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Michael's Surfside Hotel

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Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place with pool but the owner was a bitter and uncomfortable person. My family wanted to enjoy but he didn't like anything (the noise, the kids, the music). Puntarenas is a familiar place and with these kind of person it can't be. We won't come back because of him ever.

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El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael and Manuel made us feel very welcomed. They were there to help us, I feel like more than the average place. They were so helpful with tips and ideas for trips. We felt very comfortable. We got there a bit early for check-in but they let us store our stuff and even let us use a room to change... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for couple of nights beginning of March 2015 and received the best service throughout my whole trip, as I traveled from Liberia through Nosara, Samara, Mal Pais, Playa Carmen through Puntarenas via ferry then through Quepos and Manuel Antonio all the way down to Panama City in Panama... We traveled with a car in Costa Rica... Hotel Is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very pleased.... I guess it was like having an epifany. Traveling with my friend, we had been to a variety of places, to rest our heads for each night. We stayed in some very high end hotels, and some horrible hostels. We even stayed with a family, who we had met that same day. We are normally easy... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location for catching the Ferry to Paquera! Several restaurants in the area, as well as a beautiful boardwalk along the ocean to catch the sunset. It felt nice to cool off in the pool after a hot day, and having A/C at night was a huge plus!

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Streamwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, nice owner and very nice room. Pool was nice and clean/warm. Have no real complaints and we were able to take in a local futbol game while we were there. You can't be this place for the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Perfect location at the quiet part of the beach. Clean rooms, and the surrounding area. We noticed the city cleans the streets and beaches every morning. And the rooms have the kitchenettes so you can make your own meals how you like it. I eat a lot of pancakes which I can't always find at the restaurants here, so it... More 

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Mantua, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have been doing so many hostels, it was a real treat to stay at Michael's. They have free WiFi and cable TV. NO BUG inside or out, in the open not even a fly. Michael is the coolest. The hotel is clean and directly on the beach. We had a great night at the Surfside Hotel, and would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Michael has a fantastic place. The room was clean, homey, and spacious. Michael was a great host with plenty of tips about good food and attractions in the area. He's taken time to get to know the area and has a lot of insight to share. I've I'm ever back in Puntarenas I'll stay at Michaels.

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed at Michaels for the weekend and were very happy. The location is great. It is located on the Main Street but down away from the bus terminal. We found out that it was carnival after we booked an i'll admit I was worried. Even though it was right outside our door our room was still quiet. We had... More 

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