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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Coming back to Casa Cecelia is like coming home...To the beach.

The hotel is more than just a hotel and a location (though both are great), it is a feeling. Someone described it as a “boarding house in all the best ways” and I couldn’t have said it better.

We have made lifelong friends over homemade (to order!) breakfasts overlooking the ocean and bonfires on the sand.

Don is like the cool and welcoming cousin/uncle that holds down the fort while we all do silly things like live and work in cold places. He remembers how you like your eggs (and that I hate Papaya), your favorite restaurants and even visiting a year apart he makes it feel like you didn’t miss a thing.

We truly enjoyed spending more time with Rodrigo on this visit. He is fun to hang with, a great surfer and just a cool dude. He also knows where to get great wine!

We have already booked for next year and are counting down the dias. Please don’t change a thing.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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HotelCasaCecilia, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

As always, your kind words overwhelm me. We at Casa Cecilia are grateful for all of our guests! Pura Vida!!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Casa Cecilia is perfectly situated just a mile north of town, away from the busy dusty streets. Our family of four experienced a week of comfortable accommodations and quality service. The atmosphere is tranquil. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing. Free breakfast was perfect. If you are looking for a great place to call home for a week, this would be just right. If you want a place to rage and party, this would not be for you. For the most part, it's lights out at 10pm. Like I mentioned, it was perfect for our family. The amenities are many and the issues were nonexistent. We will return.

Room Tip: Book early!
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We have been returning to this lovely little gem for at least 7 years, need I say more?! BUT, I will! It is a wonderful small hotel catering for those who like to be more off the beaten track. If you surf you will love it. Breakfast is served 50 metres from the waters edge so you can check out the waves while you eat. There is always something to catch and more often than not it is awesome! Don is the manager who has a passion for surfing and will share local knowledge and surf with you when work allows! He makes a mean omelette too! Santa Teresa has lots of eating places with endless choices of cuisine or you can cook your own back at the hotel. It definitely earns my 5 star rating!

Room Tip: Speak to Don, he will advise you when you say what you are looking for.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Donald M, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017
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Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

My husband I spent a week there. It was wonderful! With a quiet, laid-back atmosphere and only six rooms we got to know the other guests and wound up having a great dinner party one night. We're looking forward to visiting again soon!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Donald M, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017
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Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Casa Cecilia is like visiting friends who have a really cool beach house.
Don is a great host - he and Rodrigo are gracious and knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. They, and other house guests, quickly became friends that we looked forward to chatting with each day.
Rooms have everything you need and nothing you don't. Restaurants in the area are amazing but use of the kitchen make it easy to throw together a meal or two. Breakfast is a treat every morning and a great way to start the day.
A relaxing, fun, unforgettable experience.
We can't wait to return.
Pura Vida!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Donald M, Manager at Casa Cecilia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Time on the beach well spent. Many thanks for the great times and great jams, too!
Pura Vida
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