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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Max and his wife are very nice people, breakfast is great, the place impecable a small, nice and friendly hotel, with pool, very safe. definitely my spot in dominical for sure . Un lugar hermoso acogedor, seguro, limpio y amigable

Stayed: September 2017
Thank Erika C
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Massimiliano P, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017
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Hola Erika,
y mil gracias por tu comentario, el rating excelente y las hermosas palabras.
Siempre ha sido y es nuestro honor y placer tenerlas aquí.
Sin compromiso por ustedes, en cualquier momento tengan la oportunidad de bajar al Sur Pacifico, ya saben que tienen un lugar donde están super bienvenidas.
Todo y solo lo mejor a todos de parte de todos!

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We could not have been happier with our stay here at Mavi! Max and Barbara were absolutely amazing!!!
The hotel is absolutely beautiful and immaculately kept. My boyfriend and I were beyond pleased with every aspect of our stay.
Our breakfast every morning way such an amazing treat.
Our only regret is that we had to leave! We will absolutely be back and stay for longer.
I could not recommend this hotel enough, the owners really go out of their way to make sure you feel at home and have all you need! We absolutely loved it here and were so sad to leave! Thanks Max and Barbara!
- Shanna & Al

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shanna R
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Massimiliano P, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Shanna and Al!
A real pleasure hearing back form you!
We hope you are still busy exploring Central America (and this makes this Review even more welcome for us)!
We want to thank you very much for taking the time to review MAVI on T.A., for the excellent rating, and the very kind words.
It was our honor and our pleasure having you here!
... We should not be the ones to say so, but ... yes, maybe your stay was not long enough to enjoy the place and the area as they may deserve.
with no obligation at all on your side, whenever you happen to have the occasion to jump back to the South Pacific of Costa Rica, you know you have a place where you are super welcome!
We want to thank you very much for your kindness and consideration: thank you from all of us, Shanna and Al. All the best for everything. And ... Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We spent 5 nights at the beautiful Mavi Surf Hotel and enjoyed every moment. The hotel is beautiful and immaculate and a wonderful breakfast is included daily. The owners of the Mavi, Max and Barbara are warm and incredible people who made our stay in Costa Rica the trip of a lifetime. One day we hope to return to Costa Rica and would stay at the Mavi Surf Hotel without question.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank vanrynl
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Massimiliano P, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Good morning Lisa,
thank you very much for the excellent review and the very nice words!
We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
It was an honor and a pleasure having you all here: your family is really unique!
With no obligation at all on your side, we also hope that you will have the occasion to get back to the South Pacific of Costa Rica, and that you will know that ou have a place where you are super super welcome: here!
All the best from all of us to all of you, and ...
Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

My wife and I are school teachers who've been traveling and surfing in Costa Rica for over 10 years. We always make Dominical a stop for a few days and found Max and Barbara's tranquil hotel this time around. By far the best place in Dominical with 8 studio rooms kept in immaculate condition that over look a fantastic pool and garden area. Max and Barbara treat each guest as if they were family with care given to every detail. Breakfast was made with Barbara's love and attention each morning and coffee was made and ready to serve by the time you sat down. Max is as passionate about his hotel as he is surfing and his family. He gave us a wealth of helpful information on local attractions and activities. It was great to share surf stories with him too. If you are a couple, small family, or traveling surfers, this is the premiere place to stay in Dominical. Opened in 2014 we wish we had found them sooner. Max and Barbara show their guest the true meaning of the Pura Vida lifestyle. We will return for many years to cone! Gracias Max and Barbara for a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Massimiliano P, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Ciao Jon!
It is great to hear from you!
We want to thank you for taking the time to review MAVI on T.A., for the excellent rating, and for the very nice words.
It was particularly easy treating you both at our best and as if you were part of the family: you are a beautiful couple, and we wish both of you all the best!
We also wish you had found us sooner: but ... we are glad you found us!!!
With no obligation at all on your side, we also hope you will have the occasion to return whenever best indicated for you, and we also hope our daughters will have the opportunity to meet you!
We want to thank you for being such beautiful guests.
We hope the rest of your Costa Rica stay is proceeding as smoothly as possible, and we wish both of you all the very best for your personal and professional endeavors!
Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

I could not speak more highly of Max and Barbara and their hotel. Immediately they treated us like friends for the entirety of the two weeks we stayed. The breakfast, pool and rooms are excellent. Everything was spotless. Max has an admirable passion for surfing. Barbara is bright and caring and never without a smile. You can tell that they have put their personalities into their hotel. The design and colors are beautiful. This place is great for couples who want to find a quieter place in Dominical that is still within a walk's distance to everything. We had an inspiring stay to say the least and cannot wait to return.

Room Tip: The top floors have a little more privacy.
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank James S
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Massimiliano P, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

James! And Courtney!
It is great to hear from you!
We hope that your way back to "civilization" was as lean and gentle as possible.
Thank you very much for taking the time to review MAVI on TripAdvisor, for the excellent rating, and the very nice words.
It was our honor and our pleasure having you here as ... "paying friends" (?!): really, an honor and a pleasure!
I succeeded to put the board you left me in spectacular shape, I have found a nice thruster fin set, ... and i look forward to the Punta to turn on in order to "experience" the board better (true to be told, I went out in front of the Hotel the other day at full tide, and I seemed to like the board a lot).
With no obligation at all on your side, we also look forward to welcoming you back ... "home away from home"!
Have you all a great date and all and only
The very best
(and ... yes, right adjective: my passion for surfing is at least "admirable"!)

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