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Hotel Balcon del Mar

Bohio Street, Jaco, Costa Rica
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chicago
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel Balcon del Mar is a mixed bag and hard to rate. Let me say first that Jaco was my least favorite place we stayed in our 2 1/2 week trip to Costa Rica and may have tainted my review, but only a bit. The hotel itself is located in downtown Jaco right across from the beach. The beach... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is basically an expensive hostel. The front desk staff was only helpful after we threatened to leave. The people who checked in right before us did leave. The first room we were given didn't have proper locks on the doors and there was no cell service or wifi (first floor). The A/C didn't work in the second room.The pool... More 

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Port Isabel, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We enjoyed this hotel a very much. The location is amazing, right on the ocean, among the few in the Jaco beach town. Large ocean view restaurant serves good food, seafood, South American specialties. You are able to book plenty of tours from the front desk and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A great place to stay.

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Bath
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is in a lovely location the pool is lovely as well when you are not surrounded by badly behaved children screaming and jumping all over you. The wifi in the room is poor and spent more time not working than working and the staff were quite unhelpful. The rooms are lovely and clean with great views.

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Kennewick, Washington, United States
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was my second visit to Jaco, and this time I stayed at the Balcon Del Mar Hotel which was right on the beach in downtown Jaco. Although the location was good and the staff courteous, I can not say much more for this place. No one spoke very good English, although they were kind and friendly. My room was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wow, this place was clean! We had a lovely 3 days in this hotel and truly think we booked the best spot on the beach for the money. Reception was quick and employees spoke English pretty well. They showed me prices in both Colones and US Dollars. Our room was ready and spotless! Linens were new. Our room was on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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84 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I went on this trip with a total of 30+ people. I was impressed at how easy it was for our tour guide to make sure all of us got checked into our rooms. The staff was patient and friendly. Complimentary breakfast was nice, though I'm from the states and I'm used to a certain kind of breakfast, I'm not... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Great hotel located right in front of the beach, we got a room wit a balcony where we could see the the nice pool and the beach. The service and staff were so efficient and nice. It's right in the center of Jaco, so we could walk to different restaurants, stores and walked back from clubs at night without danger.... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Good service, clean rooms, nice pool and beautiful ocean view. Chairs on the beach included as well as breakfast. AC was good in the room. Good location to walk to shops and restaurants downtown. Nothing to complain about.

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Melvin Village, New Hampshire
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had to spend a night in Jaco beach after visiting the Osa Peninsula and Manuel Antonio on the way North to Nicoya. It is located on a little side street, away from the noise main road, right on the ocean. Our room had a nice view of the ocean. We enjoy beautiful sunsets. The restaurant specializes in Peruvian cuisine,... More 

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