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Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel

Escuela de Cocles, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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#3 of 7 hotels in Cocles
Location
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Located in the beautiful and laid-back Playa Cocles, you will find Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel. Just minutes away from the town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon. To get here, you’ll have to fly first to Juan Santamaria International Airport of San Jose. There are over 300 weekly international flights to the Costa Rican capital. Our closest airport is Limon International, just 50 minutes away from Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel. SANSA Airlines offers daily services from San Jose to Limon (less than an hour) early in the morning or in the afternoon. We can arrange your private transfer from the airport to the hotel. Our luxury service, peaceful comfort, and upscale property make Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel the best option for your Puerto Viejo vacation. Here, you will find a perfect place to relax, surrounded by nature, and hosted by a friendly and detail-oriented staff. We will ensure you the best of times while visiting Costa Rica. Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel offers its guests a total of 51 classy and subtly-decorated rooms, along with our stunning Jungle Pool, and delightful views of the lush forest that surrounds the property. Every room features either a balcony or patio, and amenities like free wi-fi, air conditioning, LCD tv, coffee/tea maker, minibar, and daily housekeeping. Across the street from Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, you will find the charming Playa Cocles, a crowd-free sand beach, perfect for relaxing, surfing, or swimming. At the beginning of 2020, we opened a new set of facilities, ZOE, on our beach. The jewel of this brand-new area is an Ocean Pool, including a Deck Lounge with seating areas. Also, we have created a Beach Lounge and a Beach Mojito Bar. For the enjoyment of your whole family, there will also be a Kinder Playground, and sun chairs and umbrellas, to fully savor all that Playa Cocles has to offer. While in Playa Cocles, be sure to visit our NOA Bar Restaurant Beach Club. There you can have some of our Caribbean gourmet dishes for lunch or dinner, take a well-deserved hammock nap, or order a cocktail and enjoy our DJ music and beach vibe. At Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, you will find peace for your mind but also your body. There’s a Jungle SPA where you can have a massage or body treatment of your choice. Our spa, located in the middle of our forest garden, is the ideal place to relax and connect with nature. If you prefer, you can also have your massage done in your room. Besides, we offer complimentary group yoga classes and private ones for a small fee. If your body needs some healing, try our Wellness 3-Day Detox program to refresh yourself. Costa Rica is a unique place that combines nature, culture, and adventure. In Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, we can arrange several tours for you. Visit National Parks, waterfalls, indigenous reservations, boat trips, and more. Last but not least, you can enjoy complimentary activities such as jungle walks, painting classes, cocktail & cooking workshops, live music shows, happy hours, and children’s recreation. Are you getting married? Well, we do have vast experience organizing destination weddings and honeymoons. If you are planning a Costa Rican vacation, be sure to visit us at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel. You won’t regret it.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Street parking
Internet
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, German and 3 more

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Escuela de Cocles, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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Passport34926976108 wrote a review Dec 2023
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This hotel may have been a fine facility at some point. Not anymore, based on our experience. Save your money and time and avoid aggravation. We were extremely unhappy with the lack of routine maintenance, poor management/staffing and poor communication that was evident during our nightmare stay. The lack of routine maintenance was evident to us at check-in. The closet door would not remain on its track. The toilet seat was not securely fastened to the toilet, and the safe for the room had its batteries affixed in place with duct tape to replace what I assumed was the missing battery compartment cover. Additionally, the bathroom door would not stay closed because the catch was rusted out and covered in a thick coat of paint. The poor communication that became characteristic started when we asked the person who checked us in if there was an alternative room, and she said she would check on it and come back to tell us. We offered to return to the front desk with her, not wanting to unpack if there was an alternative. She insisted that we spare ourselves the walk and she would return to let us know. After 20 minutes, we figured there was no alternative. When we passed her on our way to dinner after unpacking, there was no recognition that she had forgotten what she was supposed to do or tell us. Later that night, I asked about where the ice machine was. I was told there was no ice machine I could access, and he would send the ice to my room. I never got ice. We endeavored to take things in stride and make the most of things until the air conditioner stopped working. It was a four-hour ordeal of waiting and a brief visit from a handyman who told us that we had to have the unit on auto for it to work. After 20 minutes on auto, it still was not working. Alerting the desk resulted in another hour's wait before we were told that no technician would be available to address the problem either that evening or, likely, even the next day. This hotel is on the edge of the rainforest, and without air conditioning, all of our clothing became damp without the dehumidification that air conditioning provided. We spoke with the manager on site the following morning at 7:40 AM. He was apologetic and acknowledged that we should not have to travel thousands of miles to have this kind of experience. He apologized and said he would refund us all but one of the five nights we paid for in advance. The following morning, we received an email from him again, apologizing and telling us he tried to refund us three nights, but because the reservation was made through an agency rather than directly through them, we had to contact the agency. We thought this odd as we booked the room through their website. Apparently, they subcontract out their booking to this agency. We had to call AMEX to get the contact information of the agency we paid. When we contacted them and related the situation, they moved quickly on our refund, but now the four-day refund, which slipped to three days after we left, was now only for two days. A different manager decided that we should only get a two-day refund. Nothing worked the way it was supposed to. People do not follow through as they promised, and the facility is decaying.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Dariush G wrote a review Dec 2023
