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“Looks good, lots of thinfs to fix, asian style hotel”

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Hotel Puntarenas Beach
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Punta Arenas
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

This hotel opened up in november 2012, Half of it is still in construction. By law in Costa rica they need 60rooms opened to open a Casino, they are preparing a Casino on the second floor.
Lots of missing or weird items. For example there is no shower curtain, all remote controls are in Chinese, we had to find out how the Air conditionner and tv remote worked. At first our electronic doorlock wasnt locking the door. We asked for another room and they moved us without hesitating. Watch out this might happen on other rooms, we were able to open another room just by pushing it. We heard some noises from the construction starting around 8AM.

There is a parking under the hotel for maximum 10 vehicules, with an automatic door and a guard. The pool is right beside the garage entrance and its kinda small around 16'.

The bathroom mirror is too low for anyone who wants to look at their face in a mirror between 5 and 6 foot tall, most humans. The hot water isnt really hot or takes a lot of time to heat up. The shower wasnt working well.

The windows and door terrasse arent sealed properly. Im saying this because we were moved ocean view, the view in the morning was incredible. But we had a little tropical storm during the night, the wind was whisling between the windows and the rain was coming in under the terasse door and windows. We asked for towels to minimize the damages.

They also own the Appetite restaurant on the first floor which is really good ! The seafood were great, the english menu isnt tranlated perfectly, but overall the food was fresh and tasted good. Prices are really affordable for an hotel restaurant, but it doesnt has this standing yet.

This hotel is owned by a Chinese family which also own the small grocery store beside the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We came off the ferry one evening looking for a place to spend the night before heading to the airport the next morning. This hotel caught our eye and we went in, checked pricing and asked to look at a room. The hotel is actually very nice. Clean and spacious rooms with breakfast included, good Wifi, etc. Also liked the secured parking garage. We opted for a non-beachfront room, which was cheaper. It was also towards the back of the hotel, overlooking the pool, parking area, and the parking gate. The security guard has a dog which seemed to bark non-stop through the night. I called twice to complain that I couldn't sleep and each time I was told they would take care of it. So, unless you enjoy sleeping through loud barking, I would beware. I almost gave this hotel two starts because of this, but everything else was good. A couple of more things... It took the hot water tap about 1/2 hour to finally put out hot water. The tub was a little interesting. No shower curtain and the shower head is not elevated. Not a big deal, but kind of quirky. All the remotes are in Japanese, so I had to guess what was what. Oh, and the Burger King is right next door, which we enjoyed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Jorge P
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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2017
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Room Tip: No piden habitaciones con vista al mar porque no van a poder descansar de la bulla externa.
  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Rashel M
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Reviewed February 21, 2017
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Room Tip: La mejor vista tranquilo super aseado me encanta.
  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 9, 2017
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Luis Enrique B
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Address: Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Punta Arenas
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Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Punta Arenas
Price Range: $59 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Puntarenas Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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