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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
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Table tennis
Babysitting
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
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
Massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
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Bottled water
Kitchenette
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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KurtBecker wrote a review Feb 2020
Brielle, New Jersey10 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
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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, Canada9 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
4 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
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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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Randy C wrote a review Feb 2018
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My friends and I traveled to Costa Rica for 5 Days. The first night we had googled a place to eat in the Hacienda Pinilla / Playa Avellanas area of where we were staying. This Hotel/Restaurant was the cutest location we ate at the entire 5 days we were there hands down. It may seem like I am bragging a bit too much about this place but it DESERVES it 100%. I am in the Culinary/Hospitality industry in the U.S. and I was BLOWN away. The location firstly, is yes completely off the beaten path, you will drive down a dirt path way to get to Mauna Loa, but do not let this make you decide differently. It is very bumpy and not lit well at all till you arrive to the location on your left if you are coming from Hacienda Pinilla, Right if from Playa Avellanas area. When you drive up there is plenty of parking. You will feel like you have discovered a hidden gem and I promise you, you have. It is cozy, quiet and outdoors (as far as the restaurant part goes) (we only ate here, we didn't stay the night). It has a hippie, relaxing vibe with a KILLER Italian Menu with fresh fish offerings as well as pizzas. Secondly, the staff is warm and inviting, they speak both Spanish and English and are some of the most hospitable people we came across (as every other local was during our time in CR). Our server Beetoo was all to kind and everything he recommended from the homemade lasagna to the fresh ceviche...it was all so delicious and flavorful. We were speechless.. The kitchen is a small building that will make you REALLY respect the amazing food they serve you, they are a very talented group of people here. If you want to feel the Pura Vida of Costa Rica, visit our new friends at Mauna Loa.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from mauna l, Owner at Hotel Mauna Loa
Responded 24 Jul 2018
Thank you for sharing your experience with others travellers. Guests like you make us feeling so good and push us to keep doing our best trying to be better and better. Love you, hope to see you soon
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blairhankins33 wrote a review Feb 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica85 contributions62 helpful votes
We needed a little out of the way getaway from our home in Costa Rica. The hotel is close to Playa Avellanas (short drive to Lola's rest which is worth a visit for the view & experience, not the food), is moderate priced, and has great food - pastas are special. Friendly family run place, located in the jungle. Rooms are in individual buildings, are fine & clean, have A/C, and homey. You will enjoy howler monkeys every morning starting around 4:30AM if that's your thing.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nenenona wrote a review Jan 2018
Portland, Oregon3 contributions1 helpful vote
A perfect family spot with a pool, amazing Italian food restaurant with friendly and honest staff. The AC bungalows are simple but all you need with an outdoor kitchen. A ten minute walk to the beach is perfect to see monkeys along the way and on the property. It was our second time at Mauna Loa and happy to see all the charm still there.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nano M wrote a review Jan 2018
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There are so many beautiful places in this country. What makes this place diferent from them is....everithing! - You must meet Debora and Mechele, as well as the other angels that were waiting for us in these paradise. We were 12 people enjoing the service, the wild nature, the games, the fantastic atmosphere, the incredibly delicious food and the drinks... even our dog have the time of his life! - can´t describe it... just made our trip to Avellanas a perfect one. The craft shop: beautiful! 100% recomended!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You need a car to get there. Try the "Rucola e permiguiano" pizza & the Marlin...
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BethyMcCune wrote a review Dec 2017
Nosara, Costa Rica7 contributions2 helpful votes
We absolutely loved staying at Mauna Loa. This sweet family knows how to make you feel right at home and they were wonderful with our small children. Mauna Loa is a short walk to Playa Avellanas and you cannot beat Deborah’s delicious and authentic Italian cuisine! Can’t wait to come back! Great accommodations, cooking and people. What more can you ask for?!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from MaunaLoaCrew, Owner at Hotel Mauna Loa
Responded 31 Dec 2017
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you here! Your family was absolutely great, we look forward to have you with us the next time
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mauna Loa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mauna Loa?
Nearby attractions include Playa Avellana (0.9 km) and La Esquina De Avellanas (1.2 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 La Purruja Restaurant & Bar, Lola's, and Il Rustico, Playa Avellanas.
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.