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Cabinas Marielos

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San Salvador
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Just stayed there with some friends, it's steps away from the beach, clean, the people are nice, the "cold" water it's not that cold considering outside is extremely hot. It has everything you need for a really cheap price.. took a look of some of the other places to stay and this one had one of the best locations. LOVED...

Thank odalis91
Reviewed 10 March 2012

I'm writing this review about ten days after our stay in this hotel, but we still keep very good souvenirs about it. The hotel is located in a beautiful garden full of trees and wildlife and also located just the other side of the street of the beach. The room was clean and nice, there is a kitchen when everyone...

Thank MChouinard
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 October 2011

Warning: NO hot water. If you can handle that, this place is a good find though. It is right across from the beach (which is beautiful) and within walking distance of a few restaurants. Good if you are there for surfing. Rooms are simple and beds are old, but they do have A/C. A good place to stay if you...

Thank Nellchichi
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Reviewed 29 December 2010

We arrived in Tamarindo without reservations, pulled out our travel book and made a call to Cabinas Marielos. The rooms were exactly as our travel book (Fordor's) had said: clean, spartan rooms with no hot water. The court yard/garden was beautiful and we enjoyed the patio area of our room at night to play some games. The common kitchen was...

Thank BeeTravelBuzz
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 11 December 2010

Booked one night and that was enough - no hot water, no internet, bad service

Thank citydave1
Reviewed 8 December 2010

We arrived at Playa Tamarindo late at night and chose the hotel due to a recommendation by friends. We were shown two rooms which were totally unsuitable and finally settled for a third (the hour was really getting late). The room was very basic, with no place to store items (other than on the floor). We initially agreed on a...

Thank Yotam S
Reviewed 28 July 2008

Cabinas Marielos is located right across the street from the beach, and has a very nice little garden outside your room. There were little squirrels, big blue birds, and lizards running around the garden, which I found enchanting. Our room was small but had a fridge, which was very handy. The only glitch, in my opinion, was that all their...

Thank studenttraveler65
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 February 2008

We struggled to find a place to stay in Tamarindo, but we were traveling around the Christmas holiday, so that made sense. We were trying to save some money, and now I know we will never repeat that mistake. We checked in and exchanged glances when we saw the nasty sheets on the mattress, but headed to the beach deciding...

Thank BigEasyMadeMeFoodie
Reviewed 8 January 2007

I had a great experience at Cabinas Marielos. I booked the rooms through an outside booking site ----- - DO NOT USE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), and when I arrived at the hotel found that the booking agency had not made the reservation. The people at Cabinas Marielos were awesome. We arrived on New Years Eve with a group of 9 people and...

2Thank Caity937
Reviewed 22 August 2006

My friend and I stayed at Cabinas Marielos for 5 nights in April. We stumbled on it by accident after our first choice was booked solid. Boy are we glad we didi! The rooms were small but clean and very cozy. Plus for the price it was worth it! Marielo and the staff made our stay so pleasurable, they were...

4Thank shelley13

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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: $50 - $112 (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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Cabinas Marielos Hotel Tamarindo
Cabinas Marielos Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Bring clean sheets with you.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
beckyt739, 9 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Nothing to add.”
421douge421, 26 Jan 2013 | Read review
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