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Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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#4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Avellanas
Hotel Mauna Loa is about 15 min walking distance from Avellanas Beautiful Beach. Our 7 colourful bungalows can host up to 4 people. They are spread in the garden and around the pool for more privacy. Each bungalow is equipped with A/C, ensuite bathroom with hot water, A/C,orthopedic beds (1 double & 2 singles), and a small terrace. The Hotel has a pool (for both adults & kids), a restaurant and a boutique. There is also a common outdoor kitchen for our guests who prefer to cook.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Table tennis
Outdoor pool
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Foot massage
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Bottled water
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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KurtBecker wrote a review Feb 2020
Brielle, New Jersey9 contributions4 helpful votes
Our only regret of dining at Mauna Loa is that we did not visit earlier in our vacation. The food, service, price and atmosphere was perfect. I have visited Costa Rica for 30 years and this place is top of my list.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from MaunaloaCR, Propietario at Hotel Mauna Loa
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience, your words make us loving more and more what we’re doing
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Renee H wrote a review Jan 2020
Bloomington, Minnesota8 contributions6 helpful votes
So glad we found this little treasure after the beach. Made us feel like long friends. Atmosphere was enchanting, relaxing, magical beautiful, fun, and made the experience. Waiter was the best and handled all our high maintenance needs. We even did some fun shopping. Totally recommend and will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from MaunaloaCR, Propietario at Hotel Mauna Loa
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thank you so much, esa a pleasure to have you here
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Eugenia R wrote a review Jan 2019
Montreal, Canada6 contributions3 helpful votes
We wanted to stay at the hotel but we couldn't cancel our existing booking so we gave up. The place was nice and clean and the pool looked just gorgeous. We also went to the restaurant for a nice cozy dinner on our first night in Costa Rica, it felt great and the owners have good credit for it. The pizza was delicious too. The owners shared with us few useful tips that we used during our stay in Playa Avellanas.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from mauna l, Gerente at Hotel Mauna Loa
Responded 5 Jan 2019
thank you to share your experience with others travellers. Was our pleasure to have you here, see you soon!
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Guy C wrote a review Dec 2018
3 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I spent a week in this lovely place and couldn’t have had a better experience. We rented the bungalow with the kitchen as we intended on cooking most of our meals but after eating dinner the first night at the restaurant, we were blown away. The hotel/restaurant is run by this wonderful Italian family, Debora, Michael and their boy Oliver. The food in the restaurant was fresh, authentic Italian cuisine and was unbelievably fantastic. They made us feel at home and towards the end of our stay, we started to feel like family. The place was clean, quiet and wonderful. The beach is a short walk away and is such a fantastic beach. It’s long and beautiful and has great surf. We had an excellent time and will definitely be going back. Thank you Debora and Michael for such a fantastic time. Guy and Barbara
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from mauna l, Propietario at Hotel Mauna Loa
Responded 2 Dec 2018
Thank you for your beautiful review! We had a great time with you, it was time i didn't see Debora enjoyin' so much talking with somebody and laughing so loud. People like you make us feel so good, it was a pleasure to have you here, we already miss you! See you soon, thanks for everything Michele
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PaoTom wrote a review Mar 2018
Treviso, Italy8 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel was in poor maintenance state, hot water pipes not working, the water in the pool was green, polluted by all kinds of algae; it scared us from trying the restaurant. The beach is almost 2km from the hotel and not worth the trouble. Found lovely places to stay for better price in beautiful locations just some 15km away.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mauna Loa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mauna Loa?
Nearby attractions include Lydia Beech Art Boutique (7.1 km), Papaya Con Leche (7.0 km), and Spa Maya (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mauna Loa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Mauna Loa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mauna Loa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Mauna Loa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mauna Loa?
Conveniently located restaurants include HiR Fine Dining, Cactus Restaurant, and Waffle Monkey.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Mauna Loa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Mauna Loa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Mauna Loa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Is Hotel Mauna Loa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.