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Hotel Laguna Mar

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Between Coyote and Playa San Miguel | Front of the School Javilla, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Hotel Laguna Mar is like heaven on Earth. My husband and I stayed there in mid-December. We were absolutely amazed by the property and staff. We have vacationed all over Costa Rica and this is, by far, our favorite spot. The rooms were very clean and the property was immaculate. Paulo, the chef, went to great lengths to prepare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent just one night in this hotel but the atmosphere,the room,the services were really great. I wanna say that the best of the best is offered by chef Pablo with his healthy and tasty dishes: you can see how he loves his job!!!...five stars and absolutely recommended!!!

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Laguna Mar H, Front Office Manager at Hotel Laguna Mar, responded to this review

Hello dear Daniele, Greetings from Hotel Laguna Mar! Thank you for your comment, it motivates us a lot. We hope see you soon! Best regards. More 

Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was eating pizza at the Pizza Tree and asked one of the owners what the building above the eatery was. He told me it was the five star hotel. I was staying at a hotel down the street with little hot water, no wifi or TVs and limited AC. I decided to take a trip up the hill. The... More 

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Jean V, Front Office Manager at Hotel Laguna Mar, responded to this review

Hello dear Lisa, Thank you for your feed back regarding your stay, it was a pleasure to be your hosts, and we hope to see you soon again. Regards! More 

Nantwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We spent 3 nights here in April and we were very impressed. The rooms were small but well appointed and comfortable. The food was excellent. The staff were tremendous, with Andreas (hope I spelt it right!) being a real star! He was extremely helpful and knowledgable and we really appreciated the time and effort he took to help us. The... More 

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Jean V, Front Office Manager at Hotel Laguna Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for you review, it was a pleasure to be your hosts and we hope see you soon in our hotel. Best regards. More 

Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Based on value for the money I would rate it five stars. The service is awesome, the food makes you want to stay there for ever and the beaches superb. Location is great if you are looking for a quiet and full of nature place (which I do!). We had the opportunity to see so many different animals, including stingrays... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Bad roads bring good people! Words can't describe how wonderful this hidden gem is! During our cross country Costa Rica visit, we stayed in a variety of places within different price ranges - Laguna Mar is without a doubt the best bang for your buck!!! We highly recommend! Friendly, inviting staff, spotless rooms, cool pool, and amazing onsite restaurant! The... More 

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Jean V, Owner at Hotel Laguna Mar, responded to this review

what else?.....thanks wonderful people ! you're welcome, soon we hope..... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's been over a while since our stay at Laguna Mar and I still smile when I think about it. Yes, it takes a bit to get here from Liberia Airport. And yes, there are the proverbial potholes and dirt roads. But once you are in the property, you are only minutes away from many deserted beaches and beautiful sunsets.... More 

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Woodbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed two days at Hotel Laguna Mar. To get to the hotel we have to drive 50-60 km along a dusty road not paved. First impressions were great. Looked like a modern stylish 3 star hotel. Check in was fine, staff were friendly. The room was Clean, beds were pretty comfortable. Food: excellent service, small portions and overpriced, the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

After staying for 4 nights in room nr9 (penthouse) we have mixed feelings about this place. The room was a good value for the price that we got through expedia but because of all the great reviews, we set our expectations too high and were bit disappointed. The hotel is in a remote (far from any city) but noisy location... More 

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Jean V, Owner at Hotel Laguna Mar, responded to this review

“We thank you for taking the time to write a review about the hotel. As you might have noticed, the Laguna Mar Hotel is situated far from touristic facilities made for tourists, so welcome to the real wild life... And as in real life, a breakdown of the filtration motor can happen, some bulbs can blow, power cuts can happen... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The hotel is OK... for the price. Owners were courteous and polite. Staff was great!! It's a small hotel. I felt it more on the budget side than on the boutique side. - The restaurant is very good ($25 a meal p.p.) - Pool is small and we found it a little dirty (closed one day as well) - The... More 

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