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“Nice place, sketchy area..”
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Hotel Malinche
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Quepos
Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice place, sketchy area..”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We had a good time staying here. It's close to all bars and places to eat shops etc. The rooms are comfortable and we had a small kitchen in our room. The area is a bit dodgy but we didn't really feel unsafe at anytime. Some of the staff speak English. All in all a reasonably pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2013

I have stayed at this hotel several times over the past few years. I like it for its central location and secure parking area. It is located just up from the Banco Nacional in the direction of the ocean. Many restaurants and bars are located with a couple blocks, as well as a casino.

There are two types of rooms available: AC and TV; fan only, no TV. I have stayed in both but this last trip I chose the AC and TV ($35 v. $25 for the fan only). I have stayed in this room before and I have to say the mattress is getting a little saggy - it should be flipped or replaced. Everything else was just fine.

The parking area is secure - you can drive in (careful of the dip)and the gate is closed at night, plus there is a guard. It's tight if there are more than four cars, but it works.

I have always enjoyed the desk clerks here; they are always pleasant and chatty. There is free coffee in the morning in the lobby - a small perk I appreciate, so to speak.

I will continue to stay at the Malinche, but I might ask for a better mattress next time.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

To be honest we didn't like Quepos town much but the Hotel Malinche was an excellent base to visit the Manuel Antonio national park. The hotel is clean and breakfast was good and filling. The A/C worked well and the beds were of good quality. Some of the staff spoke English but speaking Spanish is to be expected here anyway. At night Quepos town is interesting and possibly unsafe, and the hotel is situated close to a red light district. I would recommend staying closer to the beaches if possible

Room Tip: Upstairs suites have a kitchenette and fridges, and probably better ventilation
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

The rooms were nice and it was fun to have a balcony. Air con was very loud. Staff was helpful but not very friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

English speaking reception, was a great surprise. The hotel offers wifi and is close to Fishing Pier, and central to all the good restaurants and bars. Hotel has been newly remodeled and staff very helpful in arranging tours and fishing trips

Room Tip: Specify queen or twin beds. Direct contact email malinchesportfishing@yahoo.com
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2012

Within walking distance of bus station (250 colones into Manual Antonio) and restaurants in the town.
Nothing special, just convenience.
Slatted glass windows in bathrooms, which opened out into the corridor. Made it very noisy
Staff were not particularly interested in helping or overly friendly.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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montreal
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

Quepos itself, isn't a very charming place. The city generates noise , prostitutes and odors that can be unappealing at times. This hotel had roaches and other various insects, the walls of our room were cracking, and had a strange odor. This was worse than any hostel I have ever been in. We complained and they refused to give us our money back, so we ended up just abandoning our $$. I suggest staying in a place outside of quepos, on the road to Manuel Antonio. We stayed at mono azul, and had a great time.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: Hotel Malinche
Address: Quepos, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Quepos
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Number of rooms: 29
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