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Hotel Pumilio
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Our stay here was amazing from beginning to end. Laura and Flora are incredible hostesses who make you feel like you're at home. Our trip started with a wine toast greeting when we arrived. The accommodations were perfect. The towels were plush, the bedding was top notch and the rooms are very clean. It truly is luxurious. On top of that, you can have a quiet breakfast overlooking the pool and the greens and see exotic birds fly by. The owners also helped us select trips and adventures to fill our days and every tour they selected was also top notch. Finally, they provided free cab service into Jaco, which is about five minutes away. I'm a very picky traveler and I had no complaints about this hotel. But more than anything, the hospitality was what made this trip so memorable. This is definitely worthy staying at!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Katie W
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Hi! We will always remember your visit, specially Flora and me! Hope to have you back some day. Sorry we didn't response before, we really appreciate your nice comments and it`s the best way to keep improving our services and hotel. We changed our hotel name at the end of last year, know is Hotel Pumilio, a lot easier for travelers, we made more improvements in our little spot and have even more activities to offer so our guest can explore Costa Rica like been at home. We know the value of every minute of our guests vacation and keep doing our best hospitality. 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.

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Reviewed 1 October 2011

The last 1 km down a pot-holed dirt road made us question our decision to stay here...however once we entered the gated drive way, were greeted by owner Laura all concerns quickly faded away.

The grounds and buildings are wonderfully maintained and appointed.

Arriving in the height of the rainy season (for a wedding) meant we were the only guests in this 12 room intimate oasis. That did not deter the staff from putting on a full show...from the care and cleanliness of the pool & grounds to the wonderful breakfast served pool side.

Since the location is a little off the beaten path, Laura makes up by offering take-out from many of the best local restaurants delivered right to you private balcony dining area. Cab rides were quickly arranged.

Truly a wonderful place to stay and enjoy a relaxed vacation.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank William T
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Hi! We will always remember you! Hope to have you back some day. Sorry we didn't response before, we really appreciate your nice comments and it`s the best way to keep improving our services and hotel. We changed our hotel name at the end of last year, know is Hotel Pumilio, a lot easier for travelers, we made more improvements in our little spot and have even more activities to offer so our guest can explore Costa Rica like been at home. We know the value of every minute of our guests vacation and keep doing our best hospitality. 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.

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Reviewed 23 September 2011

This is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever visited. Smaller than the typical resort, with only 12 suites, which made it much more relaxing. The rooms are beautiful, clean and all with a large balcony overlooking the pool area. Service is great and the breakfast is very good. There are many attractions in close proximity to this hotel and the staff will help you plan your activities.
Now, this is what really makes this hotel special: Laura, the owner/ manager, makes it her mission to ensure you are taken care of. From the minute she greets you upon your arrival with a glass of wine, you know this is not going to be your typical hotel experience. She is attentive, yet never imposing as she helps you choose attractions, restaurants, etc. She is truly interested in making sure you enjoy Costa Rica and, specifically, El Paso de Las Lapas. By the time you leave, you will feel that you have made a new friend, and you have.
I highly recommend this hotel. You will be very impressed.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the same pool and moutainside. You can't go wrong!
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Hi! Hope to have you back some day. Sorry we didn't response before, we really appreciate your nice comments and it`s the best way to keep improving our services and hotel. We changed our hotel name at the end of last year, know is Hotel Pumilio, a lot easier for travelers, we made more improvements in our little spot and have even more activities to offer so our guest can explore Costa Rica like been at home. We know the value of every minute of our guests vacation and keep doing our best hospitality. 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.

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Reviewed 19 September 2011

great alternative to mega resorts where you're a number instead of a name. rooms were sparkling clean and beautifully furnished. ended up spending nights here on two occasions, leaving and returning to the airport. breakfast was consistent, hearty, and delicious. staff was warm, gracious, knowledgeable, and made for a perfect visit (both times). a little off the beaten path but the seclusion was a welcome break from the totes and activity of nearby jaco.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank bob_dobolina
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Hello! Hope to have you back some day. Sorry we didn't response before, we really appreciate your nice comments and it`s the best way to keep improving our services and hotel. We changed our hotel name at the end of last year, know is Hotel Pumilio, a lot easier for travelers, we made more improvements in our little spot and have even more activities to offer so our guest can explore Costa Rica like been at home. We know the value of every minute of our guests vacation and keep doing our best hospitality. 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. Best regards!

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Reviewed 11 September 2011

I loved everything about my stay at las Lapas. From the initial greeting, which was fairly late at night, to my departure, which was very early in the morning. The introduction to the property was complete - it included the grounds, services, personnel, and room amenities. My room was lovely and I enjoyed the balcony looking out at the pool and rain forest. Everyone at las Lapas made me feel at home. I will tell anyone that will listen what a great vacation I had and what a vital part my hotel experience was toward my enjoyment.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Hello! Hope to have you back some day. Sorry we didn't response before, we really appreciate your nice comments and it`s the best way to keep improving our services and hotel. We changed our hotel name at the end of last year, know is Hotel Pumilio, a lot easier for travelers, we made more improvements in our little spot and have even more activities to offer so our guest can explore Costa Rica like been at home. We know the value of every minute of our guests vacation and keep doing our best hospitality. 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. Best regards!

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