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Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
$77
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
WAS
Starting from:
$839 $769
Per Guest for 3 Nights
Based on 574 reviews
Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World [SLH].This Hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Style: A Unique Luxury Hotel in the Caribbean!
Room & Rates
Superior Room - Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel - 3

Superior Room

Starting from
$77
Per Adult Nightly
On the second floor the Superior rooms are the perfect option for couples or single travelers searching for a fancy yet more affordable accommodation to enjoy a longer vacation. One Queen bed, a spacious bathroom with a shower and a private balcony where the higher branches of the  lush tropical garden meet your eyes make for a perfect room. 35 sq.mt.
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Deluxe Room - Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel - 1

Deluxe Room

Starting from
$97
Per Adult Nightly
If you`re traveling with a friend or with your young family of four, the Deluxe room is a great option to keep you all together. Located on the bottom floor, this room has two Full size beds, a spacious bathroom with a shower and a private terrace. 38 sq.mt.
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Junior Suite - Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel - 2

Junior Suite

Starting from
$114
Per Adult Nightly
The Junior Suites are the most spacious accommodations. Located on the bottom floor they`re the preferred option for honeymooners with luxury and plenty of room in mind. With its delicious King bed and living area with a Full size sofa bed, a spacious bathroom with a shower and a private terrace, this option is also good for a family of three. 42 sq.mt.
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suite le cameleon

Suite Le Cameleon

Starting from
$283
Per Adult Nightly
Luxury suite. It is secluded on the second floor, and with 70sq.mt of space it harbors extra details to make your stay all the more enjoyable. Also featuring a rewarding bathtub with a view to the garden, a Full-size sofa bed, a lounging area and an extra half bathroom. It also has ceiling fans in addition to the air conditioning, a second 32-inch plasma TV and an optional sliding door in case you`d like to separate the two sleeping options. Needless to say, Le Cameleon Suite is the option you`ll choose if you want it all: privacy, originality, space, comfort and luxury. This suite is perfect for honeymooners searching for something special or for small families who would like to stay close together.
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Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel
Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica San Jose

Location

Located in the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo, Limon; just 15 minutes from the town center and 30 minutes from Manzanillo Beach and Cahuita, exotic destinations that offer all types of activities: long walks on the beaches, flora and fauna in a wildlife refuge, practice snorkeling, diving, world class surfing, mountain biking, kayaking and cultural visits to indigenous communities.

Why Stay Here

  • Free Beach Cabanas
  • Free Valet Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Breakfast

Resort Details

Le Cameleon stands out as a unique site in the Caribbean, with an elegant ambience, combining contemporary decor with rustic elements and intriguing lighting, creating a relaxed atmosphere, designed especially for the luxury traveler; its minimalist rooms, change color every day, adding a sophisticated warmth and sense of fun.

Accommodation Details

For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LCD TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include furnished balconies or patios and refrigerators.

Entertainment & Activities

It also featurs the Beach Club La Sula Sea Lounge, which is located in Cocles Beach, just across the street from the lobby, where you can enjoy different activities such as yoga classes, spa treatments, live music, bar and restaurant, among others.

