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Hotel Pumilio

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Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did my research.... we booked for 14 days we are still here with no option to leave at the present time since no manager on site ... we have been here since wenesday ... noisy beyond explanation either lawn mower leaf blower children groups on party .. but far from what we have read and after reaching expedia they...

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others that are looking for a the hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, in your case it hasn't be possible, the...

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a small (10 room) slice of heaven on your Jaco vacation this is your hotel! The hotel is basically paradise. The rooms are modern, new, clean with AC and in our case a patio that opens to the pool (downstairs room). All the rooms have patios or balconies ( with a kitchenette) that walk out...

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with the kitchen outside so our guests can keep...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Pumilio for 3 days in February. We were a party of seven including wife, daughters and grandchildren. The resort was small and kept very clean. There were two pools one with a sliding board that the grand children loved. The staff extremely nice and were extremely helpful in assisting in arranging our tours and transportation when leaving....

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly comments. We love to make our guests very welcome from the beginning, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, it was a pleasure to have your lovely family leaping into happiness at Pumilio and hope to have you back in the future for a longer stay! We love to be part...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This small hotel was great for my family. The rooms were large, modern and clean. The staff was nice and friendly. All the rooms overlook the pool. That can be good or bad. My kids loved it. However, they made a lot of noise that other guests may not have loved. The breakfast just ok.

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly comments. We love to make our guests very welcome from the beginning, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with the kitchen outside so our guests can keep contact with nature and avoid the food smell inside the room. We ended up...

Carrollton, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at the Hotel Pumilio. This is a great "Hidden Gem" Hotel. Very private and very quite. Great Staff and Great Amenities. You will love your stay tucked into the jungle next to the rainforest.

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others that are looking for a the hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Pumilio is strategically located to explore Costa Rica...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best hotel we had on our vacation. Definately recommend! Scarlett Macaws living in the garden, pool right outside our back door and we had our own full kitchen on the patio. Parking is a little tight, but they have an attendant assisting you to bring things in if needed.

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Pumilio is strategically located to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After randomly selecting this hotel based on Trip Advisor and American Express ratings, I could not have been more pleased and delighted by the hotel. We absolutely loved our room and the pool was amazing. The staff could not have been any more helpful from surrounding area recommendations to breakfast to a surprise birthday cake! We loved our stay in...

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others like you choose the hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with...

Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was away from the main business area in a quiet location. The room was spacious and well kept up. There was a full kitchen on the balcony. The staff were attentive , kind and very helpful. They helped us select and booked two tours for us. They also have a system where you can order in form local...

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Thank you for your kindly comments. We love to make our guests very welcome from the beginning, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Our location path which is a major plus as it is tucked away just far enough to be in wilderness but only a skip of a beat away from anything you could...

Truckee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great little spot. Hidden off the beaten path. We were thrilled with the safety and tranquility of the hotel. Hope we can go again in the near future. It was good for us as a couple but would also be comfortable bringing our son next time.

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Pumilio is strategically located to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer. Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than...

San Ramon, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was big and comfortable. The pool was very relaxing and beautiful. The sunset over the meadow next to the hotel was very nice. Only small thing was that I needed to ask for a safe in the room. It would be nice if the room already had a safe.

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Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Sorry about the security box, we had to take to repair in San José and didn't have another one to replace, all...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pumilio is strategically located to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches, the most developed tourist hotspot in the country, wide variety of ecological, adventure, adrenaline & sports tours, offers for every age and preference. Closely surrounded by the most famous national parks and reserves, you will also find a wide variety of restaurants, supermarkets, stores, beautiful beaches, islands and a spectacular colorful ocean among a variety of activities that makes us unique. Located on the side of the mountain at sea level Our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright the 10 suites with a kitchen outside so our guests can keep contact with nature and avoid the food smell inside the room. We ended up remodeling the entire hotel last year! Breakfast is included, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast every day so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday! We love celebrating with our guests. Please let us know in advance if you are celebrating your birthday, honeymoon or anniversary, we'll give you a pleasant surprise! According with our guests plans, likes and preferences we feel happy making recommendations about the best seller’s tours, restaurants and things to do in the area, it´s even better when our guests trust us, so we have control of the service and schedules of the activities, a better experience exploring Costa Rica and we'll take care of our guest’s budget. We chose the best restaurants in the area and have their menus and bring what our guest chooses and serve it where they prefer, dining room, terrace, balcony suite or even at the pool deck. WIFI and parking also included. Leap into happiness in Hotel Pumilio, the best personalized service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Pumilio

Address: Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: RM515 - RM960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Pumilio 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
El Paso De Las Lapas Hotel Jaco
Hotel Pumilio Costa Rica/Jaco
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#1 Spa Hotel in Jaco
#1 Luxury Hotel in Jaco
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