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Review of Hotel Amor de Mar

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Hotel Amor de Mar
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
“Love It”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2011

I'm a multiple-return visitor to Amor de Mar. Here's why: This fantastic ocean-front property has an amazing hammock-filled garden that makes me never want to leave the hotel. The staff are a fabulous blend of friendly, helpful and efficient. And the breakfasts in the restaurant are consistently fresh and tasty. There's a variety of rooms for different budgets. Our favourite is Rm 5. Amor de Mar is a perfect place to unplug, unwind and recharge.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2011

If we were to paint a picture of what a tropical paradise would look like, we would paint Amor de Mar! The green lawn stretches from the dining patio to the lava rock boundary of the sea. Guests are invited to laze about in their choice of hammocks and reclining chairs. A complete breakfast menu and plenty of hot coffee are available every morning. The attention to detail is priceless, with hibiscus blossoms in the morning and tea lights in the evening. The rooms are clean, the service courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank selma1202
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Oakland, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2011

It's a wonderful location, the place is very cute, very clean, very professional. We read about the upstairs rooms with the balconies, but of course so did everyone else, so they were already booked way in advance. We settled on room #8 instead, a nice big downstairs room with A/C. Beautiful and all but...

Something about the walls and floors of this place turns room #8 into an amplifier and echo chamber for every single step anybody takes upstairs. And not just the room directly above us -- an entire building of people walking around ends up sounding like a herd of drunk buffalo, constantly, late into the night, early in the morning, throughout the afternoon. And it's not like there's a bunch of wild partying kids up there, just a bunch of nice mellow couples in their 30s, 40s, 50s. But just from going up and down steps, to the bathroom, etc, somehow it ends up sounding like a bunch of REALLY loud slamming and banging. We live in the city and are accustomed to some noise. But this banging shakes the walls and wakes you up over and over. We have not got much sleep since arriving here.

Too bad, cause it's otherwise a really great spot, with the lawn and the hammocks and the breakfast and the friendly staff. But lack of sleep makes us grumpy!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank secretprocess
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2011

My husband and I stayed here as part of our trip through Costa Rica. Out of all the hotels we stayed in this was for sure the most rustic. No air conditioning in the room so it was hot at night which made it hard to fall asleep. The windows were only screens which made it noisy. It was nice for a while, listening to all the jungle noises and the ocean. But the howler monkeys are LOUD and kept me up much of the night. The bathroom had no door, just a curtain, and was very small. The room itself was quite small also, but it was pretty clean. Just older and seemed to need some updating in the bathroom, esp. the shower. Our room did have a huge wrap around deck which was great to sit on and play cards or read at the end of the day.
The hotel staff is very nice and very helpful. The hotel is across the street from the train that brings you to Montezuma Waterfall. The grounds are beautiful and they are right on the ocean. My husband enjoyed swimming in the tidal pools. We were able to walk around on the beach from the hotel and it was a very relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is also very close to town. We just walked into town for lunches and dinners and there were plenty of choices. And the food at the hotel was delicious too. The town of Montezuma is great. Quirky and fun and a nice change from some of the more touristy spots.
For the price, location, and friendly staff the hotel is great.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IMAworldtraveler
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2010

This year we chose Costa Rica as our winter location. Please read our forthcoming reviews from small B and B s to 5 star resorts....

This hotel has exceeded any expectation. It is perfect. Perfect. It has fitted our tastes like a glove.

We only spent 60 a night, but still have dreams about the details of this excellent location. Great art everywhere... Where ever you turn there is a jar of freshly cut exotic flowers.... Great rooms, all so personal and real... Great sea view, beautiful grassy field and landscaped gardens to the sea..

Breakfast was not included, but very reasonably priced. A selection of home made jams, and if you feel more hearty, try the yellow cheese fresh bread which is baked freshly on the premises with thinly sliced spring onions... YUM!

The thought of detail of this location is ever present. It is those little extra s that take a lot of time, are not bombarded about, but show to the detailed eye.. The fresh brewing coffee - brewing at five in the morning, for you to poor when you feel like it - . The extended library on the first floor, I mean, where do you find Armistead Maupins latest hardback just for you to read?

The female staff of this paradise make you feel welcome, and have the sense of leaving you alone and private, while still ensuring all is well.

Been all over, from Indian huts to 5 star resorts, but it s been a long time ago meeting such generosity and creativity in hospitality.

Yes. It is just perfect.......

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fernie BC
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2010

This was our second stay at Amor de Mar. We adore the location, ocean views, and the relaxing atmosphere, 5 minutes from busy town. The hotel is charming, the rooms rustic and comfortable. The only complaint we had was the outdoor hammocks and lounge chairs by the ocean could stand to be replaced (moldy and stained) and the termites had done some damage the building since our trip there last year.
Great place to relax, and very romantic.
Staff mostly kept to themselves, with the exception of Ammi, who was wonderful.
We plan to go back again next year.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynnkubi
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2010

I stayed for three nights with friends and family in the two beach houses. They are so incredible nice and we all had an unforgettable time there. You can see how much love people put into the rooms and every single detail.
The quality of service depended on the person that was there, but all in all helpful and friendly.
And they have selfmade delicious bread for breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gedankensnack
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Property: Hotel Amor de Mar
Address: Apartado 24 Cobano, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Amor de Mar is located on the Pacific Ocean next to the river in Montezuma. Planted in a natural paradise, a few miles from the Cabo Blanco National Park. Our hotel offers 9 cozy and individually styled rooms and two beach villas, Casa Luna and Casa Sol, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All the rooms have A/C, private bathroom with hot water and a some rooms have a mini fridge. The beach villas are fully equipped but NOT A/C. All the rooms and beach villas have a safe deposit box and WiFi is available in the hotel property. The hotel is within a five minute walk from the picturesque beach town of Montezuma at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, Central America. ... more   less 
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