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Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Place is very nice. Off the very noisy beach hotel road. So you did not hear traffic at night. Yet we were just a block away from a great restaurant and the beach all in walking distance. When I go back I will stay at the Place!

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel with my wife and some friends. We took the villa and it is very convenient, very comfortable, independent rooms and bathrooms, well equiped kitchen. The pool is very nice, very clean and has a nice atmosphere just to chill out. Location wise is very convenient, 5 minute walk to the beach and some nice restaurants.... More 

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bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed here with our two young boys (8 & 11) for a 3 week surfing holiday and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Everything was great - lovely pool, amazing breakfast, spacious clean villa and helpful, friendly staff. The Place is well located, as it is in the other direction to Santa Teresa, which is soo.. busy and dusty.... More 

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Beijing
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nothing but good things to say about this place. Location is great. Just a couple hundred meters from the intersection that divides Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. At the same time it is away from the busy strip of Santa Teresa, which makes it feel a little isolated and more quiet. Walking distance to plenty of restaurants and a few... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Wish we stayed here for both nights in Mal Pais - everything was great - I can't say enough about the two girls that manage the hotel - the drinks and the bar (day or evening) are excellent - the music - the pool - the atmosphere - the close proximity to the beach and town - the price -... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stayed during first week in December 2014. You can leave your valuables in your cabin safe and walk to the beach by going along the main road (no sidewalk) for a while and then hang a left along a side road, about 10-15 minutes. On the downside the hotel is on the main road but is visually isolated from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights, and had a fantastic time.Graciela was a brilliant host, nothing was too much trouble. Room was amazing, big, light and airy, and felt very private. That said, the blinds weren't sufficient to stop people seeing in at night when the lights are on. Though because they were spaced out and Set amongst the vegetation,... More 

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los angeles
2 reviews
Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Place is the place to be! My boyfriend and I spend a night here and were thoroughly impressed with all aspects of this hotel from cleanliness and service to location and food. We stayed in one of the standard rooms which was perfect. The hotel was quiet which is exactly what we were looking for with really comfy bed,... More 

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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Though nicely decorated, it didn't take long to find out that The Place was all style and no substance. We had to seek out a front desk person upon our arrival, and when offered a chance to move from a standard room (which was right by the road) to a bungalow, we took it; for an extra $50, even though... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

When my husband and I decided to take a couple's trip to Costa Rica we had never been there before so I did a LOT of research on hotels before we went. We chose Hotel the Place based on the best value for a private bungalow and it was worth it! Their manager Graciela booked a private taxi from the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $86 - $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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“The Villa was great for a family. Two bedrooms and a full kitchen, also a little but more private from the rest of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles carab456, Jul 9, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the bungalow on the hill. Next time I am going to ask for the one closest to the pool and dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles scotias2015, May 10, 2016 | Read review
“Book the bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles cosmomarketing, Mar 22, 2016 | Read review
“bungalows are great”
 of 5 bubbles gerrym505, Jan 16, 2016 | Read review
“Beach Topic room is private and quite nice!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Nicheeu, Jul 30, 2015 | Read review
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