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Hotel La Palmera
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   400 metres east from the municipality of Jaco, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #28 of 39 hotels in Jaco
London, United Kingdom
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“Not bad!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

On the plus side this place has a lovely pool area and a breakfast included in the price - the room are a bit on the shabby side though and could do with a bit of a update - but they are very quiet and each one has its own terrace area and also basically what you need i.e. air con, TV, fridge etc.
It is a tiny bit far out of town - took us about 15-20 mins each way to walk to the centre but I guess it was good exercise!
They also sold some original artwork in the reception which was a nice touch. Jaco was a bit of a funny place all in all - we thought it was going to be a major party town but it ended up being more ghost town the couple of days we were there!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I came to this hotel as i bought an offer with a 50% off from yuplon. So this hotel is usually $60 a night ( i payed $30). The room smells a lot like cigarrette and the beds look untighty. Old tv, no wi-fi, nice pool and the hotel seems like a safe place. Only been here 20min already want to leave :(

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brush Prairie, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This hotel is pretty basic but decent value for the price. There are no frills except the pleasant pool area and good air conditioning. However, the staff are very pleasant and made us feel very comfortable. The location is within walking distance of the town and beach but it is probably better to take a cab after dark. We would stay here again even though it was a bit of a letdown at first sight.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Beautifull and clean place that makes you feel like you are on a special holiday!!.the deco is amazing and you are not exposed to any of the central american night life....which means family and belongings are safe. i was over there a few years ago and finally decided to write a review when i saw some unjustified comments about the place and very charming owners, do not hesitate and try!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We spend the last two days in this hotel as we wanted to experience Jaco a bit. So, garden is nice with a lot flowers, pool is cool, deco is attractive, it is close to everything, it is quiet, bed is soft, towels are folded nicely with flowers, birds are all around, breakfast is adaquate, ... Owner is French. Although he is not talkative, you get services as you want. And you get privacy. He helped me get an adapter. We appreciate that.

We were able to discover Jaco. We tried surfing and horse riding near.

We quite like here.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I spent recently a couple of weeks in this hotel and I really appreciated it.
5 minutes walk from the center.
Rooms are sober, but perfectly clean with tv, aircon and wifi in mine.
The swimming pool is the must of this hotel, surrounded by a large variety of palm trees.
The owner and the staff were really nice and helpful.
The breakfast is fresh and good
I understand why this hotel has a lot of local families coming, because is really a relaxing place with a beautiful garden surrounding a delightful swimming pool. I doubt you could get much better in Jaco for the same price.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beloeil, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Nice art deco hotel, but quite far walking distance from the Jaco main beach. Quiet hotel, normal sized refreshing pool, area to rest and use wi-fi internet outside the rooms, breakfast was normal. Secured place to park the car. Nice carved wooden door at the breakfast area for the main desk offices. Some restaurants around are OK, but a little far distance from the main attractions.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Palmera Costa Rica/Jaco
Address: 400 metres east from the municipality of Jaco, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 39 hotels in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel La Palmera 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 90 minutes from the international Juan Santa Maria airport, Jaco offers trendy gourmets restaurants, entertainment framed by a colourful and friendly town, on the Costa Rican Pacific Ocean.La Palmera Hotel is a family friendly hotel and it is an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature and adventure in your own little paradise. The Ocean and the city center are only a few minutes walk from the hotel (about 700 meters).This charming hotel offers you a really nice pool, a private parking with security 24 hours a day, and a free wireless connection available in public areas, 15 very nice and confortable rooms, all in a luxurious tropical garden, with so many palm trees! ... more   less 
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