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Monterey Del Mar Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West End of Air Strip | Canton Parrita, Provincia Puntarenas, Esterillos Este 6300, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Jeff A Navarro, Cartago, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Navarro, Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first stay at Monterey Del Mar although we had eaten lunch there on a previous trip to the area. The hotel has new ownership and they are improving the physical plant and increasing the variety of the food, although I must say the food is very good now. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Jeff, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your time with us and that you took note of our positive changes. Please come and see us again for lunch or stay! Sincerely, Monterey del Mar Hotel, Ownership & Staff More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Friendly helpful caring staff. Extremely helpful owner there everyday to ensure life flows smoothly at the hotel. We walked right out to the beach from our room each day we stayed. Delicious food, beautiful and luxurious surroundings. We highly recommend this hotel to everyone who wants to enjoy the best of Costa Rica!

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Pauma Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

During a recent visit to the area, we had several meals at Monterey Del Mar. The food was well presented, very good and the service was excellent. It is also the best place to watch the sunset anywhere on this beach, just perfect

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San Francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We ate at the restaurant twice while staying at a house nearby. The atmosphere was beautiful and if you are there at the right time you can see the entire beach and sunset from your table. The food was good and the service very friendly. It's definitely one of the nicest places in the Bejuco/Esterillos area. This is minor, but... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Daphne, Thank you for joining us recently for dinner. Your kinds words about our atmosphere, food and service are greatly appreciated and we are glad you got to take in sunset while dining! Your tiki torch suggestions are noted and we thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! Please come and see us again soon! More

CapeCod
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Normally, after staying at a property like this I would tee one up and blast away. However, I am going to withhold my full displeasure of this property because new owners just purchased it in December and have big plans on the horizon. The deficiencies are too many to describe, but I would first recommend they walk throughout the property... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for sharing your thoughts. You are right, we are under new ownership and have big plans on the horizon. We are taking notes of your suggestions. Unfortunately we must do more than change a light bulb for those lights that are out. Updating wiring and improvements on other aspects of the... More

Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The place had great bones. The new owner admits the place needs upgrades and with her ability to keep it running she will make it happen The rooms are large and were clean. The pool area was very nice . But in both areas chairs and lounges are needed. The beach with fine black sand is wonderful. Again it needs... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Maryanne, Thank you so much for being our welcomed guest and for taking the time to share your thoughts on your experience. We are very pleased that you enjoyed items like the beach, pool, rooms and food. Your other comments about us needing additional seating and some menu items being unavailable are all taken to heart and are a... More

San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited MDM on Thursday for lunch and beach time. The beach is magnificent and you can walk forever in either direction. We adjourned to the bar and pool area for lunch and had the best fish tacos! Fresh fish, perfectly grilled and on fresh corn tortillas with a delicious white sauce, the origin of which we are still debating. Great... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tim, We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service, fish tacos and the grounds at Monterey del Mar Hotel! Thank you for being our welcomed guest and for taking the time to share your experience. Please come and visit us again! More

San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Found this Gorgeus place and stopped & had lunch & drinks. Love the new owners! What a great find! Will bring friends here to enjoy pool & beach next week. They have a great conference center for business meetings too

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Thank you so much for your recent review! We love hearing feedback from our guests and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Please come and see us again! Kind regards, Management More

Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This place is wonderful although it has a lot of potential to be truly top notch... But it's not. Don't get me wrong: place is really nice. Rooms are very spacious and clean. Beachfront bungalows, very comfortable. Food is very tasty, although I was very disappointed they didn't have available a lot if items on the menu--especially fish and seafood!!... More

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Sunny L, Guest Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you recent stay and your review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback- we love to hear from our guests and it helps us to get better! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the service, restaurant and surrounding area of our hotel. However, we are sorry to hear that you ran into... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place is relaxing and serene. It is a Great beachfront hotel but there needs to be better up keep of the grounds and maintenance of the facilities and rooms. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Our room was a bit run down (paint peeling off walls, hot water and light bulbs not working, floral and greenery around the grounds... More

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Additional Information about Monterey Del Mar Hotel

Also Known As:
Hotel Monterey Del Mar
Monterey Del Mar Hotel Costa Rica/Esterillos Este
Address: West End of Air Strip | Canton Parrita, Provincia Puntarenas, Esterillos Este 6300, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Este
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Esterillos Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Monterey Del Mar Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monterey del Mar Hotel, Restaurant & Spa is the gem of the Central Pacific Coast. Nestled between the popular destinations of Jaco and Manuel Antonio National Park, this boutique hotel offers a convenient location with the serenity of a secluded beach. The warm colors of the hotel and it's lush tropical gardens give way to a breathtaking, uninterrupted view of expansive Playa de Esterillos Este (Esterillos Este Beach).Enjoy swimming in our beautiful pool, a relaxed stroll on our cocoa-colored sand beach, go play in the waves, enjoy a delicious meal at our beachfront restaurant or ask our concierge to book an adventure tour for you. Amenities include: oceanfront rooms, elegant suites with private terraces, a beachfront restaurant with selections ranging from local fare to international favorites, spa services, air conditioning, hot water, free wifi in the lounge, satellite TV, room service and complimentary continental breakfast. As our welcomed guest you are our priority. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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