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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
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Our favourite place in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Stayed in Amor de Mar for two nights on our honeymoon and we quickly declared it our favourite hotel and location in Costa Rica. Korina was very friendly when we arrived, and we loved our first room (room 8) with stunning views of the sea and river. The shaded hammocks all over the lawn were excellent, as was stargazing at night without light pollution. We were moved to room 2 on our second night as 8 was already booked. This was smaller but still quite nice.

The look of the hotel is one of the most unique and special things about it, everything is made of beautiful polished wood, or sea shells, and all looks really natural and right for the environment.

It is a short walk into town, and there is a beach a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel in the other direction, which is quieter than Montezuma itself. Amor de Mar is also very well situated for the waterfalls, the first one being only a 5-10 minute walk from the door of the hotel.

Ammi pre-booked our transport to Quepos for us, with a taxi boat to Jaco and shuttle from there, which was much faster and more enjoyable than using the roads!

We highly recommend Amor de Mar - book early as they fill up quickly in popular months!

Room Tip: Room 8 is pricey but gorgeous
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Spent four nights at this b&b. Rooms are lovely wooden cabins. We had a private balcony overlooking the sea. The hammocks in the lawn were amazing. Behind the waterfall. Just needed a pool. Tide pool looked dangerous. Can have better and cheaper breakfast in town.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

We spent 5 nights in Amor de Mar and enjoyed the peaceful time there very much. I didn`t like Montezuma downtown very much, so I was very happy to have my room a little away from that.

There is a big garden with hammocks and chairs directly at the ocean. Even it`s a rocky area, not a sandy beach, it`s beautiful to lie in a hammock and to look at the sea, to listen to the surf, to watch the birds or the stars at night. It`s just a most peaceful and beautiful place.
The rooms are clean and - as many times mentioned before - made and maintained with much attention to detail.

Since it`s not cheap to stay at Amor de Mar, value for money is ok.

I can definitively recommend this place!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

My husband and I spent the last week of Nov at the Amor de Mar and just loved it. It is a very beautiful hotel with lots of attention to detail. The bed was ultra comfy. We stayed in room 5, as we had read good reviews about it and it didn't disappoint. We are early risers and enjoyed sitting out on the balcony watching the sun rise. The peace and quiet was wonderful and the constant sound of the ocean very relaxing. We used the tidal pool a lot. The fridge was very useful for storing beer and wine for those late afternoon rests after a busy day. The walk in to the town is really quite short and there are good restaurants along the way. I hope to return some day.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 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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Thank Heather C
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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Hotel Amor de Mar is really nice (especially for Montezuma which is more of a backpacker destination). The owner was very friendly and helpful. I loved how eco-friendly the hotel was. Breakfast was delicious too. The location has its pros and cons. The pros is that it is a little away from town, so definitely quiet. There is also a great area on the property with hammocks and chairs, and a tide pool. On the flip side, the con is that it is a little away from town (but only 10-15 min walk away). Also, the restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, so even if you wanted to stop in for a drink in the evening, that's not possible.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 5, which is on the 2nd floor, with a deck out front, which is great to hang out on...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We really enjoyed our 3-day-stay at Hotel Amor de Mar! The hotel is located directly at the ocean. Directly there it is more like rocks, but the beach is only a 5 minute walk away. You can relax directly at the hotel in beach chairs and hammocks with a beautiful view of the ocean!

Our room was clean and decorated with beautiful little detailing! Not only did it have a fan but also AC.

The first day there was a breakfast buffet, which was delicious. They had homemade bread, marmalade, eggs, yoghurt, fresh fruits, juices, tee, coffee, avocado,...
The other morning we ordered from the menu, which was delicious as well!
There is no restaurant and dinner at the hotel directly, just breakfast, which was not included in the room price though.

What I really liked since I forgot to take a book with me was that they had books and magazines there!
They also have Wifi.

It is a small, beautiful, charming little hotel where you can totally relax! I recommend it 100%!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Daniela K
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located on the beach of montezuma. The rooms are wonderful, big enough and with A/C and the staff is wonderfull! I really love the setting here- across from the ocean on a hammock. A really charming and special place - and it is the off season now

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Amor de Mar

Property: Hotel Amor de Mar
Address: Apartado 24 Cobano, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Region: 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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