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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Found this hotel on TripAdvisor and booked about 24 hours before our arrival. We were only there for 1 night, but we loved how the patio had a full wet bar/refrigerator--definitely a great option if you were going to stay there for the week! It's a bit down the road off the highway but very safe and clean. We appreciated the complementary breakfast, in which they made us pancakes and waffles! Thanks Hotel Pumilio!

Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
Thank Summer Rose S
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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time.
You are right Hotel Pumilio is perfect to stay a week or even more, since the all the options the area offers and things to do while leaping into happiness, pampered like at home!
Pumilio is strategically located at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer.
The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with the kitchen outside so our guests can keep contact with nature and avoid the food smell inside the room. We ended up remodeling the entire hotel last year! An we are working on the dinning room and Spa renovations that should be ready at the end of October, we are very excited with the improvements!
For breakfast, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast every day so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday!
If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Hope to have you back soon for a longer stay!
Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests.


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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This Hotel has Great rooms. They all overlook the pool and the mountains. They all have outdoor kitchens and tables on terrace or balconys. Staff is Great and friendly. Breakfast every morning with your stay included. Very comfortable beds, big tv's and nice bathrooms. Downtown is a 6 minute drive. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again if in the area.

Room Tip: All rooms are Great. Couples with kids may prefer terrace rooms as they step out directly to the pool.
  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank jennifer51159
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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Thank you for your kindly comments and rating! All our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time.
The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright with the kitchen outside so our guests can keep contact with nature and avoid the food smell inside the room. We ended up remodeling the entire hotel last year!
For breakfast, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast every day so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday! By the end of October the dinning room will be totally renovated we are very excited planning the improvements!
Pumilio is strategically located at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer.
Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests.
Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

This is the second time we have stayed here. My wife and I love it. All of staff have always been extremely friendly and helpful. The parking lot is a little tight but if you know how to drive it's not a huge deal.

Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

It was a pleasure to have you back again! Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others that are looking for a hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, absolutely pampered to explore Costa Rica.
We agree about the parking lot is tight but is hard to fix it, we hope we can make it bigger in the future.
Our staff is very grateful that you appreciated the welcoming and service, they enjoy giving our guests.
Hope to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio! Best regards!

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

My husband and I leaped into happiness with the Pumilio Hotel. They were awesome everyone was happy and helpful. They made it so easy to book day to day activities. The spa was so nice and relaxing. Thanks Christian! Victor you run a great team!

Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thank you for you feedback your opinion truly helps us make our guest’s experience even better and helps others that are looking for a hotel to spend their vacation. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time, absolutely pampered to explore Costa Rica.
It`s better when our guest trust us and book the tours and activities with us instead of making ahead by themselves, depending in our guests plans, likes and preferences we know which tour operator will be the best option, we take care of the schedule and can double check for the best service to our guests, we love to be part of your plans, so you can relax and explore Costa Rica like been pamper at home and for those booking tours with us we offer the free taxi to downtown.
Like you hear you enjoyed our Spa, being outdoor and surrounded by nature is and unique adventure instead of been in an AC Spa and the perfect complement for a relaxing and spoiling time.
Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests, Krishne and Milton are very happy you mentioned them!
If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Hope to have you back soon. Best regards!
Pura Vida!

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

From the moment we arrived to the very moment we departed the staff made us feel like we were the only ones they cared about. they honestly treated every single guest like they were there just for them. The beauty that surrounds the hotel is beyond words. at night when it rains you here all the nature that surrounds you. Absolutely amazing. The spa is a MUST while your there don't do yourself an injustice by passing on the best hands in the world Warner Is amazing. This being our first trip to Costa Rica was by far wonderful , we will be back and we will return to this paradise...Hotel Pumilio

Room Tip: Second story seems a bit more private
  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thank you for your kindly comments. We love to make our guests very welcome from the beginning, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time.
Pumilio is strategically located at the edge of the jungle, perfect to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches offer.
Like you hear you enjoyed our Spa, being outdoor and surrounded by nature is and unique adventure instead of been in an AC Spa and the perfect complement for a relaxing and spoiling time. I agree Warner is the best therapist, he is really amazing!
Best regards from all the staff that is very grateful that you appreciated our service that they enjoy giving our guests.
Looking forward to have you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio!

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