Punta Leona Hotel

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 1118 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    NO monkeys!!!

    Reviewed by pzipp67(Bristol, Connecticut) on Mar 13, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Totally enjoyed our time spent here. We stayed in "Panama" rooms were very comfortable and clean. Plenty of room for all our stuff and we even had an English channel on the tv. Yes, we actually turned on the tv for a few minutes. We were there for a birding trip and had the opportunity to see beautiful macaws, owls and others. One big disappointment!!! NO White Faced Capuchin monkeys!!! One of the main reasons for staying here were the monkeys. They have put nets around the restaurant to discourage them from stealing food. I understand that but they could still do something to keep them around. We probably won't go back there until the monkeys return.

    Go for the beach, but have to put up with the hotel

    Reviewed by 746jenniferz() on Mar 10, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    The only thing OK about this hotel was Playa Blanca which was a beautiful beach. We stayed at the apartments which is located by a busy road extremely noisy especially starting early in the morning. Hotel is very sparse with uncomfortable beds overused pillows and no amenities. Have to walk everywhere since busing is not reliable and very limited times. Staff is not friendly and happy with their jobs. Food is Marginal at best. We stopped using hotel amenities since we were always so disappointed and just spent our days at the beach. I would not recommend this hotel. The price was very affordable and the hotel and apartment were clean. These are the only positives.

    Great place, friendly staff !

    Reviewed by Cbure() on Feb 28, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I stayed at this hotel in January 2020. The resort was beautiful, wide variety of trees, nature and animals. The restaurants and food were really good ! The staff at the Algarete Bar were the best, especially Joseph. His knowledge and excellent service made our trip a lot more enjoyable for me and ALL my family. Definitely go see Joseph at the Algarete bar, he will make you the BEST drinks everytime !

    False Advertising

    Reviewed by melrose646(Los Angeles, California) on Feb 24, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    This hotel is absolutely nothing close to what it appears to be online! I felt like I was scammed. The beach is probably a mile walk from the actual rooms. The main pool and beach are overcrowded with locals because the public can pay to use the facilities. Definitely not the quiet relaxing atmosphere I pictured. The rooms are tiny and dated. The restaurants looked like cafeteria food, but there is a delicious restaurant called La Ostra that is 5K up the dirt road from the hotel. Only pro was the monkeys around the resort. Overall, major disappointment. Sad I wasted my money on this place.

    Excellent birdwatching

    Reviewed by andylovering2017(Menton, France) on Feb 24, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We spent one week in a 2 bedroom apartment in the Bella Leona building. Very clean. Easy walk to a buffet restaurant and also an A La Carte Grill. Also a small supermarket nearby. Around 15 minutes walk to the beach. Great birdwatching on the extensive grounds; possibly the best place in Central America to view/photograph Scarlet Macaws. We had local birdwatching tours, night walks, hikes in Carara national Park & boat trips on the Tarcoles river, all organised by the friendly & helpful staff at reception.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5