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Marbella Surf Inn
300 meters east of Marbella Pizzeria, Marbella 1000, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Marbella
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
1 review
“best trip ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We loved it---very family oriented. Love all the people at the Surf Inn! Can't wait to go back--I can't say enough about the staff and owner of this place. We drove to Guiones to see friends from another hotel where we stayed last year. After visiting, we couldn't wait to get back to the "country"--we pray Marbella doesn't get overdeveloped like other places.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joe M, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Glad you guys enjoyed , Hope to see you next year......Thanks Joe
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Traveled to CR for a surf trip last December and stayed at the Marbella Surf Inn during my trip. Great hotel, great staff and really good food. This is a part of Costa Rica that is somewhat secluded and not overrun by tourists. The six-room hotel is new and well built, the rooms are nice and spacious. The owner and his family are wonderful people and spend a lot of time on the hotel grounds. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place is excellent! Reasonable rates, lots of room in each room. Great Air conditioners and clean rooms. Pool and grounds are very clean. The food is great, fresh, reasonable with great service. I highly recommend this location in Marbella. Our family has stayed here on two trips to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

Marbella has everything Costa Rica was 20 years ago, and the surf break is consistent and world class, add Marbella Surf Inn to the mix with , great clean rooms with a crystal clear swim up bar pool to lounge after you morning Surf session and a friendly staff always willing to serve you some fresh cevice or other great item from the menu........that guy you see ripping in the line up is Joe the owner, great family and down to earth character.
1 of my favorite spots in Costs Rica

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joe M, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks for the kind words, We try very hard to makesure everyone has a wonderful experience here.......Pura Vida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

We were one of the first visitors that stayed at the Marbella Surf Inn a couple of years ago. The Surf Inn is a family friendly spot and the hospitality was great. The local surfers made us feel at home. The hotel was finished, the restaurant/bar & pool along with the beautiful landscaping were not done yet. Our family only takes a couple of surf trips a year and we have to say that the Costa Rica trip was by far the best. The surf was great! Seeing the finished product of the Marbella Surf Inn is so inviting and we can't wait to make another family surf trip.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joe M, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
It was great having your family, Glad you enjoyed the hotel, and had a great vacation, We will see you next year..........Joe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

Marbella Surf Inn is that perfect getaway, that please that i cant wait to go again, the food, the rooms, the bar, the pool, the nature, the distance from a world class wave. MSI is one of those dreamy secret locations, and the friendly and helpful staff make sure your trip was worth it! Whats great is its also a great Family and kid Friendly spot too, highly recommeded!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joe M, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Thanks for the nice review and for staying at the Marbella Surf Inn. We do our best to make this a fun and relaxing place for families and individuals. Come back and visit us any time!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The Marbella Surf Inn is a gem where the Jungle Meets the Ocean, seconds from World Class Surfing, one of those small little secrets without tourist or too much distraction, just Pure Costa Rica at its finest. Rooms, food, atmosphere, all done just perfect. My favorite place to stay!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marbella Surf Inn

Also Known As:
Marbella Surf Inn Costa Rica
Address: 300 meters east of Marbella Pizzeria, Marbella 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Marbella, Guanacaste,Costa Rica you will find The Marbella Surf Inn, a quaint hotel within walking distance to a world class surfing beach. We offer six air conditioned suites that are tastefully furnished with cable TV, refrigerator, coffee maker & coffee and Wi-Fi Internet. The hotel is complimented by a beautiful pool with swim up bar and our popular restaurant “El Rancho” -serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more   less 

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