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“Beautiful hotel -- the restaurant is paradise for those gluten-intolerant!”

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Hotel Cuna del Angel
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
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“Beautiful hotel -- the restaurant is paradise for those gluten-intolerant!”
Reviewed 19 June 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, travelled as a couple
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, 29 June 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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Reviewed 8 June 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, travelled with family
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, 29 June 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 6 June 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, 8 June 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 5 June 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.

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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, 8 June 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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Reviewed 5 June 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, travelled with family
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, 8 June 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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Reviewed 1 June 2014

My wife an I went to dinner at La Palapa during our most recent visit to Costa Rica. As we had visited Cuna del Angel as a guest in the hotel in the past, we had high expectations of our dining experience. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious as I had the Osso Buco and my wife had the mixed salad (Katu leaves) and the Tatagalia (sp) pasta dish. The meals were outstanding and consistently as good as they were during previous visits. The chef himself came out of the kitchen to see if our orders were to our liking. The service was as good as any five-star hotel (Rigo, Dan, and Curley). Dan made us a Crepe Suzette for dessert which was a wonderful show in itself. The general manager, Senor Calvo, is very attentive to his clientele and maintains a level of excellence which rivals any hotel in New York or L.A. We actually returned four nights later for dinner and had a similar enjoyable experience. We are clearly fans of La Palapa and plan to be regulars once we relocate permanently to Costa RIca. Five stars!!!!!!
Muchas gracias Senor Calvo.
Steven & Nikki S.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the main house rooms only. The jungle rooms are disappointing.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Thank you kindly for your excellent review, I am sure it will be very helpful for all Trip Advisor readers. Indeed, La Palapa Restaurant is one of the best in the area, and the only 100% gluten free, not leaving behind the taste and quality. As you say, customer service is very important for us as you could experience. We work very hard in training all our staff to make feel every guest like if they were at home. It will be a pleasure to have you with us again, with our 5 star service that characterized us always.
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This was the second stay at Cuna del Angel for my wife and I. Just as during the first visit, we had a wonderful time. The rooms are well-appointed, clean and very comfortable. Quiet too. The service you'll receive at this hotel is excellent and attentive.

As far as the food goes, you can expect high-quality and well-prepared dishes. I have yet to be disappointed with any of the 3 meals of the day. Breakfast is very relaxed, lunch is on the light side and dinners can range from simple fare to the more exotic. Don't miss out on their delightful desserts, especially the ice creams.

We will most definitely stay at Cuna again in the future and hope that you will give it a try too.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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hcda, Gerente at Hotel Cuna del Angel, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Thank you very much for this nice review and thank you very much for keep visiting us. We feel very happy that you find our service as excellent, we work hard on that, also we are glad that you like our comfortable and spacious rooms,
Our 100% gluten free restaurant is one of the best in the area, thank you for recommending it and specially to recommend our homemade ice creams. it will be a pleasure to have you back again.
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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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Region: 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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