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Hotel Lucy
Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Montezuma
Reviewed May 5, 2014

The staff is incredibly unpleasant and the rooms haven't been cleaned for ages, dust flew from the fan when we first put it on. And on the second night it was raining and the roof leaked and soaked one of our beds, and we were met by a rude attitude from the guy working there. The only good thing I got to say about this hostel is that its a nice ocean view. But if you want a dry and clean place to sleep and a nice staff I would recommend you look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Lucy for two nights. The hostel itself is located few minutes of walk from the village of Montezuma.

It sits right on a rocky beach, which is nice for walking or watching the sea, but probably not very safe for swiming as the waves rode high slsmming against the rocks.

The staff was friendly - especially the ladies who were very smiley and communicative. On the other hand, the young man was sullen and not very friendly and I felt that my presence is almost annoying him.

The place itself looks little run down, but in a charming way... The rooms were clean, but little maintenance and upgrades in the bathrooms could go a long way. Major downside was the absence of electric sockets in the rooms. With several rooms and travellers one could almost draw up a schedule for one of the few sockets available to charge all the phones, cameras and other gizmos.

The hostel also has a WiFi access, fully equipped kitchen and a charming little garden with hammocks by the sea. Definitely recommended for the no frills no nonsense travellers.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
2  Thank Matúš B
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Lucy's. It is cheap (I paid 10$ a night for a dorm bed), relatively clean, close to the beach and waterfalls, it wasn't loud or close to any clubs or loud places, had a kitchen and family atmosphere.
Great choice for the price, would totally recommend.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for two nights, and it was great to have an ocean-front view of the Pacific, and the price was certainly right. We shared a private room with a shared bath and it served our purpose well. The other guests were very loud, however, and at one point I asked the people in the next room to be quiet. The ceilings are open, and sound travels easily. The kitchen and shared bathrooms were rather dirty and in disrepair, but serves a backpacker crowd with low expectations (and budgets!). Not clean or quiet but definitely cost-effective and with lots of hammocks for chillin'!

Room Tip: The private rooms upstairs have two small, single beds, but a bunch look over the ocean!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Leah D
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

we hustled for some locations in montezuma and found this cute little hostel from the road. certainly looked the part, accomodating, clean (albeit no AC) and absolute stunning view on the ocean (oceanfront and private little beach with tidalpools). the room was a bit small but very clean. we had a room close to the road, which was very, very, very loud. as it seems - every single car and ATV of the surroundings is using this stretch of the dirtroad, which makes the location a loud one. the staff and crew was friendly and forthcoming, so our short stay was not due on their behalf, but rather to the unfortunate location of our room onto the road. there is a big kitchen, that could use an upgrade on the pans and plates. other than that, it was ok.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Dave L
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We arrived to Montezuma at noon and had no bookings so we found this place and booked two nights because we were amazed by the proximity to the beach (it is literally on the beach). Anyway after the first night we went away and the lady at the reception gave us the money back for the second pre-paid night. Advice - pay for each night separately on the next day until 11 a.m. - it is possible here and whats more, here, they even recommend it.
So why did we leave? Well, the room had an ocean view, but we could not really open the window (a small one) or the curtain because there was a terrace with a sofa and people were sitting there and charging their mobile phones and chatting almost all the time, even at night when they arrived form some bars so we could hear everything and had no privacy.
Anyway, in the morning we bought some breakfast in the shop nearby (10 minutes from there) and had a romantic breakfast right on the beach (they have tables and chairs there next to the hotel).
This is a place where the time stops. If you only need to sleep somewhere and spend the rest of your day out and have a tight budget, I recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Eva_kvetinka
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Lucy in January 2011. Room was a bit small. Service and friendliness were about average. Location on the beach was good. All in all, for the price, it was okay for one last night before catching a boat taxi to Playa Herradura.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank musicman107
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Address: | Cóbano de Puntarenas, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Montezuma
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Lucy Hotel Montezuma

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