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DoceLunas Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Quebrada Seca | 400 M Este from Costanera, Jaco 4132, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 42 hotels in Jaco
Miami
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Experience in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing property and amazing service! Stayed here for a business trip and honestly was blown away. Michelle, Rafael and Roney really made us feel at home and management was wonderful to deal with! Highly recommend the Aztec soup and continental breakfast. Yoga class was also top notch and so was pool area. Wonderful array of nature and animals, we even saw monkeys!

Room Tip: I highly suggest the Aztec soup and also renting a car to take a day trip to Manuel Antonio. Memo th...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

As wedding photographer I travel from hotel to hotel and Doce Lunas was one of my favorite places during 2013 weddings. A wedding is not an easy task to arrange and takes lots of planning and Dolce Lunas team did a great work! Amazing is that the owner of Dolce Lunas is always available for the couple and open for any change if requiered! Not many places will provide that flexibility and that showed me that they really care about the wedding day! You can feel that Doce Lunas is working to have everything perfect and under control so the couple can enjoy a great time with their family and friends.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

15 of us stayed here here for an event in october. It was bloody magic! staff were super nice, food awesome, pool was lovely. the location is just amazing. all tucked inside a jungle. no one wanted to leave after our week was up. it took a crow bar to remove a few of the group who seems determined to live there for the rest of their days,. haha.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had a wedding here during the first week of May. 38 of our closest family and friends attended. Brian, one of the hotel owners, did an excellent job in planning the wedding and went above and beyond to make our wedding more than we could have dreamed of. From the day we decided to host our wedding in Jaco, Brian assisted us in every detail, making planning the wedding a breeze. Brian offered several suggestions including florists and photographers to choose from (both were top notch).

Our guests, who have never been to Costa Rica, were beyond pleased with the tucked away location of the hotel, the quality and cleanliness of the rooms, the delicious food, and friendly staff. Brian did an excellent job coordinating our guests’ stays, including transportation from the airport.

We attended a yoga class, at the hotel, that was instructed by Phoebe. There were several beginners in the class and she could not have been more accommodating and helpful in her instruction.

The accommodations were custom to our needs and every effort was made to ensure our stay was a positive experience. If Brian was not on the premises he was never further than a phone call away. Should you be in need of a laid back yet service oriented hotel, DoceLunas is your place.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Very friendly people that make you feel welcome and they are very accommodating. Beautiful property too. Will definitely visit again! Brian went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Just returned from our honeymoon in Costa Rica. We stayed for four nights at DoceLunas in Jaco. This place was completely dead the whole time we were there. The first night we got there we felt like we were in a tropical version of The Shining. The girl who worked the front desk did not speak english well which made it difficult to figure out Jaco and find things to do. We asked for directions on how to get to the beach just to walk on it and view the ocean and she couldn't understand or explain. She kept telling us other hotels to go check out along the beach in Jaco. We almost considered checking out and going to one of these hotels, but we didn't want to go through the hassle. She was useful for calling us a cab to get into Jaco which was another issue we had. This hotel is not on the beach or in the town and there are no businesses around it. If you want to go into Jaco you need to call a cab which costs between $2-$4. It isn't expensive, but it adds up if you are making trips back and forth a few times a day and if you aren't paying in Colones you will get short changed by the cabbies. After a day or two we were able to find our bearings in Jaco and met people who advised us on things to do, but to the other reviewers that say this place has a great concierge service, I have to disagree. Where was this Brian guy that everyone keeps mentioning? The rooms weren't bad. They were spacious and clean, but the overall atmosphere of this place and the lack of direction from the hotel staff was very disappointing.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Excellent large rooms, clean, comfortable beds. Pool and property is semi-secluded, nice and peaceful.Jaco has poorly mantained beach, but water is warm and enterance is pleasant.

Brian, the hotel manager was very supportive in arranging all transportation and restaurant reservations and recommendations. Without his advice and trip management the trip would be less exciting.

Restourant in the hotel serves very basic function and you are better of dining out, ask Brian for recommendations.

Front desk is very accomodating, but make sure they understood you correctly, the English knowledge is very basic.

I will recommend the Hotel, based on room quality and support from Brian.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 DoceLunas Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

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 Business Hotel in Jaco
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Jaco
#2 Spa Hotel in Jaco
#6 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#7 Family Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 Hotel Jaco
Docelunas Hotel, Restaurant And Spa
Doce Lunas Hotel
Doce Lunas Resort
DoceLunas Hotel, Restaurant & Spa Costa Rica/Jaco

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