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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A year ago, my girlfriend and I took the wrong path on the way to Montezuma. We got stuck in mud late at night and by the time we got out with ended up in Javilla and knocked on the door to the Laguna Mar. We were tired and frustrated, but it ended up being one of the high points... More 

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

thank you. we do our job for people like you . who don t forget good things and can take time to share. i hope one day we will meet again. as we say only two big mountains can t meet . so one day our way will cross again. thanks again for the review More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed here for three nights and had a great time. Jean Luc and Pablo were excellent hosts and treated us like family. The food prepared by Pablo specifically for us was awesome! He literally came out and asked us what we'd like for dinner and what was fresh. My italian wife watched him make homemade fresh pasta and was... More 

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

thank you . it was a pleasure to have you here at hotel laguna mar. with people like you it is a pleasure to do our job. have a good day and see you again. More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Jean Luc is a great host, we had a great stay at the Laguna Mar. The hotel was a great place to relax and spend a few days. Review the area before traveling, it is remote, which is exactly what we wanted!

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

thank you very much for this rewiev. it was a pleasure to have you in the hotel. see you an another time More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You have to be looking for an escape into the middle of nowhere which was not for us. We like to do things and there just are not things to do. The lady who runs the hotel was not very helpful she just kept saying ok when we asked about things to do and then when disappear when we were... More 

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

I am sorry that your stay do not match your expectations, September is very particular, it's the rainy season and can't be compare with the dry season. Here the beaches are quiet and private however many activities are available right there: surfing, waterfall, canopy, hiking, kayack, the butterfly eco farm , monkeys, bikes, snorkeling, turtles nesting, massages, spa ayurvedic treatment,... More 

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