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Hotel Ritmo Tropical

100 mts. sur del cruce Playa Carmen, Mal Pais., Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Mal Pais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
CaraNicoleElmer Calgary, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our room was simple but nice and clean. It had a TV and refrigerator which was nice too. The restaurant was awesome - we ate there at least a few times during our 5 night stay for both breakfast and dinner. Just a short walk to the town or beach. The pool was very nice and clean as well. I... More

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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A change of pace from the norm. This a relaxing small family owned facility with clean modern bungalows surrounding a well maintained pool just steps away from the outdoor restaurant and bar. A quick 2-3 block walk down the road and your in the village of Mal Pais. Beach is also about a 3 block walk. Nice place to base... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Nothing fancy but the location is perfect for those who want to explore the the Mal Pias and Cabo Blanco area. Whether it a romantic getaway or a surfing holiday or just a weekend with friends, this hotel is a perfect setting. We spent 3 days and everything in the pictures are exactly what you'll get and even better. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

What a lovely property. The pool is the highlight. Staying in a bungalow that slept 3. There was a little bar fridge and it had air conditioning. It's nothing fancy but wonderful. What blew me away was the service. The staff are lovely and attentive. If you're looking to get away from the constant hum of the town it's the... More

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Napanee, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Just spent 7 day at the Ritmo and found the place to be just what most of the viewers have been saying, very lovely grounds and the pool area is very nice. The sleeping huts/rooms are nice and clean, but they do need some TCL soon, if you like staying in 5 star hotels this place is not for you,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Absolutely loved my stay at the Ritmo Tropical. The grounds are gorgeous, the bungalows are clean and comfortable, and I had a great porch, perfect for relaxing with a cold beer after a day of surfing. Elena and Jonathan are fabulous and cheerfully answered my never ending questions, they are very knowledgeable! I became addicted to breakfasts and dinners at... More

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

.I've been in Mal Pais 3 years ago and tried to stay in this place but it was full. It left us a great impression, but now it seems the magic is gone or they don't care to low season and in these case I think they should shutdown until next season. The staff were really reduced an unavailable lots... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Pool Main Drain cover was missing, very dangerous. The toilet didn't refill, so I just kept filling the tank myself. No coffee until 8 am. Great little private bungalows with their own porches and the staff might be somewhere, sometimes. With the windows open, you will get second hand smoke in your room,so get AC. I stayed there for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Would stay there again. Attached to one of the best restaurants in Santa teresa/Malpais. Well situated - 5 minute walk into Malpais centre. Best thin crust pizza. Amazing food, great relaxing pool area...

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I have nothing but amazing things to say about this place. A 3 minutes walk to the beach, the hotel has a lush garden, a beautiful pool, nice and super clean rooms and fantastic service. It's a little quiet heaven with a view of the jungle and a short walk to all amenities. The hotel is located on Playa Carmen... More

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Address: 100 mts. sur del cruce Playa Carmen, Mal Pais., Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
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Ritmo Tropical Hotel Mal Pais
Hotel Ritmo Tropical Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Feel the beat of the nature on one acre tropical gardens. The chant of colorful birds, the sound of the night wild-life and the constant waves of the Pacific Ocean. Let Ritmo Tropical be your host to make your holidays the best you ever had. Come enjoy Costa Rica with us! ... more   less 
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