Hotel Doubletree Resort by Hilton(4 stars)

Carretera A Caldera 1km Antes View on map

Average rating

32 hotel reviews

    Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    3.8
  • Room
    3.0
  • Service
    3.4
  • Location
    3.5
  • Food and Drinks
    3.5
  • Sport & entertain
    3.5
Filters
You selected:
5 hotel reviews for undefinedsorted by travel date
Emiliano
Decent but very expensive
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Singles
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • February 2014
It is a rather expensive hotel, and from what I remember the quality is quite OK, at least. Service was also slow and food is certainly not the best in the city.. There are a few restaurants around... read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0
    Size of the bathroom
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
    Size of the room
    2.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    3.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    3.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    0
  • Hotel
    3.3
    Family friendliness
    3.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Location
    3.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
Close
Markus & Daniela
Worst holiday since 10 years
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2013
Hotel of the low middle class, rooms in poor condition, dining rather bad as right. The beach is not as a beach to use, everything at the beach washes remains at the beach, trash, of course, is also beach chairs. Sea is not for swimming suitable because of the strong current and waves. The dark sand is around 10 hours too hot to get a beach chair ( wohlgemert itself) to the beach to please. read hotel review
  • Room
    1.0

    The rooms after european standard a total disaster. Man wanted us on the day of arrival a room in 2. stick with small windows, moldy air conditioning and a shower in the the water drainage wanted to give. The room made the appearance in the 80. years as a painter and similar to have seen. After the change was the feeling of the 80. still there, but worked the water and we had a small, but more than ugly terrace. All in all the rooms tired, poorly equipped and are absolutely not value.

  • Gastronomy
    3.0

    The selection of dishes was average, there were theme nights not really appealing. The quality the food we can with a 3-tägigen digestive tract illness al really bad. The woman employee at the egg station has really done it an egg light to leave, a real achievement, black scrambled eggs we had never. The steak restaurant was very well, also the service was good. The mexican by the pool (only in the evening) was good the service was attractive. If you too late for breakfast or dinner, you must only once in a queue to get a table.

  • Service
    1.0

    The friendliness of the staff at the front desk was more than unfriendly. The staff seemed unenthusiastic and had no interest in complaints. There our room on the day of arrival really in the worst condition was the we had so far experienced we got the front desk weighted. The staff wanted to charge initially someone chic, the all repaired and clean, we made him then clearly, he must someone send the whole room renovated. Reluctantly exchanged he then the room. The travel guide locally was not to bereinbarten appointment, but rufte only briefly... We saw it never. The service in the restaurants was more bad than good, it was the bare minimum.

  • Sport & Leisure
    2.0

    The pool was in good condition, however gives it saturday always a pool party. Sounds initially well at, is however a catastrophe! What the pool party mind is the bus with locals adolescents, the arrive in the morning, only for breakfast planted around a basis and then the pool siege. Gives in the afternoon it then with the partially more than drunk locals a foam party in the pool, at the the entertainment then only on spanish, the locals want to chat. Of course you get on those days also hardly a liege by the pool. They must then also gladly times 20 minutes to a drink waiting, waiting, of course, is waiting in the line meant.

  • Hotel
    3.0

    Hotel of the low middle class, rooms in poor condition, dining rather bad as right. The beach is not as a beach to use, everything at the beach washes remains at the beach, trash, of course, is also beach chairs. Sea is not for swimming suitable because of the strong current and waves. The dark sand is around 10 hours too hot to get a beach chair ( wohlgemert itself) to the beach to please.

  • Location
    3.0

    The hotel is directly at the beach, circa 1,5 hours away from airport. From a ausflugsleiter we were strongly recommended no self-employed activities to the hotel to make, as it is not really safe the hotel in the area to leave.

