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Hotel The Place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

My husband and 6yo daughter stayed at the Villa for a week in June this year. The Place is a lovely hotel and the staff (Graciela, Larissa, Jonathan) were awesome and so helpful. The grounds are beautiful and well taken care of, the rooms are well appointed and very clean, and the pool was a perfect place to relax with... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

First time staying here! Easy Walk to the beach Easy walk into town ! Rooms are clean with AC !! The pool is perfect for after a,on day on the beach! There is also a bar and the breakfast is light and refreshing for a hot day!

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We loved our recent stay at The Place in Mal Pais. The staff were amazing from beginning to end and our breakfast was so fresh and delicious. It was also very quiet this time of the year so we had plenty of opportunity to explore the area. We also loved the Bananna Bar where we met great new friends.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The Place far exceeded our expectations. From our arrival to our departure we were treated like family. The staff was welcoming and we loved our private bungalow. Graciela and Nacho helped us with whatever we needed, from delicious breakfasts, a 4-wheeler, to a couples massage, they lined it all up for us with smiles. They helped make sure our honeymoon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in this hotel, it was nice, clean, with good continental breakfast. The pool was clean and big enough to chill, but not comfortable for swimming. Graciela, who works at the reception desk, the bar and basically all over the place was really nice and helpful, even when we had a tough situation with our canopy booking.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This hotel is beautiful and the staff are all so lovely!! The property is gorgeous and beautifully landscaped and the food was delicious as well. I would highly recommend this hotel. Just be sure to book the bungalows cause the rooms are quite small and offer very little privacy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay at The Place, but we enjoyed the pool and restaurant as daily visitors for a fee. The Place became OUR Place! The daily fee is very reasonable and as non-surfers it was a life saver for enjoying a pretty pool and delicious snacks and lunches. We enjoyed connecting with the friendly staff. I highly recommend visiting.

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Graciela M, Manager at Hotel The Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment , you are welcome to stay with us the next time ! Best Regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at The Place. The breakfast was delicious, the rooms very personal, the staff were helpful at all times (Thanks, Diana) and the pool area and garden were beautiful. The place is perfectly situated close to Play Carmen. We'll be back!

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Graciela M, Manager at Hotel The Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment about our place and our staff . It s a pleasure for us to know that you enjoy your stay . You are welcome to come back . Best Regards More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We stayed for 3 weeks at the Place over Xmas and New Year . The whole stay was fantastic . The villa was spacious , well designed inside and out and with great air con . Beds were really comfortable and although self catering the whole villa was cleaned thoroughly every day . The pool area and bar were like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The hotel is beautiful, the location is great, and the staff was friendly. That said, there were a few things that left my girlfriend and I a bit disappointed as we splurged on this hotel thinking it would be the nicest of our stays while in Costa Rica. The cons: I paid for the private balcony upgrade but that's just... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel The Place

Address: 200 mts from Hotel Frank's Place direction Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: $84 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel The Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Surf The Place Hotel
Hotel The Place Costa Rica/Mal Pais
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#3 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
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