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“Worth every penny!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Casa Chameleon

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Hotel Casa Chameleon
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Mal Pais
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth every penny!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

A truly beautiful setting up on the hill above the beaches combined with warm hospitality and wonderful food makes for a fabulous stay. Staff are attentive and knowledgable. Not cheap (comparable to silmilar luxe inns in NA or Mexico) but excellent value.

Warning re roads - in the dry season be ready for bumpy, dusty roads all over Nicoya. The road up to Chameleon is VERY steep. Bring a 4x4 with good ground clearance if you plan to travel any distance.

Room Tip: Villa Palma has the smallest dipping pool but is the cheapest.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julian P
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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Hotel Casa Chameleon, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Hi Julian
Thank you for sharing your good experience, we're glad you had a fabulous stay at Casa Chameleon!!
Pura vida!
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

my husband and I stayed here for a week in March 2013 for our honeymoon. it was unbelievable!
the food was the best I've ever had - so fresh and tasty. we had three dinners there over our stay, and the other night's we went into town - but no meal in town ever compared to what we had at the hotel. the chef Rob is brilliant.
the staff were all very friendly and looked after us very well. the views are incredible, and it is the place to be for the sunset.
we stayed in both Villa Estrella and Villa Sol. Villa Estrella was incredible - the beautiful infinity pool with the most stunning view. it was so private and luxurious and exactly what we were after.
Villa Sol was great too - great view of the sunset, although it certainly wasn't as private as Estrella. although it was nicer being closer to the restaurant etc.
you will need a car to get around the town - it was a bit further from santa teresa then we realised.
thank you casa chameleon! we'll be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Meg263
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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Hotel Casa Chameleon, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Hola Meg!
Thanks for the great review!! We're glad you and your husband had such a lovely time at Casa Chameleon, and that you enjoyed the creations of our kitchen staff!! We pride ourselves in using the freshest available ingredients together with our guests individual preferences to create all of our dishes. We will be waiting for your return here in paradise!!
Pura vida!
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing hotel with incredible staff! My wife and I stayed 4 nights in the Ultra Villa.

Room:
- incredible views
- huge glass doors which open to the infinity pool
- very clean room
- gorgeous pool
- very comfortable bed

The only down sides we found was that there was no phone in the room therefore if you wanted to room service etc you had to go to reception. Normally I wouldn't mind however you are exactly 134 stairs from the reception area. (This is the only negative thing we could say about the hotel).

Resort:
- staff were always friendly and extremely accommodating to our requests.
- food was just great. Wide variety of choices daily and Chef Rob never dissapointed.

Oscar is by far the nicest and will make sure your trip and drinks are always flowing! His milkshakes are out of this world!

Definitely go visit!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joshmtl
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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Hotel Casa Chameleon, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Hi Josh! We're glad you had an "incredible honeymoon experience" at Casa Chameleon!! Our specialty is romance and privacy, and the Ultra Villa is certainly one of our most private villas (which comes with a little price tag of a few extra stairs -we're glad it didn't put a damper on your experience!). Thanks for your kind words to our staff, we'll be sure to let them know!! We hope to see you back at Casa Chameleon!
Pura vida!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

It was an unforgettable experience! We had the pleasure of staying at Villa Estrellla and it was perfect! We were surrounded by nature, had a spectacular ocean view and the private pool was very romantic . The staff was veryfriendly, they went out of their way to help us in whatever we needed. We can't wait togo again soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carolina M
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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Hotel Casa Chameleon, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Hi Carolina! Thanks for letting us, and other travelers know about your great experience at Casa Chameleon! We hope to see you guys back around in the near future!!
Pura vida!
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Everything was amazing. Dont hesitate, just book it! Staff was great, we miss Oscar! It was a perfect place for a honeymoon. We stayed in the Ultra Villa, lots of steps to get to the dining area but it was worth it. Monkeys outside our room a couple of times, great view of the ocean, decor was very nice. The matress was heavenly. Food was way better then expected. It was almost too nice :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jennifer E
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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Hotel Casa Chameleon, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Hi Jennifer!
We are glad you enjoyed your honeymoon at Casa Chameleon!! Thanks for the lovely review :) We hope to see you and your husband back sometime in the future!
Pura vida!
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon. The two best things that stand out in my mind were the food/chef and the beatutiful grounds/villas. Everything was so perfect its hard to put it all into words. The villas and their views were absolutely breath taking. We stayed in 2 villas; Ultra and Pichote. I cant even say which was better because both were BEYOND amazing! Every morning waking up felt like a dream. I found myself looking forward to every meal served. The food was so fresh. We chose the catch of the day everyday! After leaving Casa Chameleon I did feel a little depressed...it was THAT amazing!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stephanie a
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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Hotel Casa Chameleon, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Hi Stephanie! Thanks for the great review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time at Casa Chameleon, and that we could help make your honeymoon a trip to remember!
Pura Vida!
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

My wife and I spent the final 5 days of our Honeymoon at Casa Chameleon, and it was wonderful. The staff was friendly and sweet, our room (Villa Estrella) was a dream, with such a comfortable and romantic setting, and weeks later, we are still mourning that Chef Rob isn't around to make our food. Honestly, that food was superb.
This was the priciest hotel we stayed at on our honeymoon, and we couldn't imagine a better experience, feeling like it was worth every penny (and for the food especially, worth MORE than we paid!). We would love to return, and hopefully sooner rather than later.

Room Tip: The privacy and the infinity pool were well worth it. Though the room is quite a hike from the resta...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jonathan R
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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Hotel Casa Chameleon, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear Jonathan
We are glad that you got spend the last leg of your honeymoon at Casa Chameleon, and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the great review!! We will be eagerly awaiting your return, ready to pamper you and your wife!
Pura Vida
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Property: Hotel Casa Chameleon
Address: Punta Barrigona | Province of Puntarenas, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Casa Chameleon 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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 is a favourite with honeymooners and couples looking to relax and unwind in an enchanted 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 
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