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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
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the spot in Montezuma. It is located a 5 min walk from the main center, and directly across from the waterfall trail head. I was able to slip out first thing in the morning before any other tourist had arrived at the falls. Great food, really clean, and a beautiful well kept garden to relax in. We only stayed for two nights because they were fully booked.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cologne, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is amazingly located just next to a river and the open sea. It is definitely not the cheapest place but worth to stay! Breakfast is served with quality, view and high prices. Overall a very charming accomodation with that special twist of Montezuma.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

During our visit, we had a chance to stay in Room 4 (facing the ocean) and Room 6 (facing the road). Without a doubt, the facing the ocean is the way to go! The room facing the road was noisy and we had trouble sleeping. So, based on Room 4, we would certainly recommend the hotel and would come back. The one thing that I was surprised about was that the breakfast wasn't included given the price of the hotel. Nevertheless, the breakfast and the setting was very good.

Room Tip: Don't choose the room 6 or the ones facing the road if you want to get some sleep.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a small Family owned and operated Hotel. They are incredibly friendly and helpful and Know Montezuma and their part of the Nicoya Peninsula. Right on the sea Beautiful rooms that are Clean and comfortable. The Ocean View Rooms are the best around! Woodwork is beautiful and bathrooms are very nicely done. Restaurant serves Breakfast and Lunch. Plenty of Dinner options 5 min walk into town. Much quieter than the hotels in town. Lots of birds, butterflies and crabs to see! Pet Gripe - I paid cash for coffee each morning and then found I had been charged again for coffee on my breakfast bill!!!!

Room Tip: Pay for the better room we found it to be worth it! I recommend you do not stay in ground level Road...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Casa Sol for 3 nights of our honeymoon. No A/C—although it says on their website that all rooms have it—but they provided a couple of heavy duty fans that kept us cool (enough) at night. Other than that, the hotel is lovely: beautiful house, beautiful grounds, a very good restaurant (breakfast and lunch only), and an easy walk into the small town of Montezuma, which has a number of great places to eat. Our house had a full kitchen, so we were able to stock up on groceries at the market in town. And just across the road is the trailhead for the Montezuma Waterfalls trail: a short hike will deliver you to a beautiful waterfall/swimming hole, while a longer (and seemingly quite dangerous) climb will get you to two more falls (we stopped at the first).

Montezuma is a small but funky little town with some truly fine dining (and a few sodas as well). We particularly enjoyed meals at Organico and Playa de los Artistas. There are beaches up and down the main road through town, and a short (and not too expensive) taxi ride will get you to Cabo Blanco or other nearby attractions.

We would definitely return to Amor de Mar (although we might choose one of their regular rooms that have air conditioning), and to Montezuma.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The property is really beautiful and well maintained. We stayed in on of the free standing private houses. The one withOUT air conditioning. Apparently the only room without air conditioning, which was a little bit disappointing since their website says "All rooms have air conditioning". Our vacation would have been perfect if there was air conditioning--it is VERY humid there.

Everybody who worked there was incredibly nice and accommodating. The restaurant was very good, though I got food poisoning my last meal there. Sort of my fault, since I got one of the fruit smoothies that has ice blended in--my doctor warned me to take precautions against traveler's diarrhea, but I got lax. So be careful to do what all travel sites tell you and don't drink the local tap water or ice. I had a really good salad there the day before with no issues, and my husband didn't have any problems with the food (though he got sick from a meal at the San Jose airport--also probably from the ice!).

You're very close to the town of montezuma, an amazing restaurant--Playa de los artistas, and a waterfall with a great swimming hole. If we went back to Montezuma, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Amor de Mar for 8 nights and loved it!

Our room was well appointed, and offered a private rooftop patio with extraordinary ocean views. The sheets were finest high thread Egyptian cotton, the bed and pillows super comfy. The room had a/c which was nice at night for cool comfort.

The lamps and overall decor throughout Amor de Mar are artworks in themselves.

The team was fantastic, and accommodated all our needs. The breakfasts are outstanding, and were cooked everyday to our wishes, Fresh fruit, eggs any way we liked it, wide selection of beverages.

They also offer a lunch menu which is healthy, delicious and affordable.

Overall, Amor de Mar is a special jewel in the treasure that is Montezuma! We'll definitely stay there again and highly recommend it!

Thanks, Ori, Corina & the Team

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Amor de Mar

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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Also Known As:
Amor De Mar Puntarenas
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