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Hotel Catalina

Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
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Hotel Catalina
Ranked #5 of 21 Jaco B&B and Inns
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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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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2008

Bottom line, TERRIBLE customer service, shabby bare bones rooms, nice spot on the beach, but not worth the unfriendly atmosphere. We have been traveling in Costa Rica for several months and have not had a single bad experience with hotels until now. We have always left as friends and very happy. To hear the story of how insanely badly we... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2007

My wife and I spent 4 nights at Hotel Catalina and were completely satisfied w/ the hotel and the management. The rooms are very clean, the location is prime and everyone at the hotel is friendly and inviting. An added bonus are the kitchen and refrigerator in each room. Keep a supply of light snacks and drinks bought at the... More

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Davis
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2007

We contacted Hotel Catalina through their website, and I sent an email a few days later, trying to find out availability and rates. Didn't hear back from them. We even tried to call. The phone number is listed incorrectly on their website, and everywhere else. After a week, we gave up. Today, 1.5 weeks later, I got an email giving... More

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Ontario, California
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2007

We arrived in Jaco from SJO and were only staying for one night. I emailed the property directly and heard back from Naomi the next day. The process was very informal, and I wondered if we would actually have a room for the night since I had not given a credit card number or been asked for one. We pulled... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2007

Great choice if you find yourself in Jaco. The hotel is south of all the mess and could not be in a better location. This place is basic, clean, quiet. Family owned and operated. We had a great stay and look forward to going back.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2007

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon at the end of March. Our room was very clean and spacious, with all the amenities you need for a tropical getaway. The air conditioning worked like a dream, and with temperatures like that, you need it. The room rates were so good, I felt as if I should pay more.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2006

I just returned from a 6 night stay at the Catalina apartments and thought I would record my comments. I booked by contacting the hotel directly and from the start had great help and advice from Naomi (who runs the place). This was my first visit to Costa Rica and I spent 2 days in San Jose before travelling down... More

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Menifee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2006

For a couple from California, with varied interests, (he is military, she is a school principal) the Hotel Catalina was the perfect setting for the majority of a 10 day vacation. We both enjoy an environment where we can meet and mingle with local population and yet feel secure when it is time for "lights out". Recent trips to Mexico... More

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Albuquerque, NM
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2006

What a wonderful way to spend your honeymoon! This is where we spent ours, and Naomi, Margarite, and Dino made it a fantastic experience! The staff was plesant and courteous. It was wonderful to have a dog there! Dino is a dog of many trades; the welcoming committee, security, and he was always ready to play fetch! We have only... More

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virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2006

Read the rest of the reviews for details--I did. They even emailed me when I returned home to say hello. When I visit CR again, I am staying there again. 'nuff said.

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Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Also Known As:
Hotel Catalina Costa Rica/Jaco
Address: Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful beachfront hotel, friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Rooms are clean and bright they have kitchenettes and private patios. Lush gardens, ocean breezes create the perfect relaxing getaway. ... more   less 

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