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Hotel Moana

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Thanks Aiden and Vicky for graciously hosting myself (again) and my family. The four of us had a fantastic time and seeing all the new amenities since I was last there was incredible. Good on both of you for providing beautiful rooms, great service...incredible food & drink at the Papaya Lounge and for the the couple of nights in our...

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South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 18 July 2011

we began our 10-day vacation in costa rica in mal pais at the moana lodge, and in hindsight, would have been more than happy to have stayed there for the entire trip. definitely worth the drive off (or literally, on) the beaten path. gorgeous beaches, breathtaking views, and a most comfortable overall hotel experience. the food at the lodge is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2011

This lovely hotel has great-sized, comfortable rooms with amazing views out to sea over the jungle canopy. It was great to retreat back to after a dusty day out and about. We'd sit on the balcony, beer in hand and watch the sun set over the sea. The restaurant was great, serving a great selection of international food which again,...

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moanamanager, Owner at Hotel Moana, responded to this review

Thank you for coming all this way from the UK and giving us a try and for letting us know your thoughts. We allways try to ensure that our guest's have a perfect stay and so were delighted that you enjoyed it here with us in Mal Pais. We hope see you back soon, Aidan and Vicky

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 June 2011

We stayed at the Moana Lodge for our last 2 nights on our trip to Costa Rica. We stayed in the Junior Suite 1 night and the Master Suite our 2nd night. Both were VERY comfortable and had the best beds we stayed in. I almost did not want to leave the rooms which is hard to say when visiting...

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Saint Cloud, Florida
Reviewed 14 May 2011

My husband, 21 year old daughter and myself had a great stay at the Moana Lodge. We lloved every minute here, from the delicious breakfasts every morning to relaxing on the swinging beds by the pool. The owners, Aiden and Vickie were so nice and helped us out with anything we needed. We were bummed about them not serving dinner...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 May 2011

We had a reservation in a different hotel nearby but were not thrilled when we arrived. So we decided to check out some other places in the area, and happened upon the Moana Lodge. We drove up to the reception area and were greeted by the owner, who was happy to show us 2 rooms. The rooms were nicely decorated,...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2011

My husband and I stayed in a junior suite for 3 nights in March. We ferried across to Paquera with our rental 4x4 and drove to Mal Pais. Roads turn to dirt after Cobano and the last half hour is hard going but we found the hotel no problem. Word of warning - to get the amazing views of the...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 14 April 2011

We stayed at Moana for 10 nights in March and absolutely loved it! We experienced each member of the hotel staff, including the owners' Aidan and Vicky, as professional, attentive, respectful and very friendly. The exceptionally warm and courteous energy we constantly received from the Moana crew made us feel like we were staying at a relative's estate! After each...

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Thank Katearth
Portland, Maine
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Wonderful views from the rooms up the hill and the restaurant. A short drive to town. The restaurant served wonderful tasty and well presented food.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2011

Staff and owners friendly and helpful. Rooms very clean and comfortable, great bed. Saw howler monkeys in the car park and a range of birds. Restaurant had reasonable prices but 90 steps up, well worth it for views. Great beach walk into town. Stayed over a week, really liked sitting in the jacuzzi with a beer from the pool bar.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Moana is a small luxurious ocean view hotel nestled amongst a rich backdrop of wildlife and jungle. Inspired by Africa for its choice of décor, the beautiful rooms offer tranquility and comfort to all of our guests. Enjoy being served breakfast while you gaze out over the Pacific Ocean. Later hang out at the wonderful pool area and fall asleep on a suspended day bed while the waves crash in the background, paradise awaits! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Moana

Address: Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: $126 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Moana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Moana Hotel Mal Pais
Hotel Moana Costa Rica/Mal Pais
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The higher rooms have the best views but turn into saunas during the day. The air on struggles in some rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 231EricR, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“junior suites definitely the way to go here for its ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles elksb, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“suite # 419 because it's above the trees”
 of 5 bubbles Jamaicajunkee, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If I had to do it again, I would get the standard room. They were in the shade with a little porch. Less expensive and still very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles jeanmariej2016, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The suite is unreal”
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