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#11 of 54 Specialty lodging in Santa Elena
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
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Non-smoking hotel
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English, Spanish
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beahopwood1 wrote a review Jan 2023
Bingley, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
Monteverde is a nice busy place to visit, lots of restaurants/bars. Visited Taco Taco for lunch. Very good. Mar Inn was nice and clean. All rooms appear different. I didn’t have any hanging area or drawers. Some friends had this which would have been nice. Staff helpful, large shower area
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bosco wrote a review Nov 2022
Saint Paul, Minnesota5 contributions
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The Mar Inn balances comfort, calm, peace, and low environmental impact in a beautiful package. Staying here (as I am with my wife as we recuperate from strep throat) is the single most grounding experience we've had in our 3 weeks visiting Costa Rica. The staff we've interacted with seem to be fiercely devoted to caring for the Monteverde Cloud Forest and their guests, in that order as it should be. They are welcoming and patient. They each have a different perspective, and are happy to share their own experiences in this special and critical piece of our world. The rooms are elegant, wrapping you in a luscious space to restore tranquility. The amenities are well thought-out and suited to provide you the best base from which to explore the cloud forest. The lobby in the lower building is fitted out with soft leather sofas, well-thumbed reading material, and (sometimes, if you're extraordinarily lucky) your gracious hosts, Paco and Figo. Breakfast is a choice of simple fare, well prepared; eggs as you like them, rice and beans perfectly fluffed, sweet plantain delicately fried, pillowy pancakes. The coffee is hot and bold. The dining room is a beautiful mix of warm wood parquetry and large windows opening on the hills above Santa Elena.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is limited. You should plan your stay at Mar Inn to leave your car in the spot you have...
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Glenn P wrote a review Oct 2022
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Nice accommodation near Santa Elena/Monteverde town center. Feels very homey and wood materials give it mountain atmosphere. Monteverde has much different climate than the coast and can really be cold!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Sunny155004 wrote a review Mar 2022
Ottawa, Canada20 contributions43 helpful votes
The hotel provided a very nice room, located centrally to all activities. The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating during our visit. Rooms where spacious and clean. The hotel provided a good choice for breakfast to satisfy all of our appetites.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Around the World wrote a review Jul 2021
Berlin, Germany523 contributions205 helpful votes
TripAdvisor recommend this. Spontaneously we decide to stay here for 2 nights. 45 USD/night for a budged double room is almost OK. Our rooms doesn’t had AC but it’s not needed also. Service and breakfast where good. Room in the 80s style. For the price they charged we’re totally satisfied .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Manon Leblanc wrote a review Jun 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The rooms are comfortable. Nothing fancy. Anthony the owner is really helpful when it comes to finding the best tours. The guy at the bar (I think his name was Alberto) is awesome. The place is convenient. Short little walk to town...although you DO have to go back up a little hill to get back. Amazing view.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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O'ziel L wrote a review Jan 2021
San Francisco, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed just a couple nights. It felt really homey and you can easily meet new people traveling too. The beds were comfortable and the room we stayed in was really clean. The breakfast was good for the price, not bad at all. I love how it’s a family owned business and Anthony, the owner, really cares about his customers. He helped us with making reservations. He was very personable and helpful. We also enjoyed the bar! It’s close to everything. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mary B wrote a review Mar 2020
63 contributions39 helpful votes
This was definitely the worst hotel we visited in Costa Rica. The room was dark opening onto the car park, the plumbing wasn’t great, the staff were surly and the breakfast awful. Avoid if possible. Luckily we were out all day and found a nice restaurant in town. The countryside around is wonderful, which made it OK
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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birder50 wrote a review Feb 2020
Westcheter area30 contributions21 helpful votes
This is a great place to stay if you're young or have a family with smaller kids or are a solo traveler ~ the location is really great to town and the breakfast that's included with the price makes it a good way to start the day. But...and I hate to say this since this is family run establishment and I know they clearly care about their property...the 'door' to the bathroom was literally located next to the head of one bed and it was a broken accordion thing that didn't close and literally swung open in the breeze if you tried to close it...giving those who were walking by a clear view into not only your room but you standing at the sink. The wood paneled walls give the rooms an overall dark feeling, despite the huge picture windows that let in so much lovely light. The light above one bed was not even there although the base of the lamp was still in the wall. The bathroom was very, very tired looking. No screens on any windows meant that we had flying bugs all night but that wasn't a problem for us, just pointing it out for others who may be bothered. The remote for the TV had been taken by some previous guest so that wasn't even an option for an after dinner thing to do. All that being said, it was a good deal for the price, and the staff went out of their way to be helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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David M wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Room was terrible. TV not functional. Windows and doors had huge gaps to allow whatever in. Breakfast included, but was awful. “Happy Hour” bar prices were ridiculously inflated, for example a 3oz glass of very cheap red wine was 2500 colones. Steep climb from centre of town. Avoid this place! I expect any the good reviews this place received are fakes.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$73 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mar Inn Hotel
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.3 km), Ferlander Arguedas Studio & Art Gallery (0.4 km), and Pinto Con Arte (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Raulito's Pollo, Orchid Coffee Shop, and Bistro Bon Appetit.
Does Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast have airport transportation?
Yes, Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Santa Elena.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Mar Inn Bed And Breakfast accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.