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“Weekend Stay”
Review of Hotel Mar de Luz

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Hotel Mar de Luz
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Weekend Stay”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Perfect location just outside the centre of Jaco, everything you need is within walking distance. Especially the fresh juice bar on the corner of the main street. The hotel facilities aswell as the room were all nice and clean. The owner was very helpfull with any question and had some nice suggestions for activities and good restaurants in town. Choice of breakfast was diverse.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Maxim W
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this review, July 8, 2017
Dear guest,

From all Mar de Luz staff, we thank you so much for sharing your good opinions with others travelers on Trip Advisor.

It was a pleasure for us having you as one of our guests. We are always working on giving the best service and the most accurate information.

Thanks for highlighting our good location. Hope to see you soon again.


Best regards.
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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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2 Thank Bladen V
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this review, July 9, 2017
Dear Bladen.

We appreciate that you let us know how did you feel while staying at Mar de Luz Hotel. Thanks in advance for highlighting our location and the rates it makes us know that we are performing a good job.

Hope to see you soon at Mar de Luz Hotel.


Kind regards.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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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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2 Thank Marc G
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this review, July 9, 2017
Dear Marc.

It was a pleasure to host you. We have to say that we've improved too many things at the Hotel thanks to the trip advisor comments. Our installations have changed a lot to make our customers feel at ease.

Thank you for highlighting our familiar environment, location and accomodations. Please feel more than welcomed whenever you want to come back.

Best regards!
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iowa
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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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4 Thank cmw133
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this review, July 9, 2017
Dear customer.

We are so happy that you enjoyed our installations. For us it's a pleasure to serve and provide a top notch service.

Thanks in advance for highlighting our accomodations and our location. Feel more than welcomed whenever you want to come back.

Hope to see you soon at Mar de Luz Hotel, Jacó.

Kind regards.
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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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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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear guest.

We appreciate that you took part of your time to let us know how did you feel at Hotel Mar de Luz. It's very important for us to make our guests feel comfy and satisfied.

Thanks in advance for highlighting the location and installations. Remember that we will always be willing to provide the best quality to our customers.

Please come back soon.

Kind regards.
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear customer.

Thank you so much for telling us about your experience at Mar de Luz, Jacó.

It was a pleasure to have you here as our guest. I'm so happy that you liked our rooms.
We emphasize in creating big rooms in order for our customers to feel comfortable and bring their families to join this good experience too.

Since we like to take care of our customers we know that the location of Hotel Mar de Luz is a good spot for being far away from the noise of the town but at the same time close enough to walk downtown.

Thanks in advance for highlighting our strenghts and we hope you to be here soon again.


Best regards.
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Veikkola, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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Thank Mika G
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Frainer-Ch, Director Comercial at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Mika G.
Thank you for letting us know how your experience at Mar de Luz was. We'll take this comment as something to get better and fulfill our customers expectations.

Please come back soon, we grant that you won't have any inconvenience.

Kind regards.
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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:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#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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