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Connecticut
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

It was a great value for what we paid. However, we didn't have hot water and when we told the staff they did not help that much. Other than that it was fine. The food was great and the staff was nice at the bar. Family owned place and they do a good job. They also have a place for... More 

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Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Loved this place! Great prices, nice and clean rooms, amazing food, and the best service from all their employees. 100% recommended. I'm very picky when traveling with my son and we were safe and comfortable.

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Thank paucalmol
The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Frank's is a nice spot to stay! Some nice restaurants nearby and 200m from the beach. Very friendly staff, good filling breakfast, nice swimming pool, great coffee place around the corner. Convenient in all way.

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Its a hotel and restaurant didn't stay there just stopped for lunch Food was great best casado I had this trip staff was awesome very helpful and on it the whole time, if you're around go try it its set back in the hotel by the pool nice atmosphere

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Cypress, California
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

The fried yucca here will make me continue to crave yucca for the rest of my life!! This place was amazing. It was our last little meal for the area and we definitely went out with a bang at this plAce. The ceviche was yummy and the plate we got was really good as well. It's a hotel but had... More 

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Thank Vanessamburt
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39 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Wonderfully helpful nice people work here. Awesome location to the beach and shops. No ocean view but view of pool. The higher rooms are better than the lower ones. Economical if visiting for a longer period. Was here for almost three weeks. Breakfast included is lovely fresh fruit. Cleaners are wonderful, do a great job. Hot water, pool beach access,... More 

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Thank Gracefullife
Anchorage, Alaska
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51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We ate a lunch here one day when we were wandering around Playa Carmen. The food was pretty good, but nothing special. The restaurant is sports bar style, back next to the hotel pool. I just had a casado, but I had better ones at plenty of other places.

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Thank AnnaAndJesse
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38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped at Frank's place for a tasty lunch. This is nothing fancy. However the shrimp ceviche served with fried green plantains was excellent and I am not usually a fan of ceviche. Additionally, had the fish casado which was heartily portioned and made to order. The place is laid back and affordable.

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Thank Shirieka C
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46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

I stay at franks every time i am in Mal Pais. I pay a little more to get one of the rooms with the air conditioning but it is well worth it. The bar serves breakfast and has a pool right there to just relax and cool off. There are some fun arcade gambling games at the bar. It is... More 

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Thank Clayton M
Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

We stayed fot about a week at Franks place. It´s an okay hotel, the pool isn´t very clean, not even sure if I ever saw them cleaning it. The restaurant has a good breakfast. The rooms are okay, nothing special to it, its way to pricey for what you get. It´s also located in the far end of playa del... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Began in the 90's where a small family business began working with the few tourists who came to the area. It was when surfing started in santa teresa beach . Over the years the number of tourists and nationals began visiting Santa Teresa and Malpais beach , the hotel grew and was still one of the most popular places in the area, which was the benchmark for all tourism that reached the area. The small restaurant and cabins at that time housed about 25 people , led to the residents of the community to see the need to start working with the tourism in this area . From 2000, the growth of tourism grew exorbitantly by the arrival of more tourists. The boom in sales of properties where many foreigners came to be part of the community, building cabins to house tourism . Frank 's Place as well as being a family business was located between the number one place in the area for both its domestic meals, and international. The warmth of the Costa Rican hotel has managed to keep its roots and is still run by its owner and family . After 23 years of progress , you will find Hotel Franks Place located 150 meters from the beautiful beach of Playa Carmen , one of the best places to watch sunsets in Mal Pais, Costa Rica , and next to all services banks, pharmacy, commercial center , car rental , etc. .. This charming and typical place will ensure you to have a pleasant stay for a nice vacation . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Frank's Place

Address: 150 meters Playa Carmen | Crossroads Santa Teresa - Mal Pais, Mal Pais 506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: €65 - €106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Frank's Place 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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“We wish reading lights next to the bed. Some rooms have!”
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“Worth the extra money for a superior room.”
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