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The staff the pools more than what I expected!

Beautiful and clean. Lots of birds and wildlife. Unfortunately the beach was closed due to corona virus.

The property grounds @ beach were lovely the rooms however were 2 star at best We had originally rented a poolside apartment but it was on such bad condition we didn’t want to sleep there. The reservation staff were extremely accommodating & got us a room with a decent king bed far from the pool but we were ok putting up with that for 2 or our 5 nite stay with the idea we would b able to upgrade to a different area. As it turned out that was not an option & we decided to find other accommodations on day 3. orbitz was amazing support & finally got us a full refund for the 2 nites we didn’t use!!! Thank you Orbitz!!

The only thing good about the property is the location on the beach and close to many excursions other then that the rooms are outdated and the staff is not always attentive very rude and they lie to your face about simple things the restaurants are ok the 1 by the pool service was always slow or the food was cold you have to take a shuttle to get around the property which never runs on time a lot families and elders no entertainment drinks are ok but it’s cheap liquor some bartenders make great drinks others hey you’ll find out and see the restaurant at playa Blanca was the best the only place I recommend spending most of the day overall I will come back to Costa Rica just not this property

Tiene unas bellezas naturales, flora y fauna. La convinacion de playa y montaña me parece espectacular.

There was a problem during the checking (unexpected charge), but later they make the corresponding refund.

nicw hotel lots of fun amenities. it was a bit spread out but nice

Worst customer service ever!! Please do yourself a favor and dont go there! Wi fi doesn't work, food is not good plus it takes up to half an hour to get an order or something simple and buffet is not good. They make many mistakes and don't do anything about it. They barely speak English, it's very hard to communicate. They don't have activities as they tell you when you arrive. They dont respect their own rules as the adult pool have kids and you find people smoking. The bartenders are not the best, some of them are on training and do not seem very qualified to prepare your drinks. They don't give you conditioner for your hair which all hotels do. They don't have hot water which is very annoying. Playa Mantas is nothing out of the ordinary. The only good thing about Punta Leona is Playa Blanca...besides that honestly there is nothing good at that place.

Overall was ok, however didn't like: 1. No flexibility in parking spaces to be closer to the mantas beach 2. Lot of access clearance even to go to semipublic areas before check-in 3. Maybe not that important but, Hash browns @ breakfast were not fresh

Loved this place and Will be back. There are monkeys all over, food is great, activities daily at no charge and free shuttles. This was a hidden gem. It is quiet and great for families and couples. Did not see the party areas so if looking for that, you May not find it. Highly recommend

Nice place but a little drive from the main road so takes a while to get anywhere. Too far from the beach to walk. Have to drive or take the shuttle bus.

Room could be little fancier i think for the price , but the beach and facilities over there are awesome. Playa blanca is the best

Extraordinary food. Nice an close from san jose. Forest enviroment all full birds monkeys carrots.

This hotel is tucked away from the main road and you have to go through the security gate along with a few other check points because they try to keep the beaches private even though it's illegal to keep the beaches private in Costa Rica. The hotel appeared like they were renovating and trying to be more of a timeshare with bigger rooms and more facilities which made using it for a hotel stay a little inconvenient paying for all meals and the staff were annoyed that everything was not already paid for and generally not very inviting. We had some trouble with our rooms internet was not working in the water was not working one day but the gentleman who spoke English as a manager was very nice and helped to compensate us. He is probably the greatest asset to this entire experience. Besides all that the two beaches very pretty Playa Blanca is gorgeous not many people on it white beaches just absolutely beautiful.

Alex the tour guide is the best part of the place!! He gave us tours of the butterfly home he maintains and the various parts of the local property both in daytime (0600) and at night time (1800). We were able to observe amazing local wildlife and get intelligent explanations and information. Rooms are small and just "ok". Took 3 hours to check in because the first room's AC was not functional. 4 rooms later we were all settled in our room. Breakfast was great and the monkeys who frequent the place from 0630 to about 0715 where fun to watch!

Overall the hotel was okay. It was hard to drive from the front gate to the hotel itself, scary driving at night. I had read on one of the review that the rooms smelled like mold, THEY ARE NOT KIDDING! My room smelled like mold and all my clothes smells like mold when I got home. The food was also average, expensive and no new options. I probably will not stay here in the future.

