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Michael's Surfside Hotel

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Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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  • 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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Mayo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant time at Michaels hotel.The room was lovely and clean and the little kitchen was perfect.The staff areoo so nice and friendly. The pool area is so relaxing and the hotel so close to the beach and the ferry. Michael is such a lovely guy he really goes out of his way to ensure you have a... More 

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Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Puntarenas means point of the sand (beach). Cost was $55 for clean double room with kitchenette, hot showers and pool. Most tourists go to a different beach a few miles away where the prices are much higher, but this was equal without tourist saturation. Most of C.R. fishing vessels go in and out of the bay just behind. Owner is... More 

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nosara
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in Puntarenas on our way to Nicoya and picked Micheal's place because of the rating. The place is nice, clean and very well located with good rate. Our room was clean but did not have a view and I wished we had read more reviews so that we could have asked for one. No breakfast included, but there... More 

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

Wow! Thanks for saying such nice things. I am also sorry you were not able to stay longer. I hope to see you return in the future. Sorry you were not fully happy with the pillows. I offer several types from flat to fluffy and firm. There are extra pillows in the bodega and we always have a variety in... More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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 May 10, 2015 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 April 29, 2015

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
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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