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“A PERFECT HOLIDAY”
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La Marejada Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Playa Grande
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BURLINGTON
2 reviews
“A PERFECT HOLIDAY”
Reviewed 8 April 2010

If you want a little piece of heaven this is the place for you. The hotel is small, peaceful at night and steps from the ocean.

From the moment we arrived we knew we were in good hands - Carli and Gail (owners) are always willing to assist and provide the best "where to" places to go. The staff at Marbar are friendly - the cuisine is delicious and the mohito's are to die for.

You won't be disappointed - the stay is worth every penny.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2010

We stayed at La Marejada our first two nights in Costa Rica. It was so nice to be welcomed, meeet the owners, take a nap in a clean and serene room, and have a fresh, delicious lunch at the Mar Bar. Carli the owner was super sweet and helpful. She told us about things to do in the area, how the exchange rate worked, and even let us use her laptop since we didn't bring ours. The breakfast that came with our room rate was fresh, delicious, local fare that I could eat every day. The food at the Mar Bar was probably the best we had while staying at Playa Grande. Carli went out of her way to make sure we had a good time and got everything we needed. Thanks Carli!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2010

perfect place. beautiful place, great beds, great people running it. cleaned regularly. nice restaurant/bar downstairs. 2 min walk to beach. safe parking out front. 1 min walk to another great restaurant down the block. very nice pool outside of the room. very cool pair of birds flying around the pool area.

this place was money. the staff was very helpful with any questions at any time. they always stopped what they were doing and cam over and chatted with us about anything we wanted to know about anything.

very quiet too.

maid service is every other day, which was fine by us, we would rather have the privacy.

perfect.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 25 February 2010

My husband and I stayed at La Marejada Hotel last week and we haven't stopped raving about it. The hotel is simple, yet they have everything you need. The rooms are clean, the food is outstanding and very affordable. They are very close to the beach and the two women that own it are wonderful. They helped us plan our days and activities and were just so genuine and nice. Playa Grande is amazing, the beach is beautiful and the people in the area are really interesting and nice. The nightly rate is very affordable too which doesn't hurt. Stay there, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ontario
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Reviewed 21 February 2010

We stayed for 5 days at La Marejada. Gail and Carli were superfriendly, always said hello and asked how the surfing was.

Food: The restaurant, Marbar, was delicious. They had the best batido we drank while in Costa Rica. We got breakfast with our stay, which consisted of a typical Costa Rican casado (eggs how you wanted them, fresh fruit, rice and beans). Very hearty and filling, important for energy for a day of surfing! Marbar seems to be the place where a lot of the expat locals go to hang out so it was a great place to meet people. Like most places in Central America, there are dogs abouts but the dogs at Marbar were either all pets or extremely well behaved/well known strays.

Rooms: Small but perfectly functional. Plenty of hooks to hang up wet clothes and towels, air conditioning, fan. No TV but why would you need one in Costa Rica, really? The room was cleaned every 3 days or so. You should bring your own shampoo, conditioner and soaps though because none was provided.

Pool: Clean, nice. I sat one morning in the pool and read and it was very peaceful.

Two hammocks, 4 deck chairs in the common areas in addition to the two chairs and table you get outside of your room. We never had to compete with anybody for anything!

I would stay here again in a hearbeat!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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cardiff by the sea, CA
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Reviewed 9 February 2010

Perfect hotel, friendly service, great food. Will definitely be back. They go out of their way to help you and the atmosphere is relaxed and positive. Cute pool and bar also.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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Reviewed 15 January 2010

Let me preface this by saying I am an insufferable hotel snob and typically stay in 5 star hotels to the tune of 80+ nights a year.

La Marehada is not a world class hotel, but is exudes something even some tony properties miss the boat on, which is genuine hospitality.

Everyone we met in Playa Grande was welcoming, but Gail and Carli really set the tone for our visit.

They run a very clean and friendly operation steps from the beach and I would recommend staying at their hotel without hesitation.

Know that this is a very basic accommodation/low key operation, but is clean and the girls could not have been any more accommodating.

They are too polite to come out and say it, but they also might have the best restaurant in town too. My friends and I ate both breakfast and dinner there, and both were the best we had in town.



Keep up the great work Gail and Carli! Can't wait to get back there next year!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: La Marejada Hotel
Address: 200m Sur de Minae, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
#4 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Marejada Hotel, located in the quiet town Playa Grande is a hotel for surfers and beach goers alike. The hotel is located a quick walking distance to the white sand beach of Playa Grande. Our on site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner focusing on fresh, homemade food made with the best local ingredients available. The property itself is shaded with mature palms, has an inviting pool to cool off in, as well as hammocks for relaxing outside in the tropical ambiance. The rooms are simple, clean, and stylish, with A/C, hot water, and comfortable beds and linens. The surrounding national park ensures an experience for nature lovers and gives a tropical sleepy charm to the area. ... more   less 
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