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“Most peaceful place” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Amor de Mar
Apartado 24 Cobano, Montezuma, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Montezuma
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Most peaceful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We spent 5 nights in Amor de Mar and enjoyed the peaceful time there very much. I didn`t like Montezuma downtown very much, so I was very happy to have my room a little away from that.

There is a big garden with hammocks and chairs directly at the ocean. Even it`s a rocky area, not a sandy beach, it`s beautiful to lie in a hammock and to look at the sea, to listen to the surf, to watch the birds or the stars at night. It`s just a most peaceful and beautiful place.
The rooms are clean and - as many times mentioned before - made and maintained with much attention to detail.

Since it`s not cheap to stay at Amor de Mar, value for money is ok.

I can definitively recommend this place!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My husband and I spent the last week of Nov at the Amor de Mar and just loved it. It is a very beautiful hotel with lots of attention to detail. The bed was ultra comfy. We stayed in room 5, as we had read good reviews about it and it didn't disappoint. We are early risers and enjoyed sitting out on the balcony watching the sun rise. The peace and quiet was wonderful and the constant sound of the ocean very relaxing. We used the tidal pool a lot. The fridge was very useful for storing beer and wine for those late afternoon rests after a busy day. The walk in to the town is really quite short and there are good restaurants along the way. I hope to return some day.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Hotel Amor de Mar is really nice (especially for Montezuma which is more of a backpacker destination). The owner was very friendly and helpful. I loved how eco-friendly the hotel was. Breakfast was delicious too. The location has its pros and cons. The pros is that it is a little away from town, so definitely quiet. There is also a great area on the property with hammocks and chairs, and a tide pool. On the flip side, the con is that it is a little away from town (but only 10-15 min walk away). Also, the restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, so even if you wanted to stop in for a drink in the evening, that's not possible.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 5, which is on the 2nd floor, with a deck out front, which is great to hang out on...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 October 8, 2013

We really enjoyed our 3-day-stay at Hotel Amor de Mar! The hotel is located directly at the ocean. Directly there it is more like rocks, but the beach is only a 5 minute walk away. You can relax directly at the hotel in beach chairs and hammocks with a beautiful view of the ocean!

Our room was clean and decorated with beautiful little detailing! Not only did it have a fan but also AC.

The first day there was a breakfast buffet, which was delicious. They had homemade bread, marmalade, eggs, yoghurt, fresh fruits, juices, tee, coffee, avocado,...
The other morning we ordered from the menu, which was delicious as well!
There is no restaurant and dinner at the hotel directly, just breakfast, which was not included in the room price though.

What I really liked since I forgot to take a book with me was that they had books and magazines there!
They also have Wifi.

It is a small, beautiful, charming little hotel where you can totally relax! I recommend it 100%!

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located on the beach of montezuma. The rooms are wonderful, big enough and with A/C and the staff is wonderfull! I really love the setting here- across from the ocean on a hammock. A really charming and special place - and it is the off season now

  • Stayed September 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Hotel Amor de Mar was our first stop in Costa Rica for our honeymoon. It was quiet, low key, and pretty close to paradise. We had room number 4 which was sort of above the dining area and had spectacular views of the ocean. The staff had sprinkled petals on our bed with a heart and our initials. It was such a nice touch.

The property was lined with several chairs and hammocks for relaxing. The beach is rocky, so not really a place to hang out/swim but the tide pool "swimming pool" was amazing. The water was clear and I'd guess about 7 feet deep. Spent a morning hopping in and out as the waves came in and it was awesome.

Food was delicious and fresh. We had at least 3 meals there and were pleased every time. The staff was friendly. Carla took special care to introduce herself and speak to us our first morning in town. Amor de Mar does not have dinner but we ate at Restaurant Artistas a short walk down the road. Really really great dinner right on the beach.

Amor de Mar was a wonderful hotel. I would definitely highly recommend it to anybody travelling to Montezuma. Not sure if I would recommend Montezuma, itself though :).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were very happy we had booked ahead since the couple that arrive before us had to be dissapointed since the hotel was fully booked. We stayed in room 10 which was lovely (excellent bathroom that was just rennovated) and offered a great view over the garden and the ocean.
When we walked into Montezuma town we were extremely happy we decided to stay a little bit outside of town (10 min walk) as the town looked a bit "loud".
Make sure to check out Cabo Blanco N.P. when you are in the area.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Apartado 24 Cobano, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Amor de Mar is located on the Pacific Ocean next to the river in Montezuma. Planted in a natural paradise, a few miles from the Cabo Blanco National Park. Our hotel offers 9 cozy and individually styled rooms and two beach villas, Casa Luna and Casa Sol, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All the rooms have A/C, private bathroom with hot water and a mini fridge. The beach villas are fully equipped but NOT A/C. All the rooms and beach villas have a safe deposit box and WiFi is available in the hotel property. The hotel is within a five minute walk from the picturesque beach town of Montezuma at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, Central America. ... more   less 
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