Hotel Cuna Del Angel
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Hotel Cuna Del Angel

9 Km Al Sur de Playa Dominical Puntarenas, Dominical 60403 Costa Rica
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4.5
#1 of 1 boutique hotel in Dominical
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Telephone
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
705Reviews11Q+A100Room tips

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LorraineOntario wrote a review Mar 2022
Ontario124 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The best part is the staff! They are friendly, helpful and go out of their way to please customers. Each of them were equally outstanding. This is the best part of the hotel.

The restaurant serves gluten free meals, which is an attraction to some people but we didn’t care for that. Breakfast choices were the same every day and there is a variety, but being gluten free was not appealing to us.

There is a lovely pool but only 6 lounge chairs. This in inadequate for a hotel this size.

From this location we visited Marino Ballena Beach and Ventanas Beach. Two amazing beaches!

This hotel is in a remote area and you have to understand that you need to get a taxi to go to the beach, or elsewhere to dinner. Some taxi drivers charge double the rates of what others charge.

We did a day trip to Dominical and did not enjoy that. It’s a “laid back town” and too laid back for our liking.

If you are willing to either stay at the hotel all day, or take a taxi to the beach and to restaurants then this is a good place for you. It’s a great hotel with amazing staff.
When we went to Marino Ballena we had a wonderful lunch in Uvita. Great people and great restaurants.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shay K wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed only 2 nights but wish we had longer to explore the area more...lots to see and do! Danny Castro greeted us at the hotel and helped guide us to some fun-filled tours, he really went out of his way to make sure we had everything taken care of and that we enjoyed our stay there. The restaurant is excellent and accommodations are wonderful. I highly recommend Hotel Cuna de Angel and plan to stay again on our next adventure to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna Del Angel
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Dear 246shayk, We love that luck has brought you here and that we have surprised you by offering you a service as you deserve it. It is great to know that you have enjoyed your choice so much and we hope that you will choose us again in the future. Eduardo Calvo General Manager
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rmingraham61 wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our fifth stay at Cuna over the past number of years. We come to this part of Costa Rica, as we are currently developing our retirement property. One could ask why not try other hotels in the area, and this would be an excellent question. However, when you find a place that's got a great location for what we need, fantastic atmosphere, and complimented with an incredibly friendly staff who keep the property immaculate, why would anyone want to change that. To quote; "If it's not broken, don't break it." We are returning to Cuna again towards the end of April and can't wait.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna Del Angel
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Dear rmingraham61, Thank you very much for sharing your comments, it is great to know that you continue choosing us each time you visit the area. You are already part of the Cuna del Angel family and we will be waiting for your next visit. Looking forward to seeing you soon, Cuna del Angel
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Blue wrote a review Feb 2020
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom118 contributions131 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Easiest to list the issues we faced during our two night stay;