AMENITIES:
  • BBQ Area
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Gazebo
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Interior Corridors
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Massage Therapist
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Notary Service
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Public Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Security Guard
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wedding Services
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 574 reviews
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 30-04-2016
I loved staying at Le Cameleon. The location is great, across the road from the beach and walking distance to good dining options and the Jaguar Rescue Centre. The rooms get 10/10 from me; I loved the clean white of everything - so cool and relaxing. The splashes of colour were fun and being surprised by the alternating colour schemes around the hotel kept us guessing! The kids loved opening the door to see what colour their room was each day! The pool is fantastic and surrounded by lush gardens... Read more
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 17-05-2016
My husband and I just recently stay here for 2 nights for our anniversary and we had a blast. The Hotel it is one of the best places around. The rooms are very pretty and very clean too, air conditioning, good mattresses, clean bathroom and shower ect. The breakfast is included and it is a very good food. The staff it is the best of all, everyone always is smiling at you and willing to help you out on anything or everything. Jessy was our waitress in the breakfast area for those 2 days and she i... Read more
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 22-05-2016
We booked this hotel on the spot as we decided to skip part of out trip. Basically we searched for most comfortable and nice hotel with air conditioner that was not crazy expensive, and Hameleon just fit the bill precisely! It is not cheap, but it delivers everything you need to enjoy the comfort. White color dominates the design, which is nice and stylish. Color spots change daily (cameleon :) The restaurant is relatively big and well placed in the jungle close to a water pond so it is not that... Read more
from Heredia, Costa Rica
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Went for the first time to this hotel. The people at front desk and at the restaurant and the beach are very nice. The room is very clean, nice bed, and a flat tv. The pool is not very big but is clean and there is also a jacuzzi. The food is really good. Not in front of the beach, but just across the street and they have a beach club where you can spend the day with food and beverages from the hotel.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Great stay at this cleanly decorated little gem in PV. Nestled tightly into the lush jungle that surrounds it, it's hard to tell where the property ends and where nature begins. Greeted by the sound of so many species of bird in the morning, it was a pleasure to spend a few minutes on balcony before heading down for breakfast. We saw our first toucans in over a year being in CR on that balcony. The hotel is across the street from the beach, but the restaurant is directly on the beach and the bre... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 08-06-2016
This is by far the best option for a luxury hotel in the area. LOCATION: Away from the touristy downtown area, in a preferably quiet location. GROUNDS: Modern, yet natural with a small boutique feel. There are also sloths in the trees for those who enjoy animals. (Me.) AMENITIES: The pool is lovely, plays chill appropriate music. Rooms are clean and comfortable with powerful A/C and have flat screen tv's. FOOD: Breakfast is good here, and eating while hearing and watching waves crash on th... Read more
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 26-06-2016
We had no water 2 nights out of 4. Had to take a trip to Panama without being able to shower or flush toilet. Staff was friendly and food and service was good. Maid service was excellent. Pool area was nice.
from Brooklyn, New York
Submitted on 27-06-2016
My title says it all. If you want comfort and complete relaxation while in Puerto Viejo, this is the place to be at. It's kids friendly, and at the same time, full privacy is well kept there. We will re-visit it for sure!
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 10-07-2016
This hotel has limited service and the service is a little slow. The facilities needs urgent update as almost 10 years have past and there isn't a major uplift. Still, the only and best choice in all Southern Caribbean and right besides La Pecora Nera, for sure will be back...
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 13-07-2016
The hotel staff was extremely educated, helpful and professional, no complains at all, we arrived late night and they were waiting for us. Although it was raining almost all the time, the staff provided umbrellas for each room and the stay was very relaxing, the balcony was beautiful, we loved sleeping with the open balcony to hear the rain falling on the trees, rooms are beautiful and have everything you need. Perhaps the only thing I would improve is the restaurant, live music would be a good... Read more
from Coram, New York
