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“Best hotel of our Costa Rica Trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Meli Melo
500m north of the soccer field, Santa Teresa 5810, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Fuerth, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
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“Best hotel of our Costa Rica Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We loved this place so much. The rooms are very nice. The kitchen is well equipped. The beach is just a few meters away and the owners are so nice (even during an earthquake).
Also Angela the cleaning lady is so friendly. We do not have anything bad to say about this place. The room has AC, hot shower, safe and WIFI. We also took a surf lesson from the hotel owner Frederic which was worth every penny. Melanie was also really nice to us.
We were there during the big earthquake 2012 and even during this time the owner helped us really much. The also took care about their customers during this earthquake.

Room Tip: The front room was perfect and you can hear the ocean while you sleep.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I cannot speak highly enough of Frederic and Melanie. My time at this place was very special and the accommodation fantastic, so clean, comfortable and well priced. It was great having a full kitchen, free bikes to use in the village and the surf so close.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We arrived laaaate one night after driving for 7 hours. We were greeted after ringing the bell and were quickly shown the fast tour and our beds.

In the morning we get the overview of the city and there is plenty to do here.

We appreciate the hospitality of a place like Meli Melo, it is why we love to travel.

Thank you for the great place to stay!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Was a great stay, clean room, confortable bed, a full kitchen for cooking, cofee maker as well, they have bicycles and it's free to use them. The place is beautiful, it's like a big garden with little trail to go the the rooms! In all our three (3) and a half trip in CR, it was the first time someone made the bed for us (it's a detail, but little details always make the difference!). Mélanie and is husband are great host, advise us about getting around, like nice place to eat, and more! Thanks, we loved our stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Melanie and Fred are awesome! This place is a real gem. What a great bargain, and the ability to be 100 yards from the beach and have the comfort of a nice clean room is a great way to spend a vacation. Super relaxing, friendly atmosphere, I stayed here for 12 or so days and could have easily stayed another 2 weeks or so. You'll be taken care of here and the rates are more than fair. Lots of different boards to rent too, so no need to spend a ridiculous amount of money on board bag fees on the plane.

Pura Vida!
Rob

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Only positive things to say. Owners are very warm, welcoming, and pay attention to detail. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing, very well-located. Our stay in Santa Teresa couldn't have been better thanks to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The hotel is one of the best in town! Right across the street of Santa Terasa surf break, close to all amenities (grocery, shops, restaurants, bars, etc…). The hotel is brand new and the rooms are very clean, bright and they provide AC, which is a must ;) You can even ask for a room with your own little private garden!
As for the owners, Melanie and Fred are more than welcoming. They make you feel at home and will do everything to make sure your stay is the greatest! Fred provides surf lessons and you can rent boards for reasonable prices right at the hotel. The communal kitchen is very well organize and give you the opportunity to meet people from around the world ;) You can’t’ go wrong with Meli Melo! Enjoy your trip!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Additional Information about Hotel Meli Melo

Address: 500m north of the soccer field, Santa Teresa 5810, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Meli Melo is located in Santa Teresa, 2mn walk to the beach and few steps to groceries, restaurants...Our confortable rooms has AC, safety box, private bathroom with hot shower, private terrace and garden. We also offer to our guests a fully equipped kitchen.We have tour desk, surfboard rentals, surf lessons, fishing and snorkeling gear, bycicles...The hotel Meli Melo is the perfect place for beach and jungle lovers who wants to enjoy the Pura Vida in a cozy and confortable place !!! ... more   less 
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