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Murillo Cabins, Drake Bay Costa Rica
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#12 of 62 Specialty lodging in Drake Bay
All of our rooms have ocean view, private bathroom with hot water, balcony and a fan. We have a full equipped kitchen for the exclusive use of our guests. Besides, we can help our customers organize their arrival and departure transportation and tours in Drake Bay.
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Free parking
Free internet
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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SJHar1983 wrote a review Mar 2020
Wantage, United Kingdom9 contributions
We enjoyed our stay here, our cabin was right at the top of the hill which was worth it for the beautiful views. The room was great for what we needed. There was no hot water but this was fine as it was so hot outside you didn't need it! It was close to restaurants, supermarket and beach, and a lovely ice cream shop for lovely milkshakes. They helped organise the boat for us to get there and were really friendly. They don't speak much English but it was fine, and also our fault for not speaking more spanish!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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IFlyRR wrote a review Feb 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
The property must have the BEST VIEWS in all of Drake Bay, excellent location within walking distance of everything including restaurants, tours, grocery store, and the beach. We sat on our balcony each day and watched at least 20 pairs of green parrots take off for the day and return each evening at sunset to nest in the nearby trees. The trees were full of vibrant birds and a huge green iguana. Juan was a very helpful and friendly host, arranged all tours and transport, suggested places to eat, which beaches to walk to, anything we needed. He was very gracious and helpful and seemed available any time of day. All tours were through Picolina Tours, the neighboring business which I gave 5-star reviews. Juan also arranged our transportation to and from the airport. The rooms are very basic and clean, with a wonderful balcony. There’s not “hot” water, but it’s warm and honestly was the perfect temperature (it seems silly now, but being from cold Alaska I was actually worried about this prior to our stay). There is a public use kitchen with two fridges, which I suggest you use for any and all food. DO NOT leave food in your room or ants will be an issue. We don’t suffer from ants in Alaska so this was a learning experience for us the first night. No meals or food are provided, but there are plenty of very close restaurants and two grocery stores within a 5 minute walk. There is a nice big fan set up to cool you off while sleeping, and plenty of screened windows for a fresh breeze. You need to run the fan not only to keep cool but also as white noise for the traffic at all hours of the night. Cabinas Murillo is an EXCELLENT value and we would stay there again!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ImaFarmer wrote a review Dec 2018
Mansfield, Missouri72 contributions51 helpful votes
Three nights at Bahia Drake is the minimum, and Cabinas Murillo is a great place to spend it. We were in room #4 (on the west end) and had a great stay. Juan (Mr Helpful!) met us at the boat landing, grabbed our bags and had a taxi for us to get up the hill. He also arranged our taxi back to the boat landing on our departure. If you need anything, he is the one to ask. Know this- they do have a community kitchen with a nice big fridge so if you want to cook up something you have all the utensils, pots, etc. I was "on vacation" so I did not do any cooking myself, however if we were going to stay a week or so, I would definitely have taken advantage of the facilities. The fridge will also hold your 6 packs of beer, but I liked buying it every night from the local store. Cannot complain about anything here, other than we could only stay 3 nights. I think a week would be killer. Every afternoon the parrots and macaws fly in to town to roost, and the "air parade" is fun to see.
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Date of stay: December 2018
B.j. v Pelt wrote a review Apr 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands24 contributions7 helpful votes
Certainly an amazing view over Bahía Drake! The staff is very friendly, and are able to book any tour you want within a day. Everything will be taking care of and they will provide you with all the information you need. The Cabinas are basic, so don’t expect the world. The balcony is the best part, spotting scarlet macaws, Toucans and numerous other birds! Beds are oke (little hard) and the bathroom is also fine (we liked the cold shower, but you have hot water as well). Cabinas are cleaned every day. Breakfast is good, and included if you book a trip. Otherwise it is $5, money well spend, available from 5 am on (convenient for early trips). There is a kitchen available for general use, including a refrigerator. We made diner there once, it had all we needed. WiFi is not available in the Cabinas, only at the reception. The cabins do not have windows, but a kind of netting. This is fine, as the temperature doesn’t require windows. The noise from the street at night can be a little annoying though. The Cabina is only fitted with a fan, which is more or less sufficient to cool the place a little down at night. We had a pleasant 5 nights here.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ted B wrote a review Feb 2018
101 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights at Cabinas Murillo, 3 of us in a family room. The views over Drake Bay are wonderful. Nice gardens, lots of bird life and butterflies. The rooms are very basic but reasonably comfortable. No a/c so the rooms get pretty warm. The interiors could use some work, like taping and mudding the sheetrock. Breakfasts are limited but decent at $5 a person. You have to climb a bit to get from reception to the rooms. Wifi is terrible and only available at reception. The entry area could use a lot of work to spiff it up and make it more welcoming. The staff is nice and helpful with good English spoken. All in all, as a budget accommodation, it's a pretty good place
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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$44 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabinas Murillo
Which popular attractions are close to Cabinas Murillo?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabinas Murillo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and shuttle bus service.
What food & drink options are available at Cabinas Murillo?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabinas Murillo?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabinas Murillo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Carey Restaurant.
Is Cabinas Murillo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Drake Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabinas Murillo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.