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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The hotel rooms are charming, comfortable, and clean. We particularly liked the location as it is a five minute walk from the beach and great restaurants. Close to everything you need but far enough away that it was quiet at night.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank K8errm24
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a wonderful, memorable two night stay here at The Place. We basically had the place to ourselves during green season in August, staying in one of the bungalows, which are spacious and clean. The pool area and breakfast area are just beautiful, and the breakfast included on the rate is delicious. We found the staff to be just the right balance between attentive and friendly and also respectful of privacy. I would definitely re-visit. One note for the faint-hearted- we did find a (harmless) scorpion in our room, (it's quite normal during rainy season for creatures to find their way inside,) so just be sure to double check around your room to ensure a restful night's sleep.

Room Tip: The bungalows are delightful
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Litro_K
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

It's actually really in boho surf Santa Teresa but who cares, about anything, like everything in this laid back paradise......
The bungalows are beautifully appointed, better than the photos to be honest with lots of space, crisp white linen and an amazing cleaning team that could even handle my teenage kids clothes hurling skills and made our place immaculate everyday.
We went low season so there was no bar or restaurant in the evening but ST is teeming with great ones just 100m up the brown lumpy thing that passes as a road. It's also just a short stroll past the howler monkeys to the beach and the rock pools that Annabelle and Chocolate her friendly dog can point you to.
Breakfast was great with a big plate of fruit, great Costa Rican coffee and a good range of al a cartel choices which was a real pleasure after weeks of hotel buffets. Having said that, the kids had the quesadilla every single day after tasting them once - totally devine.
The pool is simple but perfect temperature and quiet with a water feature and plenty sun beds as well as thoughtful and cool curtained sofa areas where we pink Brits can shade from the full sun when needed and listen to the cool and eclectic music that again wax a real joy after the hotel piped junk!
The Place organised trips for us - fishing in kayaks with Martin and Pablo which was brilliant - as everyone who knows me knows, I got a whopper, see below. Also surfing with Lolo, horse riding on the beach and atv hire which is a must do.
What was great however is that they weren't hotel trip pimps - they got us great deals with people they knew and trusted. It's a small place and they've chosen wisely as every trip was chilled, hassle free and great value, arranged only when asked for, not sold. That's rare.
thank you for a very special few days. We loved it. And good luck Yvonne with your next chapter - ST will miss you.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank theritsons
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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 to await our arrival from Nosara. We also spent some time talking with the owner, who was also very pleasant. The semi-outdoor dining area and the pool were meticulous. Dinner is not served here but there is a bar with daily drink specials. Excellent music playing all day as well. We would love to be back here some day. Highly recommended! (Picture is sunset at the beach---majestic).

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Mainelycarib
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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.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank ricardofr
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theplace, Owner at Hotel The Place, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you, we also enjoyed your stay with us !

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