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DoceLunas Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Quebrada Seca | 400 M Este from Costanera, Jaco 4132, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Most comfortable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Traveling through costa rica DoceLunas is a must stay if your in Jaco. Having all the amenities a city has to offer it's tucked away just a few minutes cab ride"literally two minutes"just enough so you feel secluded. I stayed in three different rooms and all were very comfortable, and each one with its own stylish decor "many of witch is done by local artist " Every thing served from the restaurant was top notch,drink specials delicious,and the pool is so nice it's easy to lounge mornings into afternoons."So be carful" My only regret is not staying longer.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Henderson, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I've been to Jaco on about eight different occasions over the years and Docelunas is not just my favorite resort in the area, but my favorite in the country.

The thing I love about this place is that it's just outside of town (a 10 minute walk or $2 cab ride) but is a private, quiet, tropical paradise. The grounds are amazingly beautiful and must employ several groundskeepers just to maintain it. It's the prettiest spot in the area.

I often travel to write and found the resort peaceful and inspiring. The room was great with a large work area perfect for my purposes. I very much loved the convenience of the nearby town while still feeling while at the resort that I had "gotten away from it all."

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Alberta
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Second time staying at Doclelunas and no disappointments.
As a group, we held our annual general meeting at the hotel. First time we used the meeting room which was good even though the group was a few too many for the size, but overall we were pleased.
This year we used the bar area which was like having a meeting outside, that was excellent.
For any group of travellers,this hotel is ideal in all categories. For those who just want a place off the main tourist route where you can feel like you are in the jungle but not isolated, then this is the place to be. About a 20 minute walk to the beach or a cab ride for a couple of dollars.
The walk is great, no apparent dangers on the trip to the beach.
Pool area and grounds are well maintained, rooms are large with large bathroom. Layout is a square court with pool at the front and bar/restaurant at the back. Wifi improved second time but still needs some more improvement. Price is reasonable for room and restaurant. Tour guides will pick up at front desk; you get to sit and relax in open lobby while waiting.
Hotel has a gated entrance to parking lot with 24/7 security. Staff work hard to understand what your needs are even though their English may be limited. Booking was easy through their internet website and any adjustments after booking was easily handled by the manager in emails.
On behalf of Costa Esterillos Estates, we congratulate Hotel Dolcelunas on their facility and services.

Room Tip: All rooms are good location. There is one section that has a second tier, so if stairs are a problem...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

I spend quite a bit of time on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica, between Jaco, Uvita and Manuel/Quepos. Jaco I typically avoid like the plague- except for Doce Lunas. See, Jaco has the main drag and beach areas which are close ( walking distance or quick cab) but the real advantage is this hotel is set just outside all the hustle and bustle of Jaco. So for me, it's all the benefits and conveniences but NONE of the noise, activity, detractors that one might find in downtown Jaco. It's like being in another world, with old growth trees ( try finding one of those in Jaco central), lush landscaping, and the pool is OFF THE CHAINS. Not to mention, the staff rock. Honestly they are your friends and will be over backwards to make sure you have the Costa Rican dream stay that you dreamed about. Talk to Chris or Brian or any of the others and they will take great care of you. Oh yeah, bar and restaurant rock too. Thanks for a good time fellas

  • Stayed November 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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Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Amazing grounds with a perfect bar. Great place to listen to music and enjoy wonderful food and drinks. They have a great Friday happy hour with tasty bocas and drink specials. The staff is always awesome and entertaining.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Jaco, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We enjoy Friday Happy Hours at Hotel Docelunas for the following reasons: 1) the grounds are spectacular, it's as if you are at the foothills of the mountains (mainly 'cause you are!), 2) The restaurant bar is inviting and fun, 3) The restaurant/bar staff all speak English and welcome you by name and "care" that you are there, the complimentary "Bocas" are amazing (Chef Manuel is a magician) and make your cocktail/beer that much tastier, 4) most Fridays they have live music (guest musicians are sometimes famous and always talented) and 5) prices are so affordable, we can a few more than planned!!!

When in Jaco, don't miss this place..........They are open everyday of the week and serve three meals a day, so if Friday is not the day you there, stop in anyway!!!! Ask for Diana or Chris (the owners), they'll take great care of you.

I had the pleasure of staying there overnight this past summer and the room was beautiful. The bathtub was the size of a small pool and the amenities abundant..........can't say enough good things about the place.............GO, ENJOY, tell them ANGELA sent you!!!

Room Tip: Tell them what special occasion, if any, you are celebrating and they will help you make it memorab...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Jaco, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

As someone who lives in Jaco and who has traveled all over the world for the last 25 years, I am glad I found Doce Lunas. It is a study in contrasts. On one side it is in Jaco, a great surf town with a lively nightlife. On another side, once you go through the large metal gates at the entrance you are transported to a magical hotel in the Costa Rican jungle. Chris, the owner and his staff do a great job and I always make it up there for their Friday happy hours as it allows folks to enjoy friends, bocas and cocktails while listening to nothing but the sound of the jungle.

I have introduced many out of town friends to Doce Lunas and have suggested to folks coming down. As a matter of fact, a friend from NYC is coming to Jaco for his 50th birthday next year. The hotel he found (and booked) on his own? Yep, Doce Lunas.

In todays "build everywhere" world, it is refreshing to find a hidden gem like Doce Lunas.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side border on nothing but miles and miles of fields, allowing nothing but peace...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Quebrada Seca | 400 M Este from Costanera, Jaco 4132, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Jaco
#3 Spa Hotel in Jaco
#4 Family Hotel in Jaco
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — DoceLunas Hotel, Restaurant & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DoceLunas is a spectacular Four Star hotel with five acres of tropical gardens at the base of a cool jungle covered mountain. Coatimundi, kinkajou, anteaters, toucans, and scarlet macaws can be seen here. We have a lovely mosaic lined pool with a waterfall cave, a full services spa, and daily yoga classes. Check out our excellent reviews and come join us in paradise! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Docelunas Hotel, Restaurant And Spa
Docelunas Hotel, Restaurant Hotel Jaco
Doce Lunas Hotel
Doce Lunas Resort
DoceLunas Hotel, Restaurant & Spa Costa Rica/Jaco

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