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“Great hotel and hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Laguna Mar
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Between Coyote and Playa San Miguel | Front of the School Javilla, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica   |  
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Jaco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great hotel and hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We recently had three employees visit La Javilla for a 3 day "team building" experience. The time spent in the Laguna Mar Hotel was exceptional.

The owner and his staff took great care of our team. There was no detail overlooked in preparation of our stay, or attending to the needs of the team during the stay.

The hotel easily qualifies as "boutique" in that the level of personal attention is superior to that of other hotels in Costa Rica. But they go far beyond the realm of boutique hotel with technologies that make this property easy to enjoy/relax while being productive. Great wifi services and great voice services allowed our team to be productive during their stay. All critical systems have backup power to insure uninterrupted productivity and communications with the outside world. Everywhere on the property they have added a "unique touch of sound/music" to add to the Costa Rica experience.. including the bathrooms by the bar/pool.

The grounds are well kept, and secure. The rooms are comfortable and do not leave you "wanting" for anything. The onsite amenities are perfect and add to the overall personalized ambiance of the property. The staff is beyond compare.

We will use this hotel for all future requirements in that area, and will most definitely recommend this hotel to our friends/colleagues that are visiting the area.

Bottom line: Great hotel, great service, great location, great amenities and great price. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I couldn't believe how remarkable this boutique hotel was in the tropics of Costa Rica. The staff was incredibly friendly and they catered to every one of our needs. The rooms were by far the cleanest I had ever stayed in in Central American. I have been recommending Hotel Laguna Mar to all my friends. I can't wait to go back again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Potomac, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This hotel is absolutely gorgeous...from the beautiful pool to the super clean rooms and the friendly staff...I was finally able to relax and enjoy all the beauty this part of Costa Rica has to offer. This area is remote and absolutely breathtaking. There is definitely enough to do and great food is all around you...yummy pizza near the hotel, a hip restaurant/bar just a few minutes away and the freshest shrimp fried rice I have ever eaten cooked by a local woman just for us for lunch...those were my three favorites but there is more to explore!

The staff is extra friendly and so willing to help you plan excursions and explain how to see and do all this area has to offer. I had a fabulous time! This hotel is a small boutique hotel and you will get personalized attention if that is what you want...or you can wander to a quiet spot on the beach and read an entire book while listening to the waves...

Loved every moment of my week at Hotel Laguna Mar!

Room Tip: Views are better if you are on the second floor...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

New boutque hotel which from my experience will be outstanding in service and an adventure NOT to be missed. If you are looking for the ultimate atmosphere in which to shed the outside pressures of daily living this is it. Cleanliness is a top priority throughout the property from the pool, restaurant, bar and rooms. Five minute ride to the beach. A most relaxing experience.

Room Tip: Bathrooms are spacious. Rooms are well appointed. All rooms are convenient to spa, pool, restaurant...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

The only place I have been where I do not have ANY worries about tomorrow. This is truly the ultimate disconnect-from-the-world spot. I cannot describe it as there are no words for this area of Costa Rica- hence, you gotta go to understand me !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Any room will do, but I liked the second floor view...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

This is a wonderful hotel located in one of the prettiest parts of the world. I stayed with my family for a week. I had never been so relaxed! It helps that I know that owner too. He is a very nice man! He strives for excellence and to be honest he did it! His hotel is the most excellent place to stay and relax! Stop in for a few cervasas and he'd enjoy having you. Most importantly relax by the pool! The pool is awesome! Sincerely, Relaxed Customer

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Between Coyote and Playa San Miguel | Front of the School Javilla, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Playa San Miguel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Laguna Mar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Javilla's premiere boutique hotel. Located along the Pacific Coast in Costa Rica, Hotel Laguna Mar offers the best of both worlds — an exotic, tropical environment and the service of a fine four star hotel. Visit the real Costa Rica where the ocean water is warm nature completely surrounds you. Hotel Laguna Mar awaits your visit. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Laguna Mar Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel

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