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Michael's Surfside Hotel

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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Wilton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were returning from the south peninsula by bus and ferry and wanted a night to rest before heading into the mountains so we booked a room at Michael's. It was dark when we arrived but the view of the beach and promenade from our room was excellent. We got a great nights sleep! I wish we had time to... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our family to a 7 day vacation in costa rica. After searching the web a bit we found Michael's Surfside Hotel in Puntarenas. We read some review and decided that the price is reasonable and all was well. The hotel was SO beautiful! Everything was clean and in order, more than expected.The highlight is the beach which was... More

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South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at Michael's Surfside Hotel for 4 nights in the Luxury Apartment with my family. The hotel was beautiful and the staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the gorgeous beach to our hearts desire! The room: It was very clean and nice, and the price was quite reasonable for what we got. We spent a lot of... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed at Michael's surf side in the family room. Yes the rooms seems like they are coming from the 60's but we saw no mosquitos or cockroaches :-) we did not use the "kitchen", it was not very clean. Puntarenas is not a nice city anymore. You only go there if you need to take the ferry, that's it.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our trip to Puntarenas and Michael's Surfside Hotel were disappointing at best. The police escorted us to our hotel room while walking there from the bus stop (which was more than a mile away). The room was outdated and smelled of mildew. The TV was broken and the "free wifi" was only available around the pool. Although it was located... More

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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Michael's Surfside is a great place to upgrade if you're used to hostels --clean, secure, private, with lots of amenities--for a fair price. There is a funky charm about the place, with colorful murals that set it apart from the ordinary. Located right across from the beach. The staff is friendly and helpful; they will go out of their way... More

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stopped at Michael's Surfside for a night ahead of zip lining. Room was clean, well equipped and everything worked. Did not go wrong as a last minute AirBnB booking and Michael is really accommodating. Felt very safe leaving our rental in his locked yard. Would return if ever in the area. Thanks Michael!

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Chugiak, Alaska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

the perfect location and more than reasonably prices, Michael's Surfside Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Puntarenas! There are looong stretches of beach right across the street, gambling casinos and good restaurants all around.

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Ohio City, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

As a traveling company we have been using Michael's Surfside Hotel for several years and we have not complaints at all about the hotel, service and Michael's kindness. We have taken groups of teenagers to this hotel during the summer and everything has been always a good experience. If you are traveling to Puntarenas or taking groups to the Central... More

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Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This oceanfront hotel exceeded my expectations, and the owner/employees went above and beyond during my 9 day stay in Puntarenas last month. Michael is super pleasant and extremely accommodating! He assisted us with arranging for a guided tour of the area, and was always available to answer all the stupid questions that we tourists have. The room we stayed in... More

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Address: Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
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Number of rooms: 8
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