Submitted on 06-08-2016
While on a beautiful trip to Costa Rica, we made a last minute booking to celebrate my birthday "in style." While the hotel toots its luxurious horn, the best thing going for it are its crisp white rooms. The staff is poorly trained, from dress code to guest management, they don't have a clue! From dishes sitting around in the public areas for hours to missing table essentials at breakfast (waiting ten minutes for sugar until you have to go find it for yourself) there is NO CHANCE IN HELL WIT... Read more
from
Submitted on 23-08-2016
Great Boutique Hotel, excellent service, the facilities well designed with the forest. You can not see the facilities easily as they are well camouflaged with the vegetation and forest. Music at the swimming pool, great rooms, cleans and spacious.
from Texas
Submitted on 27-08-2016
I don't know where to start- I loved this hotel, in fact it was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. The staff is exceptional Amaris, Jorge, Gerardo, Dewayne, Ana, Sonya (I'm sure I am forgetting names- please forgive me). Initially, I had booking issues, Amaris and Jorge were wonderful to assist me. Even though we only stayed for 3 nights, I felt like I was leaving friends at Le Cameleon. In fact, we loved Le Cameleon and Puerto Viejo so much, we plan to return this December with the res... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 02-09-2016
Fantastic hotel. After trying two others in Puerto Viejo, I knew I should have only come here. Wonderful beach. Gorgeous rooms. Cool air. Great food. Loved it. I would skip all others and just come here next time.
from
Submitted on 05-09-2016
This is a very nice hotel with beautiful grounds. Staff were very nice and helpful: Ray, Jocelyn, Walter, the staff at breakfast & the beach club (I am sorry I have forgotten their names) were all wonderful. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful with fresh fruit, juice, coffee and a menu to order from. The room was big & AC worked very well. The Beach club across the street was very clean. It had lounges chairs, restrooms, a bar, food and staff came to take your order & bring your drinks at... Read more
from Santa Cruz de Leon Cortes, Costa Rica
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Very nice, very clean rooms. Great location right across from Cocles beach. It is a bit out of town so figure on a taxi to get here and back if you don't have a car. The restaurant was quiet but had good food. I would stay here again.
from
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Stayed here for one night with my boyfriend. I've stayed at several smaller and cheaper hotels in this area but we wanted one night of luxury and were very pleased with what we got. The rooms were nice and clean, with a cute little private balcony. The pool area and all of the grounds of the hotel were stunning. We enjoyed the bar by the beach. The breakfast was delicious. Overall seems like the closes to a luxury resort you can find on the Caribbean side of the country.
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 16-09-2016
The hotel is one of the most confortable in Puerto Viejo. Is one of the few with full air conditioning and swimming pool. The rooms are modern and change decorations daily. The pool area is small but nice. The food and service are good, but for me the massage was the winner. Daniela gave me a deep tisue massage. She was great!
from
Submitted on 18-09-2016
The hotel is amazing as are the staff and beaches. Today I enjoyed a peppermint, coconut oil salt scrub and massage by Daniela. My stress melted away and I feel fabulous! Thank you so much for such an amazing experience! ­???
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-09-2016
We have just returned from an 11-day stay at Le Cameleon and loved it. The hotel is about 3 km from Puerto Viejo and you can walk into town in about half an hour (although I wouldn't recommend it at night because the road is quite dark and it can be hard to see where you are going) or hire a bike and cycle, but it only costs $6 in a taxi if that all seems like too much effort. The grounds are beautiful with a fabulous variety of tropical plants that merge into the forest behind it. The pool ... Read more
from
Submitted on 01-10-2016
Our visit to Costa Rica was fantastic. The staff and management at this hotel were so friendly and professional. Nothing was too much trouble. We would not hesitate in recommending this place. Well worth the visit.
from Los Angeles, California, United States
Submitted on 03-10-2016
La Cameleon is amazing, in every way. The pool is spectacular and the private beach is an oasis for all who come here. I loved the classy and fun decor choices and found it adorable with then the rooms change color scheme. This hotel is a bit outside of Puerta Viejo, which we liked because it was quiet after hours, but that means there aren't a lot of options for dinner. PRO TIP: Explore the other dinner options but you can't beat the breakfast here!
from
Submitted on 15-10-2016
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon at the end of September. The property itself is very nice and I especially loved the private beach area. The breakfast in the morning was great but as other people had mentioned in their reviews the fly and bee/wasp issue made it almost unbearable at times to enjoy I actually got stung twice during our stay at breakfast. The food was delicious however we even enjoyed dinner in our room one evening which was one of the best meals of our trip. The w... Read more
