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Hotel The Place

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Harpswell, Maine
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A mere 3 minute walk to St Theresa beach, Hotel The Place is at an ideal location. Initially assigned a room, we upgraded to a delightful bungalow with a beautifully decorated bedroom and spacious bathroom. Breakfast was absolutely divine (included) and Annabel was a wonderful hostess. She helped us with directions and planning and even stayed late our first night...

Thank Mainelycarib
Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay in Mal Pais, very close to the beach and downtown. The rooms are nice and very clean, the air conditioner function well. Has a safe and refrigerator. The breakfast is very good with good choices and well made with fruit. Staff very friendly.

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theplace, Owner at Hotel The Place, responded to this review

Thank you, we also enjoyed your stay with us !

Reviewed 12 March 2017

The hotel is wonderfully decorated and designed. The bungalows are charming and made with love. I really enjoyed relaxing at the pool or in the lounge area. The pool area is great and it is beautifully made. The hotel has a very good location so you can walk to the beach easily and you also have restaurants nearby. The service...

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

Thank you very much ! It is a pleasure having clients like you staying at the hotel.

Lyon, France
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

What can I say apart that this is a great and lovely hotel. We had a perfect stay. The bungalows are absolutely charming; as is the hotel. The swimming pool and the garden are a little paradise and everything is clean and well maintained. You can even enjoy local product for shower. In addition the staff as well as the...

Thank ArnaudO1987
theplace, Owner at Hotel The Place, responded to this review
Google Translation

Encore une fois merci à vous !

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Hotel The Place in Malpais because my regular spot was overbooked. They were able to get me in for the number of nights I needed and could not have been nicer! The cabinas are lovely and the grounds very pretty. I particularly liked the waterfall feature in the pool. Felt nice on tired shoulders from surfing!!

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

It was a pleasure having you staying with us !

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via 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
theplace, Owner at Hotel The Place, responded to this review

Thank you Maggie!

Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 27 December 2016 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

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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $113 - $259 (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.”
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.”
scotias2015, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Book the bungalows”
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“bungalows are great”
gerrym505, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Beach Topic room is private and quite nice!!!”
Nicheeu, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
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