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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 2 March 2014

LOVED our 5 day stay in March '12. A bit noisy at night from the nearby road but AC muffed the sound. FANTASTIC breakfast. Lovely grounds and secure parking. No bugs. No problem with reservation/payment. Charming staff and owner. We were in Costa Rica to attend a medical conference at the coast so we drove roundtrip each day from El...

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We have stayed at El Punto for 2 separate nights; one upon our arrival in Costa Rica and the night before leaving the country. It is very close to the Liberia airport (10km). The rooms are nicely decorated. The children loved the mezzanine in the room. We appreciated the air conditioning although the night keeper kept the only remote control...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I recently stayed at El Punto Hotel after finding it on-line at hostelworld.com. I booked a room on line, paid the deposit and when I arrived at the hotel the desk attendant looked at my printed reservation like it was a foreign object, shrugged his shoulders and stood there. (I understand if they cannot speak english however he was not...

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4Thank Masyn S
elpuntoLiberia, Owner at El Punto Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are taking this review very seriously and we are worried that this situation has happened to you. It is highly unlikely that we did not have your reservation in our records, especially since it is one done online via hostel world. It has been very common though that guests do not read the guidelines under which the...

London, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I have not personally been at this hotel but my manager was just there on a business trip and raved about it so much that I decided to post this review at her request. She reports that the hotel is extremely clean, the breakfasts included were excellent and the service exceptional. She stayed for a week, the hotel staff were...

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elpuntoLiberia, Owner at El Punto Hotel, responded to this review

Maria Eugenia and Norma do a fantastic job catering and providing great hospitality to our guests, even with the language barrier! We are very proud of them. El Punto has been built slowly, with many obstacles in the way, yet with a clear vision of providing great service to travelers coming and going to and from Liberia. It is not...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 December 2012

Friendly helpful staff (arranged taxi to Rincon), but seems like only the owner speaks English. Spacious with colourful cheery decor. No AC but large ceiling fan. No room safe. Bars on windows and secure metal doors. Good location: close to a Jumbo supermarket and banks. Breakfast very simple. Close to a McD.

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elpuntoLiberia, Owner at El Punto Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest and Trip Advisor user, thank you for your review and friendly remarks! We do have to clarify that our staff is all local, and that they do not speak any English. Nevertheless, if Mariana is nota round they will be happy to contact her for any questions. We wonder why you did not use the air conditioning because...

Colorado
Reviewed 14 November 2012

A converted public school it has a unique vibe and it's fun to spend the night in a classroom. The location is convenient (backs onto the supermarket and mini mall right on the main intersection of the Pan American Highway and Route 21) but not terribly charming and can be a bit loud and dusty (especially in dry season). It...

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elpuntoLiberia, Owner at El Punto Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest and Trip Advisor user, thank you for reviewing us! We have to make clear that we also believe our location is not the most appealing one in terms of beauty. However, it is convenient for travellers looking to have a walking distance to banks, the supermarket, drugstore, and city center. It is also close to gas stations and...

Liberia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Let me introduce my review by getting the most pertinent questions out of the way; It's clean, your not going to get mugged, your things are safe, your car is safe and it's walking distance to a classic 24 hour restaurant, a gym and a nice grocery store. Okay, so besides all the musts, this hotel has a lot of...

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elpuntoLiberia, Manager at El Punto Hotel, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you! And you are absolutely right. Anybody with questions regarding trip planning, accommodations or any sort of doubt or interest you might have, please do not hesitate writing us. We are here to help!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2012

We stayed at El Punto for one night on our way from Monteverde to Rincon de la Vieja. The rooms are much like they look in the pictures - brightly coloured, fun and comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and we spent a few hours lounging around in the morning reading and taking photos. As a few of the reviews on...

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elpuntoLiberia, Manager at El Punto Hotel, responded to this review

We are extremely grateful that you enjoyed your stay with us. I understand that the language barrier can be challenging, but we appreciate your care and patience to understand Maria Eugenia and Norma. Despite your feelings, we can proudly say that El Punto has been blessed with being very safe, I hope it continues this way forever. We also have...

Switzerland
Reviewed 22 March 2012

It's a little dustier than what the pictures promise. For a couple of nights it's a good choice, even if a little pricey for what you get. All the staff we talked to only spoke Spanish, but were charming and helpful. If you need a driver, make sure they call Offi for you. He's the best tour guide you could...

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elpuntoLiberia, Owner at El Punto Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, El Punto is constantly working to improve its services. We apologize for the dust that made you uncomfortable during your stay. Unfortunately, as you might have noticed, it is the summer time, and we have been experiencing very strong winds, and sometimes, it is hard to work against nature. For future guests, we would like to tell you...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Great little hotel in Liberia. Colorful, comfortable and clean rooms, great location close to town centre. It can be a little noisy as it is on InterAmericana; however, if you're used to some traffic noise, it won't be a problem. Showers nice and big, and warm water. Breakfast was good. We stayed in the orange room - double bed on...

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elpuntoLiberia, Owner at El Punto Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We have to agree with you, our location next to a highway can have its pros and cons. We are continuously working into making our garden as lush as possible to buff off the noise from the Street. Our location though, is also strategic for those adventurous travelers who want to go explore the surrounding areas as well...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rustic Chic for the well traveled. El Punto is a refurbished elementary school converted into a seven room bed & breakfast. Staring February 10th we will have a new room suite. Centrally located in the main intersection to all major tourist destinations in Guanacaste, walking distance to downtown and historic district,10 minutes from the International Airport. El Punto or the spot features paintings and unique furniture in bright modern colors. Our lounge area is wonderful to chill out, check your mail, read or listen to music. Children can play in our children's corner. breakfast is served in a delicate manner with fresh ingredients and perfect presentation. Stay with us and live the magic of el punto! Rooms: A/C, ceiling fan, WI/FI, solar heated water heater, toiletries, mini fridge, loft for additional sleeping quarters, daily maid service, free laundry service, private porch, hammock, rocking chair, night guard, free breakfast, walking distance to downtown Liberia, 10 minutes off the airport.• 15 minutes off the airport• Walking distance to downtown and next to a Super market, several Banks and surf and clothing shops• 30 minutes from Rincon de la Vieja National Park and from Coco and Playa Hermosa Beach. 
• 45-60 minutes to, Santa Rosa National Park, Tamarindo Beach,the Nicaraguan border. 
• Day tours available to other local destinations such as: Guaitil, Rio Celeste, Llanos del Cortez waterfall.• On the road to Monteverde, Arenal Volcano, and San Jose.
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Additional Information about El Punto Hotel

Address: On Panamerican Highway 150 meters South of main intersection, Liberia, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Liberia
Price Range: £74 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
El Punto Hotel Costa Rica/Liberia
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“All seem to be equally good, away from noise of highway.”
 of 5 bubbles B_and_E_Canada, 29 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Farther from the Highway is better”
 of 5 bubbles costaricaguide, 14 Nov 2012 | Read review
“all rooms face in the same direction.”
 of 5 bubbles JujuSandytoes, 23 May 2012 | Read review
“close to reception are the farthest from the busy road and therefore the most quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles A_Blue_Sea_Shell, 22 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Get the room closest to the reception office. Some of the further rooms are laid out in such a way that the loft looks down into part of the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles NeilsS22, 31 Dec 2011 | Read review
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