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“A little piece of bliss on earth.”
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Hotel Mahayana
Ranked #11 of 49 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A little piece of bliss on earth.”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We had such a delightful stay! Very simple, elegant, and comfortable. Our room and bathroom were well designed and decorated. If you want a tranquil place to stay with nature all around you, slightly removed from the raucous crowds this is your place!!

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St Helier, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The atmosphere in Mahayana couldn't be more in tune with the awesome surroundings. We started our trip in Costa Rica in Mahayana and returned twice within our 5 week stay. Felt very relaxed and the outdoors kitchen is second to none. Great place to hang out, rooms are clean and there is a cool outdoors shower. Can't wait to go back and hang out with the 3 amigos Cecile, Maya, Chacha ... till next time

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Monrovia, Liberia
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Hi,

I staid a few days in Hotel Mahayana begining of 2014 and my only regret is that I could not stay any longer :). The place is lean, the food is good, the host (and her dog) were very super nice.

Francois

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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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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 #11 of 49 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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