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Hotel Punta Leona(3.5 stars)

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  • Hotel in general
    4.7
  • Room
    4.9
  • Service
    4.9
  • Location
    4.3
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5

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  • very good
    13
  • acceptable
    2
  • poor
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  • terrible
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4.958333333333333

Facilitities are gorgeous and spacious to nature nestled, so some longer paths possible (reception, beach), but shuttle service available. For a pure beach holiday the hotel is too bad. Next main road is 4 kilometer away, -rental car is worthwhile therefore in any case, around the area to explore and not the expensive trips to have. Service and staff completely okay,- food and drinks enough. For nature lovers ideal, since lots of animals and plants direct …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.6861111111111113

That Costa Rica no extraordinary kitchen is well-known and also no reason, why this country. However is the food in this hotel rather modest and almost sad. Little choice and teillweise not what should you get. All inclusive I had booked and was immediately when checking in pointed out, everything isn't all inclusive. Even simple things, as a hot dog belong at least not, ice cube the glass are refilled with tap water. There are different colored bracelets …  read hotel review

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Kerstin
Absteigendes paradise... Or free fall!
  • Nicht empfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • January 2014
We booked through Neckermann a 'beautiful resort surrounded by a beautiful forest.' Booked. We got a clean bungalow room with a terrace, and the beautiful park plant is available - only on a few square meters limited. Otherwise, it is a trip to the highway, a lot of traffic was in the Pura Vida acclaimed area, surrounded by 'eco-friendly' suvs, every walk, if any - overpopulated have. The paths to the restaurants, pools, bars are far and busy. The beach Playa Blanka you should not to foot want. There are in this öködorf no walk to the beach and ... the road is narrow. If you didn't voluntarily to side jumps, my a hupkonzert. If you are not even with a riesenschlitten travels, can a golf cart rental. The children and pensioners would have and try what such a thing all can afford. Bewertung lesen
  • Zimmer
    4.0

    Superior room with terrace are not very large, there was a cabinet and no possibility the bags. We have on the dresser and the other before the fernesher accommodated. This had no single programme in the german language. Refrigerator and safe available. Everything was very clean!

  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    2.0

    Pool as said: pampersspülanlage! The 2. pool, small and the water quality in the light of the nightly pool, didn't keep me from a bathroom can persuade. The pool chairs worn out and in the sun chained. 3 failing umbrellas we discovered, there would be an urgent need for action. But the showers and toilets spotlessly clean! The beach : Playa manta is not very nice, dark sand, stones, almost stagnant waters (so it smells partly also. To the Playa Blanka you can at low tide over the beach. Otherwise, a long walk through the 'highway'. Or one takes the shuttle bus. It runs every 30 minutes. The beach is nice and you can get a betontisch with betonbänken use. Costs nothing, beach chairs were of course nice.

  • Gastronomie
    4.0

    The restaurants were always with a walk linked, the food had a 3 star standard, the selection was sunday The bar, in the pool area the area had over the new year until january constant music, the desire the basses but be reduced somewhat, was smirking ignored. In addition there were 3 tv with different channels and tone. We however only on january notice. The bar staff was very friendly and tried to be communicated, that it was against the intolerable noise to be able to do anything about.

  • Service
    5.0

    The room cleaning was great, the staff was always friendly. The Neckermann guide was not unfriendly, but incompetent.

  • Hotel
    3.0

    We booked through Neckermann a 'beautiful resort surrounded by a beautiful forest...' Booked. We got a clean bungalow room with a terrace, and the beautiful park plant is available - only on a few square meters limited. Otherwise, it is a trip to the highway, a lot of traffic was in the Pura Vida acclaimed area, surrounded by 'eco-friendly' suvs, every walk, if any - overpopulated have. The paths to the restaurants, pools, bars are far and busy. The beach Playa Blanka you should not to foot want. There are in this öködorf no walk to the beach and the road is narrow. If you didn't voluntarily to side jumps, my a hupkonzert. If you are not even with a riesenschlitten travels, can a golf cart rental. The children and pensioners would have and try what such a thing all can afford...

