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Marina Loft Apart-Hotel
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Edmonton AB
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“Cocomarindo”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

Nice pool - when you get to use it. We were booked for 3 months and went thru 3 sewer backups - rules that change on a daily basis. In the 3 months that we where there we were given 4 different sheets of rules. One day you can use the parking lot, next day you can't. One day you can use the laundry - the next day you can't. The pool gets shut down for up to 2 days at a time. You can not do your own laundry, so if you have any good clothes wash them by hand. I had my clothes returned to me after they were folded and was still very hot. Any thing whites get returned with yellow stains that do not come out. Pool always needs cleaning.

This is one condo development that we will not return to which is very sad because it does have a nice big pool. This development can only go down hill more as word gets around about the development. In my 3 months here I never heard any renter give it a good review.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Creston, B.C. Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Booking went smoothly. Stayed 2 Months (Jan - Feb). Amenities as advertised. Good location, convenient to downtown and beach. Clean Apartment. Well maintained pool & grounds. Good value.Friendly, helpful staff. Very much enjoyed our stay. Would not hesitate to book again. THANK YOU, Keith and Joanne

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Playas del Coco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

Nos gusta el lugar porque es apartado del bullicio, es muy seguro.
Todo el personal que labora ahi es muy amables y siempre estan al tanto
de lo que necesita el huesped.
Los apartamentos muy limpios y la piscina tambien.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Lacombe, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

$40/night in a clean & modern 2-3 storey place. Buildings, grounds & pool immaculately kept. Rooms are fairly basic but have separate living/kitchen and bedrooms. The former is equipped with a typical Tica kitchen - fridge, coffee maker, 2-burner countertop stove, microwave, mini-fridge, rice cooker, sink, dishes, cutlery & table. Twin or double beds, a/c, TV, free wi-fi. Shower in bathroom. Paulo picked us up at the Liberia airport ($40 -- same as a taxi). Nice guy, friendly, but doesn't speak much English. He worked hard to get us a rental car when we changed our plans at the last minute. Stefania -- the other 1/2 of the team -- speaks very good English (much better than my Spanish or Italian, at any rate!). Also very helpful, loaned us guidebooks etc. & leven et me charge up electronic "stuff" using her office computer's USB jack. There is excellent 24 hr security, too.
Downsides? Noisy roosters outside one of the rooms we had (stayed there on two separate occasions) but (a) that isn't their fault & (b) almost everywhere we stayed in Costa Rica had neighbours with roosters. Not on the beach, but an easy walk to either the beach or downtown. (The Playas del Cocoa beach is kinda grotty anyway. Stay in this town for food, fun & accommodation, but for beach time go to nearby Playa Hermosa or Playa Ocotal.) Also, there are no posted office hours and it's hard to get hold of Stefania/Paulo sometimes.
If you want something cheaper, or something far posher (and more expensive), both are available, but for my son & I, this place was much better than we'd expected and still affordable. The staff, as said, were great. Recommended!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

Cocomarindo is a dump - we were SO excited to stay here because of the reasonable price and awesome pool pictures on the internet only to be extremely disappointed. At first glance, our condo looked okay but was somewhat dated with sparse furniture. Then we really started looking around - there were dead bugs, smears on the walls, our bed had thin & faded linen that looked like it was 40 years old (at least!) and the double bed was horribly uncomfortable. The room hadn't been cleaned before our arrival and the whole place was just nasty. Our first night was like a torture test to see if we would survive...it was so hard to go to sleep when you've got that creepy feeling, if you know what we mean.....we also survived a second night because after voicing our complaints, they didn't want to give us our money back!!

But then it all came to a 'crappy' ending when the sewer backed up - they tried to move us over across the street to the Marina Loft and after waiting about 2 hours to 'see' a room, we were disgusted to find even more bugs and a non-cleaned room even though the manager ensured us this was the best room they had, even more scary!!

We left and went to the Coco Bay Hotel & Casino where the rooms were clean, we had an awesome bed with a down comforter, fluffy pillows, and a QUIET air conditioner - a complete dream compared to Cocomarindo! Our suggestion? If you just want to enjoy your trip to Playas del Coco without any hassle, AVOID Cocomarindo at all costs ;)

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2011

We stayed in Jan 2011 couldn't wait to get there...WOW the place was dirty, smelly bug parts laying on the floor under the couch, around the kitchen . Thankfully our stay at Cocomarindo was cut short when the sewer backed up and flooded the unit.
also there is parking for about 15 cars with about 75 rooms, so we had to park out on the street.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Marina Loft Apart-Hotel
Address: Carretera a Ocotal, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playas del Coco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Marina Loft HOTEL the best place to spend your holidays in Costarica!The property is situated in the beautiful setting of Playa del Coco on the road to Playa Ocotal, that can be reached in a few minutes. The residence is 280 feet from the beach, surrounded by tranquility and greeneryFor your stay, we offer:Comfortable apartments for 2/3 persons or 4/6 persons with: large kitchen complete microwave oven coffee-maker, blender double bedroom with International TV sofa bed (2 persons) air conditioning ... more   less 
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