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Newbury Park
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Took a one day trip up to Santa Teresa & got lucky to stay in this beautiful hotel!! So clean & wonderful!! Beautiful views, away from the dust, safe, & a friendly awesome welcome by staff! I would totally only recommend staying at this hotel!!

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 March 2013

My friend and I stayed here 3/15-3/21. I will start by saying this- I don't like Santa Teresa as a whole (which is why this is 4-star vs. 5-star) - overrated as a travel destination in Costa Rica IMHO. However, this hotel is lovely and made even lovelier by their welcoming staff - Jim and Stephanie (owners) are beyond helpful...

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South Louisiana
Reviewed 25 March 2013

My girlfriend and I are from the outskirts of New Orleans and we stayed here 6 or 7 nights in late Feb-early May. It was our first time to this part of Costa Rica and we loved it. This hotel is unique, well maintained, tastefully decorated and exceeded our expectations. The entire staff and owners are friendly people who make...

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 19 March 2013

My second effort to get a review posted! Come on tripadvisor!! We enjoyed our five night stay in suite #1. The deck provides a lovely view of sunsets as does the pool. The pool itself is a cool respite from the heat with enough room to do some paddling around. The suite's kitchen is big and has all one would...

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London
Reviewed 16 March 2013

It's beautiful, run by a very welcoming American couple and stunningly located on a hillside. The rooms are spacious and nicely designed. There is an infinity pool to cool down and the end of the day and one of the best restaurants in Santa Teresa right next door. What more do you want? Unfortunately we did not book long enough...

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Kansas City, MO
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Three of my sisters, my young daughter and I stayed at Casa Marbella for 4 wonderful nights/days. Set on a hillside above Sta Teresa, it was an oasis from a town bustling with surfers and full of dust during the dry season. The infinity pool was just what the doctor ordered after being out and about all day and was...

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Upstate, NY
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We are a New York family of five (three teenage kids), and we stayed at Casa Marbella from February 16-23, 2013. We arrived around lunchtime on a Saturday, and were greeted by Amaline (spelling?), our wonderful Austrian concierge, who walked us through the beautiful hotel property nestled in the hills less than 0.5 km above the main drag in Santa...

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Québec, Canada
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in february 2013 and it was perfect. We arrived really early in the morning and our room was not ready but they took care of us and our luggage and gave us some towels to enjoy the pool. Room perfect (#4) with a kitchen, frig and a king bed. Amazing shower and...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2013

We spent five nights here with our 5-year old son and infant daughter, and loved every minute. Although Santa Teresa can be a tough destination for little ones - it's hot, dusty, and located at the far end of a long, bumpy day's travel - Casa MarBella was a comfortable, charming oasis and base from which to explore and enjoy...

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 20 February 2013

I'll make this short and sweet. I would not stay any where else than here if I was you. Stephanie and Jim are awesome! It's in a great location and you can't beat Santa Theresa. We stayed 3 nights in Jaco at twice the price before coming here and were so relieved to arrive at this hidden pearl for 5...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa MarBella is a boutique hotel situated on a mountain slope in Santa Teresa. The property provides a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and is a five-minute walk to the beach, restaurants, and stores. Being surrounded by rainforest, it offers a unique opportunity to watch wildlife in their natural habitat. The area is renowned for its consistent surf breaks, some of which are walking distance from the property. The Casa consists of eight units with four different typologies of rooms for your different needs and group sizes. It is an ideal venue for those seeking the privacy, services, and comforts of individual hotel rooms, yet the intimacy of a private villa. The décor of the rooms is a minimalist approach with a tropical touch. The amenities of the hotel include free parking area, Wi-Fi in the common areas, infinity pool, ocean view yoga deck, sun terrace, and reception. All of the rooms have ocean view and air conditioning. Services we provide include house keeping, massage, babysitting, and concierge where we can schedule an array of activities for no extra charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa MarBella

Address: 125 meters east and 25 meters north of Super Ronny's, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $123 - $1,458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Casa Marbella Santa Teresa
Casa Marbella Hotel Santa Teresa
Casa MarBella Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
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“The 2-bedroom units on the ground floor and the 3-bedroom units on the upper level have private balconies”
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