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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would give this 4 stars, but I know what most Americans expect. March. Get up early and be prepared for heat and humidity by mid-morning. Room has a ceiling fan; bed/bathroom, though simple, is super clean and comfortable. The grounds are well kept, nature trails run directly out of the gardens. We enjoyed taking our buffet breakfast to a... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this hotel. It felt very authentic. You would need transport as it is isolated. The rooms were clean, large and air conditioned. The grounds are beautiful with wildlife on your doorstep. Restaurant is buffet which suited me very well and a good range to choose from. Staff excellent.

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Prilly, Vaud, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016

In a beautiful location (the hotel is set in the forest near a river), it is very charming. But the hotel itself is a disappointment. Rooms are big but without comfort and without charm. Service is poor and the restaurant is not inviting. I did not even try the food, apart from the breakfast which was varied and altogether good... More 

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Really enjoyed Villa Lapas, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the room was excellent and the grounds great for exploring. There is even a church set against a rainforest backdrop and lots of wildlife to see. Breakfast plentiful and on the whole a very good stay.

Thank ChuftieGal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

It was ok. If I were back in the area I would definitely try to find something different. Had terrible problem with spiders, large ones in our room. Ended up sleeping with the lights on & killing spiders at night. The mattress & box springs to our room were extremely old and very dirty. Was extremely thankful I had packed... More 

Thank Outwego
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

We stayed here one night with a school group. The grounds were beautiful. The rooms were basic, but nice and very comfortable. I did not try the pools, but they looked lovely. Wifi only in the lobby and restaurant, but there was plenty of seating available.

Thank LauraKateMelvin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

This hotel was a treat. It is out in the sticks, no wardrobes ( but who wears clothes in Costa Rica which need hanging up?) the water is not recommended and remember the salad is washed in it -I didn't and paid for it for a day!- but the situation is wonderful. Scarlet macaws in the tree outside our room,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights with a group. The rooms were comfortable with lovely bathrooms. The grounds had incredible landscaping. Lots of frog calls at night! Saw a Red-eyed tree Frog after hearing it. Be sure to go across the bridge to the village replica. Food was also good with a decent variety.

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Reviewed June 12, 2016

Sidewalks and parking lot was all cover with moss (lack of maintenance) that make the site very slippery and dangerous, specially for old people. Two member of my group felt down on the slippery sidewalks. Also reception book our reservation wrong. They book only one night instead of two even if we were clear in our email 6 months ago.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2016

Stayed here last week as part of Saga tour. 17 out of 21 in the group, plus tour manager and driver suffered from an on-going stomach bug, which many returned to the UK with. Rather than Saga giving us bottled water we had to fill our own bottles from a central source. Salads and fruit were not covered over, and... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Lapas

Address: | 4 KM South , 600 Mtrs East From Tarcoles Bridge, Camaronal 103-4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Camaronal
Price Range: $89 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Villa Lapas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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Lapas Hotel Jaco
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We stayed in a room close to the reception which enabled us to pick up the free wifi from the communal areas.”
 of 5 bubbles ChuftieGal, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good here.”
 of 5 bubbles shah55, Jul 6, 2016 | Read review
“Wi-fi in reception.”
 of 5 bubbles joyf307, Apr 24, 2016 | Read review
“If you go to sleep early, stay away from the disco.”
 of 5 bubbles 673KevinP, Apr 11, 2016 | Read review
“One overlooking the lawn and river would be best.”
 of 5 bubbles judithshirley, Apr 7, 2016 | Read review
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