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“Best place in Jaco!”
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Hotel Mar de Luz
Ranked #4 of 40 Hotels in Jaco
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Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Every time I visit Jaco, this is were I stay! Best prices! This place is perfect! It is close to restaurants, the beach, supermarkets! Thumbs up!! Plus is a family hotel! No drugs, no prostitution, it's a very relaxing hotel! Free parking, free wifi, free coffee! You wont regret it! ☕️☀️

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank sonnycl
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Dear Sonny.

Thank you so much for always choosing Hotel Mar de Luz in Jacó as your best option to stay. We are so glad that you like our installations and accomodations.

Please come back soon.

Best regards.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were booked in here for two nights as part of a tour. This being a beach town, I expected a lot of late night noise. I was pleasantly surprised there was none. The rooms did have air conditioning, most are equipped with a fridge, microwave and hot plate. The was a kitchen sink, that didn't work, and the bathroom sink had only cold running water. The water pressure is annoying when others are bathing. The grounds are beautiful and there are two pools and a hot tub. The staff is eager to please and the food was fresh and excellent. There is wildlife on the grounds so keep your camera ready. The wi-fi is spotty and works better near the office.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Kam J
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Dear guest.

We appreciate all your good opinions and the same time we are sorry for any inconvenience that you had while staying with us. I can say that we've changed plenty of stuff such as the water pressure so I am more than sure that next time that you come back you won't have any issue.

Thanks for highlighting our accomodations and the location.

Please come back soon.

Kind regards.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We drove from Playa del Coco to give a friend a ride to Jaco. We booked the room at Hotel Mar de Luz via phone because our internet was down in Coco. Our expectations were exceeded upon arrival. Our room was ready and as chance would have it Victor the owner was at the front desk. His staff helped us check in and explained everything to us in very good English. The front desk staff took us to our room and introduced us to its amenities. We went out touring around town on foot and were met by very interesting shop owners and locals. Jaco has so much to offer visitors and Hotel Mar de Luz is very convenient for wandering via foot power. The next morning we indulged in the free breakfast. We were greeted by a young lady and shown to a table for two with menus on it. She immediately returned with orange juice and utensils. Coffee is in the corner when you first enter the dining area which we helped ourselves to. The waitress returned to our table and took our order. We were each given a plate of fresh fruit consisting of pineapple, watermelon and papaya before our breakfast arrived. There was more than enough food to satisfy our hunger. The one waitress waited on everyone that came into the eating area with a friendly greeting and a big smile. The area was full but it didn't deter her from being very efficient and courteous. The breakfast was excellent and delivered to us as ordered. Victor stopped by our table when we were finished eating and wished us safe travels. We usually stay at Best Western in Canada, USA and Costa Rica but the Best Western was booked. We are very please with the Hotel Mar de Luz, we will recommend it and return to it.

Room Tip: From our observations all rooms will have great advantages.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank worlds01
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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 soon, it's going to be a pleasure to host you again.

Best wishes.

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We were referred to this hotel and were there for 3 nights. Its quite comfortable. It has two pools, and a jacuzzi and is right off the Main Street in Jaco. We had two rooms. I had a single which had a small kitchen with everything I needed to cook chicken for my dogs and a frid to keep things cool. Each room has a small tv which has some English channels and AC which is needed in Jaco. My friends had a big room with two double beds. They seemed to be comfortable as well. Then owner who is Dutch is friendly, lives on site, and is always wondering around taking care of things. They say in their little booklet "no scandels after 10pm" We were not sure about that. But we enjoyed reading the book about the hotel which needs some help to get it translated properly into English. We had to guess on some things. The breakfast wasn't so good. It was included in the price, but we had to go out to eat breakfast. The choices were minimal and not cooked well. The problem I had was finding out that another guest was paying about $20 less than us. Other than that it was worth it and I would go back again.

Room Tip: I liked the rooms with the rock walls.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank UsaLoveAsia
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Dear customer.

Thank you for your good comments and for highlighting our strengths. Our accommodations are equipped for making you feel at ease and our customer service staff is engaged to provide a top notch service.

We apologize if you had a bad experience at Mar de Luz Hotel, however, is important to mention that we've changed many things since you came.

We promise that the next time you come, you won't have any issue.

Kind regards.

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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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Thank Todd P
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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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2  Thank whitewolf007
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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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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:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#6 Family Hotel in Jaco
Price Range: $77 - $142 (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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Mar De Luz Jaco
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