  • Lage und Umgebung
    2.0

    It was once...! A holiday resort set in a beautiful setting this hotel is certainly time. Now it is by other hotels, many are straight still - completely crowded. The roads are blocked, the pool area overcrowded, the pool chairs in the sun chained. Sunshades in the catalog from a picture of 90er are. There is no such thing. Many locals with their extended families and coolers for the next few weeks and the hotelpoolanlage and all facilities of the hotels with use. The children's pool right rather a crowded ' pampersspülanlage'. You could for example with the public bus to jaco drive, provided that the bus has held, which in our case not act.

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Sandra
Recommendation? Yes, but...
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • January 2014
The hotel plant is very beautiful and large, there are many animals (aras, toucans, monkeys, coatis). Also the offered tours were recommendable (birdwatching, restaurant, butterfly house). We stayed at the restaurant even tarantulas seen! %doublelinebreak % The rooms are ok and especially always clean. There is a large construction site (new hotel), in the rooms and on the beach you can luckily nothing with. In the immediate vicinity but it is already loud! %doublelinebreak % The food was okay, you always found something. Too much but you should not expect. %doublelinebreak % There are definitely too few beach chairs. At ... the weekend the locals and that's really busy. The beach chairs at the pool are chained up, which means you can then also not in the shade slides. %doublelinebreak % For the beach (here there is almost no beach chairs) definitely take a large towel. You get one from the hotel, but this is rather small. Bewertung lesen
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Zustand des Hotels
    4.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    5.0
  • Zimmer
    5.3
    Größe des Zimmers
    5.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    6.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    5.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    4.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    5.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    5.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    3.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    4.0
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    2.0
    Nähe zum Strand
    5.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    3.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    5.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    5.0
  • Gastronomie
    4.5
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    5.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    5.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    4.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    4.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    4.7
    Qualität des Strandes
    5.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    4.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    5.0
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Hotel in the nature booked, campground get!
  • Nicht empfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • November 2013
Hotel corresponds not the descriptions from the Neckermann - catalog, unfortunately, we did the high far recommendation rate misled and us in this' hotel ' curly... After the description you expect a small 3 sterneplus -bungalow village in a quiet location with lots of greenery, peace and colorful wildlife. That was maybe a years ago so, exactly the opposite, we have found! (many large construction sites and construction, witnessed food, etc.) As the admittedly great wildlife (stray äfflchen, coatis, iguanas, aras, butterflies etc. The bad image of the ' hotels' not get an upgrade. Bewertung lesen
  • Zimmer
    3.0

    The booked and first related bungalowzimmer (supposedly with terrace) was the level of equipment was okay so far. Rooms were very badly soundproofed (quiet sleep not possible, because in the evenings until late in the night noisy. Early in the morning about from 5 hours by tour buses and construction noise woke us up. The terrace is a joke because it is simply from entrance with a stone bench is (in our case even with 'beautiful view' right on angränzend parked cars and construction)

  • Hotel
    1.0

    Hotel corresponds not the descriptions from the Neckermann - catalog, unfortunately, we did the high far recommendation rate misled and us in this' hotel ' curly... After the description you expect a small 3 sterneplus -bungalow village in a quiet location with lots of greenery, peace and colorful wildlife. That was maybe a years ago so, exactly the opposite, we have found! (many large construction sites and construction, witnessed food, etc.) As the admittedly great wildlife (stray äfflchen, coatis, iguanas, aras, butterflies etc. The bad image of the ' hotels' not get an upgrade.

