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Hotel The Place

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200 mts from Hotel Frank's Place direction Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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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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Liverpool, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Wish we stayed here for both nights in Mal Pais - everything was great - I can't say enough about the two girls that manage the hotel - the drinks and the bar (day or evening) are excellent - the music - the pool - the atmosphere - the close proximity to the beach and town - the price -... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stayed during first week in December 2014. You can leave your valuables in your cabin safe and walk to the beach by going along the main road (no sidewalk) for a while and then hang a left along a side road, about 10-15 minutes. On the downside the hotel is on the main road but is visually isolated from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights, and had a fantastic time.Graciela was a brilliant host, nothing was too much trouble. Room was amazing, big, light and airy, and felt very private. That said, the blinds weren't sufficient to stop people seeing in at night when the lights are on. Though because they were spaced out and Set amongst the vegetation,... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Place is the place to be! My boyfriend and I spend a night here and were thoroughly impressed with all aspects of this hotel from cleanliness and service to location and food. We stayed in one of the standard rooms which was perfect. The hotel was quiet which is exactly what we were looking for with really comfy bed,... More 

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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
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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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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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