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Hotel The Place

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 mts from Hotel Frank's Place direction Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Mal Pais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Though nicely decorated, it didn't take long to find out that The Place was all style and no substance. We had to seek out a front desk person upon our arrival, and when offered a chance to move from a standard room (which was right by the road) to a bungalow, we took it; for an extra $50, even though... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When my husband and I decided to take a couple's trip to Costa Rica we had never been there before so I did a LOT of research on hotels before we went. We chose Hotel the Place based on the best value for a private bungalow and it was worth it! Their manager Graciela booked a private taxi from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Our family of five had a wonderful surf vacation at Hotel The Place. It is clean, cozy and welcoming. The staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. It is not fancy, but is like staying at your friend's family compound on the lake. So relaxing. Great AC (if you want it), beds and fresh towels. Breakfast was excellent, and... More

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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Spent 3 wonderful days with my 2 kids. they have the most amazing pool and comfortable lounge chairs... I didn't even move from there during my stay, no need to go elsewhere, the attention is perfect. the house where we stay has the most cute decoration I haven[t seen in a LONG TIME.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you're looking for a luxurious resort style hotel, it's not this one. The rooms here are small, there is no television, and amenities are sparse. However, if you are looking for a place to disconnect from modern convenience and enjoy natural beauty, hospitality and truly understand Pura Vida, stay at Hotel The Place. Everyone we encountered during our stay... More

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Punta Uva, Costa Rica
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Just spend 3 beautiful days at the place and it was fabulous. I read some bad reviews and I really do not understand where it is coming from. We had the Ocean Breeze bungalow, it was spotless, spacious even for the 4 of us. Top quality mattresses, fluffy towels and good services, the breakfast was amazing and the staff was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Because of the really nice pool and pool area I would say 3-stars...but for this price (around 140dollars/night) you really would expect more...so 2 stars.. 1 star is for the friendly staff, nice welcome 1 star for the pool, large and nicely designed However I would never come back en not recommend it. The bungalows are large, but old. There... More

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theplace, Owner at Hotel The Place, responded to this review

Dear Client We are sorry to hear that you did only enjoy part of your stay at our hotel. We will definetely check on the room cleaning and the ant problem. Some times this can happend depending the time of the year. All our bungalows have been updated and painted just before the start of the season 2013/14 but we... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at The Place for two nights and we're highly disappointed with our experience. Not only was the staff inflexible when it came to small things like extra towels, but also the rooms were dingy and we didn't even have a bathroom door. The website is misleading in terms of presentation of the hotel and I would suggest looking... More

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theplace, General Manager at Hotel The Place, responded to this review

Dear customer We are sorry to hear, that you did not enjoy your stay in our hotel. We would like to take the opportunity to clarify some points. We are committed to be an environment friendly business and are conscious of the waste of energy. In all rooms you will find the information about our towel policy. You have a... More

Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed there for couple of nights, and the hotel is great, location is excellent, has a free parking, pool, and included a very nice breakfast. The pool area is really nice after a long day surfing, relax at the bar listen great reggae tunes and enjoy the trip!!!! Staff is helpful and friendly!

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theplace, Owner at Hotel The Place, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your nice comment. It is a pleasure to have clients like you staying with us and a reward for our staff Thank you! More

Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My partner and I booked a standard room, and were extremely disappointed as the pictures on the hotels website did not even come close to resembling the room that we stayed in. The room is a decent size, but the room is old, dingy and lacking charm. The room did not have a television, and the internet was hit or... More

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theplace, Manager at Hotel The Place, responded to this review

Dear customer We are sorry to hear, that you did not enjoy your stay. We would like to take the opportunity to clarify some points. We are committed to be an environment friendly business and are conscious of the waste of energy. In all rooms you will find the information about our towel policy. You have a fresh set of... More

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Address: 200 mts from Hotel Frank's Place direction Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel The Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Surf The Place Hotel
Hotel The Place Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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