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Hotel Pumilio

#4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small hotel doesn't look like much from the outside but once you enter it becomes apparent that for the money this is one of the best places to stay in/near Jaco. The rooms are spacious. Pool and spa are great, and breakfast is included with your stay. Getting to the beach or downtown from this hotel will take approximately... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi! Nice to hear from you, hope you had a good trip the rest of your stay in Costa Rica and back home. It was more than a pleasure to have you leaping into happiness with your friends wedding, we a witness you had a good time at Pumilio! Thank you for your kindly comments! All of our guests are... More 

Katy, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice people, nice owner.... The pool area is very nice. Not sure why they do not operate a small grill / food... Instead you order food from a variety of local delivery, which is ok but you never know what you are getting. Rooms are OK, my issue is the floors were always wet - very hot and humid and... 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. 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. Your idea about operate a small grill / food is one of... More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the last five nights of our three week trip to Costa Rica at the Pumilio and could not have chosen a better place to call home for our last days. We loved everything about it and were especially moved by the story of how it came to be founded. The room was spectacular. Classily decorated and super spacious,... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi! Hope you gad a good "long trip" back home . Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us, at Pumilio we love celebrating with our guests and prepare surprises!. It was nice to surprise you even we forgot to light the candle before knocked on your door . Other guests and staff were very pleased you shared a piece of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waking up to the sounds of rain forest only a few minutes from the sleepy easy going surfing town of friendly Jaco, Pumilio offers this unique combination and perfect balance of nature and comfort. The staff is very friendly and the owner resides next door, and usually is there to greet you and help make your Costa Rican adventure a... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your comment, we really enjoyed your visit and miss your lovely family, even guests from other rooms were missing you that day. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Service has been our priority since we started this hotel... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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It was great having you lovely family on a weekend break! Thanks for you opinion that is very important for us and really counts. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with the kitchen outside so the room doesn’t smell like food and you can use in contact with nature, we try to have all the basics to... More 

Castelldefels, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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It was a pleasure to meet your lovely family leaping into happiness at Pumilio! 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 rooms were planned to... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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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. Our pictures are as real as possible we spend a lot of money to even exceed our guest expectations... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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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. For breakfast we decided not to have an schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before... More 

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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion that is very important for us & counts. I feel sorry your GPS didn't recognize the hotel, because it is available in Google Maps, Waze, etc., but glad to hear the road signs help you. All the hotel pictures have been taken by Sergio Pucci a Costa Rican photographer that has fame for make them... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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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 

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