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Super friendly, great rooms, superb food. We sere adviced to stay here at our Puerto Viejo visit. The hotel has a great beach front garden, superb restaurant and super friendly staff. Our room was quite big, with two large beds and seating area as well as a garden patio. Room was nice and clean and we had a very generous bathroom (two). I can strongly recomnend this for your visit to the area. A tuc-tuc to town was about USD 8, so an easy ride to restaurants and ”city life” while the hotel was really quiet. They also hostes complementary yoga that was really good.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lisa G wrote a review Dec 2023
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Ate in the restaurant and hung out at the beach! Lovely facilities! Great pizza and drinks. Live entertainment too. Great view of the ocean with seating and cabanas. The 2 pools looked clean and welcoming
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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gulate wrote a review Nov 2023
Santa Ana, Costa Rica43 contributions15 helpful votes
Our recent stay at Le Cameleon was reassuring, considering our longstanding visits. Initial worries about post-pandemic operations were unfounded. The rooms were functional, conveniently close to the beach and town. Staff across reception, restaurant, and the beach crew were attentive. Dining was a highlight with quality dishes like ceviche, pizza, and rib-eye tacos. Breakfast, though satisfactory, could benefit from adding omelets and fresh eggs. The infrastructure is showing its age, but our overall experience was decent, thanks to the accommodating staff, well-kept rooms, and enjoyable dining options.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Take a bike ride to Manzanillo Beach , it a wonderful road
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chicoca101 wrote a review Nov 2023
Redondo Beach, California48 contributions38 helpful votes
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Really cute with long of jungle and wild life staff is really friendly. Breakfast buffet by the beach super cute basic food. The rooms are really basic same for bathrooms good for the price. In general is ok for the price the rooms may need some upgrades but very clean
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: No parking inside the facility
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jane wrote a review Nov 2023
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We had a wonderful time at Le Cameleon! We were certainly in the thick of it all with it being nestled in the middle of the rainforest. Though it did make it "rustic," in general, the rooms were very clean. We did have some issues with the water and the humidity of the rainforest overall did present some challenges, but all in all, the location was great, the beach across the street was beautiful, the pools were fun, the breakfast had very "White Lotus" vibes. And the staff was wonderful - super warm and helpful. Shout out to Danashy in particular! It was my birthday and she went out of her way to make sure it was extra special. Go prepared to deal with the elements (and the natural wear & tear of things as a result of all the humidity), but all in all, I would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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gooola wrote a review Oct 2023
Chicago, Illinois22 contributions20 helpful votes
Stayed two nights. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable, and spacious even with a crib added. Was grateful for the AC. :) Wonderful breakfast and restaurant, and perfect beach access/amenities. The only thing I wish were different is the lack of hot shower water; was mostly either cool or on lucky moments lukewarm.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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S H wrote a review Oct 2023
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As others have stated, on the surface this property looks great. Design choices photograph well, but lack in function. There is not enough furniture at the pools, what is there is uncomfortable, and I got fiberglass splinters in my fingertips from moving one of the small tables to be near the chairs we were using. At the restaurant, there were bugs in one of our drinks, which staff promptly cleared but did not replace and did not remove from the bill. AC in our room did not work very well. Door/key card were incredibly challenging. If prices were more reasonable, these issues would have been less frustrating.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lori H wrote a review Sep 2023
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Very clean, comfortable and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was amazing! Sloths were in the trees and the private beach club was beautiful and so convenient. Felt so secluded while in our room.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Adriana A wrote a review Sep 2023
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I had a disappointed experience. The maintenance and cleaning of the premises in general are very poor for the price. Renovations are needed. Staff should be more on top of customers needs. E.g. Chairs at the beach are broken and in bad conditions making them unusable; things like food, used plates and wet towels are left on the chairs by the beach at night; debris from the rain are left all over the place. They offer free private parking space, and the only place to park is on the street by your own; leaving it to your luck to find an available place to park. The breakfast overall was ok, but the coffee was really bad and burned. Shirt staff for the number of guests. This hotel fails to meet the standards for the price.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$217 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de TalamancaCocles
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Super Negro (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Como en la Gloria, Bamboocha, and La Nena.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Cocles.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Is Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.