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Hotel Cocal & Casino

Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Hotel Cocal & Casino
Ranked #24 of 42 hotels in Jaco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2008

the hotel was great!! the staff was very helpful. yes it is true that the rooms do not have tvs or phones. but the way i see it, if im going to costa rica why the hell would i want to waist my time in my room. there is so much to do in jaco, dont be afraid to go... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2007

Small Hotel and Casino. Staff very courteous and cheerful. Right on the beach. Overall clean and comfortable. Not for every traveler. Hotel is dated, but gives a great local flavor. Not a luxurious place, but comfortable. FOOD is great! We even had them to prepare meals with the Mahi Mahi and Tuna we caught while fishing out of los Suenos... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2007

We have been to Costa Rica a few times and it has been wonderful each time except for when we stayed at the El Cocal in Jaco. We booked our vacation through Nolitours. This was the second time Nolitours has put us in a hotel with construction in or near the hotel. When we booked we were told we would... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2006

Could not get excited one way or another. Rooms ere no great bargain, need some updated. Overall the hotel was clean. Nice pool area with bar. Restuarant was average at best. Have stayed at better and worse.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2006

The hotel is just fine, and the people are great. The costruction noise is really minimal - I find the street noise more noticeable. Once you are on the beach side of the hotel, all you hear is the surf. Good TV, alarm clock, wake up calls are available. I would go again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2006

Just a warning for anyone traveling to Cocal this year, construction starts every weekday morning less than 30 feet from the hotel at 6:30 AM. Construction is due to complete late in 2006. Also, judging from my experience, I would say thay it's a good idea at this hotel to check that the prices they charge you (for drinks and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2005

I stayed here and enjoyed myself very much. There is a small casino within the hotel which is perfect when you get those gambling cravings. The price is just right for what you get, and the staff was very friendly using my first name when to refering to me ! It is right on the beach and with 2 pools... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2005

Just got back from Jaco and Hotel Cocal. We didn't go there to spend time in the room watching TV or talking on the phone. Need a wake up call? Get a wake up knock on the door. Seven couples had a great time. Enjoyed the pool and near by tiki bar w/ TV (ESPN,etc..). Did canopy tour, hang gliding,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2004

While the amenities may not be plentiful in the rooms, not even an alarm clock, the staff are very friendly. The food in the hotel restaurant cannot be beat anywhere else in town. We were there for two weeks and ate a lot of questionable meals with less than good service at times. The second week we ate all our... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2004

Just a note to anyone looking at this hotel. I have not been there, but I did inquire about it. Contrary to what you may find online as far as amenities, the rooms do not have TV, Phone, or any kitchenette. Just a bed and bathroom.

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Address: Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Cocal And Casino
Hotel Cocal Jaco
Hotel El Cocal
El Cocal Hotel
Hotel Cocal & Casino Costa Rica/Jaco

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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
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