About this listing
From your balcony enjoy the quiet beach view, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, mountains, Gulf of Nicoya and the islands of Nicoya.
The room includes air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi access, kitchenette, jacuzzi, swimming pool and secure covered parking.
Centrally located, Puntarenas is the hub of transportation. 3 blocks to the ferry boats, 1/2 mile to the bus station and cruise ships. The main highway leading directly to San Jose takes less than an hour.
Within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, night clubs and more. And of course there is the local bus and taxis always available.
No Smoking! No Pets. Pool closes at 9 pm. Enjoy your stay.
The place was as described, but don't know that I would recommend it. Overall, the host was responsive, until we asked what was wrong with the A/C in the room. Also, the fan above the bed and mini fridge looked like they hadn't been cleaned in a while. And the towels had quite a weird smell to them. The balcony, however, was great. The bathroom was very large as well.
The place was about 4 blocks away from the nearest restaurant, which was great. I would say that the area at night did not feel the safest, but was manageable.
Overall, I do not think I would come back to the hotel.
I appreciate your input. Sorry I did not speak with you about the A/C, since I did not hear you say anything about it. The A/C is new and the only problem was maybe you had it programmed to fan not cool. The A/C works great. There is actually a restaurant less than 50 feet from the hotel and several others within 2 blocks. I tried to engage you in conversation, each time I passed you, but you were always involved with your cell phone. Sorry you wont be coming back.
Roy's Place was a good location, looking over the ocean, the staff member was friendly and helpful.
My wife and me had a nice time in Michael´s place, the hotel has a good location and the service was good.
The hotel was adequate. Fairly clean and comfortable enough for the value. The shower had barely any water pressure but it was warm and got the job done. The AC was nice. The view from the balcony was beautiful. I wasn't blown away by the hospitality of the host, but what can you expect from someone who is currently trying to sell their hotel? He was pleasant but not overly helpful or engaging. We did not spend much time in Puntarenas as the beach was filthy and very fishy smelling. Instead we opted for a 1 hour road trip to Playa Hermoas and Estillero Oeste which I highly recommend! If you need a place to crash when passing through this place is sufficient and walking distance to the pier, ferry and restatements.
Sorry for your disappointments. The little that we did speak you said everything was just fine. And you seemed more interested in using your anti-social device, than speaking to me. I barely saw you while you were here to engage. If you needed something I am always available, but I am not going to know without you asking. And whenever I did see you, I said hello and asked how everything was. I don't think the fact that I am selling the hotel has any bearing on my service. I like where I am at and I like running the hotel.
I appreciate your input and I am sorry you felt that things were not 100% to your liking. Happy Travels.
Michael's Surfside Hotel is great! It's located right across the street from the beach! Couldn't get better than that. The room was clean and had everything we needed. Will definitely stay here again if I go back to Puntarenas!
Thank you very much for your kind words. I only regret that I did not get to speak with you more.
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This was a great experience! Michael and the staff are super friendly and helpful. I really like the location; it's close to the ferry and restaurants yet peaceful at night. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone visiting Puntarenas.
This is a great place in a quiet area of Puntarenas, two minutes from the ferry entrance to Nicoya peninsula. The room was nice and clean, spacious with a big bathroom, and a deck with ocean view. The pool area is great for relaxing, and there is safe off street parking.
The host responded quickly to the reservation request, check in/out went perfectly. We'll go back if passing through Puntarenas again
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