Laura Poppins Australia
I would say this hotel was by far the best deal we got within our three weeks of traveling in Costa Rica. We came here because it was recommended to us as a quite cheap place as we travel on a tight budget. I was really positively surprised as we got a really big room, with our own little terrasse and garden with hammock. As we had some bad experiences with insects (for example cockroaches) in other hotels it was a bliss in here: Everything was suuuper clean and every day they came to maintain again. What I enjoyed the most though was the outdoor bathroom, beautifully decorated. We used the beautiful and clean common kitchen every day. The owners were also really helpful and even let us use their personal material to maintain our bikes we brought along.
I just finished staying at Meli Melo for two months and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Initially, I had booked to stay for a month with intentions to jump to another town afterward but its charm made it hard to leave and I eventually found myself extending my visit. Tho they are centrally located on the main road close to the surf/beach(barely a two minutes walk), restaurants, yoga, and groceries store, their place feels like a private garden oasis. The room was great, always clean (they clean daily), AC and comes with a table/chairs as well as your own hammock out front. I work on my laptop while traveling to surf so having a room that's quiet was important and I never had any issues with noise during my stay. I found the shared kitchen setup really great since you meet so many new people from it. Melanie and Fred were always a pleasure to talk to, whether it was getting some local advice on things to do and places to eat or just for a friendly visit. Warm and welcoming, they made you feel at home during your stay and were always available if ever you needed anything. If you are looking for a place to stay with a mellow vibe, great location, and friendly people I'd highly recommend checking out Meli Melo, you won't be disappointed. Thank you for an awesome visit Melanie, Fred and family and look forward to visiting again soon.
Tash United Kingdom
My boyfriend and I stayed in Meli Melo from the beginning of October until the beginning of December. We honestly could speak any higher of our experience there. Melanie and Freddie were brilliant hosts - super helpful and friendly in every way. We got on with them really well. The facilities were great. We used the kitchen every night and it had everything we needed. The room was cleaned to perfection every day, beds were comfy and showers hot and powerful. The hotel's location suited us brilliantly - really close to shops and the beach for surfing. Overall, we had an absolutely brilliant time in Santa Teresa and it will always be such a personally special place for us. Thank you, Mel and Freddie, for helping to make our time in Costa Rica so wonderful, we will most definitely be back! - Tash & Graham