Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Joel from San Jose, Costa Rica
You won't regret staying here!Posted Aug 5, 2013
Pros: The biggest asset is its owner, Cecile, who all the guests just love. You will, too.
Location: The hotel is located up the hill from the beach, about a five minute walk. There are lots of great restaurants and bars nearby and a supermarket.
When we first arrived in Tamarindo, we had a little trouble finding the place. It was dark and raining, and the taxi driver didn't know where it was. As it turned out, the Hotel Mahayana is only a five minute walk from the main street along the beach where the bus dropped us off. If you want to be right on the beach and/or want a swimming pool, you'll have to stay elsewhere. But if all you want or need are a small, comfortable room and bed with a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, common cooking facilities. hot water in the shower, , and a small jacuzzi, this is the place for you.
Recommendedby Brad C. from California
SolidPosted Jun 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
Amazing owner takes great care of guests. Location is right near everything, but quiet. Perfect place to stay in Tamarindo.
for Couplesby Denis from Kanata, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Nice spot away from hustle/bustle of TamarindoPosted May 14, 2013
Pros: Clean rooms and well kept common area
Cons: Matresses a bit on the hard side, but nothing major:)
Location: Perferctly located away from Tamarindo's main drag for peace and quiet.
A little hard to find within Tamarindo since it's off the main drag, but that makes it nice (a lot quieter). Nice little rooms. Once we checked in, we realized the room we were assigned seemed to have non-working AC. Luckily, they had another room available with working AC. Bonus! Rooms and beds were clean. Matresses were a bit on the hard side. I'm a side sleeper and can sleep pretty much anywhere, anytime. I woke up many times during the night with hip discomfort, kind of like when you're backpacking and end up sleeping on your thin sleeping mat over a hard surface. This is the first place I ever stayed at that had a compound topped with eletrical cattle fencing. I realize why it's there - presumably to keep potential thieves out and is for the safety of the guests. Better than barbed or razor wire, I guess. Access to the rooms is by patio doors that open using a strange and sometimes hard to operate four-sided key system. You use the same key to lock the door once you're inside the room. A little finicky to operate but we got the hang of it after a few tries. Could have been an issue if ever we would have had to access or leave our locked room in a hurry. We were looking forward to meeting the owner since many reviews have stated that she is wonderful. Unfortunately, she was away on business, but we were greeted by a lovely young friend of hers.
Within short walk to everything you wantPosted Jan 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Owner was very helpful and friendly. Outdoor community kitchen well stocked and useful. Was safe and secure, the location was far enough away from the holiday traffic and noise but close enough to walk to the restaurants, stores and beach. I would stay there again and recommend to anyone.