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Michael's Surfside Hotel

2.0 of 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an expat living the dream in Costa Rica. I am not just sitting on my porch enjoying my retirement. I am out and about experiencing all that is offered. let's face it we are the best destination on the planet; rainforests, hundreds of pristine beaches on two warm oceans, active volcanoes, rafting, zip-lines, animals, vegetation, great climate, several... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

So much wildlife to see! Iguanas in the yard, Macaws in the trees, Flowers everywhere!!! Tropical fruit I have never even heard of before!!! Michael is so friendly, he MADE our vacation. The beach is right across a small street with very little traffic. Michael has all the info on the best local excursions and how to get the best... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great hotel, very comfortable, and centrally located. Michael is great - very helpful and welcoming. Stay here when you come to Puntarenas! Check-in/out was very easy. It was also very easy to find the hotel, which is important when you are in Costa Rica!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My friend and I found Michael's Surfside after a long day of driving - and it couldn't have been better. Not at all the usual formulaic beach hotel one often finds, this quaint place was certainly not cookie cutter. The owner, Michael, greeted us at check-in and showed us to our room. There was a large mural on one wall,... More 

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Peaceful. Great nights sleep! Almost too great. We over slept. But Michael was nice enough to knock on our door and wake us, in time to catch the ferry. The hotel is full of plants. Very green, clean and inviting. The staff and Michael were all very nice, happy and helpful. The price for Michael's is much lower than all... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I stayed in Puntarenas for two days to soak up some sun and I cannot recommend Michael's enough. The staff was friendly and attentive, my room had a balcony with a fantastic view of the beach and mountains. This hotel is directly across the street Paseo de las Turistas from the main beach and walking distance to the ferries and... More 

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Address: Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
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Hotel Class:2 star — Michael's Surfside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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