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“Beautiful location, a bit expensive” 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
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“Beautiful location, a bit expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Hotel Amor de Mar is very beautifully situated overlooking the ocean. The hotel is clean and the the service good.
The rooms differ in size and you hear every sound in the other rooms...
Our room was very hot - the a/c did not work properly and the fan made too much noise.

Room Tip: Try to get one of the bigger rooms if you are a family. We stayed in the number 3 and it was too sma...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Hotel Amor de Mar in Montezuma, was one of the most pleasant places we stayed during our four week road trip in Cost Rica. We stayed in ten different places of similarly priced establishments averaging about $ 100 per night per room. Hotel Amor de Mar ranked 3rd both in terms of price and quality. It is perfectly situated, impeccably maintained, and I can recommend it with only one caveat. Most of the establishments in CR quote room rates with breakfast and tax included. Amor de Mar does not. It is not easy therefore to compare rates, and may come as a surprise if one doesn’t ask in advance. One other policy of Hotel de Mar that we found unusual is that when making a reservation, even for the same day, one is charged the full amount, which is, evidently, non-refundable. Neither of these issues, while unusual for Costa Rica, were deal breakers for us. But none of the other establishments we stayed at charged in advance or quoted rates without tax and breakfast included.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have better views.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We booked based on other trip advisor comments. Love the location. Room 7 has a great ocean view and is right outside the small cafe that offers very nutritious and wholesome food...with minimal noise on a large cover porch. The ocean tide pool is an amazing natural feature. Sweet spot for R&R especially in January.

  • Stayed January 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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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed at the hotel over New Year's and had a relaxing, lovely time. We were in Room 5 which was upstairs with a balcony overlooking the back lawn & bay. This room was perfect for us as we spent lots of time in the adirondack chairs with wine that we got from the mercado and kept chilled in our room fridge. The food served for breakfast & lunch was fresh & delicious and I can't get the salsa from the huevos rancheros out of my mind. The staff, Ammi, Eugenia & Carla were all super friendly and helpful. This is simply a delightful place to kick back and unwind. It's right across the street from the entrance to Montezuma Falls and a short walk on the dirt road to the village of Montezuma.

Room Tip: Room 5 has a view and "private" balcony with a view of the water.
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  • Stayed December 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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Vancouver, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

First I want to say, this is an amazing place! The owner is super friendly and the accommodations were on par with other experiences in Costa Rica (not the US ;). We stayed in the 2 story house, which was an amazing space! The house was all custom hand made and so beautifully unique! Gorgeous wood, decor, beautiful large bathroom, lounge spaces, windows, views, everything was gorgeous! The house is basically and indoor/outdoor space, so nice and open and breezy, but also let in a lot of bugs.

The bathroom was open air (I love this!), and huge with lots of counter space and shelves, but the water would cycle between scalding hot and ice cold with short periods of just right to wet and rinse. It didn't seem to matter where the knobs went, that is what you got. the shower head was great (overhead waterfall type), but it was a little comical using it! Also, only one washcloth for 4 of us... Mom got it first :( I'm sure I could have gone up to get another one, but what a pain!

The AC in the lower bedrooms worked in the double bed room, but not in one of the single bed rooms... we were only using it to change in, so no biggie. We didn't try the 3rd room's AC.

There was one window in our main floor room that didn't have a curtain. When I got up in the morning and got dressed, I turned around to a gardener at my window! Ah! I'm not sure what he saw, but it was distressing!

The linens were OK, but the comforters smelled musty on our bed. The bed was not the most comfortable thing (but not the worst!) and the pillows were thin and sad.

The kitchen was well appointed and adorable except the refrigerator was gross on the outside. I'm sure they cleaned it (at least I really hope they did!), but it was corroding from the salt air and years of use. Kind of icky!

The location of this place is stunning, the many hammocks were great! There was a BBQ grill we could have used and an outdoor eating space that was really sweet.

Breakfast in the morning was expensive and not very good. I would skip it next time.

It was an easy walk into the town to eat dinner.

Overall, this was a beautiful piece of paradise and I would totally stay here again if we were to come back, but the little details bring down my rating (bugs, dirty fridge, bi-polar shower temperatures, AC not working in one of the rooms, gardener looking in my room as I'm getting dressed).

Oh, also, when I was checking out, they charged me in local colones, but gave a horrible exchange: $1 to 510 colones instead of the $1 to 500 were were getting everywhere else (convenient math). I looked it up for her and the banks were reporting $1 to 490 even! She offered to charge me in dollars instead, so it worked out, but be careful! Felt like she was trying to scam me... this was not the owner, but I'm not sure what the owner's policies really are.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The hotel's large lawn really sets it apart from anything else in this dusty town. The open style of the main building enhances the view, and the dark colors of the decor help things feel cool out of the sun. The dining area is so pretty. A more full lunch menu might be nice, and it's surprising the restaurant isn't open for dinner, but there is an upside to that: some of the rooms open right on to the dining area, and this way, they aren't bothered by noise at night. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and English is spoken here. I hope to come back some day soon!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Richmond, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was one of the most relaxing places we have ever been - the people there were great - the view was magic - the town was fun -the little crabs that come out at nite visited often - plus the road was not a good place for them - squished-uck - Waterfall - birds - nature - people -
THE BEST

Room Tip: lower level - corner to the East - did not require air condition - windows all the way around -
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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): $
Number of rooms: 11
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 some rooms have 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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