  • Gastronomie
    2.0

    Number of restaurants/bars: 1 main restaurant (which is also a grill restaurant was declared), 2 snäckbars, 1 pool bar and 1 closed beach bar. The food in the main restaurant was a middle class standard. Breakfast/dinner daily at approximately the same selection. The food was not covered, although the kapuzineräffchen and nasenbähren partly on the tables are (not cleared leftovers to steal) the monkeys are sometimes even to buffet cracked bananas to steal (hygiene were imagined differently). The food looked carelessly dahingecklatscht from. Some male vermin (fly ants and small bugs) on fruit and pastries and the grilled fish found. The fruit was not chilled pastries partially have tasted old. The small selection of warm dishes were teilweie lukewarm or cold. In the main restaurant frühschtücken you had to partly 10 minutes in the queue until a place was free. The restaurant is open but through the bad lighting very uncomfortable, and dark. No table cloths, you could get drinks in plastic cups on our own. When the restaurant was too crowded with plastic tables/chairs extended. Enjoy is something else, since then the campingatmomosphäre by. At the two snack bars (one by the pool, the other by the beach Playa Blanca) the offered snacks ok, you could but not 1 week only the same fast food diet. The drinks and the service at the pool bar were good but the atmosphere was not very comfortable as at 3 tvs different sports loud aired.

  • Service
    2.0

    The service staff at the pool bar and the two snackbars as well as cleaning staff were very friendly. The 'main restaurant' the service was usually not so great (a lot of staff however totally uncoordinated) Handling of complaints: the responsible local guide was when we arrived not present, the welcome should then 4 days later. With complaints was the guide under the above emergency number of very difficult or not for days to reach. With problems and complaints we were greeted by him with the explanatory memorandum as possible the nothing could do and only 5 Dollar per guest would deserve. You had the impression that the guide was only around trips to sell. For problems one stays alone there.

  • Lage und Umgebung
    2.0

    Throughout the 'resort' (comes from nature rather a campground closer) was spread out on every corner and loudly from morning 5a evening about 19 hours and regardless of the number of people present built. The area is busy streets pulled through which both the new großbaustellen as well as the holiday homes of locals and thus ganztächlich a lot of transit of car/truck/buses/motorcycles etc. Prevails. To get from the room to the beach/pool/restaurant or reception to arrive. You had to depending on the location of the room either about 25 or up to 30 minutes for a shuttle bus waiting. So you need to go each way plan well. • nearest place jaco is from the extensive plant only with bus ( fahrlähne are however very unreliable) or a taxi. The hotel had two beaches. The limited number of available beach chairs are in a miserable condition, worn verpekt and chained. The beach bar was closed during our stay. If the weekend the locals arrivals are the available seats at the beaches occupied, there is then skipped picniced and celebrated.

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Simone
Jungle, palm trees, coatis
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Nachweis erbracht
  • Badeferien
  • August 2013
Punta leona is a settlement, from freestanding private residential, different apartment areas, holiday houses and hotel rooms in small bungalows Depending on where one lives called accommodation leonamar, selvamar or club punta leona. There is even a small chapel and a small supermarket. The area is currently with a larger complex developed. This is the face of the resorts certainly change. The huge Areal is located on the Playa Blanca and the Playa mantas, at the same time it is but also directly to the rainforest. The beautiful gardens and the paths are well maintained. Wi-fi and a 15 - ... one minute call in the home are included. With the functionality of the wireless access in the room was not always very satisfied. The guest structure is changing very strongly the weekend. While we in the week had the feeling, the whole area for us alone having (almost frightening ☺ ), it was the weekend really busy. The short way from san José lures many party-goers ticos and families with small children the punta leona. We were mentally not completely prepared, in the restaurant on a place wait to have, at the beach bar in the evening disco music to be heard or between all the arriving cars squeeze to have. German vacationers, there was a few. For some americans and spanish speaking tourists. Bewertung lesen
  • Service
    5.0

