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Hotel Playa Carmen

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Intersection Santa Teresa/Mal Pais | Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Ranked #18 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a recent visit to Santa Teresa and Mal Pais, I found Hotel Playa Carmen a very pleasant, affordable place to stay. This is a simple, no-frills hotel, nothing flashy or fancy, but clean. The hotel is in a central location, with walking distance to the beach and restaurants, as well as shopping and ATMs. The highlight was watching the... More 

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Wonderful to have you here! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our hotel and the entire area. Please stay in touch and come back soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a good location. The rooms were nice, and the pool was a great break from the nearby ocean. There are also hammocks to relax on. The staff was also nice and helpful. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you! Glad you enjoyed the hammocks. We wish you could have stayed longer as well! Please come again! More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My recent vacation was my first time in Santa Teresa. I came for seven days, ended up staying for fourteen and would have stayed longer if "reality" hadn't called me home. Hotel Playa Carmen was one of the big reasons I extended my trip. It's a small hotel, intimate, a place that you can start calling home. The location is... More 

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you! It was amazing to have you here. It was as if you worked here in the hotel, you were so at home and friendly. Thank you for making our days brighter. You're welcome here any time! Please come see us again soon. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hotel in 2009 and had a very good memory of this stay. Therefore we decided to stay there this time as well. The staff is nice, the pool good, but unfortunately the room was a little dirty and run-down. I looked like the cleaning has been done superficially for years, especially in the bathroom. Stains on... More 

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. If our guests are not honest with us, we can't improve our service to them. We are in the process of minor repairs and other maintenance right now, which includes some deep cleaning. Thank you for choosing us in 2009 and 2015. You are welcome here any time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at hotel playa carmen was nothing but EXCELLENT!!! The staff (Roy and Culum), you guys rock. Thank you for having us and making our stay a top quality experience. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants nothing but greatness. :)

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you for the shout-out to our reception staff! You and your group had super friendly energy, and it was obvious that you loved this area and our hotel. I know you'll be back in Costa Rica in the near future, and we're hopeful that you'll choose Hotel Playa Carmen again. Pura Vida! More 

Lebanon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Hotel Playa Carmen for 1 night a few weeks ago and wish I could have stayed for at least a few more nights! The staff are very welcoming and the grounds were very clean. Very cool little pool/hot tub area surrounded with hammocks to relax and read in. The hotel is in a perfect location - it... More 

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you! We hope that you had a safe trip to your next destination. It was wonderful to have you, and you're always welcome here at Hotel Playa Carmen. Please tell your friends, family, and colleagues about us. Pura Vida! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a mistake by booking five nights at the Hotel Playa Carmen. We should have just booked longer from the beginning, as we ended up extending three times before finally leaving 19 days later. This place is that good. The location can't be beat, with the beach, restaurants, stores, a pharmacy, etc. all minutes away. Roy, Culum, and Hansel... More 

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you very much! You were an exceptional guest, and we were happy to extend your stay four times. Enjoy your travels. We look forward to seeing you again in April! More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Playa Carmen hotel is a nice place to stay. Pros: Near the beach Nice rooms with a/c, mini fridge, tv, balcony Near restaurants and bars Nice swimming pool People at the front desk very nice Cons: Parking is in front of the hotel at the road No restaurant No ice machines No beach or swimming pool towels

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Gracias por sus comentarios! La opinion sincera de nuestros huespedes es esencial para mejorar el servicio y el hotel. Desde... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed every night there. Very clean room and staff is super friendly. Just STEPS from the beach. Never miss a Sunset!! Close to everything you need. Bank, Pharmacy, surf shops, and restaurants around the corner. Very convenient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay TV AC great beds right at the crossroads! Cash discount will be back ! Highly recommend ****A great place to be in a Central location, Bank restaurants beach all in one Central Plaza. Front desk especially helpful all around

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