We choose this hotel for our Ney Years vacation and we really had a great time. Staff was super helpful,food was a bit pricing,if you are looking for a place to relax and be around the nature this is the place. I would definetaly come back there.

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Punta Leona Hotel and are already planning another visit. The staff are very friendly and helpful and we were pleased with our rooml. We were especially amused at the monkey thieves at breakfast. The beach we went to was beautiful.

Punta Leona Garabito Tarcoles Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Punta Leona places you within a 5-minute walk of Mantas Beach and Playa Limoncito. This 200-room, 3-star resort has 3 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Carabelas, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The 200 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes are also included.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Punta Leona have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Superior Room (Selvamar)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Apartment (Arrecifes 6)

3 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Glamping

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds (Selvamar)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Punta Leona

Everyone (14) Couples (8) Family (10)
5
Partner Couples

The staff the pools more than what I expected!

By on Sep 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 3, 2021

Hi Priscilla: Thank you very much for giving us an excellent rating on your stay, and thank you very much for recommending us with other visitors. Thank you again for your review and we hope to welcome you in your next stay with us.

5
Family Family

Beautiful and clean. Lots of birds and wildlife. Unfortunately the beach was closed due to corona virus.

By , from Ohio on Mar 29, 2020

2
Partner Couples

The property grounds @ beach were lovely the rooms however were 2 star at best We had originally rented a poolside apartment but it was on such bad condition we didn’t want to sleep there. The reservation staff were extremely accommodating & got us a room with a decent king bed far from the pool but we were ok putting up with that for 2 or our 5 nite stay with the idea we would b able to upgrade to a different area. As it turned out that was not an option & we decided to find other accommodations on day 3. orbitz was amazing support & finally got us a full refund for the 2 nites we didn’t use!!! Thank you Orbitz!!

By , from Campbell River on Mar 5, 2020

2
Partner Couples

The only thing good about the property is the location on the beach and close to many excursions other then that the rooms are outdated and the staff is not always attentive very rude and they lie to your face about simple things the restaurants are ok the 1 by the pool service was always slow or the food was cold you have to take a shuttle to get around the property which never runs on time a lot families and elders no entertainment drinks are ok but it’s cheap liquor some bartenders make great drinks others hey you’ll find out and see the restaurant at playa Blanca was the best the only place I recommend spending most of the day overall I will come back to Costa Rica just not this property

By on Feb 2, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Jan 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2020

Hola estimado huesped, gracias por brindarnos excelente calificacion , lo esperamos pronto , saludos !

4
Family Family with small children

Tiene unas bellezas naturales, flora y fauna. La convinacion de playa y montaña me parece espectacular.

By , from Tarcoles on Nov 10, 2019

4
Family

There was a problem during the checking (unexpected charge), but later they make the corresponding refund.

By on Oct 4, 2019

3
Everyone

By on May 5, 2019

Review comment responded on May 13, 2019

Gracias por escoger nuestros servicios

4
Everyone

nicw hotel lots of fun amenities. it was a bit spread out but nice

By on Jan 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 26, 2019

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is a great help for our daily improvements. Regards,

1

it sucks

Everyone

Worst customer service ever!! Please do yourself a favor and dont go there! Wi fi doesn't work, food is not good plus it takes up to half an hour to get an order or something simple and buffet is not good. They make many mistakes and don't do anything about it. They barely speak English, it's very hard to communicate. They don't have activities as they tell you when you arrive. They dont respect their own rules as the adult pool have kids and you find people smoking. The bartenders are not the best, some of them are on training and do not seem very qualified to prepare your drinks. They don't give you conditioner for your hair which all hotels do. They don't have hot water which is very annoying. Playa Mantas is nothing out of the ordinary. The only good thing about Punta Leona is Playa Blanca...besides that honestly there is nothing good at that place.

By , from USA on Jul 4, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2018

Dear Ronen : Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, I am sorry our Hotel did not meet your expectations. Reviews and Feedback are very valuable to our organization, as they are an opportunity to improve our services. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again and give you a better impression

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