from Maidstone Kent
Submitted on 16-10-2016
We stayed here for 6 nights. As previously mentioned there was a storm which cut the electricity off. We arrived in the storm and got to our room just as the power went off. The poor chap on reception didn't know what to do with us. We sat in our room for nearly 2 hours with a couple of torches. Wandered to the restaurant, they were trying to carry on in candlelight. Power came back and it was amazing how quick the staff got everything up and running. Rooms were very modern and accessories were ... Read more
from
Submitted on 22-10-2016
We went to celebrate our daughter 's birthday and the staff did everything to make that occasion memorable. They send a cake for breakfast and decorated the room with colorful balloons! The rooms are nicely suited in modern white and the abundant tropical set is nice and relaxing .
from Oceanside, California
Submitted on 26-10-2016
I can't say enough good things about the staff and this hotel. My husband and I got married here October 15th, 2016 (yay!). The hotel provided me everything single thing I had asked for and more (and I had some crazy requests lol). The wedding coordinator, Jorge, was absolutely fabulous. Every single person who works there was so friendly and helpful. I am soo glad we chose this hotel for our special day! The grounds are stunning! There is even a little hidden Coy Pond in the back. Just ... Read more
from Long Grove, Illinois
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Great small hotel, easy to find! I booked this for 4 nights and the price came with a great breakfast - made to order. You had your choice from the menu, and the food was really fantastic. The best breakfast I ever had in Costa Rica. The room was just right, not too large, or too small. Best of all it was very clean! Recommend getting a room on the second floor. The staff was very helpful in every way. The pool was nice, and the beach just right across the street was clean and beautiful. ... Read more
from
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Le Cameleon fits seamlessly with its surroundings: rainforest and the cool, laidback vibe that exists in this area of Costa Rica. The staff are friendly, helpful and happy to assist with your rotten Spanish (all the staff we met speak English)! Cabs are booked no bother; you don't have to book for dinner; lovely bar/lunch area on the beach which is just across the road. There are boardwalks through the 'rainforest' to the restaurant/reception/beach and pool. Sitting by the pool I lost count of t... Read more
from
Submitted on 07-11-2016
The hotel room was clean. The picture on the internet looked much better than what the hotel really was. Although it was clean, there were some minor maintenance issues which are very apparent in an all white room. The grout was not clean, some of the tiles were cracked and mainly, the beach furniture was horrible. I realize that the weather plays a large part of the wear and tear of the furniture however, it does not look well maintained at all. The wait staff was amazing and the food w... Read more
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-11-2016
This is a wonderful little corner of the Caribbean Coast. Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and the hotel is perfectly located on the coast and metres from the beach. The hotel grounds especially the rooms are somewhat scrappy and tired. Given the price for a stay and the boutique label I would have expected a little better, but when considering the helpful and warm staff, the location and the fact that you don't plan to stay in your room on this sort of a holiday, on balance the sc... Read more
from Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Submitted on 25-11-2016
Stayed here after sleeping under nets so were delighted to have air conditioning and be able to dry our gear. Friendly helpful staff. Beach access with hammocks by the water . Fabulous landscaping around pool.
from Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 30-11-2016
My husband and I stayed 3 nights at Le Cameleon during our honeymoon in Costa Rica. This hotel was very modern and we were amused at the color change of pillows, decorations and towels every day! It added a unique touch! The pool, rooms and all common areas were always clean! The staff was friendly, although we had more enthusiastic service other places during our trip! Breakfast was delicious and a nice change from the normal buffet! The only thing we would have liked is to be a little closer t... Read more
from Kempten, Germany
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Arrived from San Jose with a small plane and very nice flight, we were welcomed by Mr Andres at the airport of Limon. The transfer to Cameleon was about 30 min. As repeaters, arriving in Cameleon was a great feeling as we loved this hotel. The welcome was warmer by Check in, the general manager Mr Jorge was waiting for us by himself. He invited us to a nice a la carte breakfast before we going to the rooms. The rooms are even better than last year because they made some renovations and the new d... Read more
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