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Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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“nice cozy place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

stayed here two nights, simple small hotel with a rustic feeling and a super friendly staff

pros: great costa rican breakfast
clean simple rooms with safe and flat screen tv
walking distance to restaurants/grocery store
front desk helped arrange tours for good prices (other hotels we stayed at charged a big premium versus booking on your own)
second floor has a nice balcony with a great view

cons
beds were not comfortable (though most were not during our trip)


p.s. the soda restaurant that is across from the soccer field that they recommended gave my wife food poisoning

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Mar Inn B&B for 3 nights in December. We enjoyed our stay very much. Anthony, the owner, knows how to run the B&B well. The room and the public areas are super clean. Anthony also provided us a map with tours/info on it. The tour info also includes price, which we found is very helpful. He definitely went extra mile to provide us great services.

Coffee and water are also provided 24/7. It's within walking distance to the town so my husband and I would just walk to grab foods or just simply wonder around.

Also, I recommended the banana cake they sell in the dining area. It's $1 per piece. They were nice enough to write down the recipe and gave it to us.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were looking for a room in Santa Elena and Anthony was kind enough to acco,odate us on very short notice. The Mar Inn is full of rustic charm and the staff helped us book a night walking tour and hanging bridge tour, plus arranged for pick up from the B&B. Highly recommend it if you are looking for a reasonably priced place to stay in Monteverde.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Woolpit, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a really nice place to stay. A little out of town and uphill but not far and quieter for that. Slightly more expensive than in the centre but much nicer and great views from the deck. Good breakfast and you can make hot drinks. Very clean and also laundry service available. Felix is very helpful with transfers etc and recommended a great local restaurant nearby which did fantastic ceviche and other nice local food.

Room Tip: Upstairs looking out the front with big picture window and very quiet. Walls a bit thin.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We loved this place, we wanted a couple of quiet days before we hit the beach and that's exactly what we got. The place is only a 10 min walk to everything- uphill but the while area is uphill. It's a really tranquil place with a lovely view. Antony was very helpful with booking our tours and honest and not pushy. His whole family are so friendly, they all helped me practise my spanish and were helpful in any way that they could be, would recommend! The breakfast was filling and delicious!

  • Stayed December 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

We enjoyed this hotel, near enough to the centre of Monteverde and with friendly, helpful staff and a good breakfast of freshly made pancakes or eggs, with fruit. Nice balcony to relax on and nice enough rooms. But we stayed in a room that backed off the hotel and the wind was very noisy and it was a bit chilly.

We were woken by lots of beeping when the power went, by the hosts starting breakfast and could generally hear everything going on, not very peaceful!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Den Helder, Nederland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We planned to stay at Santa Elena for only one night. Eventually, it became three nights. Anthony is the owner of the B&B and was very helpfull telling us wich tours were nice to do and tried to make our stay as good as it could be. He even bought a birthday cake for my husband! The breakfast was great, the views from the balcony into the valley are really nice.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast

Property: Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast
Address: Calle 8, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at just 5min from Santa Elena downtown, Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast is your best choice to discover Monteverde. Managed by a local family, Mar Inn offers a warm and personalized service that will make every guest feel at home. The hotel offers a wonderful view to the Gulf of Nicoya, private parking and rooms with all the facilities that will make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience. ... more   less 
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