Close

Archived reviews

These are not counted into the current average review rating, as the journey took place more than 25 months ago, or the hotel has completely changed.
Marion
Rather three stars archived
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2012
The hotel has no 4 star rating, front desk looks like a waiting hall, not so much selection of food. Almost always the same food, no variety. Drinks bar was enough selection. The rooms are big and we had a cheap room, luckily with exit to the garden. All other rooms at the price range haven't even balcony. In total area of the hotel is smoke prohibited. Only from balcony / terrace and at the beach. The quiet pool not too often cleaned. Had to during the check in 8 hours on our room wait, since the rooms first from ... 16 o'clock re. No Deutsche Welle, but several English and Spanish channels. Safe on the rooms free. No mini bar. We had a rental car for the whole time. Directly close to the hotel is not much where one without car comes. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    3.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    2.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    3.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
Close
Britta
Good hotel with a few 'flaws' archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2012
Relatively large hotel with over 300 rooms. We arrived 11:00 a. m. and our room was only 4:00 p. m. ready - in short: 5 hours with 38 °c bearable. Suitcase could in the lobby under supervision will be turned off. Luckily we got our all inclusive-bracelet, which we 5 hours then at least drinks could get with the heat and a small something eat. So it was not so great, is however probably not change, if the hotel almost full. First impression of the lobby: oh well, mediocre-have already schickeres seen. Then head room. We stayed in ... the building in the garden at the quiet pool stayed. 2. impression: oh god, saw as a parking garage. The entering this building has the impression, one is in a armeekaserne -long, unfriendly corridors, completely worn, shabby room doors. But then- our great surprise-we saw after the opening our shabby door a really beautiful room, but more about that below. The rooms and also the outside facilities were very well maintained, though little prosperous in february to see was-like but also at the drought during this time. Nevertheless, it is the entire area very clean, in the morning, the lawn sprinklers, the lush green lawn care. Industrious staff are the whole day busy, the tourists umhergeworfenen and were regardlessy thrown calm plastic cup pots (some drag the even to the beach down), even though it extra convivial containers (wooden boxes) there is. We find this behavior almost as insult to the staff opposite - so after the motto: are the paid. Such a pflegelhaftes behavior is not, you must not-only, because one booked all inclusive and thinks, to license bought-in addition, work, if the cup comfortably in the containers can. But, oh well, the is probably with common sense cannot solve. Our room was always super clean, also relatively early and not only in the afternoon. We had all-inclusive, as probably all the guests. In the garden distribute several pools, starting for children to the peace-pool in the relaxation area, where no children need to be. Between the individual pools there are gartenabschnitte with bridges or green areas, small islands in the pools, but you shouldn't enter. Loungers there are in great quantities. While we were there the hotel was almost fully occupied and nevertheless were still a lot of loungers free. The most loungers on the lawns under the palm trees or the pools grouped. Through the palm trees, a little shade. Sun screens in kind of stoffschirmen not at all, but a few are feast umbrella with roof from palm leaves - the bright beach area, as mentioned above. There, there are also trees, the a form as a umbrella have, from which one good kann. Beach towels there was daily free, you have a map to get, the card and if you evenings the towels back, one got the card again. Therefore on the towels be careful and not mess up. Because who when checking out tickets at of the lobby not turf, must 20 US Dollar per piece are charged. The guest structure is mixed, the share of americans and canadians outweighs (makes about 80% from). The remaining 20% were while we were there of the stay from local, a few french, and a few swiss, austrians and german together. Regarding the age everything was represented-from babies to about 80-year-old - nice mixture. Furthermore there is a casino, which we did not visit however. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Our room was very spacious with 2 large, for german standards high, american double beds. There is a small seating area with a table and 2 chairs, a sideboard with huge -flat screen-tv, a wardrobe included ironing board and iron. We had in this building no balcony, however therefor it was very quiet and we have, in these great beds wonderful nights sleep. The building around the pools with balcony, but by the pool-business in the morning already relatively loud. The bathroom is also spacious with a big shower. Every day there was shampoo, conditioner, soap and bodylotion - unfortunately no shower bath, but for it soap. Everything was refilled if necessary. This things must not at home bring along-do not make only the suitcase pointless fully. Everything american products. In the living room there was still a small coffee machine with coffee pads, but you in all-inclusive 't actually need. Mini bar does not exist - one does not need also. The furniture is not the newest and dark wood. But nevertheless clean, that does however the overall impression not further. The safe is-against here already written experiences and contrary to the catalogue-descriptions-free of charge. It is said ' mietsafe for 5 US Dollar per day'. This is not true-may be, that recently the fee abolished - safe costs in any case nothing. The air conditioning is very silent, but we evenings nevertheless off. A fan there is otherwise nor.