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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice familiar hotel at the end of the village. Clean rooms with view at the sea. We had a familiar studio with seperated room for the children (3) and a very nice terrace. No noise but the sea, very small but well maintained swimming pool on fourth floor. Good food. Service in the restaurant was very good, though sometimes... More 

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

The big sign hanging behind the reception desk should be a final warning to tourists: "no acceptamos devoluciones" (we will not return your money). After a tiring airplane journey with my wife and five yo child, we arrived in the hotel at 11h30 PM. The manager made sure we paid our stay in full before showing us to our room.... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

I will describe SOLE advantage: location. This place is really interesting for the landscape and the absence of any traffic, people etc. Spectacular views from the upper rooms to the Pacific ocean (especially sunset) are absolutely gorgeous. The only sound, which you hear in the morning is waves on the beach. That's it. All other are absolute disadvantages. First: the... More 

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Thank Goush
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights, but despite the beautiful building/ rooms and the great beach, we do not recommend it. Main reason is the staff & management. They are disinterested, reactive, and just lazy. They manage to forget even the simplest orders in the restaurant, or bring you completely different stuff than what you ordered. In addition, they ask... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The HSC is a fantastic and friendly place for a peaceful, romantic holiday. The staff is extremely polite and professional!!! The all-inclusive option is highly recommended in order to enjoy the incredible cuisine available. The calm, relaxing sounds of the ocean waves and breezes will certainly provide you with a rather tranquil and soothing stay during your visit. We will... More 

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Georgia
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

i spend 4 days of my vacation in this peaceful hotel.i woke up and i went to sleep with the sound of the waves, very relaxing experience, rustic rooms and the quality of service is excellent.....Marcos,Edwin and Fermina make me feel very confortable thank you guys, the food was good and the charming little pool is so nice and clean... More 

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Cordoba, Argentina
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

The hotel literally at the end of the "town" (if you may call it town, because you have a few hotels, a few market places with very few products, no drugstore, no nothing else....). So, it is at the end of the world in a hill overlooking the ocean. Fantastic is you want quieter times on the beach or just... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We were incredibly lucky to book into this hotel the week before Christmas just before their high-season starts and we had the place to ourselves - the summer season begins the weekend before Christmas and from that point I believe all the hotels get busy but in low-season the area is a wonderful get-away. The hotel is located at the... More 

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Lima Peru
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

This is a place what we can recomend.Our children love it,and for my wife and me was a relaxing and quiet holliday.The personal in the hotel are friendly and take god care of you .The seafood was exellent and the beach wonderful .

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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

Please do not stay more than 5 days in Punta Sal, there is no enough entertainment. My wife and I stayed for 14 days. At the beginning I thought since this is an Hotel manage by an European person (the owner is from Austria) everything is going to be organized and the service is going to be like 5 starts... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about Hotel Smiling Crab

Address: Punta Sal, Tumbes, Peru
Region: Peru > Tumbes Region > Tumbes
Price Range: £48 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Go for the top floor as you will have rather close access to the swimming pool as well as opportunities for taking gorgeous sunset photos!!!”
 of 5 bubbles cdarbro, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“choose the third floor rooms ,nice views and when you coming back from your walks you dnt have to go so UP”
  • romantic view
 of 5 bubbles jaimiko31, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean, it seems. Those higher are the suites and junior suites and have actual private balconies with loungers - lower down rooms have seating on balconies outside their rooms.”
  • The beach in front of hotel at sunset with the eponymous smiling crabs
  • Junior suite bedroom .. very comfortable bed .. basic but clean comfortable and colourful
  • Clear view of the ocean from the rooms
 of 5 bubbles 907bobg, 26 Feb 2014 | Read review
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