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Casa Chameleon Hotel

Travellers' Choice award winner
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$345*
US$241*
US$345*
US$345*
US$241*
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Woodbridge, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was even more beautiful than we expected. The service was outstanding and the view was something that will stay with me forever! What an amazing experience. We are so very glad we found this place! What a diamond in the rough!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

*Thank you Casa Chameleon for everything! You have a beautiful boutique hotel. We were greeted with cool beverages and cool aromatic washcloths and friendly staff. Our many thanks! Our Vila was gorgeous, and I understand they are all unique... but all share one very cool amenity. A plunge pool. Ours was an infinity with a breathtaking rockfall waterfall feature trickling...

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Corona, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a great and brief getaway at Casa Chameleon. We stayed four days and wished we'd had more time to enjoy and relax even more. We drove from San Jose and took the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera. When we got to the hotel we were greeted with a nice cold drink and wet towel. Positives:...

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello mongo1082, Thank you for your kind words! You said everything, we are a small hotel with a big heart and we love to share small special details with our guest. Hope to see you again. PV!

Charleston, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First driving up, I thought I was going to be disappointed but as soon as the beautiful wooden doors swung open, I felt as if I had just walked into heaven. It is the most beautiful hotel and the most wonderful experience I could ever imagine. All I want to do is get back there as soon as I possibly...

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello KimberlysZ8503IG, We know the uphill road is tricky, but we also know our guest get attached to this place once they know our staff and experience the property, Mal Pais beach helps also. Hope to see you again and thank you for your review. PV!

Norco, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Casa Chameleon really made our trip special. They went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant and relaxing experience. The food was delicious and both of the chefs went out of their way to remember what we liked and adjust the meals to cater to our likes and dislikes. We really love the staff...

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello O4871RSwilliamj. Pura vida! Thank you very much for your review. Our doors will be always open and our staff grateful to see you again. Best regards,

North Hollywood, California, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was amazing. The view and private pool were spectacular. The hotel staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay was wonderful. If you have an opportunity to stay here, you will not be disappointed.

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Brad S, Thank you for your appreciation for our staff, they worked very hard and enjoy to share a piece of Casa Chameleon Mal Pais to every guest. Until next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so glad we stayed at Casa Chameleon -- the villas are beautiful, and the view from the hotel is amazing. The staff made our trip even better -- especially Junior and Clarissa, who were both so helpful and welcomed us from the moment we arrived! The highlight of our stay was having the chef prepare an incredible meal...

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hola Chelsea, Thank you very much for your nice comment. Your fishing tour sounds awesome from start to finish, just the issue of having Emilio and Jose cooked that meal is a Costa Rica genuine experience. Hope to see you again! PV!

Park City, United States
Reviewed 20 April 2017

this hotel is amazing and a great way to get away from everything! Its high up on the hill and in the forest with the monkeys. You should rent an ATV as the roads are nasty and its more fun to be on an ATV anyway. Hotel staff was great, food even better!

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hola Taylorf54, Monkeys are awesome. See and hear them links you to the essentials. Our secret in the kitchen is love for the ingredients, hope to see you again so you can try the new recipes in our menu. Best regards.

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 20 April 2017

One of the best hotels in my life. My room (CAOBA) had the most beautiful view ever. The service is perfect. My only complain is the fact that the Dinner might be expensive. I recommend renting an ATV so you can travel all around Mal Pais.

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Luz A, Thank for your review. We work hard into the detail in our service, our staff loves to meet people and share our culture. Im glad you enjoy Mal País landscapes, the ATV is the perfect way to go around and explore. ¡PV!

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Casa Chameleon was a great experience. The staff was very helpful and personable. It felt like they went above and beyond to make our stay as amazing as possible. Overall, I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a relaxing environment with a beautiful setting and ambiance.

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Michael, Pochote is a great villa. Thank you for comments and hope to see you again in paradise. Cheers!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chosen as one of the "Best 101 Hotels in the World" by Conde Nast Publications' Tatler Travel Guide, Casa Chameleon hotel Mal Pais is a favorite with honeymooners and couples looking to relax and unwind in an enchanted adult only environment. Casa Chameleon is vacation as it should be: a warm welcome, rich privacy, authentic experiences, and endless adventure. Regardless of which Casa Chameleon Hotel you find yourself enjoying, you can count on handcrafted cultural experiences and endless adventure. At each Casa Chameleon property, it is our priority to help you slip seamlessly into the best of local tradition and cuisine-from cooking fresh-caught seafood side by side with our in-house chefs to paddling the coastline to sipping a nightcap in your private pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Chameleon Hotel

Address: Punta Barrigona | Province of Puntarenas, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: RM1,169 - RM2,123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Chameleon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
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“All villas have amazing western views the surrounding jungle framing the Pacific!”
  • remarkable view from bed
  • You can see the rooftop of the villa below you... but we had full privacy
  • Indoor/ outdoor dream!
  • infinity plunge pool with rock wall waterfall, plenty of seating, loungers and a hammock
  • Indoor outdoor shower. Stunning bathroom!
B443FMjennifers, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“"Ultra" (room) was indeed ultra!”
894brads, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Vista was perfect for us. Great view and secluded.”
  • Vista view
  • Bed
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom/rain shower
Great_Lakes_Gary, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for their newer rooms as they've renovated quite a few, we stayed in Nuyri”
KDMatthews12, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Every room has it own private pool and view. There a two Suites which are larger.”
robbiew20, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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