Ratings based on 54 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom San José Costa Rica

Excellent service

Posted Apr 20, 2015
We got a nice deal for out rooms. The facilites are not the newest or most flashy, but the service is unparalleled. The rooms have great views and private outdoor Jacuzzis and hammocks with an awesome view. Recommended
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 29, 2015 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much Jose!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Toledo, OH

Family vacation with teenagers

Posted Dec 29, 2014
Great place in a beautiful setting. Spectacular view and lots of wildlife. Food and staff wonderful. Could not get hot water while showering during peak times but a very small inconvenience when compared to all of the positive experiences. Don't recommend rental cars , as the driving is torturous.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2015 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted that your experience was so positive and diverse. Our sincere thanks for alerting us to the problem with the water pressure and for being so gracious. Alternatives for reaching Hotel Punta Islita and enjoying its wonderfully secluded setting include private drivers or for the ultimate in convenience, taking a local 35 minute flight to the nearby Islita Airstrip. Please return very soon to Costa Rica, it truly is a magical destination!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Katherinefrom New York

Outstanding slice of heaven

Posted Dec 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
Amazing experience - stayed for one night as a treat during our 2 week cycling tour. Best decision we made. By far the highlight were the staff, welcoming, interesting, knowledgable & couldn't do more to make the stay. Marvin in particular was outstanding. The view and setting is spectacular with the infinity pool as the cherry on top. Rooms are comfortable, like sleeping on clouds, and the food... Yum! Try the tuna down at the beach club.. Just trust me! We didn't have dinner at the hotel as it was thanksgiving.. Instead we went to the local place in the village which was also great. I dream of coming back...
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2015 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thanks Katherine! It was a true pleasure to be the highlight of your two-week biking adventure. We are delighted to pamper guests with outstanding comforts that perfectly match the unrivaled views of our beach cove. Warmest regards and please do return soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Genefrom Bretagne

Je l'avais rêvé ils l'ont réalisé...

Posted May 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
Que dire, c'est un hôtel tellement magique, beau et confortable... Nous avons passé deux jours de rêve.. On y retournera c'est sur...
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 26, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Merci beaucoup!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Indianapolis, IN USA

Fabulous trip to paradise

Posted Apr 5, 2014
Location: Horse back riding, Zip lining, surfing/boogie boarding, swimming, sunning, hiking, walking on the beach, visiting a local town, kayaking, etc
Be prepared to be enchanted! The rough road leads to an amazing hotel with even more amazing people. This was a family vacation with our two older teenage children. From the beginning until the end, it was a vacation of a lifetime. We were greeted in the parking lot by a friendly face who turned out to be our concierge - this was a wonderful surprise! After our long journey, he recognized that we were hungry, and so he escorted us to the restaurant for a relaxing lunch and complimentary drink - oh, by the way, he checked us in as we gazed over the beautiful ocean view. The next trip was to our 3 bedroom villa that I can only say was amazing. The kids wondered if we had become rock stars since we left the States... yes, it was that amazing. The 1st night we thought we heard a gorilla... turned out to be a howler monkey - a veryLOUD howler monkey. By the end of our 1st day, our teenage son declared that he would have to stop saying everything was amazing because, well, everything was amazing! Our trip was filled with encounters with a truly caring and courteous hotel staff, first class food and accommodations, views to die for, wildlife sights and sounds from National Geographic, and did I mention the amazing people? We would return to Punta Islita in a heartbeat, and we actually discussed the need to start playing the lottery with the hope of returning to beautiful Costa Rica sooner vs. later. It is truly PURA VIDA!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 29, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your enchantment with Hotel Punta Islita. It was an honor to be your hosts and look forward to a future return visit!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Dave

Great Getaway Hotel

Posted Mar 24, 2014
Cons: The air conditioners in the room could be a little better for the humid nights there.
Overall, we had a fantastic experience at this hotel. The staff was incredibly nice and the rooms were very nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 27, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to post your comments.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 25, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to post your comments.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Max Rusnakfrom New York

Gem of Costa Rica

Posted Mar 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
Everything about this place is impeccable. The views put most postcards to shame. The service is superb. This place is heaven on earth.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 31, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Saludos! And thank you so much for your visit and your enthusiastic review of Hotel Punta Islita.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Kimfrom Southampton, NY

Picture Perfect!

Posted Feb 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel Punta Islita is gorgeous! It took us just over 2 hours to get to the hotel from Liberia airport. The driver was very accommodating, stopping for us to use a bathroom and shop for a few snacks and things to have in our room. The driver also stopped to point out monkeys, a crocodile and birds along the way. Even though Punta Islita is out of the way and secluded, the site is incredibly beautiful and well worth the 2 hour drive. Service was fantastic and the food was terrific. The resort was completely full during our stay and yet we never felt the hotel was crowded. The entire staff seemed eager to make personal connections with each of us which made our stay extra special. The deluxe room was a bit tight for our family of three, but doable. The beds were very comfortable. The room was kept very clean and housekeeping paid attention to details. My cousin's family of four stayed in a villa with a plunge pool and full kitchen which was more than enough space for them. The stairs leading to and from most rooms in the resort would be a challenge for those with any physical issues. However, there are shuttles that will take you just about anywhere you'd like to go. The beach was amazing!!! Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet because of some rocks and the scorching hot sand on the way to the water. The waves were perfect; the water was crystal clear and refreshing. We hated to leave! We will definitely return to this hotel!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 3, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your visit and for your thoughtful review! We certainly hope to see you again in the very near future!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Cris

Pricey for what you get

Posted Feb 21, 2014
Cons: Deluxe rooms design poor, not up to the price.
Location: Need 4X4, visit Coyote beach
Spent 2 nights in the deluxe room, not up to the price paid, very basic, impossible to take a nice shower as the water change temperature every time somebody else use the water in other rooms. Little ocean view, awesome location but noisy as the main road run in the valley below and you can hear every ATV or car that is driving past. The restaurant service is good and not too expensive, dinner for 2 no wine run around 60-70$. Very nice view from it and from the infinity view pool, macaws are common to see and if you are lucky and in the right season can see humpback whales jumping in the ocean. Friendly staff, would go back but not for almost 400$ p/n with only breakfast included.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 30, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for choosing Hotel Punta Islita and for taking the time to pen a review. I am thrilled that you had opportunity to enjoy our surroundings, view, hospitality, and wildlife! That said, I am troubled that your experience with accommodations was not ideal. We certainly want to ensure that our rooms excel in their comfort and value. Your feedback will certainly allow us to guide our efforts.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 2, 2014
Thank you so much for choosing Hotel Punta Islita and for taking the time to pen a review. I am thrilled that you had opportunity to enjoy our surroundings, view, hospitality, and wildlife! That said, I am troubled that your experience with accommodations was not ideal. We certainly want to ensure that our rooms excel in their comfort and value. Your feedback will certainly allow us to guide our efforts.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Lesleyfrom NYC

Great Hotel

Posted Feb 5, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel room was excellent.. Great service. Food ok a little pricey..location a little too isolated ..all that said we had a great time!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 3, 2014 by Maria, Hotel Management
Saludos Lesley! Your comments are much appreciated. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your accommodations for a relaxing vacation experience. I have noted your comments about restaurant prices and thank you for your valuable feedback.