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Calle 8, Santa Elena 60109 Costa Rica
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#11 of 52 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
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Sunny155004 wrote a review Mar 2022
Ottawa, Canada19 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, Germany522 contributions201 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, California7 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
57 contributions16 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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Room Tip: If stairs aren't an issue for you stay upstairs!
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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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Joan W wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions5 helpful votes
4 of us stayed for two nights at Mar Inn a few days ago....the hotel was very clean, service was excellent. Location to nearby restaurants was perfect and we even loved the steep hill on our return to the hotel at night. There is some street noise at night that you need to be aware of - we purchased use of the a/c so we could use the fan for white noise. The hotel recommended an amazing guide, Sam, who guided us through Curicancha Reserve - an amazing day with a man so passionate about birds and the ecosystem of the cloud forest -we learned so much.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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carlhugo2017 wrote a review Dec 2019
Stockholm, Sweden16 contributions8 helpful votes
If you are looking for a value-for-money type of place, look no further. Mar inn is located just above Santa Elena city centre and also has a great view of the sourrinding scenery and the pacific ocean. Great budget alternative.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Cameron M wrote a review Dec 2019
73 contributions13 helpful votes
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The staff was welcoming and provided fruity frozen welcome drinks on arrival.We arrived before check in so they let us store our luggage while we visited the town for lunch. Our rooms were ready when we returned. The kids had a smaller room with a double bed and a bunk bed and we had a room with a double bed and a twin bed. The rooms were small but comfortable. There was a large bathroom. Both rooms opened to a nice shared porch overlooking the city. One thing you need to know is that you cannot flush toilet paper in the toilets - you must throw it in the trash or the toilets will stop up. We noticed this was true for many of the places we went in Monteverde. The breakfast at the hotel was delicious and served in a room with a beautiful view of the mountains. You could choose from various offerings. We enjoyed eggs, pancakes, fruit, coffee and juice. A short walk down the hill to the town of Elana where we enjoyed eating a few of the local restaurants. The hotel was in a good location. We did 3 tours in Monteverde and all picked us up at our hotel and it was not far from any of the tours. We did a coffee, chocolate, sugar cane tour, a cloud forest tour, and a zipline tour. We enjoyed our stay here!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$58 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Mar Inn Bed & 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 & 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 & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orchid Coffee Shop, Raulito's Pollo, and Bistro Bon Appetit.
Does Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast have airport transportation?
Yes, Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mar Inn Bed & 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 & Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.