    We seldom encountered such a warm, friendly, courteous service, as in the restaurants of the punta leona. Especially in the beach restaurant on the Playa Blanca we felt very comfortable. In what universe inclusive restaurant is not just served at the table, but also actively dessert and a drink offered or unasked the cool beer refilled? Somewhat less cordial the welcome at reception and at the beach bar at the Playa mantas. Although the english language - even at the reception, sometimes hooked, has most of the work. Particularly to praise were the friendly housekeeping and the laundry service, the really have done a good job. This service one gladly gave tips. Very special thanks to the nice gardener, the us extra as is, with hands and feet to be explained, that we just a cuter anteater in the tree climbed. And still we would like us also very much Alex thanks, the biologist the area, on a morning 'bird walk', while the nachwanderung in the rainforest and the butterfly house the local fauna and flora nahebrachte. These offers were also free and absolutely recommendable! Also we could our room after the check-in at 10 am in the morning and also the all-inclusive offer immediately and to departure at the afternoon to use.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    Punta leona is a settlement, from freestanding private residential, different apartment areas, holiday houses and hotel rooms in small bungalows,. Depending on where one lives called accommodation leonamar, selvamar or club punta leona. There is even a small chapel and a small supermarket. The area is currently with a larger complex developed. This is the face of the resorts certainly change. The huge Areal is located on the Playa Blanca and the Playa mantas, at the same time it is but also directly to the rainforest. The beautiful gardens and the paths are well maintained. Wi-fi and a 15 - one minute call in the home are included. With the functionality of the wireless access in the room was not always very satisfied. The guest structure is changing very strongly the weekend. While we in the week had the feeling, the whole area for us alone having (almost frightening ☺ ), it was the weekend really busy. The short way from san José lures many party-goers ticos and families with small children the punta leona. We were mentally not completely prepared, in the restaurant on a place wait to have, at the beach bar in the evening disco music to be heard or between all the arriving cars squeeze to have. German vacationers, there was a few. For some americans and spanish speaking tourists.

  • Lage und Umgebung
    6.0

    A big plus of the resort is the short transfer from san José. We were after a week-long trip on the 'exciting' roads Costa Ricas already glad, not more 5-6 hour to sit on the bus. Just 1.5 hours drive through the beautiful landscape has the area was already reached. Through the great location on the sea, but nevertheless in the middle in the forest can one within the resorts many animals and enjoy nature. Since most of the guests that will appreciate, disturbs certainly nobody on the lack of night life or the lack of shopping possibilities. The punta leona is also a good starting point for excursions in the area. In about 30-45 minutes one reaches the carara national park and the kroko river Rio tarcoles. The foggy forrest of Monteverde is easily a tageausflug possible.

  • Zimmer
    3.0

    I rate a selvamar superior room. This room type is a high-quality furniture and a balcony. We were disappointed with our room. The room was small, the furniture may quality, but also getting quite old. The bathroom looked really old. The paint was peeling off the doors and the sink was small. There was a telephone in the room, a tv and a coffee maker. The balcony with the beautiful wooden furniture we didn't use it, since he through the many plants quite dark. In summary: it was clean and everything worked, but we had a superior room more comfort we could have hoped for.

  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    5.0

    There are two beaches. The Playa mantas in the south right at the beach bar and near the hotel. There one finds a gently sloping, rather dark beach with few waves. We stayed mostly completely alone in the water. Beach chairs there is hardly any. Especially here you can on the early morning and in the afternoon the stunning, red aras see. Often, you can sit right in the almond trees at the beach. Then there is still the quirligeren Playa Blanca in the north, from the Playa mantas by rocks separated. The sand is much brighter and also here there were lots of palm trees. The number of beach chairs is scarce. Depending on where one goes into the water, you either had really high spaßwellen or rather calm water to swim in. We were glad, our water shoes to have, since it partly is very stony. You need to walk about 25 minutes from the front desk to the Playa Blanca. Alternatively, take the shuttle bus. A big downside is, that all 30 minutes, without that it was for the four stops a timetable. One is for the hauptwegen to foot on the way, the shuttle bus, but also sometimes at, so that you can do zusteigen. Of course there are also swimming pools. The main pool and a large children's swimming pool at the Playa mantas and a small, rather cold pool right at the bungalows selvamar. Everywhere there were clean toilets and shower facilities. It seems ways to give Tennis, football or Midget Golf to play. Furthermore, you can also with the canopy through the treetops swish. All this we didn't try it.

