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Hotel Catalina

Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
Hotel Catalina
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Catalina for two nights and loved it! The location is wonderful, with the beach almost literally right at your doorstep. Naomi and her mom were great, from getting us oriented on our first day to accommodating our request for a room on the beach side, to setting up our transportation back to the airport. The room... More 

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Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This nice, small, family-run hotel is right on the beach. The rooms are pretty basic but very clean. Our room on the second floor had a great deck that overlooked the tropical grounds and had beautiful, vaulted ceilings. There was a small kitchenette with fridge. The pool was great and right across from the ocean. We walked the entire length... More 

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Shelby, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I have been to Hotel Catalina three times now and each time was the greatest experience! Naomi and Sandra make you feel like family and will do anything for you at any time of the day to make sure your stay is the best. From waking up in the morning and hearing a wonderful "Hola" to dining... More 

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Winchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Owners very nice people. Nice location on beach. Better prices than other spots. A/C not too effective. Bugs outside door numerous. Beds hard. Good kitchenette. What else to say? Surfing. Fishing. Good

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Missoula, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Spectacular sunsets - the beach is just steps away from the beautiful scroll gates that welcome you to this little slice of Heaven! Sandra and Naomi were very welcoming and accommodating and made sure all the guests were comfortable and had what they needed. The tropical gardens are BEAUTIFUL and receive lots of love and attention. It's a peaceful, quiet,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We loved staying at the Catalina. It is our little price of Heaven on Earth! The Catalina is surrounded by natural beauty. The hotel is nestled between breath taking floral displays and the wonders of nature. The ocean is only short walk on the beach away from your room. The hotel itself is the perfect combination of relaxation and invigoration.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

my husband and I stayed at this little beach front hotel. The location was perfect and the grounds were well manicured with lots of large tropical plants. The rooms need updating, the sheets and towels were worn and I needed to wear my flip flops in the shower. The rooms were clean just outdated. The a/c and ceiling fans kept... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This little hotel was perfect for us and is cute as a button. We stayed in an a/c room in the back where we found it to be nice and quiet. The room was super clean and spacious and we enjoyed sitting on the big balcony, looking at the gardens and ocean. Naomi and Sandra are warm and welcoming and... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Naomi and her mother are the perfect hosts for your beach holiday in Jaco. The rooms are clean and equipped with a small stove, large new fridge and utensils to cook your meal. Hot shower and daily fresh towels. Hotel is gated and there is a parking space in the back. Mattresses are good. Small swimming pool overlooking the ocean.... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are three things crucial to the perfect beach vacation hotel: 1) Location 2) Cleanliness 3) Affordability Hotel Catalina has all three and then some. 1)The hotel is located ON the beach. No 10 minute walk, or drive. You step out of your room, walk out the beautiful rod-iron gates and there you are. Sinking your toes into the sand.... More 

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