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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Marbella Surf Inn during the 'predicted' arribada during September (the arribada happened about a week and a half later, but most of our party got to see turtles anyways). We loved it! The bathroom was huge, the beds super comfortable, the AC worked (almost TOO well), and the restaurant had great food and drinks available. The... More 

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Darcy B, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do a great review. These are always appreciated by all who work to make your stay enjoyable. We look forward to hosting you in future. PURA VIDA! More 

Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We loved our taste of Costa Rica while staying at the Marbella Surf Inn! Darcy and his entire staff couldn't have done more to make our visit any better. The Inn is clean, comfortable, and air-conditioned - with a beautiful pool. The chef makes delicious food and everyone is so welcoming. From snorkeling and a fantastic lunch at a sodita... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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253 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We own a condo close to the Marbella Surf Inn. We had heard that pizza there was very good. The crust is thin and the toppings were generous. We took a couple of slices home. We'll go back and try other items on the menu.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Darcy and his staff are some of the best. Marbella is in a small farm town and about a 20 minute walk from the beach. As always, if you are traveling in Costa Rica, I would suggest a car in case you wanted to disappear to other areas on the coast. Marbella Surf Inn is great for families! It offers... More 

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Darcy B, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much Kailie for taking the time to do a review it is greatly appreciated. It was wonderful having you spend time with us and enjoying a little relaxation time. Pura Vida! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

One of the best vacations we've ever had with a lot of credit to Darcy and his Pura Vida hospitality! I must admit that I wasn't sure what to expect heading down that dirt road but we loved staying at the Marbella Surf Inn. The room was clean and spacious (for four of us) although we didn't spend much time... More 

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Darcy B, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Ruth/Teemu thanks so much for the review. As always very much appreciated. I have to say February started out great largely because of the experience I shared with you on the adventure package. I normally only do a 2 person package but it is clear that a family package is needed. I am grateful for having met you both and... More 

Dennis Port, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I am not one to write reviews on hotels and restaurants, however I can not simply brush this last trip off. My boyfriend and I visited for 9 days, and stayed at the Surf Inn the entire time. We signed up for the adventure packet, it is COMPLETELY worth it!! Trips were amazing, the tours were breath taking and the... More 

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Darcy B, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much Em! This is a special review for me as it has been just as wonderful an experience for me as it was for you and Matt. I truly had a very blessed February. I had so many wonderful people enter my life in this past month I can't explain how grateful I am to have the Marbella... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Don't be afraid of the approximately 20 minute dirt road to get there because it is absolutely worth it. #1 - with only 6 rooms it is a very intimate and comfortable. The rooms are very clean and bright and the beds were really comfortable. #2 - the staff was wonderful! They helped us learn some Spanish, they shared family... More 

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Darcy B, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Janice. It was a treat having you and Dennis stay with me both here and in Samara. I am truly grateful for having such wonderful experiences and being able to share those. Wish there was more time but there is always a next time. Pura Vida, Darcy More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Stayed here on a guy's surf trip. It was perfect. Great food, nice room, very friendly service. Very short drive to the beach. Fun waves five days in a row. Wifi signal doesn't reach the rooms but worked perfectly in the restaurant and by the pool which is where you will be most of the time anyway. Would recommend to... More 

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Darcy B, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so Much John for your review it is greatly appreciated when guests take the time to do a review. It was a wonderful experience hosting you. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Pura Vida, Darcy More 

Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Stayed there for 5 nights end of Jan 2016. The place is simple but clean and welcoming. You check in/out at the open restaurant. The staff are friendly and helpful and so is Darcy the owner who would gladly chit chat with you and give you useful tips.

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Darcy B, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Marc it was great having you spend some vacation time with us at the Marbella Surf Inn. It was a pleasure having you and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Pura Vida More 

Yarmouth, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Nineteen of us - three generations in one family ages 8 - 85 stayed for a week. Everyone enjoyed it. Comfortable large rooms, nice pool, good local food and a very accommodating host who arranged all sorts of interesting trips such as swimming with turtles, zip lining, surfing, etc. Equally comfortable for those, like me, who just,like to laze around... More 

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Darcy B, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much Van it was a great pleasure to host your family over Christmas. We all had a great time getting to know everyone and share some special moments through the holidays. I hope to see the family again in the near future. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of Marbella, Guanacaste,Costa Rica you will find The Marbella Surf Inn, a quaint hotel within walking distance to a world class surfing beach. We offer six air conditioned suites that are tastefully furnished with cable TV, refrigerator, coffee maker & coffee and Wi-Fi Internet. The hotel is complimented by a beautiful pool with swim up bar and our popular restaurant “El Rancho” -serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marbella Surf Inn

Address: 300 Meters West of the Ice Tower, Marbella 50603, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Marbella
Price Range: ₹ 5,689 - ₹ 9,048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marbella Surf Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Corner suites are large and sunny.”
 of 5 bubbles JaniceB505, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All All rooms good. Upstairs best”
 of 5 bubbles vant2016, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Hotel has 2 floors and all are good rooms facing the pool and grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles brianwC5319EC, 20 Nov 2015 | Read review
“there are only 6 units (another benefit), and they are all good, but the upper balconies are a pretty killer spot to sip your Tico coffee (or cerveza) and watch birds and monkeys”
 of 5 bubbles andyc809, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There are only six rooms, so book early!”
 of 5 bubbles 587marilynr, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
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