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Hotel Mar de Luz

#7 of 44 Hotels in Jaco
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Jaco Beach, Garabito | Next to Subway Restaurant, Jaco 143 Jaco, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for two nights. Grounds are very nice and the food is really good. Convenient walk to the town and beach. Clean and well maintained pools. Friendly people. Cold AC and clean rooms with a full kitchenette. Very pleased with this place.

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Plano, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time at this hotel. Very well kept courtyard with 2 pools and a hot tub attached. There was also a kiddie pool between the two larger pools. There is a nice communal area for people to sit and chat. Outside each room there is either a set of chairs or couches to lounge on. A playground... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here because it was recommended by a guide book. The staff is helpful, but the rooms are nasty. I haven't paid $96 for such a wet, stinky, old place where you dont want to touch anything. Luckily we stayed only for one night. But honestly the whole town is ridiculously overpriced.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Good place, hotel is not the greatest one but is good for the Price. Personnel is friendly and hardworking in making the stay enjoyable. Hotel is close to beach and major restaurants for a variety of food in the area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The location is great, close to all major restaurant. The beach is just cross the street. The hotel staff and the owner are very friendly. Actually, the hotel owner took me to the bus station to buy ticket for us and sent us to the station in person. The breakfast was a very nice surprise.

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Santa Ana, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The hotel itself is not the fanciest one. It does need some upgrades, but hey, I stayed here for the price and the convenience (we stayed 2 nights in Jaco). Customer service is excellent and the breakfast we got served was delicious. Parking situation is interesting - you park your car in a gated lot (but you need to open... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I read the reviews and thought the place would be a lot better than it turned out. What a dud... Pros: * Great location in Jaco, walking distance to everything * Guarded parking * Two pools * Rooms are affordably priced * Good English spoken by desk clerks Cons: * There is a very loud disco about 100 meters away... More 

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Oakland, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

i had the impression this is a more upscale place but it isn't. cons: noisy, not the cleanest, room construction not high quality (windows, tiles, ceiling, etc look slapped together), breakfast too late (730am) for most tours that mostly start by then. breakfast wasn't bad. pros: very helpful staff, fast wifi, convenient location. i guess, speaking to other tourists, it... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

My brother and i both reserved rooms at mar de luz based on reviews here. The front desk staff were very nice and check in wentcwell. End of good news. No hot water for showeres and the resturant was very disappointing. Leather cold pancakes eggs not cooked as ordered b. staff not as nice as ones at checkin

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United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
23 hotel reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

at Mar de Luz, Victor Keulen the proud Dutch owner, his wife, & staff really do take good care of you. Reception is 24/7 so there's always someone on hand. Whatever I asked, it was never a problem for them. I even fancied a change of room half way through my holiday & that was sorted out too! The rooms... More 

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