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Hotel Pumilio

3.5 of 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in, anywhere in the world. Not only was the view from the rooms amazing of the jungle, but the landscaping and pool are also beautiful. The grounds and buildings are kept spotless. Because it is a smaller hotel it is quiet and relaxing. The staff went out of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to Costa Rica many times. We were going to stay at Los Suenos; however, they were booked about 8 months in advance of the Christmas holidays. We researched and found this little jewel of a hotel. Now my husband and I are middle aged with grown children - if that's not you - you... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! Nice to hear from you it was a pleasure to have you leaping into happiness at Pumilio and that you discover us on you new research. Good to hear you enjoy our country and now you have your home at Pumilio to explore Costa Rica like been at home but been spoil at the same time. It’s unusual but... More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here was unbelievable. Juan Diego, Adrian and Milton were first class all the way - from our last minute requests for excursions to our daily trips into Jaco. The team connected us with the best options around town - horseback riding into the mountains, a private tour guide for Poas, an ATV excursion to see the sunset from... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have your with us we enjoyed your visit. All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, specially Milton, Adrian an Juan are always alert to help with almost... More 

California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here over the Christmas break this year and we loved this little hotel. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly! Nothing was too much trouble for them. As another reviewer noted, this hotel is not close to the beach or any restaurants, but they will order food and deliver it to you, or you can... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have your lovely family with us at your Christmas vacation. All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. According with their plans and their likes and preferences we... More 

Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no bar or restaurant in the hotel. You can order food but they have to get it from a restaurant in Jaco (10 minutes drive). The sunbeds at the pool are to hard to lie on. The beds are also very stiff and bathroom is very small. Breakfast is very poor and without bacon, eggs, yoghurt etc. Management... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn’t know you can ask for a special comfort to make the bed less stiff. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. In our Gastronomic Adventures portfolio’s we chose the best restaurants in the area from different kind of food and... More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You get to Pumilio hotel by driving a well paved side road 800 meters (0.5 miles) away from the main road. It is not close to the beach, but you don't really need to be there to have a great time. The place is small but very well taken care of. All of the rooms are located in the same... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion that is very important for us & counts, glad to hear you enjoyed. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, that’s one of the reasons we don’t have schedule for breakfast, so people can relax and enjoy it when and... More 

Atlanta, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I was in Monteverde and some travelers said they had stayed at this hotel, and loved it. Even though I'm not crazy about Jaco, I decided to check it out. What a fantastic hotel! All rooms face the jungle and overlook the pool. It's only 5-10 min from Jaco but feels a world away. Nice comfortable beds, clean rooms and... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Glad to hear you meet these travelers at Monteverde and decided to check it out and stayed with us exploring a totally different Jaco area, just a few minutes away from noise in the jungle surrounded by nature but close enough to explore all the activities the area has to offer. Thank you for your opinion that is very important... More 

Sacramento, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

beautiful place, away from the noisy downtown area. stayed in room 15, which was tucked in the corner with plenty of privacy. Wish they served dinner so we didn't have to drive out. Breaksfast was fine.

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Thank you for your opinion that is very important for us & counts, room 15 is the most private in first floor, glad to hear you enjoyed We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. In our Gastronomic Adventures portfolio’s we chose the best restaurants in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I worked 5 years with Disney so I’m VERY picky about hotels and customer service, and Milton and his staff exceeded my expectations. My wife and I even had a visit from the owners, Laura and Fernando. When is the last time that happened to you while staying at a hotel? And our flight was late but when we arrived... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi! Nice to hear from you it was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. We felt sorry we were busy with our son's wedding those days and couldn't spend more time together. We enjoyed very much the evening we shared and it was nice to know that you also enjoyed delivering happiness while working in Disney. All... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We found this boutique hotel on short notice and what a great surprise it's been! Milton and the crew are so professional and helpful. The views from each hotel room is magnificent. We stayed for one night in Room 22. The view from the room shows the mountains and beautiful forestry. I felt like I was smack in the rain... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

We appreciate your kindly comments that are very important for us, we love to make our guests very welcome from the beginning and Milton and the crew work hard to give the importance our guests deserve every day off or vacation they share with us in our boutique hotel. We care about the best Costa Rica experience to all our... More 

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Address: Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco 943-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Pumilio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
El Paso De Las Lapas Hotel Jaco
Hotel Pumilio Costa Rica/Jaco
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Jaco

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