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“Amazing Hotel - Beautiful Views.” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa MarBella
125 meters east and 25 meters north of Super Ronny's, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
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“Amazing Hotel - Beautiful Views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2008

I stayed at the Casa MarBella for four days (end of Jan - Feb 08) and it was incredible from beginning to end. The owners, Jim and Stephanie, are warm and welcoming and have created the perfect oasis in Santa Teresa. The hotel is a great break from all the cabinas and wooden structures you'll find all over Costa Rica. The rooms are immaculate, modern, spacious - perfect. All rooms have a refrigerator and safe (though you don't really need the safe - the hotel is quite secure). There are also units with two bedrooms and full kitchens if you're traveling with family or a group. The pool and lounge chair area is perfect and relaxing.

Casa MarBella is located up a hill off the main street. It is within walking distance to everything - the beach, many restaurants, the market. One restaurant in particular - Brisas Del Mar - is amazing. The freshest seafood I've ever had and perfectly prepared. Word is getting around so it's best to make a reservation. Another spot is the Hotel Buenos Aires, located right above MarBella. It's a convenient spot to have drinks or dinner with an amazing view of the sunset.

My stay was perfect and I'm already thinking about my next trip back. I cannot say enough great things about this hotel.

  • Liked — The rooms, the pool, the view, the location, the cleanliness, EVERYTHING.
  • Disliked — Loved everything.
  • Stayed January 2008
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

Casa Marbella is a new property built just above the heart of Santa Theresa. We found it through a friend who knows one of the owners, and were thrilled that we choose to stay here. There are eight rooms, both one and two bedrooms. All have kitchenettes, fridges, and other basic amenities. The property is in a u-shape with a gorgeous infinity edge pool and hot tub in the center. The two rooms on the ends have balconies with hammocks where you can relax with a drink and gaze out at the ocean and wildlife in the trees. The two couples who own Casa Marbella, occupy the space above the rooms. They are youthful, warm, and welcoming. One couple is from Florida and the other from Germany. They were extremely helpful in arranging for our quads, suggesting things to do, and Jim even gives surfing lessons to brave guests. The decor and architecture is chic.

  • Liked — It was clean and modern with an awesome pool overlooking the ocean
  • Disliked — I expected a few more little amentities such as kitchen spices and bathroom soap
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa MarBella

Address: 125 meters east and 25 meters north of Super Ronny's, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Marbella is a boutique style hotel centrally located in Santa Teresa, across the street from the beach on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our guests can enjoy all that Santa Teresa/Mal Pais has to offer in comfort, style and security. It is a place where visitors can hear howler monkeys while watching the immense blue Pacific with a cool drink in his hand. After relaxing, it is just a short stroll to the beach, shopping, night life, restaurants, etc. We offer ocean view rooms, suites and condominiums with A/C, kitchen, in-room safe and more. Right in front of your door you will enjoy our refreshing pool with infinity edge. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Marbella Santa Teresa
Casa Marbella Hotel Santa Teresa
Casa MarBella Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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