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Hotel Amor de Mar
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Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

The owners were really caring and made sure everything was great. The rooms facing the ocean have a terrificly wonderful view, many with private balcony. The rooms facing the road can get a little bit loud with the odd motorcycle going by. The grounds are fantastic, pretty gardens with lots of shade trees and hammocks beside the ocean. The breakfast looked nice, but it's extra so we did our own little picnic on our private balcony instead.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank juicybig
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Amor de mar is an amazing place, the grounds are stunning the sunrise is perfect. I love the fact there's hammocks and chairs thru out the property and a beautiful river that runs into the ocean which can be quite refreshing. extremely clean and unique in its style. They really put effort into having the feel of being one with your surroundings. Its truly a nice 5 minute walk from town and to be honest its the perfect place to give you that balance, it doesn't get any better from getting to the waterfall, its right in front of the path just across the street. If you want to be close to the ocean, river, waterfall with the best grounds in Montezuma. than there is no point in trying to find another place save the grief. Most of the other beautiful spots are up into the hills and trust me there all a good a hike, do the hike once and you'll know, one thing is if you have a ride (4 wheeler or car) than you may want to check out some cool spots up in the hills, I stayed in room #9 and it was perfect. I had my own porch with tropical gardens surrounding, two lounge chairs a table and a hammock chair.

Pura Vida

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JayP2
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I wrote this before but it did not show up,that is why it appears so late.
This is one of the finest pension style hotels we have stayed in so far (of all vacations,Europe,South America etc..). We stayed for 16 glorious nights through the Christmas holiday. Two different rooms,one downstairs and one up. Both fantastic.
The wildlife around the hotel is wonderful,monkeys,iguanas,birds,rooster and the resident dogs. HELLO CELINE!!!!!
The grounds are immaculate and embrace everything that is true of Costa Rica. The design and running of the hotel is to be honored. They have adopted an obligation to the environment,the community. This is all very evident in the ecologically sound practices that you can see every day. Right down to being able to refill your water bottles,with filtered water (for a minimal charge) to help save on the plastic usage and trash issues. All the rooms have art from local artisans and the food is all from local distributers.
The exteremely happy staff and the great reputation speaks volumes on the community efforts. This is a boutique pesion hotel on the edge of the jungle in Costa Rical,not a luxury all-inclusive resort or a hostel. I have read other reviews that were negative and can honestly say that those travellers did not know where they were or what this place is all about. It is in the heart of rural Central American paradise. The ocean in the back,swimming hole to the right and the jungle out front......HEAVEN!!!!!
I am from New York and the Best Western a few miles away is $139.00 a night and it looks over a parking lot and a shopping center. If you want an oceanview by me......I go east 2 miles and pay 400.00 a night. So I was super happy with my bill when we checked out. It was a bargain by my standards.
Our experience was outstanding,we were comfortable and safe. We had an excellent holiday and want to thank Amor de mar for making that possible. (Bring comfortable shoes and a spritz of bug spray...be sensible...its the edge of the jungle!!!)
If you are in Montezuma...don't miss this place...if there are no rooms,have breakfast or lunch...the food,service and atmosphere is great!!!!! Brunch on Sundays ROCKS!!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank irishrover64
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We recently spent six nights at Amor de Mar – it was a spectacular finale to our time in Costa Rica. Undoubtedly, Amor de Mar is the best value in Montezuma. It offers beautiful, landscaped grounds complete with hammocks and cozy lawn furniture. The room was clean, comfortable, and stunning thanks to the beautiful wood finishes, unique light fixtures, and stunning ocean view – and the bathroom had been freshly remodeled (it was the nicest bathroom of our trip – no question).

The staff was top-notch and eager to help us plan activities, to make sure we made the most of our time in Costa Rica. Ammi and Carla were especially helpful – even talking Zuma Tours into picking us up at our hotel on our departure day, so we didn’t have to drag our luggage into town. We supremely enjoyed our massages by Barbara. If you’re looking to relax be sure to book a massage with her, and you’ll be treated to a cozy massage “cove” under the palm trees, next to the beach. It doesn’t get much better than that.

O, and the breakfast! We had breakfast at the hotel every morning, enjoying a wonderful, organic feast each day – homemade bread with peanut butter and banana, huevos rancheros with gallo pinto, fresh fruit plates and smoothies. They have a fabulous brunch buffet on Sundays. If you’re looking for a memorable trip to Montezuma, please be sure to stay at Amor de Mar – you will have a sensational experience! (And be sure to take a dip in the tide pool!)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank FortifiedBySun
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

The moment we entered the reception area at the Amor de Mar, we felt like exclaiming "This is what we came all the way down here for". A green lawn streches to to the palm tree fringed shore and dotted with hammocks and sling chairs.Photography alone can not give this vista justice. We booked the highly recommended Room 5 on the second floor, which enjoys a corner balcony. A great place to sit and savor the sound of the crashing surf. The rooms are air conditioned, which I thought we would not need but believe me-you do. Be advised that the ADM does NOT have a beach in front, just volcanic rock.. However, it does have a tide pool that functions as a very unique and refreshing swimming area. The town of Montezuma lies a comfortable 10 minute walk away north along the road. Karla and Ammi are gracious, hands on hosts and full of useful advice that helped guide us through this rather eccentric part of the country. They serve breakfast and lunch on the premises, and the breakfast we ate there was top notch. The wi-fi worked reasonably well. After walking by some of the other hotel/guesthouses around the town, we are more than satisfied that we made Montezuma's very best lodging choice.

Room Tip: Room 5...Room 5...Room 5
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank krokro
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