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Hotel Mar de Luz

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

While this hotel has very large apartotel rooms and lovely swimming pools, the common areas are shabby. The bedspread was stained. The remote for the A.C was inoperable. The shower was at best a dribble. Other family members travelled with us and had their own room . Their experience was similar.

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Long Beach, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

My husband and I like to stay in the $100/night category while traveling throughout Central America and have had great experiences. All of the other hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica (i.e Amor de Mar in Montezuma) were very well kept with excellent service and attention to detail. This hotel was simply horrible. We spent 5 miserable days and... More 

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Velp, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

Owner Victor is a friendly and helpfull guy. The rooms have "" all you need". Nice pools, friendly receptionists; free internet. The hotel is just outside the busy centre of Jaco, but close enough to reach that on foot. Rooms are cleaned every day. Breakfast a little meagre. Ton Noppert - The Netherlands

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St. Bees
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

This is a special thank you for Victor our Host and Hotel Owner. He could not have looked after us on our short stay in January 2011 any better than he did. He saw to our every need with consumate ease and geniality. I would highly recommend this Hotel to any one staying in Costa Rica. Jaco is a very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

if you are staying for a short time, this would be the place for its location - few blocks from beach and downtown strip...no frills....locals stay here...lots of kids in the pool. Clean standard rooms and receptionist Carla is very helpful....that made a difference. Thanks Carla!

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Terni, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

Of the 10 or so hotels we stayed in during our two-week tour of Costa Rica, Mar de Luz was hands down the worst. Neither my partner nor I slept well for one reason: humid, musty, moldy air. I kept waking up and hoping that morning would come so I that I could start breathing healthy fresh air again! Other... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

After a long journey we arrived at the hotel which we both had booked and paid for about six months ago. Faced with an arrogant hotel receptionist who simply notes that there are no rooms and that nothing is booked in our name. We showed her the receipts, etc for the booking which was totally ignored. Out of pure greediness... More 

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Victor-MardeLuz, Owner at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this review

Hi, It is evident that the guest who wrote this complaint was understandably upset. Whether “greed” was involved remains debatable, particularly when the hotel did not charge the party of 8 people for their first night´s stay. The writer admits that party was arriving one day later than originally booked but had advised the hotel accordingly. There evidently was an... More 

Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

During this holiday-season we stayed at the Mar de Luz hotel in Jaco Costa Rica. Our kids really loved the pools. There are several pools and one off them is a very shallow one so my youngest had a ball ! George, our 10 year old enjoyed the 2 deeper pools and the ping pong tables while our oldest of... More 

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Arnhem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

Never found a hotel set up with all the amenities and more for this kind of price. King size bed, TV, Fridge, Hairdryer, Micro Wave, Coffee Machine, Aico, Oysterizer, glasses, coffeecups, dishes, knives, spoons, forks, phone, internet, big shower, hangin closet, lay closet, big sitting area with couch, table, big chair, sink with counter and mirrow, dressing mirrow, a porch... More 

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

Jaco has few redeeming qualities but the Mar de Luz is definitely one of them. It is marketed as a place good for families ("No drugs or prostitution") and this makes it a very peaceful refuge from the rest of Jaco craziness, and also good for couples. So if you are into the party scene, this hotel is not for... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Hotel Mar de Luz you will find an oasis of peace where you can relax after a day of discovering the many attractions of the area. Only a few steps from the hotel a long, sandy beach allows for many activities and where ocean waves have invited surfers from all over the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Mar de Luz

Address: Mar de Luz street, Av. Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $75 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mar de Luz 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Mar De Luz Jaco
Mar De Luz Hotel
Hotel Mar De Luz Costa Rica/Jaco
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#6 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#7 Family Hotel in Jaco
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