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Casa Marcellino
Reviewed February 16, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a 2 week stay in Cahuita. We can honestly say that our time at Casa Marcellino was great. The owners are so friendly and fun loving. The casita itself is very clean, the beds comfortable, plenty of hot water, privacy and the grounds are fashioned into a lovely tropical garden. One specialty addition i really appreciated was the live tropical flowers in the bathroom and kitchen. How fabulous to see a rare beautiful orchid in your bathroom. The location is also great for walking into Cahuita and going to the beach.
We will definitely be returning to Casa Marcellino next year.

Room Tip: We staying in Casita #1 but they all look about the same.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

Casa Marcellino has 4 charming cabins situated amid beautiful grounds. The proprietor's home is also located on the property. Casa Marcellino is completely enclosed - you can drive your car through the gate and park withing the property. The cabins are adorable, with cute little kitchens including all the essentials, and everything was spotlessly clean. The 2 bedrooms are small, but each one has a closet. Considering the reasonable price - the 2 bedroom cabin was perfect for the 2 of us - we used 1 bedroom to lay out the stuff from our suitcases, camera gear, etc. and the other to sleep. The bathroom was almost the biggest room. It had a bidet and gigantic tub/shower. The covered deck had a hammock & a useful outside sink and clothesline (clothespins included). We almost lived out there! The town of Cahuita is small and quiet and you can easily walk to the center of town from Casa Marcellino. We walked to/from dinner every night - no problem. We drove south (15 minutes) to Puerto Viejo - which is much more the "surfer dude" destination - great for lunch and beers - but we liked the quiet nature of Cahuita at night. At night we could hear howler monkeys in the distance as well as frogs & geckos, birds in the morning, along with a neighboring rooster. We did the Chocolate Tour on the road to Casa Viejo - the cacao plant is interesting/unique and they made and served great chocolate candy. We visited Cahuita at the end of the rainy season and unfortunately saw why it's called a "rain" forest - but that didn't stop us from staying busy and having a great time! Since our linguistic skills are limited - we had basic interaction with the very pleasant owners Luciano and Marice. We loved their dog Grappa. We liked Casa Marcellino very much and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2010

My friend and I booked this hotel because we wanted a charming place to stay in Cahuita. It did not disappoint. The owners are so nice! They were super accommodating, even bringing us fresh fruit from their garden. They only speak Spanish but we got by with our high school lessons. By the end of our trip we wanted to be best friends with them. We stayed in one of their smaller cabins, where we each had our own room. The kitchen was very well equipped, if you were interested in cooking there. The whole cabin was immaculate, and there was a hammock on the front porch. The only downside I would say about this place is that it was located about a 10 minute walk from town - perfectly ok during the day, at night, there weren't lights on all of the streets where we walked. The property itself is very safe, it's fenced in with a locked gate. Highly recommended for families and friends.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

Casa Marcellino was a great place to stay in Cahuita with a kitchen and a fridge. Those cold ones are oh so important! The cabins are clean and well kept although the rooms are very small. The kitchen was an adequate size but I'm not sure I would have wanted a family in the space. There was a great front porch with hammock and ceiling fan. I had the cabin at the back which was the most private. There were no mosquito nets but with the screens and the ceiling fan none were really needed.

The owners are very gracious and are primarily Spanish speaking. My Spanish is very basic and we were able to communicate about any problems (which were taken care of immediately) easily. I was greeted with a lovely cool green coconut with a straw and warmly welcomed.

It was a quick walk to town and very close to Playa Negra. The incentives offered to stay longer certainly made this a pleasant and affordable accomodation.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 13, 2009

This year I decided to visit the Caribbean for my vacations. I was told that Cahuita was a magical place, and indeed it definetly is!!
I was hoping to find a place, a cabin style place, that could be very private and with its own kitchen and stuff and of course in the middle of nature. And guess what?? I found it in Casa Marcellino!!! They got beautiful cabins fully equiped, very clean and very private, and they are located in the middle of the beautiful gardens and just 200 m away from the ocean.
We spent an excellent time in Cahuita, and our stay in Casa Marcellino was really great and the hosts Marice and Luciano were really nice to us and made sure that we had everything we needed.

I definetly recommend Casa MArcellino for everyone!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 23, 2008

I've always wanted to go to Cahuita, but wasn't till last month when finally I was able to squeeze time on my agenda and actually travel there. First thing I was worried about was to find a nice hotel, and a quite place so that I could enjoy the scenery and the adventure, also I didn't wanted to go to restaurants during the whole trip, so I was looking for a place that aloud me to cook for me and my family.

Casa Marcellino was just what I was looking for! Comfort, personalized attention, and safe environment for fun.

Check out their website and if you can actually go, say hello from me to Maricé and Luciano the owners of the place! They are the best!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: Cahuita Playa Negra, Limon Costa Rica, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Cahuita
Price Range: $90 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Marcellino is located at 200 meters from the sea, in Playa Negra Cahuita. We invite you to be part of this Caribbean experience in a quiet environment, comfort, safety and unforgettable peace in contact with nature. Casa Marcellino has 4 holiday homes, made with wood from ecological plantations, preserving flora and fauna. SERVICES AND FACILITIES -Indoor parking. -Free Wifi internet. -Safe. -First aid kit. -Barbecue. -A really nice garden. -Tour information. -Massages. -Pet fiendly. -24-hour medical support. -Transportation from the bus station to the hotel and vice versa. -Contact for car rental service. -Smoking area. -Personalized attention. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HOUSES Each house has 2 fully separated bedrooms, comfortable double beds with orthopedic mattresses,Fans, closets, TV, LED screen, large bathroom with tub, shower bide, hot water as well as throughout the house, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, terrace sunbeds and outside shower in contact with nature. Daily maid service. PAYMENT OPTIONS We accept credit card, cash: colones, dollars and euros, and also PayPal. We hope to serve you in the best possible way. With affection, -Marice and Luciano. ... more   less 
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