From the moment we arrived the reception staff were cool and unhelpful.
Awful smell of mildew in the room.
No ocean view as advertised. Apparently the trees have grown!!
Dilapidated uncomfortable sofa so nowhere to sit in the room other than on the bed.
Bedding that just didn't fit the mattress, every morning we woke up wrapped in our sheet and mattress cover because they just didn't fit the mattress.
No wi fi in the room, although it is advertised that it is.
A safe that didn't work. When we investigated we found it had been repaired with sellotape!
Laughably this hotel boasts a gourmet restaurant, the food is acceptable but when my partner ordered Tarte Tatin for his dessert what was delivered was a cold traditional English apple pie.
The breakfast was the poorest of all the hotels we stayed in.
We complained to our agent who made contact with the hotel and was apparently told that the hotel would make it up to us by giving us a free meal. When we checked out no such attempt at an apology was forthcoming either in the form of a reduction in our bill or a visit from management to deal with our issues.
To add insult to injury we had to ask reception for some help to take our luggage down four flights of external steps. The reception staff seemed to have no enthusiasm for their work and not a jot of initiative.
The ONLY saving grace in this hotel were the two male waiters in the restaurant. Both delightful. They should give the reception staff training in customer service.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna Del Angel
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Dear Carol T, We appreciate your comments about your experience and regret that it was not as expected. It is a pity that during your stay you didnt tell us all the things that you comment in this review. We had every intention of helping you despite knowing that you were not happy, we have offered courtesies that you have not accepted, and at all times we tried to help with your luggage. But the other things you mention, you didnt say anything to us and we could have helped make your experience more positive. Thank you very much, Eduardo Calvo Cuna del Angel
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Karen O wrote a review Mar 2023
16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
To start with the positives, the pool area was small but perfectly clean and tidy, we saw humming birds and capuchin monkeys.
BUT the location right next to highway 34 ment you heard the big American style trucks all night. The pool filter sounded like an asthmatic bagpipe and you are very close to an airfield so you hear light aircraft overhead.
We asked for a quieter room but the chap on reception was so indifferent it was borderline rude.
The bed was lovely and comfortable BUT our coffee machine leaked badly and flooded the floor when used, the hairdryer did not work and the smell of the drains was awful.
Having visited Costa Rica four times now this is by far the worst hotel we've stayed in.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Browneyedgirl wrote a review Mar 2023
Hampshire, United Kingdom202 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice rooms with aircon and fans; has a TV with two English news channels. Everything else is in Spanish. Small pool with about 8 lounge chairs. Average breakfast. Reasonably priced cocktails. Dinner was hit and miss sadly as the chef clearly liked his salt. The beef medallion with the white truffle sauce was exceptional. The beef with porchini mushrooms was gritty as were the potatoes which were also very salty and inedible. My husband ordered the baked fish which was so salty, that it was inedible. Instead of not charging for the dish, they took $4 off the cost. The avocado starter was just delicious and the flavour exceptional. Lots of birds and white faces monkeys all around which was lovely. The hotel is close to the road so there is a lot of noise from trucks going by. There are no restaurants within walking distance so if you don't have a car, you need to use taxi's. Staff are friendly so no complaints there .
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Chet wrote a review Apr 2021
Idaho, Ohio14 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely hotel, just north of Uvita town and quite near the beach, with beautiful grounds immaculately kept. The hotel restaurant is entirely gluten free and its open sides provide beautiful views of the lush forest and the Pacific Ocean. I also received a particularly excellent facial from Yolanda in their spa. The air conditioning was appreciated in this humid part of Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: March 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Eduardo Calvo, Director General at Hotel Cuna Del Angel
Responded 7 Apr 2021
Dear 184chetg, We appreciate your comments about your experience. For us, it is very important that our guests enjoy the natural experience of Cuna del Angel. We are happy that the wild nature has accompanied you at all times while you enjoyed a facial and relaxing treatment. We hope you choose us again, Cuna del Angel
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stipagirl wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay here.Staff were lovely.However, not happy to have a totally gluten-free menu imposed in the restaurant.
Restaurant has a lovely setting where we could watch all sorts of birds whilst having our breakfast
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna Del Angel
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Dear stipagirl, We appreciate your comments about your experience and we love knowing that you have had a good time with us and that you have enjoyed an environment charged with the energy of the wonderful nature that surrounds us. We regret the food hasn't been to your liking, we try to worry about pleasing the tastes of all our guests. We love that you choose us again, it will be a pleasure to serve you. Eduardo Calvo Cuna del Angel
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MichaelVantastic wrote a review Mar 2021
San Diego, California11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always a pleasure to be here. So many gluten free menu choices, always prepared fresh and presented well. With a beautiful view of the surrounding jungle forest looking out to the sea, it is a relaxing and delicious experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Eduardo Calvo, Director General at Hotel Cuna Del Angel
Responded 15 Mar 2021
Dear MichaelVantastic, We love knowing that you have enjoyed your stay, the facilities and the service we have provided you with, and recommending ideal places to learn more about the nature of this area, which is unique. Our goal is always to offer experiences that you never forget and want to repeat. We hope to see you again in Cuna del Angel, Cuna del Angel
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EarthExplorer wrote a review Mar 2021
San Diego, California257 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We live here locally and this is one of our favorite restaurants. Everything on the menu is gluten free and delicious. The omelets are delicious and we also had the pancake dish which is very nice. We had fresh fruit to top it off and some of their wonderful coffee.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Eduardo Calvo, Director General at Hotel Cuna Del Angel
Responded 15 Mar 2021
Dear Chuck_from_SantaCruz, We appreciate your comments about your experience and we love knowing that you have had a good time with us and that you have enjoyed an environment charged with the energy of the wonderful nature that surrounds us. We love knowing that the food has been to your liking, we try to worry about pleasing the tastes of all our guests. We love that you choose us again, it will be a pleasure to serve you. Cuna del Angel
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Ashley C asked a question Jul 2018
Aiken, South Carolina88 contributions10 helpful votes
Did anyone use the Airport Shuttle service from San Jose? If so, how much did it cost?
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Melrose, Florida
No, I have a guide that I always use : Jose Antonio , Passport Adventures. He just joined Trip Advisor . He’s awesome ! Let me know if you need contact info . He can get you anywhere you need to go .
Beckie A asked a question Apr 2017
Empire, California5 contributions5 helpful votes
I am flying into SJO, is that the best international airport to fly into for this hotel?
Answer from vacation023
Portland, Maine106 contributions55 helpful votes
yes it probably would be an hour longer to fly into Liberia
Answer from JelmeisterCanada
Winnipeg, Canada23 contributions16 helpful votes
when we were there, there was no hot-tub. just an outdoor pool. our room had a nice tub, but it wasn't a jacuzzi style.
Answer from vacation023
Portland, Maine106 contributions55 helpful votes
Check the hotel website I think you will find that information there
ChristieGonzales asked a question Jan 2016
Austin, Texas50 contributions41 helpful votes
What are the hours of the spa?
zschr0eder wrote a tip Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Jungle view is great, just be aware that you hear the monkeys early in the morning but it is a good way to wake up early, if you want to."
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Chuck wrote a tip Nov 2019
Santa Cruz, California472 contributions301 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No bad tables in the restaurant."
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John S wrote a tip Aug 2019
Toronto, Canada46 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't book jungle rooms. They are very dark. However, the rooms by the pool are noisy because of the highway just behind."
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Dhaone wrote a tip Jul 2019
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India180 contributions80 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool facing rooms with a sit out are recommended."
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Susan B wrote a tip Mar 2019
San Diego, California81 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Corner rooms better, and rooms situated above the main building rather than below it will have much better views."
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PRICE RANGE
£113 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cuna del angel hotel, cuna del angel dominical
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasDominical
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cuna Del Angel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cuna Del Angel?
Nearby attractions include Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (1.5 miles), Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (3.7 miles), and Nauyaca Waterfalls (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cuna Del Angel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Cuna Del Angel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cuna Del Angel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Cuna Del Angel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cuna Del Angel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scala, Del Mar Taco Shop, and Gusto Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Cuna Del Angel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Cuna Del Angel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Cuna Del Angel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Cuna Del Angel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Cuna Del Angel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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