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Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Definitely a place to stay for a relaxing getaway. Plenty of beach and activities to do to keep things fun. Hospitality is next to perfect. You can walk to a private beach and swim in amazing water. They have a pool and great pizza. I will definitely return.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank N9327SJjosephs
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Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2019

Dear N9327SJjosephs

We are very pleased to read you enjoyed your stay at Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Glad you were able to take advantage of our private nature trail to Playa Biesanz beach, get to experience our famous woodfired pizza, our pool and staff service. We hope you were also able to enjoy all the wildlife on the property.

Our guest experience is very important to us. We appreciate you writing us a lovely review and your fantastic 5 Star recommendation. When you come to stay with us again we hope you get a chance to experience our amazing seafood dishes.

Pura Vida

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Reviewed 12 September 2019

Estudio Plus (Ocean View) with kitchen - The room was superb; very clean and spacious and with two extra large and comfortable beds. The two bathrooms were very useful for our family of four and the kitchen was also excellent. We thought the welcome drinks on arrival and in the room and the fruit was a very nice touch and was really appreciated. Sitting on the spacious balcony taking in the sea view and wonderful abundant wildlife in the nearby trees was really special. Although not a buffet type, we were very happy with the quality and choice of the breakfast on offer. In general, we really can't fault the hotel and its excellent staff although the only disappointment was the cost of the food in the hotel restaurant which was excessive. This is a shame, we would have eaten there often if the food was reasonably priced and I am sure the restaurant would be a lot busier as a result. To conclude, we would definitely consider staying at the Shana again. A big thank you to all at the Shana, we had a lovely time.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2019

Dear NeilM_Belper

We appreciate you selecting Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa as your family vacation destination in Costa Rica. So great to read that you enjoyed all the wildlife on the property, your accommodations, dining experience, and the services.

Our guest experience is very important to us. Our staff will be very pleased you recognizing all their efforts. We understand your concern about the local prices, we try out best to be competitive and give our guest the best value by offering various discounts. We hope you were able to take advantage of some of them. Thanks again for taking the time to write us a review, hope you can stay with us again soon.

Pura Vida

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Reviewed 10 September 2019

The hotel is very nice and bright. Just in the hotel, we could see animals: capuchin monkeys, lazy bears, etc. The pool and food very well, but above all excellent treatment: very friendly and attentive staff. Thanks to Michael Concierge, our guide and Yasuara Reyes who attended us very well.

The site is amazing, and the people who work at the Shana hotel do it even better,

Date of stay: September 2019
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Thank Raul C
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Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2019

Dear Raul C

Thanks for staying at Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We happy to ready you enjoyed our property, your accommodations and our services. Our guest services are very important to us. Our team will be super happy to read your review, especially Michael and Yasuara. Please feel free to share your photos of your stay with us.

We appreciate you taking the time to write us this lovely review and giving us a 5 Star Recommendation. We hope you can stay with us again soon.

Pura Vida

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Reviewed 10 September 2019

I've been to all type of hotels in Manuel Antonio in the past 35 years and last week I spent 3 amazing nights with my wife and kids. The accommodations exceeded our expectations; very clean and safe. Shana Resort was the perfect ending to our holidays before heading back to San Carlos. The staff is friendly and helpful. Javier our waiter ensured we always had anything we needed. Also Jairo, Yasuara and Michael makes us feel like home. Pura vida!

Date of stay: September 2019
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Thank Puravida_karma
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Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2019

Dear Puravida_karma

We appreciate you selecting Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa as your family vacation destination in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Our guest experience is extremely important to us. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay, the accommodations exceeded your expectations. Javier, Jairo, Yasuara, Michael and the rest of the staff will be happy to read our wonderful review.

We appreciate you taking the time to writing us and give us a 5 Star Recommendation. When you get a chance please share your photos of your stay with us.

We hope you can stay with us again soon.

Pura Vids

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Reviewed 10 September 2019

We've stayed at Shana for 10 days, and could have stayed there much longer! Thank you Ismael, Elida, Xavier, and everybody else that made our stay so nice, relaxing, and memorable. I wish I could remember all your names, and thank each one of you personally! Amazing friendly staff, great location, and views from the hotel. Thank you for finding us such a nice, quiet room at the end of the property. We've decided to get a junior suite for our family of four, and we couldn't have been more happy. We liked the balcony swing so much, we purchased a similar one for our house after coming back from Shana, so our memories from Costa Rica will stay with us longer.
About the location, yes, there is a little hike to get to a beautiful, secluded Biesanz beach, but it's not an all-inclusive resort with it's convenient, but bland amenities, but rather very unique, amazing hotel located in a jungle by a national park, and it feels like such. We've seen lots of wildlife not only while going down to the beach, but also from our balcony. Sloths were really amazing, but there were lots of monkeys, iguanas, and hummingbirds. Snorkeling around beautiful fish was great on days when water was clear. Words cannot describe how astonishing experience it was. Breakfast was also delicious! Thank you once more! I wish we could be back one day! Pura Vida!

Room tip: Just ask staff for what you need! We asked for a quiet room and couldn't be more happy with remote suite we've got
Date of stay: July 2019
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Thank Edyta Z
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Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2019

Dear Edyta Z

It was a pleasure hosting you and your family for 10 days. Thanks for selecting Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa for your family vacation destination in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Our guest services are extremely important to us.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed our accommodations, the balcony swing and were happy with the service. Please share your photos from your stay at Shana and your new swing you added at your home. Our team Ismael, Eida Javier and everyone else will be happy to read your wonderful comments. We are very glad you were able to enjoy all the wildlife on the property and our private nature trail to Playa Biesanz beach. Shana Hotel is the only hotel property in the area with direct access.

We hope you also enjoyed our famous woodfired pizza, our amazing seafood and pasta dishes while watching the monkeys, sloths from the rooms, by the pool and at the restaurant.

Thanks for taking the time to write us this wonderful review and giving us a 5 Star Recommendation. We appreciate it very much and hope you come stay with us again soon.

Pura Vida






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