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Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only
Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only
Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only
Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only
Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only
Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only
Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only

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9.1

Exceptional

55 reviews

55 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Tambor Airport 20.7 km
Nosara Airport 70.1 km
Tamarindo Airport 108.5 km
Juan Santamaría International Airport 112.0 km
Quepos La Managua Airport 112.0 km
Tobías Bolaños International Airport 117.0 km
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport 119.5 km
Drake Bay Airport 191.9 km
Palmar Sur Airport 197.3 km
Tortuguero Airport 208.3 km

Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only

Playa Mal Pais, Golfo de Nicoya de la Torre del ICE 500 meters south and 250 meters east., Malpais, Malpais, Costa Rica - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Malpais part of Malpais, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Spa

Bicycles

Check-in/out [express]

Value for money8.8
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.4

Villa Suite
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Villa
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  • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Villas
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  • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Luxury Villa
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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House
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    VILLA 1 TWIN BED
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      VILLA SINGLE ROOM
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        Deluxe Queen Bed
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          Villa 1 bedroom - De Luxe
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            Double Suite Deluxe
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only ?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

              How do I get to Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only ?

              Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 60 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Malpais with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

              Is breakfast offered at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only ?

              Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only . Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 20 CRC if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

              What are my dining options at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only ?

              Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

              What is the smoking policy at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only ?

              Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

              What restaurants are nearby Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only ?

              Restaurants including The Papaya Lounge Restaurant are popular in Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only ’s neighborhood which is known as Malpais.

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              Overall rating:

              9.1

              Exceptional
              55 reviews
              Cleanliness
              9.4
              Facilities
              9.1
              Location
              8.7
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              Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only

              The superior services and facilities offered at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Malpais can be assisted with car hire and shuttle services available.
              Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only .
              In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
              Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only . To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are available in some select rooms.
              You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


              Dining and things to do

              Wake up with no worries at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only , where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
              Never let a day go wasted when you're at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only with all the activities and facilities provided. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage and spa. The many offerings at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool. The poolside bar at Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only gives you a great reason to spend more time in your swimsuit.

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              Amenities and facilities
              Exceptional
              Facilities

              9.1

              Languages spoken

              • English
              • Spanish

              Outdoor

              • Bicycles

              Internet access

              • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
              • Internet services
              • Wi-Fi in public areas

              Things to do, ways to relax

              • Diving
              • Fishing
              • Garden
              • Hiking
              • Horseback riding
              • Massage
              • On-site entertainment
              • Pool with view
              • Snorkeling
              • Spa
              • Swimming pool [indoor]
              • Swimming pool [outdoor]
              • Ticket services
              • Tours
              • Yoga room

              Cleanliness and safety

              • Anti-viral cleaning products
              • Breakfast in room
              • Breakfast takeaway service
              • Cashless payment service
              • Daily disinfection in all rooms
              • Daily disinfection in common areas
              • Doctor/nurse on call
              • Face coverings on staff
              • First aid kit
              • Free face masks
              • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
              • Hand sanitizer
              • Hotel room service app
              • Hot water linen and laundry washing
              • Hygiene certification
              • Individually-wrapped food options
              • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
              • Room sanitization opt-out available
              • Rooms sanitized between stays
              • Safe dining setup
              • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
              • Shared stationery removed
              • Staff trained in safety protocol
              • Temperature check for guests and staff

              Dining, drinking, and snacking

              • Alternative meal arrangement
              • Bar
              • BBQ facilities
              • Happy hour
              • Poolside bar
              • Restaurants
              • Room service

              Services and conveniences

              • Air conditioning in public area
              • Concierge
              • Contactless check-in/out
              • Daily housekeeping
              • Elevator
              • Facilities for disabled guests
              • Food delivery
              • Ironing service
              • Laundry service
              • Meeting/banquet facilities
              • Safety deposit boxes
              • Salon
              • Smoke-free property
              • Smoking area
              • Terrace

              Access

              • Adult-only property
              • Check-in/out [express]
              • Check-in/out [private]
              • Fire extinguisher
              • Non-smoking rooms
              • Pets allowed
              • Security [24-hour]

              Getting around

              • Airport transfer
              • Car park [free of charge]
              • Car park [on-site]
              • Rental car
              • Shuttle service

              Available in all rooms

              • Air conditioning
              • Balcony/terrace
              • Coffee/tea maker
              • Fan
              • Free bottled water
              • Hair dryer
              • In-room safe box
              • Laptop safe box
              • Mini bar
              • Private pool
              • Seating area
              • Shower
              Food and dining
              Breakfast options
              • Continental
              Restaurants on site

              Restaurant

              • Cuisine: International
              • Menu: Buffet
              Location
              Playa Mal Pais, Golfo de Nicoya de la Torre del ICE 500 meters south and 250 meters east., Malpais, Malpais, Costa Rica
              Excellent
              Location

