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“Delightful” 4 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jaco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #26 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
Heredia
1 review
“Delightful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were staying nearby at Claritas hotel which is adequate but lacked any ambiance. On my morning walk I noticed this lovely spot and we decided to have breakfast which is not included at Claritas. The food and service was good. I ask to view the rooms and they appeared much better than ours. Next time we are jumping ship. This is a delightful spot.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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28 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Although this hotel is only rated a 2 star, it is an excellent choice for the following reasons:
1 - It is super clean
2 - The food is outstanding and very reasonably priced - how about bacon wrapped filet mignon for $18.00 USD?
3 - The location - right on the quiet low key end of Jaco Beach
4 - The staff are really attentive, friendly and willing to please
The facilities are nice - nice pool area with lovely foliage and it is a small complex, only 24 rooms so it's not crowded and noisy - no lineups at the bar!
The rooms are very basic - but the a/c works great which is most important!
Bring your own shampoo and beach towels, and enjoy your stay!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Don't be fooled by the professional photos of the pool area. While the pool area is nice, it's the highlight of the place. Way over priced for uncomfortable beds, crappy showers, loud air conditioner and poor breakfasts. The operator, Manfred, is curt and unfriendly. To get to the hotel you have to drive up the back alley. On top of that, construction workers of a thirty story building right next door are hammering 16 of 24 hours a day. Nor is this place within walking distance of the tourist./main strip of Jaco as advertised, more like a half hour. Not impressed and believe us, we are easy going people, and don't stay in resorts, but really... this place is worth $75 dollars a night maximum not the $135.00/night we paid. Will return to Costa Rica, but won't return to this hotel or recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The rooms are good size, but the amenities (or should I say amenity) consists of two small bars of soap. The curtains appear to be tie dyed sheets. The shower was beyond awful--clean, but just a sort of stream dripping at you. There was a small fridge, which was a plus. The place is very basic, but it has a nice pool with some shade at some hours of the day, and the beach is right there, which is a plus. If you were expecting a white sand beach, you'd be disappointed because it's brown and sticks to you and is very pebbly, but that's not the hotel's fault. The proprietor runs hot and cold. When we checked in he was not particularly nice or helpful, but the next day he was much more pleasant. We took a River Crocodile Cruise which was close to the hotel and was excellent. We had a nice lunch there and the breakfasts were good. Town is a short walk away.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very nice small hotel. Clean, safe, goood food! perfect for families to relax. The pool is Ok but there is no pool for kids. The room was just a few steps from the pool and very close to the beach. We will definitely come back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stay with some other friends. Breakfast is great, very clean areas. Manfred is very friendly guy and always looking to make you feel great. The bar is not a regular fancy place, but is OK. Beach is just a few steps form the room. NIce and clean pool area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Stayed here in November 2012. Right on the beach, a/c, fridge, pool and right on the beach. I could hear the ocean from my room if all was quiet.
The staff was friendly and provided me with information about safety in the area and good places to eat. The house keeping was great and very through. Everything was kept clean and the grounds well maintained. I felt safe as a single female traveler.
The kitchen was affordable and they would make me anything I asked for. It was the low season so there weren't many guests around. I was able to check in early and check out late at no extra cost. I would go here again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Pochote Grande

Address: Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pochote Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Pochote Grande Hotel
Hotel Pochote Grande Costa Rica/Jaco

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