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There is a main restaurant and several specialty restaurant. The latter we didn't visit, since this probably very cool air conditioning, drinks paying extra and the portions probably not plentiful, so told us guests, those were there. There is furthermore a main bar next to the restaurant, the evenings well attended and where often life -music plays. From there, you could also at the tables to sit. Apart from that a bar by the pool, in the lobby, at the jetty to the sea, in the disco respectively theatre and maybe a couple more, the me now not occur, but there is really plentiful drink everywhere. There is believe it or not 30 cocktail varieties on the menu, we all tried. Furthermore at least 10-20 sorts, not on the menu is possible, but nevertheless mixed-this is great. The dinner is really wonderful. Every evening was themed buffet - times mexican, italian, times american or asian, etc. It wasn't missing anything, who nothing warm food like, can also a sausage- or cheesebread grease or at the rich salad buffet serve. Wonderful cake pieces and coffee there is as well evenings, furthermore really fresh fruit mango, pineapple, papaya and so on soups, freshly grilled and so on and many more. The breakfast designed similarly varied-much fresh fruits, muesli, juices, rolls and bread, drinking yoghurt, sausage, cheese, marmelade, eggs in all variations and also warm food, like black beans and rice for breakfast. The restaurant is open with fans, which itself is very nice, but also often birds and get themselves from the tables the food. Then it was not so appealing, but probably not to change. The kitchen as international, partly typical of the country designate. Also here everything was very clean and delicious prepared. It is in the ' large ' restaurant tablecloths, the often be renewed and napkins - everything is clean.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff are altogether very friendly, particularly the bar -staff in the whole complex. If you speak spanish, is clear in the advantage. Apart from that with english also very good. Staff understands english, but you of course with accent speak and not everything oxford english. German nobody-why? The room was cleaned thoroughly, the beds with flowers and towels often decorated and also otherwise everything very tidy and clean. Complaints we had no. Nothing bad, nothing broken. We have also not-as some other perhaps after defects were looking for. Laundry service, doctor, child care - everything was not used, therefore no assessment possible.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    There is a fitness room, but we did the heat not used. Apart from that much animation, however not pushy. beach volleyball, soccer, a tennis court, water aerobics, towel-faltkurs, Salsa-dance, language course in spanish, disco, every night theatre performances and much more - everything very casual. At the beach there is no animation, all revolving around the pools. Showers there were enough on the lawns and in the pool-area. To the beach, loungers and so on i had already written above. Internet is-as far as i know-next to of the lobby and subject to a charge, but we didn't use it, so i know not price.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Relatively large hotel with over 300 rooms. We arrived 11:00 a. m. and our room was only 4:00 p. m. ready - in short: 5 hours with 38 °c bearable. Suitcase could in the lobby under supervision will be turned off. Luckily we got our all inclusive-bracelet, which we 5 hours then at least drinks could get with the heat and a small something eat. So it was not so great, is however probably not change, if the hotel almost full. First impression of the lobby: oh well, mediocre-have already schickeres seen. Then head room. We stayed in the building in the garden at the quiet pool stayed. 2. impression: oh god, saw as a parking garage. The entering this building has the impression, one is in a armeekaserne -long, unfriendly corridors, completely worn, shabby room doors. But then- our great surprise-we saw after the opening our shabby door a really beautiful room, but more about that below. The rooms and also the outside facilities were very well maintained, though little prosperous in february to see was-like but also at the drought during this time. Nevertheless, it is the entire area very clean, in the morning, the lawn sprinklers, the lush green lawn care. Industrious staff are the whole day busy, the tourists umhergeworfenen and were regardlessy thrown calm plastic cup pots (some drag the even to the beach down), even though it extra convivial containers (wooden boxes) there is. We find this behavior almost as insult to the staff opposite - so after the motto: are the paid. Such a pflegelhaftes behavior is not, you must not-only, because one booked all inclusive and thinks, to license bought-in addition, work, if the cup comfortably in the containers can. But, oh well, the is probably with common sense cannot solve. Our room was always super clean, also relatively early and not only in the afternoon. We had all-inclusive, as probably all the guests. In the garden distribute several pools, starting for children to the peace-pool in the relaxation area, where no children need to be. Between the individual pools there are gartenabschnitte with bridges or green areas, small islands in the pools, but you shouldn't enter. Loungers there are in great quantities. While we were there the hotel was almost fully occupied and nevertheless were still a lot of loungers free. The most loungers on the lawns under the palm trees or the pools grouped. Through the palm trees, a little shade. Sun screens in kind of stoffschirmen not at all, but a few are feast umbrella with roof from palm leaves - the bright beach area, as mentioned above. There, there are also trees, the a form as a umbrella have, from which one good kann. Beach towels there was daily free, you have a map to get, the card and if you evenings the towels back, one got the card again. Therefore on the towels be careful and not mess up. Because who when checking out tickets at of the lobby not turf, must 20 US Dollar per piece are charged. The guest structure is mixed, the share of americans and canadians outweighs (makes about 80% from). The remaining 20% were while we were there of the stay from local, a few french, and a few swiss, austrians and german together. Regarding the age everything was represented-from babies to about 80-year-old - nice mixture. Furthermore there is a casino, which we did not visit however.

