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Hotel Pumilio

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Del Cruce de Herradura 2 Km. Al Sur, 1 Km A La Izquierda, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 61101 Costa Rica
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#5 of 43 hotels in Jaco
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Pura T wrote a review Jun 2021
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The people at the reception were not so friendly. Seemed more preocupied with the personal cell phones instead of on site customers. The placce was clean yes. But the service .... no way. We spent 2 days in the place then decided to go somewhere else. Sorry
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear guest, thank you for your review. Your comments are valuable to us, we will seriously look into everything you've mention in order to improve. We're very sorry you didn't feel as special as we tried to make you feel, our staff really goes above and beyond to make your stay memorable and it seems like they didn't accomplish it this time. We're glad you liked our facilities and found a nice clean hotel throughout your stay. Thanks again for choosing our hotel, we hope you give us another chance to prove why thousands of guests give us amazing reviews regarding service! :)
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joaquin v wrote a review Jun 2021
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The hotel is surroundedby nature. Is the perfect place tu rest and recharge yourself with nature and good vibes. I highly recommend Hotel Pumulio, the staff is great, always wanting you to feel comfortable. The breakfast of gallo pinto with salsa lizano was delicious.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: We got room number 10 and it was perfect.
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Response from Laura Pacheco, General Manager at Hotel Pumilio
Responded 14 Jun 2021
Dear Joaquin, thank you for your review! We are very glad to know our staff was helpful and treated you like you truly deserve! We loved that you enjoyed our boutique hotel so much, and appreciated all the small details we prepared for you, excellent service is part of our signature!! At Pumilio every day is a Holiday and we value every minute that our guests are sharing with us!! We've also focused on giving our guests and an amazing included breakfast each morning, offering all the typical breakfast elements from around the country like famous gallo pinto, sweet plantains, carne mechada and tamales, so happy to know you loved them!!! We look forward to have you leaping into happiness at Hotel Pumilio sometime soon :)
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SouthofSomewhere wrote a review Apr 2021
Virginia Beach49 contributions67 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay. Stained towels were quickly replaced with clean, newer towels. Friendly staff. Fabulous pool. Perfect for self-catering as there’s a kitchen with cooking utensils, etc. Loved the birdsong.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Laura Pacheco, General Manager at Hotel Pumilio
Responded 29 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review and nice comments! We are glad to know you enjoyed our boutique hotel and every detail that we prepared specially for you, excellent service is part of our signature! We are very glad you love the pool, the natural setting around it & your suite, breakfast is our favorite time of the day and it shows! We decided not to have schedule for it and like you said, we have a wide variety of options from typical gallo pinto and “tamales” to fresh tropical fruits and a delicious egg station. So glad you liked it!! We are constantly working on making our guests experience better! We hope to have you leaping into happiness at Hotel Pumilio sometime soon :)
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chasam212 wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York41 contributions6 helpful votes
This was my first stop on a three week tour of CR and it was great. A very comfortable place to stay with a great breakfast in the morning. Better yet was the ability to go down and get refills of coffee to bring up to my terrace so I could wind myself up for breakfast. Small property though. You are in the jungle and so there is not much beyond the pool, but it is a nice pool to swim in and you can hang on your terrace. The only complaint I have, and it is not a big one and so I did not deduct any points, is that the artificial waterfall is a little on the loud side. Luckily they shut this off at night.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Laura Pacheco, General Manager at Hotel Pumilio
Responded 26 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your review Chasam212! We really appreciate your nice comments and are very glad we gave you an amazing first impression of Costa Rica!! We really hope your trip continues as good as it started :) We are so glad to know you enjoyed our boutique hotel so much and appreciated every detail that we prepared for you, excellent service is part of our signature! Thanks for noticing and pointing out our amazing breakfast, which offers all the typical elements from around the country like famous gallo pinto, sweet plantains, carne mechada and tamales, along with options like our waffle and egg station, cereal, fruit, etc :) This is why our guests just LOVE it! We’re so glad you appreciated our strategic location in front of the forest, 5min away from the beach, a hidden gem you will want to hold on to. And we will take into consideration your comments about the waterfall, it is actually quite complicated because a lot of guests actually comment on how much they love this sound!!! But I definitely understand and will think of how to make it work for everyone. Thanks again for your review, we hope to have you leaping into happiness at Hotel Pumilio sometime soon :)
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BenH1234567 wrote a review Apr 2021
Dayton, Ohio1 contribution
Gorgeous and well-maintained grounds, super kind and dedicated staff members, so private and quiet! We have now stayed here twice and will only stay here when traveling to Jaco – a wonderful experience every time, with beautiful rooms that have everything you need, and all the best amenities provided! Definitely will be back :)
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 18 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to know you enjoy our boutique hotel and appreciate all the small details we prepared for you, excellent service is part of our signature!! You are more than welcome to stay as many times as you want, we love having you as guests and value every minute that our guests are sharing with us!! This is our hidden gem, we’re happy to know you love it too! Thank you for your recommendation and for all the nice comments!! We hope you leap into happiness, at Hotel Pumilio, sometime soon! :)
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PRICE RANGE
US$96 - US$315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el paso de las lapas hotel jaco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
El Paso de las Lapas
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityJaco DistrictJaco
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Pumilio
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Pumilio?
Nearby attractions include Tico Pod Art House & Gifts (4.2 km), Jimmy T's Provisions (4.7 km), and Carara National Park (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Pumilio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Pumilio?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Pumilio?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Pumilio?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Pumilio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Mahi Tacos de Cholo, Sabress Kosher Restaurant, and Ohana Sushi Tapas Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Pumilio?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Pumilio have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Pumilio offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Pumilio?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Pumilio have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Pumilio accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.