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Hotel Balcon del Mar

Bohio Street, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #23 of 44 Hotels in Jaco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is excellent for being close to the beach.Always felt very safe. Lots of restaurants and places to check out in the evenings. Beach chairs are free for guest but you need to pay for the umbrellas. Pool is nice and warm ,small but still good! The room we had was on the second floor and always smelled of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The hotel has an excelent location, next to the main street and in front of the beach. Its also close to police office, what makes it very safe to walk around at night. The rooms have a great view, the pool and the restaurant are very good to! It is the second time that I stayed at the hotel and... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

spent two nights here (new year's eve). Room, bed, breakfast OK but not very special. Noisy because of all these families with kids. Location right on the beach which is nice. New year's eve on the beach was very special: lanterns, fireworks, people having parties.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excelente lugar para pasar unas tranquilas vacaciones.. Excelente vista al mar, con una ubicación muy céntrica de Jaco/ really nice place for vacations, ocean view and an excellent location in jaco beach!! Totally recomended for any kind of tourist!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Excellent choice in Jaco...a very nice hotel, great service, close to the beach an 2 blocks away from jaco main street, excellent accomodations, nice atmosphere for the family, great food and first of all very very clean, if you get one of the top rooms the view is amazing, excellent experience overall, I will definitely recommend this place if you... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Overall, I really think this hotel is great, the only issue is it gets really crowded on weekends, mostly with locals and their kids, so expect lots of kids taking over the main pool. I really hated the mattress on our bed, which caused me lower back pains after 2 nights. BUT I really liked the hotel, since I stayed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We ended up at this hotel by fluke. We originally booked at Pumilio but after realizing they are 7 kms outside Jaco, we canceled our res. This hotel is very close to the beach and includes complimentary breakfast buffet and chairs on the beach with umbrellas. But be warned, the hotel is VERY basic, as in maybe the level of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here two nights as a part of a school group tour and found it to be adequate, especially as far as Costa Rica hotels go. Great proximity to the town and beach. Beautiful views, especially at sunset. Rooms were small and clean. Furnishings were outdated and beaten up. Air conditioning was very nice. Pool and bar/restaurant area were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Horrible service, no hot water and was promised a discount but at check out I didn't get any discount and manager couldn't be contacted. Only 3 start for looks, service and beds are nothing to brag about.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The hotel is right in front of the ocean which is prime location. 2 blocks from the main strip where bars and restuarants are. The place is pricey for what the rooms look like...imagine a dorm room Our room didn't have a tv remote control, alarm clock or phone. Pretty small too. Breakfast is free in the morning, but I... More 

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