  • Location
    4.0

    We have this hotel from the reason booked, because it was just about 2 driving lessons from san José away. Since we our stay a 8-day round trip through the land made, still 1 night in san José spent, we wanted not again 5-6 hours in one of the other offered beach drive. You have to keep in mind, that since the half day already again is lost-on the way back the same-the we did not want to. Therefore we could the time-if only 3-4 hours per route-still use. To the location of the hotel can be said: very remote. There are a few houses within sight, but a correct place, where one cannot proceed and the like, is far and wide not in sight-puntarenas is so around 8 to 10 kilometer away probably. Therefore there are also no purchase- and entertainment possibilities outside of the hotel. In the hotel there was a small shop with case solid prices. Now comes the review to the beach, certainly one of the better places to stay is. I'm writing this time our opinion, because we have many beaches on the world seen. The color black-how often written in catalogs-is not true. The beach area, where the loungers and palm trees, is bright respectively light grayish. Followed a dark, but no black beach on, until to the sea goes. Much is safe, that the beach very, very broad-such broad beach we have never seen anything like it. In this broad beach/ sand is not a soul. On the one hand, the paths are too far to walk to the bar, to the other too far to into the water. The sand is red hot. We had a thermometer with: air temperature in february 38°c, water 31°c, sand about 50 °c, as was the thermometer then also to end. Other in the sand impossible-my husband had 2 massive burn blisters after a couple of meters. There is but nevertheless a few people, the my, everything else to be as other and the chair then from the main hotel-beach-part almost 100 meters until to the water down drag, this will, of course, there are and the staff should evenings then everything again cumbersome zurückzerren. The quality of the water in the sea is certainly good, especially warm. But since the sand very, is very nice, it is also in the sea agitated. Because of this the water is the first approximately 30 meters really cloudy, almost brownish. As mentioned, very soft, fine sand without any rock, mussels or other stachlige things. However from the sea also a lot of marine debris washed ashore, of coconuts to other wohlstandsmüll, plastics etc. The beach not cleaned. Furthermore is added to say, that while we were there quite high waves and the current, even in knee-deep water, is not to be underestimated. Children i would not into the sea leave! Excursions are from the hotel offered, we have but we didn't make use of it, since we already one round trip did. As we heard, are the prices also very hearty. In the hotel complex there is as well lots of animals to discover: relatively large iguanas, colorful birds and squirrels, we have seen.

