i went back to this hotel anticipating that it would be better, not worse! It is still a cute little hotel with a great location and excellent staff. The room I had has a great view of the ocean and you can still go to the rooftop for sunsets, although the jacuzzi there is now empty and most of the furniture is also gone. This place has so much potential; the pool is awesome and the courtyard is really lovely. The location is excellent; a short walk onto the main street of Jaco, right on the beach, and a 360 view of jungle and ocean from the rooftop. I got a different room than I requested and then they confirmed, but it was fine, other than air conditioning only in the bedroom, but it ended up being sufficient. The restaurant is now closed, other than for breakfast, and they did not inform me of that when I booked or after; I went there partially because they had some of the best food ever the previous year. The website still indicates that they have fine cuisine and a rooftop jacuzzi. There still aren't phones in the rooms, which was a bit of a pain. The TV was good, lots of channels, the shower had good water pressure although there was only hot water half the time (didn't much matter, the water was room temperature and it was hot out- the last thing I really needed was a hot shower) The beds and window coverings need to be replaced but were sufficient. I really hope the current owners put some money into this little character hotel instead of tearing it down and building more condos; it's owned by Daystar owners are far as I know. It would be a shame to do that, i recommend this hotel regardless of it's shortcomings; it's a great value and is a very quaint place to stay with staff who is eagerly trying to please even though they have been given some issues to deal with daily.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This small 15-room hotel is a classic! The sea, the surf, the beach, the palm grove, the hotel-it is just as you might imagine a small unique tropical beachfront resort should be. The “Songs of the sea” is a quiet and cool oasis amidst the busy Jaco town scene, with each room’s small deck looking out over the ocean or on the lush gardens surrounding the pool. The hotel is built in Tropical Spanish Colonial style and the fully equipped rooms are spacious and quiet. It is the one place in Playa Jaco that combines the convenience of central location with beachfront location. Wake up to a delicious fresh fruit and buffet breakfast under the thatched roof of the beach side restaurant, then wander down to the beach for some sun and surf. If it gets too hot, retreat and cool off by the pool and Jacuzzi or catch up on your reading in the breezy elevated thatched roof tree house while you enjoy the view below. We have a small gourmet restaurant for lunch and dinner, and our Costa Rican chef serves international gourmet and or local food. Also enjoy our Tapas Bar terrace and Jacuzzi on the third floor with a spectacular view over the ocean and green mountains where you can enjoy the spectacular sunsets of the Pacific Ocean. We also do weddings and special events. We are committed with national sustainability programs and protecting the environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canciones Del Mar Boutique Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco