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“A home away from home” 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 #7 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
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“A home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We loved our time at Meli Melo! Santa Teresa in general has such a chilled feel to it, and so did Meli Melo. Melanie and Fred were super friendly and really laid back about everything, which made us chill out and enjoy too! Unfortunately they didn't have a room available for our final night in Santa Teresa, but they called around a few friends and found us another place which really helped us out. They also gave us great tips on where to eat. Surf lessons with Fred were heaps of fun and he is a really good teacher! I was initially surprised by the proximity of everything in Santa Teresa to the (dusty) main street, but the gardens/shared area and the rooms of the house are nicely sheltered. The house itself is really cute and the rooms are nice and crisp, clean and colourful. Loved the outdoor bathroom too! Merci, Melanie, Fred and Angela for your kindness and your hospitality - we really felt a part of the place for our few days! A une prochaine j'espere.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Wow, just came back from a truly amazing stay in Santa Teresa...
My fourth time there, mainly for surfing, tried a new hotel every time, but i'm so glad i found this one! It's just the perfect mix of nice rooms with AC/safe/modern look (but not too much of them, like they have 6 rooms), nice grounds (little garden with lot's of trees), far enough from the road so you don't hear noise at night or get dust from the road, free bikes....and a kitchen for common use, always a nice place to hook up with other travellers... And it just seems like this hotel attracts super nice and relax people, just like the owners!
It's really close to one of the best surfing spots (in front of Brunella) around, and you can walk to the right and have access to other breaks...
And that's one of the best thing about the place, really warm and helping hosts, Fred and Mélanie...so nice to have a little chat while drinking coffee or catch some waves with Fred and his noserides!!! The cleaning lady Angela is funny, and does a terrific job every day...super fun chating and refreshing my spanish with her!
Highly recommanded! Will be back next year for sure!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Thats an lovely little hotel and the owners Melanie and Frederic are such nice people that it was not easy to leave their place. We had an awesome time there and wanna go there again! Highly recommendable :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Fuerth, Germany
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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
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Fremantle, Australia
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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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
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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
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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 #7 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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