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Hotel Moana
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Mal Pais
Reviewed 15 February 2009

congrats to Vicky and Aidan!!!! new bambino coming!!!

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2009

Stayed here in Dec to Jan 09 for relaxing start to a honeymoon. Everyone made us feel so welcome and nothing was overlooked or out of place. Credit given to the owners who have and are still working hard to further improve facilities here in the lush cool settings 200 yards from the nearest cove.

We spent weeks here and hence saw the staff dealing with helping out the guests across a longer period of time. As it's developing slightly we are sure this place will get to be a real gem. Great memories of the times here.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2009

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at the Moana Lodge. The Hotel owners were very friendly and welcoming. We found the Hotel to be very peaceful and quiet...exactly what we were looking for. There are only 7 rooms on the property and a nice pool which was kept very clean.

The breakfasts that were cooked every morning were great. its sort of a group breakfast (at least it seemed that way when we were there) which I enjoyed. It allowed us to chat with others hotel guests as well as the hotel staff.

I would highly recommend the Moana for anyone staying in the Mal Pias area. The hotel is only a 5 minute drive or less into town.

In my opinion the hotel seemed to be appropriately priced for the amenities and location.

  • Stayed: June 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2009

Great place to stay... as all the reviews state before me!!

We stayed 5 night at Moana Lodge over Christmas and really enjoyed our visit. Aiden is helpful, friendly and keen to make sure that you enjoy your stay at the lodge. Aiden and his wife Vicky organised drinks for all the guests on Christmas day evening was a really thoughtful extra.

The rooms are extremely clean and atmospheric with the African theme as a tasteful addition. The breakfasts were really great and different every day. Nothing to complain about.

Some new rooms and a restuarant are currently being built that will give the Lodge some amazing views.

Great place - you won't be disappointed..

Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed 2 January 2009

If you are going to Mal Pais, The Moana Lodge is the place where you need to stay. It is located 15 min from the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen (Mal Pais, Santa Teresa).

The Hotel is very charming and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. The service is very good. The Breakfast is included and very good too. However there is no restaurant but you will be able to find many nice places where to eat located on the main road to the beach.

The Moana Lodge consists in many lodges like bungalows. However there is a new part of the hotel under construction which should be finished soon. The new rooms will have an amazing view on the ocean (which we did not have from the room) and promise to be great.

I would advice you to rent a car or a quad as it will make your life easier when going to the beach or to eat. Mal Pais is very wild so do not expect to find a very touristic city with many big hotels. This actually makes the charm of Mal Pais.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Moana

Address: 1.5 kilometers to the south, Playa Carmen, Mal Pais 60111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
Price Range: RM288 - RM606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Moana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moana is a small private luxury ocean view hotel. Located in the magnificent tranquil region of Mal PaÌs Beach on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. During your vacation with us you'll encounter high quality modern hotel suites and rooms that blend comfort with style leaving you with an unforgettable personal experience. ... more   less 
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