  • Gastronomie
    4.0

    We have three restaurants used regularly: In the restaurant, at the Playa mantas we had to be for some days for breakfast. You could already in the morning outside the sun and the sea. The breakfast was extensive. Experience has shown that outside europe the quality of bread and bread rolls very meager. Makes nothing, then you eat just fine pastries or, if you after the trip really still likes, gallo pinto. Especially delicious was the fruit! The restaurant at the Playa Blanca is an à-la-carte restaurant with a small, but nice lunch menu. Food and drinks are served. From the classic casado with fish or meat to pasta and burger is everything in good quality to the table brought. Only seafood and high-quality fish dishes were not included. You sit on the terrace and views over the Pacific. In the restaurant right on the selvamar bungalows - and thus in the middle in the forest - we usually in the evening. There is but also breakfast is offered. It is a buffet restaurant and the offer of salads, soups, a variety of meat and fish dishes (partially also freshly grilled) and desserts. According to my guide is Costa Rica not the country in the gourmet kitchen. I would also for the punta leona sign, but the food was absolutely fine. A special feature of this restaurant: fun kapuzineräffchen and coatis great there and spread a lot of fun. What we really was missing, was a quiet spot outside, in order in the evening still comfortably a cocktail. Although there was also in the evening at the beach bar drinks and cocktails, but mostly walked there at the same time, four tv with different sports programmes deafening volume or there was a disco. The beach was little lit and there is no seating. Well, the earlier you awake in the morning, around exciting erkundungsgänge to make.

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Finn-Steffen
Bungalows in the middle of the jungle
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Nachweis erbracht
  • Badeferien
  • June 2013
Very interesting location. However very spacious. In other words, if one of the bungalows on the beach, then it is good 10 minutes and 30 degrees c. But impressive flora and fauna. You live in the middle of the jungle. However, you had hardly any possibilities to leave the facility. Alone from the front desk to the street it was 4 kilometer. Which was not so nice, that it hardly excursions to book there. Only if enough participants (usually at least 4) together come, then it is possible to book. But very few germans there, which is sometimes nice ☺ ..., but it is just not possible excursions or trips to book. Bewertung lesen
  • Zimmer
    5.8
    Größe des Zimmers
    6.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    6.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    5.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    4.5
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    4.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    4.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    5.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    5.0
  • Gastronomie
    4.8
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    5.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    4.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    6.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.8
    Zustand des Hotels
    4.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    5.0
    Behindertenfreundlichkeit
    2.0
    Familienfreundlichkeit
    4.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    1.6
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    1.0
    Nähe zum Strand
    4.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    1.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    1.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    1.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    4.3
    Qualität des Strandes
    6.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    4.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    3.0
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  • Location
    This holiday resort is set out in the style of a village and surrounded by 300 hectares of lush, tropical rainforest, the finest of white beaches and the deep-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. The fabulous rainforest features much natural beauty and is home to a diversity of wildlife including monkeys, sloths, reptiles and over 300 species of bird as well as lush plant life that may be explored up close. Guests may enjoy some of the best beaches in Costa Rica whilst having ever wish catered for. The nearest beach is a mere 300 m away and the capital city of San Jose may be reached by car in about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Renovated in 2003, this air-conditioned hotel comprises a main building as well as several annexe blocks offering a total of 108 rooms and 27 apartments. Facilities include a reception desk, a bar, shops and, at the weekends, a nightclub. There is also a public Internet terminal as well as 2 air-conditioned à la carte restaurants to take advantage of as well as room and laundry services. Younger guests may let off steam in the playground and those arriving by car may make use of the car park and garage facilities.
  • The rooms enjoy a garden view. They are equipped with 2 double beds, en suite bathroom, a hairdryer, a telephone, TV, a small fridge, as well as a hire safe.
  • Leisure facilities available in the outdoor area include a swimming pool and a sun terrace with parasols and sun loungers laid out ready for use. Sports enthusiasts may try out tennis, table tennis, or minigolf as well as play volleyball, go hiking, undertake a night-time hike, try out boogie boarding, kayaking, or snorkelling or go on a boat trip. The entertainment programme provides some variation for guests both young and old. The nearest golf course is approximately 300 m away.
  • Guests may select their breakfast from an ample buffet.
  • American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
* Neither HolidayCheck nor the provider assumes liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please take note of the hotel description of the respective operator and bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ from the catalog description presented here. We are obliged to offer solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form. © 2013 Giata

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Business centre
  • Play rooms
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic room keys
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Volleyball

Other hotel information

  • City hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Information desk
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Newspaper
  • Laundry service