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Frank's Place

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150 meters Playa Carmen | Crossroads Santa Teresa - Mal Pais, Mal Pais 506, Costa Rica
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Cypress, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The fried yucca here will make me continue to crave yucca for the rest of my life!! This place was amazing. It was our last little meal for the area and we definitely went out with a bang at this plAce. The ceviche was yummy and the plate we got was really good as well. It's a hotel but had... More 

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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully helpful nice people work here. Awesome location to the beach and shops. No ocean view but view of pool. The higher rooms are better than the lower ones. Economical if visiting for a longer period. Was here for almost three weeks. Breakfast included is lovely fresh fruit. Cleaners are wonderful, do a great job. Hot water, pool beach access,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate a lunch here one day when we were wandering around Playa Carmen. The food was pretty good, but nothing special. The restaurant is sports bar style, back next to the hotel pool. I just had a casado, but I had better ones at plenty of other places.

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Thank AnnaAndJesse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Stopped at Frank's place for a tasty lunch. This is nothing fancy. However the shrimp ceviche served with fried green plantains was excellent and I am not usually a fan of ceviche. Additionally, had the fish casado which was heartily portioned and made to order. The place is laid back and affordable.

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Thank Shirieka C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I stay at franks every time i am in Mal Pais. I pay a little more to get one of the rooms with the air conditioning but it is well worth it. The bar serves breakfast and has a pool right there to just relax and cool off. There are some fun arcade gambling games at the bar. It is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed fot about a week at Franks place. It´s an okay hotel, the pool isn´t very clean, not even sure if I ever saw them cleaning it. The restaurant has a good breakfast. The rooms are okay, nothing special to it, its way to pricey for what you get. It´s also located in the far end of playa del... More 

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Thank Suuuzie
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This place probably some time ago looked good, however know looks like a place left into ruin... I coin it extremely expensive for what it offered me. Swimming pool is dirty, you could see the sun lotion sparkling on the water. I stayed in a triple room which had no storage place for clothes, just one hanger for towels.. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a Hotel/ Restaurant combination. The hotel provides rooms for travelers on a budget that do not need to be next to the beach. The restaurant I will say that there is a variety of food in Mal Pais/Playa Santa Teresa but I didn't find much cuisine from the culture of Costa Rica until I arrived in Frank's Place.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The staff was very nice but the lodging was just average. There is a pool but I never saw the filtration system on so it is just a pool of unsatized water. The one restaurant by the pool was never open. The staff is very nice and they try to clean but the hotel is just so run down. The... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The hotel has an excellent location. A few meters of Playa Carmen, and a couple of km. of other beautiful beaches: Playa Hermosa, Malpaís, Santa Teresa and Manzanillo. The personnel is very friendly and helpful. It has a small pool and a jacuzzi. You will enjoy the pool, the sun and the beaches. But the facilities of the hotel are... More 

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