Fodor's Expert Review Cuna del Angel Hotel and Spa

Costanera Hwy., Puertocito, 9 km (5 miles) south of Dominical, Dominical, Puntarenas, 11909, Costa Rica

With an excellent restaurant, a lush garden, a pretty infinity pool, and exceptional service, this elegant hotel is a heavenly spot for those who like to indulge themselves. The original 16 rooms have elegant, dark-wood furniture, comfortable beds topped with plush linens, and subtle angelic touches. Other luxuries include coffeemakers, soaking tubs, and spectacular stained-glass windows. Six Jungle Rooms are smaller and darker, but cheaper and very comfortable, with pickled-wood walls, antiqued armoires, and balconies facing the forest or garden. The romantic, high-ceilinged terrace restaurant, aglow in shades of royal blue and gold, has a very sophisticated menu; the tender osso buco is cooked to perfection, and the menu is completely gluten-free. The breakfast buffet is also excellent.

PROS

  • delightful decor
  • excellent restaurant
  • friendly service in hotel and spa
  • friendly, professional service in hotel

CONS

  • ground-level rooms lack privacy
  • water pressure is sometimes low
  • steep steps to Jungle Rooms and restaurant

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
RomanticService
Sophisticated
Near the beach
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2787–4343

HOTEL DETAILS

22 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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