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Bella Vista Mar

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Reviewed 15 January 2015

With such nice views, a relaxing atmosphere, wonderful pool, and delicious breakfast it's a shame that we immediately regretted our decision to stay there within the first hour. The whole time there we felt unwelcome, like we were walking on egg shells, and that we had done something to inconvience the owner. We were mistreated by other guests (not our...

2Thank atweiman
Manaleja, Owner at Bella Vista Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for review. Always, there are many facets to comments like these. Let me try to address them for you. First, the phone situation. We were without phone and internet for a total of 4 days - part of that time while you were here. You are correct - you heard me on the phone because I continue to...

Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Though not easy to reach (the roads to Nosara are unpaved, and once in Nosara the hotel is a bit "hidden" on an uphill road), this is a really nice place. Well-run, relaxed, great views at the ocean, good advice on local things to do. Rooms a bit small and without airco, but there is a fan and when we...

1Thank WvdP
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Super place, friendly helpful people, clean comfortable rooms, stunning view, great pool. We say monkeys from the driveway and the hummingbirds that visit during the delicious breakfasts are beautiful. It's located a bit out of the way from the main attractions which offers a nice refuge but I'd say having a car to get there is necessary (as the roads...

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Arena, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 December 2014

Disclaimer: I did not STAY at Bella Vista Mar. I stayed next door at Casa Banda, but I did enjoy breakfast on the patio at Bella Vista Mar with the group of people with whom I was traveling. I had the omelette though I would have loved to try the banana pancakes for which the cook, Roxanna, is famous (they...

Thank Sarah W
Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 November 2014

I stayed at this wonderful hotel for two months with my wife and five year old son. Bella Vista Mar has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rainforest from its perch atop a small mountain. Being that it is at the end of the road, it is very peaceful without the drive-by traffic that you get in other...

Thank Aaron A
Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 8 November 2014

The view is AMAZING! Just spectacular! Clean room, great service, friendly staff, knowledgeable management. Great breakfast every morning, fruit juice, coffee, omelette with rice and beans and toast, or banana pancakes were all delicious. There may have been other options but these were my favourites. Grounds were constantly maintained, pool was clean and a nice change from the rough waves...

1Thank Alex I
Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We stayed at this resort recently while travelling to visit friends. The staff were very friendly when they greeted us. The room was clean and comfortable - in better condition than rooms in 5 star hotels I've stayed in while visiting Cuba and the Dominican Republic. I stayed in the Marbella room. The view from the bed (when you have...

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

When we arrived at this hotel the hosts were unfortunately called away on a family emergency, so we missed out on the hospitality it is known for. The view at this hotel is breathtaking. However the room was very basic and not especially clean. Being on the ground floor and with a large gap under the door we had lots...

1Thank EllieTea
Alexa130, Owner at Bella Vista Mar, responded to this review

I'm sorry that we were not present to welcome you to Bella Vista Mar personally, and that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. Our rooms are traditional Costa Rican rooms with original artwork, they are not fancy, but they are functional. We encourage people to view the room photos on our website and choose one that they...

Goldsboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one week with a group and had a wonderful time. The views from the veranda are gorgeous and the beach is reachable with a short walk. The innkeeper and staff are excellent and the breakfast very good. The innkeeper is very knowledgable about surrounding area and helpful in setting up services like massage etc. There is also...

Thank David H
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The view is truly incomparable, the owner & her staff are great, the breakfast delicious & the facility is very well maintained. Unfortunately, we slept very little there. The beds were like concrete, as were the pillows. There's no air conditioning & it was hot at nite. There's construction close by so they start work at the break of dawn...

Thank Joy733
Alexa130, Owner at Bella Vista Mar, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that you were not able to sleep for multiple reasons. As you indicated in the balance of your review...we try to be attentive to the service that we provide for our guests. It is very difficult for us to make something right if you do not share your thoughts with us when you are here. If you...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
No other hotel in Nosara Costa Rica can offer a more beautiful panoramic view of the ocean including Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. Located upon a hilltop, Bella Vista Mar truly lives up to its name. We are conveniently located for all your vacation activities, and will help you plan to do as much or as little as you like! Horseback riding? World's longest zipline? Sportfishing? We've got all that and MORE! Our friendly staff and homey atmosphere are the ideal combination for a perfect vacation destination.You'll enjoy our relaxed and casual lodging policy. Come as you are, be yourself! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Mar

Address: Playas Pelada | 300 Mtrs Oeste de la Garta Lodge, Nosara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Price Range: €68 - €105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bella Vista Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Bella Vista Mar Hotel Nosara
Bella Vista Mar Costa Rica/Nosara
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“facing the Ocean”
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“I'd recommend an upper room to mask the noise of the gardener and other guests.”
RoadtripprGirl, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with ocean view.”
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“Find another hotel”
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