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“Beautiful, stylish, well located hotel in gorgeous Santa Teresa”
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Hotel Meli Melo
Ranked #5 of 33 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful, stylish, well located hotel in gorgeous Santa Teresa”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a fantastic two day stay at hotel meli melo. The hotel is very clean, stylish, and located 100m from the beach. It is run by a charming French couple who were a pleasure to meet. Excellent surfing lessons are available. Restaurants and shops on the doorstep. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed June 2014
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nice people who helped with everything we needed. Place is very clean and good vibe. Excellent location near the best surf break, restaurants and market. Good value for price. The outdoor kitchen that is shared by everyone is comfortable and convenient.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Its our (family of 4 with 2 kids) 3rd time coming back to hotel Meli Melo and its always Wonderful!!!

The hotel is located 2 minutes walk from the beach and 4 minutes from grocery stores, nice restaurants, a French bakery is literally next door. Superb location!

The Rooms are SUPER clean beautiful and very comfortable with air conditioner and WIFI. Even though the hotel is close to the road the rooms are very quite - something that is very important to us, traveling with 2 kids that go to sleep very early...
An outdoor kitchen is well quipped to accommodate all your needs with Free Coffee.

Melanie and Fredrick are extremely nice always doing their very best to accommodate your needs. Got great advice from Melanie of what to do and where to eat, she went above and beyond to help and assist. ANYTHING you need or want to know with regards to surfing; Fredrick will help - he is extremely knowledgeable and always have a good advice.

We always feel very welcome and enjoy our stay!
We will be back again next year!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

My stay at Meli Melo has been truly amazing. I booked my trip at the last minute and was looking for a place to stay in Santa Teresa. Melanie kindly accepted my booking although I was unable to pay for a pre booking on paypal due to connectivity issues.

As soon as I arrived, I knew this holiday was exactly what I needed and would be memorable. The rooms are bright, clean, comfortable and beautiful. The outdoor kitchen is always clean and well kept, and provides the opportunity to meet the other people staying at the B&B.

One of the main reasons I chose Costa Rica was that I wanted to improve my surfing skills and my hopes have been fulfilled, thanks to Fred who is an amazing teacher. He was very generous, willing to take us to different spots to help us experience everything the Pacific Ocean has to offer, while always making us feel safe.

In conclusion, Meli Melo is a beautiful place and strangely felt like home. Fred and Melanie's generosity and kindness and the people I have met at Meli Melo had a tremendous impact on my overall experience, and I cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We only stayed for two nights but we loved it. Huge bedroom, nice and clean outside bathroom, really close to the beach, which is Excelent for surfing. Breakfast not included but you can use the kitchen. Also close to restaurants, supermarkets, Excelent location. Only missing a swiming pool. If you have heavy luggage its also hard to take it to the room, because you cannot use the wheels due to the path made with stones. Its only a few meters though.
I recommend meli melo if you stay in santa teresa.

Santa teresa itself is nice, but a bit dusty. If you are not a surfer maybe there are better places in Costa Rica. The beach has riptides and there are lots of dogs (some of dangerous breeds) running freely, bothering people who want to relax.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Calgary
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our family of four stayed at Hotel Meli Melo for one week at the end of March. It is a great spot to relax and enjoy the gorgeous beach! There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. The hotel is very clean and Melanie & Frederic are very friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend this as a great place to stay in Santa Teresa!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

5mn away from Santa Teresa beach, simple and clean rooms & bathrooms, lovely terrace and hamoc - perfect for a relaxed, and easy stay - you can rent a surfboard, get drinking water, and ask Melanie & Fred for any advice and recommendations.
Simply perfect.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Meli Melo
Address: | 400m North of the Soccer Field, Santa Teresa 5810, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Meli Melo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Meli Melo is located in Santa Teresa, 2 min walk to the beach and few steps to groceries, restaurants...Our confortable rooms has AC, safety box, private bathroom with hot shower, private terrace and garden. We also offer to our guests a fully equipped kitchen.We have tour desk, surfboard rentals, surf lessons, bycicles free of charge...The hotel Meli Melo is the perfect place for beach and jungle lovers who wants to enjoy the Pura Vida in a cozy and comfortable place !!! ... more   less 
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