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Casa Chameleon Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are amazing as are the room staff. The restaurant menu poor no choice very expensive when we were there wine list but only 1 available white at $60+ .Food was very expensive meal $180+ that included a half bottle of wine found after speaking to manager. The hotel is quite away from other restaurants the taxi can cost...

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karil951, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Jane, We really appreciate you enjoyed our rooms and room staff. We are very sorry you were disappointed with our menu selection and prices, in the future we will make sure we have a wider variety of wines. We are very interested in your feedback as one of our goals is to make sure every guest leaves happy....

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is too quiet, relax, beauty, with private pool, clean, excellent service and nice view. They offer restaurant, tours and others services Around the hotel there are a lot of beauty beaches and good restaurants. The hotel is locales in a nice place in Costa Rica, its important to take in consideration that you need a 4x4 car

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stayed at Casa Chameleon for our honeymoon Feb 15-21st and the journey there was a bit long if you travel via taxi and ferry but if you take a local flight it is easier. We arrived in the evening and were met by Junior who was basically took care of us and gave us some...

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello KDMatthews12, Thank you very much for your review. I notice you experience the whole idea of traveling to Costa Rica and particularlly Mal Pais. This place is full of surprises and in the hotel we love to share with our guest in order to understand our culture and make from Chameleon a home away from home. Hope to see...

Escondido, California
Reviewed February 13, 2017

My husband and I have been to Costa Rica several times in the last 20 years but we have always stayed at rented homes. We wanted a new experience this trip staying at a nice resort and we certainly find one at Casa Chameleon Hotel in Mal Pais. When we arrived we were greeted by the wonderful staff, Junior gave...

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Robbie W. I am so happy we make you change your mind. We try to offer the most genuine service and let Costa Rica beauty make the rest. Pura vida and we all in Casa Chameleon hope to see you again. ¡pura vida!

Meredith, New Hampshire
Reviewed February 10, 2017

We loved this hotel. We stayed in Villa Palma, which is one of three (including Villa Sol) that are closest to the restaurant and reception. Our villa was completely private, with a refreshing plunge pool, a great hammock and an incredible view. Our breakfast was included each day and we though it was very good. The Huevos Rancheros were our...

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello RuRuRoams. You just prove that is impossible to get disappointed in this place, thank you for sharing your nice experience and to let us give you a little piece of Costa Rica. ¡PV!

Reviewed February 9, 2017

My husband and I had the absolute most WONDERFUL time ever!!!! Jamie and Maria were great and were always there to help us with the excursions, car rentals, etc. Andres, David, Junior- these guys were the sweetest gentlemen and were there to assist us whenever we needed it!!!! Emilio- another sweetheart! And he made the yummiest breakfasts and lunches. EVERYTHING...

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello VanessarA64ZY Thank you for your great review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your Honeymoon, I have passed your kind comments and good wishes to Jeimy, Maria, Andres, David and Junior. We hope you will visit us again someday – the staff at Casa Chameleon will look forward to assisting you in your next trip! ¡pura vida!

Reviewed February 8, 2017

We LOVED Casa Chameleon!!! The staff was amazing. The villa was beautiful and private. We would absolutely return Mal Pais and stay at this incredibly lovely spot to relax and unwind from the stresses of life.

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Reviewed February 3, 2017

Casa Chameleon is a captivating boutique hotel in the hills above Santa Teresa. I could praise the features of the hotel on and on. But I want to highlight the wonderful staff and unrivaled dining experience. Junior, Andres, Ignacio, David, Maria and Julia are so spirited and truly make you feel like valued friends. Dining-wise, if you want endless options...

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Reviewed February 2, 2017

The last time we visited Casa Chameleon we knew that we had to come back for our honeymoon. We had an amazing time on our honeymoon and all centered around the wonderful folks at Casa Chameleon who made our trip so memorable. The rooms and room service are beautiful, the pictures speak for themselves. The staff was not only super...

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CasaChameleon, Gerente at Casa Chameleon Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Daniel D. Thank you for your nice review. Mal Pais and Sta Teresa's beauty makes our job easier. I will pass the word to our staff, they appreciate to meet new people and share our culture. Pura vida.

Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

We loved every minute of our stay in MalPais at the Casa Chameleon. We received a warm welcome from Jamie and Junior. Our Villa was everything that we hoped it would be. A large comfy bed, plunge pool, and the Bluetooth speaker along with the refreshment center were nice additions. We enjoyed a lovely couples massage in our villa during...

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Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review. We work very hard to make sure you have an exceptional stay and whenever we hear you leave happy we know it is a job well done. We will let Jaime, Junior and our chef Jose Luis of your recognition as well as Andrea, David, Maria,Mario...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chosen as one of the "Best 101 Hotels in the World" by Conde Nast Publications' Tatler Travel Guide, Casa Chameleon hotel Mal Pais is a favorite with honeymooners and couples looking to relax and unwind in an enchanted adult only environment. Casa Chameleon is vacation as it should be: a warm welcome, rich privacy, authentic experiences, and endless adventure. Regardless of which Casa Chameleon Hotel you find yourself enjoying, you can count on handcrafted cultural experiences and endless adventure. At each Casa Chameleon property, it is our priority to help you slip seamlessly into the best of local tradition and cuisine-from cooking fresh-caught seafood side by side with our in-house chefs to paddling the coastline to sipping a nightcap in your private pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Chameleon Hotel

Address: Punta Barrigona | Province of Puntarenas, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: $282 - $488 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Chameleon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
Casa Chameleon Hotel Costa Rica/Mal Pais
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
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“Ask for their newer rooms as they've renovated quite a few, we stayed in Nuyri”
 of 5 bubbles KDMatthews12, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Every room has it own private pool and view. There a two Suites which are larger.”
 of 5 bubbles robbiew20, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“Sol, Palma and Vista villas require the least amount of stairs up to the restaurant and reception.”
  • View of the terrace of Villa Palma from the bed.
  • View from the shower in Villa Palma.
  • The sinks the day we arrived in Villa Palma.
  • Bed of Villa Palma the day we arrived.
  • Private plunge pool at the edge of the terrace of Villa Palma.
  • View of the shower area, that opens up to the plunge pool of Villa Palma.
  • This is the view from the shower in Villa Palma & us in the private plunge pool.
  • Table on the terrace of Villa Palma.
 of 5 bubbles RuRuRoams, Feb 10, 2017 | Read review
“Villa Ultra :D”
 of 5 bubbles V4011YKdanield, Feb 2, 2017 | Read review
“Camibar which was a regular villa and incredibly secluded. Other guests said the villa suites weren't worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles 516elizaw, Dec 24, 2016 | Read review
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