El Punto Hotel
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... corners we frequented in Guatemala. Eating out is a no no as it's similar prices to home in the touristy areas however the supermarkets are also similar to home and we spend a while in the first one we come to peering at all the tins, jars and other food we haven't seen in a while. Cheese and coconut milk being some of the most exciting additions and it's ridiculous how happy I am to make curry for dinner on our first night and a simple cheese sandwich the next day ...
... of us riding around the island on a moped, which I enjoyed, until Nat tried driving a decided to career straight towards a local on a push bike, despite having a whole road to aim for, typically of the Nico's the local just laughed and laughed, and no doubt told the story to his family later that day of the crazy girl gringo with the helmet over her eyes! Final stop in Nicaragua was San Juan del Sur, a touristy surf town, where we again bumped into the Irish duo we ...
... the tour broker, our hike was really a stroll (a nice stroll - but not a hike in the Canadian sense) . . . he capped off the night by getting drunk on the alcohol that the tour was given in the final segment of the tour - what I like to call bathing in a thermal hot springs disguised as a concrete overpass (actually it was nice, but I am certain the complete darkness enhanced the effect). There's more. But hopefully other members of my family will fill you ...
... but they were charging me $56.00 U.S (San Jose - Panama City). So I took a chance and luckily everything went ok and I saved myself a bunch of $. :)
I went out and boarded the bus for Liberia. The bus was large and comfortable and I arrived in Liberia around 11:30 AM.
Went to my hostel Hospedaje Dodero, very close to the Bus-Station and my 12:30 PM I was already taking my first walk of the city. Because it was Sunday, everything was empty and closed.
... mixing with strangers, but it was a pretty good night, the food was right out of the top drawer, Deb and I both had steak with potatoes and it was by far the best of the Holiday. COCO DAY THREE, Sunny el scorchio. Up breakfast and on the road by around eight, heading down south today to Manuel Antonio. The plan was to drive around this peninsular and get a ferry, but Deb's convinced the roads will be as rough as rats, so we're heading back to Liberia and down the main ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews El Punto Hotel Liberia
If you are a tourist you might want to check into the Best Western, this is a traveler kind of place. We stayed one night after arriving at the airport and before heading to Arenal the next morining, I would not spend my vacation in Liberia but El Punto is a wonderful respite after a long day of flying
Grossly over priced!!
The place is colorful, staff friendly. The rooms, however, looked like classrooms and the building itself is a bit sad. The painting does really rescue it from being a barn with rooms. It can be a bit loud and dusty, very dusty if there is any kind of wind. More like a $20 US a night and not a $100 US per night for double room, overpriced!! I was paying less and staying a few yards from the ocean in Tamarindo Beach, so I don't know how this place can be $96.60 US per double. My advice: if you are staying in Liberia pick a place that is cheaper, a lot cheaper, since there is not much to do in the city and basically all you need is a quiet, clean place to spend a night before or after your flight.
I'm shocked to see a negative review of this hotel, especially of the cost. We were VERY pleased with every aspect of our two separate experiences staying at El Punto, and thought the price was very fair. We had made reservations in advance, for two separate stays--for our first night in Costa Rica, and for our last night (one night at each end of the trip). We wanted a place convenient to the airport. We rented a car, so didn't use the shuttle service, but they do offer free airport pickup/dropoff. El Punto is just 15 minutes from the Liberia airport.
WOW! I was so impressed with this place. We stayed in June 2006. This hotel is new so not a lot of people know about it yet but this place is fantastic. The rooms are huge! You get 2 double beds one on the ground floor and one up in this really neat loft area. Nice down comforters and great air conditioning! Very clean and comfy! This place has great location, we walked everwhere from here! The staff is so helpful and the breakfast was a perfect start to the day. I almost don't wanna write such a great review cause I want to keep this place all to myself, but it was so great that I must boast and help the owners out a bit. I liked the fact that we were close to everything but it still felt secluded, cause it's off the road a bit and you don't hear any 'city' noises. The decorating is so cool! It's got this modern feel to it but in a wonderful tropical way. It felt like a high end boutique hotel but for a really great price. STAY HERE if you plan on a trip to the Nicoya peninsula you won't regret it at all!!!!
I reserved a room for two based on previous reviews on Trip Advisor. The room was adequate at best, typical of my Costan Rican stays. The room was unmemorable especially in regard to its decor. The bed was hard and the linens cheap. The showers were lukewarm and the hospitality unnoticed. I would never reserve another room at this overpriced, depressing place. Who are the people that have recommended this stay, the employees? or perhaps people who don't have expectations for a hotel in Costa Rica that charges close to one hundred dollars for two/night? I can't even call it a hotel! It is a terribly overpriced stay in Liberia. If you do need to stay in this city, stay at Los Boyeros across the street. Los Boyeros offers an adorable room and nicely landscaped pool. Don't expect much from their kitchen, however.
A Lovely Place to Stay in Liberia, Costa Rica
A wonderful place to stop thru or stay for a while in Liberia, Costa Rica! This place is fresh/hip and has a great energy. The staff is superior and everyone goes out of their way to make your experience the best and the hospitality stems from a genuine friendliness.
Mariana, the proprietress, has created an establishment where your travel needs and wants can/will be met, offering many of the same services as the expensive resorts as complimentary service or for much less. I had a fantastic message during my stay.
The rooms are large, comfortable, clean, and have a lot of charm. But don't mistake this for a large, impersonal resort because it is small, cozy and conveniently located.
Keep up the great work, Mariana and the staff at El Punto!!
Cool place to stay at
It is the place to stay in Liberia. Small, but impecable service, a feast of personality and color. Rooms are spacious and clean. The launge areas are sleek and airy, but still rustic.
Breakfast is really good.
Great location, unique colors, great owner
We stayed at El Punto after flying in from a late night of traveling. Very pleased with the complimentary transportation, Mariana picked us up from the Liberia airport and took us to the hotel. She speaks English and was very helpful in assisting us with our stay. From negotiating taxi prices to Tamarindo, recommending places or restaurants to visit, and providing a complimentary breakfast in the colorful atmosphere, she was very helpful.
El Punto location is very convenient to the airport, close to the supermarket and other restaurants. Dinner at nearby Toscana was great. The rooms are clean, airconditioned and i've never seen such vibrant colors throughout the hotel grounds. We had a very pleasant and unique experience.
Let me tell you that this place is gorgeous, its simple, small, but very pretty... And best of all inexpensive!!! Itīs also located on a centric place, were there is a small walking distance from everything...
Breakfast is delicious, fresh fruit, fresh bread with jelly, cream cheese, butter or peanut butter, coffe, tea, juice.
The owner is just wonderful, she would even prepare treats for you sometimes!!
I just loved it there, ideal for teenagers or college people..