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Summerland, Canada
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice in the last week. Belgian waffle was huge, covered in fruit with whip cream and syrup, American breakfast was very good. Dinner was a chicken cordon blue and avacado with shrimp...both tasty and large portions. Service typical Costa Rican time, but food was fresh, portions generous and price fair. Great place, nice atmosphere. Honest waiter at... More 

Thank lentar2016
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I've lived in Costa Rica for 5 years now and come to Tamarindo to visit friends almost every other weekend. This time I was very disappointed.The worst part about this place is the staff. Very rude and even sexist towards a girl within our friend group. Uncomfortable beds, Air conditioning barely worked and it seemed as if they hadn't washed... More 

Thank Jay E

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Perfect place for CLEAN AND SIMPLE room... Options of 1 double bed, or 1 double and 1 single or 3 single beds... Access to community kitchen so you can save money and cook some food... beach is literally right in front on the other side of the street..less than 90 seconds walk.. very safe, staff always on duty even at... More 

Thank RoxaneD999
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This place was uncomfortable, pretty unimaginative and the staff was rude. We had booked a Cabina for 5 and the beds were just terrible with awful thin sheets. No AC which I mean... for 20 bucks you expect at least some AC or better beds. I wasn't expecting the Ritz but I was expecting more. The staff was rude and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We stayed three nights. The location is centrally located in the heart of the busy beach area. We had two rooms for five people. One by street. One further up on property. I suggest specifying the higher up on the property cabins if you're staying on a Friday, Sat or Monday since a nightclub shares a wall with the lower/by... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Uff. This was the least personable place we stayed at during 9 days in CR. We stayed in the lower building which did have A/C... and red ants. The Aqua night club next door is 5 feet from the head of the beds. The club thumps and booms until 5:00 am on weekends, with a break on Sunday night and... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We had an end room with 2 beds, a/c and a mini fridge. Out front were 2 nicely painted chairs, a table, and a comfy hammock. It was clean and quiet. The garden setting was lovely. The location right next to the surf board rental shop and across from public beach access and the surf break was perfect. If you... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I have traveled all over the world and I have never hated a place until this. This town is absolutely awful if you want a true Latin experience. Everything is over priced. I paid 10 dollars for "cheap" beers here and 4 dollars for the cheapest loaf of bread I could find. Everything is Americanized and just like being in... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

A few steps and you are in the beach. Now, keep in mind, rooms are small, this is no hotel, but who wants to stay on a room when Tamarindo, Langosta and Avellanas beaches are around the corner? Its simple, but nice. Safe and quiet at night. Wake up early, go to surf and enjoy Guanacaste with a good price/value... More 

1 Thank Víctor G
Seguin Falls, Canada
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

The room is adequate but the cabins were built 25 years ago and looked it. But the Costa Rican owner Marielos is charming and made me coffee one morning and invited me to share breakfast with her the following morning. It's right across the street from the ocean and is set in beautiful gardens. It is quite reasonable compared to... More 

Thank Marilyn C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the beach in Tamarindo, in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, Cabinas Marielos offers its guests a relaxing, inexpensive, and beautiful way to experience the best of one of Costa Rica's most popular resorts. Cabinas are Costa Rica's version of the American Motel. They are usually small, family operated businesses with anywhere from two to fifty clean, basic rooms. Cabinas Marielos is owned and operated by Maria de los Angeles Molina Gonzalez, known as "Marielos", a native Tica (Costa Rican) and retired University Professor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas Marielos

Address: Tamarindo Beach Front, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $64 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cabinas Marielos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Cabinas Marielos Hotel Tamarindo
Cabinas Marielos Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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“Bring clean sheets with you.”
 of 5 bubbles 872jaye, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“DON'T get lower cabins by street. Next to nightclub on Friday, Sat and Mondays. Specify air conditioning when you book.”
 of 5 bubbles 407randalle, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room number 10, it is larger than the others and has a lovely big balcony with table and chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles beachbums456, 28 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room a little bit back from the street. Some rooms have fans, others have air conditioners. We enjoyed the quiet of the fan.”
 of 5 bubbles beckyt739, 9 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Nothing to add.”
 of 5 bubbles 421douge421, 26 Jan 2013 | Read review
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