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Posada Jaco
Calle PJ, Jaco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #10 of 42 hotels in Jaco
Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent and relaxing- highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I stayed here for nearly a whole month and was very pleased with the cleanliness and the location, very close to the beach, great lounge and swimming pool area , a great view of the ocean and affordable, The owners are from australia and new zealand and are extremly friendly, welcoming and make you feel very comfortable here, this was definatly a home away from home for me- I will be back again for sure.

Thanks again for a marvelous stay!!

Carol and Ronald

Room Tip: We stayed in #3 - great view of the Ocean
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Posada_Jaco, Owner at Posada Jaco, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Hi Carol and Ronald

Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We really enjoyed having you.

Rob and Marg
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Great value, great service, and large, clean rooms!! This is definitely a great place to stay and the owners will help you plan any activity you are interested in doing. Very close to the beach and the central part of town. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Posada_Jaco, Owner at Posada Jaco, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank you for you review. We are pleased you enjoyed the hotel. It was a pleasure to organize trips for you as we want to share the great beauty and activities available around Jaco.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Traveled as a family , had booked when it was still Tommy Gs but had not been notified of hotel name & ownership change which we felt was strange as it was confusing for our taxi driver & us. With regard to the accommodation it is in need of some TLC which I hope the new owner addresses . We did not find the hotel to be very family friendly due to the apparent lack of rules which allowed noisy guests to be in the pool very late at night & to be woken by the same guests at 6am in the morning drinking beer ! We would of expected the owner to rectify this as he lives on site .Mind you we do not think jaco is a family friendly place anyway ,it ok if you are young & want to party , want to surf or a sex tourist !which was very apparent after dark, So if you are young & want somewhere cheap to stay give it a go.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Posada_Jaco, Owner at Posada Jaco, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank you very your review. We are sorry that Jaco did not meet your expectations. We have only recently taken over the hotel and have an ongoing programme of upgrades and maintenance. If you do return to the area I am sure you will see significant differences both in the town and the hotel.
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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We've stayed twice and will be back again. Very accommodating, very clean, and very comfortable. Really need to stay anywhere else. Just a short block from the beach with great views from the balcony.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Margaret S, Owner at Posada Jaco, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Your comments are always appreciated and we are so happy you had a good time staying with us
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is a great place, very welcoming host. Good site, easy to get around. Very reasonable fees. Great for longer holidays. Fantastic beaches, So close to the capital.

Room Tip: Overlooking the pool is great.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Edgefield, South Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I can't even begin to describe my experience with Posada Jaco. It was absolutely stunning. On our missions trip, we all expected a shabby, motel-like experience. Upon entering the hotel, you heard everyone in our group simultaneously "wow!!!" It was beyond beautiful. The pool was stunning, it was very spacious which offered a comfort. The deck setting was very nice and you from the second (top) floor, you could see the beautiful beach and ocean of Jaco!
The rooms didn't feel like hotel rooms, but felt like apartments! There was a very "home-y" feel to the rooms. Each room sleeps about four (two in the master bed and two on the pullout couch). Each room has it's own medium-sized fridge, television, bathroom with great plumbing (some places in Jaco, you can't flush the toilet paper, but you can in these bathrooms), nice bed, a safe (for keeping prized possessions and such), wifi connection, dressers, and more! The owner, Robert, did a phenomenal job. He was SO hospitable and friendly. He personally made sure that we were all doing well. He was originally from New Zealand, and he was a very interesting guy to talk to. Very engaging. We were working with a mission's team he knew the leaders of, so he, by himself, grilled out and made food for like... 24 people. And I talked to him later the week and he said "I really like to make sure my guests are having a good time. Most of the hotel's I've been too, the owners/managers basically get your money and disappear. And it almost makes you feel like you have to be very quiet and tiptoe around. Like you're trespassing."
Then he said "I want my guests to have a memorable experience, because I love nothing more than having recurring guests. I love to see the friends I've made come back so I can hear about what they've been up too. And that's another thing I've noticed from other hotels. They spend so much time trying to attract new customers, that they forget about the ones their already dealing with."

He was just a great guy to talk to. Very interesting and outgoing. And funny!

The placing was impeccable. You're in the middle of EVERYTHING, but it's VERY peaceful at night. You scarcely can hear all the ruckus from the streets, except the occasional car lights from the street hitting the window. But you can simply let down the curtains for the door to guard against that. You're literally like, a 25 second walk away from everything! Restaurants, souvenirs, ice cream, bars, etc...

I wanted to keep this concise, but there's no short way to describe my fantastic stay at Posada Jaco!

Room Tip: As of now, Robert (the hotel owner) doesn't serve breakfast. But I talked to him for a while, an...
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  • Stayed June 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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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We went to Jaco as a church mission group of 14 people and rented 5 rooms in Posada Jaco. Each day after we worked in Jaco with our church, we returned to relax at the hotel. The pool was great!
Each room has a full kitchenette with refridgator, microwave, hot plate (stove), toaster and coffee maker. We didn't cook in the rooms very much, but used the refrigerator, microwave and coffee makers extensively.
The location and facilities are beautiful! Robert, the owner, and his staff and security are great and very helpful. They even gave us rides on occasion to a couple events, when schedules permitted. We felt very safe and secure.
The rooms are lovely with sleeping accommodations for up to 4 per room. Everything is clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful with great views of the pool and area. From the balcony and poolside yo...
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  • Stayed June 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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Margaret S, Owner at Posada Jaco, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
We always enjoy having the mission teams come stay with us. The work you do for the people in Jaco is greatly appreciated.
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Additional Information about Posada Jaco

Address: Calle PJ, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#4 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hotel located in the heart of Jaco. Beach and ocean views. Walk to restaurants and bars. Swimming Pool with swim up bar. All rooms come with kitchenettes. 24 hour security. Very quiet and private. Able to offer tours and special packages. Owner operated and run. 60 meters to the beach. Personalized service and friendly advice to make your stay memorable is guaranteed.24 hour reception for convenience of guests in booking in or out. ... more   less 
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