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Hotel Balcon del Mar

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bohio Street, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #31 of 42 Hotels in Jaco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014
Megadark Heredia, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 Furnishings were outdated and beaten up.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 via mobile

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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Palm Desert, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Costa Rica
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Restaurant and cocktails are super expensive $7-8 bucks for a cocktail. The pool is nice and the view is nice too, room is very much standard. Service is good. If you go to the beach ask for beach chairs, you get them for free all day. I think overall is too pricey for a standard hotel but we had a... More

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Chaplin, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Traveling with EF Tour - some variation in the rooms, our was pretty large and clean. Central courtyard swimming pool and outdoor restaurant seating. Directly across from Jaco beach so the views were great no matter where you were sitting. Staff was friendly and helpful though we had to fight to get towels on our first night. They didn't seem... More

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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is the third and last time I've stayed at Balcon del Mar...The other two times weren't bad, but not excellent like the others have written. I have a home in Costa Rica and will do occational day trips to Jaco. This time I wanted to have a pool to enjoy...what a joke. It is currently "xmas break" for all... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

ON THE BEACH!! Great location, good rooms, good AirCon, small but attractive pool, good food on site and many bar food places close. The staff is very friendly and gave great assistance when our safe would not open ( one of our group changed the code) we hade the unexpected surprise of watch newly hatched sea turtles being released on... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We only stayed for one night. The hotel was situated right on the beach and was very busy. Parking was a great problem. Our room was on the ground floor that opened to the swimming pool and was very gloomy and due to its location we had to shut the curtains that made it even more gloomier. The furniture was... More

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Address: Bohio Street, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balcon del Mar 3*
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Also Known As:
Balcon Del Mar Jaco
Balcon Del Mar Hotel
Hotel Balcon Del Mar Costa Rica/Jaco

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