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“Basic but Clean” 3 of 5 stars
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Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Quepos
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Basic but Clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Within walking distance of bus station (250 colones into Manual Antonio) and restaurants in the town.
Nothing special, just convenience.
Slatted glass windows in bathrooms, which opened out into the corridor. Made it very noisy
Staff were not particularly interested in helping or overly friendly.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank GaynorV
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montreal
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

Quepos itself, isn't a very charming place. The city generates noise , prostitutes and odors that can be unappealing at times. This hotel had roaches and other various insects, the walls of our room were cracking, and had a strange odor. This was worse than any hostel I have ever been in. We complained and they refused to give us our money back, so we ended up just abandoning our $$. I suggest staying in a place outside of quepos, on the road to Manuel Antonio. We stayed at mono azul, and had a great time.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank cudzette
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

Only one tip - request an upstairs room. These rooms are basic but better than the downstairs ones. Have ac and tv

Close to Quepos bus station. Quepos itself feels like a lawless hole. Many a trade taking place on street corners.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Jane A
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Thousand Oaks, California
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

The room price was fair. The rooms were okay sized. No televisions and no a/c. The showers were fairly cold. The noise level from outside was very loud early in the morning. The staff at the front was not friendly, but it was okay. The bed was not comfortable. The location was nice. It was a short walk to the bus station, close to restaurants and stores. The parking lot was very small. The wi-fi did not work in the room. You had to sit pretty much on top of the window in order to get a small signal.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank ctempchin
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

Not quite what I was expecting. Room was nice apart from the damp around the much needed air con unit. Didnt always have hot water. Good tv. Wifi but no computer on site. One night was very noisey, other nights were of medium noise level. One night was spent jumping into a cold shower every 5 mins due to the air con not being turned on at the mains in reception and no staff on duty. All staff were as helpful as possible but only one staff member spoke english. They organised 3 good tours for me (Canopy, jet ski and horse ride). Located in the centre of an urban area. Good transport link as interbus pick up from there and tours pick you up directly. At $30 per night it was ok.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank JodyPilkington
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Heilbronn, Germany
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

Beginning of November I booked a room at the Hotel Malinche per phone. I was offered a single room for three nights, with fan for 15$/night. However, upon arrival the rate was 30$/night (not expensive but double the price I booked the room for!).
Furthermore, the room was damp, dark and utterly unappealing. According to the very unfriendly and unhelpful staff, another room was not available though the hotel seemed not to be fully booked.
Immediately, I went looking for another room and found a very nice on at the Hotel Sirena! Very nice owner, clean and sunny room. And even a small breakfast included!

Katrin

  • Liked — Location is okay
  • Disliked — unfriendly staff, room double the price than agreed, dark and damp room
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ZARED
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Newmarket, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2008

I recently stayed at the Hotel Malinche, for the second time, while in Quepos. They gave me a small room with a fan for $15 per night. I have found the desk staff to be very professional, although not as outwardly friendly as some of the other CR hotels I have stayed in. The hotel has its own gated parking area in the courtyard, so if you come with a car it will be safe and close to your room. Aditionally the 24 hour security gaurd keeps the place safe from the local riff raff (lots of that in Quepos). Malinche is close to all the best restaurants in Quepos and there is a really good laundry service just across the street. I will be staying at Malinche again during my next visit to Quepos.

  • Liked — Price and Location
  • Disliked — Desk staff could be friendlier
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ROBR75
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Property: Hotel Malinche
Address: Quepos, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
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Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Quepos
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Malinche Hotel Quepos
Hotel Malinche Costa Rica/Quepos

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