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Mississauga, Canada
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

Yarmouth, Maine
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...

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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.

Reviewed 15 December 2015

Super clean newer place. Stayed for 7 nights and just got home. Small place (6 rentals) but huge rooms with A/C and kitchenettes. Darcey, the owner has the greatest staff and an incredible chef to keep you happy. Really nice pool and grounds. Great base of operations for the coastal area of Guanacaste. Easy to find, walled parking, wifi etc......will...

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

Phil Thank you so much for the great review these are always appreciated. I am so happy that we were able to meet your expectations. We live in a very beautiful and tranquil part of Costa Rica and making sure our clients get to appreciate this is our number 1 goal here at the Marbella Surf Inn. We look forward...

Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. All the comforts of a high brow Tamarindo hotel, but tucked away in the beautiful natural countryside of Old Costa Rica. The proprietor Darcy is super friendly, helpful and honest, and runs a squeaky clean establishment with a great staff of happy Ticas (and Ticos). A total escape from the hustle and noise of...

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

Thanks so much Andy for the awesome review. It was a blast having you and your friends stay with us at the Marbella Surf Inn once again. Wish you and your family all of the best and look forward to seeing you again next year. Pura Vida!

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We travelled Costa Rica for 2 years in a row discovering this beautiful country. We stumbled upon this hidden gem of a small resort hotel in the tiny town of Marbella located on the scenic Pacific coast. We ended up staying extra nights here and also returning and even spending more nights. The hotel has wonderful large and high quality...

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

Brian thanks so much for the review it was a great time getting out with you guys and assisting where I could to help you discover this part of Costa Rica. I love this part of the world so am more than happy to help where I can and share my experiences. It truly is special when you get to...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Marbella Surf Inn is an amazing little place, tucked away on the northern end of the Nicoya Peninsula. Whether you're just passing through, and looking for a place for the night, or looking for a place to spend a few days, this is great spot. The rooms are very spacious, and nicely appointed. The restaurant/bar is under a huge towering...

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

Geoff Thanks very much for the kinds words. It is always great to hear that my guests love the Marbella Surf Inn as much as I do. Always look forward to seeing return customers as well and spending sometime catching up on world events. Look forward to seeing you again when next in this part of the world. Pura Vida

Manitoba, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2015

My wife and I just returned from celebrating our 25th anniversary in Costa Rica, and were lucky enough to have spent a few days at the Marbella Surf Inn. The setting is amazing amidst the natural beauty of the countryside and just a short walk to the beach. Our room was spacious, clean and well appointed. I loved waking up...

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Andrew and Jenn, Thank you for choosing Marbella Surf Inn for your 25th wedding anniversary and thanks for a wonderful review, we very much appreciate it. We are glad that you guys enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you back in Marbella with your family. Kind regards Marne & Darcy

Reviewed 15 April 2015

Beautiful , clean open rooms with two balconies front and back, great food in the restaurant, well maintained grounds and wonderful staff of happy Costa Rican ladies. Situated in beautiful Guanecaste cattle country, down the road from pristine, uncrowded beaches. I'm a Gringo who has been traveling in Costa Rica for 25 years, and I will definitely return to this...

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Andy, thank you very much for the nice review - we very much appreciate it. We hope to see you and your family and/or friends in Marbella again in the near future. Kind regards Marné Marais & Darcy Brede

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Easy walk to stunning black sand beaches. But the best part, was sharing the company of new owners Marne and Darcy. Anything we needed, they were there to assist. We stayed over Christmas and Marbella Surf Inn was the life and energy of the holiday season

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MMarais1966, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Marilyn, Thank you so much for putting the review on TripAdvisor - much appreciated. It was great to see people from Colorado (our home state in the USA) here in Costa Rica. We hope to see you guys back here at some stage. Pura Vida Marné Marais & Darcy Brede

Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

I stayed for five days and my family loved it. What a great service from the employees and the owners. Close to many beaches, nice rooms and beautiful pool. Playa Marbella is wonderful with great surfing. We will definitely go back. Thank you Marne and Darcy!

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MarnefromMarbella1, Owner at Marbella Surf Inn, responded to this review

Davis, thank you very much for your review. It was great to meet you and your family and we hope to see you guys again at the Marbella Surf Inn. Kind Regards Marne Marais & Darcy Brede

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $155 - $203 (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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