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Michael's Surfside Hotel

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Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Deciding to stay here for my first weekend in Costa Rica was an excellent choice. The accommodations were spectacular for the price. Also, Michael was extremely helpful in helping me to find exciting things to do, and in recommending great restaurants and where to find good prices. Upon writing this review, I have four weeks remaining in my stay in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Michael is a great host who is very friendly and attentive. The hotel is in a great location and is exactly as pictured. He and his staff are fantastic. Would stay here again next time in Puntarenas, a must stay!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michael was a fantastic host. We had difficulties landing in San Jose due to a volcano eruption, but once we finally made it, he not only patiently awaited our much delayed arrival but also helped us figure out how to get to Puntarenas with no buses running. The room was comfortable and perfectly located if you're trying to catch the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

What more could I ask for. I have stayed at Michael's six times now. I admit I have neglected to leave a review here in the past. We think Michael's is the best place for us, our friends and families. Michael treats us like family always greeting us with a warm and friendly smile. We love the quiet location, swimming... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Oh what fun! We stayed at Michael's during the Carnaval. Everything was right in front of the hotel. The amusement rides, vendors, concerts, horse parades and marching bands, and don't forget the beach. It was like a mini Mardi Gras. Party! There is so much more than just the Carnival. We will return, on our way back home, to enjoy... More 

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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Hammerheadswamp, Owner at Michael's Surfside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Diego for expressing yourself . I can always learn something new. Very nice to mention this is an Amazing hotel with a very nice pool. Diego was never given permission from the hotel to stay here. He was not a paying customer. His friends were here as paying customers, so we allowed him to stay without question. But... More 

El Salvador
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 March 16, 2015

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 March 12, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

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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