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Casa Marbella

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Casa Marbella
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived by air very early in the morning. Case Marbella had arranged for a water taxi to pick us up and bring us to it's dock. Even though we arrived hours before normal check in, our room was ready and coffee was available. Throughout our stay, staff, from the owner on down, were pleasant, attentive and professional. We took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Truly a comfortable, relaxing, and home away from home experience. The hotel is clean, quiet, and accommodating 1)Private docks, so Lancha drops you off right at Casa Marbella 2)Nadia and rest of the staff made extremely delicious breakfast each morning. 3)The patio is just relaxing to sit and watch the water and Lancha's go by. 4)Wi-Fi was on/off .. just... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered 2 nights in Casa Marbella, following the excellent reviews in tripadvisor. Maybe we were unlucky, but: 1) The owner, Deryl, was not there. 2) We got a super small room. The day was very hot and the fan was not working very well (no condition-air) so we felt that we could hardly breath. My boyfriend was a bit... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Casa Marbella with our 2 year old. Everything was great, from the very friendly and helpful people who run it to the amazing breakfast included in the price. The location is very convenient if you want to stay in tortuguero village, only 100m from where the boat leaves you. Being in town means that you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed at Casa Marbella for 2 nights which is definitely enough for Tortuguero there isn't that much to do there. The hotel is basic but clean. We had a top floor corner room so it got some breeze and with the fan on it was cool enough at night though very hot in the day (not that we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a great time in Casa Marbella. We got to meet the owner Daryl and his family. They are extraordinary nice people who were really helpful Nd reactive to help us get there... Semana Santa is a nightmare when travelling with public transports but we made it thanks to Daryl. The accomodation itself is nice, with a deck on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We opted out of doing a package tour at one of the more expensive lodges and are really glad we picked Casa Marbella instead. We had the downstairs river front room which was spacious, clean and well light...with bedside tables and reading lights (rare in CR). The dock is really nice for breakfast and to watch the setting sun. We... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were booked to spend two nights here but unfortunately the owner had double booked, so booked us into another place nearby for the first night, then we moved here for the second night. Not a major problem and nice that he acknowledged the error and sorted alternative accommodation. This place is in a lovely location by the water, very... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

For the price, this was great accommodation. We paid a little more than the basic price and had a lovely, bright room upstairs with 5 windows. A perfect place to unwind. The owner Daryl, suggests that 2 nights stay are sufficient which is true if you have limited time and want to visit other places in Costa Rica. However we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Casa Marbella is located close to the main landing which is very convenient. It is a beautiful house and we had a nice, bright room which was very clean, with a lot of place for our luggage and good beds. Cleaned everyday with fresh towels which is nice when the weather is very humid. Breakfast is included. Good value for... More 

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