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Hotel The Place

3.5 of 5 200 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

The location, the friendly helpful staff, the food, Yvonne our host, the beds, the pool, the mojitos everything was really, really great. We were very happy with our stay and hope to return some day. Ryan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

What a great spot! Nice and quiet and just a touch away from the hub bub of Main Street. Easy walking distance to restaurants and beach. I stayed in one of the little villas overlooking the pool with which easily accommodated three adults and my daughter stayed in one of the basic rooms. Both were very nice and comfortable with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

A beautiful property, with a handful of bungalows laid out on the hill ensuring privacy. Each bungalow is decorated uniquely and all our stunning. The place has a great pool area, serves amazing breakfasts, plays some decent tunes and is run very efficiently by Yvonne and Chris and their small team of passionate staff. A great location just minutes walk... More

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Kihei, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Such an inviting place! We stayed at a very nice bungalow.. We chose the African styled room. Super clean and beautiful property with breakfast included. So relaxing, we didn't want to leave! We were a five minute walking distance to the center of town. Safe and secured parking. Clean pool and beautiful lounge area.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I loved how conveniently located "The Place" is. I did not rent a car but wherever I wanted to go the staff was very gracious to help me. Speaking of the staff Frank and Graciella were so very nice and pleasant. If I wanted to hang out and chat they where there and if I just wanted quiet time to... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Long story short - "The Place" does not live up to its name or its website. We stayed in The Villa & it was anything but luxurious. Baby ticks, crabs, and lizards to name a few of the fun encounters. It rained the first night and the entire living room area was flooded. It is a shame because it has... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Hotel the Place is a perfect stop in Mal Pais. The decor is comfortable and hip. The pool is beautiful and the staff is so sweet. The standard room was just perfect for us and we felt so safe. Breakfast and coffee every morning in the coolest open air surroundings was exceptional. The hotel is just a short walk from... More

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asbury park, nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Let's look on the bright side first ... great coffee, immaculate pool, walking distance to the beach, and definitely affordable! But what do you really want in a hotel? For us, the beds were too hard, it wasn't a comfortable night's sleep. The bed skirt was dirty, it looked like it hadn't been replaced in years. Thank god the sheets... More

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Ashland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

First there is the swimming pool. It is the perfect temperature for human beings. Then there are the well-placed bungalows, and the proximity to the little town. Everything was perfect. It's a chore to get there, what with the roads being dusty and rutted, but once there, we could really unwind. We frequented "The Bakery" about 2 blocks away. Actually,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I found the hotel good on some counts and less so on others. The low point was the welcome- when we arrived (really tired) it was swiftly explained that breakfast wasn't included (we booked via booking.com and thought we were splashing out so it was disappointing). Also we were told the charge for lost keys was $100- apparently lots of... More

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

Dear Customer Please be aware of that when you book over a booking site and not directly over the hotel your contact partner is the booking site with their cancellation policy. For safety reasons we do explicitly tell our clients not to take the hotel keys to the beach. Unfortunately in your case we had to change all the locks... 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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