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South Beach Hotel

Jaco Beach | Jaco Beach Municipal Palace 600 Mts South, Jaco 1139-1250, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Arenal Pacifico)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I hate leaving this review but they really need to get it together, or lower their price significantly. I was worried a bit upon check in due to a almost dead half baked fish in the court yard that had some how gotten out of the little Fish pond and had been laying there for some time. 20 minutes later... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Too expensive based on the place, food and service. Very unsecured. No receptionist or person in charge after 10 pm. I got a room with a very terrible mustiness, and not only I did not get a solution, but part of the staff was disrespectful. I do not recommend this place. Big mistake. Now I know why it was one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a front beach hotel over the south area on jacó´s beach which is the best side to stay, nice and comfortable bedrooms with a pretty good pool area and good beach bar, food is good but a little over priced as every hotel, people is pretty gentle and nice with customers, you´ll be on jacó but not in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked through air bnb after a bit of confusion. The staff at South Beach is amazing. As a couple it was very nice to stay a bit away from the "strip" of Jaco. When we wanted to go out, it was easy to get a taxi or even walk into town. If we wanted to lay low we would... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I booked this hotel by the recommendation of the owners at Hotel Del Rey Casino and Hotel of San Jose Costa Rica. South Beach is a wonderful surprise. Not a big hotel but nicely situated on one the best stretches of beach of Jaco, Costa Rica, I have ever seen. I was a bit reluctant at time of booking since... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed in one of the garden rooms which was clean and quite. The pool is awesome and great beachfront location. The service at the restaurant is the reason for only 3 stars. At breakfast we asked for fruit and scrambled eggs and were told there was no fruit at all and that the breakfast was toast and sausage. I... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As part of a tour of the beaches along the southern end of Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, this was our stop in Jaco and our northern most stop. Beautiful location and views, easy to just walk past the pool to the beach and good service.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were here with a group from MadAdventours (which was awesome, highly recommended btw). Our accommodations were very nice, rooms were always clean. Rosa made us the best breakfast every morning. Location was perfect...highly recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Arrived early April 2014, the hotel is getting some major upgrades, which is good and bad. while oceanfront rooms are the draw I would HIGHLY suggest getting a room on the second or 3rd floor. 1st floor rooms don't have as nice of view because of palm trees and workers start outside very early.. Saturday morning was awoken at 6:12am... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

First, the hotel is under a new set of new management. This appears to be a good thing -- our guide (from Madventours, use them if you ever have the chance) informed us that this change has resulted in increased client-focus, attentive staff, improved facilities, and improved menu. I can't speak to the previous state of the hotel, but upon... More 

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