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Hotel Cuna del Angel
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
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Omaha, Nebraska
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“"Truly beautiful setting"”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

A fine experience, but a whirlwind as we only scheduled one night at this fine hotel. The staff was super friendly, rooms were very clean, although the bed was not good for sleep. We ate at the Palapa restaurant on site, and it was truly fabulous. My wife and I had ordered the lobster risotto and the osso bucco, oh my, so good. The salad was super as was the porcinni mushroom soup. The cosmos were not very good, but the glasses of wine were fine. All in all a great experience with a very nice ocean view. Good for families that would enjoy the beautiful pool area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time in writing this nice review, we feel glad that you enjoyed our rooms and our service but specially we feel very happy that you liked our food, we are very proud of being one of the best restaurants in the área and the only one 100% gluten free with organic products. We welcome couples, we welcome families, everybody has a great experience at our ocean view boutique hotel. Please come back and visit us soon.
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Odense, Denmark
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed two nights at this boutique hotel and had a great time!

The staff was so friendly and helpful, and our room was lovely with it's direct access to the pool in front! – actually some of the waiters in the restaurant was so service-minded that it almost became too much, because with small kids, you can't avoid to make a bit of a mess, and they went out of their way to help us with a new fork, a clean napkin and so on... :-)

We had a massage and a facial in the spa there, and both were really good and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

We would recommend this to anyone who needs a break from the eco-lodges, ranches and bed and breakfasts and who needs some friendly luxury at a reasonable price. (the restaurant was a bit expensive compared to the rooms though).

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you very much for your nice comment, I am sure it will be very hlepful for all readers. We feel very happy every time a guest values our effort on good service, we put a lot of effort in this matter. Great that you had a massage on our spa, they ae very good and as you mention, good rates for the quality. Thank you for your recommendation to all the readers. Please come and visit us again soon.Just what we needed too, a great review, best regards.
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Here and There Around the World
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a stunning boutique hotel overlooking the ocean. The hotel features a gourmet 100% gluten-free (and aiming at completely organic) restaurant. The gluten-free restaurant and the toucan that greeted us on our balcony were extra-special treats. Excellent food. Excellent staff. We highly recommend! With special kudos to Rigo and Danny!! Thanks for the excellent service, guys!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you very much for your recommendation and for writing this nice review. We feel very happy that you enjoyed our 100% gluten free restaurant, it was a hard and long process till we reached our goal : Excellent and delicious dishes, all gluten free, with nothing to envy a normal dish, plus all the organic ingredients, We are proud to say that we are one of the best restaurants in the area. I will personally tell Rigo and Danny your comments. And yes, all the wildlife that surrounds the hotel is spectacular, toucans monkeys, sloths, etc. Please come back and visit us soon.
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

The privacy is priceless. The remote location is awesome, The staff was polite, helpful, and very local, made our stay wonderful. The facility is unique, not commercial, very casual while elegant. I highly recommend the place if you want something beside the big box hotel experience that you can get anywhere. The location, rainforest, monkeys, sunrise, sunset, restaurant, staff, and location make this a wonderful destination if you are trying to get away and relax....enjoy

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time in writing this nice review, we feel very happy that you liked hotel Cuna del Angel in every aspect. The secluded location surrounded by jungle with a great ocean view. Our local staff always showing an effort to satisfy your needs. Thank you very much for recommending this hotel, I am sure this review will be very helpful for all readers.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Staff were above & beyond helpful & friendly..... Setting was lovely - perfect to chill after or before tackling the waves @ Dominical.......( wish it had suites instead of just rooms) food @ restaurant was amazing....! Can't wait for my return trip :-)
Elaine

  • Stayed March 2014
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Excellent Review! Thank you very much for writing it. I am sure it will be very helpful for all readers. Thank you for all the good comments about our staff, we work very hard training them in good practices for customer service, the setting and our good food at Palapa Restaurant, which is 100% Gluten free and uses organic products. As you say, yes, we are close to more than 15 beaches, all in a range of 15 minute car drive where you can experience some of the best waves.
Dominical is a Paradise for surfing. We will be waiting for you to come back.
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Really enjoyed staying at the Hotel Cuna del Angel. Staff very helpful. Great location. Comfortable rooms. Relaxing pool area with refreshing, cool water. Quiet area. Would definitely consider this hotel again when traveling to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Thank you very much for writing this nice review, we feel very happy that you enjoyed every single aspect of the hotel and that you recommend it and you will like to come back, we would love to have you back again with us. Remember, an angel awaits for you at Cuna del Angel.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great hotel, spotless, German owner, so it's spotless, and has great attention to detail. The hotel has no beach access, the location is almost like a 'motel' by the highway, light sleepers might even hear some distance truck noise once in a while from the highway. It's a small facility, so there is not much to do apart from sleeping, and dipping in the pull or Jacuzzi, makes it not the most kids friendly for this reason.

Overall great place, just be aware of the location limitations...

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Thank you for your review, and thank you very much for all the good comments. As you mention, we pay much attention to detail and we have been very successful in this matter. I feel a bit disappointed with your comparison with a regular "motel" as you say We are very far from being a hotel by the road or highway. We are surrounded by a beautiful jungle, nice ocean view, and close by to more than 15 beaches to choose from, some very nice and relaxing, we are very close to Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, a great atracction where in low tide you can walk on a whale tale shape pass way. Many other attractions are very close by, like beautiful waterfalls that you can access by horseback riding, canopy tours, kayak tours, and many others , All this activities are perfect for kids of all ages, and this description is very far from a road side hotel.
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Property: Hotel Cuna del Angel
Address: | entrance to Puertocito, 9 km south of Dominical Beach, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Dominical
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Dominical
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
#4 Family Hotel in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Cuna del Angel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cuna del Angel is an exclusive and cozy boutique hotel that is committed with high quality standards in service and sustainability, its facilities are comfortable and intimate with an atmosphere of tranquility and romance surrounded by exuberant nature in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. Cuna del Angel is the ideal scenery for honeymoons and fantastic adventurous vacations. Located in Bahia Ballena, at the amazing South Pacific of Costa Rica, where the resplendent green of mountains can be admired year around. The name Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay) is to honor the yearly arriving of whales to the region; these impressive mammals can be easily seen year after year when they come to mate and give birth to their calves. Bahia Ballena is considered a strategic location to visit and explore important tourist attractions such as: Manuel Antonio National Park, Marino Ballena (Whale Marine) National Park and the worldwide famous Corcovado National Park, besides a wide variety of exciting activities in the vicinity ... more   less 
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