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Hotel Balcon del Mar

Bohio Street, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Hotel Balcon del Mar
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Ranked #23 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Helsinki
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Ocala, FL
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I don't understand all the negative reviews. My room was clean and pleasant. The loation is great and the breakfast is very good. The only true neagative is that its used as a hotel for lots of educational tours. Kids weren't loud during the night, but are evrer present in the pool during hours. Jaco isn't my first choice for... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had the misfortune of staying here a couple of night in Feb 2013. Looked OK on hotels.com, but I guess the picts always do!. The only plus for this place is the location. It is right on the beach in Jaco. First, I have slept on floors more comfortable than this place. The beds were terrible! The room was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Other than the location of being right on the beach, this place is terrible! Have slept on floors more comfortable than the beds! Took the A/C a day and half to get the room comfortable. The small fridge was off so that took better part of a day to cool off and put drinks in. There was no coffee maker... More 

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Rottingdean, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We have stayed here before but this weeks trip was great Our room has been refurbished. Staff seem more friendly. And a great breakfast I can only congratulate the management and staff for a great break Paul Turner

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This was one of many stops on our recent honeymoon. The hotel was okay (the room was small and the bathroom needed updating), but the location was great. We really didn't spend much time in the room so it wasn't that big of an issue for us. The locals were really friendly. My husband quickly became friends with a couple... More 

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