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“Shana Hotel is very comfortable very clean & up to date 😃”

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Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa
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“Shana Hotel is very comfortable very clean & up to date 😃”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

At the Shana u see the tropical sun and luxury they also have pampering/messages and that’s why the Shana is an idyllic setting for an anniversary celebration, wedding or honeymoon,or birthday getaway that I took . :)

The Excellence Of all the staff are all inclusive & they set the stage for unforgettable moments.
Celebrate your anniversary with a torch-lit dinner for two on the beach. Your honeymoon in a private hammock at a five-star suite. Or your wedding in a sunset ceremony with a breathtaking Costa Rica view.
Me & my girl friend had the best Birthday Getaway at the Shana hotel this place made my stay worth it. The reception are very helpful and help you with all activities rides etc. I was taken care of very wonderfully at the Shana . Ben & Samir the head mangers are the nicest people I've ever meet on this planet . I just wanna thank you all for making life so worth living thanks so much love ya :)

  • Stayed July 2014
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Slym-Ben-Mida, General Manager at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Jonathan,

Once again happy birthday,it was a pleasure for myself and for all our staff to have here in our hotel .We are all glad that you have choosen us for your holidays and birthday .We thank you very much for your nice review and we all hope to see you soon in Shana hotel in the near future.

Best regards.
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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We just celebrated 10 years of marriage at the Shana Hotel. We stayed in a deluxe room at the very bottom of the steep hill that Hotel Shana is built upon. It was a beautiful room with views of the ocean and rainforest. We loved sitting on our balcony and watching the Cara Blanca play in the trees beside us! There is a small beach close by that we would walk to, and there was never that many people there. Everyone was so friendly and helpful! We had a wonderful time and wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Slym-Ben-Mida, General Manager at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Dear Jamie,

Once again happy birthday and may your marriage last as long as the trees lives you were admiring from your balcony.we at Shana are all glad of having been part of your tin birthday and we hope to see you soon here in our Costa rician piece of paradise named Shana .

Best Regards.
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I went for a couple nights to a villa; rooms huge and comfortable.
Restroom clean, big and nice.
The living room is ok and the kitchen is great, there is a bar to serve drinks :) and a tall refrigerator.

Around you have the beauty Manuel Antonio town, with the Nice National Park, also several beaches near by; there is one small and so quiet close to the Hotel (you can go just walking about 10 mins), it is just nice to pass the afternoon there.

The pool and the restaurant are also good, define a great place to get back sooner

Pura vida

Room Tip: Just try to find a room close to the pool, the place is in a hill.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Slym-Ben-Mida, Manager at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Dear sir ,

we are all very glad that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.we thank you very much for you review and we are looking forward to see you again in Costa rica .

Pura Vida.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

If you are traveling with ur couple is the perfect romantic getaway, the hotel offers luxury, world class fine dining, minimalist style suites, a lovely pool with stunning views from the Pacific Ocean & great spa services also Biezans Beach is just 5 min walk from the hotel and it takes less than 10 minutes drive to get to Manuel Antonio National Park. the atmosphere is pretty relaxed & chill meaning that this hotel is ideal for families as well, I really loved the service & the lighting at night from the restaurant.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Slym-Ben-Mida, General Manager at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Madam ,

All Shana hotel's team thank you for your review.We are all proud of having met your expectations and of having been part of making your stay in Costa Rica unforgettable.We all look forward of welcoming you again in our hotel in the near future.

Best Regards.
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Spokane, WA
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We rented a large condo at the Shana Residences through Homeaway. Very clean, great views and awesome AC. Pool and hot tub were nice. It is close to to great beaches. One is 10 minute easy walk (protected beach for swimming) and one is about a 25 minute challenging walk. (Good waves here) Road to condo is a about 2k from main area and winding and a bit scary to walk due to all the traffic. We took a lot of cabs or better to have a car. We did not eat at the hotels restaurant so don't know what the food is like. We saw a good group of monkeys off our balcony.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Shana-Management, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, responded to this review, 20 May 2015
Dear ejworden,

thanks for the review. We are glad that you had a nice time staying in one of our condos and that you got lucky seeing the monkeys.

If you are planning on coming again, please let us know so we can offer you a 20% discount for your next stay at Shana.

Greetings from Shana Hotel & Residence
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

My perants and I stayed at the shana hotel for 4 days. Over all it was ok our 2nd night the manager told us that he would like to show us the presidential suite the next day as it was too late to go there that evening. The next day when we saw him he made no mention of this he then also offered us a free drink without telling the bar men about it and we were askes to pay. We made arrangements to have spa treatments done after our tour. The manager himself made the appointment. When coming from our tour we went to the spa and only my dad could get a treatment because the other lady was not there as the manager promised us. When trying to get hold of him.he was nowhere to be found. When we went for dinner the evening no apology was given we had to ask him what and why. the next day it was raining and we decided to leave earlier. When I called the front desk the manager answered and I aked him to please call a cab.when we got to the reception which was on top of the hill. There was no cab . He did not call the cab .we had to wait 20 before a cab came this made us late. Thanks to Carlos the receptionist for calling the cab. Apon waiting for the cab the spa lady that was supposed to be there came by. She had bleach blond hair and looked like she just came from a strip club or eirked at one after seeing that. I am glad we canceled our treatment. Overall it was ok. But was very disappointed in the managers empty promises. We will not be returning

  • Stayed July 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Yes, the pool is lovely and has a nice view, but I think it would be hard to find a hotel on this road that doesn't, so the fact that there are no spa-like facilities (Jacuzzi or sauna) ends up making it an entry-level luxury hotel.
Service is great, breakfast at the restaurant-bar next to the pool,with the gorgeous view of the ocean is great, but as there is no sunset view this is not a place for evening drinks.
The rooms are clean and spacious, the shower is excellent, but the bed is not to my liking - boxed springs but the kind that has a very hard surface, like there's a wood plank at the top, instead of a pillow-top which could be easily expected from this type of hotel.
Basically we had a good time but if we go back to Manoel Antonio (which I hope to, as it's a fantastic destination), I'd choose a hotel on the other road, that has sunset views.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor to have a chance at a view. We got a lower ground floor room and wh...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa
Address: Carretera Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica (Formerly Shana Hotel, Residence & Spa)
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#6 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#6 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shana Hotel is the world’s leading brand in exclusive lifestyle boutique hotels. Embracing the culture, beauty, purity and perfection of its natural environment. Shana Hotel in Manuel Antonio, guarantees guests a unique and exclusive travel experience. Complimented by distinguished design, organic local cuisine, ecological adventures and exceptional hotel amenities, this new hotel in Costa Rica is among of the most exclusive and prestigious lifestyle hotels in the world. With that premise in mind, the Shana Hotel provides visitors a fabulous selection of 27 rooms, all with exceptional garden and ocean views. Choose from Superior or Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites or pamper yourself in the Souss "Spa Lifestyle Suite," a 3 bedroom luxury unit with its own private infinity pool and full kitchen facilities! Book today to start enjoying your dream Costa Rica vacation getaway! ... more   less 
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