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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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South Beach Hotel
Ranked #21 of 39 hotels in Jaco
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

We were a family group of two sisters, a brother, and our spouses who spent a week at this hotel. During the week, the hotel was extremely quiet. It became very busy with Costa Ricans getting out of the city on the weekends. The staff were so helpful and friendly, bringing us ice and other things whenever we asked. The... More

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Toronto
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

Jaco beach is a tough place to get accommodations during Semana Santa (holy week -Easter holidays to North Americans) but we managed to get a room last-minute at Arenal Pacifico. We were pleasantly surprised by its location -right on the beach and at an ideal spot for those of us learning to surf. What you're getting here is basically a... More

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Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2010

The hotel was pretty good, not great. It is right on the beach which is the best feature. The rooms were standard. Our door didn't seal properly and we got bugs in the room. The AC worked well. The beds were decent. The staff was very helpful. The food was decent, but the portions were small (for an American). Breakfast... More

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Tampa Bay, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
28 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

The hotel is a shadow of its apparent former greatness. The grounds are very nice and well kept and the beach is nice as well. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was a different story. I bed was badly outdated. There was a sign posted in the bathroom requesting that NO toilet paper be put in the toilet.... More

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Perth,
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

I travelled with a mid forties buddie with no pre-conceptions or expectations. We were directed towards this hotel after checking out several others, simply because we had the time. Our room was clean, but early eighties in decor, etc. No biggie, we didn't spend much time there and for twenty bucks a night we could have upgraded to an ocean... More

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

We were a bit cautious, having stayed at sume lett than awesome hotels in Costa Rica. I traveled with my wife and two teenagers. This hotel was clean. Our room was lovely, with plenty of space for the four of us. It was impeccibly clean. The staff -- from the manager to the housekeeping staff -- was exceedingly competent, friendly,... More

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the world
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

I came here on a prearranged tour thinking the hotel would have to be at least basic but clean. Wrong. It was dirty, the rooms were ugly and dingy, there was construction right next to the pool and beach that is going to take quite a while longer to finish and the restaurant was dismal. The front office was good... More

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Irving, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2007

I spent two nights here in January '06. The front desk staff was very helpful and spoke English well. Though far from luxurious, the room was very clean. The free wireless high speed Internet was a definite plus for me. The grounds are well cared for and had enough lighting at night to make me feel comfortable. The pools were... More

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Cherry Hill, N.J.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2007

1. The best thing about this place is the excellent front office staff. The staff spoke English and was very helpful in arranging tours and answering questions. 2. The town of Jaco is about a mile away. You have to either ford a river (if you take the beach approach) or walk on a dark dirt road (where i tripped... More

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Portales, New Mexico
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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2006

My husband and i stayed at the Hotel Arenal Pacifico for a week in June. Our room was steps from the beach and we could hear the surf rolling in from the room. The rooms were very clean and well maintained. The cleaning ladies even left me a boquet of fresh flowers one morning because they noticed me admiring the... More

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Additional Information about South Beach Hotel

Also Known As:
Arenal Pacifico Hotel
South Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco
Address: Jaco Beach | Jaco Beach Municipal Palace 600 Mts South, Jaco 1139-1250, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Arenal Pacifico)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Oasis of Jaco Beach. Hotel, Restaurant and Apartments located at the southern, most tranquil and beautiful part of Jaco. ... more   less 

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