Close
Michael
Pura Vida Costa Rica Puntarenas archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2011
We were a family of three on vacation so we had a large room with two kingbeds, terrace with view of the sea, table and chairs and hammocks strung between palm garden us. The bathroom has no window, but the ventilation worked well. The level of cleanliness in the bath and the room very nicely furnished, there are chest of drawers, closet, coffee maker, free safe, a fan, a seating area and air conditioning (which should remain, as this is the extreme humidity from the room away) all in all Inst the room in good condition former. The floor is ... refurbished. It was thoroughly cleaned every day and it was wiped every day. Bed linen changed every four days. Towels scheme: on the ground-new; on the rod-I keep you have complaints in the room such as, for example, no hot water, safe broken, with a large apology contrary taken and care of them on time. The complex 3.5 star has, on average, but in various areas, such as pool facilities, gym facilities, entertainment, drinks and food variety so much more. There is a huge large cocktail menu, countless spirits and alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, juices, Slushgetränke and delicious coffee. There were two a la carte restaurants-fish and meat. The fish restaurant offers a range of locals courts, beach and pier views surrounded by palm trees. The meals were delicious, only the fish port ions rather small and TK-product. So it seemed at least. In contrast, the meat restaurant with huge steaks and tuna exceeded our expectations. A perfect, personal service with entertainment and as mentioned, the food was delicious. Breakfast buffet a la Hilton five stars plus, snack-bar also recommendable, fruit and Smoothiebar great endorsement for hot days (so). The lunch and dinner buffet in the evening was under andererm theme, which was also good. Beside plenty of fish and seafood, there was a large selection of meat, roast, salads, pasta and dessert. Every evening a show cooking. The dishes were all very delicious, sometimes surprisingly different, as the appearance leads you to believe. The flavors were quite different. FRY sauce so, salads, side dishes tasted just not like at home. It was a quiet pool and three other pool areas: number 1: main pool with a pool bar and a swim-up bar and non-stop entertainment. There was even Foam party in the pool, which by the knock. Between pool and two 1 is the snack bar and pool 1 on the beach in addition to the main restaurant constructed small lunch buffet under palm trees. Pool 2: huge children's pool area, Volley ball pool, four Jacuzzis refreshing large, between the pool two and three is the free rental of kayaks, surfboards. Also the Früchtebar is to be found here. Pool 3: three pool parties connected and a pool bar. Relax area rather relax pool: 50 + rather from under the week the complex rather quiet and at the weekend by the locals well stocked. That's in the area nothing to feel. It was felt for two. Entertainment was not pushy and very entertaining. The evening shows were a surprise. So professional Musicals, acrobatics, comedy, fire jugglers and trapeze artist I have never seen anything like it before. Very enjoyable and exciting. The disco at the end was also great. Young and old, all nations and a disco bar. Alternatively there was every evening until 24:00 o'clock at the main bar locals live music, raised by solo artist or sudden all bands. In the hotel itself there was a car rental, the is not so cheap, but a good service; an excursion office and a help desk, which with advice and act and countless inside tips and experience to stand, the rental car no problem, the country itself to explore. Here it must be mentioned that, drive in Costa Rica is easy, just nerve killing by kilometer/H-restriction of 25 to 80 in a few cases, and many winding roads. More expensive gift shop in the house. The entire hotel is very open designed. Most of the buildings are open to all sides, with palm roofs. The atmosphere was very harmoniously and can be quickly feel. The staff are excellent. Very warm, personal, friendly, always with a smile and so they can create a informal Atmosphere, in which one could just comfortable. Everyone says good morning. All in all, a very nice and well-kept area. In the morning at 06:00 in the swimming in the ocean was the complex by Gardners and Saubermännern filled. Only the apartment blocks could do with a lick of paint. Sun goes in the morning against five o'clock on, is therefor but at five, six way half. There were a few mosquitos autan and therefore was used only in the rainforest read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
Close