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Hotel Pumilio

#5 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
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Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco 943-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel last minute and had a lovely time. We came with two kids age 13 & 11, and they both had fun. We spend the morning on the beach and then the afternoon by the pool. We knew the hotel didn't have a restaurant on the premises and loved the idea we could get delivery from a... More 

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Castelldefels, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for just one night as a late booking for a brief night away as we live 90 minutes away in Ciudad Colon. The welcome was warm and the room just as we expected with two double beds and a door direct onto the pool area, which while not large had a nice view onto the forest so very... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the staff are very attentive the hotel leaves a lot to be desired. Quiet it was not and the photos are very misleading. They depict a tranquil environment when in reality as it is very dense from a room perspective out really depends on who your fellow guests are and the staff show no control over noise levels. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a just small enough hotel. Our family stayed at several hotels during our Costa Rican vacation, this hands down was our favorite ( yes! Better than the all inclusive). Service here is excellent from the hotel lobby to the breakfast crew. Their breakfast is very good, they actually give you quite a few choices. I was impressed one... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pictures are really well done, I feel like they gave the impression that the hotel was much nicer than it actually was. Thankfully they have some signs on the road of how to get there because our GPS didn't recognize it. Honestly, for me, it was overpriced for what it was. I would have felt better about it at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up at Pumilio by luck and it was amazing! Very clean, modern en well mentained boutique hotel on a quiet located, nearby the center of Jaco. Rooms are very clean, luxerious and everything you need is present. The pool is not big but lovely and the small property is looking spotless. Breakfast is not special but as everywhere... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! Hope you had a nice trip back home! Thanks for your comments that are very important for us, the best way to keep improving is hearing from our guest. According with their plans, likes and preferences we feel happy making recommendations about the best tours, tour operators, restaurants and things to do in the area. This rural area a... More 

San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This hotel is an oasis! They have 10 rooms, a gorgeous pool, jungle surroundings, and the nicest staff you will ever meet. The basics: - large rooms, very clean - balconies with kitchenettes - electric outlets next to beds and in bathroom (this is so important to me for charging phone at night and doing hair in the morning) -... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! It was a pleasure to have your with us a very special couple that definitely enjoys leaping into happiness. Thank you for your kindly comments! All of 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... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I´d been always curious about this small hotel. Relatives and friends always recommended it so I´d decided to stay there for a couple of days. I can now say first hand this is the best boutique hotel in Jacó. The rooms are big and comfortable. You have everything you may need even to make some of you own meals. The... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! Nice to hear you decided to come and visit this little spot your relatives and friends recommended, Thank you for your kindly comments! All of 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... More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is super nice. It only has 10 rooms and every room faces the infinity pool and the beautiful rain forest. Its tucked back so it feels like you're in your very own Costa Rica. They serve a wonderful breakfast with omletes if you'd like. Lots of fresh fruit as well as many other breakfast items. Its not in... More 

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Hello! Thank you for your review that is very important for us, it was a pleasure to have with us such a special couple leaping into happiness at Pumilio! All of 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... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Staying at Hotel Pumilio was such a treat! The staff members make a point of going above and beyond to assist the guests. It is easy to feel the care and concern the hotel has for each one of its guests. The grounds are well-maintained, the rooms are excellent, and the location is the perfect mix of convenience and solitude.... More 

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Thank you for your kindly comments! All of 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, and we love to celebrate with our guest, thanks for letting us know your husband 40th birthday so we... More 

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