At $139 per night, I was expecting a lot more from "The Place." First, the entire area surrounding the pool is crushed gravel, so if you forget your flipflops, you're in trouble. Second, there is no fridge in any of the rooms, so forget about waking up to cold water or storing drinks for yourself. Its part of the effort to be "green", but I think its an effort to reduce their energy bill and force you to buy water, beer, etc. from them. What else...I had a scorpion in my room (not uncommon), killed it and did not have time to dispose of it due to a shuttle arriving. Returned later that day to find it there - housekeeping apparently thought it was my pet. This hotel charges for paying by credit card as well saying it is the law in Costa Rica. I ha've encountered that nowhere else during my stay in C.R. They are shifting the merchant fee onto you to save money. Stay next door at Ritmo Tropical, it is half the price and the grounds are a lot nicer in my opinion. I would not stay here again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Surf The Place Hotel
- Hotel The Place Costa Rica/Mal Pais