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Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica

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Easton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights. Had great food, friendly and helpful staff. We were in bldg 3, very nice room, and pool area was quieter than at bldg 2 with a lovely shaded grassy area looking out over ocean. Only complaint was main dining area (open air) was stifling due to construction along only open side. Hopefully that will... More 

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DoubletreePuntarenas, General Manager at Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our resort, and we apologize for the construction we were doing in the restaurants, we had to do this to provide more space for breakfast, lunch and dinner time, and in that way offer a really good dinning experience. It is good to say, we have... More 

Puerto Rico
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78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Lots of bad and very few goods at this hotel. Stayed 3 nights so here is my recap. Goods: 1. welcome cookie as you check in 2. "special dinner" seafood restaurant 3. friendly staff... Yeap! Thats about it. Bads: bathroom was not dirty, but it was not as clean as a hotel batyroom should be. Soap scum in shower and... More 

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Dallas, TX
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

The hotel grounds are nice and the pools are great. You can't swim after 8 pm because they put chemicals in the pool every night. Check-in was quick for us and our room was nice and cold. The entertainment staff was okay but we've seen better in Mexico resorts. The food at the buffet was fine for us and we... More 

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DoubletreePuntarenas, General Manager at Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear MT JJEWT Your comments are very helpful and valuable for us. We strive to give the best quality of service, in order to achieve full guest satisfaction as our major goal. We are glad to have the opportunity to hear all of your expectations, and we do appreciate your time to write this review. Our dark brown volcanic sand... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

After a few busy days in Costa Rica we thought we would spend a night in an all-inclusive closer to San Jose and relax. And why not, we got quite a deal from Hilton because of our HHonors status. Bad Idea. Check in was crowded, our hhonors number not recorded, and our reservation wrong, so we had to pay almost... More 

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DoubletreePuntarenas, Director General at Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear dapboca, First of all, I would like to highlight that all the management team is more than surprised about the situations you have described, Hilton Hotels is a company worldwide known for an excellent and impeccable service and it is really important for us to clarify most of the points mentioned in your review. About the Lobby and Room,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

The hotel was nice with lovely rooms, the staff was very accommodating, the restaurants were ok, the pools were packed and really no beach access. All and all this is a nice place if you have a big family that needs to stay together and on a budget.

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

I stayed at the doubletree with my mom, aunt, and best friend. We had two rooms. The room was not ready when we arrived, and the hotel was basically empty. We were exhausted from traveling, and wanted to freshen up. My Aunt complained, and they gave us a room in building one. The tiles floors had filthy dirty cracks, and... More 

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DoubletreePuntarenas, Director General at Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Katheethecamper: Thank you very much for posting your comments about us on Tripadvisor. Definitely we can see that you have plenty enjoyed your stay in Costa Rica, and that you returned to your home with your luggage filled of great and wonderful experiences. Thanks for highlighting those opportunities of improvement, which are greatly appreciated. I would like to inform... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

We were not impressed by this place. Our room smelled musty and moldy. No bar fridge. The pool closes early; by 8pm. Our room was not replenished properly with towels etc. The shower temperature kept fluctuating between hot and cold. The food was a bit repetative but tastey.The safe costs $3.00/day. Not much attention to detail. Our alarm clock didn't... More 

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DoubletreePuntarenas, General Manager at Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Scorparcon, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us! Our team works tirelessly to ensure each guest has a great stay and we really regret that we missed this detail over your vacation. Your feedback is very helpful for us to measure the quality of our services. I will forward it to... More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

We stayed for a week in March 2011. Our original room was on the ground floor & we asked to be moved so people would not be walking right past our windows. The staff was very helpful, showed us 3 different rooms before upgrading us to a 2 bedroom suite!!!!! The food at the buffets was abundant, fresh and changed... More 

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DoubletreePuntarenas, General Manager at Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Guest: We are very honored that you enjoyed our beautiful country, the quality of our people as well as each of our services. For us, every detail counts, therefore, know that even the smallest of the family enjoyed a wonderful holiday filled us with joy. I hope to meet you again in this, your home. Ricardo Rodriguez Gil General... More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Prior to going to Costa Rica my finace and I did a great bit of fact finding relative to the country and so forth. I am a Diamond member with Hilton and obviously wanted to stay at a Hilton property. We looked at both Hilton properties located on or near a beach and decided to go with the Doubltree due... More 

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DoubletreePuntarenas, General Manager at Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments of your recent stay at the Doubletree Costa Rica-Puntarenas. It fill us with great professional pride to know that we have been successful in making your visit, a vacation a pleasant one . Your comments are a perfect example of our dedication towards “the customer come... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

The Double Tree in Puntarenas was bought by Hilton and renovated in the not too distant past. Trusting the Hilton name, we booked this trip through Apple and set out for a great trip. The resort property is along the coastline - about one hour from San Jose where most flights fly in and out from. Apple had our transportation... More 

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DoubletreePuntarenas, General Manager at Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Janelle, We thank you for giving us the opportunity to share your comments with the entire management team, especially with our Food and Beverage Manager, as well with our Housekeeping Manager, to take action in these details and we really appreciate as it allows us further improving every day so we can give all our guests an exceptional... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The closest all-inclusive resort to San Jose! Doubletree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica - Central Pacific is a modern, full-amenity, all-inclusive resort hotel. This beachfront Costa Rica Hilton hotel is perfectly situated on the Central Pacific region outside the port city of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Located only 50 minutes West of Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and the Costa Rican capital city of San Jose, and two hours south of Liberia International Airport (LIR). Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily. Snacks and drinks available all day long. Two a-la-carte restaurants open for dinner. All-day activities for adults, teenagers or children, nightly entertainment and lounge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica

Address: El Roble 171-400 Puntarenas, El Roble, Puntarenas 5400, Costa Rica (Formerly Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Costa Rica - Puntarenas)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas > El Roble
Price Range: $174 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica 3.5*
Number of rooms: 315
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Also Known As:
Doubletree Resort By Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica Hotel El Roble
Doubletree El Roble
Doubletree Hotel By
Hilton El Roble
El Roble Hilton
Doubletree Resort By Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica Province Of Puntarenas
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