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Hotel Pochote Grande
Ranked #21 of 41 Hotels in Jaco
Anchorage, Alaska
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
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“Wonderful place!!”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Stayed here in November 2012. Right on the beach, a/c, fridge, pool and right on the beach. I could hear the ocean from my room if all was quiet.
The staff was friendly and provided me with information about safety in the area and good places to eat. The house keeping was great and very through. Everything was kept clean and the grounds well maintained. I felt safe as a single female traveler.
The kitchen was affordable and they would make me anything I asked for. It was the low season so there weren't many guests around. I was able to check in early and check out late at no extra cost. I would go here again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Nerja, Spain
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160 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Glad to see the Hotel is still kept up the great service of Manfred(Max) and his employees.

The travelers photos are exactly how we found it way back then.

The food was delicious and Max really made sure that everyone was happy, well done.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Friendly owner, helped us with breakfast and getting us glutenfree food which was really very friendly. Nice pool. Basic rooms, clean, right next to the beach. A bit too far to walk to the city.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Great little hotel right on the beach with a lush tropical courtyard and pool. Excellent security too. The rooms are simple and clean.

  • Stayed February 2012
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

Thankfully we only booked for 1 night. No service at all, Securityguard with a gun was needed to watch our car. Filthy very fat German owner didn’t care about anything except his beer. We felt very unsafe here. Didn’t even try the included breakfast or pool.

Would not advise to go here.

It could be because we were here in low-season August, but we were glad we could leave after 1 night.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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San Jose, California, United States
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

If you remember old fashioned customer service and yearn for genuine guest care, this is the place for you. I am not talking about the rehearsed training the majority of the staff gets at big name places; I am talking about truly caring for you but not being overwhelmed type place. Excellent food, I mean yummy good and good prices. Although we didn't get a chance to try it, other guests raved about the Bar-B-Q. At arrival, we were greeted and offered dinner. Manfred (the manager) recommended the fish -FRESH- we jumped at the opportunity and were presented with what I can described as the best fillet of fish I have ever tasted. Perfect seasoning, beautiful golden crust on the outside and buttery-melt on your mouth inside. Just superb. The French fries were identically good, golden brown and delicious. You can tell they change the fryer oil often. The veggies were wonderful, too. Jaco has many options for food, and we try some of them, but none of them compared to the great quality of the Pochote Grande kitchen.
The Hotel is quite charming. Rooms are basic but comfy; A/C works great, it has a couple of beds, small closet, small fridge, and 1 bathroom/shower. You didn't come to the beach to stay in the room, right? But don't get me wrong, they are clean and nice. They all have a patio or balcony, ask for the 2nd floor, they have a bit more privacy and they are a good place to hang out with your fav mag or book or some friends and a couple of cold ones. The staff keeps the rooms super clean. The grounds are awesome, very lush with vegetation and trees. Talking about the trees, the Pochote (700 yr old tree) is something to admire. Hotel is right on the beach on the quiet side of the town, we can hear the parties going on in the distance at night, but not loud enough to disturb the peacefulness of the place. Many families here, and some couples. The pool is large enough to allow some playing time, but small enough to be cozy and make new friends.
My son left his Teddy Bear behind. We just called Manfred; he found it and immediately sent it in a package via bus the next day. We picked it up at the bus stop in San Jose. We wanted to pay him for the cost and trouble but he just said that next time we come we can take care of it. When is the last time that happened to you? He bent over backwards to accommodate us and his easy going style made us feel at home and relaxed. Manfred, you betcha we will be coming here again and again, and we will be spreading the word around to everyone we know. My dad also loved the place and he belongs to AGECO, I am pretty sure he will be coming back and spreading the word as well.
We came with friends and we all think this is the perfect place for the family, or couples looking for some "me" time. Or maybe a group of old friends. In any case, if you're looking for something good, nice, and not expensive, this is the place for you.
So, if you were like me, reading all the reviews and making sense of it all, take it to heart, you will not be disappointed if you choose Pochote Grande. And if you surf like us, walk to gate and you're in the beach, a few more yards and you're in front of a peak that breaks both ways. What else can you ask for? Loved this place. Old charming customer service, clean and top notch food. You guys rock! Keep it up!

Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms have more privacy and you can't beat the balcony.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Super clean rooms. North end of beach away from busy area. Beautiful plants, trees and flowers on grounds. Restaurant has good food and a great bartender. Not a large resort hotel and a nice mixture of people from all over stay there. Each room has a patio or a balcony/deck area. We could see the ocean from ours through the palms.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Pochote Grande
Address: Pochote Street, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pochote Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, family-owned hotel with 24 rooms, seeking to attend each guest individually. We are proud to have a lot of happy, frequently returning guests. We have a privileged location with direct access to the beach. We represent an excellent alternative for those who are looking for relaxation and tranquillity away from big tourist centres. We are located at the quiet northern end of Jaco beach. Nevertheless alternative entertainment is only few minutes away: CROC`S Casino Resort is located across the street, and the centre of Jaco is only a 15 minute stroll away, offering all kinds of amenities. ... more   less 
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