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Review of Hotel Mar de Luz

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Hotel Mar de Luz
Ranked #8 of 44 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“It be good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Close to centre, but down a side street so no noise.

Family hotel so pools busy with people playing.

Rooms very big with space to relax, downstairs rooms I think have full kitchen facilities, ours had lots off cooking related stuff but we did not use them.

Breakfast good start to the day, but my egg was very salty, so next day I asked for no salt and was fine.Breakfast doesnt end really early unlike at some places.

Check out at noon which is as good as we found in Costa Rica. Staff very friendly and helpful. For the price paid this was the best value hotel we stayed at on our trip. The bed was not small unlike most other places we stayed in the country. Pillow was a bit small and soft, so had to ask for another one, there was also a lack of hooks to hang clothes/towels on, so we drapised stuff over the various furniture items.

We arranged a private transfer to SJO airport at a price very similar to a shared shuttle service for 2 people, which was a pretty good deal and saved messing about with buses. We came from Quepos by public bus which was easy, cheap and less than 2 hours.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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2 Thank TimmyWs
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Perfectly located (everything nearby without any Jaco night noise). Nice, spacious rooms that are either partly or fully equipped. The Dutch owner is very nice as was the rest of the staff. Nice pools and if traveling with kids: they have a big playground.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Geeskew
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Hotel Mar de Luz answered all of our expectations!
the hotel is located in a quiet street about 70 mt from the main road and a short walk to the main beach of Jaco.
the rooms are big and fully equiped, has a nice balcony to the pool, hot water, wi-fi and a/c, really comfortable and clean.
the staff was very nice and helpful and made us feel welcome!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lital H
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

This place is unique, because everyone has personal access to the owner, a smart, ethical European and seasoned hotel owner. There are no granite countertops, or marble floors here; instead you'll find a hospitable, safe, well located place that makes you feel at home.

Stay here and you will wish for more accommodations with owners on the premises, and fewer chain hotels with corporately trained staff.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank M L
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Florida, null, United States
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88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Third trip back to Victor's fine establishment and we were not disappointed. Only spent. 3 days but staff helpful as always.
Every time we come, we see there is been new additions and updating of the facilities

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 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
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1 Thank Bahamaer
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Padova
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

It is a very nice place to stay, very well located. BUT...there is a sign when you enter saying something along the lines of "this is a family hotel, no prostitution and drugs are allowed". Great in principle, but it means that you'll be awaken by a number of kids playing, swimming and screaming in the swimming pool.
I wish I had known this prior to booking the room, but it wasn't stated clearly. If your scene is not a family trip and maybe want to sleep an hour longer in the morning, I'd recommend finding a sleazier hotel. Staying at a sleazy hotel doesn't automatically make you sleazy...

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 2 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
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JazzRico
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New Hampshire
Level Contributor
49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

It was part of a package deal with American Airlines A couple of block from the beach, very well located, almost the center of town. three swimming pools and a jacussi.
Breakfast was included, it was OK. After 6 days though we could have eaten something a little more tasty. The owner who is Dutch was very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ArmelleBriel
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Additional Information about Hotel Mar de Luz

Property: Hotel Mar de Luz
Address: Mar de Luz street, Av. Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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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Also Known As:
Mar De Luz Jaco
Mar De Luz Hotel
Hotel Mar De Luz Costa Rica/Jaco

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