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“great vibes, great host, close to everything and quite too.”
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Hotel Mahayana
Ranked #13 of 47 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Huntington Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great vibes, great host, close to everything and quite too.”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

My fourth stay at the Mahayana in the last few years. The host, and the people staying at the Hostel style make it a cool little place. Out door kitchen is great and makes for a nice gathering spot. Rooms are small but I am okay with that. You have a small refrigerator, fan, air conditioning, large bathroom and great shower. The are clean and service is wonderful.

For the reasonable cost per night, close to everything location and quite evenings its hard to find a better value in Tamarindo.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

... was the first thing I heard when I got there and I felt home immediately!
Good vibes, nice place, what else to say! I'll definitely be back next year and come in low season with a bunch of friends (as there is only 6 rooms, it's easy to have the place private).

THANK YOU MAHAYANA ;-)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2014

What a great hotel, very clean, owner and staff are great. Rooms are very clean and the AC is super cold. Had a great time with the staff and guest one night, too much rum!! Driver arranged by hotel was waiting for us at airport, very friendly guy (Hector). Rooms are perfect, cleaning staff did a great job, and the price is just great. Not too far from beach and shops as well as dinning. Going back in Feb. 2015!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

My friend and I had the most wonderful time staying at Hotel Mahayana-amazing value for your money. The place is really cute, great ambiance on the deck (tiki style, with hammocks, lounge chairs etc)-and our room was super clean and comfortable. We had a private room with 2 single beds-the room had a flat screen tv, a safe, a beautiful newly reno'd bathroom with a glass shower, AND we had a mini fridge where we could keep drinks, bread etc. Most places I saw did not have mini fridges and it makes all of the difference. The location was perfect-it was off the main strip which is good because you don't get the noise when it's bedtime, but it's literally just a couple minutes walk down the road to the beach and the restaurants etc. Cecile the owner was extremely hospitable and the lady who cleaned the rooms was super sweet and friendly, made sure we had clean towels whenever we needed etc. They also provided beach towels which was amazing! I will most definitely come back to stay-it was truly fantastic. Thank you!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

I had a really good time. I was so tired I slept 2 days in a row when I arrived and the room was really good to do that because I got AC and a fan which help a lot. The place is clean and fresh and then you go outside and it invite you to rest more in the hamaca (I also slept there)…It feels like far away because of the quiet but you go a couple of blocks and there are restaurants, bars, shops and obviously the beach :) Also, Tamarindo has everything. I used to do Yoga in the morning, cold down jumping in the sea, come back to make a light lunch on the hotel and then whatever was in my vacation bucket :D. I meat really nice and friendly people in the shared patio, which I loved. Celine, the owner is rally friendly and I borrowed her charger for my computer almost every day :) I had real vacation here :) Thanks

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

I adore this hotel. The location is fantastic - a lovely quite spot yet only minutes from the shops, bars, restaurants and the beach. The rooms are great - cute and clean and with a ceiling fan, air-con, mini fridge, safe and TV. There is a outdoor kitchen for guests to use which we loved - perfect for cooking light meals and also a nice way to meet other guests.
The shared outdoor area has sun loungers, a jacuzzi and an outdoor shower - brilliant for cooling down after the beach and getting rid of sandy feet before going into your room.
This hotel really ticked all the boxes - it feels safe and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. The owner Cecile is so welcoming and so helpful with everything from restaurant recommendations to booking transport! I couldn't recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I stayed at mahayana with a friend for 5 days. We felt like we were at a friend's place. The room was not very large but it came with everything you need when on vacation (A/C, fan, fridge, safe, nice bathroom, and a TV). The common kitchen/bar area allows you to meet very nice people...At the end of the stay we were more a big family! We can't wait to come back!

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Property: Hotel Mahayana
Address: 150m nordeste del Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo 20750, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mahayana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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