First, I should start by stating we had just stayed at Villas Hermosas for 11 days, so we were spoiled :) Second, we were in the "Standard Room" at Moana Lodge. The higher priced offerings looked better, but were unfortunately full.
That being said, the "Standard Room" was mediocre at best. The appointments in the room were all clean and updated, no problems there. The room was smaller than we expected. We were only provided with a single sheet for the bed, an obvious attempt to save on AC costs. It wasn't a big deal, but definitely cheapened the experience.
The biggest problem with our room was noise. All the "Standard Rooms" are part of the same structure. We were stuck on the bottom floor. We could literally hear every step our upstairs neighbors took. At one point we actually heard them yawn! This wasn't their fault at all, the room is just extremely loud. Every single sound is magnified x 25. The first night we were woken up out of a dead sleep at around midnight and the second night I had to go upstairs and ask the guest to turn his music down. He thought I was crazy because it wasn't even loud.
The breakfast was excellent, but the portions are small. Dinner was great but they were unfortunately out of several menu items (which we weren't told about until we tried to order them). The restaurant does have an amazing view.
In summary, we wouldn't stay at Moana Lodge again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Moana Hotel Mal Pais
- Hotel Moana Costa Rica/Mal Pais