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“Family friendly, Safe, 3 Pools, Kitchen available, Good 2nd Choice.”
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Hotel Mar de Luz
Ranked #5 of 40 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We usually stay at Best Western in Jaco because it is right on the beach. So I would say that while the Mar De Luz is very nice ( for Costa Rica ), We use this as a Great 2nd Family Option.

If the beach access is not an issue then they are equal.

You must know that Costa Rica has different standards than the USA. You cant compare the two.
So , for Costa Rica, this is a nice family place. I gave it 5 stars.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a Kitchen.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Dear Todd P.

We appreciate your good comments regarding to our location and familiar environment.
Our staff is engaged to provide the best service and our accommodations to make you feel at ease.

Please come back soon.

Kind regards.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

if you are looking for a pleasant clean and family friendly Hotel this is the one for you. this is not a posh Hotel but it has everything you need clean good service a great breakfast and beautiful grounds right in the heart of the city..you could walk anywhere around the city and to the beach without even stepping into the car.we really enjoyed our stay and the owner was quite charming.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Dear client.

Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers on trip advisor.
We appreciate all the good comments from you, it makes us know that we're making our job correctly.

Thanks also for highlighting our strengths such as the location, the breakfast and others.

Please come back soon.

Kind regards.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We liked this place- best of all it has two swimming pools+ baby pool, and games, all surrounded by green plants, flowers, butterflies, littl dogs of the owner. Veru friendly atmosphere, walking distance to the central street with restaurants. Helpful to have A/C at night, and a small kitchen with a fridge. Although I would recommend to use safety box for a storage of valuables. Breakfast was basic.

Room Tip: we had a room 5 near the game area, in front of the pool- and close to the breakfast.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank IrinaBr
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Dear customer.

It's a pleasure to know that our efforts have achieved the goals in order to satisfy your requirements. Our staff and accommodations are conditioned for providing a top notch service and make your stay one of the best experiences in Costa Rica.

Thank you so much for all your good comments, and please come back soom, it's going to be a pleasure to host you again.

Best wishes.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

The hotel was good for the cost. The staff was nice and helpful. The room was old, the bed was small, old A/C, blender, shower and toilet. The free breakfast was great. The hotel has a play lot and cookout area for the kids to eat.

Room Tip: Get a room on the second floor away from the hot tub because it is noisy when the motor is on.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank roncee12
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Dear customer.

It's a pleasure to know that our efforts have achieved the goals in order to satisfy your requirements. Our staff and accommodations are conditioned for providing a top notch service and make your stay one of the best experiences in Costa Rica.

It's important to mention that we've been working on the rooms structures and now are better equipped.

Please come back soon and find out a new experience at Mar de Luz Hotel.

Kind regards.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

I signed up for trip advisor just so I could write a review of this hotel. The hotel staff here is AMAZING! I got food poisoning from Bar Isaga the day we checked in. I was up vomiting all night and late into the next day. The WONDERFUL people at this hotel allowed my friend and I an extremely late checkout at no charge. The rooms were nice and the pool looked fun, but I only spent time between my bed and the bathroom.


Thanks again guys...

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank BWR119
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Dear Customer.

It was a pleasure to host you. At the same time we are so sorry about the Isaga's poisoned food.

Please, feel free to come whenever you want again, we promise that the experience will be much better.

Take care.

Kind regards.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for ten days, looking for somewhere to chill out. Mar De Luz was the perfect location. It is not on the main road of Jaco, just off it. This means it is a bit quieter but you are still in the thick of it. The perfect location! Staff are beyond friendly and helpful, especially Alex. They helped us sort out transport and various other issues. The hotel itself is built around three swimming pools and has a lovely family atmosphere. Many a day was spent lounging by the pool! Totally recommend this place to anyone thinking of visiting Jaco.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Bay1984
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Dear customer, thank you so much for sharing your good experience at Hotel Mar de Luz in Trip Advisor.

For us was a pleasure to host you, we are more than glad that we accomplished all your requirements. We also want to thank you for highlighting our good location in Jacó Downtown.

Regarding to our staff and their customer service, we all are committed to provide a top notch service for making you feel at ease.

Please come back soon.

Kind regards.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Just awhile ago i visited Mar de Luz in Jaco Costa Rica again and it was as good or even better than my visit before ! The owner remembered me and had all the info a traveler can want. the hotel is just great, nice area, calm street but close to everything you want. (Beach / restaurants / shops / tours etc.) The great thing is that you will get an answer to all your questions, they will tell you where to go and what it will cost so you have youre own traveladvisor right next to you ! What can i tell you about the hotel, only see my rating and everything should be clear to you. Also you may see my earlier review where i couldn't help myself to sum up all the extras the hotel offers you.
So again, i can only say: Don't miss this hotel !
Henny, Arnhem.

Room Tip: Arround the pool are the best deals, but then, they're all arround one off the pools, can't...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Address: Mar de Luz street, Av. Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Garabito Municipality > Jaco District > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#6 Family Hotel in Jaco
Price Range: $75 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mar de Luz 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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Also Known As:
Mar De Luz Jaco
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