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Hotel Mar de Luz

2.5 of 5 Jaco Beach, Garabito | Next to Subway Restaurant, Jaco 143 Jaco, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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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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Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Pros: - Great location, walking distance to the main stores and restaurants in town. - it does feels like a real Family Hotel. We loved that! The kids pool and the playground area will entertain the little ones for hours. - The dutch owner and the staff were really friendly, welcoming and helpful all the time. - Really nice common... More 

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San José, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You know how in a relationship, a bunch of little annoyances can build up to seem like a Big Deal? Our stay at Mar de Luz was a little like that. I'll start this review by saying that I wish TripAdvisor allowed half-stars; Mar de Luz probably deserves 3.5*. First, the great things about Mar de Luz: 1) Location, location,... More 

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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We arrived just last Friday and were taken to our room. We were thoroughly impressed with our garden view room with all the amenities that were included with the kitchen and will return again soon. Great security and very well kept rooms and grounds.

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Address: Jaco Beach, Garabito | Next to Subway Restaurant, Jaco 143 Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mar de Luz 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Mar De Luz Jaco
Mar De Luz Hotel
Hotel Mar De Luz Costa Rica/Jaco
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#5 Business Hotel in Jaco
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#7 Family Hotel in Jaco

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