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Hotel Punta Islita
Location: Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Profile:  ECR132
Real Travelers. Real Reviews™.
4.2 Guest Rating
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Average Ratings
This rating is based on 10 member ratings, 8 have user comments
For the Property/Area
Exterior Appearance
4.7 Guest Rating
Furnishings / Decor
4.1 Guest Rating
Location
4.5 Guest Rating
Overall Service
4.9 Guest Rating
Setting
5.0 Guest Rating
Recreational Activities
4.0 Guest Rating
Ambiance
4.3 Guest Rating
Restaurants / Food
3.9 Guest Rating
Cleanliness
4.8 Guest Rating
Value for Price
3.9 Guest Rating
Maintenance
4.5 Guest Rating
 
For the Owner/Property Management
Courteous / Helpful
5.0 Guest Rating
Knowledge of Area
5.0 Guest Rating

Member Comments



Lapsed
4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between March 01, 2006 and March 14, 2006
- Rating added September 28, 2012

Comments:
Worth the potentially white-knuckled small flight there...landed amongst the cows...in a charmingly simple airport...to amazing hospitality...teens could use some organization/availability of activity...like teen get togethers maybe...or teen canopy tours (so they each know the other will be there!) I know it is a honeymoon spot...but we loved it too. (Traveled with 16, 17 yr old...surfing was tough...but fun...pizza at restaurant by the beach hit the spot...massage on the beach was outstanding.) Definitely go for the plunge pool you'll use it...gorgeous and isolated setting. Would go again in a heartbeat.

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes, Highly Recommend




DODSON, TERRI
4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between February 23, 2006 and February 26, 2006
- Rating added April 03, 2007

Comments:
Loved our casita upgrade with small pool + resident iguanas + birds. Room was very attractive w/local furnishings + pretty blue tiled high tub/shower. Had outside covered patio, hammock + table + chairs. Candles both inside + out - replaced when we had used them up. Staff very wonderful, especially helpful + kind after I hurt my leg (broke). Manager brought the physical therapist from spa to check my leg first thing in morning. Even the chef came to see me. Maids brought extra water + ice for my ankle/leg. Fortunately only lost 2 days + a trip to the village with a staff member who was excited to show it off - the Village of Islita is an open-air museum.

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate



DEVRIES, JIM
4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between March 03, 2006 and March 06, 2006
- Rating added April 03, 2007

Comments:
This visit was definitely the highlight of our trip. It was so beautiful and we were so well taken care of, it was hard to leave. The staff was extremely friendly, and we knew many of them by name by the end of our stay. The casita was wonderful. We loved having our own yard, with an incredible view, and our own pool. The grounds are beautiful. The food is great. We would highly recommend Punta Islita.

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes, Highly Recommend



DODSON, TERRI
4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between February 26, 2006 and March 06, 2006
- Rating added April 17, 2006

Comments:
Restaurant (upstairs) uses Peidel wine glasses! Some minor language misunderstandings. Kudos for a staff member: Every one of them




Lapsed
4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between November 23, 2005 and November 27, 2005
- Rating added January 09, 2006

Comments:
Good family resort. Less so for honeymooners.




Brown, Veronica
5.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between July 28, 2005 and July 31, 2005
- Rating added October 05, 2005

Comments:
We had a wonderful honeymoon at Punta Islita. The room was beautiful. We enjoyed it!

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes, Highly Recommend



Hideaways Aficionado Registrant
4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between February 12, 2004 and February 15, 2004
- Rating added August 02, 2005

Comments:
Very peaceful, romantic, private with wonderful ambience. We had 1/2 of a duplex with private jacuzzi® about 50 yards east of the main building. Highlights: great massages, lineless tans, huge pieces of sashimi-quality tuna served as "steaks". The romantic dinner: limited to 3 tables, at the edge of the beach with waves lapping nearby, a private bonfire, great broiled lobster and oven-fresh brownies for desert.

Caveat. We and couples like ourselves who came to relax and enjoy each other's company were in Heaven. Those who, by contrast, were expecting to be entertained with endless activities were less satisfied.

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Understated
Does this member recommend the property? Yes, Highly Recommend



4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between February 16, 2004 and March 01, 2004
- Rating added February 16, 2004

Comments:
The setting for Punta Islita is magnificent - high up the side of a hill facing the ocean and other forested hills surrounding it. It is isolated and not east to get to except by plane - they provide a beautiful new white 4-seater which is only about a 30-min flight from San Jose and the best option for getting there - enjoyable in itself. It lands on a single deserted airstrip and a friendly member of the hotel staff whisks you away in a small van to the hotel where you are greeted by more expert, friendly staff with a welcoming tropical drink. All the staff soon know you by your first names. The whole hotel is very small and well managed. The level of service everywhere is outstanding. We had chosen the casita with the plunge pool, as recommended by Jude at Hideaways, and were very happy we did, though all the rooms we saw were very nice but smaller. During our 6 days there we were busy each morning with a variety of activities. Our favorites were the 2 1/2 hour sunset horseback ride along the beach and up

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Understated
Does this member recommend the property? Yes


4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between October 01, 2001 and October 15, 2001
- Rating added November 20, 2001

No comment was entered by this user
The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate


3.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between September 12, 2000 and September 26, 2000
- Rating added October 23, 2000

No comment was entered by this user
The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes


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