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Marbella Surf Inn

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300 Meters West of the Ice Tower, Marbella 50603, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I just returned from celebrating our 25th anniversary in Costa Rica, and were lucky enough to have spent a few days at the Marbella Surf Inn. The setting is amazing amidst the natural beauty of the countryside and just a short walk to the beach. Our room was spacious, clean and well appointed. I loved waking up... More 

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Andrew and Jenn, Thank you for choosing Marbella Surf Inn for your 25th wedding anniversary and thanks for a wonderful review, we very much appreciate it. We are glad that you guys enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you back in Marbella with your family. Kind regards Marne & Darcy More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Beautiful , clean open rooms with two balconies front and back, great food in the restaurant, well maintained grounds and wonderful staff of happy Costa Rican ladies. Situated in beautiful Guanecaste cattle country, down the road from pristine, uncrowded beaches. I'm a Gringo who has been traveling in Costa Rica for 25 years, and I will definitely return to this... More 

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Andy, thank you very much for the nice review - we very much appreciate it. We hope to see you and your family and/or friends in Marbella again in the near future. Kind regards Marné Marais & Darcy Brede More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Easy walk to stunning black sand beaches. But the best part, was sharing the company of new owners Marne and Darcy. Anything we needed, they were there to assist. We stayed over Christmas and Marbella Surf Inn was the life and energy of the holiday season

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MMarais1966, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Marilyn, Thank you so much for putting the review on TripAdvisor - much appreciated. It was great to see people from Colorado (our home state in the USA) here in Costa Rica. We hope to see you guys back here at some stage. Pura Vida Marné Marais & Darcy Brede More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I stayed for five days and my family loved it. What a great service from the employees and the owners. Close to many beaches, nice rooms and beautiful pool. Playa Marbella is wonderful with great surfing. We will definitely go back. Thank you Marne and Darcy!

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Davis, thank you very much for your review. It was great to meet you and your family and we hope to see you guys again at the Marbella Surf Inn. Kind Regards Marne Marais & Darcy Brede More 

Sonoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We are part timers in Marbella and love the wonderful community. Our daughter and her friend were visiting and wanted to watch Thursday night football (no tv at our place). We headed down to Marbella Surf Inn to see if we could catch the game at their bar/restaurant. There was a big soccer game playing at the bar so Darcy... More 

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Sue thanks so much for the review of our hotel . It was wonderful to have you guys and we are glad that we were able to help you see the game. Take care Marne Marais More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our family of four stayed at Marbella Surf Inn over the new year. We thought we would only stay a couple nights and head north to surf other breaks. Sadly we were disappointed with the other locations and headed back to Marbella Surf Inn and stayed another 3 nights. Marne and Darcy are great hosts. The hotel was very clean... More 

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Rachel, Thanks so much for the review. We loved having you and your family at the Marbella Surf Inn .... you guys rock! We hope to see you again sometime in the near future. Pura Vida Marne Marais More 

Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Enjoyed a nice lunch. Food was average. It's a nice setting, but the "Surf Inn" makes you think that it is on the beach....it is probably 1.5 miles to the ocean. We didn't stay, but they organized a horseback ride for us and it was fun. Went from the Surf Inn making several river crossings before climbing high into the... More 

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I am glad you guys had a good time on the horse ride More 

New Milford, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I didn't stay here, but ate at the restaurant 3 x. Great varity. Good service. Friendly owners. It's not listed separately as a restaurant, so I am reviewing it under the hotel title. The grounds were very well maintained. I'd definitely consider staying there on my next trip to this area.

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your business as well as the review and we hope to see you guys again in the future. Pura Vida Marne Marais & Darcy Brede More 

Navarro, Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Recently my wife and I spent a night at the Marbella Surf Inn while we were on a business trip to look at a piece of property. As with many beach towns in Costa Rica you have to travel on gravel roads that often have pot holes. The road to Marbella takes 45 minutes and it is full of pot... More 

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Shelter Cove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I stayed at Marbella Surf Inn for a week and a half. The plan was a few days but I extended my stay. I did so for many reasons but to name a few, the place is immaculately maintained, the service is second to none, the surf is uncrowded with a perfect beachy, the food was amazing and I received... More 

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