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Hotel Punta Islita

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Düsseldorf
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Stayed two days at PI. Rooms ok, but quite worn out. Don't take room close to reception, motel-like athmosphere. We had no problem to get another one. Welcoming and reception was strange, more like immigration. Restaurant staff exremly friendly.

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Warm greetings from Costa Rica Tom! Our sincere thanks for having visited our beautiful country and for selecting Hotel Punta Islita as one of your destinations. I genuinely appreciate your comments. It is our goal to fully dazzle our guests and if we fall short, we certainly want to learn from the experience. I kindly ask you to provide more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at punta islita! The staff is amazing, from the moment we arrived to our departure, they all took great care of us ! We could feel that guest satisfaction is the number 1 priority! We were on honeymoon and we had many attentions. It was perfect! Thank you everyone and Marvin especially who was amazing... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Saludos Victor & Blanche! On behalf of our staff, thank you so much for choosing Hotel Punta Islita and Costa Rica as your special honeymoon destination. We were delighted to help you celebrate and certainly hope that the memories of our special corner of the world linger. We wish upon you a lifetime of blessings and love. Warmest regards and... More 

Houston
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

PI is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in and we travel a lot (once or twice a month). We chose PI because it was one of the options on our Presidential Plus cards. We stayed in Guanacaste, a three bedroom villa that was in the middle of the property. It's location allowed us to walk everywhere... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Your review is truly special. Thank you so much for sharing your heartfelt opinion of Hotel Punta Islita, its wonderful staff, and amazing local communities. We are deeply honored to have had a chance to host you and your family and are quite thrilled that you are choosing to return for such a special occasion. Congratulations y mucha Pura Vida! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Stayed here for the first three nights of our honeymoon. Beautiful property, nice rooms, and romantic isolated location. Highly recommended, and if the hotel wasn't under construction likely would have garnered a 5 star rating. The casita was decorated with local Costa Rican flair - much of it available for purchase at the local village - which was a nice... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate your comments and thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. I am glad that your overall stay was enjoyable. I certainly wish it hadn’t coincided with our temporary pool and restaurant closing. I am delighted to share that all refurbishments have been completed and Hotel Punta Islita looks more gorgeous than ever! Glad... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We just came home from a 3 night stay here for my friends 30th Birthday! Let me just say that aside from the obvious gorgeous views, the service here is absolutely amazing! Everyone goes out of their way to make sure your stay is excellent. First - This property is remote and takes quite a bit of a windy, unpaved... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

It was a true pleasure to be your hosts in Costa Rica and we are quite grateful for your valuable and thorough feedback. Sharing your comments with our staff and management is the best way to encourage our strengths and address our shortcomings. Thrilled to learn that you enjoyed Cambute’s Restaurant. It is owned and ran by a local entrepreneur... More 

Boca Raton
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We did not plan to stay here and fell upon it when our first choice fell through. The rooms were nice and clean, I enjoyed the splash pool in the evenings. Beach is close and there is a place to eat and umbrellas/chairs are provided. Food was not up to par but we like to explore and found some neat... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I have read your comments with concern and surprise and have discussed them with our management and staff. Our on-site team is composed of mostly local men and women who are delighted to showcase Costa Rica’s authentic hospitality and friendly character. Your described experience is uncharacteristic and I sincerely apologize... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and i came here recently on our honeymoon. It was the perfect place and we had a great time. I had booked a regular room but we received an email prior to arrival that due to construction on the property we would receive a free upgrade or had the option to cancel with no penalty. We decided to... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

I am delighted that you chose to keep your reservation despite the finishing touches on our latest remodeling and sprucing up project. Thank you for acknowledging your room upgrade to a Villa. I am thrilled to learn that your experience at the Villa compensated for the temporary upper pool and restaurant closing. I would also like to thank you for... More 

Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My partner and I stayed here recently for a few days. We were very disappointed with our overall experience compared to the way that this property is marketed based on much of our research. We travel a lot and researched this place extensively, so we were very excited to go. During our stay, we tried very hard not to nit-pick,... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Costa Rica and Hotel Punta Islita. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed our spectacular surroundings. With our just-completed renovations, Hotel Punta Islita is more gorgeous than ever. That said, I read your comments about service with much dismay. I thank you for giving us an opportunity to address any shortcomings and... More 

mountain view, ca
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I vacationed here for 5 days and had an amazing experience. The hotel staff has clearly been trained well - their professionalism and coordinated service was evident throughout our stay. We did several excursions offered through the hotel - ziplining was awesome, the turtle night walk was so special, and our far-and-away favorite was the self-paddled canoe... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled to read about the many adventures that you enjoyed during your stay. We certainly hope to showcase some of Costa Rica's most amazing eco-experiences! But I especially would like to thank you for noting our commitment to our natural and... More 

Perth, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We arrived after driving our rented mid-size 4x4 from the La Fortuna area, finding that the road was not nearly as difficult as some have reported. The road was very well signed from the main highway to the hotel making all but impossible to get lost. We had booked a double room but the hotel upgraded us to a casita... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at Hotel Punta Islita, responded to this review

Warm regards from Costa Rica! Thank you so much for visiting our little corner of the world. It is quite exciting to have a chance to host travelers from all around the world. I also thank you for your thoughtful review and have noted your helpful comments. I sincerely apologize for the inconveniences that arose out of the works that... More 

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