Because of the really nice pool and pool area I would say 3-stars...but for this price (around 140dollars/night) you really would expect more...so 2 stars..
1 star is for the friendly staff, nice welcome
1 star for the pool, large and nicely designed
However I would never come back en not recommend it. The bungalows are large, but old. There is dust on every higher located spot, we had around 50 large RED ants in our bungalow (including the bed!!). I know this is Costa Rica, but I have been travelling for over a month in CR and this is not OK for such an upmarket price.
The decoration is poor. As is the design...4 beds in 1 bungalow...and the toilet and shower are all in the same room...no doors or ceiling!!! Just a curtain....
And everywhere there is posted that the hotel is for sale! So I guess there are no large investments being made...
It really is not a horrible place, and as I said the staff is so friendly, but this is not what you might expect for this price! Look for better option, or ask for big discount.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel The Place is within short walking distance to the main beach Playa Carmen,in close proximity to the center of town with easy access to shops,restaurants and banks. The hotel features standard rooms, bungalows and a vacation home. A beautiful free form pool with waterfall invites our guest for a swimm.You can enjoy breakfast in our lounge in the morning or, starting april 2012, prepare your own meal in our open Rancho kitchen.We gladly organize tours and transfers leaving from the Hotel.The Place is an ideal establishment to relax and feel at home for couples, families and smaller groups. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Surf The Place Hotel
- Hotel The Place Costa Rica/Mal Pais