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Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast

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400 Mts North National Bank, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and were very happy with this place. The service is excellent, on check in you are taken through a custom made map that shows the locations of all the attractions and the times you can be picked up for them. Breakfast is delicious, especially the banana pancakes, although very early (6.30 - 8am) so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great B and B...stayed there for one night only whilst travelling through Costa Rica and only five minutes from the local town centre. Anthony was really helpful and happy to answer any questions regarding what to do around the local area. Great breakfast in the morning.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed at the Mar Inn Apr 2-5, 2015. The hotel is in a good location, a 5 minute walk into town. The rooms were pleasant and very clean. The price is affordable and well worth it. Breakfast was included which was a great bonus. The service was excellent, Anthony was very helpful in booking our tours and answering any... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We just stayed there last week, the rooms are simple and clean, the price is right, with breakfast included. Very good service from Anthony, friendly atmosphere. Easy access to town. Note, if you plan on going to Monteverde, rent an SUV for crossing the mountain paths. The road are dirt and rocks, not paved, max 20 to 30 km/h, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Comfortable rooms. The breakfast was very good, best rice and beans I had in Costa Rica. Went to the local cloud forest tour (St. Elena not Montverde) and bought tour. I recommend the guided tours, both were great.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great base for exploring Monteverde and Santa Elena. The manager was very friendly and helpful, setting up several excursions for us. The rooms were pleasant and clean, although walls were a bit thin, so was a bit noisier than in other places we stayed. The location was good for Santa Elena, although it is up quite a hill, so walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent bed & breakfast. Very clean rooms and decent breakfast, which they have 3 options: cereal, eggs to order or pancakes, orange juice, good coffee and fresh fruit. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The only drawback we had was that in the mornings the sun shone through the window, and the room became quite hot very quickly. Also,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Anthony (the young owner) was nice and helpful. The basics are fine (warm shower, good mattress, and solid breakfast). Other aspects of our room needed improvement. Should not call itself a B&B (creates a wrong expectation). Guests should be aware that it is close to the heart of Santa Elena, but it is up a steep hill. Plan to taxi... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

went at the end of march. loved this place! staff were so amazingly helpful with everything from booking tours and giving best recommendations to helping us with transport out to our next destination. breakfast was amazing and perfect start to the day! about a 5-10 minute walk into town. in is downhill and the back uphill always gets you out... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Anthony and his family showed us true hospitality when my high school students and chaperones traveled to Alajuela this spring break. The food quality was EXCELLENT, the accommodations were clean, comfortable, and perfect for our group. Anthony helped us with recommending excursions and maximized our experience in Santa Elena. Thank you Anthony...we'll be back! --Claire

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