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“Wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.....!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Marina Loft Apart-Hotel
Carretera a Ocotal, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Playas del Coco
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“Wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.....!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Cocomarindo is a dump - we were SO excited to stay here because of the reasonable price and awesome pool pictures on the internet only to be extremely disappointed. At first glance, our condo looked okay but was somewhat dated with sparse furniture. Then we really started looking around - there were dead bugs, smears on the walls, our bed had thin & faded linen that looked like it was 40 years old (at least!) and the double bed was horribly uncomfortable. The room hadn't been cleaned before our arrival and the whole place was just nasty. Our first night was like a torture test to see if we would survive...it was so hard to go to sleep when you've got that creepy feeling, if you know what we mean.....we also survived a second night because after voicing our complaints, they didn't want to give us our money back!!

But then it all came to a 'crappy' ending when the sewer backed up - they tried to move us over across the street to the Marina Loft and after waiting about 2 hours to 'see' a room, we were disgusted to find even more bugs and a non-cleaned room even though the manager ensured us this was the best room they had, even more scary!!

We left and went to the Coco Bay Hotel & Casino where the rooms were clean, we had an awesome bed with a down comforter, fluffy pillows, and a QUIET air conditioner - a complete dream compared to Cocomarindo! Our suggestion? If you just want to enjoy your trip to Playas del Coco without any hassle, AVOID Cocomarindo at all costs ;)

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We stayed in Jan 2011 couldn't wait to get there...WOW the place was dirty, smelly bug parts laying on the floor under the couch, around the kitchen . Thankfully our stay at Cocomarindo was cut short when the sewer backed up and flooded the unit.
also there is parking for about 15 cars with about 75 rooms, so we had to park out on the street.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marina Loft Apart-Hotel

Address: Carretera a Ocotal, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Marina Loft HOTEL the best place to spend your holidays in Costarica!The property is situated in the beautiful setting of Playa del Coco on the road to Playa Ocotal, that can be reached in a few minutes. The residence is 280 feet from the beach, surrounded by tranquility and greeneryFor your stay, we offer:Comfortable apartments for 2/3 persons or 4/6 persons with: large kitchen complete microwave oven coffee-maker, blender double bedroom with International TV sofa bed (2 persons) air conditioning ... more   less 
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