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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Far enough from the crouds on the coast. Close enough to the coast for a day on the beach. Lovely mountains for walks ans nature in spring. I enjoyed the hospitality, the rooms the environment and the other gests.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 October 2012

It takes a small half hour from the coast to drive up to this gorgeous place almost in the middle of nowhere and it's well worth it. The place itself is huge, a bit rough and allows for plenty of privacy by the pool or somewhere in the garden (only 2 donkeys as company:-)). The hosts Richard and Willem take...

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Willem100_12, Owner at Refugio Marnes, responded to this review

Hello how are you!? Hope you are great Thank you so much for your great review!! That gives us a real boost in making our place even nicer, better and guest oriented, hope to welcome you again to Refugio Marnes some day! Its a great day by the way, sunny and about 22 degrees!

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We were a little nervous just before we reached Refugio Marnes - would it be as nice as the photos on their website? We've had such disappointments before. But not this time - absolutely stunning location, tastefully presented rooms and a very relaxed atmosphere. Richard & Willem (the owners) are doing a great job. Couldn't have been happier there and...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 26 September 2012

we just spent a relaxing week in one of the coolest accomodations ... if you want to name the term ´tranquility´ it is Refugio Marnes, to name ´privacy´ it´s La Jaima, the names Willem and Richard stand for ´hospitality´ :-) be aware: life proceeds in a different rhythm in this place ... and: you will need a hire car and...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Two of us stayed in the self-catering house in the grounds of the Refugio Marnes bed and breakfast in early July. It was very relaxing and completely quiet; surprising, given it's only about 20k from the high rise skyline of Benedorm. In the evening we sat out in the warmth and enjoyed the stars, free from street lights! The small...

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Dorset
Reviewed 29 July 2012

This was our first vist to Refugio Marnes but was very Impressed with the quality of rooms and the lovely location in the hills. The review below ( amazing week ) sums everything up very well. We also went to restaurant pinos just up the road and found the paella very nice which included starter, wine and dessert for 14...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 June 2012

We had never stayed here before, but we will be back...! This was the most perfect B&B/semi-self-catering hotel/refuge we have ever stayed. It was perfect. From our arrival to departure we were taken care of excellently by Willhem & Richard. They have just the right mix of interaction with the guests (not too much, not too little), they gave us...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2012

have stayed a few times in B&B rooms, arabic tent and house. Everytime was wonderful. The hosts are helpful and charming. the area is stunning, very natural. really a place to relax and just take in the atmosphere. although if you want beach and all that, its only 30mins away in the car. the tent is something else if you...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guesthouse Refugio Marnes, your rural holiday haven on the Costa Blanca. Arriving at Eco Lodge Refugio Marnes in Alicante, Spain, means going back in time, back to the basics of life. Sun, peace, wild nature and the ancient history of the hard Spanish farmlife. Refugio Marnes consists of a centuries old rural finca (estate) spanning 50 acres of agricultural land, situated in a our own private valley. The finca is named after the hamlet of Marnes, at about 500 meters altitude on a small mountain, the Sierra de Bernia in the hinterland of the Costa Blanca. We focus on offering ecotourism /sustainable tourism in a form that is unique in terms of location and design. Peace, spaciousness and original holiday accommodations on this estate situated on the Costa Blanca, you will find the trees so typical for this area: carob, olive and almond. The terraced structure of the terrain dates from the time of the Phoenicians! Three buildings are located on the finca: the old farmhouse where the owners live, the B&B wing Los Establos and a cottage called La Ruina. In addition, beautifully hidden in the countryside, the luxurious tent La Jaima, that defines the new term "glamping", meaning glamourous camping.Ecolodge, Guesthouse, B&B or Camping?Refugio Marnes is difficult to catch in one phrase. Would you like to share this wonderful place with us, for a peaceful holiday? Ecolodge Refugio Marnes offers three types of accommodations. Bed and Breakfast Los Establos housed in the completely renovated stables, has three lovely rooms with a shared spacious living / dining room. The luxuriously decorated tent La Jaima, a huge and beautifully designed Bedouin tent. And the holiday cottage La Ruina is a restored sheepfold designed for a terrific and comfortable stay. For more information about these different but highly original accommodations please visit the corresponding pages on this site. Focus on sustainability in the operation of this beautiful finca (rural tourism and agriculture) environmental sustainability has top priority. For example: the electricity is entirely generated by a large solar installation. During your stay you are free to use the lovely pool of Refugio Marnes. This emerald green tiled pool has been desgined to fit in with its Mediterranean setting. The water of the (11x 4.5 meters) swimming pool is ready to be recycled in winter (after treatment). Again, attention is given to the responsible use of an increasingly scarce good: water. Through the menu choice Sustainable tourism you can find out more about our views on sustainable tourism.Ecolodge Refugio Marnes, enjoying nature in comfortwith a clear conscience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Refugio Marnes

Address: Refugio Marnes Pda Marnes 2015, 3720, Benissa, Spain
Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benissa
Price Range: $78 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“not a hotel, Bed and Breakfast Finca.”
 of 5 bubbles carolynh345, 10 May 2015 | Read review
“There is a steep path down from the car to the tent - not really suitable for very small children / pushchairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 198lynnee, 1 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Sleeping in the tent was a good choice, lot's of privacy. The first two nights there was a fair bit of wind which kept us awake some time, fortunately the rest of the week was quiet. There is a possibility of cooking your own meal.”
 of 5 bubbles hermak2014, 5 May 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the separate house which added another layer of seclusion. Beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles 479eileend, 23 Oct 2013 | Read review
“If you're looking for more peace and quite, book the Ruina. It has it's a beautifully renoved little home, a bit isolated, but with all the facilities you could wish for.”
 of 5 bubbles vostoc, 25 Apr 2013 | Read review
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