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“A nice surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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La Marejada Hotel
200m Sur de Minae, Playa Grande, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Playa Grande
Managua
1 review
“A nice surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2009

Beach access is very convenient.

The staff were all very nice (especially Gail) and helpful. I had forgotted to pack a couple of items and Gail went out of her way to take care of me. Thanks!

The pool was great. It must be the cleanest pool in all of Costa Rica.

The restaurant is a little slow, but that is typical for Costa Rica. The food was incredible though. I didn't have anything that wasn't absolutely delicious.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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orendorff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

This hotel had great access to the beach. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Gail was very helpful in helping us arrange a transfer to La Fortuna. The food was also great! Would defintely return.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

The hotel was a great find that we researched and found on the internet. It is just a short walk from the beach. You can walk next door for surf lessons or rent a bike. The Mar Bar is excellent for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Carli and Gail and Gail's daughter at the Mar Bar provide excellent service at this small hotel that is convenient to everything in Playa Grande. I would go back and highly recommend it to anyone wanting a nice hotel with great food and service. You can even get a massage if you overdo it while surfing!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

Best things about this place were the food at the mar bar, and its proximity to good surf. Rooms and pool are pretty small and basic but clean. Walls are very thin. Staff is very attentive to your needs. Had water and sewage problems when we were there...but that kind of thing happens in CR.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2009

Just got back from a 10 day holiday on the west coast of Costa Rica. La Marejada was the best hotel of the trip. The rooms were lovely, the hotel was small and the staff was wonderful. It is just 2 hotels down from the rip jack and i'm happy we decided on la Marejada instead. Way more peaceful. We also went on the Leather Back Turtle tour. People staying in the hotel went the night before us and saw nothing but we were lucky and got to see a 140cm turtle lay her eggs. Amazing!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

GREAT place to stay!!!!! here is an unbiased breakdown from a well traveled, slightly critical individual....

POSITIVES:

1. SUPER friendly staff (3 girls own and run the place)
2. super clean (i inspected thoroughly, including bathroom)
3. very comfortable beds and soft sheets
4. close to the beach and main surf break
5. ambiance (has a feminine touch, in a good way, very stylish)
6. restaurant has good food (modern and tipico)
7. high ceilings (on 2nd floor)
8. smells nice - rooms have aromatic diffusers
9. GOOD lighting (dimly lit rooms hide dirt, bugs, etc..., this is my pet peave.)

NEGATIVES:

1. no TV in room (is this really a negative though?)
2. small pool (who needs it, playa grande is amazing)
3. nightlife consists of going between 3 hotel bars, or long nights of turtle watching (i recommend bringing a portable dvd player)
4. no market with in close proximity to la marejada, so you end up running a huge food/ drink bill between the 3 hotels nearby.
5. walls are a bit thin, so you'll hear your neighbors if they are being loud.
6. hotel has <10 rooms, so book ahead. i didn't have a problem, but i may have gotten lucky
7. as always in costa rica, try to pay with cash, otherwise you are charged a 10% fee.

SUMMARY:

overall, i believe this is the best hotel for the price in the area. this is my favorite place to stay in costa rica. i will definitely be back. playa grande is amazing, if you talk to the american locals, they all have a cool story about how they came here on a whim and never left. can definitely see how that works.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

We just returned from a 10 day stay. We usually take a winter vacation and decided to try Costa Rica this time. The rooms were very nice, very clean and the personal attention from the owners were fantastic. We ate at the Mar Bar at least once a day and the food was wonderful along with the servers. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to visit Costa Rica. We will absolutely stay at the La Marejada Hotel again. Carli and Gail were provided service way beyond expectations.

  • Liked — Personalize service by Carli and Gail
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about La Marejada Hotel

Address: 200m Sur de Minae, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Marejada Hotel, located in the quiet town Playa Grande is a hotel for surfers and beach goers alike. The hotel is located a quick walking distance to the white sand beach of Playa Grande. Our on site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner focusing on fresh, homemade food made with the best local ingredients available. The property itself is shaded with mature palms, has an inviting pool to cool off in, as well as hammocks for relaxing outside in the tropical ambiance. The rooms are simple, clean, and stylish, with A/C, hot water, and comfortable beds and linens. The surrounding national park ensures an experience for nature lovers and gives a tropical sleepy charm to the area. ... more   less 
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