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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Fantastic location, clean and trendy rooms. Great free coffee every morning in the lobby. Management, Culum & Roy always ready to help recommend where to eat at local restaurants and help organize departure transportation. 2 of the most helpful people we met on our travels around Costa Rica. Minutes from the beach, restaurants, bars and shopping. Really nice, private pool....

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Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Me,my sister and a friend of mine stayed here for 5 nights. The place was a very big improvement from the hostel we stayed at in town,for almost the same price. Culum,roy and the rest of the staff were super friendly, and helpful. The rooms were clean and had hot water,comfortable beds,tv,wifi. A short distance from the beach. I would...

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thanks! It was great to meet you, especially another New Yorker! We hope to see you again soon. You're always welcome!

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Stayed in the hotel mid October, off season in Costa Rica. What a peaceful time, and what a peaceful place. Stayed in a room on the top floor with a great ocean view. Room is spacious, has comfortable beds, in room safe and a very nice balcony from which one can enjoy seeing the ocean and the awesome sunset. Location...

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you for your 4-star rating! We appreciate all of the positive things that you wrote about us. We agree that there is room for improvement. We will look into cleaning the sink-drains, and I will suggest to the owner to buy updated Wi-Fi equipment and more Wi-Fi boxes. I am not sure what to say about the security. We...

Reviewed 28 August 2015

We had a lot of questions about what to do or see while in Santa Teresa and Roy at the front desk was so helpful and patient with us. He told us places to eat, places to rent ATV's and beaches to visit. He also got our ATV started when it stalled out in front of the hotel one morning....

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you, Amanda! While we don't recommend that our guests leave their car doors unlocked, we are certainly happy that you felt comfortable here. ha ha Please come back any time. You will always be welcomed!

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The rooms are great, ATM and some of the best restaurants less than a block away! The beach is walking distance. There's really nothing else to ask for. It's right in the middle of Santa Teresa and Malpais.

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you! We love our central location as well. It's wonderful for us that our guests have everything they need within walking distance. It's hard to believe that EVERYTHING is within walking distance, but it really is, right down to the doctor and dentist next door!

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Great place and customer service. Roy is very kind. Very nice rooms, nice pool. AC and hot water works fine. Very nice private balcony.Great location, very close to Playa Carmen (walking distance), to restaurants, Coffee Shops and ATMs. Very close to Malpaís (10 min drive) and Santa Teresa beach (15 min), Playa Hermosa beach (25 min). Better to drive an...

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Roy U, Manager at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you! Please come back any time!

Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We (my wife & son) stayed 6 nights. Enjoyed the place and it's location, 30 sec walking from Playa Carmen beach and restaurants. Great location for surfers as well! Roy, the manager was very helpful, devoted and always ready to help! Worth coming back again next time! Needs improvement: The Wifi is too slow! Room cleaning can get a bit...

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Roy U, Gerente at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We as well would like the WiFi to go faster. haha. Often the remoteness of this area makes connections slow in the entire town. And, we certainly will let the cleaning staff know about being attentive with towels and soap. Please come again soon!

Basildon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here recently, for one night but ended up staying 4! Hotel is really close to the beach and we could see it from our balcony.great location.rooms are spacious, clean and nicely decorated, it had everything we needed - safe, good aircon, decent shower, comfy bed etc.The staff are lovely, really helpful, and any requests were dealt with quickly and...

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Roy U, Gerente at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments. It was great to meet you, and we would be happy to do everything possible to make another stay here wonderful for you.

Wien
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Our room was spacious and clean. The balcony overlooks the ocean and had very comfy chairs. The location is awesome- 2 mins from the beach. There is a kitchen for use and a small but adequate pool. All in all perfect for the price and Santa Teresa.

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Roy U, Gerente at Hotel Playa Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you! You are welcome any time. Please come see us again soon!

Reviewed 11 July 2015

If you like comfortable small hotels with good people running it this is your place. Located just up from the beach and walking distance to bars and restaurants. Make sure you eat at The Bakery...run by real European bakers. Roy was the best. I got lost driving the back roads and he honored my reservation for the next night no...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Playa Carmen prides itself on simple comforts, reasonable rates, and a unique brand of Costa Rican hospitality. A two-minute walk to the beach, our hotel is super convenient for surfers, swimmers, runners, sun-bathers, photographers, and all kinds of beach-lovers. Surf year-round without a wet suit, relax on the beach, take walks during low tide, and enjoy the warm and friendly social scene at sunset. If you love the beach, there is no better place to stay in this area than Hotel Playa Carmen. We are within walking distance as well of two other consistent beach-breaks: Malpais and Santa Teresa, and roughly 20 minutes by car to Hermosa Beach, an excellent spot for all ability levels, especially beginners. We are centrally located near laundry services, the bank, surf shops, and our locally famous international restaurants. When you walk around town, you'll hear many different languages, meet people from various cultural backgrounds, and sample cuisine from many countries. Hotel Playa Carmen is unique! Come stay with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Playa Carmen

Address: Intersection Santa Teresa/Mal Pais | Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: RM370 - RM602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa Carmen 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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Hotel Playa Carmen Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
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“Room 302 is perfect, nice bathroom, balcony, and ocean view”
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