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Hotel Pumilio

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#1 of 42 Hotels in Jaco
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 135*
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Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We stayed at the Pumilio for a 12 day stay. It was just like the pictures and description described it. Upon arrival we were graciously greeted by Milton, given a tour and a cold refreshment. The room was very clean and spacious. The grounds are very well kept and Abel has great attention to detail. The girls who cooked breakfast...

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LapaVIP, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi! We really missed you after a 12 days stay, hope you had a nice trip back home! Thanks for your rating and kindly comments, they are very important for us to keep improving our services. Now we just opened our little market with goodies and souvenirs, we don't sell souvenirs, we have hand picked each product with a lot...

alberta
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

If you'd like to be close to all the action in Jaco but like serenity at night this is the place for you. This small boutique hotel is family owned and provides a first rate stay. Our second floor room looked out over the pool and patio area as do all the rooms. We watched scarlet macaws off our large...

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LapaVIP, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly comments! Rooms with balcony in second floor are more private but the ones with terrace are the families with kids favourites just beside the pool. The macaws and toucans are like part of the hotel, we planted vegetation for them to enjoy been there naturally. All of our guests are always more than welcome in...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Found this little gem to start off my 11 day trip to Costa Rica. Stayed the first five nights here and it was awesome. The staff is very friendly! The rooms were great and everything was very clean and well kept. I traveled with a friend so we had 2 queen sized beds and the room was spacious. Only complaint...

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LapaVIP, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! It was a pleasure to have you with us, very special friends that enjoy every single minute. Sorry to hear you didn't let us know about the firm beds, we use to have memory foams for those that prefer a softer bed without extra charge and now we decided to have in all our beds. This rural area a...

California
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Nice, clean spacious rooms. Hotel is located on a private gated location a few minutes from Jaco. Very relaxing pool. There are a few iguanas that can be seen everyday outside.Friendly staff.Wifi available in the rooms. Pool is located steps from every room.

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LapaVIP, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion that is very important for us and counts! Service and cleanliness are very important to be able to guarantee an unforgotten experience to our guests, The iguanas are very friendly I son't know if you saw the one named "Jesus Christ" that walks in the water, is amazing! Our location is perfect to explore Costa Rica...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 January 2016

My friend and I arrived at Hotel Pumilio after a night in San Jose. Upon arrival the staff at the front desk was extremely accommodating. Check-in was effortless but we had arrived a few hours before check-in so we had to wait for the room to be cleaned. The staff member who assisted us in checking-in made some nearby restaurant...

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LapaVIP, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion that is very important for us! Since we started with this boutique hotel we really care about service and cleanliness that are very important to give the importance our guest deserve in there vacation time they spend at Pumilio! Like you enjoyed our breakfast we try to have something different every day for those that have...

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2016

we have used this hotel several times when in the Jaco Beach area. It never disappoints us. We like the staff, location and the room. You have jungle-like surroundings and yet you are only 10 minutes from the restaurants and beaches of Jaco. We are always warmly welcomed when we return. This time we were given a bottle of wine...

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LapaVIP, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! It was amazing having you back leaping into happiness at Pumilio! We always remember you and how much you enjoy your stay, we keep improving our boutique hotel by now we already have a small convenience and souvenirs store trying to offer unique and different staff you find at downtown Jaco and very important a reasonable prices that is...

New York
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Located 3 Kms from the Jaco beach,this boutique hotel is located in a very calm and peaceful surrounding. Each room has an open outdoor (well equipped) kitchen with the view of the pool. Rooms are big and very well maintained. The pool is amazing with a view of the rainforest. However, breakfast (included) buffet is just functional. Nothing great about...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! This rural area a few minutes from lots of activities, restaurants, supermarkets and beaches is perfect to relax and enjoy surrounded by nature. The outdoor kitchen is great that way the room doesn’t smell food and people can enjoy the nature while cooking and offering complementary all the basics like napkins, salt, pepper, soap makes our guest their stay...

Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We absolutely loved the hotel! We actually wanted to stay longer and cancel the rest of our trip, but they were booked. We stayed here over Thanksgiving with friends, there were three adults and three kids (ages 6-9) total. We had the two rooms closest to the breakfast area on the ground floor. This was perfect for us, the kids...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review that is very important for us and counts! It was a pleasure to have you leaping into happiness at Pumilio, always smiling and enjoying every day. Thanks for trust our staff tours recommendation, we really care about our guest budget and to offer the best tour operators in town. Since we opened our...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 28 December 2015

If you would like to spend time in CR relaxing in a small hotel with an excellent, friendly staff, look no further than Hotel Pumilio!!!!! Our family had an outstanding Christmas week here and were very sad to leave room #20. Our teenage daughters enjoyed the breakfast each morning and the laid back atmosphere. We have traveled extensively in the...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly comments! All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. Since we started services has been our priority. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. We went to Houston for Christmas and your husband was right...

Woodbridge, Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2015

My husband and I stayed 1 night at Hotel Pumilio as part of our honeymoon. We chose this hotel based on the photos online and the small intimate setting it provided. Melton at the front desk was extremely helpful and polite even carrying both of our 50 lbs luggages up the stairs for us. This hotel only has 10 rooms...

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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Congrats on your new married life, lots of happiness always! Thanks for choosing Pumilio for your last honeymoon night! Thank you for your kindly comments! 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...

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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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  • 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)
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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: $135 - $278 (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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