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Hotel Magellan Inn

Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
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Ranked #11 of 19 Cahuita B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014
Linda B Delta, Pennsylvania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

While this place was probably wonderful in its early years, it is now showing obvious signs of deterioration. The room was okay, the bathroom was missing or had broken fixtures, the patio furniture was old and worn and in need of new coverings, the towels were horrid, and the bedding was thin and worn. If you don't mind wet dogs... More

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Sadly I wished these people had said something to me about their grievances . Our hotel is hardly deteriorating, that is quite the insult. I believe there are many reviews here also saying how wonderful and comfortable the beds are, one even said the best in Costa Rica, they had ever slept in! We have special mattress with a top... More

Delta, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I can not say enough good things about my visit. The staff, owner and critters of all sorts were extremely welcoming. I opted for no air conditioning room which was beautiful, clean and allowed me to hear the ocean ( if room doors to private patio were open ) & the numerous lovely sounds of nature. The beach is a... More

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Putnam Valley, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was our first horseback riding vacation and it exceeded all our expectations! We enjoyed the accommodations--just six guest rooms, and the gourmet food. We loved the fact that every day was planned for us, from riding on the beach and jungle, to snorkeling, to hiking with a guide in the national park, to a visit to the sloth sanctuary.... More

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Springfield, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My friend and I stayed at the Magellan Inn for a week. The room was spacious and scrupulously clean. Terry, the owner, is friendly and helpful who runs a very professional operation. The grounds are groomed every day and the staff is helpful and efficient. The fresh rolls and fruit for breakfast make a great start to the day. We... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Hotel Magellan Inn is a delightful little spot to stay in Cahuita. It's in easy walking distance of beauiful, undeveloped beaches, and decent walking distance from the town of Cahuita and the park there that follows the coast just past the town. Terry is an excellent host who will arrange any number of outings (surfing lessons, snorkeling, tours, yoga, etc.)... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have stayed several times at the Magellan Inn in Cahuita, owned and operated by Terry LIllian Newton. She runs a wonderful B&B. THe rooms are spacious, clean, and well appointed. THe gardens and pool of the hotel are beautiful. I highly recommend this B&B

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Sacramento, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Bravo Terry and crew. Away from the main road enough to feel a part of nature, yet close enough to get to all of the local attractions. Ride horses for miles on the beach - they live right on the property! Terry will arrange wildlife, beach, horse, chocolate tours and more... Cahuita is on the Caribbean side, but only a... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Stayed here for one night during a recent tour of Costa Rica and wished I could have stayed longer! It's a small and intimate lodge within 250m of the beach which extends a special welcome for yoga and horse riding enthusiasts + anyone who needs to relax and chill out. It has a wonderfully calm ambience and beautifully tended gardens.... More

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Orlando, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Out of all the places we've stayed in Cahuita, Magellan was truly the tropical paradise we were looking for. Lush tropical garden with an inviting pool, surrounded by the sounds of nature and two resident parrots complete the picture perfect setting. The owner, Terry, and her staff were very warm and welcoming. The hotel itself was immaculate and the room... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

we stayed during Christmas Holidays at Magellan Inn for 6 days! the staff and the owner, Terry were friendly, service minded at all times. this reminded me of my home by all means! a comfortable stay with in reach to all amenities, especially to the Beach! Avery special thanks to the volunteer, Ms.Natalie,who was very quick to help us any... More

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Address: Playa Grande, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
Hotel Magellan Cahuita
Hotel Magellan Inn Costa Rica/Cahuita

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique Boutique Hotel in a magical setting, offering elegance and comfort in the jungle, quite different than anything offered in the area, built for those who would like more comfort yet still enjoy the natural surroundings. With the beach just at its doorstep, a 3 minute walk, this hotel provides all the modern comfort of A/C, TV, small fridges, restaurant and bar. An excellent organic breakfast of fresh homemade bread rolls, tropical fruits and juices,coffee, chocolate and eggs is served. In the evenings the restaurant offers gourmet dishes by the "chef" of the founder of "Casa Creole." ... more   less 
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