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“Amazing views, great price and helpful Costa Rican owners”
Review of Cabinas Murillo

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Cabinas Murillo
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Great spot. We moved here from Martina's which was next door. She was charging $50 a night for the honeymoon suite. We stayed at Murillos for $35 with an amazing view and nicer room. They will help arrange tours and boat taxi.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

I really wanted to stay here based on some amazing reviews. We stayed at ground level of the hotel. Their website primarily features the upper rooms which makes it very deceiving when booking. About the ground level rooms: there looks like there used to be real air conditioning, but all we had was a fan which only pushed the hot air around. Beds were nothing more than a piece of foam. The liens looked like they were from goodwill, not at all hotel/ business quality. After one night we were asking around for another hotel. We found it and didn't bother to stay for the other two nights. If you do decide to stay here make sure you request the upper rooms or stay somewhere else.

Room Tip: The upper cabins must be better than what we stayed in.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank MissPerkyAK
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

Like other reviews state the view form the rooms slightly up the hill is amazing, we loved sitting out on the balcony staring out at the sea particularly during a massive rainstorm! Clean rooms, very quiet at night and only 5 mins walk from the couple of restaurants in Drake Bay. Didn't book any tours through the hotel but wish we did as we booked through Corcovado tour operator and didn't have much luck. Def recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank LizSlinn
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

The shower was always cold but in this heat, who cares-a cold shower hit the spot. The view was just what was needed and was appreciated with a couple of cold beers. The location was good as it was between the beach and town and the owners were nice. It even has wifi. The kitchen needs a bit of a clean but it was good to have a fridge to put stuff in, even though it was shared

Room Tip: Take the view-but you have to hike a bit but...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I dont like it. Dirty, light is weak, shower and bathroom small. Walls and two beds.My fault I didnt see the room before taking it. I am moving to another hotel for same price with gorgeous view and cleaner.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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3  Thank tamcosta13
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

We got so lucky finding this on our adventure to Drake bay. We backpacked to sierpe river in hopes of showing up in Drake bay and finding a decent place to stay. One of the boat captains was arranging trips to drake and when we told him we didnt have a place to stay he called cabinas murillo for us and got us a great room. We lucked out and got a room with a balcony. The view was literally breathtaking! A complete view of Drake bay while sitting on the chairs (or hammock) right in front of your room. The cabins are VERY rustic, but we found we were okay without A/C. This place is not for luxury lovers. However, if you are looking for a great and convenient place to stay while enjoying Drake and Corcovado Park. The management was great and they set us up with a great price on a room AND arranged our trip to corcovado where we did a four hour trek and after went to see a great waterfall where you can swim. Drake bay is very low key and it is one of the last untouched and beautiful places left in the world. I highly reccomend taking the time to make it down to this secret paradise! There is also a great restaurant run by a nice guy who has been serving the same 3 dishes for what I think he said was 7 years. It's located next to the convenience store and looks like a little brown cabin, he serves fresh fish cooked in a banana leaf. It was a huge portion for about 15$ USD and My boyfriend and I split it and couldnt even finish the whole thing. He told us all about the area and all about Pura Vida, which I never truely understood until we trekked our way down to Drake :)

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Lauren G
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

We stayed 2 nights in these Cabinas in an ocean view room. The view is wonderful and the price reasonable. There is no restaurant in the place but you are 5 minutes from the village center were you can eat or buy some food. Rooms are clean and the service very good, a nice place to stay while visiting Corcovado. The reception can arrange the tour to Corcovado for you. The place is very recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cabinas Murillo

Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Drake Bay
Price Range: £26 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our rooms have ocean view, private bathroom with hotel water, balcony and a fan. We have a full equipped kitchen for the exclusive use of our guests. Besides, we can help our customers organize their arrival and departure transportation and tours in Drake Bay. ... more   less 
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