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800m North from Santa Teresa Soccer Field, Santa Teresa 60111 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#10 of 30 hotels in Santa Teresa
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MANALÁ HOTEL is a cozy hotel with 4000mts2 of surface, surrounded by green areas and tropical plants. Here you can enjoy comfort and quality, in a quiet and exclusive environment, away from the mass tourism area. Our incredible location, 100 meters from the beach, at the best area for SURF (POINT BREAK) and our facilities, make MANALÁ HOTEL a unique destination to spend a dream vacation. Our hotel, inspired by a Caribbean-Mediterranean fusion, consists of a private parking area, security personnel, surveillance cameras at the entrances, a swimming pool with a tanning area, a beautiful setting with tropical gardens, and is located within walking distance from restaurants and shops and it has laundry service and breakfast service. Manalá Hotel consists of different accommodations, all of them are spacious, very comfortable and decorated with very good taste and in a cozy way. The different options that we put at your disposal are the following: - 8 Bungalows - Pool view apartment - 2 pool view rooms - Casa Tere
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Diving
Car hire
Couples massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast in the room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Fishing
Taxi service
Full body massage
Massage
Solarium
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Laptop safe
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Special Deal:Free breakfast with your stay

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Grade: 45 out of 100
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Nicola W wrote a review May 2022
Dursley, United Kingdom61 contributions56 helpful votes
There is nothing really wrong with Manala Hotel. The location is excellent at the north end of Santa Teresa. The grounds are beautiful and well tended. The pool is pleasant to cool off in at the end of the day in the sun. We watched monkeys and their babies in the trees. And we had 2 lovely cats looking after our bungalow who greeted every morning and on our returns. The bungalows themselves are spacious with aircon, Netflix, fridge, huge shower and large comfortable bed. There is Free parking, it’s quiet (not sure why other reviewers have complained about noise) and good value. The are excellent bars and restaurants on the doorstep (we didn’t have breakfast at the hotel - we ate at Somos every morning 10/10!!). And the beach is just across the road where the sunsets are incredible. Manala hotel could be absolutely fabulous but somehow it lacks character. It’s got everything going for it but lacks personal touches. The reception feels like a portacabin. The staff aren’t particularly welcoming considering the effort it takes to get to Santa Teresa. The bungalows need nicer, more comfortable furniture. You can’t relax on your lovely porch because there is a hammock next to a structural pole and two hardback chairs. Our bungalow had a strange EasyJet meets African safari vibe. It needs nicer towels, free water and better bath products (no one likes a shampoo from a dispenser stuck on the wall). Also there are too many officious laminated signs telling you what you can’t do which again adds to the unwelcoming vibe. It’s a shame because it could be a fantastic destination without too many changes.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be prepared for the unmade road and lots of pedestrians, motorcycles and quad bikes.
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MT wrote a review May 2021
Himmafushi Island20 contributions9 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
A great hotel setback from the road, so absolutely no traffic noise. Very well maintained with staff around to assist A very nice welcome upon arrival Very clean Helpful staff throughout our stay Nice pool and area A very short stroll to the amazing beaches Thoroughly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The bungalows are spacious and quiet
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Emily M wrote a review Apr 2022
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Don’t like to write bad reviews but after several issues I felt compelled to. Mainly because I’d tried in numerous occasions to give feedback directly but I didn’t not receive a hospitable response. On arrival all seemed fine. Lovely grounds, beautiful bungalows, very spacious, and nice pool too. We are a family of 4 so had a lot of luggage, and as I was looking after both kids (baby and toddler) my husband was left with no assistance, to bring the suitcases up the gravel drive which isn’t easy with wheels in 35degree heat, this didn’t bother us much at the time as it’s only a small annoyance but you’ll see it adds up. The mattresses were comfy but the pillows weren’t, very cheap, synthetic and lumpy feeling and the sheets and pillow cases felt “well used” like they needed to replace them. The fridge was great with little bits like chopping board and knife and ice bucket provided The table and chair set up outside was fine for a balcony set up, but this is where you get served breakfast so for a family of 4 it was bit of a tight squeeze. (High chairs not provided) Breakfast was very simple, for the topics- just gallo pinto and overcooked scrambled eggs - all a bit dry. And this sounds mean, and I don’t mean it to be, but it was served by the grounds men, who were also doing the trash and other grounds jobs, so served in scruffy clothes, no apron or kitchen uniform - just felt a bit unhygienic. After breakfast is delivered to the door on a tray (the table is not cleaned prior to service, nor after) you have it to yourself but there’s no1 around checking if everything is okay. No too ups for hot drinks, no condiments, salt or pepper. After breakfast is finished, the tray is removed but no1 to clean the table or floor until the rooms get turned over, so it becomes an ant and fly fest with all the crumbs and spillages (lots when you have kids). It also renders the table useless if you want to continue to sit outside and enjoy the sun reading a book. The AC was the biggest problem for us. Firstly it didn’t properly cool the room even at the maximum setting. Secondly it took so long to actually cool down after returning to the room and turning on. So we actually asked if there was a possibility of keeping it on during the time we were out. And we were told a firm no, and they would be obliged to come in and turn it off. Although a great location for the beach and restaurants, it is Also right opposite a very loud nightclub- very loud music starting at 9pm. The whole experience felt more like serviced apartment rather than a hotel. All the points put together has left me with a bitter experience. The customer service was lacking and no1 checked on us the entire time, even though they knew we were u happy. If you’re calling yourself a hotel, well that comes with certain expectations that just weren’t met. It’s a shame as it’s got the potential to be great with a more personalised and understanding customer service and a few other tweaks.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring a 4x4 to Santa Teresa and earphones for the loud music
