We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Just great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Marbella

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Tortuguero
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Casa Marbella
Save
You added Casa Marbella to your Saves list
Ranked #1 of 8 Tortuguero B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Exxcellent location , Darryl very helpfull , morning excursion well organised however limited amount of fauna to see . Coffee at 6am was well appreciated. Room was clean . Altogether a reasonable price

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Normand G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

486 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    248
    191
    39
    6
    2
See reviews for
88
279
18
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (67)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Casa Marbella. Location is great, right at the Tortuguero Lagoon. There is a private deck were you can sit back and relax. Host Daryl is very nice and helpful. We did the boat tour that he offers, with an electric silent motorboat, recommended! At departure he arranged the water taxi to Moín for us.
Breakfast is nice, with fresh fruits every day and either pancakes or toast and eggs.
Rooms are basic, light and clean, the only minus I can think of is that the beds are a bit hard. If you're willing to spend a bit more on the room: take the one upstairs with the waterside view.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Estherhw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Our first venture out into the Costa Rican rainforest was all we were hoping for and much more - the simple but perfect hospitalty offered by Daryl, his family and staff, the magical peace and quiet of simply sitting on the riverside deck, watching the river flow by and listening to the birds and howler monkies, the roar of the surf on the outside of the barrier in the background, the serenity and excitement of an early morning boatride through the channels in the rain forest, experiencing it all in the total silence permitted by the boat's electric motor as Roberto pointed out one forest resident after the other - all experiences of a lifetime! Thank you Daryl for everything - the only thing we regret is following your advice and only staying 3 nights with you!

Room Tip: we loved the riverside room
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DavidNor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Durham
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at Casa Marbella. I think you would be hard pushed to find a better place to stay in Tortuguero. The rooms are simple and have all that you need - nice bathroom, comfy beds, fan. The room staff made the best towel sculptures we have ever seen which delighted our daughter. The breakfast is great and you can have it after returning from a 3 hour boat tour of the canals. We took this tour three times with a superb guide called Roberto. He was knowledgeable, patient, full of fun and created a lovely atmosphere (my favourite guide from our time in Costa Rica). The B&B has its own dock where you can sit and watch the world go by. Daryl is a great host and has created a wonderful business here. The electic motors that he introduced are wonderful. (Thank you Daryl and all your team for a great stay!)

Room Tip: We had an upstairs room facing the river - it seemed the best one to me! We really liked the cafe j...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Hummingbird6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Casa Marbella is situated right in the middle of the Tortuguero village. Rooms are simple but clean. Outdoor terrace right by the river is the best spot in the whole of Tortuguero for a good drink and relaxation. I didn't get to meet Daryl Loth who owns the place, but his help before booking and later when he was sending us forgotten accessories to San Jose was outstanding. Don't pay more then you need for tours and accomodation - Marbella is a great option for demanding but budget-conscious travellers. Cons - maybe a slightly more varied breakfast would be nice, but for the price we got more than we deserved, anyway.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank pepabou
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The hotel was beautifully situated on the main canal and a quick walk to the beach. The room was cozy and quiet and breakfast was included and delicious. There is a morning canal ride the hotel offers that was amazing. We were lucky enough to see a lot of different animals, so much so that our "3 hour ride" was closer to 4 hours and ended with breakfast. Daryl also sent us to meet Ross, a guide who toured us through the area around Tortuguero Hill. It was one of the highlights of our trip and we learned so much. Tortuguero is exactly what you would expect a secluded wet forest village to be so if you are one of those "drive through" tourists it might not be the place for you. On the other hand if you enjoy spending hours outside and exploring the wildlife then it's perfect.

Room Tip: Make sure your bags get on your boat as there are other "resorty areas" by Tortuguero wher...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank NFentner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This was the prettiest and cleanest place we stayed in our trip. The room was beautiful with private bathroom and the bed was confy and neat. The tour we took in the morning is absolutely recommended, they are the only place to offer a boat tour with electric motor so animals don't get scared with the sound of the boat approaching. They offer a really good breakfast and lend rubber boots to enter the reserve for a night tour or just the walk. You get what you paid for and more.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MaiFrappe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Tortuguero hotels
2.6 mi away
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
#1 of 9 in Tortuguero
5.0 of 5 stars 800 reviews
0.1 mi away
La Baula Lodge
La Baula Lodge
#3 of 9 in Tortuguero
4.0 of 5 stars 216 reviews
0.1 mi away
Manatus Hotel
Manatus Hotel
#2 of 9 in Tortuguero
4.5 of 5 stars 370 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero
0.1 mi away
Aracari Garden Hostel
Aracari Garden Hostel
#2 of 8 in Tortuguero
5.0 of 5 stars 114 reviews
0.9 mi away
Mawamba Lodge
Mawamba Lodge
#3 of 33 in Tortuguero
4.0 of 5 stars 835 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Casa Marbella? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa Marbella

Property: Casa Marbella
Address: Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Tortuguero
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Tortuguero
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Casa Marbella Hotel Tortuguero
Casa Marbella Costa Rica/Tortuguero

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing