Hotel Cuna Del Angel
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- A curious blend of angel-themed, indigenous and colonial design
- Chef Guillermo Sáenz expertly prepares Spanish, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine along with tropical favorites
What To Know
- The hotel is near the road, but you’ll need a taxi or rental car for exploring
- Shower pressure and temperature can be temperamental
- The exuberant decor (think bright décor and butterfly and angel motifs) won’t suit everyone
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A celestial sanctuary in the tropics. Whatever oddities you might notice in the multilevel lobby — the classical white columns, the fiber optic planetarium dome and the stained glass butterfly sconces — angels are the point. Thousands of ceramic, wooden and gilded cherubs appear throughout the property, and some surfaces are painted to resemble a heavenly afternoon sky.
Bed and Bath
Each room is named for a different angel and decorated with imported furnishings, including golden duvets and lavish drapes. The top feature, though, is the balcony or patio, on which you can relax on a wicker chair and look out over the well-kept gardens and infinity pool; the Pacific is just visible in the distance. Bathrooms are equipped with regal granite sinks and large tubs, but the shower temperature and pressure can be temperamental.
The palapa-topped restaurant was constructed to mimic the ceremonial dwellings of Costa Rica’s indigenous Borucas, and dining in its open-air rotunda is a divine experience. A vast selection of international wines is expertly served in sturdy blue glassware, and the completely gluten free menu includes Spanish, Mediterranean and Italian dishes, served on floral ceramics from Mexico. I loved the trapiche Malbec with the beef carpaccio and then the ossobuco risotto. Downstairs, the pebble-studded spa and salon offers a raft of treatments, including the ever popular Angel’s Dream — a chocolate scrub and body wrap that includes a massage and a milk bath.
How to Get There
Attractive complex with pool, lots of parking. Rooms large and very nice, altho there are a lot of steps to get there. Staff helpful with suitcases. Balcony with a view of the pool. Restaurant good for dinner and breakfast.
My kid likes the design of the room while I found it a bit scary with heads of elephants on wall...so I personally don’t like the design of the room but I believe someone else likes it. Pool is a bit small but it can view the ocean. The closest beach is Hermosa Beach which is 3 km away and you can’t walk there and either drive / take a taxi which costs usd12 per way.
We liked it a lot staying at Cuna del Angel. It’s a nice place with a great view. Rooms are nice and staff is very supportive. Great breakfast and infinity pool. Monkeys and toucans are all around you.
Beautiful property with excellent service.
The rooms were clean and AC worked well.
A lovely pool looked over the jungle and was great for cooling off even in the morning.
We had yummy coffee overlooking the jungle.
The breakfast was included with the room.
Buffet was satisfying.
This is an absolutely beautiful property. The staff are friendly, helpful, speak great English, and were available any time we needed anything. There’s a very nice pool. The food was excellent--both the included breakfast buffet (we loved the gluten free bread!) and the dinner menu. The vegetables were amazingly fresh--this was a standout meal of our whole trip. They even packed us breakfast to go the day we had an early tour departure.
We stayed in one of the Jungle rooms, which are a short distance from the main property but do require some stairs. The staff helped us with our luggage, but keep this in mind if anyone in your group has mobility issues. The balcony was a great bonus space. They do indeed look out into the jungle, and we did have a few bugs show up in our room, but this comes with the territory. We didn’t find it disruptive. The room itself was very clean and comfortable, with great AC.
The wifi was ok--it was inconsistent in the jungle room area, but worked great in the main lobby and restaurant.
We would highly recommend having a rental car in this area. It’s a short, easy drive to restaurants and the beach but would be challenging to navigate without a car. The hotel has a guard on site and we felt like our car was very safe there.
We also booked a daytrip to Corcovado through the hotel. Pickup from the hotel was hassle-free. The tour operator was La Perla del Sur, and the tour was excellent.