Morgans Cove Central
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Location: 200 metres from Jaco Beach, in the heart of Jaco Village, 2 hrs from the San Jose airport.
This hotel apparently used to be called Morgan's cove and casino but no longer has a casino. The rooms and property needs more money out back into it, starting to look like owned by slum lords and operated like one too. Reservation was for a double room, free surf lesson each day and morning buffet. Room was as expected, no fridge or microwave but table and back patio area. Breakfast buffet was a lie, we were given a menu a told we could pick one item. Breakfast staff stood around talking to each other at the bar area. Ignoring guests, lucky to get your order after 1/2 hour, took them about a half hour to make a burrito and only received one cup if coffee for breakfast. Attached are the pictures of lack of breakfast buffet and the one meal selection. Free surf lesson didn't disappoint though and the instructor was great. The evening/dinner staff was great too. The hotel pools are only 1 meter to 1.5 meters deep. There are a few pools only .5 meters deep as well. If you like a nice pool this isn't where you want to be. The ocean and beach access is right there.
From the moment we arrived, our stay was wonderful and relaxing. Check-in was seamless. Room was super clean, comfortable and extremely spacious / huge bathroom, lots of hot water. Grounds are well maintained. Beach is right at the property and a 5 minute walk to town where you can stroll, shop, sightsee and try other food places. We ate at the resort restaurant every night - Wave Grill. Food was excellent, fresh and plentiful. We just about tried everything on the menu. The staff at the Wave was tops. I must give highest praises to Natalie, Madeline, Angie, Chystal and Jose. They were extremely attentive and friendly. They made us feel like we were regulars. They never stopped for a minute - always working, cleaning, serving etc. They are an asset to the resort and one of the main reasons I would return. Thanks to you all for your friendship and kindness.
We just spent two nights in this place because that was what we booked. We would have left after the first night. When we first checked in, I asked about a fridge in the room. Not available. But for an extra $5.00 we can "upgrade you". The hotel was empty. They should have offered us an upgrade free. My husband is diabetic and we needed to keep his medications cold. But no. So they put us in a "beach front" room, which it is not. It's pool side. The beach is simply non-existent. Then we went looking for the "amenities". There weren't any. There is no casino. The restaurant is awful... it's "typical" which might be fine for some but I was expecting something a little more upscale. The pool, which looks huge in the pictures, is not. It's small. And murky. And there's a "surf school" on the property that met just outside our room at 7:00 AM. At 10:00 PM we could still hear the music from the bar/restaurant and at 7:00 AM, besides the surf school, they turned the music on in the restaurant. Right in front of our room. We're on vacation!! Keep the sound down until at least 9:00 AM. I don't need to get up at the crack of dawn because of your music. And that's the bad stuff.The good stuff... not that much. A great room. Good air conditioning and the best Wifi have had in a hotel. The staff were awesome... very helpful except they couldn't help much with so many restrictions. I mean what other hotel gives you a piece of paper, printed both sides, with so many restrictions that it requires two pages.Will we be returning.... no. Not in this lifetime anyway. If their website was more up to date and told the truth, maybe I would consider it. But, this place is grossly overpriced for what it offers. So many better choices in in this town. Many.
After arriving early for our "all inclusive" five night stay, we checked out 4 nights early. We arrived before check in time(12 pm), but were told that our "all inclusive does not start till 2 pm.We were not going to be able to eat till dinner at 6:30. We asked about our snacks that were included and they said that it would not start till 4:30. After complaining about how none of this was considered "all inclusive" we were allowed to order a snack early. We were then told we could only order 1 item off the menu. Once finally getting some food from the one restaurant at the hotel, it was almost inedible. Chicken bones were still in the chicken and rice. After sticking out the first night, in hopes that the breakfast would be better, only to discover egg shells in the eggs. We felt very I welcomed by "resort" staff and others staying at the "resort". After deciding to check out early. There was no question as to why. They simply handed us our credit card statement and called us a cab.
Nice room; very friendly, helpful people; 3 swimming pools; next to the shore; open air restaurant and bar; gated resort with security; beautiful landscaping; and priced right. It's even within walking distance of downtown jaco.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- 1 a la carte dinner/week (reservations required)
- Unlimited domestic drinks (house wine included with lunch and dinner)
- Daily activities program
- Evening entertainment
- 29 rooms in a 2-storey building & 11 bungalows
- Currency exchange
- Car rental
- Laundry service (fee)
- Babysitting service (fee)
- 1 double or single bed
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Bathroom w/shower only
- Balcony or terrace
- Max occupancy 4 persons, no more than 3 adults
- 1 double bed & 1 stow-away bed
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- Living dining area
- Equipped kitchenette
- In-room safe (fee)
- Bathroom w/shower only
Resort Location Map
Morgans Cove CentralJaco Beach,Costa Rica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Calle Invu, 175 meters East of Beach, 75 meters east of Alamo Rental car, Jaco 61101 Costa Rica
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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