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Hotel Oasis
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Mal Pais
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lucky to have found this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

I love this hotel for many reasons. Lodgings in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais range from dirt cheap to incredibly posh and expensive. But for those of us who seek the middle ground, the experience is a function of (1) service; (2) cleanliness; and (3) location.

First, Marianne and Haim provide excellent service. Did I misconfigure the room safe within five minutes of my arrival? Of course. Did Marianne give me a hard time? Of course not. Instead, she smiled, reconfigured the safe, and explained that it happens all the time. Throughout our stay, Marianne and Haim recommended excellent restaurants, got us the best rate on an ATV (and arranged for it to be delivered to the hotel), and kept us updated on surf conditions. Further, Marianne coordinated our departure shuttle to Monteverde , which saved a lot of time and hassle.

Second, our room was perfect. The A/C worked great, the interior was spotless, and the bathrooms have obviously been renovated recently. The bed was super comfortable, and our front patio had a mini-fridge, plates, silverware, etc. Even the cute little pool on the property is clean, cool, and a great spot to relax in the shade during the hottest part of the day.

Third, we loved the location. Oasis is next to the Mal Pais Surf Camp, which means the path to the beach is across the street! The path drops you at the south end of Playa Carmen. If you like to surf fun mushier waves – like we do – it’s the perfect spot. The swell picked up while we were here, and some guys were still riding their 9’0” longboards without a problem. I switched to a smaller board, but it wasn’t necessary.

The hotel is also within easy walking distance of the Playa Carmen eateries, the ATM, the spot where all the taxis hang out, and the internet cafe. (I am probably the only person left in the world that needs an internet cafe, but it’s there.)

In sum, Hotel Oasis made our time in Santa Teresa easy, comfortable, and fun. This was an easy 5-stars. With a bullet.

Tom (and Emily)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

If your looking for a quality place to stay while playing in a tropical paradise look no further than " Oasis". I arrived last minute and some how the friendly owners managed to make camomidations for me. I was very pleased with the room lay out with tropical flare.Everything looked as if it was newly renovated with all the mondern comforts you would generally not expect. The bugalos have a full kichenet, comfortable bed, glass tile bathroom and even a hammock out front. The pool was refreshing and always fresh towels waiting for you. Great access to the beach and the owners are happy to set up tours or activities in the area. On my next visit I will definitely make reservations and not depend on luck. ***** :)

Room Tip: My tip is they are all good rooms!;)
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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beach haven, nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

this is our 5th or 6th time back to the Oasis and will most definitely not be our last. the owners Marianne and Haim have put endless amounts of time into this hotel over the past few years. the new rooms look absolutely amazing. the bathrooms are what you would see at the 4 seasons. there is no other place we would stay in the mal pais, santa teressa area. the pool the rooms and the general ambience of oasis is incredible. oasis is the place to be for honey moons, surf trips, family vacation or a day away from busy San Jose. as always everything was great and we will most definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Fabulous small boutique hotel, featuring centrally located casitas each with all the amenities.
An immaculate property given constant loving attention an it shows.
Yet a private location just steps from the center of activities.
3 nights was not enough...? Had I known just how nice it was, I would have stayed many more nights. Malpais surf camp is right next door, should you wish to rent a surf board or paddle board.
Oh... Just a 3 min. Walk to beach.
Located within walking distance to the famous bakery and center.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

We have been vacationing, every few years, at the Oasis since 2005. Five times so far and we keep coming back! The improvements that Haim and Marianne have made are amazing. Every time we have gone there has been something special added. The deck has expanded the pool area, all the cabins and rooms have brand new beautiful bathrooms, new furniture, and kitchenettes. It is a fantastic value, perfectly located close to the beach, close enough to the action in town, but still secluded enough to be quiet and relaxing. We can't wait to get back!

Room Tip: We loved the far right AC room - it's the most secluded.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

really clean and comfortable plus very clean, new equipment, fully equipped, would be good to review the fridge door and I had a little fall ....

The pool and surrounding areas clean and cozy, very comfortable in general

Very pleasant and helpful attention ...

I will definately return ..........

Room Tip: The three people are great .... but in general all are close to the pool area
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

My family and I stayed at the Hotel Oasis from December 31, 2013 to January 7, 2014 and we just loved our stay at Hotel Oasis! The owners and staff are friendly, and very helpful. The cabins are clean, spacious and well stocked with pots, pans, cutlery, refrigerator and everything you will need. The hotel is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the beach and the town center. Overall it is great value and we highly recommend that you stay here. We cannot wait to come back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Oasis
Address: | 300 Meters South of Playa Carmen Intersection, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Oasis 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oasis is a cozy, friendly, family-owned hotel in Mal Pais (or Malpais) on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is located just a mile away from the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, and steps away from the Pacific Ocean.Costa Rica’s famous Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa beaches are a five minutes walk away. Both beaches are considered some of the best surf spots in all Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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