DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Central Pacific
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
My husband and I stayed four nights at this resort (Tues-Sat) and we decided to do the premium upgrade. For $25 more per night we got black wristbands, which allowed us to make reservations in advance for the restaurants each night, gave us our own pool and swim-up bar that was for premium guests only, and put us in building 3 which is the newer of the buildings. We had our own concierge in building 3 which allowed for very quick checkout (as compared to the line in the main lobby). I would highly recommend doing the upgrade as we very much appreciated the clean newer room and the exclusive pool. It was much quieter at our pool and there were always plenty of chairs available in that area. The premium ungrade also provided free internet in our building. The food at the hotel was so-so. All inclusives aren't known for great food but even in the sit-down restaurants for dinner the food was mediocre. I did appreciate all of the fresh fruit that was readily available. Both in the main buffet and also there is a fruit / juice bar out by the pool that served fresh fruit juice and fresh fruit during the day. It was a nice compliment to the snack bar nearby that served burgers and fries. The dinner options were one sit-down restaurant per evening or the main buffet. However, on Friday night both restaurants were open due to higher occupancy. The one restaurant was a seafood restaurant that was outside so it was pretty humid and warm for dinner. The Latin American restaurant was indoor and air conditioned so already our favorite. The dinner options were all included - the only add-on item that I was aware of was a lobster tail addon for $25 which we did not try. The restaurants did serve a full liquor bar but we ordered wine for dinner - there was one red and one white option. I would recommend renting a car. There is a car rental right inside the hotel and the driving was pretty easy. We made sure to stay on main (paved) roads but those roads were well paved and maintained. The rules of the road were similar to American driving so we found it very enjoyable to get out and explore at our own pace. The rental car was $80 for two days for a manual and $100 for two days for an automatic. We returned with a full tank of gas and found no additional charges or add on fees so it costed exactly what we expected. Our room had a full size hairdryer and shampoo and conditioner was provided. We had a nice shower that had hot water and a large shower-head. We had a king sized bed and the room had a small refrigerator that was stocked with a few beers, sodas and waters. The beverages were included and were restocked daily. Costa Rica did have lots of bugs and insects but luckily we did not see any in our room. The air conditioning in our room was nice and we kept it cold while we slept. Hotel staff all spoke English. Even when we left the hotel and visited restaurants and parks most of the people spoke enough English to be able to communicate so we found it very easy to get around. The street signs were all in Spanish but most menus were available in English. We were leaving on Saturday but we noticed on Friday that there were more people checking in and occupancy was up for the weekend. On Friday both restaurants were open and the juice bar turned into a martini bar at night which was a nice touch.
Took a quick trip as a couple's getaway. While it is not the most romantic spot as there are many families, we had a blast while staying here. The beach isn't really an option for swimming because the current is too strong from the river, byt the pool was well kept and the pool bar was always fun. There are constant activities for people of all ages and the staff were very pleasant. There are a lot of spanish-speakers and locals who stay here so if you like being around the language and culture, you will get that! They also have an office to schedule excursions which makes your life very easy!
Great food, clean rooms, good service and great location close to local excursions. Smoothie bar, gym, mini golf, dance lessons, nightly entertainment (in Spanish only). Warm chocolate chip cookies for everyone upon check in! No problem exchanging money at front desk. Overall, an excellent experience.
This is a great all inclusive resort for families on the Pacific Ocean.The food is good with something for everyone, the drinks are delicious and you have the fun of two swim up bars. There is a kids center, a teen hang out, a full service spa,lots of pools and two adults only restaurants on of which specializes in South American dishes.The hotel will help you arrange tours or rent a car. Be sure to upgrade your room as the newer building is nicer.
Our family recently had a destination wedding at this location. I can't begin to tell you how amazing Mayela, Pablo and Jessica are. They went above and beyond to make sure all of our needs were met before, after, and during the ceremony. They even greeted us a check-in with champagne! We used the recommended photographer and florist, both were amazing and professional. I was worried about things falling through the cracks because of planning from the states and the language barrier. To my surprise, everything went as planned. We stayed at the resort for a week and overall we had a wonderful experience. Our group used Arenas Travel (inside the resort) for excursions and transportation back to the airport. They were convenient, reliable, and friendly. The restaurants were good, our favorite was the seafood one. Several of us visited the spa and enjoyed the services. Thank you again to the entire staff.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- 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.
Resort Location Map
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Central PacificPuntarenas,Costa Rica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
El Roble 171-400 Puntarenas, El Roble, Puntarenas 5400 Costa Rica
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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