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“Best in the Pais!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Casa Chameleon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Mal Pais
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2006

We found Casa Chameleon through Tripadvisor and couldn't have been happier. It's taken a while to write the review (sorry, Bobbi and Anthony!), but we had the most magical time. We went on our honeymoon and spent 5 nights here. It was private, gorgeous and as others have said, Bobbi and Anthony are amazing. They were great company when we wanted to chat with others and totally left us with the run of the place when we wanted privacy. Loved that we could reach them all the time via walkie talkie. Breakfast on our terrace was amazing. We hired their private chef to cook us diners, which were also delicious. Everything was perfect. A great place to stay. Many thanks from your friends in Toronto. Debra and Matt xo

  • Stayed March 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank debgee13
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New York, NY
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2006

Costa Rica is Beautiful! This was our first time in central america and we both loved it! Casa Chameleon was the best hotel ever! We are both in our 20's and didn't want to be bored. We had great things to do every day here were so many people our age in this town. We rented Atvs and went nuts driving all over the place.It was so much fun! We surfed and did the canopy tour (scary but fun) and basically went to all kinds of cool beaches and all over the jungle. There were monkeys howling really loudly everywhere. They were really small for the loud sound they make. Mal Pais was the best place for our honeymoon!

  • Liked — Totally secluded and private... really like renting your own villa in an exclusive area
  • Disliked — that we couldn't stay when we had kids... Its Couples only *which for our honeymoon was a huge plus*
  • Tips/Secrets — Book EARLY!!!!! we wanted to stay longer but it was bookd solid. Absolutely worth every minute we stayed there....hope others enjoy it as much as we did
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank JustMarried666
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2006

I can't say enough about how great and different this place is. We stayed here for the last six days of a fourteen day trip to Costa Rica. Bobbie and Anthony (the owners) greeted us immediately upon arrival and were perfect hosts. They have found the perfect balance between "available" and "omnipresent". They are there when you want them and invisible when you don't.

We stayed at the Four Seasons just prior to our arrival at Casa Chameleon and I would much rather have spent my entire time at the Chameleon.

Bottomline, if you are looking for a place to relax and get away from it all, you can't go wrong here.

  • Liked — Great place to relax
  • Disliked — The roads could use some work, but that's part of the experience
  • Tips/Secrets — Say hi to Bobbie and Anthony!
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank icarus5tx
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san francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2006

we were there in august 2005 and it was a really quiet, remote resort. anthony and bobby were great hosts, in fact, we felt like they were our friends. It was that type of geniene treatment.

Anyhow, the rooms are super clean and new and the town is amazing. we enjoyed the local feeling of mal pais, where it's not touristy. We felt like a local...buying fruit from a car full of fruits, to hanging out with the locals.

It's worth a stop.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank puravida05
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Additional Information about Casa Chameleon Hotel

Property: Casa Chameleon Hotel
Address: Punta Barrigona | Province of Puntarenas, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Region: 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 — Casa Chameleon Hotel 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 hotel Mal Pais is a favorite with honeymooners and couples looking to relax and unwind in an enchanted adult only 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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