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Casa Marbella

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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Casa Marbella
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

If Tortuguero is the place for you to visit, this is the place to stay. The rooms are comfortable, a very good value, right on the river, with the hosts being about as knowledgable and familiar with the area as anybody. We stayed for 2 nights with 2 young children (8 & 4), and the stay was perfect. We stayed... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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19 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

We loved our stay here. We were in the upper bedroom facing the canal, which we found very comfortable. Daryl's prices were so reasonable that we got our teenage daughter her own room - the difference between the price of a triple vs a double+single was negligible. We met wonderful travelers and spent a lot of time hanging out with... More 

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Stockton, NJ
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Gotta give myself credit for making funky, relaxed Tortuguero the first stop in our Costa Rican adventure. No hustling from touts trying to get you into this restaurant or that tour. No peddlars thrusting trinkets at you. Just a place to wander the sandy pathways, checking out a completely different lifestyle, and beginning the process of decompression. And five extra... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

Rooms were kinda small but clean and not bad for the price. Location was good right in the center of town 5 min walk to the National Park. I would not recomend this B&B for younger people. Three of us aged 22 21 and 20 stayed at this hotel for two nights. There was no real problem with this hotel... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

We arrived in Tortuguero on a 6 seater Natureair flight, which was fantastic! Tortuguero is a small, Caribbean village, but the sea is not your typical azure sea but a muddy colour and not safe to swim in because of the currents and various wildlife. Just in case you expect a postcard Caribbean sea! Even though it was dry season,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

Casa Marbella was just ok. The people were not overly friendly or open with information and we had no hot water. It was reasonably priced though and it was clean. I do suggest that everyone who can, travel up to Tortuguero. It is very interesting to experience.

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va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

We flew to Tortuguero with Nature Air which was a high light in itself. From the airport there are river taxis ($5) to take you to your hotel. If you let Casa Marbella know they will arrange one. Tortuguero is noted for its wildlife, particularly turtle nesting. Casa Marbella is the answer for excellent touring. Daryl Loth, owner of Casa... More 

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

This is a good pick on Tortuguero. The rooms are clean and have private toilet and shower. Only disadvantage is that there is no A/C, only fan. But the fans are brandnew and pretty good blowing a bit of freshness into the room. They organise tours which are perfect! Daryl is a enthousiastic guy and knows a lot about nature/wildllife... More 

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london
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

We stayed here as we were on a budget and rooms are only $40 but really they are great value for anyone looking for mid-range accommodation. Rooms are spotless with private bathrooms. The deck on the river's edge is a very nice cool spot in the heat. We absolutely loved the three hour boat tour with owner Daryl Loth who... More 

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Paris
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

What a nice stay in tortuguero! The casa is very well located and accessible by boat with a private port. Daryl Loth, the owner, is passionated by his work and proposed us to make a trip by boat to see the caimans, the monkeys, the birds...it was really exceptional! Thank you Daryl for that!

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