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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We loved our stay here! We will say that we were very well versed with CR and MalPais before we came: there will be some bugs, lizards, dusty and poor road conditions, everything runs on Tico time, and all the other US traveler tips. I think this is a key aspect missing from some of the other reviews. The price...

Thank Maggie H
Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel missed the reservation we had. For some reason they thought it was cancelled. They helped us finding the place to stay, which was the only positive thing. Attitude of the owner was not what I expected after this kind of mistake as the apology came only after we asked for it when leaving and even a drink while waiting...

Thank Ville K
theplace, Owner at Hotel The Place, responded to this review

Dear Guest Very sorry about the confusion of the cancellation you made for the bungalow at our hotel. Our apologies. We did offer you for the arrival night a bungalow, which you did not want to take and we put our best effort in to find you another hotel for the 2 nights, which we did and for a better...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, pool and breakfast area very clean and nice. Staff was very friendly specially Annabelle that handle an issue with my room very professional. For mal pais that everything is very modest, and not as fancy as you might think- this place is great! Rooms are just fine. Just in the middle between mal pais and santa Teresa. Thank...

1Thank kerenabu
Reviewed 9 July 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...

Thank Cara B
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 13 May 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!

Thank Mercedes O
Orange Beach, Alabama
Reviewed 10 May 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.

1Thank Scotia S
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Reviewed 29 April 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...

2Thank melissadiamond83
Reviewed 22 April 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....

2Thank Anita L
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 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.

2Thank cosmomarketing
Reviewed 15 February 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.

1Thank Dovie
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

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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: ₹ 6,071 - ₹ 12,279 (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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Surf The Place Hotel
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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, 9 Jul 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, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Book the bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles cosmomarketing, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“bungalows are great”
 of 5 bubbles gerrym505, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Beach Topic room is private and quite nice!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Nicheeu, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
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