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Hotel Mar de Luz

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were few guests, so the attention was top notch. The hotel is investing constantly to improve guest satisfaction. I was shown a totally renovated room and "waw" that's a 5-star improvement! I was told that a few others were being completed before long.

Thank Thinkcostarica
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Mar de Luz for a friend and family vacation. The location was perfect as was the owner and staff. A couple on our trip arranged a marriage in CostaRica beforehand. Victor, the owner, made all the necessary arrangements and allowed us to use his beautiful property in Playa Behuco for the wedding. Victor has always... More 

Thank mike k
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have stayed at this location several times within the past 6 yrs. The condominiums are great but the villas offer a true Costa Rican experience. Victor and his staff go over and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. On our early adventure days, the staff arrived earlier than normal just so we could eat breakfast. Days before arriving, my... More 

Thank tomkim1115
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I visit Jaco Beach, Costa Rica every winter ( summer USA ) to surf, relax and explore the country. I love this hotel and it's location...I feel extremely safe and i receive plenty of help from the staff. Even the hotel owner takes time out of his busy schedule to offer suggestions and recommendations on things to do. My favorite... More 

Thank Bill S
Santa Margarita, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The location is only a block off the main drag but is quiet, clean and possess old world charm. Victor, the owner, has spared nothing at making his hotel the nicest place we stayed during our recent trip to Costa Rica ! We loved it so much that we decided to get married there ! We had been told at... More 

Thank Jardine67
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I took a party of 18 to Costa Rica and 13 of us stayed at the Mar de Luz. While the other five in our party secured accommodations in other hotels, my understanding of their satisfaction with their locations was mixed. The 13 of us that stayed at Mar de Luz could not be happier! As North Americans, the 13... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is our second year in this hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is delicious. This is a family friendly hotel. It's very quiet at night. This is our go to hotel whenever we come back to jaco. Best hotel for the money.

Thank william M
Martinez, California
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We arrived to a foreign country only to find that the airbnb we reserved had a lock on the door. We could not get a hold of anyone and we were traveling with our 5 kids and our 2 year old grand baby. The Hotel Mar de Luz provided us with rooms in the middle of the night at a... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

we stayed during a fishing trip to costa rica and the hotel staff greeted us between surfing on their mobile phones. the rooms were really basic. we were greeted in our room by the scratching of raccoons in the attic above the room. we were told they would go to sleep soon !!... at dusk flying ants appeared from a... More 

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Frainer-Ch, Gerente at Hotel Mar de Luz, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I must apologize for the inconveniences which you experienced whilst staying at Mar de Luz. Thank you for having pointed out the various deficiencies because only when I have guest feedback can I improve upon the hotel's facilities. Most of the deficiencies you mentioned can be repaired, others unfortunately not. The animals and bugs are part of the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Kind of a retro funky little place. VERY family friendly -- 2 small pools, small playground. Probably best for families with youngish kids. The rooms were spotless. Spotless. Kitchenette with full size fridge, micro and 2 burner hotplates. Free parking. Porches with tables. Free breakfast was good -- several choices. It's a couple of blocks from the beach. I liked... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Mar de Luz

Address: Mar de Luz street, Av. Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $101 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mar de Luz 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Mar De Luz Jaco
Mar De Luz Hotel
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#6 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#7 Family Hotel in Jaco
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“Ask for the lately renovated units.”
 of 5 bubbles Thinkcostarica, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The villas offer a true Costa Rican experience”
 of 5 bubbles tomkim1115, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“over looking the pool”
 of 5 bubbles billsC8633AT, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms a are neat, clean and roomy.”
 of 5 bubbles Jardine67, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had 17 and 18. 18 had 3 queen beds.”
 of 5 bubbles shellib948, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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