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Hotel Catalina

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Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
Hotel Catalina
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 The rooms were clean just outdated.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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stayed here for 4 days. Excellent location (right on the beach) and beautiful grounds. Naomi was beyond helpful and really hope I get a chance to return. I would definitely reccomend this hotel to anyone!!!

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very clean, on the beach. South of town. I would stay there again. Reasonably priced. Host was friendly and bi-lingual Spanish/English. Small kitchenette with 2 burner hot plate and good size refrigerator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We just left Hotel Catalina yesterday after a weeklong stay! Couldn't have been better! Naomi and Sandra are lovely people, the place is spotless and cheerful! We felt very taken care of! I was looking for an affordable place right on the beach and this was just perfect! We heard the waves crashing 24 hours a day and really enjoyed... More 

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Manchester, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Naomi and Sandra make you feel special and will go out of their way to make sure your stay is wonderful. We stayed eleven nights here and look forward to returning. We have traveled to many locations in Costa Rica and we like to stay in places that incorporate the culture and natural landscape. Hotel Catalina has done that with... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This hotel is located literally steps away from the beach. We've stayed here twice. Highlights: gated parking, a kitchen, a little outside semi-private porch area with table, beautiful sunsets, beautiful garden area, a little pool, and great service (but no breakfast, which was fine for us). The hotel next door (Hotel 9, I think) rents a set of two beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We spent 4 nights at this family place. It is perfectly located in the Southern end of Jaco beach, which is for our liking just perfect with sand and no stones (unlike the central part). Very calm area, with some surfers outside wh are cleaning the beach daily. Catalina i run by a small family and is very cosy. We... More 

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