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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I went there to spent one night with my daughter. Everything was very clean and well maintained. We enjoyed taking a bath and loved the natural amenities at our disposition. We had a very good vegan breakfast. The location of the hotel is very convenient and easy access. This was our second stay, the first one was over four years ago. I highly recommend it.
The location is very nice, just off the highway right in between Dominical & Uvita. Easy access to dining, shopping, tours etc. We stayed in a jungle view room & couldn’t hear the road noise at night. A car is pretty much required to stay here, unless you only want to leave on organized tours. Security guard is on duty all night.
Pool area is pretty & well kept. The jacuzzi is colder than the pool and was a welcome relief from the heat!
Our jungle room was small but clean & comfortable. Nice deck attached. Lots of birds around & howler monkeys. Very nice bathroom amenities provided. The breakfast buffet was the same every day, but had plenty of choices.
Staff were friendly & helpful. We booked a couple tours thru the hotel which was hassle free. Most staff spoke some English.
There is no level ground on this property! Hills and stairs everywhere. The entire area is very hilly! This hotel would be tricky for someone with mobility issues.
Comfortable rooms, very clean, with beautiful views from the lobby area. Fun to see the monkeys in the trees! Staff exceptionally attentive, patient and helpful in arranging excursions, and spoke English for those in our party who did not speak Spanish. Food at the restaurant was delicious though service was slow (probably due to not enough staff in the kitchen preparing it, not the very hardworking waiters and waitresses). Not having beach access was a little disappointing.
We thought that we would be staying at an upscale hotel, but we were disappointed about not being able to get to the beach, even though you can see the ocean right from the hotel restaurant. We stayed in a jungle room. The room was nice, but small. The sheets wouldn’t stay on the bed. We also had trouble with the shower.
The staff members were all very pleasant. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet and one lovely dinner.
Stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and everything was perfect.
Well equipped and spacious rooms, charming decors, confortable beds.....
On top, nice swimming pool.
The food at the restaurant was also very good, we had breakfast and dinner.
Most important ALL the staff, without any exception was very efficient, very polite and discreet.
All in all a most perfect place to stay.