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Hotel Malinche

Quepos, Costa Rica
Hotel Malinche
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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95 reviews 95 reviews
46 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor hotel in many ways. It is handy for the bus station (315c to Manual Antonia every 15 mins) (taxi $10), shops and limited quality eating places. It offers poor but free coffee. Meanwhile. We had no hot water in the shower the entirety of the two nights we were there. There was what appeared a brand new aircon unit... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I stayed with a friend in Hotel Malinche during high season and I really like the hotel. After looking in some of the hostels in Quepos which were either overbooked or overpriced, we found it worth spending 4 dollar more each (the room did cost 40$ for two persons) to have a clean and nice private room with a private... More 

11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When we first were shown the room, we liked it compared to the place across the street. It was spacious, and seemed clean. She then told us the price and we at the same time said "We'll take it!" First let me list the positives. -secure parking and a guard -wifi -tv -fridge -we had a balcony (room #2) -the... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I stayed three nights. You have to put the hotel in the context of Costa Rican Hotels in Quepos comparison. In that context it is a very reasonable choice. You can negotiate a reasonable rate for the bare-bones rooms. Some have A/C and some have refrigerators. The hotel is located on a side street and you have to look to... More 

New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you read my review about the Best Western Kamuk, you'll know we didn't stay there and after some searching ended up at Malinche. There was only 1 room with a double bed left so we checked it out and I have to say it was definitely the strangest shaped room/apartment/studio ever. But, it worked. It was clean, and the... More 

Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

The air condition did not functioning, smelled mold in the room and an old carpet on the floor. We payed for two nights and checked out after one. Price for two nights was $ 120, but the owner of the hotel would not pay back $ 60. No breakfast and no sitting area at the outside. When we complained about... More 

Denver, CO
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I want to say first that the staff was very nice and my room was as clean as it could be given the age of the hotel but the carpet was kind of icky. Needs major updating even for budget accommodations (someone in my group thought some hostels were way nicer). Had ants in the bathroom and a couple in... More 

London, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Stayed here as part of a tour so unsure of the rate. But even if it is cheap probably better options for $20 more. Major drawback is this is located opposite an open air bar that blasts music till after 1am. So not for those that want quiet but ok if you plan to party anyway. Room was tired and... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We had a good time staying here. It's close to all bars and places to eat shops etc. The rooms are comfortable and we had a small kitchen in our room. The area is a bit dodgy but we didn't really feel unsafe at anytime. Some of the staff speak English. All in all a reasonably pleasant stay.

Heredia, Costa Rica
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel several times over the past few years. I like it for its central location and secure parking area. It is located just up from the Banco Nacional in the direction of the ocean. Many restaurants and bars are located with a couple blocks, as well as a casino. There are two types of rooms... More 

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