              8.7

              Property policies
              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

              Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

              Others
              • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out

              • Check-in from14:00
              • Check-out until11:00

              Getting around

              • Airport transfer fee60 USD

              Extras

              • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)20 CRC

              The property

              • Number of restaurants1
              • Number of rooms 6
              • Year property opened2009
              • Most recent renovation2012

              Reviews of Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais - Adults Only from real guests

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              9.1
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              10
              Exceptional
              Cleanliness9.4
              Facilities9.1
              Location8.7
              Room comfort and quality9.4
              Service9.5
              Value for money8.8
              High score for Malpais
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (23)
              8-9 Excellent (12)
              7-8 Very Good (3)
              6-7 Good (1)
              <6 Below Expectation (2)
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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Federico
              Couple

              Amazing place with a great view and very friendly staff.”

              The staff is very friendly and gave us good indications of what to do in the area. The view of the room is amazing, the bed is very comfortable and the toilet is very spacious. Breakfast was really good.
              The toilet and swimming pool could have been cleaner.
              Reviewed August 16, 2022

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              8.0
              Excellent
              Scott
              Couple

              Very Good”

              Excellent breakfasts and dinners at the hotel. Meals at the hotel were better than we had in town. Great service, landscaping and public facilities. The staff was exceptional. We have stayed in Casa Chameleon’s properties at the higher rated Las Catalinas location as well as this location. Service and food were both better at this location even though they operate with only two guest facing staff members on duty at a time.
              Road up to hotel is terrible and no one should take their private vehicle up it. Not sure why the owners along the road don’t chip in to maintain it like elsewhere in Costa Rica. Rooms are dated and have maintenance issues (kitchen sink wouldn’t drain properly, leak in master sink, loose boards in ceiling, glass doors to pool wouldn’t open properly, numerous tiles missing on pool). Both the finish and decor of the rooms is dated although bed was extremely comfortable and bathroom had been updated. Ocean views are not that great versus other properties in the area as a result of vegetation and orientation of units. Ours was an angled ocean view (thus seeming much further away from ocean than actually were) with a tower in the middle of the view — ownership needs to invest in upgrading rooms and furnishings, repairing the road and trimming trees to improve views.
              Reviewed July 23, 2022

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Kabai
              Couple

              wonderful”

              Super staff (they even fixed my flat tire), great room, great views. Staff was super nice, they did everything in their power to make our stay great. Food is excellent
              The road to the hotel is very bad, it is highly recommended that you have a 4x4 car (also to tour the area) it would be nice to have moquito net on the terrace door so that i could leave it open for the night
              Reviewed May 03, 2022

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Genesis
              Couple

              The experience was overall beautiful and unforgettable.”

              It was beautiful!
              The property itself was gorgeous. The roads to get there were unpaved and steep.
              Reviewed April 19, 2022

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Mary
              Couple

              Romantic retreat with beautiful views.”

              We loved our stay here. The room was very comfortable, with a plunge pool and an ocean view. The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful. The food was very good.
              I would recommend against the private snorkeling tour if you don&#39;t want to fish. The snorkeling nearby isn&#39;t great. Isla Tortuga was much better (although you have to contend with tourist multitudes.)
              Reviewed March 21, 2022

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              6.0
              Alejandra
              Couple

              Average”

              Restaurant service was great and Diego the waiter was always very attentive with us.
              Staff at the reception were rude. The bedroom wasn&#39;t cleaned one day and the answer was that the cleaning staff forgot and that this is a current problem they have because their staff cannot knock at the door. Iron board wasn&#39;t provided when we requested the iron, the reception staff said they didn&#39;t have an iron board and that we had to iron our clothes on the bed, pretty poor...
              Reviewed February 15, 2022

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Fabrizio
              Couple

              this is a great hotel. go if you get a chance”

              lovely welcome, wonderful, wonderful views and lovely team food is excellent too
              the road is really hard to get up if you don’t have a 4x4.
              Reviewed January 13, 2022

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Gianna
              Couple

              Romantic retreat”

              Perched at the top of the hill with sweeping views it’s definitely quiet and gets away from the bustle of Santa Teresa. Romantic and private rooms that have all the thoughtful details required. The service was very attentive and friendly and the pineapple Collins was a delicious cocktail that we enjoyed throughout our trip.
              A few hiccups with the rural water access but nothing to blame and totally understandable and they usually fixed it right away.
              Reviewed December 07, 2021

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Cora
              Couple

              Exceptional”

              Amazing! We felt so spoiled and relaxed! This was my favorite place to be at in Costa Rica! The staff was so friendly and welcoming!
              It is quite a walk up the hill from the main road and the beach.
              Reviewed August 16, 2021

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              6.0
              Francis
              Couple

