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Hotel Mar de Luz
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Puntarenas PO Box 143 | next to Subway Restaurant, Jaco 123, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #9 of 42 hotels in Jaco
Alum, Texas, United States
1 review
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“We will be Back !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This was our third visit to Jaco. The hotel and staff were great, as usual, and the free breakfast was outstanding, (crispy bacon), Once again Victor (the owner) went out of his way to make sure our stay was perfect. See you in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The best part of this hotel was its central location. It was central to a number of great restaurants and it is pretty close to the beach. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The neighbourhood is reasonably safe. Of course, you do have to watch yourself anywhere you go. The service was also amazing. The owner realized that we would be leaving before breakfast the next morning and he went to the store and personally brought us some bread, butter, jam and coffee. Also, when I taught I lost my wallet in the hotel, the desk clerk personally strip searched all the beds and moved a lot of the furniture. I really appreciate the trouble he took for me.

The swimming pool was great. It just gets really bright in the early to late afternoon, so I recommend swimming late evening or early morning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

My husband recently stayed at the Mar de Luz in Jaco. The staff is extremely friendly, especially Victor, the owner. He was very approachable, always asking if our needs were met and has the cutest dog, Rosita. He made our stay that much more enjoyable.
The hotel has 2 pools in the center of the hotel with lounge chairs surrounding them. Our room was good sized, but needed to be updated. The lighting wasn't great, but had appliances (microwave and refrigerator). The hotel is located on a side street off the main street of Jaco. It's not on the beach side, but is only a 5 minute walk. We thought the location was great because you couldn't hear the noise of the main street yet it was so close to everything.
We would definitely stay here again if we go back to Jaco.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We were given a personal welcome by the hotel owner (Victor), who was very friendly and informative. The room was huge, although its interior decoration might not be everyone's taste. Quite old-fashioned with a Dutch touch. Room equipped with fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, cutlery, plates etc. which was very useful. Hotel has many facilities, from two pools to a bbq area. Free internet terminals & free parking. Location perfect, just off the main street of Jaco. Quiet and decent. Breakfast great choices.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

My sister and I just returned from Hotel Mar de Luz. We found the staff very friendly and accommodating. The hotel has a warm, safe, relaxing atmosphere, and the decor is beautiful. Victor, the owner, goes out of his way to make his guests feel welcome and exceed expectations. I definitely recommend this hotel. P.S. If you stay at the Mar de Luz, please be sure to give the neighboring horse a few carrots - he loves them!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Wonderful hotel! We were on a family trip with two adults and two children. We had a room with two double beds, but prior to our arrival they had set up an extra single bed for our son so he didn't have to share with his sister. I cannot say enough good things about the owner-he went out of his way to make us feel welcome and chat with us. He has two wonderful little dogs who lounge around outside, and are delightful. The rooms were very nice and ours had a kitchenette. There is a table right outside your room for your personal use, and was great for the adults to sit at while watching the kids swim. The motel is off the beaten path for privacy and yet only one block away from the main street for easy access. There is also a wonderful outside sitting area with a T.V. and books and plenty of couches which is roofed but open on two sides for that outside feel-very relaxing!
We would never stay anywhere else when in Jaco.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poolville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This is a little hotel in Jaco, Costa Rica. The price was OK - the location was good - they had secure parking on a locked lot and we left the car there and explored the town on foot. Close to food, beach and shops. The room was small but had a complete kitchen - it would have been great for someone staying for a few days or with kids. The AC worked well, the bathroom was small but they had the hottest water and the best water pressure that we have found so far in Costa Rica. They also had nice pools, but we did not use them. The breakfast was included and fair in quality. On the down side - the mattresses were terrible, the pillows were bad and one of the beds was covered in little ants. It was quiet (which apparently is a hard thing to find in Jaco)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Playa Puntarenas PO Box 143 | next to Subway Restaurant, Jaco 123, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Jaco
#6 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mar de Luz 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Mar de Luz, Jaco beach. The hotel is located center of Jaco beach. Our family owned and operated this three-star hotel, which is located in a quiet neighborhood with abundant green areas with nature. We will be pleased to assist you in organizing trips over the central pacific coast or elsewhere in Costa Rica. We guarantee you a memorable stay and excellent value for your money. Our family owned and operated three star hotel is located just 200 meters from the center of JACO BEACH in a quiet neighborhood abundant green areas with nature. We will be pleased to assist you in organizing trips over the central pacific coast or elsewhere in Costa Rica. We guarantee you a memorable stay and excellent value for your money. Our goal is to offer you the best Price-Quality relation, and we want you to have the best rooms. We can attend you in english, dutch, french, italian or papiamento. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mar De Luz Jaco
Mar De Luz Hotel
Hotel Mar De Luz Costa Rica/Jaco

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