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Amy R wrote a review Jul 2021
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My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and had the best time!! Our host, Natalia, was amazing. She was there for all of our needs and questions. She gave us great local advice on what to do in the area and was a very fun person to talk to! She is very sweet and we we're sad to say goodbye to her at the end of our trip. The bed was comfortable, the TV and wifi worked great, although we hardly used it! The breakfast service was great, fresh food served straight to our room. There was room service and cleaning every day. The pool was relaxing and the landscape around the property was gorgeous. The locarion is perfect, it is on the edge of the busy part of town. It's close enough to join the night life but secluded enough to have a quite night in. Only a 2 minute walk to the best surf in town, we both surf and had no clue we booked the hotel closest to the best surf! What luck?! We recommend renting an ATV to adventure all over the Nicoya peninsula, we went to Hermosa beach, Mal Pais, Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve, Cabuya and Montezuma all on the ATV. We absolutely love Santa Teresa and can't wait to go back, we would absolutely stay at Manalá again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dalia M wrote a review Jan 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
This little gem surprised me! The most accommodating host Natalia and her amazing team made my stay the most pleasant during my trip! I stayed in the bungalow which is spacious, high ceilings and most important had a great cleaning daily service. WiFi worked great, nightly security on the entrance and a car par. Will definitely come back on my next visit to santa Teresa.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Natalia Sobrón, Dueño at Manala Hotel
Responded 4 Mar 2021
Hi Dalia. Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be delighted to welcome you again when you return to Santa Teresa. Best regards and Pura Vida !!!!
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Angela C wrote a review Jan 2021
Delray Beach, Florida77 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights in a room by the pool and the walls and ceiling are very thin so you can hear the neighbors. Wish they offered water in the rooms and shampoo/conditioner. The grounds are nice, pool could have been a bit cleaner, lots of leaves in it. Location is pretty good, there are a few restaurants nearby....I found that walking on the beach was better than walking on the dirt, dusty road to get to beach bars. There is a super cool Brazilian beach bar right on the beach that was awesome!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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stiwa1 wrote a review Dec 2020
Pully, Switzerland14 contributions14 helpful votes
Still enjoying the bungalow we have rented for two weeks I can only praise the advantages of the place. Beautiful setting in a lush garden far from the dusty road and yet only 5 minutes walking distance to the most beautiful part of the beach. Good restaurants and a supermarket around the corner. Breakfast served on your own little terrace. Helpful owner and friendly staff. Only suggestion: coffeemaker in the room would be nice to have.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jose Pablo wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Right infront of the entrance to the beach, nice pool, quite place surrounded by lots of vegetation. Santa Teresa at its best! Highly recommended. The host was very very kind and was willing to help us even after our stay. Stayed at Tere's House and it's quite a dream.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Alejandra Y wrote a review Jun 2020
Paris, France1 contribution
This was the perfect location. The beach access was right across the street and the beach was very beautiful. Really enjoyed our stay. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, thank you for everything! The bungalow suited us perfectly, the hammock outside was just perfect. Good places to eat in walking distance. Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rikard K wrote a review Mar 2020
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After a month in Costa Rica we were visiting Santa Teresa and found this cosy and luxury hotel. We were staying in a bungalow, very beautiful and well cleaned every day. We like that it's close to the beach, has good restaurantes nearby and also places were we could rent surfboards. Every morning the breakfast was carried to our bungalow, it was terrific. The poolarea was nice and calm. The staff is friendly and helpful, we really enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Natalia S, Manala Team at Manala Hotel
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hi Rikard! Thank you so much for your comments and for giving us a perfect rating. It's so nice to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We are pleased to serve guests like you. Please, if you return to Santa Teresa, do not hesitate to contact us. Best, Manalá Team. ¡Pura Vida!
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PRICE RANGE
$113 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasSanta Teresa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manala Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Manala Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Denga (0.1 km) and Design By Sig (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manala Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Manala Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Manala Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Manala Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manala Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eat Street, Satori Terrace Sushi Bar, and The Somos Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manala Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Manala Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Santa Teresa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manala Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Manala Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.