Our stay at Moana was lovely! We chose a standard room, which was more than sufficient. It was clean, quiet, and had a nice bathroom, a safe, and a fridge/minibar. It felt very private and the back windows looked out on trees. It also had a front porch where we could sit and enjoy a drink and the 24/7 sounds of the ocean across the street. The pool was nice, though we didn't spend much time in it. The pool area has some cool hanging beds to lounge on and an "honesty bar," where you can purchase drinks and snacks by simply taking them and writing down your name/room/date. The hotel staff are all very friendly and most of them spoke excellent English and were understanding of our less than perfect Spanish! Upon arrival we were immediately asked, Necesita ayuda?, before even leaving the parking lot with our luggage! We were able to book excursions through the hotel and we didn't need to pay until checkout (excursions are cash only and reasonably-priced). It was very convenient. The included breakfasts were excellent, and starting our day up in the Papaya Lounge with its amazing views and chill vibe was awesome! Not to mention the sweet (non-barking) dog, Lulu, who greeted us every day. We had a car but on several occasions walked down the beach into town, which was also nice. I would recommend walking the beach vs. the street as it is very dusty. I would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone! So romantic.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Moana Hotel Mal Pais
- Hotel Moana Costa Rica/Mal Pais