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Casa Melray
Reviewed 10 April 2013

What a find this place was for us, it was like a "diamond in the rough!" First of all the place is absolutely gorgeous, with a beautiful view of the ocean and we witnessed some beautiful sunsets!
The Hosts - Mel and Ray, went above and beyond, they treated us like we were guests in their home as opposed to customers in a hotel. Very gracious with their time and spent many evenings socializing. Very knowledgable about tours, restaurants and anything else one needs to know about the area. We can't wait to go back as soon as possible!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We loved our time at Casa Melray so much last winter (2012) that we returned this February for another month of sheer bliss. Mel and Ray welcomed us like old friends - open arms and warm words. The three friends who joined us in 2012 grew to six friends this year and no surprise the new recruits were blown away by the amenities and by Mel and Ray's legendary friendliness. This year we experienced our first 'fiesta' (local rodeo) - it was too much fun - not to be missed! Whether we had a busy day or a hang-around-the-pool-day every day we'd welcome the evening by gathering on the beach to sip a glass of wine and toast the sunset. Winter 2014 Can't come FAST ENOUGH!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Enthusiastic proprietors, so helpful and welcoming. The hotel rooms are all different and you can select the configuration that works for you. All rooms are huge and pleasantly arranged with everything you need. Our room included flat screen TV, pleasant sitting for viewing, lovely bathroom with huge shower and of course, the pleasantly build in 'mini fridge' for your little habits.
Other rooms have patios, beach views etc. There are 5 rooms and a communal movie screening room open to nature all around you as well as a kitchen for use by the guests. And there are articles to use for the beach such as boogie boards, snorkling gear etc. You will definitely have a great and enjoyable time. Will be back for sure!! Ou la la!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We just got back from an amazing week at Casa Melray! Mel and Ray are wonderful hosts who obviously love what they do. Not only was the place gorgeous, but they were very helpful helping to fill our itineraries and giving us advise on the best places to eat and the local night life.
We stayed in the Monkey suite which was very nice and spacious and opened out to the pool and kitchen area. We really enjoyed hanging out at the pool and meeting the other guests.
This is truly a piece of paradise and we loved every minute!
We can't wait to return some day!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Due to bad weather in Canada our flight was delayed and we arrived at Casa Melray at 1:30 am and there was Mel to greet us with a welcoming hug, a big smile and sympathy. This was our second stay and we were treated like family on both occasions - included in dinner parties hosted by Mel & Ray, a potluck BBQ and invited to tag along for cocktails with their friends. Mel and Ray know the best places to eat, the best beaches, the craziest bars, and can suggest and arrange a multitude of outings and adventures suited to your tastes. Or you can simply lounge by the pool. In the morning the communal outdoor kitchen is the place to meet the other guests and exchange stories over complimentary coffee, fresh fruit, and, if you're lucky, Mel's homemade cinnamon buns.
Our room this year was at the front of the building with a shaded private patio overlooking the beach - the perfect spot to view the magnificent sunsets.
Mel and Ray, merci et à la prochaine !
Richard & Bev

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Bev497
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Additional Information about Casa Melray

Address: 1km north of La Perla's Bar | Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Potrero
Price Range: $135 - $338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to paradise at Casa Melray, a sensational beach front accommodation only steps to Potrero Beach, Costa Rica. Located in the stunning province of Guanacaste, Canadian operated Casa Melray has every amenity you can think of. Enjoy our contemporary boutique guest house or take a dip in our sparkling pool. Feeling adventurous? Try some kayaking, surfing, or nearby fishing. Hungry? You have to try the mind blowing restaurants in the area. Wander down the marina or hop in the car. You're only a five minute drive from the breathtaking tourist destination, Flamingo Beach. You're not dreaming. ... more   less 

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