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Hotel Pumilio

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#1 of 42 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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israel
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We have stayed in the hotel on our last night in Costa Rica ( December 7 )and booked it in advance, knowing that we have a very long flights home. I read about the smell and humidity on our way to the hotel but it was already paid so we went there and we were happy we did. Our room...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hope you had a nice flight back home, it was a pleasure to share with you during breakfast the day you were living back home, very nice couple! We have been very busy finishing the renovations at the hotel, but very happy because it has a new look, we already finished changing all the quilts, sheets, pillows, towels, pool chairs...

West Chester, PA
Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is a lovely little hotel near Jaco with a dedicated staff, nicely-appointed rooms, and well-maintained pool. We loved the setting and the beautiful birds that fly in and out of the grounds. We were also grateful for the option of ordering lunch or dinner from a binder of local restaurants, and having it delivered right to our little patio...

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2Thank chescobird
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you with us! We appreciate your review, they are very important for us to be able to improve and give our guests the best unforgotten memories in there vacation time. Service and cleanness have been our priority since we started. Glad you enjoyed our other meals option having the menus from some of the...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We booked over a week in this Hotel based on the reviews, BIG MISTAKE, the grounds are beautiful as well as the pool area but as soon as you enter in the room the mold smell was unbearable and I don't understand why nobody on this site has complained before about it. The Staff tried to help us and they...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Greetings for Hotel Pumilio! We feel sorry about your child serious asthma and really understand you feelings with the situation my kids had asthma when they were little. Since the climate of Costa Rica specially in the rainy season has lots of humidity, we use in the hotel humidity extractor to lower the humidity level inside the rooms and usually...

Haines City, Florida
Reviewed 10 November 2015

The staff,facilities,grounds were top notch, friendly staff, beautiful grounds. Off the chain cleanliness. will surely visit there again. Couples massage was awsome!!!!. we were welcomed as family right from the start, the landscape was incredible,toucans,scarlet macaws,iguanas, and some of the most beautiful plants I have seen.

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Since we started the hotel adventure the service and cleanness had been our priority. We love to make our guests very welcome from the beginning, just like when we invite to our house. Thank you for your opinion that is very important for us & counts. Glad to hear you leaped into happiness enjoying a couple massage in our outdoor...

calgary, ab
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Please kindly indicate if you found this review to be helpful so I know where to concentrate and focus my efforts in reviewing for TripAdvisor, many thanks! Overall, this resort is outstanding value. I was in a group of six (three couples) who booked three of the ten rooms for a week in late October 2015. I’ll go over many...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! I’m the hotel owner and really appreciate your time and specially your detailed comments that are very important to keep improving, lots of thanks!! We keep lots of good memories from all of you, 3 special couples enjoying life and friendship leaping into happiness at Pumilio! I will try to response most of your comments. Been eco-friendly is very...

Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 October 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Pumilio for 4 nights and wished we could have had the time to stay longer. We prefer not to eat every meal out on our vacations, although we love cruising. The Pumilio is a 4 star hotel, 10 units, all having kitchen facilities. The kitchens are on the patio/balcony which allows you to...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you with us, a very special couple that enjoys every moment! Our guests never want to leave the hotel, they enjoy the nature, peace and our small hotel, specially our service that is the most important part since we opened the hotel to give the importance our guest deserve during there vacation time. Good...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I just got back from Costa Rica and Hotel Pumilio was our first stop. From the moment you arrive, you feel as though you have been whisked away to paradise. The check-in was smooth and easy, they even gave us a tour of the property and brief rundown. The staff is super nice and informative. The rooms are clean and...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Greetings from Hotel Pumilio! We love to celebrate with our guests the special occasions, thanks for your kindly comments that are very important for us, glad to hear you made your 30th birthday enjoyable, thanks for letting us know in advance! All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the...

Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 31 August 2015

They do not get 5 stars, just because we did not really like Jaco Beach and the hard beds. Pumilio is just wonderful, and definitely worth it! Service is extremly friendly, anything is possible. The rooms/appartments, all face the pool and the rainforest/jungle. We saw tucans, montezuma's, iguana, butterflies, and many more. The "inifity" pool is wonderful. It says they...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion that is very important for us & counts, we really agree about downtown Jaco is not very nice, but from Pumilio you are close to lots of tours and things to do away from the noisy and surrounded by nature. Sorry to hear you didn’t know we have memory foam mattress for those that prefer...

Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This small hotel doesn't look like much from the outside but once you enter it becomes apparent that for the money this is one of the best places to stay in/near Jaco. The rooms are spacious. Pool and spa are great, and breakfast is included with your stay. Getting to the beach or downtown from this hotel will take approximately...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi! Nice to hear from you, hope you had a good trip the rest of your stay in Costa Rica and back home. It was more than a pleasure to have you leaping into happiness with your friends wedding, we a witness you had a good time at Pumilio! Thank you for your kindly comments! All of our guests are...

Katy, Texas
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Nice people, nice owner.... The pool area is very nice. Not sure why they do not operate a small grill / food... Instead you order food from a variety of local delivery, which is ok but you never know what you are getting. Rooms are OK, my issue is the floors were always wet - very hot and humid and...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion that is very important for us & counts. All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. Your idea about operate a small grill / food is one of...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pumilio is strategically located to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches, the most developed tourist hotspot in the country, wide variety of ecological, adventure, adrenaline & sports tours, offers for every age and preference. Closely surrounded by the most famous national parks and reserves, you will also find a wide variety of restaurants, supermarkets, stores, beautiful beaches, islands and a spectacular colorful ocean among a variety of activities that makes us unique. Located on the side of the mountain at sea level Our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright the 10 suites with a kitchen outside so our guests can keep contact with nature and avoid the food smell inside the room. We ended up remodeling the entire hotel last year! Breakfast is included, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast every day so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday! We love celebrating with our guests. Please let us know in advance if you are celebrating your birthday, honeymoon or anniversary, we'll give you a pleasant surprise! According with our guests plans, likes and preferences we feel happy making recommendations about the best seller’s tours, restaurants and things to do in the area, it´s even better when our guests trust us, so we have control of the service and schedules of the activities, a better experience exploring Costa Rica and we'll take care of our guest’s budget. We chose the best restaurants in the area and have their menus and bring what our guest chooses and serve it where they prefer, dining room, terrace, balcony suite or even at the pool deck. WIFI and parking also included. Leap into happiness in Hotel Pumilio, the best personalized service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Pumilio

Address: Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco 943-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $138 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Pumilio 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
El Paso De Las Lapas Hotel Jaco
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Jaco
#1 Spa Hotel in Jaco
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