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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 #7 of 42 hotels in Jaco
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5 hotel reviews
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“Great family vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We liked this place- best of all it has two swimming pools+ baby pool, and games, all surrounded by green plants, flowers, butterflies, littl dogs of the owner. Veru friendly atmosphere, walking distance to the central street with restaurants. Helpful to have A/C at night, and a small kitchen with a fridge. Although I would recommend to use safety box for a storage of valuables. Breakfast was basic.

Room Tip: we had a room 5 near the game area, in front of the pool- and close to the breakfast.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The hotel was good for the cost. The staff was nice and helpful. The room was old, the bed was small, old A/C, blender, shower and toilet. The free breakfast was great. The hotel has a play lot and cookout area for the kids to eat.

Room Tip: Get a room on the second floor away from the hot tub because it is noisy when the motor is on.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I signed up for trip advisor just so I could write a review of this hotel. The hotel staff here is AMAZING! I got food poisoning from Bar Isaga the day we checked in. I was up vomiting all night and late into the next day. The WONDERFUL people at this hotel allowed my friend and I an extremely late checkout at no charge. The rooms were nice and the pool looked fun, but I only spent time between my bed and the bathroom.


Thanks again guys...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stayed here for ten days, looking for somewhere to chill out. Mar De Luz was the perfect location. It is not on the main road of Jaco, just off it. This means it is a bit quieter but you are still in the thick of it. The perfect location! Staff are beyond friendly and helpful, especially Alex. They helped us sort out transport and various other issues. The hotel itself is built around three swimming pools and has a lovely family atmosphere. Many a day was spent lounging by the pool! Totally recommend this place to anyone thinking of visiting Jaco.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Just awhile ago i visited Mar de Luz in Jaco Costa Rica again and it was as good or even better than my visit before ! The owner remembered me and had all the info a traveler can want. the hotel is just great, nice area, calm street but close to everything you want. (Beach / restaurants / shops / tours etc.) The great thing is that you will get an answer to all your questions, they will tell you where to go and what it will cost so you have youre own traveladvisor right next to you ! What can i tell you about the hotel, only see my rating and everything should be clear to you. Also you may see my earlier review where i couldn't help myself to sum up all the extras the hotel offers you.
So again, i can only say: Don't miss this hotel !
Henny, Arnhem.

Room Tip: Arround the pool are the best deals, but then, they're all arround one off the pools, can't...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights with a group of 26 students with EF Tours. Highlights were the pools, easy walking distance to shopping and restaurants in Jaco, and the large open-air TV lounge where many of the kids gathered at night to discuss the day's events.

Meals were included in our stay and we enjoyed authentic Costa Rican fare as well as spaghetti, fresh fish, pancakes, and eggs for the various meals. The hot food was hot, the cold food served cold. Also, the fresh fruit for breakfast was delicious!

Each and every staff person was friendly and helpful. The kids loved the weiner dogs! This hotel has a very relaxed and comfortable ambiance which was much appreciated after a hustle and bustle day of sight-seeing.

The rooms were clean and fresh smelling. There was a small fridge, microwave, blender, and coffee maker in our room; other rooms were equiped with an efficiency kitchen. The bathrooms were decent sized and we never lacked hot water. The beds were typical for the area - a bit firm, but the pillows were better than other places we had stayed on this trip and the sheets were softer than most. The AC worked great which was a relief with the heat and humidity during our stay! The television worked fine and we were able to find an American news channel to keep updated on what was happening at home.

This is a hotel I would definitely return to in the future!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I really enjoy the hotel Mar de Luz!
Great rooms fair price.......
An excellent staff..............very helpful
and the owner Victor, he is always there!

Located in centro an easy walk to every where in Playa Jaco

Oh yes Hot water.......many hotels do not have hot water Mar de Luz has hot water showers.........aaaah and lots of hot water unlike so many others

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Jaco
#5 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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