              Amazing location below average service”

              The pool and the view is amazing! The villa has a lot of room Lots of animals visible from the villa
              The front desk was not professional at all, first of all they ignored our request to extend our stay so I had to book another one separately on booking.com (what hotel doesn’t answer to such requests?) And they didn’t even know about it when we checked in... they didn’t present us the area nor told us about what we could do in the area. Our waiter Andy was the most helpful and gave us some great suggestions on what to do! The second day we found a needle in the outdoor shower... to which the front desk just said “sorry for the inconvenience” and basically ignored our concerns. Adding to that, the same day, when we came back from the beach our room was not cleaned because we were supposed to request maid service ? Which was ridiculous because we met the maid in the morning and told her to come at 12:00... Overall the villas are a bit aging and need a bit of remodeling, also the pool’s “waterfall” randomly starts during the night which often woke me up because it’s quite loud Not really a complaint but water in the minibar is 5$ whereas beer is 4,5$ and coke 2,5$ ridiculous isn’t it ? Given the price per night the service is way below standard
              Reviewed April 25, 2021

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Nicolette
              Couple

              The most romantic vacation EVER!”

              The most romantic vacation I have ever taken. Everything from the room to the staff was perfect. The food was healthy and amazing. You won&#39;t regret booking this vacation. I can&#39;t wait to go back.
              Reviewed February 10, 2021

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Inga
              Couple

              Amazing stay, but be careful at the checkout.”

              Experience was wonderful until the check out. But at the check out they tried to charge us double of what we really spent. They added extra day, extra tips, and mini bar which we never used. So be careful and check everything at check out. All the rest was amazing.
              But at the check out they tried to charge us double of what we really spent. They added extra day, extra tips, and mini bar which we never used. So be careful and check everything at check out.
              Reviewed January 20, 2021

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Maria
              Couple

              Exceptional”

              Everything was perfect
              Reviewed October 26, 2020

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Fabiana
              Couple

              Magic little gem in Mal Pais!”

              We had a wonderful stay at Casa Chameleon, from the attentiveness and friendliness of staff to the perfect private jungle location with breathtaking sea views! Our villa was perfect with a great tranquil terrace and jacuzzi overlooking the jungle and the sea, the only noises we could hear were the wildlife and the plants in the wind. Food was truly amazing at both breakfast and dinner and the bar crew made the experience all the more enjoyable. Also the fact the hotel only has 10 villas made our stay very intimate and exclusive. We truly loved it!
              Not a thing! Just a suggestion, possibly the villas may be in need of a little updating, but that didn’t diminish the charm of the place.
              Reviewed March 14, 2020

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Peter
              Couple

              Exceptional”

              All was perfect. Really a great place. We Will be back!
              Reviewed February 27, 2020

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Marta
              Couple

              Superb”

              Nice views, privacy, super nice stuff!
              Reviewed February 05, 2020

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              György
              Couple

              Perfect place to switch off”

              Both the common areas and the private villa is a hidden gem. The flora is absolutely stunning. The staff is extremely kind and helpful. Everything we asked for was immediately sorted out. Perfect place to absolutely switch off. Could not have picked of a better place. The breakfast and the dinner is very good both in terms of variety and quality. Really looking forward to return once.
              You need a car or an ATV to get to the beach or to the town, not because of the distance but due to the dusty road conditions. Compared to the extremely good quality of the accommodation, we found the bed to be rather average.
              Reviewed February 05, 2020

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Peter
              Couple

              Wish we could have stayed longer to take advantage of the peace, nature and great staff.”

              Quiet, beautiful, jungle location. Very small resort and felt very personal with staff getting to know you very quickly. Very nice open air restaurant. Lots of wild life and our villa was quite large in a beautiful setting. Had a large group of howler monkeys very close to our room one day, lots of iguanas lounging around and lots of birds.
              Property is quite small so if you want to walk or explore on the property you are very limited. The road that the hotel is on is quite a steep, dusty hill so not neccessarily pleasant for a walk. If you want to walk to the beach, the trip back up the hill is daunting. All the area roads in the area are dusty during dry season so an ATV rental has drawbacks. Rental car or taxi is ideal as the hotel doesn&#39;t provide any shuttle service. We were asked multiple times each day if we could make a dinner reservation at the resteraunt because, with it&#39;s small size, it needed to sechedule. We are on vacation and didn&#39;t want to get locked in to a schedule and found that a bit annoying. Menu was limited with lunch and dinner being the same and nothing changed while we were there. Once you taxi into town, you have lots of great options for eating.
              Reviewed February 04, 2020

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Anonymous
              Couple

              Superb”

              Beautiful gardens, nice villas with great views, amazing view from the pool, good food (especially the fish tacos) and friendly staff - a great place to stay!
              Reviewed January 14, 2020

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