DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Central Pacific
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- All Inclusive Features
Let me start by saying that if you are looking for a place where you can enjoy a good swim in the sea, or a nice and romantic walk on the beach then this is not the hotel for you. Unfortunately, this hotel is located in one of the least attractive beaches in Puntarenas. Now, don´t you think the hotel is a disaster 'cause it is not. You still have a lot of things to do in the inside. There is a pool in almost every corner, 2 of them with a bar, snack bar, fruit bar that turns to a cocktail bar by night, playroom for kids, scheduled activities with the hotel staff, there is a pool table, ping pong, spa... I can keep on going if you want :)Food was good, and so the drinks at most bars. But if there is something in there that really caught my attention and is probably going to be the reason for me to go back is the cocktail bar that runs from 7pm to midnight. Wow! The lady behind the bar, Karla, was amazing. Always polite, super nice and she surely knows how to make a tasty drink. Kudos to Karla and the guy who often helps her. Probably the only bad thing I would like to mention is the room. Some of the rooms in this hotel are quite old and are not as attractive as the ones in the new building. Still, good enough for a night sleep.
The hotel is located on a dark beach. The view is nice. Understood that it used to be operated under another name before and it shows. Although the rooms have been renovated they give a cramped impression because the ceiling is quite low. Otherwise the rooms are nice, not luxurious but fine and clean. The beds are firm and good and the air conditioning is seriously cold.Service in the hotel is good and the staff very friendly. Pool area is good and most of the time shade in the form of parasols was available.The hotel is operated under the all inclusive system. Drinks were ok but sometimes hard to get because of the lines. Food was served buffet style and the quality was sufficient but not top. Would not like it for more than a week. There were two other restaurants on the property but we did not sample that. Overall not a bad place to stay but do not expect wonders. There are nicer properties in Costa Rica but alas more expensive.
This is an all inclusive hotel that offers multi options of fresh food. Although most of the guest speak a different type of Spanish, my husband seemed to get by. What was most enjoyable were the trips into the environment. We saw monkeys who were summoned to eat off of our shoulders and travelled into the forest on river boats to see large crocs which we would have never seen before. Birds were many and beautiful and the sounds were pure. Jurassic movies were filmed in these areas, Channel #5 creates it wonderful perfume from the leaves of a specific tree, so just touching the leaves left me smelling wonderful! This trip was memorable for the tours that we took, the experiences outside of the resort (not expensive) and the fresh fruits available at the resort which were numerous.There is an adult only pool area for relaxing and other events available on site. The restaurant has special restaurants on site for romantic dinners.
People who worked there barely speak English or don't. It's was complicated for us...as a guests. I understand it's Costa Rica ...and it's not there primarily language...but still . The room was ...just fine. Bathroom looked dirty ...old ... small. The food and wine ...couldn't enjoy it at all. Swimming pool was ok. I would not recommend this hotel to my friends and never would go back. Also this resort for people who knows and speak Spanish. We met only one American couple .P/S pictures from website made with photoshop. Like a lot :) Everything looks different. P/SS I forgot my Tiffany earrings and tried to contacted hotel via phone and email ...but NO ONE CAN HELP ME BECAUSE THEY DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH!!! Disaster...I'm not losing my hope ...maybe one day I can return my earrings back :)
This place was amazing. Let me preface it is a large place and lots of walking and the beach is of the black sand variety and lots of driftwood I found very few shells. But the Resort it self is great. The pools fantastic. Antonio and Karla two of the best bar tenders. Karla is a specialists at the margarita hut. I was in bldg 3 with nice views of the water and of the pool for bldg 3. I got a great tour set up on site via Arenas travels. Animal tour and hot springs tour. Amazing. Staff are always smiling and very accommodating very well maintained stay the three nights. The ala carts restaurant superb. I had the very best Argentinian pork loin best food I had the entire visit. My friend Ron and I were to take trip together but Ron passed away months back. This was a tribute to my Ron. The animal tour goes to a facility that takes care of macaws and other abandoned and or injured wildlife. This place was very inspirational and goes to the core of eco tourism in the area
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dinner with reservations
- Daytime snacks
- Domestic drinks
- Snack bar/Fruit bar
- Non-motorized watersports: surfing, boogie boards, kayaks
- Fitness room and aerobics
- Daily activities at pool and beach
- Chaise lounges and towels
- Kids club (4-12 years)
- Live nightly entertainment
- 404 rooms
- 3 Restaurants, 2 a la carte: Italian, Seafood
- 4 Bars
- Snack bar
- Fruit bar
- 4 Pools
- 2 Tennis courts
- Water sports centre
- Fitness room and aerobics
- Gift shop
- Internet access (fee)
- Kids club (4-12 years)
- 2 double beds
- Cable TV
- Safety deposit box
- Bathroom with shower
- Internet (fee)
- View of the garden, pool, or ocean.
- Max. occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
For the Kids - Kids club for children 4-12 years, babysitting (fee).
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Central PacificPuntarenas,Costa Rica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
El Roble 171-400 Puntarenas, El Roble, Puntarenas 5400 Costa Rica
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