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Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we came here before so we decided to spent "semana santa". we saw lots of bad things: pool is totally broken; the hotel sells one day pass to make 5 USD profit and the pool and beach front is super busy, you can't hardly go out, if you renting a car or using your own you will need to figth...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the condos for "Semana Santa". The place itself has a great location, literally beach front, but aside from that the service is crap. No one warned us the villas were not part of the hotel so we never got any help to unload. Our room had a closet but it was locked so we had to leave...

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Priscillakar, Gerente at Marea Brava, responded to this review

Hi Javier, We apreciase your recommendations and we will work on it. We did everything to make your vacations happy and give you a efficient service . Our gol is to make our guests happy them our best service so they will come back . In these four years working for Marea Brava I know many people with different personalices,...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in april 2017 in the 2 person room #3. an absolute dumpster! its moldy and it reaks of it! you can see they just covered it up the moldy parts with paint. there were ants crawling on the wall in a line to the sink, the fridge is a rusty small box that leaks water, dirty walls,...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spacious condo located right on the beach - had a wonderful stay! Had to go to reception to get wifi on our phones so that was a bit inconvenient. Pool was lovely and warm. Beach was spectacular!! Condo had great views and was spacious. Some ants in kitchen...but the good outweighed the bad.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a Saturday night at this hotel 2 weeks ago with family members. Negatives: Room took forever to cool. Ants and lizards in rooms. Brought food to cook breakfast for family but ovens didn't work in either rooms. Don't pay extra for the breakfast, it's a scam. No service. Positives: Nice location. Not worth the price.

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Priscillakar, Director de Recepción at Marea Brava, responded to this review

A cordial greeting. Ants: in all Costa Rica there are Lizards: They are part of Costa Rica Oven: only informs us in reception and we would have gladly solved its inconvenience Each room has 3 airs, the truth is if it is strange that it will not cool fast. The prices that we maintain are actually very good, only in...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The owners of this resort and friendly and amazing. The pools, rooms and grounds are well taken care of and beautiful. It is down a min or 2 off the main road and the surf is beautiful. Even with the air conditioner on and windows closed you can still hear the sound of the surf. We were very impressed. It...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My family recently stayed at Marea Brava in Playa Hermosa and it was the highlight of our trip. You are right off the Pacific Ocean and the staff was just incredible. Shirley was extremely helpful with a room change (we moved to a beautiful condo overlooking the ocean), as well as a rainforest tour just outside Jaco. Thank you to...

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Reviewed 29 January 2017

First night, TV no function, no hot water... New room.. new room could not run AC at night because of the noise in one of the units.. Nice grounds... Not much truly tropical landscaping... but well maintained. Saw 5 people get cut from the ceramic tiles in the big pool.. Might not have had this problem if the tiles had...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The views from the room were 2nd to none. The place isn't perfect but we loved the location and apartment. Put it in another location and it may have got a 3 but in Costa Rica it is fantastic value for money and I will be back

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Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It's a very quite place , beachfront , express services including food, grocery stores, drugstores etc, I planned to stay only 2 days but it turned out I stayed 2 more nights, if you really want to have a relaxation time....this is your place !

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marea Brava hotel and condos are located in Playa Hermosa (translation: "beautiful beach"). We have two pools, 24hr security, a bar, ATV tours, secured parking, wireless internet, beautiful gardens, beachfront location, air conditioning, maid service, and laundry service. We can arrange any number of exciting local tours and excursions right from our concierge desk. There are (2) one bedroom hotel rooms and (5) two bedroom hotels rooms. The beachfront penthouse condo is uniquely decorated & located on the top floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marea Brava

Address: Playa Hermosa Beachfront, 2 Blocks off Main Road | Playa Hermosa -Jaco, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: ₹ 3,760 - ₹ 23,985 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“see your room before you pay and avoid the ground floor rooms”
jetlife_604, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“beach front.”
982sm, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The condos facing the ocean were incredible.”
davidlanese, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid C5, building C, unit 5, 3rd story corner unit.”
andrewb20162016, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for ocean view. Spectacular.”
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