I can't say enough nice things about Casa Marin and Jody. Jody goes well above and beyond what I would expect from any hotel/B&B.
Jody picked us up from the airport at 6:00 a.m. Knowing we were tired and hungry she stopped off at a little market so we could pick up some much needed coffee and snacks. Later in the day she dropped us off downtown, with a cell phone she provided in case we needed her, which we did. The taxi driver couldn't speak English and I was able to call Jody for directions. Later in the day she went back to the airport to pick up another family member, and after drove us to a restaurant to pick up dinner. Again, way above what I was expecting.
About the property: Casa Marin is just a lovely little B&B. Perfect for couples or families. We stayed in the Mermaid room, which was perfect. There were four of us and the room had 3 beds. Even with 3 beds there was plenty of room for us all. The room has little kitchen area, and a nice size bathroom. The biggest bonus was the pool is only a few feet away from the room. It was great letting my 8 year old go swimming and being able to see her clearly at all times from the room. The next morning Jody made us a HUGE breakfast (fruit, pancakes, quiches, yogurt). We were all stuffed. I should mention the rooms were immaculate, super clean.
Sadly we were there for just the one night, but it was a great start to our vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Marin B&B is located less than 10 minutes from the San Jose, SJO, airport. We are in Alajuela and are central to the volcanos, coffee plantations, waterfalls, botantical gardens and other tourist favorites. Casa Marin B&B is located in a tranquil, rural area of Alajuela, yet convenient to restaurants and shopping. We offer two poolside cabinas, one especially for couples, the other for a family of six. Casa Marin B&B is only an hour and a half from the Pacific Beach, two hours from La Fortuna and Volcano Arenal. We want the best possible vacation for our guests and are knowledgeable about hotels and tours in many areas of the country. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Marin B&B Costa Rica/Alajuela