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Hotel Pumilio

#3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We selected this hotel based primarily on the images from the website and trip adviser reviews. Our expectations were high and the property and staff exceeded them. Although you're only minutes from the main road it feels like you're in the middle of the jungle. From the owner,who has a house next door and invited us to drop over anytime,... 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, and we love to know we exceeded your expectations. It was a pleasure to meet you and talk with an expert in landscaping and share our natural almond tree umbrellas, they are growing very fast and because or your kindly suggestion about the umbrella the week after... More 

Oklahoma city
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went on a guys trip/ work trip and stayed in 3 of the rooms out the 10. Absolutely loved the hotel. Beautiful setting and pool. Great little breakfast area next to the pool. Halfway between Los suenos and Jaco. Good wifi on location, rooms extremely clean, comfortable beds with a/c, only showers in bath, each room has a kitchen area.... 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, for your next visit at Pumilio with your wife you will enjoy the best omelet, we are starting soon with a lot of improvements on breakfast since is a very important part of the rate! Let us know in advance, according with your plans and likes and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I stayed here with a group of friends and we had an amazing time. We were given a glass of white wine on arrival, what a wonderful way to be greeted. The room was incredible, with very comfortable beds, air conditioning, wifi that worked really well and hot showers. Keeping in mind that we are all backpackers this was luxury... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

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, just like when we invite to our house, we welcome with a refreshing glass of wine and the snacks basket at the room to make... More 

Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

You must stay here! This hotel was outstanding and my boyfriend and I could not have been more impressed. Upon our arrival the front desk welcomed us with some refreshing wine. After checking in he showed us all around the hotel and brought our bags to our room. He left us to explore ourselves and we quickly got dressed to... More 

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! Nice to hear from you it was a pleasure meeting you a very special couple. Thank you for your opinion that is very important for us & counts. Since we opened 6 years ago we love to make our guests very welcome from the beginning, just like when we invite to our house All of our guests are always... More 

Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time surrounded by nature in this little spot allows our guest to leap... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 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 January 6, 2015

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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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
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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