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“Large rooms” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mar de Luz
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mar de Luz street, Av. Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #8 of 45 Hotels in Jaco
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15 reviews
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“Large rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is on a side street which gets you away from the hustle and bustle of Jaco, but leaves you within walking distance of the main street. The room we had was large with two queen beds (and bed drapes!) and a balcony overlooking the pool. Breakfast was a choice of four options (eggs, bacon, rice and beans, and something else), nothing too special. Accommodations were good for the price paid. Pity Jaco itself was nothing special.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night but wish we had stayed the rest of our trip. This cozy hotel offers a very good environment for both families and couples. It is off the main road but close to it, which makes it very quiet and you can get everywhere without taking your car.
The pool has a very good size and it's clean. They also have a resting area with some couches, books, and foosball. The prices at the restaurant are unbeatable and the food not bad. You can even ask them to bring the food to your room.
They should improve the rooms' bathrooms though.
I would say it is the best hotel in downtown Jaco.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hotel is located close to all the action, but far enough off the main street to be quiet. It is an easy walk to the beach and plenty of shopping and restaurants. My room was cool, very quiet, clean, and had a hot shower. It had everything I wanted and more, including a small kitchenette. Very impressed! Would definitely stay again!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed at a great small hotel in Jaco Beach. Breakfast was fantastic - eggs (made to order), bacon, fruit, coffee +,- and was included in the cost of the room. Hotel is about 1/4 mile from the beach, shopping, restaurants, and clubs. But since it is off the main road, the hotel is very quite. The hotel is family friendly and the pools are full with kids early in the day, and parents and couples in the afternoon. The staff is very friendly and helpful in arranging tours and providing directions. My room was a corner room across a small wooden bridge, so I had a lot of privacy. My room was very comfortable and I didn't have any issues with it. You don't need a car in Jaco Beach, just transport from SJO. Everything is close by and many people are out and around.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this small hotel in Jaco gor three days. I wad ver happy with the overall service. The hotel is a two story building but it also has a number of charming individual units. We stayed in an individual unit, very lovely inside. The walls are made of stone liked, thete are picnic table in front of each unit, swimming pool in the middle ad well as a yacuzzi. Both were cleaned and propely , maintained. There is a small playground for toddlers and small children, very safe gor kids. Gardrn is nice , big trees, i saw several iguanas in the tree as I was sitting in the shade in a comfortable chair. My unit cabin was like a studio, the floors were tiled, small kitchen with utensils, charming breakfast table, the matress was comfortable and the
linens soft, actually they felt silky, the bathroom clean, no bathtub but I didnt care as the entire unit felt cozy. I recommend this hotel as it was not expendive, it was safe and not right in the main street which can get noisy at night, the hotel is located one block from the main street, easy access. Petfect for families, staff was helful and friendly. The free breakfast which came included in our tab wad traditional, fresh and ok. We March, and we paid $70.oo per day + tax. No fitness centet, this hotel had only I think one stationar bicycle. Ah, I forgot to mention that the air conditioning works but the ventilation its poor at least in my unit.

Room Tip: I would choose the infividual cabins again, all are located in a good atea.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Veikkola, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Place is good and quiet, perfect for families. No prostitutes and narcotics allowed. Near Jaco centrum, so all was close by walking. Breakfast nothing extra ordinary, but average. Helpful personnel. Big minus is that there was not any water in the room and fridge was warm.

Room Tip: Second floor was ok.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Close to centre, but down a side street so no noise.

Family hotel so pools busy with people playing.

Rooms very big with space to relax, downstairs rooms I think have full kitchen facilities, ours had lots off cooking related stuff but we did not use them.

Breakfast good start to the day, but my egg was very salty, so next day I asked for no salt and was fine.Breakfast doesnt end really early unlike at some places.

Check out at noon which is as good as we found in Costa Rica. Staff very friendly and helpful. For the price paid this was the best value hotel we stayed at on our trip. The bed was not small unlike most other places we stayed in the country. Pillow was a bit small and soft, so had to ask for another one, there was also a lack of hooks to hang clothes/towels on, so we drapised stuff over the various furniture items.

We arranged a private transfer to SJO airport at a price very similar to a shared shuttle service for 2 people, which was a pretty good deal and saved messing about with buses. We came from Quepos by public bus which was easy, cheap and less than 2 hours.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mar de Luz
Address: Mar de Luz street, Av. Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > 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:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#6 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#7 Family Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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
Mar De Luz Hotel
Hotel Mar De Luz Costa Rica/Jaco

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