away she made us feel welcome. Our room was impeccably clean, nicely decorated and the perfect size, with a fridge and a safe box. Each room has a little terrace with a hammock, wooden table and chairs, facing the courtyard and fresh water pool. There is...

Thank Pablo M
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Hotel Mahayana is a hidden oasis in the craziness that is Tamarindo. It's set back up on a hill away from the busy and dusty streets, but only a 5-10 minute walk to pretty much anywhere you want to go. It's 6 motel-style rooms surrounding a courtyard with a tiny pool and outdoor kitchenette. The rooms are tastefully done with...

Thank darla61
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Wonderful little hotel just minutes from the beach, yet quiet and tucked away from the main street. Close enough to everything, but a peaceful little retreat. Small courtyard and pool, AC, wifi, coffee and charm to spare. Carine was a lovely hostess. I can't wait to go back.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Mahayana is a few minutes away in walking distance from the beach as well as from the center of Tamarindo and its shops and restaurants. The Hotel Mahayana is composed by 6 attractive rooms with terrace looking onto the outside little swimming-pool and also a commun kitchen. All the rooms have private hot water bathroom, AC and ceiling fan. They are also equipped with mini refrigerator. Double rooms have double beds and triple rooms have twin beds, all with orthopedic matresses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Mahayana

Address: 150m nordeste del Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo 20750, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: RM198 - RM427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mahayana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms nearer the reception area have better wifi.”
Harrisson81, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are equally sweet.”
darla61, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Seems like all of the rooms are good.”
27Mathieu, 8 Aug 2014 | Read review
“We had a double bed but I would be willing to try out the bunk bed room.”
kyrap2014, 18 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in a private double room. Cannot comment on dorm.”
cindywait, 21 Jan 2014 | Read review
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